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The Long Island High School for the Arts (LISHA) Summer Arts Academy--in partnership with Hofstra University’s Youth and Enrichment Programs--is designed for students going into grades 6-12 who enjoy the creative worlds of performance, music, fine arts, and tech including digital design and special effects, drama and musical theater, instrumental and vocal music.
The Long Island High School for the Arts is located in Syosset, NY. The LIHSA campus sits on four acres of land and features 40,000 square feet of space in three state-of-the-art facilities. LIHSA is a collaborative environment where students can create and hone their craft in Visual Arts, Music, Film Making, and Musical Theatre.
The Roasalind Joel Conservatory for Music and Theatre houses the Seymour Weiner Theatre. The theatre is a 350-seat venue that hosts two black box theatres, a digital recording studio, music classrooms and rehearsal rooms, teaching spaces, and a workshop area dedicated to scenery, properties and costume creation. The other two buildings on campus feature multi-media and dance/fine arts studios.
The digital studio media lab is a fully equipped music production facility that has Mac workstations with music theory, production and ear training software. It has the capabilities to record a string quartet, mix a film soundtrack, or engineer a recording for someone in a comfortable environment.
Every student will conceive, produce, direct, and edit a short film project using digital film making technology. In this 2-week film making intensive, you will learn how to bring your vision to life, while experiencing the artistic and collaborative process of movie making!
In this highly focused class, participants will initially paint en plein air (outside from observation) from scenes surrounding the campus. One or more class trips may include a trip to NYC or more pastoral Long Island locations.
For those students considering higher education in the visual arts, the one-week portfolio course provides an opportunity to construct and refine a visual body of work.
In the two-week visual arts program, you will study fundamental art skills and develop your artistic expression and style utilizing a variety of mediums.
This studio course introduces the basic structure and general anatomy of the human figure. Students, using large format paper, will learn to render human proportion; balance and form as it relates to the human figure drawn from a live-like drawing model as well as clothe models. Participants will draw directly from the figure (the human body) using gesture, contour, modeling as well as color.
Musical Theatre Production 1: Develop your acting, singing and dancing skills while working with a professional team to rehearse and perform a published musical theatre junior production! Musical Theatre Production 2: Work with a professional team to rehearse and perform a musical theatre cabaret production around a centralized theme.
This one-week intensive is designed to assist students with preparing for Theatre and Musical Theatre college auditions.
Scenic Design and Special Effects I: Join us for a hands-on experience in various aspects of technical theatre. Students will work behind the scenes to support the musical theatre productions on campus including: prop making, set building, costumes, stage lighting and sound design. Students will learn about a variety of careers within the area of technical theatre. Scenic Design and Special Effects II (grades 9-12): Join us for a hands-on experience in various aspects of technical theatre. Students will work behind the scenes to support the musical theatre productions on campus including prop making, set building, costumes, stage lighting and sound design. They will also serve as the stage crew, lighting technicians, and sound operators for the productions on campus.
In this one week intensive program, student artists will write and digitally produce an original song, while exploring a variety of songwriting styles and collaborating with other talented musicians!
This is your opportunity to explore the entire process of staging a full rock show. You will work with other musicians and learn how to select material, arrange, rehearse, and perform on stage. Students can bring their own instruments, or utilize one of the ones on campus.
Participants are provided the opportunity to engage in a choral singing experience, where they will develop their voice as instruments. This one week intensive will culminate in an informal sharing for the students on campus and parents.
In this one-week intensive, students will develop their music theory and composition skills while participating in digital music making!
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