Find out how to make your dream of a career in the arts a reality at the Open House on Saturday, April 2, 10 a.m.— 2 p.m. at 239 Cold Spring Road in Syosset.
Find out if LIHSA is the right place for you by sampling some of the professional-level classes that are taught by recognized artists and experienced master teachers. Sketch from a live model, sit in on a jazz improv or take a dance class. Join the theatre ‘techies’ in creating special effects, participate in an improve class, join in a film shoot on location, watch a student performance, take an art class and then be dazzled by the artwork on display in the student art gallery.
“The Long Island High School for the Arts is for teenagers who are dreaming of making movies, performing at Carnegie Hall, dancing professionally, acting or directing films or plays,” according to LIHSA Principal Ava Favara.
Explore the school’s theatre, art and dance studios, “high tech” Digital Music and Media Production Lab and rehearsal rooms. Tour the entire state-of-the-art facility and talk with staff, professional artists, alumni and parents of students. Hear about LIHSA’s outstanding programs, from its half- and full-day high school studies to its Summer Arts Academy, After School program for middle schoolers and Arts for Adults.
LIHSA students receive professional-level training in art, dance, drama, theatre technology, instrumental or vocal music, musical theatre, film or playwriting each day as a supplement to their regular courses of study. The school’s alumni have landed starring roles on Broadway and in national touring companies. They also can be found working as technicians for Cirque de Soleil and at Lincoln Center. Last year’s graduates earned more than $8 million in scholarships and grants to continue their educations at some of the nation’s most highly esteemed colleges and conservatories. For details on the open house call 516-622-5678 or visit www.lihsarts.org.
Nassau BOCES is part of the public school system, and its Long Island High School for the Arts has been offering intensive training in the visual and performing arts for more than 35 years. Students from both Nassau and Suffolk counties can attend either for half the school day, taking academic courses at their home high schools, or can enroll full time and take all of their academic courses for high school graduation at LIHSA. More than 90 percent of the graduates go on to colleges or conservatories, including the Juilliard School, Boston Conservatory, Cooper Union and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts (just to name a few).