Sources: Roanoke.com | All Things Michael
The African American Arts & Heritage Academy is now accepting applications for its July 13-18 summer academy, which will be held on the campus of West Virginia University, in Morgantown, West Virginia. This year’s theme will focus on Maya Angelou and Michael Jackson.
The academy offers students 13 to 18 years of age one week of concentrated study in an artistic discipline of their choice. Classes and workshops will focus on dance, vocal, instrumental, string music and steel drum playing, theater arts, visual arts, creative writing, song writing and history/culture. A songwriting course has been added for those who have a gift for writing and would like to manifest their words into songs.
The academy will accept approximately 40 students to attend the academy. At the end of the week, the students will present a showcase for faculty, guests and the public.
During the week of the academy, students will join a community of gifted peers and will experience artistic and cultural challenges geared toward their age. They will study a concentrated topic from professional artists and teachers.
The students will also attend specialized field studies hosted by the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation’s STEM program.
Donations for the academy to assist in operational expenses and programming are welcome. Checks should be made payable to AAAHA and submitted to Jacqueline Dooley, Administrative Director, Student Activities P.O. Box 6444, Morgantown, WV 26505
For more information or to request an application, contact Dooley at (304) 657-1801 or visitwww.theaaaha.spruz.com. Applications are available online. The activity fee for the academy is $210 per student.
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