Release Date: June 2, 2009
TIPSHEET: Kennesaw State summer program offers comprehensive experience for high school musicians and dancers
Metro area high school students
Artist-teachers from Kennesaw State University and guests from metro area arts groups
Summer Clinic for Music and Dance, a comprehensive arts experience for high school artists
June 7 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Welcome and placement auditions
June 8-11 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Classes and rehearsals
June 12 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Classes and rehearsals
June 12 1 p.m. Chamber recital
June 12 3 p.m. Dance concert
June 12 4 p.m. Final concert and camp presentations
Performance Hall, Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center
Kennesaw State University
1000 Chastain Road, Kennesaw
Co-presented by the Kennesaw State University School of Music, the KSU Program in Dance and Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Summer Clinic for Music and Dance is a place where students can get a comprehensive arts experience. Students will study with artist-teachers, perform in both large and small ensembles, attend professional performances, and learn how to be a complete musician or dancer. Participants will receive training on improving their craft and will also receive the tools to become a lifelong patron of the arts. The clinic will conclude with final performances displaying the activities of the week. Students entering their senior year in 2009-2010 will be eligible for scholarships to attend Kennesaw State.
Launched as a music clinic in 2006, the dance component is being added for the first time this year. The dance is led by Ivan Pulinkala, director of the nationally recognized KSU Program in Dance. The clinic is organized by Michael Alexander, director of orchestras at KSU and music director of the Cobb Symphony Orchestra, and Susan Grant Robinson, associate director of the KSU School of Music.
Music students may opt to concentrate in band/orchestra, classical/jazz guitar, piano, or musical theatre/opera.
Cheryl Anderson Brown
KSU College of the Arts Public Relations Director