July 10, 2012
Issue 55

Modern Dance
Modern Dance in Allen Studio (photo by Cassi Olson)
Sitka Fine Arts Camp Newsletter 

We Can Do It, If We All Work Together! 

On Saturday, three of our campers and two counselors joined world-class musicians in the Sitka Summer Music Festival's Finale Concert.
Practicing with the SSMF musicians
Fine Arts Camp students practicing with Sitka Summer Music Festival musicians (Photo by Cassi Olson)

Campers Victoria Morozova (viola,) Harrison Greenough (bass,) Emma Burck (cello,) and counselors Bryce O'Tierney (violin,) and Eric Fishman (cello) joined Zuill Bailey, Bu Sherf, and Kevin Hekmatpanah and members of the Attacca Quartet.  The group played pieces by Gluck, Massenet and Couperin in the evening program.

The new partnership between the SItka Fine Arts Camp and the Sitka Summer Music Festival has opened up new, really special opportunities for our campers! Thank you to Zuill Bailey and the SSMF for inviting us to be part of this show.
Final Performance Line-up
We have an amazing group of High School Campers this year, and they are already gearing up for final performances.  After getting a sneak peak at some of the action, I can tell you that you're not going to want to miss the upcoming shows!

The excitement starts tonight with a first-ever Open Mic night at Allen Hall, featuring the talents of our Improv and Writing students. (Show starts at 7:00pm.)

Advanced Improv: The Harold (to perform tongiht in Allen Hall, 7:00pm)
Students from Advanced Improv: The Harold, to perform tonight at Allen Hall at 7:00pm (photo by Cassi Olson)

Wednesday night will be our final ArtShare of the season, featuring a faculty collaboration.
(7:00pm at Allen Hall.)

Campers will share their work from other classes in our three-day line-up of final performances:

Thursday July 12
7:00pm at the Performing Art Center
  • Trumpet Masterclass 
  • Jazz Combo 
  • Tlingit Stomp 
  • Repertory Theater 
  • Mime
  • Musical Theater 

Friday July 13
7:00pm at the Performing Arts Center

  • Trumpet Masterclass 
  • Modern Dance 
  • Sonic Boom 
  • Dancing with Athleticism 
  • Mask and Movement 
  • Advanced Ballet and Choreography
  • Advanced Mime and Movement
  • Beginning and Advanced Acrobatics   
Percussion Masterclass
Percussion Masterclass, learning the timpani (photo by Cassi Olson)

Saturday July 14
2:00-4:00pm on the Fine Arts Campus
  • Art Show in Yaw
  • Small ensemble and theater performances in Rasmuson, Allen and Yaw Chapel
7:00pm at the Performing Arts Center
  • Trumpet Masterclass 
  • Advanced Clown Theater 
  • Jazz Band
  • Orchestra 
  • Choir
  • Concert Band

10:00pm at Allen Hall

  • Rock Band

Join us for some or all of the performances! We are really proud of what we have to show off this year.






Or checks to Alaska Arts SE

PO Box 3086, Sitka, AK 99835


Upcoming Events
July 10
Improv and Open Mic
7pm at Allen Hall

July 11
Faculty Collaboration

7pm at Allen Hall

July 12 & 13
Final Performances
7pm at the Sitka Performing Arts Center

July 14
Student Art Show & afternoon performances
2-4pm at Allen, Yaw and Rasmuson on the Campus

Final Performances

7pm at the Sitka
Performing Arts Center

June 21
1pm-7pm at Allen Hall

July 16-29
Musical Theater Camp

August 14-18
Native Jazz Camp





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Thanks for the ongoing support,
Cassi Olson, Development Director, 907-747-3085
Laura Schmidt and Wendy Alderson, Volunteer Coordinators