P. O. BOX 2120
April 24, 1998


TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Summer Arts Conservatory at Radford University, July 12-19, 1998

  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 1998 Conservatory will offer one-week programs in dance,
  theatre, video art/animation, mixing & re-mixing media,
  madrigals, and classical guitar.  Most areas will feature a
  guest artist/clinician and each area will emphasize
  individual and small group instruction.  Participants will
  take full advantage of the outstanding performing arts
  facilities at Radford University.  Numerous opportunities
  for interdisciplinary and high-technology applications in
  the fine arts will also be provided. 

  The purpose of the Summer Arts Conservatory is to allow any
  art 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 12,
  through Sunday, July 19, 1998.  The cost for students is
  $450.00-tuition, room, and meals; $370.00-tuition and meals;
  and $270.00-tuition only.  The cost for teachers is $350.00-
  tuition, room, and meals; $270.00-tuition and meals; and
  $170.00-tuition only.  Undergraduate and graduate credit is
  available at $120.00 for each credit for a maximum of three
  credits.  Double occupancy lodging is provided in the RU
  residence halls and all meals will be in the University
  dining facilities.  Most course supplies will be provided.

  Program information will be distributed to the field by
  April 27, 1998.  For more information, please contact
  Cheryle C. Gardner, principal 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.