The festival June 24-28, 2013 will explore the many ways Jazz and Classical music intersect and influence each other. In addition to competitions in jazz and classical music for high school and college pianists, teachers and students can participate in workshops, master classes, and concerts. Special guest artists include Classical artist Ann Schein and jazz artist Dan Haerle. In keeping with the mission of the College of Creative Arts, the 2013 summer festival will promote understanding and involvement in music in order to express the diversity of human experience. “The Intersection of Jazz and Classical Music” festival will include workshops on the elements of jazz, gaining skills in improvisation and in acquiring a new vocabulary. Participants, students as well as teachers, will attend competition semi-finals, finals, master classes and concerts in both classical and jazz music. With the importance of diverse skills in today’s job market, the Festival panel discussions will explore emerging technology and career opportunities.
Cost: $105-135. June 24-28, 2013
This festival is geared towards performers and their teachers. Teachers can receive 3 hours of professional development credit towards their re-certification hours.
June 10-28, 2013
The Architect Frank Lloyd Wright course provides an opportunity to look closely at Wright’s life and work and place it in the context of developments in modern architecture. Students will consider how each of his designs responds to the particular location and function for which it was built. His iconic structures—from the early Prairie Houses, to Fallingwater, to the Guggenheim Museum—can only be understood in relation to their response to place. Students will pursue a semester-long research project taking advantage of the easy proximity of Wright’s masterwork, the Kaufmann House (Fallingwater), and his late Usonian design, the Hagan House (Kentuck Knob). The direct experience with these specific buildings allows students to come to terms with Wright’s theory of organic architecture that has been so influential on today’s green designers.
West Virginia University's Jackson Hole Photography Workshop is now accepting applications for the intensive summer photography course, ART 331: CRN: 51739, located in the remote area of northwestern Wyoming.
The 10-day program, which runs from June 20-June 30, 2013 allows students to travel through the area's terrain while experimenting with various forms of image making. Among the locations visited are Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, the National Elk Refuge, the St. Anthony Sand Dunes and an authentic western rodeo.
PLACE:APPALACHIA is an interdisciplinary two week, outdoor field program for artists. The focus of the course is to study and discuss the notion of place as it pertains to the Appalachian region of West Virginia. We will do this by engaging water, coal, agriculture and wilderness as a means to explore the larger environmental and cultural issues that define the area. Through exposure to sites and with the expertise presented by various guests, we will examine what it means to be influenced by a geography and explore how that influences our art work.