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  • Guest Artist: Performer Trish Denton

    Guest Artist: Performer Trish Denton

    AVPA will be having performing artist Trish Denton come in and speak with AVPA about her career on Thursday April 14th in the black box theater.  To find out more information on her check out her website

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    Guest Artist: Composer/Performer Matt LaRocca

      This months guest artist on Thursday March 31st is local Composer/Performer/Educator Matt LaRocca. Matt LaRocca is a composer, performer and educator living in Burlington, VT.  He holds a B.A. from Middlebury College in chemistry and music, a M.Mus. from Carnegie Mellon University in music composition, and a DMA from Boston University.  After spending several […]

  • Music Masterclass with Steve Hartmann

    Music Masterclass with Steve Hartmann

    The Academy’s music strand had guest artist Steve Hartmann teach a songwriting masterclass.  Steve Hartmann is a amazing local singer/songerwriter.  During the masterclass students got to hear about Steve’s creative process, learn about the structure and basic cords that make up a song, and about the importance stage presence.  By the end of the workshops students had collaborated […]

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    Dance Masterclass with Emily Piper

    This morning we had a dance masterclass with local dancer and yoga instructor Emily Piper.  She taught us the basic moves of belly dancing, talked a little about the history and cultural connections of the dance form and gave us insight as to how belly dancing can help promote self acceptance and a sense of community.   Thank you Emily […]

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    STREAM of Light Event

    Last Friday Feb 12th we had the STREAM of Light Parade here at the high school.  Several AVPA and STEM students came bundled up to walk the parade with their beautiful lanterns.  Well over 1500 people came to participate in the event and here are some picture of the evening.    

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    Visual Art Masterclass Workshop with Aaron Barton

    Last week visual art students had local artist Aaron Barton come in and teach a workshop on pen drawing.  Aaron is a illustrator that draws expressive portraits with pen.  Student got to hear about Aaron’s artistic journey, see his artwork and learn a new pen technique that they practice with their own portraits drawing.  

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AVPA is accepting applications through Friday April 15th. After April 15th students will receive a letter in response to their application and acceptance into the academy. If we receive more applications than available spots then students will be admitted to the academies based on motivation and enthusiasm. Registration