Fine Arts College Information Night is Just Around the Corner

Our annual Fine Arts College Information Night is coming up on October 10th, 2016, 7-9 pm at Mount Hebron High School in Ellicott City. If you are a student or parent wondering what the future may look like pursuing the arts (music, theater, dance, visual art), please join us for an evening of information and panel discussions.


Portfolio Review and Audition Prep Opportunity

The West Virginia University College of Creative Arts will be holding an event for prospective students:

The College of Creative Arts at West Virginia University will hold Audition and Portfolio Review Days for prospective students and their families, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 7-8, at the Creative Arts Center.

The events provide an opportunity to prospective students who are interested in being reviewed for admission into their program of choice in the School of Music, School of Art and Design, or the School of Theatre and Dance.

Saturday, Feb. 7, is for art and design, music, and theater students who wish to audition or present portfolios for review.

Sunday, Feb. 8, is for dance and music students who wish to audition.

Events will also include meetings with select faculty from each program, along with tours of the Creative Arts Center and meetings with financial aid and admissions representatives.

Students who plan to attend the Audition and Portfolio Days should register in advance. To see the full schedule of events and more details about the audition/portfolio review process, go to the website at

All three schools offer cash awards and scholarship amounts up to a full tuition wavier. The portfolio review/audition days also serve as the application for scholarship consideration.

Students who would like to register may also call the School of Music at 304-293-4532 or the Schools of Art and Design and Theatre and Dance at 304-293-4339.


CONTACT: Charlene Lattea, College of Creative Arts

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College Information Night is Here!

Make sure to join us tonight at our annual Fine Arts College Information Night. Registration begins at 6:30 pm at Howard High School in Ellicott City, followed by a short plenary session at 7:00 pm before breaking out into panel discussions for music, theatre, visual art, and dance. At 8:30 pm, there will be an additional session open for financial aid and scholarship information. Our event is growing still, and we would love for you to experience everything College Night has to offer.

College Information Night Planning Beguns

We hope our readers and supporters are getting as excited for our annual College Information Night as we are. Current members of the FAAC are having a planning meeting this evening to continue working on the featured speaker and four panels.

Mark your calendars for October 13, 2014, 6:45 pm, at Howard High School. We look forward to seeing and meeting all of you.

Stunning Choreography Allows Dancer to “Fly”


Kirven Douthit-Boyd performing “Caught,” at the David H. Koch Theater last week. Andrea Mohin/The New York Times

From the New York Times:

In 1982, David Parsons made his greatest choreographic discovery: He invented a way for a dancer to fly.

“Caught,” his signature work that stars a soloist soaring through the air and a strobe light, may last only about five minutes. But this seemingly simple recipe of light and movement results in pure exhilaration. The piece is part of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s current season at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center. Robert Battle, Ailey’s artistic director, is a former member of Parsons Dance.

Continue reading about this amazing feat of strength, stamina, and artistry here.

MIT Values the Arts and Humanities

A wonderful article from the Boston Globe points out how valuable MIT, the bastion of all things STEM, finds the arts and humanities for growing smart, talented, and innovative scientists and engineers.