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APSU's Watauga Arts Academy looking for high school students interested in the arts

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The Watauga Arts Academy, hosted by Austin Peay State University, is a summer program offering high school students the opportunity to participate in a collaborative and creative “think tank” for visual arts, music, dance and theatre. Watauga is a two-week residential arts camp for students in grades 9-12, with this year’s camp taking place June 14-27.

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The Watauga Arts Academy, hosted by Austin Peay State University, is a summer program offering high school students the opportunity to participate in a collaborative and creative “think tank” for visual arts, music, dance and theatre. Watauga is a two-week residential arts camp for students in grades 9-12, with this year’s camp taking place June 14-27.

Unique to the Watauga Arts Academy is a daily interdisciplinary component where students will engage in creative activities with students from other disciplines. In addition, students have the opportunity to attend various performances presented by Watauga faculty, guests and fellow students, as well as participate in recreational activities and other camp events.

The fine art curriculum will give high school artists opportunities for instructional workshops in drawing, ceramics, graphic design, letterpress and silkscreen printing. The dance track will help students hone their technique in ballet, modern, jazz, hip-hop, tap, and choreography. The music curriculum will provide instructional opportunities that are essential for young musicians. Students in the program will perform in a variety of chamber music settings and will attend daily classes on music theory, history, composition, jazz, conducting and more. Finally, the theatre program provides students with an on-campus college experience and a unique opportunity for focused study in the areas of acting, musical theatre (voice and dance), stage combat, audition techniques, improvisation and scenic-lighting-costume design and technical theatre.

Prospective students must submit an online application including audition materials. The final deadline is April 20. For more information, please visit apsu.edu/watauga or contact Margaret Rennerfeldt, co-director at 931-221-6237 or watauga@apsu.edu.