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Experience the magic of music and theatre with APSU’s Community School of the Arts spring performances

APSU's Community School for the Arts performs in 2022. 

(Posted on Wednesday, May 3, 2023)

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The Community School of the Arts at Austin Peay State University is excited to announce its upcoming spring productions, which will showcase the community’s talented youth through free public musical and theatrical performances.  

CSA Spring Concert flyer

May 8: Clarksville Children’s Chorus Performance 

Join us at 7:30 p.m. May 8 in the George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall for an unforgettable evening of music with the 2022-23 Clarksville Children's Chorus, directed by Dr. Michael Chandler, Austin Peay professor of music. The event will also feature the Rossview High School Advance Choir, directed by Kristina Waugh.  

2023-2024 Children's Chorus Auditions 

The Clarksville Children's Chorus is a great way to learn about music, develop vocal skills and make new friends. Auditions for the 2023-24 school year will take place at Austin Peay’s Art & Design Building from 4:30-7 p.m. Friday, May 12, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 13. Each audition will take approximately four to five minutes. 

The auditions are open to fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade students who attend a public, private or homeschool program in the Clarksville, Fort Campbell or Hopkinsville area. Students must be enrolled in a qualifying program for the 2023-24 school year.  

Audition material and instructions can be found on the choir's website or by contacting Chandler at chandlermd@apsu.edu with any questions. 

Youth Orchestra Spring Flyer

May 9: Clarksville Youth Orchestra Performance 

The Clarksville Youth Orchestra will perform at 7 p.m. May 9 in Austin Peay State University's George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall. The orchestra will showcase its musical abilities through various pieces, ranging from classical to contemporary music. 

The youth orchestra is comprised of dedicated and passionate young musicians ages 12-18. Auditions for the 2023-2024 orchestra will take place in August. For more information, email c-yo@apsu.edu. 

The Outsiders flyer.

May 12 & 13: Clarksville Youth Theatre 

The Clarksville Youth Theatre is excited to announce their first-ever performance at the Margaret Fort Trahern Lab Theatre at 7 p.m. May 12-13. The theatre will be presenting "The Outsiders," a timeless classic that has captured the hearts of audiences for generations. 

The community is invited to attend and experience the talents of these young actors. The Clarksville Youth Theatre is a group made up of young actors ages 10-17 that provides a safe and creative outlet for youth to explore the world of theatre. Under the direction of Clarksville Youth Theatre Artistic Director Alyssa Amos, the cast will bring to life the beloved characters from "The Outsiders" in a heartwarming and engaging performance. 

CSA Summer Camp flyer.

Register for CSA Classes and Summer Arts Camp 

The Community School of the Arts at Austin Peay is offering a four-week June session with classes in theatre and creative writing. The session still has a few spots available, and classes will run from June 5-29. To register, visit the Community School of the Arts website at https://www.apsu.edu/csa/classes.php. 

In addition to the June session, spots are still available for the July Summer Arts Camps. The Summer Arts Camps offer a fun and creative learning experience for students of all ages. Campers will have the opportunity to explore a variety of art forms, including music, art, dance and theatre. Camps are being offered in three different weeks: July 10-14, July 17-21 and July 24-28. 

To register for the Summer Arts Camps, visit the Community School of the Arts website at www.apsu.edu/csa. Don't miss this opportunity to nurture your child's creativity and passion for the arts. Register now for the June session and secure your spot for the Summer Arts Camps. 

For more information on the upcoming performances and to learn more about the Community School of the Arts at Austin Peay, visit www.apsu.edu/csa. If you have any questions, email csa@apsu.edu.