Governor's School for the Arts Offers Students Appreciation for All Arts

November 25, 2002

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - If you are the next picasso, the WVDE is looking for you. Eighty West Virginia sophomores will be selected to attend the West Virginia Governor's School for the Arts (GSA) at West Virginia University.  

The Governor's School for the Arts is a three-week residential program that provides individual and in-depth group instruction in the arts for West Virginia high school sophomores. The primary focus of GSA is to broaden the students' understanding of all visual and performing arts while studying their own art intensely.  

Participants will spend approximately four hours each day in their major discipline. Areas addressed are dance, theatre, vocal music, instrumental music, and visual art. Skilled artists and teachers will work with students who demonstrate potential in those areas. Students will also have the opportunity to attend interdisciplinary classes each day.  

Next year's School is scheduled for June 15-July 6 in Morgantown. Student and faculty applications can be found on the Governor's Schools website: Students will be selected through an application and audition process. Faculty applications are to be submitted to the West Virginia Department of Education by November 27. Student applications are due December 13. Auditions will be scheduled for late January.

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