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Savage Mountain Summer Arts Academy Offered at FSU
04/04/2007

The Frostburg State University Savage Mountain Summer Arts Academy offers a variety of workshops for high school student’s grades 9-12. The programs offered for Summer 2007 are in creative writing, wind chamber music and stage combat.

Each program is a week long. Students have the option of staying in on-campus housing or commuting.

The Savage Mountain Creative Writing Workshop, held June 24-30, is an opportunity for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors to spend a week of intensive study in fiction writing, poetry writing or creative nonfiction writing led by published writers. Students will get an experience with literature and language beyond the average high school's goals and requirements. Participants will get a greater understanding of what choices make a piece of writing individual and powerful, will become more attentive readers, and will become more aware of the countless potentialities for their own written work. To learn more about this workshop, contact Gerry LaFemina at (301) 687-4024.

The Wind Chamber Music Institute, held July 29-Aug. 4, provides a creative course of study open to high school music students who play flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon. Students will rehearse three times a day, receive daily instruction, participate in instrument masterclasses, and prepare an end-of-camp concert where all students will perform. For more information on this workshop, contact Mark Gallagher at (301) 687-4381.

The Stage Combat Workshop, held June 24-30, will consist of group and individual instruction in unarmed and single-sword stage combat. It is designed for the high school actor (ages 15-18) of all experience levels. Students will enjoy daily warm-ups, classes in unarmed stage combat, single rapier and Hollywood-style single sword, as well as other classes in movement styles, including physical clowning, and Grotowski and LeCoq-based exercises designed to allow young actors access to emotional depth in their work. The week will culminate in a performance featuring selected scenes from the class. By the end of the week, successful students will know how to “act” a fight, perform safe, choreographed routines and understand the principles of safe stage fighting. For more information on this workshop, contact Darrell Rushton at (301) 687-4487.

For general information, contact the Academy Director Darrell Rushton at (301) 687-4487 or visit the Academy Web site at www.frostburg.edu/savagemtn.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call (301) 687-4102, TDD (301) 687-7955.

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