The Governor’s School for the Arts
This weekend, my son, Nicholas, and I will be traveling to Charleston, W.Va. for his violin audition for a chance to attend the Governor's School for the Arts (GSA), July 5-25, 2015, at West Virginia Wesleyan College.
The Governor's School for the Arts (GSA) is an opportunity for current sophomores who live in and who attend public and private schools, as well as those who are home-schooled in West Virginia, to experience a summer for young artists to develop their talents and expand on their passion for music. This exciting opportunity will become a reality for 108 current West Virginia high school sophomores.
GSA is an intense three-week course of study that aspires to be a transformative experience for all through rigorous classroom experiences under the guidance of master teachers. GSA students will refine their skills in pursuit of mastering their disciplines. By interacting with their peers from different areas of expertise, they will have their artistic and aesthetic horizons broadened in truly meaningful ways.
The programs are small so that each student receives individual attention not only from the primary teacher, but other adjunct staff members as well. They stress the artist community concept and immerse the students in experiences that push them to the point that they are truly changed during their three weeks in the camp, only to return as more mature leaders as well as musicians and productive young adults.
Best of luck to my son, Nick, his friends and all those students auditioning!