Celebrating our 20th Year!
(Established September 1995)
Time for the 16th Annual HONORS CONCERT
The judges, Lura Johnson (piano) and Doug Dube (violin) chose the following students out of a great field of students who auditioned. These students performed beautifully at the Honors Concert at Piano Craft Recital Hall on Sunday, May 8! Congratulations!
Stravinsky String Ensemble (Eileen Shih, Navya Chintala, Amber Liu, Daisy Yu, Christopher Yeung, Joanne Tsai, Jeremy Keaton)
Marcus and Hayden Wong, duet
Ivie and Jasmine Tran, duet
ACADEMY MAY GRADUATES
Linehan Artist Scholars live and work in a nurturing environment that includes weekly seminars and frequent cultural excursions to develop creativity and success, inside and outside of the arts. UMBC provides a strong liberal arts education and is home to a faculty who actively engage students in creative and analytical work.
BUGSY MALONE, JR.
PRODUCTIONS STAR ACADEMY STUDENTS
DIANA SHIH ,Voice student of Kathleen Bavaar, sang the role of Grace in Annie at Seneca Valley High School in April.
JULIAN GREEN, Acting student of Phil Hosford, will be performed the role of Older Simba in The Lion King, Jr at Ridgeview MS on May 6 & 7.
Three Performing Arts Camp Alumni, HEDY HOSFORD, Academy Dance student of Stephanie Miller, SAMANTHA VIDAS, piano student of Natasha Dukan and ROWAN WILES gave outstanding performances in the Damascus Theater’s production of BUGSY MALONE JR.
SUZUKI VIOLIN PROGRAM NEWS
ACADEMY STUDENTS IN TALENT SHOWS
PAIGE COPPENGER, Intro to Art of Acting student of Rita Galindo, sang and danced with two others to You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile from the musical Annie for the talent show at her school, College Gardens ES. Paige is in the third grade.
ALLISON CLARK and FIONA RITCHIE, Hiphop/jazz students of Natalie Blank, performed a dance in their school talent show. They did the hip-hop dance to "Battlefield" from our Janaury 2016 recital.
CHAIWEY CHAN, Intro to Art of Acting student of Rita Galindo, performed with a friend the duet scene It’s A Book.
JUST FOR THE SUMMER
MUSIC MIND GAMES
PERFORMING ARTS CAMP SUMMER 2016
FOR AGES 7-15…..LET THE PLAY BEGIN
Revel in Creativity, craziness, knowledge, friendship, fun and success with our Professional Teaching Arts Experts guiding each step of the way.
Session One June 21—July 1
Session Two July 5th -- July 15th
Session Three July 18th -- July 29
Session Four August 1st -- August 12th Each session offers a final show for family and friends on the last Friday of Camp
- Sibling or multi session discount, 5% for each student or session
- Spring 2016 Academy students, take 10% off tuition
Full Day (9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.) $530
Half Day (9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) $300
Extended hours morning for 2 weeks — $60 (Early drop starts at 8:15 a.m.)
Extended hours afternoon for 2 weeks — $150 (Afternoon extended hours until 5:00 p.m.)
Or, call to schedule in advance at $5 per half-hour
WHAT ARE YOU DOING THIS SUMMER?
ANNABELLE SONG I was offered a $1000 scholarship to participate in Blue Mountain Chamber Music Festival this summer, both as a pianist and a violinist. My sister, EVELYN SONG, will be working as a Counselor in Training and playing chamber music there, too. Visit www.bluemountainfestival.org for more information.
ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
I recently attended Once Upon a Mattress at Quince Orchard High School. The play was interesting. The beginning of the play was a bit slow. After several scenes it got exciting. They did a lot of imitating in the play which was funny. What I thought was very funny was the king had a curse. He would not be able to talk until the mouse devoured a hawk. He used charades for the people to understand him and did some really funny things. Now, I'm not going to tell you how the curse gets broken, or IF it gets broken. The music was exciting but a little bit scary. The dresses the girls wore were very pretty. The jester was hilarious! Overall, it was a good show!
Shia, has been taking Acting classes at the Academy for the past 2.5 years.
Monthly food drive
Total Collected in APRIL : 85 pounds
Be sure to read the newsletter each month to see if you are a winner!
STORYBOOK THEATER For 4-5 year olds
- Albert Einstein
Storybook Theater puts your child INTO a fairy tale. This acting class for the very young introduces literature in a relaxed atmosphere that encourages future reading.
Call 301-947-9705 for more information.
She has been invited by the Gaithersburg City Mayor's office plus her Class teacher and School principal to a Council meeting, where she can read her essay out to the audience and will be honored with a Certificate of appreciation.
RITA MAZZA, Theater Faculty sends a shout out to CATHERINE XIAO, Private Acting student, who is preparing for an audition in New York!
PHIL HOSFORD, Piano and Theater Faculty sends a shout out to Adult Actors! “You guys are really doing great. Lots of really great work!”
SPRING DANCE RECITAL
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IMPORTANT ACADEMY DATES
June 21th -- July 1st
July 5th -- July 15th
July 18th -- July 29th
August 1st -- August 12th
CLOSED for Memorial Day
Monthly Private Student Recital
CAMP Session One
CAMP Session Two
CAMP Session Three
CAMP Session Four