7TH GRADE FAMILIES: THE 2017 SUMMER ARTS INSTITUTE
THE 2017 SUMMER ARTS INSTITUTE
A FREE ARTS INTENSIVE FOR MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Summer Arts Institute is a free, four-week arts program for New York City Department of Education public school students entering grades 8 through 12 in Fall 2017 (students currently in grades 7 through 11). This intensive program is held at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria, Queens. Summer Arts Institute is administered by the NYCDOE’s Office of Arts and Special Projects.
Students can major in FILM, DANCE, INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC, ORCHESTRAL STRINGS, THEATER, VISUAL ARTS, or VOCAL MUSIC. The program is designed for students at an intermediate or advanced level of study in their discipline. Summer Arts Institute offers a unique opportunity for students to work with DOE arts specialists, cultural organizations, and guest artists. This experienced team guides students in building a portfolio or audition skills for their next level of study: an arts-focused high school, college/university or conservatory.
The daily schedule includes studio work and experiences with professional artists. In the studios, students develop and improve their technical skills and creative expression in their art form. Time is dedicated to rehearsals, attending professional performances, visiting arts venues and exploring careers. The Institute culminates with an exhibition and performance showcasing the students’ work.
Admission to the Summer Arts Institute is by application and audition. Students may apply and audition for only ONE studio.
Program Dates: July 5 – July 28, 2017
Student Application Period: December 6, 2016 – February 3, 2017
Student Auditions: Saturday, March 25 & Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts
Questions?: Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (917) 521-3713
Visit our website for more information: http://schools.nyc.gov/offices/teachlearn/arts/initiatives/sai.html