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Performances cap GSA final day at Transylvania

GSALEXINGTON, Ky.—The Governor’s School for the Arts 2011 summer session comes to a close Saturday at Transylvania University, highlighted by final student performances and graduation ceremonies set for the Mitchell Fine Arts Center.

The GSA will wrap up its 12th year on the Transylvania campus on Saturday, with day-long performances in all disciplines beginning at 11 a.m., preceding graduation ceremonies at 5:15 p.m. in Haggin Auditorium. Final performances, including those in instrumental and vocal music, musical theater, visual arts, drama, new media and architecture, will begin at various campus locations at noon. All final day events are open to GSA parents, friends, and relatives as well as the public and media. Previous final day performances have attracted over 1,200 people to the campus. Refreshments will be available at various locations near Old Morrison.

Final performances will be held at the Mitchell Fine Arts Center, the Little Theater, the Shearer Art Building, the Haupt Humanities Building, Old Morrison and the Cowgill Center.

A total of 225 high school students from 49 counties have been on the campus since June 19, immersed in a rigorous schedule of daily seminars, master classes, lectures, hands-on workshops and field trips to local arts attractions. Over 1,700 students attended auditions for the positions, which are valued at $2,800 per student.

For more information, or to cover the events, contact GSA director Carrie Nath at 281-3532.

7/8/2011

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