Area students attend Governor’s School for arts

  • Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Students from across the state will attend the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities (SCGSAH) Summer Programs. Students attend programs based on their age and art discipline. 
Summer students, selected from an application and audition process, experience the challenges and rewards of intensive arts training. The summer faculty is made up of practicing artists who are dedicated to nurturing creative potential.
 Summer students have the opportunity to showcase their work in end-of-session recitals, readings and presentations. While learning discipline and craft from instructors who are practicing artists, they also form bonds with emerging artists from all the art areas in a supportive and engaging environment.
Summer Academy is a two-week program for rising 10th graders desiring intensive study in Creative Writing, Drama, Music or Visual Arts. The unique curriculum incorporates studio work, self-directed studies, performances, field trips, lectures and presentations by faculty and guest artists. 
Summer Discovery is a two-week program for rising ninth graders interested in Creative Writing, Drama, Music or Visual Arts. While they work intensely in their art area, students are exposed to the other art areas with opportunities to attend performances and guest lectures. 
Summer Dance is a five-week program offering intensive training in ballet and modern dance. Students may apply during their 6th-11th grade years to attend the summer before their 7th-12th grade years
For those students interested in attending programs for Summer 2014 or the residential high school 2014-15 school year, applications will be available via www.scgsah.org by September 2013.
Dorchester District Two students include Summerville High students Tristan Perryman, drama and Rina Sieber, music. Ashley Ridge High School students include Cooper Russell, creative writing and Manny Ventura, music. Francis Wylie, dance, is from Fort Dorchester High School.
Rollings Middles School of the Arts has the following students attending: Sarah Baskin, Alyssa Brunner, Alexis Davis, Auburn Fiore, Amanda LeMatty and Erin O’Malley, all visual arts; Madison Spafford and Sammie Young, both dance.
Also attending from Summerville are Gabby Cressman, music, and Erin Becwar, visual arts.

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