April 1, 2014

Maestro Jung Ho Pak

The Fine Arts Summer Academy is proud to announce that Maestro Jung Ho Pak of Los Angeles will be joining us as conductor for this year’s event!

The Cape Cod Times calls him the “Electricity Conductor.” The New York Times     says he “radiates enthusiasm,” and the Los Angeles Times describes him as “a real   grabber.” And that suits Jung-Ho Pak, Artistic Director and Conductor of the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra, just fine. He firmly believes the orchestra doesn’t exist to simply play notes, but to “grab souls.”

This desire to create a “passionate synergy” between himself and the orchestra has earned him a reputation as a revolutionary thinker in the world of classical music.   His mission is to inspire and entertain all generations—onstage and off.

As a passionate advocate for arts in education, he is dedicated to making classical music more accessible to the younger generation. He was drawn to the Cape because of the orchestra’s talent, courage and resources.  He was compelled to come because the musicians, staff and board here share his educational dreams.

In addition to his role with the CCSO, Pak currently leads Orchestra Nova San Diego, the World Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Summer Orchestras at the Interlochen Center for the Arts. He is also music director emeritus of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra.

He has been the music director at the San Diego Symphony, University of Southern California, San Francisco Conservatory of Music and the University of California, Berkeley. For eight years, he served as the principal conductor of the Emmy-nominated Disney Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra and has been on national television (60 Minutes, Disney Channel) and radio (NPR) for many years. As a Guest Conductor for a variety of well-known orchestras, he has travelled to Europe, the Soviet Union, South America and Asia.

While he’s crazy about the Classics, there’s more than Bach and Beethoven on this conductor’s iPod. His tastes are encompassing and eclectic.  His favorite piece is “whatever I’m listening to or conducting that moment!”

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November 13, 2013

Welcome!

The Fine Arts Summer Academy (FASA) is the flagship arts academy of the Annie Moses Band. An intensive program for young musical artists, the Academy bolsters the technical development of students, and puts that technique to work with on-stage, performing experience. Our desire is to prepare young people to exhibit the best their skills have to offer as performers. Fine Arts Summer Academy is offered in two divisions, and is open to all skill levels.

YOUNGER DIVISION: Mini-MusicFest is for students 4 – 10 years old.  July 12-19, 2014

UPPER DIVISION: Rising 5th grade – College Sophomores.  July 12-July 26, 2014

Both divisions of FASA are offered in tracks of specialized study. Please click the division links above for specific tracks offered as well as detailed course descriptions.

The Main Event: Final Gala Performance

FASA is a performance driven program, and the final gala is spectacular. Bill and Robin Wolaver, the master craftsmen behind the the music of the Annie Moses Band, write and arrange a customized musical variety show designed with the specific artistic and musical skills of those attending in mind. Instead of students trying to fit themselves into a pre-designed mold, the mold is designed to fit the students. From curtain to curtain the final shows brim with wonder, showcasing a plethora of styles and eras.

Younger Division: all students join together to perform in a spectacular musical featuring their individual talents.

Upper Division: all students perform in the Final Gala event on the historic stage of the Grand Ole Opry House.  To read more about FASA 2013′s Rhapsody in Bluegrass, click here.

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November 13, 2013

Order 2013 DVDs and Photos Now!

Hello Everyone!

The online order form for the photos and DVDs of FASA 2013 are now available.  Bring FASA 2013 with its great memories and dazzling performances right into your home with this offering.

Click here to submit your order.

 

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November 12, 2013

Application for FASA 2014

Please complete the following steps to apply for Fine Arts Summer Academy 2014, July 12-24.

Upper Division Application

Please contact the FASA office if you have questions concerning registration.

Step 1: Application Form

Please fill out the online application form here.*

*If you are applying for the guitar, piano, dance, or percussion tracks, you must prepare a 2-4 minute audition video to upload in the application.

*If you are interested in a vocal solo, please upload a 2-4 minute video displaying your vocal talents.

Step 2: You will receive an email confirmation from the Academy office verifying we have received your application.

Step 3: Once your application is received it will be reviewed and you will be notified of the status of your acceptance.

Video:

- Application Videos are required upon applying in the following tracks: Piano, Guitar, Dance, and Percussion. These tracks are available by audition only and acceptance is based upon the skill level of the student.

- A video is not required to apply for other tracks, though a video is required for all students by May 1 for the finalization of casting.

Step 3: Once you have received an email confirmation of your student’s acceptance to the FASA program book your on-campus housing here.

Step 4: The FASA office will send you an email invoice reflecting your class registration and housing. This will be totaled per family and will be configured with your specific payment structure.

 

Younger Division Application

Step 1: Complete the online application form here.

Step 2: You will receive an email confirmation from the Academy office verifying we have received your application.

Step 3: Once your application is received it will be reviewed and you will be notified of the status of your acceptance.

Step 4: Once you have received an email confirmation of your student’s acceptance to the FASA program call the FASA office at 888.839.1055 to book your on-campus housing.

Step 5: The FASA office will send you an email invoice reflecting your class registration and housing. This will be totaled per family and will be configured with your specific payment structure.

Application Follow-up:

Step 1: Audition Video

In order for us to maximize your child’s experience at FASA, it is vital that we get to know them! Below is the 4-step video casting process we require for all students.

- the child singing ”Happy Birthday” or a verse of “Silent Night”. They may sing another song of their choice along with one of these if they wish.

- a short instrumental performance (for instrumentalists only)

- a dance segment (for dancers only)

- 2 or 3 lines of dramatic dialogue.

Step 2: Complete student release forms available at the online Student Center.

 

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November 28, 2012

Fine Arts Summer Academy: An Introduction

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