P. O. BOX 2120
April 19, 1996


TO: Division Superintendents
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.
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  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
          Phone:    540/831-5265
          FAX:      540/831-6313.