The College of the Arts Office of Educational Outreach supports the growth of local, national and international creative individuals through clinics, workshops and institutes hosted on Georgia State’s campus. The arts initiative engages public school students and teachers, collegiate and graduate level students, community members and professional artists with the opportunity to advance their studies and appreciation for the arts outside the classroom setting. Through creative and innovative programming, participants hone their artistic skills in an immersive “hands-on” environments alongside critically acclaimed artist-faculty at Georgia State.
Mozart & Seasonal Scenes
The 2019 Harrower Summer Opera Workshop cast presented Seasonal Scenes and Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte & Le Nozze Di Figaro in this summer’s operatic show-stoppers. The intensive three weeks took cast and crew from start to finish under the guidance of experienced opera professionals, W. Dwight Coleman, Carroll Freeman, Kay Paschal, Christian Noel Reaves, Rolando Salazar, and more. With five shows, costumes, string orchestras, and fully staged operas, the Harrower Summer Opera Workshop placed a spotlight on the next generation of stars.
The Summer Leadership Institute kickstarted the summer with excitement and energy for new challenges. High school students from across the southeast joined Keynote Speakers Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser and Joel Denton and breakout session faculty in record numbers. Nearly 500 students and directors ignited their passion for life-long learning and achievement by gaining new leadership skills, growing as individuals, connecting with others, and finding their best selves.
Jazzin' It Up
Seven jazz combos filled with middle and high school metro-Atlanta students spent one week with the Summer Jazz Workshop faculty at Georgia State. Each combo jammed all week to jazz hit-lists, faculty performances, techniques and improv. Student musicians experienced a true-to-life gig opportunity at a local jazz club and brought the music to life in the final performance.
STUDY. CONDUCT. SING. GROW. That’s the Atlanta Summer Conducting Institute’s motto and for one week, choral conductors 17 states came to Atlanta with the sole purpose of growing as a conductor and an artist at the institute. Sessions at the institute delivered thoughtful insight on topics such as score study and working with orchestras. Under the guidance of Dr. Deanna Joseph and Dr. Daniel Bara, Conducting Fellows advanced their techniques and refined their skills while conducting a choir of nearly 50 voices. All in all, the Atlanta Summer Conducting Institute was indeed a week which made good on it’s motto.
55 Park Place, NE, Ste. 910
Atlanta, GA 30303
Georgia State University
College of the Arts – Educational Outreach
PO Box 3984
Atlanta, GA 30302