Point of View

April 8, 2010, 9:17 pm
Filed under: Out in the Community

On March 24 the Ziff Ballet Opera House was lit up by bright, young artists from New World School of the Arts in their annual “Rising Stars” student concert.  The quality of programming and performances was a true testament to the high level of training and leadership at New World School. 

Created by the Florida Legislature as a center of excellence for the arts and opening in 1987, New World School of the Arts (NWSA) is a school and college conservatory with programs in visual arts, dance, theater, musical theatre, instrumental music, and vocal music.  In addition to its close proximity to the Adrienne Arsht Center, NWSA’s commitment to the highest quality performing arts aligns both organizations resulting in a fruitful partnership that started when the Center opened in 2006.  Beginning with NWSA’s participation in KidsFest in the Center’s Inaugural Season, young people from the school have been on the stages and in the rehearsal halls from the day the Center’s doors opened.  Past performance highlights include orchestral and vocal accompaniment for last November’s Lincoln Bicentennial event where studetns performed a segment of Aaron Copland’s Lincoln Portrait, with narration by Alonzo Mourning.

In addition to performances, students from NWSA have participated in numerous master classes with world class artists who perform at the Adrienne Arsht Center and have attended the Jazz Roots educational programs and concerts.  Students are also active in the summer programming at the Center in the role of Group Leaders for AileyCamp Miami, a summer camp for middle school students.  The opportunities for learning through their participation in Adrienne Arsht Center events enhances both the artistic and academic growth of these up-and-coming artists.


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