More than 250 student artists will arrive on Centre College’s campus this weekend for the 2016 Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA). This is the College’s third year hosting GSA, a statewide arts education program managed by The Kentucky Center that gathers talented rising high school sophomores and juniors from across the state for an annual intensive summer arts residency program.
Matthew Hallock, professor and chair of Centre’s dramatic arts program who serves as the College’s liaison to GSA, says he is eager to welcome the program to campus again this year and anticipates the incoming class, which represents 53 counties and nearly 100 Kentucky high schools, will not disappoint.
“We have loved having this vibrant, noisy, dynamic group of students and faculty with us each summer,” explains Hallock. “For three weeks the campus buzzes with positivity and creative energy.”
Throughout the stay, which begins June 19 and concludes July 9, students will attend daily seminars, master classes and hands-on workshops in one of nine disciplines: architecture, creative writing, dance, drama, instrumental music, musical theatre, new media, visual art and vocal music.
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Support Kentucky’s young artists by making a gift of support during GSA’s first crowdfunding campaign at http://igavegsa.org through July 9.
Established in 1987, The Kentucky Center Governor's School for the Arts (GSA) has welcomed more than 5000 students to its residential summer conservatory program, supporting their growth in nine Art Forms: Architecture and Design, Creative Writing, Dance, Drama, Instrumental Music, Musical Theatre, New Media, Visual Art and Vocal Music.
Participation in the Summer Program provides a lifetime of opportunity to GSA alumni, including the ability to apply for college scholarships offered specifically to GSA grads, financial assistance from the Toyota Alumni Fund which supports professional development and creative projects throughout a GSA alum's career, and networking within a vibrant and supportive community of peers and mentors.
Article published originally by Centre News.
Photo credit: Mike Fitzer, Kentucky Center Governor's School for the Arts