Summer Arts Academy

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This is the 9th year that the Foundation is sponsoring the Summer Arts Academy.




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Dance Academy:

Students engage in fun and collaborative exercises to develop their skills in dance, performance, and composition in a wide array of styles including jazz, hip-hop, modern, ballet, lyrical, and improvisational.








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Cardboard Sculptor Academy:

 Students work throughout the week developing and honing their sculpting skills and getting to produce creative and exciting works that expand their familiarity and hands-on experience with the medium. Emphasis is placed on exploring the forms and textures a single material has to offer.




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Digital Photography Academy:

Exploring scenic vistas and natural landscapes, photography students mature their sense of observation, composition, and visual acuity all while getting to participate in exploratory photo-walks. Our facilities also offer up to date editing software and photography equipment to help students better master their craft as well as learn the basics of technical photography operation such as shutter speed, F-stop, and ISO. 




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Vocal Academy:

Students are provided with a comprehensive experience in all facets of the vocal art that emphasizes choral singing as well as experiences in solo vocal performance. Students have the opportunity to study with Barbara Ingram Vocal Faculty in private lessons and master class settings, as well as sing in a choral setting. Students receive instruction in music theory, audition preparation, and have numerous opportunities to perform during academy, including a final culminating performance for family and friends!



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Band Academy:

Each day students are involved in working on the fundamentals of music making which include; embouchure position, tone production, and facility. In addition to these, students also use computer programs to help them improvise, write, and arrange music for their instrument as well as watching performances by various soloists or ensembles to guide and inspire their progress.





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Introduction to Acting Academy

Students are taught the fundamentals of performing on stage including technique, stage presence, and scene study.  They are coached in acting, voice and movement as well as given the opportunity to perform their scene or monologue on the last day to family and friends!



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Visual Arts Academy:

Each day students are encouraged to explore various mediums and techniques in drawing, painting, and print making. Emphasis will be placed on individual creative expression as well as the use of the principles and elements of design, all while learning to create a portfolio.


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Guitar Academy

Students learn the fundamentals of guitar such as tuning, technique, chords, and melodic playing all in a variety of styles. They learn to grow their guitar skills through collaboration and critique as they engage in an environment of both classical and contemporary music education. 











Congratulations to the 2019 Summer Arts Academy Scholarships awardees.


The Michael Raymer Scholarship presented to: Roman Purvey

The Thomas L. Law Visual Arts

The MSO Flute Academy

The MSO Band Academy present to: Noah Nunberg


The Barbara Ingram Summer Arts Academy is grateful to the following Foundations for their continued support:


Richard N. Funkhouser Foundation : This grant will assist in funding a masterclass with a real combat actor for our Playwright with a Punch camp. Mr. Kain will demonstrate to the students on how to give a big PUNCH or POW in a   safe manner on stage.


Mary K. Bowman Fund for Historical and Fine Arts at the Community Foundation: This grant money will be used for the smart music computer program, master class for vocal students, and guitar sheet music.


Kershner Sisters Foundation: This grant will be used to purchase music for the Vocal Academy and provide scholarship opportunities.


We are proud to list the 2019 Sponsors


Shining Star Level Sponsorship

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Bright & Bold Level Sponsorship

Washington County Arts Council

Hagerstown Honda/ Hagerstown KIA

Tiger’s Eye Benefits Consulting

Wilson Orthodontics