The Quiet Corner’s first ever Summer Arts Academy is currently accepting applications for the region’s new premier fine arts day camp. Held July 28 – August 1, the program is taught by nationally renowned artists and offers instruction in acting, creative writing, dance, chamber orchestra, chorus, drawing/painting, and photography. Every accepted student automatically receives a full scholarship to the program, worth over $1,500.
This year’s Academy will be at Pomfret School in Pomfret, CT. High schoolers may apply to all of the seven disciplines offered. Middle school half-day offerings include acting, chorus, and dance. The Academy is accepting only seven students per discipline with the exception of chorus and chamber orchestra which is accepting up to 20 students each.
SAA students are taught by award-winning faculty from the region. This year’s faculty includes Miriam Burns of New York City (a former cover conductor for the New York Philharmonic) and Brad Davis of Pomfret, Connecticut, whose poetry has been published in many well known journals, magazines, and collections.
Students will create their own original works or interpretations and those works will then be on display or performed at the First Fridays event in Putnam on August 1. Audition materials and applications can be sent in from March 1 – May 10. Information about audition requirements and application materials are available at www.summerartsacademy.com
“The Summer Arts Academy will be a unique opportunity for student artists to grow in their specific skills as well as finding a greater appreciation for the other art disciplines” said Joshua Smith, director of the Academy. “We have intentionally attempted to create a camp experience that most students would never have the opportunity otherwise” Smith added.
The Summer Arts Academy of New England is sponsored by Green Valley Crossing, a new faith community in Putnam, Connecticut. The Academy exists to provide exceptional multidisciplinary arts experiences that develop the gifts, talents, and skills of student artists while encouraging them to answer life’s hard questions through art, faith, and community.
For more information about SAA, including audition requirements and application materials, visit www.summerartsacademy.com
Editor’s Note: Please contact Joshua Smith at (405) 708-8704 with any questions or with photo requests. Thank you!