Music Preparatory Department

World Music Exploration:   Explore creating the music of various parts of the world including Africa, The Middle East, and Asia through drumming, barred instruments, and singing! No formal training necessary.

Tiny Tots Summer Music Camp!   Join us for this high energy music and movement 1 week camp! Plunge into a musical atmosphere of play, song, and dance while developing fundamental skills this summer! Parents are welcome to stay for the classes!

Broadway Babies!   Join us on a fun musical theatre adventure with this 1 week camp! This camp will focus on singing and acting techniques, as well as learning basic musical theatre choreography! Group singing and solos will be included. 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! This camp will culminate in a performance on the last day, with the possibility of some other public performances this summer! Pack a lunch and join the fun with us this summer!

Fabulous Fantasies!   Join us on a fun adventure with this 1 week musical theatre camp! This camp will focus on singing and acting techniques, as well as learning basic musical theatre choreography! Group singing and solos will be included. 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! This camp will culminate in a performance on the last day of the camp, with the possibility of some other public performances this summer! Pack a snack and join the fun with us this summer!

On Broadway!   Join us for a Musical Theatre Experience this summer! Grades Kindergarten - 6th grades will put together a musical revue from popular musicals, complete with choreography and singing! Solos, group singing, and small skits will culminate in a performance for parents and friends. Learn about auditioning, good performance etiquette, and working with a director and other actors while performing will also be addressed. Whether you have been in 50 shows or are an aspiring performer, you'll learn something new!

Rising Stars!   GLEE has nothing on us! Join us for a Musical Theatre Experience this summer for junior high/high school students as we put together a performance of musical theatre favorites! Dancing, singing, acting, professional audition and performing tips, and resume instruction will prepare both a veteran or an aspiring actor to pursue any performance opportunity with an attitude of confidence. The week-long camp will culminate in a performance for parents and friends.

 

Private Music Lessons - Ages : 5-Adult - All instruments including voice.
                   For more info, click here to see the Private Lesson Tuition and Fees Form

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
 

Theatre Preparatory Department

Creative Drama    Through a Children’s Literature text of our choosing we will dive into the story to imagine, reflect, create, enact and expand upon our story using our bodies, voices, imaginations, and craft items to create costumes and the world of our play.

Fancy Nancy - Nancy is so Fancy, she loves anything embellished, colorful and above all else French! Come use drama, art, and music to tell this story!

How I Became a Pirate - Join young Jeremy Johns and Captain Braid Beard on a journey to learn the finer points of becoming a pirate!

Penguin Palooza! - Join the penguin parade on these wacky Antarctic antics!

Monsters - A mashup of marvelous monster mayhem!

Frederick - Frederick is a dreamer who saves the day when the mice run out of food one cold winter. Use your creative powers to help Frederick save his friends.

Frozen Frolics - Beat the heat this summer with this cool class, the cold never bothered us anyway.

Night at the Museum - The people and creatures of the museum of Natural History come alive at night. Do you have what it takes to be on night guard at this unusual museum?

Play in a Day: The Cats of Mrs. Calamari - Mrs. Calamari's new landlord tells her that no cats will be allowed starting Sunday, thus beginning a week of trickery and amusing deception, ending in a surprise.

Play in a Day: Where the Wild Things Are - Join us for an evening of wild thing rumpus!

Play in a Day: Who’s in Rabbit’s House? - Join us in exploring this African folktale and help us discover who is keeping Rabbit out of his house.

Play in a Day: Skippy Jon Jones - Join this rambunctious kitty with an overactive imagination on his many adventures. This class will be a blast with El Skippito, yes indeed-o.

Play in a Day: Frozen Wonderland - Join all your Frozen friends on a cool summer adventure.

 

Creative Drama Saturday Series
*No Performances, parents encouraged to participate

The Little Red Hen makes a pizza: Come play in this classic tale with a twist. Will anyone help the Little Red Hen make her pizza?

Bringing the rain to Kapiti plain: The plains of Africa are dry and Ki-Pat needs help. Join Ki-Pat and his animal friends to save the plains of Africa.

3 Little Aliens & the Big Bad Robot: Can the 3 little aliens outsmart the big bad robot?

Princess Pigtoria and the Pea: Princess Pigtoria’s place was a pigsty. Perhaps if the prince proposed she could make her place picturesque again?

 

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

Yo! Aesop - Get a load of the crazy twists on these well-known fables. Be prepared for giggle attacks!

Judy Moody - Students in this class will focus on sharpening their actor’s tools throughout the week ending in a performance.

Play in a Day: Too Much Noise! - Peter goes off to the village wise man to find out what he could do about his noisy house. Will he ever get the quiet house he desires?

Play in a Day: Hat seller & the monkeys/ Caps for sale - Students will look at 2 different tellings of the same story and create their own performance piece, with a twist.

 

****For Play in a Day and Week- long all-day camps: Please pack snacks for your child to have throughout the day.

Play in a Day - We will be taking one break mid class.
 

Week long all-day camp (Judy Moody & Penguin Palooza):  Please pack a lunch and snack options. We will be taking a morning break, lunch and afternoon break.
 

Story Squad:  Ages 4-5 years old. Creative drama based class merging story, drama, art and song.

Play Patrol:  Ages 6-8 years old. Creative drama based class merging story, drama, art, and song.

Young Performers:  Ages 9-14. Performance based class.

Saturday Series:  Ages 3-6 years old. Creative Drama based class for the very young. Parents encouraged to attend and play with us.
 

Visual Art Preparatory Department

Digital Art Making Private Lessons:  Private Lessons in Digital Art Making include learning skillsets in Adobe Photoshop CS5, Adobe Illustrator CS5, Adobe Premiere and Encore CS5 and Adobe Flash CS5. Individual lessons are tailored to students knowledge base from beginner to advanced. Click the following link to see what is being offered this summer.

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.

Kinder Art Class    Inspire your child’s imagination and creativity through the exploration of many art mediums. In this class your child 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!

Beginning Ceramics for Adults   Dress for mess and spin the wheel to shape clay into the basic forms of mugs and bowls. You will work with various tools, and later glaze your pottery. Learn a little handbuilding too.

Outdoor Art Sessions at Palentine Park   Come and get your art on at Palentine Park this summer! Enjoy the summer, get creative, and leave the class with a one of kind work of art.

Outdoor Art Sessions-Printmaking in the Park: June 11   Get inspired by nature and your surroundings and draw, carve, and stamp a one of a kind design.

Outdoor Art Sessions-Stained Glass Old Windows: June 25   Use an old window frame and stain glass to mosaic a beautiful one of a kind work of art for your home or garden.

Videography Camp   This week long camp introduces and prepares the student for a career in working with Digital Video. Students learn to shoot and collect video as well as navigate various pieces of video editing software. Course material includes hands on training in both shooting techniques and editing finalized video. Open Source and Linux Video Editing Software includes Kdenlive, Openshot Movie Editor and Pitivi.

Kdenlive - https://kdenlive.org/
Openshot - http://www.openshot.org/
Pitivi - http://www.pitivi.org/?

Digital Animation Camp   This week long camp introduces and prepares the student for a career in working with 2D and 3D Digital Animation. Students learn to navigate various pieces of computer animation software and animation techniques. Open Source and Linux Digital Animation Software includes Pencil, Blender and Synfig Studio.

Pencil - http://www.pencil2d.org/
Blender - https://www.blender.org/
Synfig Studio - http://www.synfig.org/cms/

 

 

FSUNow Stories

Friday, July 31, 2015

The Fairmont State University Academy for the Arts will present a Benefit Concert for the Marion County Child Advocacy Center on Sunday, Aug. 2.

The concert will take place at 4 p.m. in Wallman Hall Theatre. All proceeds benefit the Marion County CAC. Admission is $4 per person and will be collected at the door.

For more information, contact Leigh Anne Bolyard, Director of the FSU Academy for the Arts, at (304) 333-3655.

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

You could call the Town & Gown Players theatre trailblazers. When Fairmont State launched its summer theatre program in the summer of 1960, it was the first of its kind in West Virginia.

Jo Ann Lough and Lawrence Wallman of the Fairmont State (then College) Department of Speech and Dramatics led the launch of the Players that began with one production that year, the hit British comedy “The Reluctant Debutante,” directed by Lough.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts recognized students for their scholarship at the Academic Awards Ceremony at the end of the spring 2015 semester.

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