The inaugural Guide to Summer Camps, Institutes & Programs includes key information about more than 170 programs and is designed for ages seven to 70—teachers and parents looking for a summer arts program for their charges, high school students en route to the conservatory and those on their way to a professional career.
The Guide is also directed to those for whom the arts is an avocation, looking to hone or rekindle their chops over a summer vacation.
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In a special feature article, we examine two summertime young-artist programs, one domestic and one foreign: Glimmerglass and the Aix-en-Provence Festival’s Académie.
They share only two characteristics: their focus on opera and their sterling reputations. Glimmerglass is far smaller and also younger, but they have the same goal: training the artists of tomorrow by enabling them to work under and play—in every sense—with the pros of today.
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I am just wondering how many other men think like this?
The Musical America Worldwide audience voted for the innovators and here they are: women composers who mentor teenage girls to follow in their footsteps; opera company GM’s who are pushing the envelope and bringing in new audiences; a cellist who plays in neo-natal units; a conductor who leads choirs of homeless men and women; a pianist bringing back the pedal piano by commissioning new works for it; a competition in which everybody wins; a publicist who creates a press kit with origami cranes to promote a show called Their ideas and the courage to follow them through, no matter how off-the-wall, controversial, or otherwise out of the box, keep us moving forward, spur us on to stay creative and keep the field of performing arts vital and exciting.