Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The Arts Edge 2-week musical theater program in NYC has scholarships for Aug 9 - 20 program

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The Arts Edge, an educational consulting firm, is offering a Broadway-inspired scholarship for Arts Edge Summer, a unique two-week musical theater and college prep boot camp in New York City. Scholarship applicants will be reviewed by top-tier performing arts and education professionals including “Rock of Ages” star Constantine Maroulis and “Memphis” headliner Chad Kimball.

The elite Arts Edge Summer program, offered August 9 through 20, gives aspiring singers, dancers and actors specialized guidance on the admissions process from prestigious performing arts schools while helping students hone their performances.

“We’re thrilled to be able to offer the opportunity for a student to showcase their talents in front of Broadway superstars, while competing for the chance to attend a unique program that combines musical theater with college prep,” said The Arts Edge founder, Halley Shefler.

The Arts Edge Summer program and scholarship are open to high school students who will be sophomores through seniors in fall 2010 and to college transfer students. Applicants must submit a brief application online and a video of themselves performing two short, contrasting and age-appropriate songs from the Broadway repertoire: one ballad and one upbeat selection.

The Arts Edge Summer scholarship, with a value of $1,950, covers the full tuition of the summer program. Students must submit their application and video by July 12, 2010, and scholarship recipients will be announced the week of July 19, 2010. The scholarship does not include accommodations, meals or transportation.

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