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Long Island High School for the Arts offers new Summer Music Intensive Academy

Summer Intensive Music Students
Summer Music Intensive is a comprehensive, five-day academy running August 21-25, 2017.

This summer, Nassau BOCES Long Island High School for the Arts (LIHSA), Long Island’s top-ranked arts school, invites students to learn from the maestros. The Summer Music Intensive Academy (SMIA) will provide advanced music students with hands-on instruction from professional musicians who will help them to develop their skills.

This all-new summer academy is being offered for the first time to serious high school musicians from across Long Island. Each student will receive specific, individualized instruction and mentoring from at least two master musicians in LIHSA’s cutting-edge facilities. SMIA students will develop their skills while gaining invaluable experience and adding significantly to their portfolios. Students can choose from any one of three advanced-level learning experiences.

In the String Quartet and Ensemble Intensive, students will hone and perfect their skills under the guidance of master musicians, working toward a ensemble performance of a classical piece. Students taking Advanced Jazz Study for Vocal and Jazz Ensemble will explore various jazz forms and expand their musical repertoire while improving their performance skills. For Introduction to Composition, students will use their own, original compositions as a foundation for learning vital composing techniques, then arrange and record their compositions using professional software.

This comprehensive, five-day academy runs August 21-25, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., at the Long Island High School for the Arts in Syosset. Candidates for the academy must be attending high school and are required to audition. Applications are currently open and auditions will be held in May. Call LIHSA at 516-622-5678 for more information.