Music Preparatory Department

Broadway Babies!:   Join us on a fun musical theatre adventure with this 5 week class! This class will focus on singing and acting techniques, as well as learning basic musical theatre choreography! This course will give students an understanding of the voice as applied to musical theatre. Students will work on fundamentals of healthy singing:breath support, articulation, alignment and proper placement. The students will learn and work on popular songs from Annie!, Frozen!, and Matilda! Students will experience what it's like to be in and put together a musical! The students will perform 3 pieces on the FSU Academy Youth Cabaret at the end of the term! Students should wear comfortable clothes and tennis shoes to every class. Students will perform a small play on the FSU Academy Youth Cabaret at the end of the term - November 6, 7, 8.

Broadway Bound!:   Join us on a fun adventure with this 5 week musical theatre class! This class will focus on singing and acting techniques, as well as learning basic musical theatre choreography! This course will give students an understanding of the voice as applied to musical theatre. Students will work on fundamentals of healthy singing:breath support, articulation, alignment and proper placement. The students will learn and work on popular songs from Cinderella!, Annie!, The Sound of Music!, and Matilda! Students will experience what it's like to be in and put together a musical! The students will perform 3 pieces on the FSU Academy Youth Cabaret at the end of the term! Students should wear comfortable clothes and tennis shoes to every class. Students will perform on the FSU Academy Youth Cabaret at the end of the term - November 6, 7, 8.

Private Music Lessons - Ages : 5-Adult - All instruments including voice.
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Private music lessons are available for ages 5-adult on any instrument including voice. Lesson rates depend on the length of lesson and instructor. See instructor info below.

Student level instructors: Student level instructors are currently working on their undergraduate degree in music specializing on their instrument.

Student Level Instructor Rate:
10, 30 minute lessons- $160
10, 60 minute lessons- $320

Standard level instructors: Standard level instructors have obtained their undergraduate degree in music specializing on their instrument.

Standard Level Instructor Rate:
10, 30 minute lessons- $180
10, 60 minute lessons- $360

Master level Instructors: Master level instructors have obtained their master's degree in music specializing on their instrument.

Master Level Instructor Rate:
10, 30 minute lessons- $220
10, 60 minute lessons- $440
 

Dance Preparatory Department

Boogie Boys Dance Class:  Boogie Boys Dance Class is an all boys hiphop dance class designed to get you in tune with your own body while learning some fun routines and staying active.

Lil' Jam Session:   Lil' Jam session class is designed for 3/4 year olds who are ready to explore movement. Dancers will learn short combinations and the basic fundamentals of hip hop and tumbling while developing social skills, confidence and personality. There is a $5.00 supply fee per dancer.

Junior Performance Hip Hop:  Junior Performance Hip Hop class is a beginner level hip hop class for ages 5-13. Learn the fundamentals of hip hop while working on performance skills.

Young Adult Hip Hop: Young Adult Hip Hop class is a beginner level class for ages 14-up. Master the fundamentals of hip hop and performance skills while learning the hottest and newest choreography each week.Theatre Preparatory Department

 

Theatre Preparatory Department

Acting for the Stage: Through various acting exercises, games, and warm ups students will learn techniques for acting on stage. Not just as an actor, but the overall process of theatre experience from script, casting, overall production. They will be ready to audition and have a general understanding of the inner workings of what it takes to put on a theatrical show. Students will perform a small play on the FSU Academy Youth Cabaret at the end of the term - November 6, 7, 8.

Let's Act 2: This class is offered to students who have participated in the "Let's Act" class or an equivalent introduction to theatre/acting class. Students will further explore various acting techniques and performances. Students will perform a small play on the FSU Academy Youth Cabaret at the end of the term - - November 6, 7, 8.

What is Creative Drama?

Creative Drama is an improvisational form of theatre in which participants are guided by a leader through a story. We will dive into the chosen story to imagine, reflect, create, enact and expand upon our tale using our bodies, voices, imaginations, and craft items to create costumes and the world of our play.

What is Young Performers?

Each child enrolled receives a role in the performance and will help to create the world of the play, learn techniques using voice, body, and imagination; along with rehearsing every class culminating in a performance on the last day of class.

Creative Movement: Wee Move!: This class is for preschoolers and their guardians to explore movement through music, develop physical and social skills, channel energy, stimulate imagination and promote creativity in a joyful, laid back setting. Young people must be accompanied by a guardian.

Creative Drama: A Bad Case of the Stripes: On the first day of school, Camilla wakes up to find herself completely covered in rainbow stripes! Experts, and many others cannot figure out what’s causing the stripes, join us to help Camilla battle her case of the stripes and being comfortable in her own skin. Students will perform a small play on the FSU Academy Youth Cabaret at the end of the term - November 6, 7, 8.

Creative Drama: Adventure Egypt!: Young explorers in this class will set off on a mission through ancient Egypt to solve an ancient mystery plaguing the people of modern day Egypt. WARNING: Mummies making mischief are a certainty. Students will perform a small play on the FSU Academy Youth Cabaret at the end of the term - November 6, 7, 8.

The Fairmont State University Academy for the Arts Youth Company Presents: Disney's Alice in Wonderland Jr.

WHAT: The FSU Academy for the Arts Youth Acting Company will present Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr. This 60 minute musical for young performers is brought to life by a delightful cast of characters including Alice, the White Rabbit, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, the Caterpillar, the Queen of Hearts, and of course, the Cheshire Cat. Disney's Alice In Wonderland JR. is a fast-paced stage adaptation of the timeless film, featuring updated dialogue and new arrangements of such classic Disney songs as "I'm Late," "The Un-birthday Song" and "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah."

WHO: The show will be produced by Leigh Anne Bolyard and Dr. Francene Kirk. The artistic staff includes veteran academy teachers and FSU grads Lakyn Arrick and Tyler Kovar.

WHY: In addition to being in the performance, the cast will gain skills in character development, how to read and interpret a script and vocal score while also exercising their creativity using body, voice, and imagination all while adding valuable skills to their actor’s tool box!

HOW: Auditions are open to children in 6th-12th grades. Audition requirements can be obtained by emailing Academy Director: Leigh Anne Bolyard at Lbolyard1@fairmontstate.edu. Please call the Academy office to schedule an audition appointment at 304-333-3655.

WHEN: Auditions will be held Saturday, September 12th from 6:00-9:00. A minimum of 15 young actors will be cast. Rehearsal will begin Monday, September 21st and the show runs November 6th, 7th, and 8th in the Wallman Hall Theatre. The cast will rehearse 4 nights per week, and then 5 nights per week once they move into the theatre.

 

Visual Art Preparatory Department

Private Art Lessons   Private lessons are available for children and adults of any age in painting or drawing. At the closing of the class students work will also be displayed in an art show at Fairmont State University.

SCRIBBLE!: Kinder Art Class:   Inspire your child’s imagination and creativity through the exploration of many art mediums. In this class toddlers will develop fine and gross motor skills while creating drawings, paintings, prints, and sculptures. This class will focus on developing skills, increasing confidence, and creative potential while having fun and making a mess!

KIDS ON CANVAS: Acrylic Painting:    Do you have a child that loves to paint? In this class kids will learn to paint on canvas using acrylic paints. They will explore artists and find inspiration of their own to create unique paintings. Through this exploration students will learn painting techniques, color theory, and art vocabulary. They will have many paintings that will look beautiful on the walls of your home. At the closing of the class students work will also be displayed in an art show at Fairmont State University.

LOOK AND SEE!: Foundations of Drawing:    Explore the shapes, forms, and lines found in the fundamental structure of drawing. In this course we will complete drawing exercises to train the brain. We will also create finished drawings using animals, people, and places as a subject matter. We will also explore shading to create realistic shadows, highlights, and textures.

FSUNow Stories

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The Fairmont State University Academy for the Arts Youth Acting Company is hosting auditions for its upcoming production of “Alice in Wonderland Jr.”

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The Fairmont State University Academy for the Arts is offering new hip hop dance classes for students of all ages. Each class runs for eight weeks and meets on Tuesday or Wednesday evenings. All classes will meet in Room 314 of Wallman Hall and will begin the week of Sept. 7.

            Following is information on available classes:

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Monday, August 24, 2015

The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts is proud to host the second annual West Fork New Music Festival on the University campus on Friday, Sept. 25, and Saturday, Sept. 26.  Guest composers and performers from West Virginia, Ohio and Virginia will be in attendance.

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