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Summer Arts Academy

The 2023 Summer Arts Academy will be held June 11 – 17, 2023.

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The Morehead State University Summer Arts Academy nurtures students' development in the arts in a setting that allows interaction with expert faculty and the opportunity to work with other students who share specific interests in music, theater, art and design, and writing & media. All students will select a course of study appropriate to their medium, but all will receive the same opportunities.

The Academy consists of six full days of activities, including individual and group instruction in your chosen area (music, theater, art and design, and writing & media). Recreational activities will include an art hop night, movie night, bowling night and performances/presentations by the Morehead State University Summer Arts Academy faculty.

Directions to Baird Music Hall


  • Music: Group lessons and masterclasses will be given during the designated times each day. Students will learn specific techniques to take with them, which will improve their musicianship! The following areas are offered:
    bass, bassoon, clarinet, flute, horn, oboe, percussion, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, tuba/euphonium and voice.
    (Music students will also choose two electives: Jazz Improvisation, Music Technology, Conducting, Eurhythmics, and Choir)
  • Theatre: A study of acting from both the aesthetic and practical viewpoints. Through fundamental techniques associated with the acting process, students will discover methodologies that will prove beneficial in developing their craft.
  • Art and Design: Students will be able to work in four areas during the week.
    Printmaking & Art Activism: Students in printmaking and art activism will explore art for social change using techniques in printmaking.
    Ceramics: Students will use basic hand-building methods to create functional and sculptural pieces from clay. The works will then be fired and glazed/decorated.
    Photography: Students will explore the basics of photographing and create artworks using historical alternative photographic processes.
    Digital Art: Students will explore our modern digital landscape as we create 2D characters.
  • Writing & Media: Explorations in creative writing and convergent media will lead to individual multi-genre passion projects. Students who enroll in Writing and Media will have the unique opportunity to explore a variety of media to tell their story and share it with an authentic audience.

The Summer Arts Academy is sponsored by the Caudill College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance.

Contact Information

Ben Cantrell

208 Baird Music Hall
Morehead, KY 40351

PHONE: 606-783-2403