LEXINGTON - More than 200 of Kentucky's best young artists will gather on the Transylvania campus on Sunday to begin the three-week 2007 session of the Governor's School for the Arts.
The latest GSA class includes 226 rising junior and senior students with about 50 counties and 86 Kentucky high schools represented.
During their 21-day stay, the student-artists will be immersed in a rigorous schedule of daily seminars, master-classes, lectures, hands-on workshops and field trips to regional arts attractions. Instruction is offered in eight disciplines: architecture, creative writing, dance, drama, instrumental music, musical theatre, visual arts and vocal music.
Since 1987, more than 3,300 of the state's most talented high school artists from 120 counties have attended the GSA summer program following a rigorous selection process. More than 1,300 students apply for the program each year for one of the available scholarships valued at over $3,000. Currently, 18 colleges and universities, including Transylvania, offer scholarships to GSA alumni.