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Arts Discovery Day introduces prospective students to campus

High school students interested in art and music are in for a comprehensive, immersive experience today (Oct. 21) when they visit for Arts Discovery Day. The annual Music Discovery Day, when more than 300 students visit the College of Musical Arts, has been expanded this year to include the School of Art, the Department of Theatre and Film, and the dance and creative writing programs.

Students and guests have registered to attend Arts Discovery Day – an open house where they can watch, for example, a glass-blowing demonstration by visiting artist Ché Rhodes in Robert Geyer’s class, learn about large format photography in Lynn Whitney’s class, see Margaret McCubbin turn a live model into a zombie in a theatre makeup demonstration, learn about acting principles and musical theatre, from Michelle Mensah and Michael Ellison, and film sound effects production from Heather Elliott-Famularo and Thomas Castillo — and attend a portfolio preparation session.  

High school music students can attend music classes and rehearsals of large ensembles such as the Wind Symphony, Concert Band, Women’s Chorus, Bowling Green Philharmonia, Men’s Chorus, Collegiate Chorale, A Cappella Choir, Opera Theater and the Falcon Marching Band. There will also be special sessions on audition preparation and a music theory workshop.

Staff from the arts departments and the Honors Program, along with admissions and financial aid officers, will be available to answer any questions. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for music students in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center and from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for other arts students in the Wolfe Center for the Arts, the Fine Arts Center and across campus.

For more information, call Jodi Schroeder at 419-372-2222.

(Posted October 21, 2013 )