Auditions for Creative Arts Academy in city

Grades Levels: Seven to Eleven

Dates and Times:

July 11 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

July 12 from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Aug. 1 from 10 am - 2 p.m.

Aug. 2 from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Venue: Community Folk Art Center, 805 East Genesee St., Syracuse.

Community Folk Art Center is launching a pre-professional intensive youth arts training program, The Creative Arts Academy (CAA). The goal of the CAA is to engage, nurture and empower young people from the city of Syracuse through the arts, and prepare Academy students for advance study in the visual and expressive arts.

"We believe that the arts provide a sound foundation for young people resulting in an improved sense of self, fortifying them to perform better in school and unearth their infinite potential," CFAC Executive Director, Kheli Willetts said.

Young Creatives will earn admission to the program through the audition process. Contact CFAC for registration guidelines and to schedule an audition.

Artistic disciplines include: dance, theater, music, creative writing and visual arts including drawing, painting, ceramics and mixed media. CAA will admit students with various levels of experience and expertise, but what they have in common is raw potential and a demonstrated commitment to the arts.

Once students are admitted to The Academy they will remain with the program until graduation.

Are you, or do you know a young creative? Teachers have you spotted a young Romare Bearden, Janet Collins, Marian Anderson or Alvin Ailey in your classroom? Contact CFAC for registration guidelines and to schedule an audition.

For more information about the Creative Arts Academy youth programming call 442-2230 or cfac@syr.edu.

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