Theater Pathway helps aspiring actors and directors emerge as confident and expressive performers by expanding their creativity, public speaking and performance skills, and their collaborative skills.
Offers focused experience in the art form of expressive movement. Students will explore the fundamentals of dance, including different styles and forms such as modern, tap, hip hop, Dance Hall, jazz, ballet, contemporary and lyrical.
Explore the world of film production, cinematography and still photography through courses, hands-on projects using state of the art equipment, and working with guest artists.
Students are exposed to a variety of techniques, ideas and materials to foster and expand their visual literacy. All classes supplement studio practice with art history, cultural conventions, and various styles.
The music pathway provides experience in creating, performing, analyzing and responding to music. Students develop musical skills through the study of music history, composition, and music theory.
This year’s AVPA field trip on October 6th will be to Sam Mazza’s corn maze in Colchester. Students will spend the majority of the day there and engage in team building activities to help create a sense of community in our arts academy. This will help foster students relationships and interacts for future collaborative academy projects. […]
Beginning in September, CCSU will introduce a new Online Student Absence Reporting form. To report a student absence, parents will be able to fill out the absence form instead of leaving a voice message with the school.
This spring AVPA is having six masterclass workshops. One masterclass for each strand. They will all take place in a two week time period and in both the morning and evening hours. Take a look at who will be coming to work with students Visual Artist Carol MacDonald will be running a Mono Printmaking […]
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 www.trishdenton.com.
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 […]
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 […]
Read more and view the program of Fine Arts Night
Coffee House @ 07:00PM
In the library
Essex Bands Performance @ 07:00PM
Fall Choral Concert @ 07:00PM