St. Vrain Valley School District will hold a performing arts college information night from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday The event is open to all students interested in pursuing higher education in the performing arts, but to receive an invitation to the Webex event families must register in advance at http://stvra.in/performingarts
This will be the second year St. Vrain has hosted a performing arts college information night. Last year, Erie High School hosted the event that drew more than 150 people from across the district, according to a news release.
“After last year's successful turnout, we are excited to be offering the event again this year in a virtual format,” Scott Wright, Erie High School theater teacher, stated in the release. “The goal is to continue bringing together leading performing arts college programs from across the state to help assist students in their future education endeavors, as they continue to aspire and reach towards their dreams in the performing arts.”
The event will feature faculty and staff from the University of Denver, DIME Denver, the University of Colorado, Colorado State University and the University of Northern Colorado. Speakers will share information with students and parents considering pursuing a degree in dance, music and theater. Topics will include programs and degree opportunities, the performing arts college application process, questions to ask potential colleges, scholarship opportunities and the audition process during the time of COVID-19.
The event’s main speaker and facilitator will be Veronica McClellan, director of admission and recruitment at the University of Colorado Boulder.
“Ultimately, this event serves as a really easy-to-digest way to learn and understand the logistics of applying and auditioning to Colorado programs, and also a way to better understand what questions to be asking any institution across the country,” McClellan stated in the release. “Colorado is home to a rich pool of bright, talented, up-and-coming artists and it’s so important to us to provide good information about the paths forward so they can feel empowered to pursue their dreams.”