The Arts Center has great opportunities for students over the summer. ACCC's Summer Youth Conservatory is a series of two-week summer camp sessions that teach students voice, acting, creative movement and dance. At the end of each session, students get to show off what they learned in their own showcase for friends and family.
This camp is a great way for kids to get hands-on experience with various art forms like dance, music, and even visual art with highly trained teachers and staff. They develop vital life skills such as communication, critical thinking, teamwork, and confidence. It promises to challenge and inspire every student.
Students come from ACCC's seven-county service area. Conservatory is a wonderful way for students to meet and work with their peers from various counties. These sessions help build long lasting community relationships
This year The Arts Center has received grant funding for Summer Conservatory from the National Endowment of the Arts. The grant funds will partially underwrite the cost of Conservatory. ACCC will offer tuition scholarship opportunities for select students in Cannon County. Specialists in curriculum development will be overseeing the program and coaching our teachers.
There are two junior sessions of Conservatory for grades 1-6 (June 5-16 and June 19-30), and one senior session for grades 7-12 (July 10-21). No prior experience is required to participate in either junior or senior sessions.
Other learning opportunities are available to students throughout the year. Private lessons are offered in voice, piano, and acting. Students can also experience different styles of visual art and learn about local artists by visiting Cannon Hall and the Berger Gallery located inside the Arts Center.