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Summer Arts Academy

The Summer Arts Academy at Salisbury University allows talented high school students to explore their creativity and expand their skills across a variety of performing and visual arts areas. Students can immerse themselves in a fine or performing arts discipline while receiving intensive, hands-on training from Salisbury University professors.

CeramicsCeramics

  • Monday-Friday, July 12-16
  • 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • High School
  • $300

Participants enjoy a one-week, hands-on program for high school students of all experience levels. Students learn basic clay building and glazing techniques, work with studio tools and a pottery wheel, and hand build clay sculptures. Students also learn how to operate and fire a Raku kiln and experience other types of firing for ceramics. Project development helps students explore problem solving, craftsmanship, 3-D design concepts and artistic critique.

Price of full-day academies includes all-you-care-to-eat lunch at The Commons.

Register for Ceramics 

DanceDance

  • Monday-Friday, July 19-23
  • 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • High School
  • $300

Talented students are offered the opportunity to explore Jon Lehrer’s unique style of dance, melding jazz and modern techniques together. Dancers are introduced to his dance company’s repertory that fosters creative choreography. Students gain valuable insight into the art and athleticism of dance, as well as learn how physics and dance are directly related. Dancers immerse themselves in the Lehrer technique while receiving intensive, hands-on training with this renowned choreographer/teacher from New York City. The Jon Lehrer Dance Company tours internationally, performing repertoire that Dance Magazine called, “on the cusp of jazz/modern fusion.” His workshops are prized throughout the U.S. and abroad. The Dance Academy culminates in a performance at the end of the week-long intensive program.

Price of full-day academies includes all-you-care-to-eat lunch at The Commons.

Register for Dance 

Musical Theatre and VoiceMusical Theatre and Voice

(Registration Closed)

  • Monday-Friday, July 12-16
  • 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • High School
  • $300

This one-week session of guided instruction explores the singer-actor’s process for success through improvisatory exercises, theatre games, individual voice lessons and/or group master classes.

Price of full-day academies includes all-you-care-to-eat lunch at The Commons.

OrchestraOrchestra

(Registration Closed)

  • Monday-Friday, July 12-16
  • 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • High School
  • $300

Participants have the opportunity to develop their musical skills in a fun and supportive setting. Students enhance their playing through technique sessions, sectionals, masterclasses and full orchestral rehearsals. Participants learn from professional musicians who guide them to a final concert.

Price of full-day academies includes all-you-care-to-eat lunch at The Commons.

Theatre TechTheatre Tech
(Registration Closed)

  • Tuesday-Friday, July 6-9 & Monday-Friday, July 12-16
  • 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • High School
  • $500

This fast-paced, two-week session guides participants of all experience levels through the technical side of theatre, including scenic and costume design and construction and lighting and sound design. Students build small project pieces that they are welcome to take home. The program culminates by providing technical support for the final showcase performance.

Price of full-day academies includes all-you-care-to-eat lunch at The Commons.

Additional Information

If you would like to enroll in this program, but the cost is a barrier to participation, please know that multiple full scholarship opportunities are available. Please email SEA@salisbury.edu for additional scholarship information.