OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain is accepting online applications and scheduling auditions for the state’s premier arts academy for high school students.
Held June 14-29, the program is taught by nationally renowned artists and offers instruction in acting, creative writing, ballet, modern dance, orchestra, chorus, drawing/painting, photography and film/video. Every accepted student automatically receives a full scholarship to the program, worth more than $3,000. Auditions begin in January at locations across the state, including Oklahoma City, Edmond, and Norman, with scheduling available at oaiquarz.org.
OSAI students are taught by award-winning faculty from across the U.S. Former OSAI faculty members have included winners of the Pulitzer Prize and the Academy, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Awards. This year’s faculty includes Dean Irby (former acting coach for The Cosby Show) and Connie Imboden, whose photographs are featured in the permanent collections of museums all over the world, including The Museum of Modern Art in New York.
“It is a privilege to study with some of the world’s best artists at Quartz Mountain,” said Laramie Wright, a Weatherford High School student. “Each year, I have learned new and wonderful things that have enriched my interests in the arts.”
To attend OSAI, applicants must be enrolled in an Oklahoma public school, private school or home-school program and must be at least 15 years old by Sept. 1, 2014. Graduating seniors are eligible Metro-area auditions will be held at the University of Oklahoma, the University of Central Oklahoma, Oklahoma City University, Classen School of Advanced Studies, Oklahoma City Ballet, and at the Oklahoma Arts Institute’s administrative offices in Downtown Oklahoma City.
For more information about OSAI, including audition requirements and audition scheduling, visit oaiquartz.org.
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