SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 84
April 19, 1996
|FROM:||William C. Bosher, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
|SUBJECT:||Summer Arts Conservatory at Radford University|
The Summer Arts Conservatory at Radford University is sponsored by the College of Visual and Performing Arts in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Education. Offering a variety of intensive arts programs, the conservatory is open to students as young as 13 years of age through college or university level. In selected areas, study is available to advanced professionals/educators. The 1996 Conservatory will offer one-week programs in dance, theatre, video art, madrigal singing, and instrumental jazz. Each area will feature a guest artist/clinician and will emphasize individual and small group instruction. Participants will take full advantage of the outstanding performance arts facilities at Radford University. Numerous opportunities for interdisciplinary and high-technology applications in the fine arts will also be provided. Computer and digital technology applications in the arts will be explored in special sessions conducted by the directors of the Center for Media Arts Technology, Bill Yerrick and Ted McKosky. The purpose of the Summer Arts Conservatory is to allow any arts student intensive study at a professional level in his/her respective art form. Radford University's College of Visual and Performing Arts and the Virginia Department of Education recognize the need and importance of creating alternative programs that provide and enhance quality arts education at the secondary level. This program provides equal opportunity and access to the arts for every child and prepares students to be future arts producers and consumers. The Summer Arts Conservatory will be held Sunday, July 7, 1996, through Saturday, July 13, 1996. The cost is $350.00, which includes tuition, room (double occupancy in the RU residence halls), all meals in the university dining facilities, recreation, and supplies. Page 2 April 19, 1996 Program information will be distributed to the field by April 22, 1996. For more information, please contact Cheryle C. Gardner, specialist of fine arts at 804/225-2881 or contact: Summer Arts Conservatory at Radford Dr. Joseph Scartelli, Dean College of Visual and Performing Arts Radford University Radford, Virginia 24142 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 540/831-5265 FAX: 540/831-6313. WCBJr/ccg