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Experience Your Musical Dream


Passionate Young Artists.
Legendary Stages. Spectacular Shows.

You don't have to spend one more summer
stuck in a lonely practice room…

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Experience Your Musical Dream


Passionate Young Artists.
Legendary Stages. Spectacular Shows.

You don't have to spend one more summer
stuck in a lonely practice room…

Experience The Fine Arts Summer Academy

Nashville, TN at Lipscomb University-July 11-23, 2015

 

ONLY AT THE FINE ARTS SUMMER ACADEMY WILL YOU HAVE THE
OPPORTUNITY TO PERFORM ON THESE CELEBRATED STAGES. 

THE BLUEBIRD CAFE MADE FAMOUS BY THE SHOW NASHVILLE.

THE BLUEGRASS UNDERGROUND OF PBS FAME.

The cannery ballroom, one of music city's hottest venues.

THE GRAND OLE OPRY HOUSE, THE ORIGINAL HOME OF COUNTRY MUSIC. 


FASA is the red hot center of a movement to transform the arts in the 21st century.  

This isn't your typical classical music summer program — FASA takes the best of popular music and fuses it with challenging technical training and Broadway-level stagecraft for a concert experience like no other.

FASA unlocks the practice room and puts players on the stage after two weeks of intensive training.  You will hone your craft beside other passionate players and interact with the some of the finest teachers in music.  

Classical technique, improvisation, and professional stage presence are just a few of the abilities you will develop through the Academy.  Whether your interest is musical theater, big band, or bluegrass, FASA is where your artistic dreams can become reality.  

The Fine Arts Summer Academy is revolutionizing music. 

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An Experience Money Can't Buy


Join the Annie Moses Band for an unforgettable summer

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An Experience Money Can't Buy


Join the Annie Moses Band for an unforgettable summer

The Fine Arts Summer Academy was founded by the chart-topping Annie Moses Band, an ensemble whose members have studied at the world’s top conservatories (The Juilliard School, Cincinnati Conservatory, Aspen Music Festival), and taken their music to new and bold places.  They have performed at both Carnegie Hall and The Grand Ole Opry, and they make their fiery virtuosity and passion available to students every summer in this unequalled educational opportunity.  

To top it off, they offer the unparalleled experience to these young artists of performing on the legendary stage of the Grand Ole Opry House, home to performers from Hank Williams to Paul McCartney, from Dolly Parton to Carrie Underwood.


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World-Class Faculty


Take the lesson that will change everything

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World-Class Faculty


Take the lesson that will change everything

The Fine Arts Summer Academy brings together a diverse cross section of faculty, including elite conservatory pedagogues, touring professionals, and first call studio musicians. Our faculty include alumni from the Juilliard School, Cincinnati Conservatory, Berklee College of Music and other prestigious institutions.  

Notable Faculty from past academies include:

Jung-Ho Pak is Conductor of the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra. He has been the music director at Orchestra Nova San Diego, 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.

Masao Kawasaki is a professor of Violin at the Juilliard School of Music.  A legend in his field, he made his solo debut at Carnegie Hall in 1985 and has performed on numerous international concert tours as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician.

Larry Panella is the director of Jazz Studies at The University of Southern Mississippi.  He received his master of music from Northern Illinois University and his bachelor of music from the University of North Texas, where he toured and performed as a member of the famed 1 o’clock Jazz Lab Band.  He has performed with numerous artists and entertainers, including the Phil Collins Big Band, the Woody Herman Orchestra, Natalie Cole, Steve Allen, Nelson Riddle and Frank Sinatra, Jr.

Won-Bin Yim is a professor of violin at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, where he received the Glover Award for Excellence in Teaching.  He was a  assistant faculty member at the Juilliard School college division, as well as a violin faculty member at the Aspen Music Festival. 

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Is FASA For Me?


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Is FASA For Me?


FASA IS FOR STUDENTS WHO:

  1. Will work hard to bring their skill to the next level. 
  2. Want to make great music & art to engage the world. 
  3. Need to catapult their creative momentum into the next school year. 
  4. Dream of performing fun music with professional musicians on a legendary stage. 
  5. Desire a fun, welcoming community of like-minded artists.
  6. Want to be part of a community of team players and people who want to have fun making great art.

Is FASA For You?


Frequently Asked Questions 
 

Q: Why is FASA so short? I’m used to Summer Festivals that are 8 or more weeks long!
A: FASA is different from other summer festivals - it’s not a place to hang out all summer, it’s an INTENSIVE… if we all spent 8 or 9 weeks working as hard as we do for the 10 days of FASA, we’d all end up in the hospital. So come ready to work harder than you ever have (in a musical sense), and gain a more amazing reward after 10 short days than you ever thought possible.

Q: Why is FASA so long? I’m used to ___ day camps…
A: Because FASA isn’t an after-school day camp - it’s an INTENSIVE 10-day immersive experience where you rub shoulders with other dedicated artists who are striving for excellence. It will transform your artistic horizon.

Q: What if I’m a beginner? Can I attend FASA?
A: Our only requirement is that you have studied your instrument or talent for a minimum of one year.  We have both incredibly advanced students and those who have just recently begun their musical journey, but our original orchestrations are designed to challenge the most advanced students while also allowing beginners to be a part of the fun. 

Q: I’ve just begun my musical studies, can I still come?  
A: The one-year requirement is only for Upper Division, so if you are under the age of 11, you can attend Younger Division.  For those 12 and older, we recommend taking a year to get familiar with your instrument before jumping into an intensive experience like FASA.

Q: Is FASA only for instrumentalists?
A: Nope. FASA features a wide range of disciplines including voice, dance, drama, brass, woodwinds, piano, guitar, violin, viola, cello, bass, harp and percussion.  Our faculty include Mississippi jazz masters, renowned Nashville blue-grassers, Juilliard-trained technical instructors, and Manhattan dance pros - just to name a few!

Q: How much does it cost?
A: Tuition for FASA Upper Division (12-21 yrs old) is $1395; Early birds, those who register before January 1st, will only pay $1195 for tuition. January 1st-March 1st tuition is $1295. After March 1st, tuition will cost $1395. 

Younger Division Tuition (5- 11 yrs old) is $595. 

Room and Board not included for either division. 

Q: Do you have payment plans?
A: Yes, we do.  The earlier you register, the lower your monthly payments will be.  At the time you complete your registration, you can set up monthly payments.  The payment plan is subject to a 5% fee, to handle credit card processing.  Remember, we’re a non-profit - we can’t keep tuition this low and absorb credit card fees.

Q: Where can I get more info?
A: Visit the full Fine Arts Summer Academy website for all the details including a schedule of courses, faculty listings, logistical details, and more.

HAVE MORE QUESTIONS? CALL 888.839.1055 TO SPEAK TO A
FINE ARTS SUMMER ACADEMY REGISTRATION SPECIALIST