Fairmont State University Academy for the Arts presents: Kindermusik with Miss Lizzie & Friends

"Milk & Cookies"

Miss Lizzie and Friends is excited to be a part of Fairmont State University's Academy of the Arts by bringing the BEST start in music, dance, and theatre to our youngest budding artists! Kindermusik is the leading music and movement program for early development around the world. Classes are expertly designed for ages 0-7yrs old by the leading and most current experts in early childhood education and early music and movement development. Taught by a licensed master teacher, not only will babies, toddlers, and preschoolers get the fundamentals in music, dance, and theatre, but parents and caregivers will also be taught to use music and movement in parenting and help their children meet developmental milestones using at-home materials that follow the music and activities used in the weekly class.  Miss Lizzie has been teaching Kindermusik in Garrett County, MD for almost 10 years and is also on the faculty of Fairmont State University's music and communication/theatre departments. She is a mother of 3 Kindermusik kids and a private voice instructor at her private studio in Preston County. Join us for a class of the highest quality in arts education for ages birth to age 5!


Musical Theatre/Acting


Performing Arts Series

The Performing Arts Series is a new addition to the FSU Academy for the Arts this fall! These workshop style classes provide students a way to study with several different instructors throughout our fall term! The instructors with the Performing Arts Series are some of the best artists/teachers/actors in the area! The classes are set up to partner with students that are currently enrolled in our Academy private voice lessons for the fall 2016 term! Students that are not enrolled in voice lessons may also register! Our multi class/family discount applies to these classes!


One-Day Advanced Musical Theatre Workshop

"Acting with Singing Workshop"

Join us for an evening workshop with a Master Teacher who is also a currently performing musical theatre actress. Geared toward high school performers, this one-day workshop will teach students a time-tested process for preparing a musical theatre song for performance. All participants will work with the same musical theatre song that will be analyzed individually by each student. Tools learned from this workshop will then easily be transferred to any song in a students' repertoire to help prepare for auditions, cabarets, recitals and other performances. 



Act Before you Think: 2 day workshop

In these workshops, actors will be given a systematic approach to their work through core exercises to achieve greater emotional freedom and versatility. Actors work to focus on truthful, moment-to-moment acting, creating greater emotional depth while maintaining ease and grace in performance. Much attention is given to collaboration with your scene partner, being present and in the moment, and responding truthfully to the circumstances surrounding you.


Park & Bark: Perfect Your Audition Song

 This course features two 2 to 3-hour workshops with vocal instructor and coach R.J. Nestor. Each workshop will be presented as a master class, where R.J. will take the time to coach each student individually on the performance of a song in their repertoire. The course is a perfect opportunity to hone audition or recital material in a performance setting. The two sessions will be in September & November, with precise dates and times TBD based on student and instructor availability. R.J. Nestor has taught voice privately for 15 years, and music directed over 70 musicals. He has worked with singers ranging from beginners to Broadway, and every level in between.







3-5 year olds: Creative Drama

Cat in the Hat, What’s that?

 Join us as we dive into the crazy, zany world of Seuss to play within this classic story using art, music, dance and drama.

The Big Orange Splot

When his house is splashed with bright orange paint, Mr. Plumbean worries about what the neighbors might think. Come play your way through this story of individuality and creativity with us as we use drama, art, dance and song to bring it to life.

ABCs of Drama

Come explore your bodies, voices, and imaginations with us and begin to build a life- long enjoyment of the creative arts. This class is perfect for new students and parents curious about our classes.


6-8 year olds: Creative Drama


Take it back to the pre-historic age with this drama class. Children enrolled in this class will use drama, visual art, movement, music, and science to learn about Dinosaurs and when they walked the earth. Guaranteed to be dino-mite!


Who’s in Rabbits House? 

During this one day camp we will work on strengthening our actor’s tools (body, voice, imagination) while working to put on a dramatic retelling of this African folktale using movement, visual art, storytelling and music.

**Please send a small snack


Duck for President

My fellow Americans, here is a duck who began as a simple water fowl, in a humble pond, worked his way up to farmer, then governor and now perhaps, the highest office in the nation. Come play with us through this hilarious tale of a barnyard campaign and election.

**Please send a small snack



8-12 year olds: Young Performers

Yo, Aesop!

During this class we will work to create a small performance based on classic fables with a funky twist.


11-14 year olds: Young Performers

The Art of Story

There is a world of performance outside the realm our traditional musicals and plays. Join us as we explore the world of dramatic and humorous interpretation. We will focus on understanding story, storytelling skills, creating vivid characters and performing multiple characters while telling a story.


Private Acting Lessons:

Ages 5-adult

Instructors: Lakyn Arrick, Tyler Kovar, and Loralee Simpson

10 Weeks ½ hour: $180.00

10 Weeks 1 Hour: $360.00


Visual Art



In this class students will explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math through various activities. STEAM increases critical thinking and problem solving through creativity and innovation. Through STEAM activities students learn to creatively construct, build, and create through mathematical and scientific concepts.  


Print Shop:

Explore printing and stamping using various materials and techniques. Students will create original works of art created by printmaking processes. Students will explore gyotu fish printing, collagraphs, monoprinting, and other stamping techniques to create original works of art.


Private Art Lessons:

Private lessons are available for children and adults of any age in watercolor/acrylic/oil painting, drawing, or printmaking. In private lessons I work with each student to help them develop their own unique style of art. I focus on the students’ interests and assist them in creating works of art that are true to themselves. These lessons are great for students who are building a portfolio for college.


Hip Hop Dance

Tiny Hip Hop

Join Hip Hop Instructor, Miss Corinthia Rilko for a 1 day Hip Hop dance workshop for 4-6 year olds!

Hip Hop for Ages 7 and up

Join Hip Hop dance instructor, Corinthia Rilko for a 1 day hip hop dance workshop for ages 7 and above! 

Contact Info

Dr. Robert E. Mild
Interim Dean
School of Fine Arts
Wallman Hall 303
Phone : 304.367.4219

FSUNow Stories

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The Fairmont State University Department of Art announces the solo painting exhibition “Genesis” by artist Dan Hernandez opens Monday, Sept. 12.

The JD Brooks Gallery, located on the fourth floor of Wallman Hall on the FSU main campus, is open Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the exhibition will run from Sept. 12 through Oct. 4. A closing reception and gallery talk are planned for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4. Admission to the exhibit and the reception is free and open to the public. For more information, call (304) 367-4147.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts announces a comprehensive printmaking retrospective. The 109 prints included in this exhibition showcase the work of Fairmont State students over the past seven years, and the work represents students from both Printmaking I and Printmaking II. All work was done via the media available at on-campus print facilities, including linoleum relief, intaglio (dry points and etchings done on zinc plates) and polyester plate lithography.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts will host the third annual West Fork New Music Festival on the University campus Friday, Sept. 23, and Saturday, Sept, 24. Guest composers and performers from West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia will be in attendance.

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