Join us to learn more about the Govie Experience!

Our Admissions Team is hosting Virtual Information Sessions for interested students and their families. We can't wait to meet you and share more about the transformative opportunities that the Governor's School offers young artists! 

If you lead a community or school group and would like to schedule a customized Virtual Information Session, please fill out the request form below. We look forward to hearing from you!

Select your art area of interest below to view the schedule and register!

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Creative Writing

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Register for a Creative Writing Information Session! Find a time that works best for you by exploring the options below.

All sessions are overviews unless otherwise noted. Please see our session descriptions below for more information!

Session Descriptions

Overview: Information will be provided about the SCGSAH Creative Writing Department courses and offerings, as well as what applicants can expect during the application and audition process. This 30-minute session includes time for a Q&A.

Everyone is a writer, but you may not even know it: Did you know that you are already a skilled writer? If you didn't, then learn how in the upcoming information session, "Everyone is a writer!" In this 30-minute session, discover the skills you already have as a writer and how to continue to strengthen and develop those skills.

Building Your Poetry Portfolio: This is a step by step walkthrough to putting together your poetry portfolio for the Creative Writing application. We'll focus on formatting your portfolio and answering any questions you have about the online application and portfolio submission in this 30-minute session.

Building Your Fiction Portfolio: This is a step by step walkthrough to putting together your fiction portfolio for the Creative Writing application. We'll focus on formatting your portfolio and answering any questions you have about the online application and portfolio submission in this 30-minute session.

Let's Talk About What You Read and Write: What authors do you read? Have you read anything else by that author? Why do you choose to write poetry/fiction? How do you describe your process? There are just some of the questions that may come up during a Creative Writing Interview. In this 30-minute session, learn how to talk about your reading and writing choices, as well as tips on the interview process. This session is best suited for students applying to the Creative Writing Academy or Residential High School programs.

Govie Saturday: Includes a 30-minute overview followed by a Q&A session with a Student Ambassador and other members of the Govie Community.

Week of November 30th

Monday, November 30th, 12:30 p.m.

Monday, November 30th, 3:30 p.m. - Building Your Poetry Portfolio

Tuesday, December 1st, 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday, December 1st, 3:30 p.m. - Building Your Fiction Portfolio

Thursday, December 3rd, 7:00 p.m.

Friday, December 4th, 4:00 p.m. - Let's Talk About What You Read and Write

Saturday, December 5th, 10:30 a.m. - Govie Saturday

Week of December 7th

Monday, December 7th, 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 8th, 12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 8th, 3:30 p.m. - Building Your Fiction Portfolio

Wednesday, December 9th, 11:30 a.m.

Thursday, December 10th, 4:00 p.m. - Let's Talk About What You Read and Write

Thursday, December 10th, 5:30 p.m. - Building Your Poetry Portfolio

Friday, December 11th, 3:30 p.m. - Let's Talk About What You Read and Write

Week of December 14th

Wednesday, December 16th, 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 16th, 3:30 p.m. - Let's Talk About What You Read and Write

Thursday, December 17th, 11:30 a.m.

Thursday, December 17th, 3:00 p.m. - Building Your Poetry Portfolio

Thursday, December 17th, 4:30 p.m. - Building Your Fiction Portfolio

Friday, December 18th, 2:30 p.m. - Everyone is a writer, but you may not even know it

Friday, December 18th, 4:00 p.m. - Let's Talk About What You Read and Write

 

Dance

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Register for a Dance Information Session! Find a time that works best for you by exploring the options below.

All sessions are overviews unless otherwise noted. Please see our session descriptions below for more information!

Session Descriptions

Overview: In this 30-45 minute session, you will learn about courses and offerings in the SCGSAH dance programs. You will also hear about a typical day-in-the-life of our dance students, and learn about how to know if you are ready for the SCGSAH Dance program. We will also briefly discuss the application and audition process. This session is appropriate for any student interested in Residential High School Dance and/or Summer Dance.

Dance Application and Video Audition Q&A: Come prepared with questions you may have about completing your application, and learn about ways to prepare for the Early Decision (video) audition and the Regular Decision (live) audition.

Govie Saturday: Includes a 30-minute overview followed by a Q&A session with a Student Ambassador and other members of the Govie Community.

Week of November 30th

Monday, November 30th, 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 5th, 10:30 a.m. - Govie Saturday

Week of December 7th

Tuesday, December 8th, 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 9th, 12:30 p.m.

Week of December 14th

Tuesday, December 15th, 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 19th, 10:30 a.m. 

Week of December 21st

Monday, December 21st, 11:00 a.m. - Dance Overview/Application & Audition Q&A

Monday, December 21st, 2:00 p.m. - Dance Overview/Application & Audition Q&A

Week of December 28th

Tuesday, December 29th, 11:00 a.m. - Dance Overview/Application & Audition Q&A

Tuesday, December 29th, 2:00 p.m. - Dance Overview/Application & Audition Q&A

Drama

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Register for a Drama Information Session! Find a time that works best for you by exploring the options below.

All sessions are overviews unless otherwise noted. Please see our session descriptions below for more information!

Session Descriptions

Am I Ready for the Residential High School Drama Program? In this 30-minute session geared towards 10th graders, you will gain a clear understanding of the application and audition process for the Residential High School, as well as what to expect from the program and from yourself should you be accepted.

Drama Summer Programs Overview: In this 30-minute session geared towards 7th, 8th, and 9th graders, you will gain a clear understanding of what the SCGSAH Drama department has to offer, as well as detailed information regarding the Academy and Arts Odyssey Drama application and admissions processes. 

Choosing Your Audition Monologue (Part 1) : In this 40-minute session, students interested in any of the SCGSAH Drama programs will learn where to look for audition material that is within the SCGSAH Drama guidelines, and how to choose or edit monologues that are suitable for auditions. Students will also learn about the helpful text work used for monologue audition preparation, beginning with identifying the circumstances and acting beats within the text. Content advisory: The monologues used as examples during this session contain themes of spousal loss and discussion of suicide.

Choosing Your Audition Monologue (Part 2) : For students interested in any SCGSAH Drama program, this 30-minute session continues the text work from Choosing Your Audition Monologue (Part 1) by focusing on objectives, tactics (actions), and obstacles. We strongly recommend attending Choosing Your Audition Monologue (Part 1) before participating in this session. Content advisory: The monologues used as examples during this session contain themes of spousal loss and discussion of suicide.

Selecting Your Audition Song: This 30-minute session is for students interested in any SCGSAH Drama program. Students will gain an understanding of what is expected of them in their SCGSAH Drama video or live audition in regard to singing. They will learn the types of songs that tend to lend themselves best to theatre auditions, as well as how to prepare for the singing portion of the audition.

Preparing For Your Interview: This 30-minute session is for students interested in any SCGSAH Drama programs. Students will gain an understanding what is expected of them in their SCGSAH Drama video or live audition in regard to the interview. They will learn the necessity of interview preparation, and the value of the interview as part of the SCGSAH Drama adjudication process. 

Govie Saturday: Includes a 30-minute overview followed by a Q&A session with a Student Ambassador and other members of the Govie Community.

Week of November 30th

Monday, November 30th, 3:30 p.m. - Am I Ready for the Residential High School Drama Program?

Thursday, December 3rd, 12:30 p.m. - Drama Summer Programs Overview

Friday, December 4th, 11:30 a.m. - Drama Summer Programs Overview

Friday, December 4th, 1:30 p.m. - Selecting Your Audition Song

Friday, December 4th, 2:15 p.m. - Preparing for Your Interview

Saturday, December 5th, 10:30 a.m. - Govie Saturday

Sunday, December 6th, 1:30 p.m. - Arts Odyssey Application/Video Submission Q&A

Sunday, December 6th, 2:15 p.m. - Choosing Your Audition Monologue Pt. 1

Sunday, December 6th, 3:00 p.m. - Choosing Your Audition Monologue Pt. 1

Week of December 7th

Monday, December 7th, 11:30 a.m. - Am I Ready for the Residential High School Drama Program?

Monday, December 7th, 2:15 p.m. - Supporting Your Young Artist During the Audition Process

Tuesday, December 8th, 4:00 p.m. - Drama Summer Programs Overview

Tuesday, December 8th, 6:00 p.m. - Am I Ready for the Residential High School Drama Program?

Tuesday, December 8th, 6:45 p.m. - RHS & Academy Application/Audition Prep Q&A

Week of December 14th

Tuesday, December 15th, 11:30 a.m. - Am I Ready for the Residential High School Drama Program?

Tuesday, December 15th, 6:00 p.m. - Preparing for Your Interview

Tuesday, December 15th, 6:45 p.m. - Selecting Your Audition Song

Wednesday, December 16th, 2:15 p.m. - RHS & Academy Application/Audition Prep Q&A

Thursday, December 17th, 12:30 p.m. - Drama Summer Programs Overview 

Music

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Register for a Music Information Session! Find a time that works best for you by exploring the options below.

All sessions are overviews unless otherwise noted. Please see our session descriptions below for more information!

Session Descriptions

Overview: Information will be provided about the SCGSAH Music Department courses and offering, as well as what applicants can expect during the application and audition process. This 30-minute session includes time for a Q&A.

Govie Saturday: Includes a 30-minute overview followed by a Q&A session with a Student Ambassador and other members of the Govie Community.

Week of November 30th

Monday, November 30th, 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 1st, 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 2nd, 12:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 3rd, 11:30 a.m.

Week of December 7th

Wednesday, December 9th, 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 10th, 12:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 12th, 10:30 a.m. - Govie Saturday

Week of December 14th

Monday, December 14th, 11:30 a.m.

Friday, December 18th, 12:30 p.m.

Visual Arts

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Register for a Visual Arts Information Session! Find a time that works best for you by exploring the options below.

All sessions are overviews unless otherwise noted. Please see our session descriptions below for more information!

Session Descriptions

Overview: Learn more about the Visual Arts department, admissions process, and programs by attending this general overview. 

Beginning a Sketchbook Practice: In this 30-minute presentation, learn about daily activities you can adopt to not only build and strengthen your sketchbook practice, but to also improve your observational drawing skills over time.

How to Prepare Your Art for Mail-in Submission: Learn best practices in packaging your art compositions for mail-in submission, as well as tips for cutting costs for the mail-in submission, during this 30-minute presentation.

What is a Collage? Basics on Getting Started: In this 30-minute presentation, learn the basics of collage, discover examples of art that use this multi-media process, and find out how easy it is to get started.

Color Theory (Part 1): In this session, we will discuss the different dimensions of color as well as some basic color schemes seen in visual arts. This sessions will help prepare applicants consider the use of color when creating your Color and Collage Compositions as part of the mail-in submission component of the application process. Participants will also be provided a color mixing activity to practice your new learned knowledge about the dimensions of color. This session is beneficial for the Residential High School and Academy Summer Program applicants. Odyssey Summer applicants can also benefit from this session to learn more about how color can impact your collage composition.

Color Theory (Part 2): As a continuation of Color Theory Pt. 1, we will look at more advanced color schemes while continuing to understand the different dimensions of color. A new color mixing activity will also be offered to practice your continued learned knowledge about the dimensions of color. This sessions is beneficial for anyone who would like to learn more about color theory and how color can impact artwork.

Govie Saturday: Includes a 30-minute overview followed by a Q&A session with a Student Ambassador and other members of the Govie Community.

Week of November 30th

Monday, November 30th, 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday, December 1st, 2:00 p.m. - Color Theory Pt. 1

Tuesday, December 1st, 6:00 p.m. - How to Prepare Your Art for Mail-in Submission

Wednesday, December 2nd, 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 3rd, 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 3rd, 6:00 p.m. - Beginning a Sketchbook Practice

Friday, December 4th, 12:30 p.m.

Friday, December 4th, 3:00 p.m. - Color Theory Pt. 2

Friday, December 4th, 4:00 p.m. - What is a Collage? Basics on Getting Started

Week of December 7th

Monday, December 7th, 12:30 p.m.

Monday, December 7th, 4:00 p.m. - Beginning a Sketchbook Practice

Monday, December 7th, 5:00 p.m. - Color Theory Pt. 1

Tuesday, December 8th, 11:30 a.m.

Wednesday, December 9th, 2:00 p.m. - How to Prepare Your Art for Mail-in Submission

Thursday, December 10th, 2:00 p.m. - Color Theory Pt. 2

Thursday, December 10th, 3:00 p.m. - What is a Collage? Basics on Getting Started

Saturday, December 12th, 10:30 a.m. - Govie Saturday

Week of December 14th

Monday, December 14th, 3:00 p.m. - How to Prepare Your Art for Mail-in Submission

Monday, December 14th, 4:00 p.m. - Beginning a Sketchbook Practice

Tuesday, December 15th, 12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 15th, 3:00 p.m. - Color Theory Pt. 1

Tuesday, December 15th, 4:00 p.m. - What is a Collage? Basics on Getting Started

Wednesday, December 16th, 11:30 a.m.

Friday, December 18th, 2:00 p.m. - Color Theory Pt. 2

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