HSA Calendar 2012-2013 - The Harlem School of the Arts

HSA Calendar 2012-2013 - The Harlem School of the Arts

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<strong>the</strong> <strong>Harlem</strong><br />

<strong>School</strong><br />

<strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Arts</strong><br />


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table <strong>of</strong> contents<br />

5 letter from ceo<br />

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Section Type<br />

6 About <strong>HSA</strong><br />

8 Overview: hsa programs<br />

10 early childhood program<br />

12 Music<br />

18 dance<br />

24 <strong>the</strong>atre<br />

28 VISUAL ARTS<br />

30 Musical <strong>the</strong>atre program new!<br />

34 hsa prep<br />

38 adult classes<br />

40 space rentals<br />

43 FAq’s<br />

44 <strong>HSA</strong> Timeline<br />

46 our supporters<br />

48 OUR FACULTY<br />

My teachers at <strong>the</strong> <strong>Harlem</strong> <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Arts</strong> have helped me learn a lot more<br />

“about my favorite music...Jazz! –Mat<strong>the</strong>w Whitaker, 11 year old musician<br />

50 administration, board & advisory council<br />

54 policies & Procedures

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<strong>HSA</strong> <strong>Calendar</strong> <strong>2012</strong>-<strong>2013</strong><br />

Fall <strong>2012</strong><br />

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July 15<br />

Deadline for Fall Financial Aid applications<br />

August 6 & 7<br />

Dance Placement Ages 7-18<br />

August 15<br />

First Payment Due for Fall <strong>2012</strong><br />

September 8<br />

Parent Orientation & Welcome<br />

September 15<br />

Fall Term Commences<br />

October 8 & 9<br />

Columbus Day Observed, No Classes<br />

November 5-10<br />

Parent Observation Week<br />

November 15<br />

Spring <strong>2013</strong> Financial Aid Application Deadline<br />

November 21-25<br />

Thanksgiving Break, No Classes<br />

December 1<br />

Spring Term Registration Begins<br />

December 17-January 4<br />

Winter Break, No Classes<br />

January 19-21<br />

Martin Lu<strong>the</strong>r King Jr. Observed, No Classes<br />

February 1<br />

Fall Term Ends<br />

Spring <strong>2013</strong><br />

February 2<br />

Spring Term Commences<br />

February 16-22<br />

Mid-Winter Recess, No Classes<br />

March 25-April 2<br />

Spring Recess, No Classes<br />

April 8-13<br />

Parent Observation Week<br />

April 20<br />

Founder’s Day & Open House for <strong>2013</strong>-14<br />

May 7-10<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> Prep Auditions for <strong>2013</strong>-14<br />

May 13<br />

Early <strong>2013</strong>-14 Registration - Returning Students Only<br />

Welcome!<br />

I am thrilled you have chosen <strong>the</strong> <strong>Harlem</strong> <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Arts</strong> (<strong>HSA</strong>) - New York City’s premier community arts<br />

institution that for nearly a half century has transformed <strong>the</strong> lives <strong>of</strong> tens <strong>of</strong> thousands <strong>of</strong> young people. It is<br />

our belief that exposure to and training in <strong>the</strong> arts stimulates <strong>the</strong> whole child, streng<strong>the</strong>ns <strong>the</strong> family and gives<br />

pride <strong>of</strong> ownership to a community.<br />

<strong>HSA</strong>’s reputation for artistic rigor and excellence attracts families from all five New York City boroughs,<br />

Westchester County, New Jersey and Connecticut. <strong>HSA</strong> stands unique among <strong>the</strong> major arts institutions in<br />

New York City, as <strong>the</strong> sole provider <strong>of</strong> quality arts education in 5 disciplines - Music, Dance, <strong>The</strong>atre, Visual<br />

<strong>Arts</strong>, and newly added, Musical <strong>The</strong>atre all under one ro<strong>of</strong>. Our award-winning 37,000 square foot facility is<br />

specifically designed for multi-discipline art instruction, performance and exhibition.<br />

Whe<strong>the</strong>r you are just beginning to explore <strong>the</strong> world as a curious toddler or would like to learn <strong>the</strong> piano as an<br />

inspired adult, we invite you to discover <strong>the</strong> discipline that inspires you most or simply try <strong>the</strong>m all! As you read<br />

through our catalog, we hope you notice <strong>the</strong>re is something for every age and ability at <strong>HSA</strong>:<br />

• Early Childhood Classes for children ages 2-3 and <strong>the</strong>ir parents or caregivers.<br />

• <strong>HSA</strong> Children’s program, our most welcoming and inclusive after-school program, <strong>of</strong>fers any student<br />

ages 4-18 a wide variety <strong>of</strong> arts enrichment classes to choose from, including group classes and<br />

individual private lessons for all skill levels without an audition.<br />

• <strong>HSA</strong> Prep, our pre-pr<strong>of</strong>essional scholarship program <strong>of</strong>fers young aspiring artists ages 12-17 <strong>the</strong><br />

opportunity for advanced study.<br />

• Adult Classes & Courses enable adults to discover <strong>the</strong> joy <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> arts with drop-in dance and fitness<br />

classes, 4-8 week courses in art or <strong>the</strong>atre, or learn to play that instrument you always wanted to master<br />

with a weekly private music lesson.<br />

Our environment teaches discipline, stimulates creativity, builds self-confidence and adds a dimension <strong>of</strong><br />

beauty to our students’ lives, empowering <strong>the</strong>m to become <strong>the</strong> creative thinkers and innovative leaders <strong>of</strong><br />

tomorrow.<br />

Welcome to <strong>the</strong> <strong>Harlem</strong> <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Arts</strong>, <strong>the</strong> best kept secret in New York City! We hope you will join our<br />

family and make <strong>HSA</strong> <strong>the</strong> place where you achieve your dreams.<br />

May 25-27<br />

Memorial Day Observed, No Classes<br />

June 1<br />

<strong>2013</strong>-2014 Registration - New Students<br />

Sincerely,<br />

June 11<br />

Spring Term Ends<br />

For a complete listing <strong>of</strong> our public events and<br />

performances visit www.<strong>HSA</strong>nyc.org<br />

Yvette L. Campbell<br />

President and CEO<br />

Photo: Lisa Hancock Photography

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<strong>HSA</strong> Founder Dorothy Maynor<br />

1910 - 1996<br />

After working with architect Ulrich Franzen for two<br />

years to plan a space that allowed <strong>the</strong> full flowering<br />

<strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>HSA</strong> curriculum, in May <strong>of</strong> 1977 <strong>the</strong> <strong>School</strong><br />

opened a state <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> art 37,000 square foot<br />

award-winning facility nestled at <strong>the</strong> base <strong>of</strong> historic<br />

Hamilton Heights.<br />

After Maynor stepped down as <strong>the</strong> director <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

school in 1979, she was succeeded by ano<strong>the</strong>r<br />

charismatic, nationally acclaimed, pioneering<br />

artist, <strong>the</strong> mezzo-soprano Betty Allen. Under her<br />

leadership <strong>the</strong> <strong>School</strong> continued to excel in four<br />

program areas: dance, music, visual arts and<br />

<strong>the</strong>atre. Allen, like Maynor, maintained <strong>the</strong> highest<br />

standards, continuing to attract world-class faculty,<br />

hosting master classes, and arranging events that<br />

brought national and international recognition.<br />

Today, <strong>HSA</strong> stands unique among community arts<br />

institutions in New York City, as <strong>the</strong> sole provider<br />

<strong>of</strong> arts education, in five disciplines (music, dance,<br />

<strong>the</strong>atre, visual arts, and musical <strong>the</strong>atre), under one<br />

ro<strong>of</strong>. From its humble beginnings in <strong>the</strong> basement<br />

<strong>of</strong> St. James Presbyterian Church next door, what<br />

started with 20 children taking piano lessons has<br />

blossomed into an extraordinary cultural institution,<br />

serving more than 50,000 students over <strong>the</strong> last 48<br />

years.<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> Leads to Academic Success<br />

Our founder believed that any child exposed to<br />

a full range <strong>of</strong> arts programs would benefit in<br />

emotional and intellectual growth. Today, <strong>HSA</strong><br />

proudly stands by <strong>the</strong> research that involvement<br />

in <strong>the</strong> arts is associated with academic success<br />

in math, reading, critical thinking, and verbal skills.<br />

Focused study in <strong>the</strong> arts teaches discipline, builds<br />

self confidence, stimulates creativity, essential traits<br />

for innovative and analytical leaders <strong>of</strong> tomorrow.<br />

Each day <strong>HSA</strong> is proud to see <strong>the</strong>se values and<br />

skills exhibited within our students. Exposure to<br />

<strong>the</strong> arts is an indispensable component in <strong>the</strong> life<br />

<strong>of</strong> every child and <strong>HSA</strong> is committed to ensuring<br />

access for all.<br />

About <strong>HSA</strong><br />

about <strong>HSA</strong><br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Harlem</strong> <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Arts</strong> transforms <strong>the</strong> lives <strong>of</strong> young<br />

people through <strong>the</strong> arts.<br />

Mission<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Harlem</strong> <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Arts</strong> (<strong>HSA</strong>) enriches <strong>the</strong><br />

lives <strong>of</strong> young people and <strong>the</strong>ir families through<br />

world-class training in and exposure to <strong>the</strong> arts.<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> <strong>of</strong>fers its students <strong>the</strong> freedom to find and<br />

develop <strong>the</strong> artist and citizen within <strong>the</strong>mselves in<br />

an environment that emphasizes rigorous training,<br />

stimulates creativity, builds self-confidence, and<br />

adds a dimension <strong>of</strong> beauty to <strong>the</strong>ir lives. <strong>HSA</strong><br />

accomplishes this through on-site instruction,<br />

partnerships with NYC schools, community<br />

performances and family programming, and<br />

providing workspace for aspiring artists. <strong>HSA</strong><br />

stands apart among <strong>the</strong> premier arts institutions in<br />

New York City, as <strong>the</strong> sole provider <strong>of</strong> quality arts<br />

education in 5 disciplines - music, dance, <strong>the</strong>atre,<br />

visual arts and musical <strong>the</strong>atre.<br />

Vision<br />

We envision a world where every child in <strong>the</strong><br />

greater NYC area has access to a quality arts<br />

education empowering <strong>the</strong>m to become <strong>the</strong><br />

creative thinkers and innovative leaders <strong>of</strong><br />

tomorrow.<br />

History<br />

In 1964, internationally acclaimed concert soprano<br />

Dorothy Maynor brought a gift to <strong>Harlem</strong>-her<br />

fervent belief that world-class training in <strong>the</strong> arts<br />

stimulates <strong>the</strong> child, streng<strong>the</strong>ns <strong>the</strong> family and<br />

gives pride <strong>of</strong> ownership to a community. She came<br />

to <strong>Harlem</strong> at a time when <strong>the</strong> community suffered<br />

severe physical blight, high levels <strong>of</strong> poverty<br />

and few cultural resources for its young people.<br />

From toddlers to adults, <strong>the</strong> students who came<br />

through <strong>the</strong> door developed an invaluable sense <strong>of</strong><br />

purpose and focus, whe<strong>the</strong>r or not <strong>the</strong>y pursued<br />

pr<strong>of</strong>essional training in <strong>the</strong> arts.<br />

Maynor’s stellar reputation enabled her to persuade<br />

<strong>the</strong> world’s greatest artists to perform in support<br />

<strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>School</strong>: Leonard Bernstein, Leontyne Price,<br />

Vladimir Horowitz, Andre Watts, Agnes de Mille<br />

and o<strong>the</strong>rs were personally involved. Through <strong>the</strong><br />

<strong>School</strong>, she organized orchestras and choruses<br />

that performed all over <strong>the</strong> country. Additionally, she<br />

established high quality recitals showcasing <strong>the</strong><br />

work <strong>of</strong> her students, winning <strong>the</strong> <strong>School</strong> national<br />

and international praise.<br />

President Emeritus Betty Allen<br />

1927 - 2009

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overview<br />

Programs at <strong>HSA</strong><br />

Early Childhood Program<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> Children’s Program<br />

PROGRAMS AT <strong>HSA</strong><br />

Early Childhood Program (Ages 2-3)<br />

For our youngest students, <strong>HSA</strong> will <strong>of</strong>fer for <strong>the</strong><br />

first time ever early childhood classes, guided<br />

by expert faculty trained in providing very young<br />

children with an introduction to <strong>the</strong> arts. Youngsters<br />

will experience <strong>the</strong> joy <strong>of</strong> movement in Baby Samba,<br />

<strong>the</strong> use <strong>of</strong> color and materials in Start with Art, and<br />

<strong>the</strong> world <strong>of</strong> music in Musical Discovery.<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> Children’s Program (Ages 4-18)<br />

<strong>HSA</strong>’s Children’s Program is out most inclusive<br />

program <strong>of</strong>fering high caliber, affordable arts<br />

training in music, dance, <strong>the</strong>atre, visual arts and<br />

musical <strong>the</strong>atre. Each department <strong>of</strong>fers private<br />

lessons and group classes at <strong>the</strong> introductory,<br />

intermediate and advanced levels <strong>of</strong> training. All<br />

students are welcome regardless <strong>of</strong> previous<br />

instruction.<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> Educational Outreach<br />

<strong>HSA</strong>’s Educational Outreach program places<br />

experienced teaching artists in New York<br />

City schools, community centers, housing<br />

developments, nursing homes, etc. in all five<br />

boroughs; with a focus on wanting to customize<br />

arts education and <strong>the</strong> multicultural arts to its<br />

community needs.<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> assists <strong>the</strong> host institution in developing<br />

its arts program with an emphasis on excellence<br />

in arts training. We work with school principals<br />

and administrators, to develop and implement<br />

programming both in-school and after-school in all<br />

four disciplines that support school curricula and<br />

align with State Learning Standards as well as <strong>the</strong><br />

NYCDOE Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in<br />

<strong>the</strong> <strong>Arts</strong>.<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> Prep (Ages 12-18)<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> Prep is a pre-pr<strong>of</strong>essional scholarship<br />

program providing middle school and high school<br />

students with advanced level arts training,<br />

individual mentoring and high school/college<br />

application support, and opportunities to engage<br />

with pr<strong>of</strong>essional artists <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> highest caliber.<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> Prep has two main goals: (1) to support<br />

robust and well-rounded artistic pr<strong>of</strong>iciency; and<br />

(2) to position students to enter secondary and<br />

post-secondary schools <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> highest caliber,<br />

including those providing ongoing, high-quality<br />

training in <strong>the</strong> arts. Selection for <strong>the</strong> <strong>HSA</strong> Prep<br />

program is by audition only. To apply, please visit<br />

www.hsanyc.org/prep.php.<br />

Summer Programs<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> <strong>of</strong>fers <strong>the</strong> following summer programs for<br />

students ages 4 to 18:<br />

ARTScape Summer Camp (ages 4-11)<br />

Three <strong>the</strong>med two-week sessions exploring music,<br />

dance, <strong>the</strong>atre, and <strong>the</strong> visual arts all in one exciting<br />

camp experience<br />

TeenARTS Summer Intensive (ages 12-18)<br />

A more in-depth focus and exploration <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> five<br />

disciplines, culminating in a student-produced<br />

production.<br />

Adult Classes<br />

A variety <strong>of</strong> classes are available to adults ages 18<br />

& over, ranging from private piano lessons to fun<br />

and exciting dance classes in ballet, modern, and<br />

Zumba. <strong>The</strong>re is something for students <strong>of</strong> all ages<br />

to enjoy.<br />

Programs Overview<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> Educational Outreach<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> Prep<br />

Summer Programs<br />

Adult Classes<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> Educational Outreach seeks to build skills<br />

in <strong>the</strong> arts, enhance literacy, foster self-discipline,<br />

increase student interest in learning, and identify<br />

and develop talent. For more information about our<br />

educational outreach programs, please visit<br />


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Section Type<br />

early childhood program<br />

<strong>The</strong> Early Childhood Program at <strong>HSA</strong> <strong>of</strong>fers young children ages 2-3 exposure all <strong>of</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> arts. <strong>The</strong> program is designed to streng<strong>the</strong>n our youngest artists’ auditory, speech,<br />

visual, and creative capabilities. An adult is required to participate with each child.<br />

Baby Samba<br />

Explore music, dance and art <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> Brazilian culture<br />

with your child. Afro-Brazilian samba will make your<br />

little one dance to <strong>the</strong> beat <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> drum.<br />

Start with Art<br />

This class is an introduction into <strong>the</strong> world <strong>of</strong> visual<br />

arts. Creative thinking is encouraged in a safe<br />

environment by using water-based markers, nontoxic<br />

paints, and collage techniques.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Early Actor<br />

This class is especially designed for our youngest<br />

performers to explore songs, movement, and<br />

storytelling. <strong>The</strong> class is filled with tall-tales, fables,<br />

myths, legends and poetry. Participants will learn<br />

how to express <strong>the</strong>mselves verbally and physically,<br />

and are sure to be engaged from start to finish.<br />

Tiny Moves<br />

This dance <strong>of</strong>fering takes advantage <strong>of</strong> a child’s<br />

natural ability to express <strong>the</strong>mselves through<br />

movement. Fun dance exercises explore creativity,<br />

and <strong>the</strong> class is a wonderful way <strong>of</strong> introducing <strong>the</strong><br />

arts to <strong>the</strong> whole family.<br />

World <strong>of</strong> Music Discovery<br />

Experience <strong>the</strong> world <strong>of</strong> music with your child along<br />

with <strong>the</strong> care and guidance <strong>of</strong> an expert music<br />

teacher, trained in working with young music lovers.<br />

You and your child will experience songs and<br />

movements to help develop music appreciation,<br />

while stimulating motor and auditory skills.<br />

“I have fun hearing <strong>the</strong> sound <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> drums! -Aden Parrish, 6 year old musician

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music<br />

Section Type<br />

Under <strong>the</strong> leadership <strong>of</strong> violist and music educator, Judith Insell, whose credits range<br />

from performing with major symphonies, Broadway shows, jazz masters and pop music<br />

icons, <strong>the</strong> Music Department nurtures <strong>the</strong> desire within each student to express <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

emotional and intellectual powers, through <strong>the</strong> development <strong>of</strong> musical techniques and<br />

listening skills.<br />

<strong>HSA</strong>’s Music Department <strong>of</strong>fers a broad curriculum, including instruments <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

orchestra, piano, guitar, percussion, voice, and ensemble classes. <strong>The</strong> philosophy <strong>of</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> Music Department is to prepare each individual to be a pr<strong>of</strong>icient musician, while<br />

fostering <strong>the</strong>ir creative spirit. With <strong>the</strong> support <strong>of</strong> our masterful teachers, each student<br />

will be able to focus on bringing <strong>the</strong>ir artistry to light.<br />

New! Meet <strong>the</strong> Instrument<br />

Try any instrument in a private lesson setting. If you choose to continue your lessons after <strong>the</strong><br />

trial period, <strong>the</strong> fees paid for <strong>the</strong> introductory lessons will be credited toward your yearly tuition.<br />

Five 30 Minute Lessons $200<br />

private lessons<br />

About <strong>the</strong> Department<br />

Private Lessons<br />

Private Lessons are at <strong>the</strong> core <strong>of</strong> our music curriculum, enabling <strong>the</strong> student to be<br />

exposed to <strong>the</strong> technique and musicianship <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>HSA</strong> instructors committed to<br />

teaching, while retaining active performing careers. In addition to <strong>the</strong> weekly lesson,<br />

departmental recitals are presented throughout <strong>the</strong> year, providing an environment for<br />

players <strong>of</strong> all levels to perform for friends, family, and <strong>the</strong> community.<br />

Group Classes<br />

Individual lessons available in:<br />

Ensembles<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> Prep Music<br />

see page 35<br />


Flute<br />

Oboe<br />

Clarinet<br />

Bassoon<br />

Saxophone<br />

BRASS<br />

Trumpet<br />

Trombone<br />

French Horn<br />

Tuba/Euphonium<br />


Violin<br />

Viola<br />

Cello<br />

Double Bass<br />

Acoustic Guitar<br />

Electric Guitar<br />

Electric Bass<br />

Piano<br />

Voice<br />


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group classes + Ensembles<br />

<strong>The</strong> ensemble program is an integral part <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>HSA</strong> music curriculum. Group playing<br />

and singing refines individual skills, <strong>of</strong>fers <strong>the</strong> joy <strong>of</strong> creating music with o<strong>the</strong>rs, and<br />

encourages a cooperative work ethic. All intermediate and advanced students are<br />

encouraged to participate in at least one <strong>of</strong> <strong>HSA</strong>’s music ensembles. Some ensembles<br />

will require an assessment for placement.<br />

Introduction to Musical Instruments<br />

Musical Explorations<br />

Ages 4-6<br />

Utilizing Recorders as a primary instrument, <strong>the</strong><br />

students are exposed to early childhood music<br />

methods, such as Orff & Kodaly. This preparatory<br />

course is ideal for children wishing to progress to<br />

any instrument or voice class.<br />

Intro to Keyboard<br />

Ages 4 & Up<br />

This course encourages groups <strong>of</strong> young students<br />

to discover music in a fun-filled atmosphere. Basic<br />

hand position, fingering and sight reading are<br />

covered. This class is <strong>the</strong> perfect foundation for<br />

private piano instruction.<br />

Group Violin for Beginners<br />

Ages 4-6<br />

Focus on basic skills <strong>of</strong> violin technique in a funfilled<br />

atmosphere. Students develop posture, hand<br />

position & listening skills, while learning to play in a<br />

group setting. This class is <strong>the</strong> perfect foundation<br />

for private violin instruction.<br />

African and Latin Percussion<br />

Ages 4 & Up<br />

<strong>The</strong> concentrated areas <strong>of</strong> study are percussion<br />

hand patterns and rhythmic structures from West<br />

Africa, Cuba and <strong>the</strong> Caribbean Islands.<br />

instrumental Ensembles<br />

Group Violin<br />

Ages 7 & Up<br />

Focus on skills <strong>of</strong> violin technique in a fun-filled<br />

atmosphere. Students will continue to develop<br />

posture, hand position & listening skills, while<br />

learning to play in a group setting. This class is <strong>the</strong><br />

perfect supplement to private violin instruction.<br />

Guitar Ensemble<br />

Ages 7 & Up<br />

Group classes include instruction in <strong>the</strong> techniques<br />

<strong>of</strong> classical, flamenco, folk and jazz guitar styles<br />

and explore a variety <strong>of</strong> traditional, folk and<br />

contemporary music literature.<br />

Chamber Music<br />

Assessment Required for Participation<br />

Ensembles ranging from piano trios, brass quintets,<br />

and jazz combos are arranged each semester for<br />

students. Chamber music groups meet weekly for<br />

coaching with a <strong>HSA</strong> faculty member. Rehearsals<br />

for special events and touring are required.<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> Youth Orchestra <br />

Assessment Required for Participation<br />

This class provides intermediate and advanced<br />

students with an introduction to playing in an<br />

orchestra. Students utilize sight-reading skills while<br />

learning to follow a conductor. Rehearsals for<br />

special events and performances are required.<br />

<strong>Harlem</strong> Rock Band<br />

Assessment Required for Participation<br />

Guitarists, bassists, pianists, singers, and<br />

percussionists are guided to play rock music under<br />

an expert instructor. Students will gain ensemble<br />

skills and learn both classic and contemporary rock<br />

songs, as well as hip hop and r&b. Rehearsals,<br />

touring, and outside performances are required.<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> Jazz Band<br />

Assessment Required for Participation<br />

This ensemble provides pr<strong>of</strong>essional training<br />

in performance and improvisation techniques.<br />

Students will become familiar with Jazz standards<br />

as well as Latin/Jazz idioms. Rehearsals, touring<br />

and outside performances are required.<br />

“Wagner in <strong>Harlem</strong>” Ensemble <br />

Assessment Required for Participation<br />

This class provides intermediate and advanced<br />

students with an introduction to playing <strong>the</strong><br />

orchestral accompaniment to Richard Wagner’s<br />

operas. Students will be exposed to music that<br />

would normally be introduced on a college or<br />

conservatory level, thus preparing <strong>the</strong>m for<br />

advanced placement in <strong>the</strong>ir secondary education.<br />

Rehearsals for special events, touring and<br />

attendance at outside performances are required.<br />

Wind & Brass Ensemble<br />

Assessment Required for Participation<br />

This class introduces intermediate and advanced<br />

wind players to <strong>the</strong> experience <strong>of</strong> playing in a<br />

larger ensemble; utilize sight-reading skills and<br />

musicianship to learn how to interact with fellow<br />

musicians. This course also reviews music that is<br />

related to <strong>the</strong> <strong>HSA</strong> Youth Orchestra. Rehearsals for<br />

special events, touring and attendance at outside<br />

performances are required.<br />

Flute Choir<br />

Assessment Required for Participation<br />

This class introduces intermediate and advanced<br />

flute students to <strong>the</strong> experience <strong>of</strong> playing in a flute<br />

ensemble. Students utilize sight-reading skills and<br />

musicianship to learn how to interact with fellow<br />

musicians in a chamber music setting. Additionally,<br />

students will gain <strong>the</strong> experience <strong>of</strong> playing <strong>the</strong><br />

bass flute, alto flute and piccolo. Rehearsals,<br />

touring and outside performances are required.<br />

Advanced Guitar Class & Workshop<br />

Assessment Required for Participation<br />

Students are exposed to <strong>the</strong> masterworks <strong>of</strong> guitar<br />

literature. Contemporary ensemble music in jazz<br />

and pop styles is also studied. Students in this<br />

class are members <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>HSA</strong> Guitar Ensemble.<br />

Open to any student who is taking at least one<br />

course in dance, music, <strong>the</strong>atre or visual arts;<br />

Registration fee <strong>of</strong> $175.<br />

Music<br />

Children’s Choir Director, Robert Hughes with students <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> Musical <strong>The</strong>atre Workshop.

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Beginning Teen Chorus<br />

Ages 12-15<br />

Teen Chorus introduces choral singing to <strong>the</strong><br />

teenager with little or no prior experience. <strong>The</strong><br />

class provides a foundation in vocal technique and<br />

ensemble performance.<br />

Children’s Choir <br />

Ages 4-11<br />

A training ensemble with songs selected from<br />

traditional vocal repertoire, as well as <strong>the</strong> popular<br />

genres <strong>of</strong> gospel, spiritual, folk and contemporary<br />

songs. Rehearsals for special events, touring and<br />

attendance at outside performances are required.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Dorothy Maynor Singers <br />

Assessment Required for Participation<br />

For intermediate and advanced vocal students,<br />

<strong>the</strong> repertoire for this group explores a wide range<br />

<strong>of</strong> choral music including Classical, Gospel,<br />

Spirituals, Folk and Contemporary. Rehearsal for<br />

special events, touring and outside performances<br />

is required.<br />

Open to any student who is taking at least one<br />

course in dance, music, <strong>the</strong>atre or visual arts;<br />

Registration fee <strong>of</strong> $175.<br />

Music<br />

<strong>the</strong>ory | composition | Technology<br />

Music <strong>The</strong>ory & Compositional Studies<br />

In our <strong>the</strong>ory classes, students can focus on<br />

learning notes and scales, as well as reading<br />

rhythms, leaving more time in <strong>the</strong>ir lessons to focus<br />

on fingering, embouchure and tone production.<br />

Music <strong>The</strong>ory I: Basic Elements <strong>of</strong> Music<br />

Music <strong>The</strong>ory II: Integration <strong>of</strong> Complex<br />

Musical Structures<br />

Music <strong>The</strong>ory III: complex Musical Analysis<br />

Music <strong>The</strong>ory IV: 20 th & 21 st Century Innovations<br />

Music Technology + Sound Design<br />

Students explore <strong>the</strong> world <strong>of</strong> creative sound<br />

composition through <strong>the</strong> guidance <strong>of</strong> an<br />

experienced composition instructor. <strong>The</strong> class<br />

utilizes <strong>the</strong> creation <strong>of</strong> tracks, MIDI, syn<strong>the</strong>sis,<br />

sampling, and simple sequencing.<br />

Music Appreciation<br />

This introductory course is designed to expose<br />

<strong>the</strong> course participants to <strong>the</strong> basic structures<br />

<strong>of</strong> “Western European Classical” music, while<br />

exploring major historical periods and <strong>the</strong> works<br />

<strong>of</strong> key composers within <strong>the</strong> “Classical” music<br />

tradition.<br />

Jazz Appreciation<br />

This introductory course is designed to expose <strong>the</strong><br />

course participants to <strong>the</strong> basic structures <strong>of</strong> “Jazz”<br />

music, while exploring major historical periods and<br />

<strong>the</strong> works <strong>of</strong> key composers within <strong>the</strong> “Jazz” music<br />


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dance<br />

Section Type<br />

Under <strong>the</strong> leadership <strong>of</strong> Aubrey Lynch II, former dancer with Alvin Ailey American Dance<br />

<strong>The</strong>ater and original cast member and Associate Producer <strong>of</strong> Disney’s <strong>The</strong> Lion King,<br />

<strong>the</strong> <strong>HSA</strong> dance program seeks to nurture talent through dance, while streng<strong>the</strong>ning<br />

<strong>the</strong> students’ relationship to <strong>the</strong>ir inner self, fellow students, and to <strong>the</strong>ir community.<br />

<strong>The</strong>y learn respect, discipline, and teamwork. Through dance rigorous training and<br />

discipline, <strong>HSA</strong> strives to inspire each artist to become a citizen <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> world in addition<br />

to developing as a dancer. Whe<strong>the</strong>r a student wants to become a dancer or simply<br />

wants to enjoy dance, <strong>the</strong> <strong>HSA</strong> Dance Program guides students in discipline, hope, and<br />

purpose, stressing <strong>the</strong> importance <strong>of</strong> punctuality, presentation, and etiquette. With <strong>the</strong>se<br />

skills, students and <strong>the</strong>ir families show <strong>the</strong> community by example what it means to strive<br />

for excellence and <strong>the</strong>ir unlimited and unique potential.<br />

“Dance is <strong>the</strong> ultimate in self expression,” Alvin Ailey, Legendary Dance Choreographer. <strong>The</strong><br />

<strong>HSA</strong> Dance Program inspires its students, <strong>Harlem</strong>, and <strong>the</strong> world to express <strong>the</strong>mselves in<br />

ways that grow all <strong>of</strong> our communities.<br />


<strong>HSA</strong> <strong>of</strong>fers a variety <strong>of</strong> ways for young dancers ages 2-18 to experience <strong>the</strong> artistry and joy <strong>of</strong> dance. For our<br />

youngest dancers ages 2-6, our Young Dancer Program requires no placement and classes are <strong>of</strong>fered on<br />

a first come, first serve basis. For ages 2-6, we recommend 1-2 classes per week. As students grow both<br />

in maturity and technique, you can choose a pre-pr<strong>of</strong>essional track <strong>of</strong> training or simply continue to select<br />

classes appropriate for <strong>the</strong>ir age that interest your child.<br />

<strong>The</strong> pre-pr<strong>of</strong>essional track (Pre-Prep, Boys, Pre-Pr<strong>of</strong>essional, and Prep Programs) requires more weekly<br />

dance classes in order to fur<strong>the</strong>r develop as a serious dancer training to perform on stage. If your child is<br />

interested in simply enjoying dance for <strong>the</strong> enriching aspect physical activity brings to <strong>the</strong>ir lives, we invite<br />

you to try any one <strong>of</strong> our classes <strong>of</strong>fered for <strong>the</strong>ir age group through our Dance Enrichment Program.<br />

About <strong>the</strong> Department<br />

Dance Programs<br />

Dance Tracks<br />

Group Classes<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> Prep Dance<br />

see page 36<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> Dance Program Progression by Age<br />

Ages 2-3 Ages 4-6 Ages 7-8 Ages 9-11 Ages 12-14 Ages 15-17<br />

Young Dancer<br />

(1 class)<br />

Young Dancer<br />

(1-2 classes)<br />

Pre-Prep<br />

(3 classes)<br />

Boys Program<br />

(3 classes)<br />

Dance<br />

Enrichment<br />

(1-3 classes)<br />

Pre-Prep<br />

(4 classes)<br />

Boys Program<br />

(4 classes)<br />

Dance<br />

Enrichment<br />

(1-4 classes)<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> Prep <br />

(8 classes)<br />

Boys Program<br />

(4-5 classes)<br />

Pre-Pr<strong>of</strong>essional<br />

(4-5 classes)<br />

Dance<br />

Enrichment<br />

(1-5 classes)<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> Prep <br />

(8 classes)<br />

Boys Program<br />

(5-8 classes)<br />

Pre-Pr<strong>of</strong>essional<br />

(5-8 classes)<br />

Dance<br />

Enrichment<br />

(1-8 classes)<br />

By Audition Only

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• <strong>HSA</strong> Young Dancer Program (Ages 2-6)<br />

Dance is a powerful way to introduce young<br />

children to a life <strong>of</strong> discipline and success. <strong>HSA</strong><br />

dance classes for children ages 2-6 enable an<br />

awareness <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong>ir anatomy, natural athleticism,<br />

and motor skills. <strong>The</strong>se classes also inspire<br />

creativity and imagination. One to two classes are<br />

suggested for this age group.<br />

Ages 2-3<br />

One class a week at parent’s discretion<br />

Ages 4-6<br />

One to two classes a week at parent’s discretion<br />

• Pre-Prep Dance Program (Ages 7-11)<br />

As a pre-cursor to our <strong>HSA</strong> Prep Dance program,<br />

for students who exhibit exceptional potential,<br />

with a passion to experience <strong>the</strong> self-expressive<br />

and powerful world <strong>of</strong> dance. Three or more<br />

classes a week as part <strong>of</strong> an assigned curriculum.<br />

Performance opportunities including in-studio<br />

showings and end-<strong>of</strong>-year dance concert.<br />

Ages 7-9 (3 classes per week)<br />

Two ballet (2); and<br />

One modern, tap, African, hip-hop, or jazz (1)<br />

Optional repertory rehearsals/workshops<br />

Ages 7-9 (4 classes per week)<br />

Three ballet (3); and<br />

One modern, tap, African, hip-hop, or jazz (1)<br />

Optional repertory rehearsals/workshops<br />

By invitation or placement only!<br />

<br />

• NEW! Boys Program (Ages 7-17) <br />

Take advantage <strong>of</strong> your son’s natural sense <strong>of</strong><br />

dynamic movement and athleticism. This is a<br />

curriculum <strong>of</strong> dance classes designed specifically<br />

for boys and <strong>the</strong>ir competitive nature. Three (3)<br />

or more classes a week are required as part <strong>of</strong> an<br />

assigned curriculum, including hip-hop, tap and<br />

African AND at least one boy’s ballet class highly<br />

recommended. This program includes special<br />

showings and performances throughout <strong>the</strong> year<br />

and a final end-<strong>of</strong>-year dance concert. Limited<br />

scholarships are available.<br />

• Pre-Pr<strong>of</strong>essional Program (Ages 12-17)<br />

• This program <strong>of</strong>fers students a solid foundation<br />

in dance technique by providing more rigorous<br />

training than our Dance Enrichment Program. For<br />

students, who are not quite ready, but aspire to <strong>the</strong><br />

<strong>HSA</strong> Prep Dance Program and show exceptional<br />

potential. Requires five (5) or more classes<br />

per week as part <strong>of</strong> an assigned curriculum<br />

designed specifically for your child. Performance<br />

opportunities including on-site showings and end<strong>of</strong>-year<br />

dance concert.<br />

Ages 12-14 (5 classes)<br />

Three ballet (3); One modern (1)<br />

One Jazz, tap, hip-hop, or African (1)<br />

Required repertory rehearsals/workshops<br />

Ages 14-18 (8 classes)<br />

Four ballet (4); Two modern (2)<br />

One Jazz or one tap (1)<br />

One African, hip-hop, or one tap (1)<br />

Required repertory rehearsals/workshops<br />

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• <strong>HSA</strong> Prep - Dance Program (Ages 12-17)<br />

By audition only!<br />

• <strong>HSA</strong>’s fully funded scholarship program for<br />

our most talented dancers with <strong>the</strong> greatest<br />

potential for a career in dance. This intensive<br />

dance training program is designed for those<br />

students exhibiting <strong>the</strong> highest level <strong>of</strong> ability,<br />

potential and motivation. Up to eight (8) classes<br />

a week with additional repertory workshops,<br />

guest artists master classes, performing<br />

opportunities, and field trips. Performance<br />

opportunities include on-site showings, select<br />

<strong>of</strong>f-site performances, and end-<strong>of</strong>-year dance<br />

concert.<br />

8 classes per week:<br />

Four ballet (4)<br />

Two modern (2)<br />

One Jazz or one hip-hop<br />

One African or one hip-hop<br />

Two 2-hour Repertory rehearsals<br />

• <strong>HSA</strong> Dance Enrichment Program<br />

• This is our most flexible program for dance<br />

students ages 7-18 and a way to discover <strong>the</strong><br />

world <strong>of</strong> dance regardless <strong>of</strong> skill level. Students<br />

and <strong>the</strong>ir families may choose dance classes<br />

individually with no minimum class requirement.<br />

No audition is necessary, however all students<br />

ages 7 and up interested in ballet or modern<br />

must take a placement class each semester.<br />

No prior dance experience is needed. Students<br />

participate in a final dance concert with <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

class at <strong>the</strong> end <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> year.<br />

• Please note: <strong>HSA</strong> reserves <strong>the</strong> right to reassign<br />

a class for any student based on age and/or<br />

ability.<br />

•<br />

• Age Groupings<br />

• Ages 2-6 are <strong>of</strong>fered fun creative movement<br />

classes designed and structured to prepare<br />

children to enter <strong>the</strong> Pre-Prep, Prep, and Pre-<br />

Pr<strong>of</strong>essional Programs.<br />

•<br />

• Ages 7-17 are grouped by age and ability and<br />

<strong>of</strong>fered highly structured classes designed to<br />

prepare students for a real future in dance.<br />

<strong>The</strong>se groups will continue to evolve as <strong>the</strong><br />

program grows.<br />

Level 1 Ages 7-8<br />

Level 2 Ages 9-11<br />

Level 3 Ages 12-14<br />

Level 4 Ages 15-17<br />

• Dance Placement<br />

• Classes for students 2-6 are <strong>of</strong>fered on a<br />

first come, first serve basis. All students ages<br />

7-18 must take a dance placement class to<br />

determine <strong>the</strong>ir appropriate levels and classes.<br />

<strong>The</strong>se classes are held at <strong>the</strong> beginning <strong>of</strong><br />

each semester. If a student joins <strong>the</strong> school<br />

mid-semester, <strong>the</strong>y will be assigned classes to<br />

take as placement classes and <strong>the</strong>n be placed<br />

accordingly. All returning students must take<br />

placement classes.<br />

• Dance Attire<br />

• Proper dance attire is required for all classes.<br />

Additional information regarding dress code and<br />

conveniently located dancewear stores can be<br />

downloaded from our website,<br />

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•<br />

Class <strong>of</strong>ferings are subject to change. Please<br />

visit our website for <strong>the</strong> most up to date class<br />

descriptions, class schedules, and age and<br />

level groupings. For fur<strong>the</strong>r information on<br />

all programs, please call <strong>the</strong> Dance Director,<br />

Aubrey Lynch II at 212-926-4100 ext. 325.<br />


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AGES 4-6<br />

Little Leaps Ages 4-6<br />

A pre-ballet class that introduces children to music<br />

and dance and lays <strong>the</strong> ground work for dance<br />

technique and training, exploring coordination,<br />

muscle memory, and musicality. Students are<br />

introduced to group work and individual creativity<br />

while learning right from left and <strong>the</strong> rhythmic<br />

counting principles <strong>of</strong> dance.<br />

Little Leaps I Ages 4-5<br />

Little Leaps II Ages 5-6<br />

Nimble Jacks Ages 5-6<br />

This class series is designed especially for boys<br />

and <strong>the</strong>ir natural sense <strong>of</strong> athleticism. <strong>The</strong>y develop<br />

coordination, movement, and tumbling skills with<br />

music and rhythm. This class is a great way to<br />

introduce a life <strong>of</strong> exercise and sports to young<br />

boys.<br />

Mini Taps Ages 5-6<br />

This class explores <strong>the</strong> world <strong>of</strong> dance through<br />

<strong>the</strong> rhythm <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> feet. Kids learn musicality,<br />

coordination, and <strong>the</strong> foundation <strong>of</strong> proper tap<br />

technique. This is a fun way to spark creativity,<br />

imagination, and athleticism and will provide <strong>the</strong><br />

foundation <strong>of</strong> proper tap technique, while teaching<br />

rhythm and coordination.<br />

AGES 7-17<br />

Discover Dance Ages 7-17<br />

This class is for young people interested in<br />

dance with no prior training and <strong>of</strong>fers <strong>the</strong> perfect<br />

introduction to <strong>the</strong> variety <strong>of</strong> dance techniques<br />

<strong>of</strong>fered at <strong>HSA</strong> including modern, ballet, African,<br />

and hip-hop. Dancers complete this series with<br />

<strong>the</strong> increased physical knowledge, coordination<br />

and flexibility necessary for a future in dance,<br />

gymnastics, or o<strong>the</strong>r sports. (No prior dance training<br />

required. Experienced dancers are welcomed.)<br />

Discover Dance I Ages 7-11<br />

Discover Dance II Ages 12-17<br />

Dynamic Dance for Boys Ages 7-11<br />

This class series is designed especially for boys to<br />

develop <strong>the</strong> kind <strong>of</strong> discipline, drive, and focus that<br />

dancers share with pr<strong>of</strong>essional athletes. Modern,<br />

ballet, African and Afro-Caribbean techniques<br />

increase coordination and flexibility necessary for<br />

a future in dance, gymnastics, or o<strong>the</strong>r sports. (No<br />

prior dance training required)<br />

Ballet<br />

Students hoping for a career in dance will have<br />

many more options available to <strong>the</strong>m if <strong>the</strong>y have<br />

some ballet training. Any student on <strong>the</strong> <strong>HSA</strong> Pre-<br />

Prep, Prep, and<br />

Pre-Pr<strong>of</strong>essional Programs must take at least<br />

one ballet class a week as part <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong>ir assigned<br />

curriculum.<br />

Age groupings and levels are subject to change.<br />

Students are placed in <strong>the</strong> appropriate level after<br />

placement classes:<br />

Ballet Basics<br />

No prior ballet experience required<br />

Ballet Basics 1 Ages 7-8<br />

Ballet Basics 2 Ages 9-11<br />

Ballet Basics 3 Ages 12-14<br />

Ballet Basics 4 Ages 15-17<br />

Ballet Beginner<br />

Ballet Beginner 1 Ages 7-8<br />

Ballet Beginner 2 Ages 9-11<br />

Ballet Intermediate<br />

Ballet Intermediate 3 Ages 12-14<br />

Ballet Intermediate 4 Ages 15-17<br />

Ballet Advanced<br />

Ballet Advanced 3 Ages 12-14<br />

Ballet Advanced 4 Ages 15-17<br />

Boys Ballet (by invitation only)<br />

Pointe (by invitation only)<br />

Partnering (by invitation only)<br />

TAP<br />

Tap is <strong>of</strong>ten a required skill for dancers on<br />

Broadway. In addition to Tap, at least one ballet and<br />

modern class is highly recommended for students<br />

on <strong>the</strong> Pre-Pr<strong>of</strong>essional Program. Students in <strong>the</strong><br />

Prep Program will be assigned modern and ballet<br />

along with <strong>the</strong>ir tap classes.<br />

Age groupings and levels are subject to change.<br />

Tap Beginner<br />

Tap Beginner 1 Ages 7-8<br />

Tap Beginner 2 Ages 9-11<br />

Tap Intermediate<br />

Tap Intermediate 3 Ages 12-14<br />

Tap Intermediate 4 Ages 15-17<br />

MODERN<br />

Modern dance classes at <strong>HSA</strong> are based on <strong>the</strong><br />

techniques <strong>of</strong> Lester Horton, Martha Graham, and<br />

Jose Limon. Special guest teachers and guest<br />

choreographers infuse <strong>the</strong>ir own modern styles to<br />

enhance <strong>the</strong> curriculum. All Modern students who<br />

are part <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> Pre-Prep, Pre-Pr<strong>of</strong>essional, and Prep<br />

Programs must take ballet in addition to <strong>the</strong>ir modern<br />

classes.<br />

Age groupings and levels are subject to change.<br />

Students are placed in <strong>the</strong> appropriate level after<br />

placement classes:<br />

Modern Beginner<br />

Modern Beginner 1 Ages 7-8<br />

Modern Beginner 2 Ages 9-11<br />

Modern Intermediate<br />

Modern Intermediate 2 Ages 9-11<br />

Modern Intermediate 3 Ages 12-14<br />

Modern Intermediate 4 Ages 15-17<br />

Modern Advanced<br />

Modern Advanced 3 Ages 12-14<br />

Modern Advanced 4 Ages 15-17<br />

African + Afro-Caribbean<br />

<strong>The</strong>se classes are based on <strong>the</strong> gifts <strong>of</strong> Ka<strong>the</strong>rine<br />

Dunham, Pearl Primus, and o<strong>the</strong>r Afro-Caribbean and<br />

African dance pioneers. Students develop strength,<br />

aerobic stamina, coordination, flexibility and rhythmic<br />

awareness while acquiring an understanding <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

drums, rhythm, and music. <strong>The</strong>se classes feature <strong>the</strong><br />

energy and spirit <strong>of</strong> live drummers.<br />

Age groupings and levels are subject to change.<br />

African/Afro-Caribbean Beginner<br />

A/AC 1 Beginner Ages 7-8<br />

A/AC 2 Beginner Ages 9-11<br />

African/Afro-Caribbean Intermediate<br />

A/AC 3 Intermediate Ages 12-14<br />

A/AC 4 Intermediate Ages 15-17<br />

JAZZ<br />

From classic style <strong>of</strong> 1940’s musicals to today’s<br />

So You Think You Can Dance, <strong>the</strong>se classes<br />

include various jazz styles. Guest teachers and<br />

choreographers are from, film, television, Broadway,<br />

and around <strong>the</strong> world.<br />

Age groupings and levels are subject to change.<br />

Jazz Beginner<br />

Jazz Beginner 2 Ages 9-11<br />

Jazz Beginner 3 Ages 12-14<br />

Jazz Intermediate<br />

Jazz Intermediate 3 Ages 12-14<br />

Jazz Intermediate 4 Ages 15-17<br />

HIP-HOP<br />

Seen in music videos, film, and television, <strong>the</strong><br />

popularity <strong>of</strong> Hip-Hop is always growing. <strong>The</strong>se<br />

classes are structured and are based on real dance<br />

philosophy.<br />

Age groupings and levels are subject to change.<br />

Students are placed in <strong>the</strong> appropriate level after<br />

placement classes:<br />

Hip-Hop Beginner<br />

Hip-Hop Beginner 1 Ages 7-8<br />

Hip-Hop Beginner 2 Ages 9-11<br />

Hip-Hop Intermediate<br />

Hip-Hop Intermediate 3 Ages 12-14<br />

Hip-Hop Intermediate 4 Ages 15-17<br />


New! <strong>HSA</strong> Performance Ensemble<br />

By invitation or audition only!<br />

Students participating in <strong>the</strong> Prep, Pre-Prep, Pre-<br />

Pr<strong>of</strong>essional and Boys Programs may be selected<br />

to be a part <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>HSA</strong> Performance Ensemble.<br />

<strong>The</strong>se students will perform when <strong>HSA</strong> is asked to<br />

participate in presentations and performances all<br />

over <strong>the</strong> city. This ensemble will represent our most<br />

committed students and will requires a commitment <strong>of</strong><br />

two 2-hour repertory rehearsals per week!<br />

Special Workshops/Guest Artist Master Classes<br />

Ballet, modern, tap, jazz, hip-hop and African and Afro-Caribbean dance workshops with guest artists<br />

and choreographers from around <strong>the</strong> world are <strong>of</strong>fered periodically. <strong>The</strong>se special workshops may at<br />

times culminate in a studio showing or performance. are <strong>of</strong>fered periodically. <strong>The</strong>se special workshops<br />

may culminate in studio showings or performances.<br />


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<strong>The</strong>atre<br />

Under <strong>the</strong> direction <strong>of</strong> <strong>The</strong>atre Director, Willie Teacher, whose credits range from <strong>the</strong>atre<br />

to television to <strong>the</strong> silver screen, <strong>HSA</strong>’s <strong>The</strong>atre Department, utilizes a traditional arts<br />

conservatory approach to prepare students for <strong>the</strong> demands <strong>of</strong> pr<strong>of</strong>essional application,<br />

as well as provide a general understanding and appreciation for <strong>the</strong>atre. <strong>The</strong> <strong>The</strong>atre<br />

Department refines and focuses <strong>the</strong> talent, commitment, and enthusiasm <strong>of</strong> children and<br />

teens ages 4-18 in a fun nurturing environment, providing its students with a foundation<br />

to express, expand and explore <strong>the</strong>ir imagination.<br />

Our more advanced <strong>HSA</strong> Prep <strong>The</strong>atre students unite <strong>the</strong>ory with practice by engaging<br />

in a number <strong>of</strong> high-pr<strong>of</strong>ile performance opportunities, including fully staged productions,<br />

auditions, and community events. Students and alumni <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> department have been<br />

cast as principals in Broadway’s <strong>The</strong> Lion King and American Idiot, as well as popular<br />

television shows, films and commercials. Graduates <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> department are prepared to<br />

go on to attend leading <strong>the</strong>atre programs at top universities. <strong>The</strong> department is led by<br />

world-renowned teaching artists, who are also actors, directors, singers, performing<br />

artists and poets–all currently active in <strong>the</strong>ir respective fields <strong>of</strong> performance.<br />

group classes<br />


AGES 2-3<br />

<strong>The</strong> Early Actor<br />

This class is especially designed for our youngest<br />

performers to explore songs, movement, and<br />

storytelling. <strong>The</strong> class is filled with tall-tales, fables,<br />

myths, legends and poetry. Participants will learn<br />

how to express <strong>the</strong>mselves verbally and physically,<br />

and are sure to be engaged from start to finish.<br />

toy chest adventurers<br />

Ages 4-6<br />

Broadway Adventures<br />

This high-energy class will focus on <strong>the</strong> fun and<br />

fantastic components that are key to this American<br />

art form...<strong>the</strong> song, story, stage and dance.<br />

Students will create stories, sing, and perform<br />

group choreography. Musical <strong>the</strong>atre is <strong>the</strong> perfect<br />

genre for <strong>the</strong> budding Broadway star in your family!<br />

Story Adventure<br />

Let your child become part <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> story. This class<br />

will focus on popular and classical children’s tales<br />

in a way that brings <strong>the</strong> story to life right <strong>of</strong>f <strong>the</strong><br />

page and onto <strong>the</strong> stage. Young actors will learn<br />

to create characters, add movement, and make<br />

dynamic acting choices.<br />

Poetry Adventure<br />

From <strong>the</strong> poetry <strong>of</strong> Dr. Seuss to Mo<strong>the</strong>r Goose to<br />

Langston Hughes and beyond, in this entry level<br />

class, your child will be introduced to <strong>the</strong> power <strong>of</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong>ir voice and body, using various language skills<br />

<strong>the</strong>y will artfully bring <strong>the</strong>se poetic pieces to <strong>the</strong> big<br />

stage. Movement and Voice inspired actions will be<br />

a key part <strong>of</strong> this class and <strong>the</strong> fun <strong>of</strong> rhyming will<br />

be incorporated as inspiration.<br />

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<strong>The</strong>atre<br />

scene makers<br />

Ages 6-8<br />

About <strong>the</strong> Department<br />

Group Classes<br />

Private Coaching<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> Prep <strong>The</strong>atre<br />

see page 37<br />

<strong>The</strong>atre Moves: Improv & <strong>The</strong>atre Games<br />

Improv and <strong>the</strong>atre games will introduce students<br />

to <strong>the</strong> wonderful world <strong>of</strong> live performance games,<br />

acting, and role play. <strong>The</strong> students will explore<br />

<strong>the</strong> art <strong>of</strong> storytelling and <strong>the</strong>ir imaginations will<br />

be brought to life through structured creative<br />

play, movement exercises and spontaneous text.<br />

Different aspects <strong>of</strong> each student’s personality and<br />

will be <strong>the</strong> fuel for this class.<br />

Intro to Playwriting<br />

Students (ages 7-8) will write, stage, and star in<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir own scenes and play shorts. Taking inspiration<br />

from <strong>the</strong> world around <strong>the</strong>m, students will discover<br />

<strong>the</strong> joy <strong>of</strong> seeing <strong>the</strong>ir work come alive and be<br />

produced on <strong>the</strong> stage.<br />

Be a Star! Monologues<br />

This class will introduce our young students to one<br />

<strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> most important tools in <strong>the</strong> acting world,<br />

<strong>the</strong> monologue. Classes will include character<br />

and scene study work. In a safe and nurturing<br />

environment, students will work in small groups<br />

preparing for solo performances on a real stage.<br />

Cooperation, memorization and imagination are<br />

<strong>the</strong> skills necessary to be a successful actor and<br />

<strong>the</strong>y are developed in this class. Pieces will be age<br />

appropriate and fun..

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young <strong>the</strong>spians<br />

Ages 9-11<br />

Acting for <strong>the</strong> Camera I<br />

This class will expose students to <strong>the</strong> technical<br />

aspects <strong>of</strong> working on “<strong>the</strong> set” versus “<strong>the</strong> stage.”<br />

Everything from learning how to slate, to hitting your<br />

marks, to how to handle product will be explored.<br />

Knowing <strong>the</strong> different skills between TV and <strong>the</strong><br />

stage can be <strong>the</strong> difference in a long diverse career<br />

and a passionate hobby.<br />

Acting for <strong>the</strong> Camera II<br />

Students will be taken on a deeper journey into<br />

<strong>the</strong> lens that is such a major part <strong>of</strong> our life. Action<br />

oriented results will be captured via wide, mid,<br />

close up and extreme close up shots. Students will<br />

also learn <strong>the</strong> language <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> set and camera, and<br />

will reach beyond commercial copy into <strong>the</strong> world<br />

<strong>of</strong> legitimate acting techniques for <strong>the</strong> camera.<br />

Prerequisite: Acting for <strong>the</strong> Camera I or Department<br />

Director Approval<br />

Improv I<br />

This class is a great way for students to develop<br />

strong communications skills that can be used<br />

in all areas <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong>ir life. Improv will encourage <strong>the</strong><br />

use <strong>of</strong> greater spontaneity and freedom through<br />

improvisational technique. Thought-provoking<br />

exercises will be introduced in this class, and<br />

<strong>the</strong> focus will be to encourage students to make<br />

active choices with strong emotional and physical<br />

connections.<br />

Monologue/Audition Technique I<br />

This class will develop <strong>the</strong> skill necessary to book<br />

<strong>the</strong> job by working towards <strong>the</strong> goal <strong>of</strong> mastering<br />

<strong>the</strong> monologue. Students will be assisted in<br />

selecting and preparing at least two contrasting<br />

pieces in this course. <strong>The</strong>y will perform on <strong>the</strong> stage<br />

and observe <strong>the</strong>ir peers in a safe environment.<br />

Playwriting I<br />

<strong>HSA</strong>’s playwriting class provides <strong>the</strong> actor with<br />

invaluable insight into <strong>the</strong> mind <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> writer.<br />

Students will create <strong>the</strong>ir own stories, characters,<br />

plots and settings. Those tales will <strong>the</strong>n be made<br />

into scenes and performed by <strong>the</strong>ir peers.<br />

Scene Study I<br />

Core acting tools will be introduced in this class,<br />

and <strong>the</strong> importance <strong>of</strong> actions and choices will be<br />

taught. Scene work will <strong>of</strong>ten consist <strong>of</strong> multiple<br />

partners and <strong>the</strong> addressing <strong>the</strong> obstacles stopping<br />

<strong>the</strong> actor from achieving his/her goals. Technique<br />

and character development research will explored.<br />

Voice and Speech<br />

This voice and speech class is a necessary element<br />

for any successful performer. In this class students<br />

will explore basic vocal technique for <strong>the</strong> actor,<br />

including breath work, relaxation techniques,<br />

resonance, pitch, tempo and volume with <strong>the</strong><br />

goal <strong>of</strong> fully expressing <strong>the</strong> truth <strong>of</strong> a text and <strong>the</strong><br />

emotional integrity <strong>of</strong> a character. This is a great<br />

class for developing public speaking skills.<br />

Shakespeare Scenes 1<br />

Students will be taken on an age appropriate tour<br />

<strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> world <strong>of</strong> William Shakespeare. His life, his<br />

beliefs, and his characters will all be explored as<br />

Shakespeare’s scenes are brought to life.<br />

Stage Combat: Extreme Acting 1<br />

Explore how <strong>the</strong> physical life <strong>of</strong> an actor can be<br />

used to show <strong>the</strong> drama <strong>of</strong> conflict and combat in<br />

performance. <strong>The</strong> class will focus on falls, throws,<br />

pushes, pulls, grabs, throws, rolls and in a safe<br />

and cooperative environment. – <strong>The</strong> students will<br />

be provided with additional acting tools to make a<br />

young star shine.<br />

Private <strong>the</strong>atre coaching<br />

Ages 9 and up<br />

Be prepared for that next audition! Our private<br />

<strong>the</strong>atre coaching provides a more intimate<br />

training session with a master instructor on<br />

materials needed to audition for TV, film,<br />

<strong>the</strong>atre, and university or conservatory training.<br />

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teen players<br />

Ages 12-17<br />

Teen Acting for <strong>the</strong> Camera<br />

Acting for <strong>the</strong> camera requires an entirely different<br />

set <strong>of</strong> tools than acting for <strong>the</strong> stage. This course<br />

provides you with <strong>the</strong> tools necessary to nail <strong>the</strong><br />

audition and <strong>the</strong> callback. Advertising trends,<br />

typecasting for <strong>the</strong> actor, headshot and resume<br />

review are all part <strong>of</strong> this show business class.<br />

Teen Improv and Viewpoints<br />

Encourage <strong>the</strong> use <strong>of</strong> stronger spontaneous acting<br />

choices through improv. This class will help actors<br />

to develop a strong stage presence, as well as <strong>the</strong><br />

skills necessary to work as a part <strong>of</strong> an ensemble.<br />

Long and short from exercises will be explored as<br />

well as a study <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> elements <strong>of</strong> viewpoints.<br />

Teen Monologue and Audition<br />

This class is designed to take teens’ acting to <strong>the</strong><br />

next level. Stage spaces, eye level, projection, and<br />

intent will all be addressed. <strong>The</strong> class prepares<br />

students for auditions by providing <strong>the</strong> tools to<br />

enhance <strong>the</strong>ir confidence and land <strong>the</strong> gig.<br />

Teen Playwriting<br />

This class will encourage teens to share bits <strong>of</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong>ir world as writer and actor. Students will be<br />

empowered as writer and actor. Students will<br />

be empowered through <strong>the</strong> writing process and<br />

will create <strong>the</strong> character, <strong>the</strong> story, <strong>the</strong> conflict<br />

and <strong>the</strong> resolution. <strong>The</strong>ir life experiences will<br />

be incorporated into this class. Playwriting will<br />

enhance <strong>the</strong>ir academic writing skills and help <strong>the</strong><br />

young writers to free <strong>the</strong>ir creative voice.<br />

Teen One-Act Festival/Advanced Acting<br />

This class will allow students to learn while<br />

producing. <strong>The</strong>y will form a production company<br />

and undertake all <strong>the</strong> steps necessary to create<br />

a one-act festival. Class will have equal parts <strong>of</strong><br />

business and acting. Roles will be developed and<br />

leaders will rise through <strong>the</strong> process.<br />

Teen Shakespeare<br />

Students will study monologues and scenes<br />

from <strong>the</strong> famous works <strong>of</strong> William Shakespeare.<br />

Vocal and physical acting skills are developed to<br />

complement students’ study <strong>of</strong> various rhetorical<br />

skills and Shakespearean performance history.<br />

Teen Voice and Speech<br />

This class explores vocal technique for <strong>the</strong> actor,<br />

including breath work, relaxation techniques,<br />

resonance, and volume. Students will streng<strong>the</strong>n<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir ability to fully express a text and <strong>the</strong> emotional<br />

integrity <strong>of</strong> a character and situation. This is a great<br />

class to develop public speaking and interview<br />

skills<br />

Teen Classic Directing Workshops<br />

A study <strong>of</strong> scenes from classic playwrights,<br />

students will analyze numerous <strong>the</strong>atrical elements<br />

including structure, development <strong>of</strong> plots, sub text<br />

and character journey. <strong>The</strong>n with <strong>the</strong> aid <strong>of</strong> guest<br />

directors put <strong>the</strong>se classic scenes on <strong>the</strong>ir feet.<br />

Make choices to redefine tradition with your own<br />

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visual arts<br />

group classes<br />

Ages 2–3<br />

Start with Art (Adult + Child)<br />

Come celebrate art making with your child for <strong>the</strong><br />

youngest <strong>of</strong> our artists to share <strong>the</strong>ir love <strong>of</strong> art with<br />

you! Creative connections are explored by parents<br />

and children working side-by-side to draw and<br />

paint while developing an artistic vocabulary. A<br />

parent/caretaker is required to attend class.<br />

Ages 6–8<br />

Art Basics I<br />

An introduction to collage, assemblage, print<br />

making, drawing, painting and 3-D art are explored<br />

in a joyful, creative environment. Energy, curiosity<br />

and excitement <strong>of</strong> childhood are captured through<br />

visual discovery. A student-supplied, protective<br />

smock/apron/t-shirt is required.<br />

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Visual <strong>Arts</strong><br />

<strong>The</strong> Visual <strong>Arts</strong> Department nurtures <strong>the</strong> desire within to create tangible forms <strong>of</strong><br />

expression, through <strong>the</strong> development <strong>of</strong> new perspectives, techniques, and appreciation<br />

<strong>of</strong> master artists. <strong>HSA</strong> <strong>of</strong>fers a wide variety <strong>of</strong> classes in <strong>the</strong> visual arts for student’s ages<br />

four and up, fostering creativity and individual expression.<br />

<strong>The</strong> curriculum includes classes in a full spectrum <strong>of</strong> media including digital art,<br />

drawing, filmmaking, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture, taught by a<br />

faculty <strong>of</strong> world-class pr<strong>of</strong>essional artists and guest lecturers. Annually, <strong>the</strong> Visual <strong>Arts</strong><br />

Department hosts an exhibition <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> students’ work in <strong>the</strong> Ga<strong>the</strong>ring Space.<br />

Beyond <strong>the</strong> curriculum, <strong>HSA</strong> seeks to cultivate an appreciation <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> arts within <strong>the</strong><br />

<strong>Harlem</strong> community by presenting guest artists and faculty exhibitions open to <strong>the</strong> public.<br />

Art Explorations<br />

Introducing ages 3-4 to <strong>the</strong> exciting world <strong>of</strong> art,<br />

your child experiments with drawing, painting and<br />

clay in a fun-filled setting. Energy, curiosity and<br />

excitement <strong>of</strong> childhood are captured through visual<br />

discovery. A student-supplied, protective smock/<br />

apron/t-shirt is required.<br />

Ages 4-5<br />

Kinder Crafts<br />

In this hands-on course, your child discovers art<br />

right at <strong>the</strong>ir fingertips. Through arts and crafts<br />

projects, students explore <strong>the</strong>ir creativity with<br />

construction paper, glue, crayons, markers, and<br />

paint.<br />

Clay Creations I<br />

Students will learn <strong>the</strong> basics <strong>of</strong> ceramics with<br />

an emphasis on individual creative use <strong>of</strong> clay to<br />

produce colorful sculpture. Both <strong>the</strong> art and craft<br />

are explored as children create colorful objects<br />

such as treasure boxes, personalized cups and<br />

o<strong>the</strong>r items. A student-supplied, protective smock,<br />

apron, or t-shirt is required.<br />

Drawing II<br />

This class <strong>of</strong>fers continued focus on drawing skills<br />

and sketching using pencil, charcoal, and pastels.<br />

Exposure to various artists and art periods will <strong>of</strong>fer<br />

inspiration and allow budding artists to produce<br />

realism and abstract art. By <strong>the</strong> end <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> course,<br />

students will be equipped with a knowledge<br />

base to move forward into <strong>HSA</strong>’s more advanced<br />

drawing, painting, sculpture and photography<br />

classes.<br />

Clay Creations II<br />

Students expand <strong>the</strong>ir technical understanding <strong>of</strong><br />

clay materials, decoration, glazing and firing, with<br />

emphasis on design and form. A student supplied,<br />

protective smock, apron, or t-shirt is required.<br />

Little DaVincis<br />

This course is designed for students who are<br />

interested in exploring painting techniques in<br />

watercolor, acrylic and oil paints. While developing<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir painting skills, students will discover color<br />

mixture, texture, lighting and composition. Subject<br />

matter includes still life, landscape, and abstraction.<br />

About <strong>the</strong> Department<br />

Group Classes<br />

Drawing I<br />

Children will engage in still life, landscape and<br />

portraiture as <strong>the</strong>y learn <strong>the</strong> fundamentals <strong>of</strong><br />

rendering, values, line quality and composition<br />

using pencil, charcoal and ink.<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> Prep Visual <strong>Arts</strong><br />

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Pint-Sized Picassos<br />

Students are introduced to <strong>the</strong> joy <strong>of</strong> painting<br />

through experimentation with different mediums<br />

from watercolors to acrylics. <strong>The</strong> basics <strong>of</strong><br />

color <strong>the</strong>ory, form, value, texture and space are<br />

developed through an exciting environment <strong>of</strong><br />

imagination and observation.

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Art Basics II<br />

This course provides continued exploration <strong>of</strong><br />

enhanced techniques in drawing, painting, collage,<br />

and 3-D art. Under <strong>the</strong> close guidance <strong>of</strong> an <strong>HSA</strong><br />

faculty member, students develop observational<br />

skills and challenge <strong>the</strong>ir imaginations with each<br />

new project. Media include acrylics, watercolors,<br />

pastels and found objects. A student supplied,<br />

protective smock, apron, or t-shirt is required.<br />

Intermediate Drawing & Painting<br />

For intermediate students who are interested in<br />

growing creatively through <strong>the</strong> exploration <strong>of</strong> still<br />

life, nature, and <strong>the</strong> human figure with live models.<br />

Students will work at honing <strong>the</strong>ir skills with<br />

various media including pencil, charcoal, pastels,<br />

watercolor and acrylic paint. Prerequisite: Art<br />

Basics I or II.<br />

Introduction to Filmmaking<br />

Discover your inner filmmaker! Through <strong>the</strong><br />

exciting world <strong>of</strong> digital video, students will<br />

learn <strong>the</strong> <strong>the</strong>ories and techniques involved in<br />

<strong>the</strong> preproduction, filming, and post-production<br />

processes while receiving hands-on instruction with<br />

camcorders and Final Cut Pro s<strong>of</strong>tware. Students<br />

will explore <strong>the</strong> community and our school to create<br />

a short documentary.<br />

Introduction to Photography<br />

This class introduces students to <strong>the</strong> fundamentals<br />

<strong>of</strong> 35mm camera and analog darkroom techniques,<br />

including processing black and white film. An<br />

exhibition <strong>of</strong> student work is displayed at <strong>the</strong> end <strong>of</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> course, showcasing creative expressions.<br />

Fashion Illustration<br />

This class caters to students interested in building<br />

a foundation in <strong>the</strong> art <strong>of</strong> fashion. Through <strong>the</strong> study<br />

<strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> fashion figure, quick drawings <strong>of</strong> a model<br />

known as a “croquis,” as well as <strong>the</strong> history <strong>of</strong> style,<br />

students are inspired to creatively produce finished<br />

illustrations in color.<br />

Manga Mania I<br />

Manga are Japanese comic books, <strong>of</strong>ten made into<br />

Japanese cartoons, better known as Anime. This<br />

course introduces young admirers to this style <strong>of</strong><br />

art, made popular by Anime such as Pokemon,<br />

DigiMon, and Bleach. Students learn basic<br />

techniques to understand and draw <strong>the</strong> unique<br />

figures using pencils, charcoal, pen, and ink.<br />

Printmaking<br />

In this class students have <strong>the</strong> opportunity to create<br />

positive and negative prints <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong>ir drawings and<br />

print <strong>the</strong>m with a cold press onto textured paper,<br />

fabric and o<strong>the</strong>r materials. Through printmaking<br />

students comprehend how newspapers came<br />

about as well as <strong>the</strong> images that are silk-screened<br />

onto <strong>the</strong>ir hats, t-shirts, fabrics and more.<br />

Advanced Drawing & Painting<br />

This course emphasizes <strong>the</strong> mastery <strong>of</strong> foundational<br />

skills in drawing and painting for teens. Students<br />

are inspired by <strong>the</strong> techniques <strong>of</strong> Masters such as<br />

Michelangelo, DaVinci, and Van Gogh to produce<br />

figure drawings as well as portraits, murals, still life,<br />

and landscapes using charcoal, India ink, pencil,<br />

oils and acrylics. Students are also assisted with<br />

developing a portfolio for college submission.<br />

Prerequisite: Introduction to Photography<br />

Advanced Photography<br />

For <strong>the</strong> experienced student, <strong>the</strong> next level <strong>of</strong> 35mm<br />

photography is explored through photojournalism,<br />

lighting and photo editing s<strong>of</strong>tware to produce<br />

a <strong>the</strong>me-based portfolio. A more independent<br />

study <strong>of</strong> acquired techniques, each student will<br />

be encouraged to create a body <strong>of</strong> work that<br />

showcases his or her own unique creative vision. A<br />

brief history <strong>of</strong> photography is also included in <strong>the</strong><br />

course.<br />

Advanced Sculpture<br />

Students study <strong>the</strong> human figure and architecture<br />

to build forms in clay using sculpting techniques,<br />

chisels, slabs and <strong>the</strong> pottery wheel. Essential<br />

sculpting, carving, and glazing techniques will be<br />

covered as well as training in additive sculpture and<br />

principles <strong>of</strong> working in three dimensions. Emphasis<br />

is placed on individual projects.<br />

Fashion Design for Teens<br />

Interested in breaking into <strong>the</strong> fashion industry?<br />

This course is for aspiring fashion designers looking<br />

to transform <strong>the</strong>ir stylish drawings into ready-towear<br />

garments. Basic sewing technique, print and<br />

pattern making skills are developed to create shirts,<br />

skirts, pants, and dresses. Class concludes with a<br />

runway show featuring student creations.<br />

Graphic Design<br />

This course introduces students to <strong>the</strong> endless<br />

possibilities <strong>of</strong> computer art! Students will learn<br />

basic print and web design techniques to create<br />

magazine covers, posters, and blogs, while being<br />

introduced to a variety <strong>of</strong> s<strong>of</strong>tware programs<br />

including Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver and<br />

Flash.<br />

History <strong>of</strong> Art<br />

This course involves <strong>the</strong> teaching <strong>of</strong> art forms from<br />

Africa, Europe, Asia and <strong>the</strong> Americas. Students<br />

will learn <strong>the</strong> fundamentals <strong>of</strong> art <strong>the</strong>ory and will be<br />

introduced to a variety <strong>of</strong> texts and concepts that<br />

are pertinent to <strong>the</strong> study <strong>of</strong> art history. Students<br />

are required to write essays describing visits to<br />

museums and gallery exhibitions.<br />

Introduction to Photography for Teens<br />

For <strong>the</strong> beginner, age 12-18, interested in<br />

photography, this course exposes teens to 35mm<br />

black & white darkroom photography. Students<br />

learn basic camera controls to shoot and develop<br />

35mm film as well as lighting techniques to<br />

capture <strong>the</strong> community, nature, and portraiture.<br />

Class concludes with a critique <strong>of</strong> growth and<br />

presentation <strong>of</strong> photography portfolios.<br />

Manga Mania II<br />

An intermediate course for budding cartoonists and<br />

animation lovers <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> popular Japanese comic<br />

book style used in cartoons such as Pokemon,<br />

Naruto and Dragon Ball Z, students begin to<br />

incorporate color as well as text onto images. <strong>The</strong><br />

development <strong>of</strong> storylines progresses writing skills<br />

while expanding <strong>the</strong> imagination to create a fullcolor<br />

short comic book.<br />

Set Design<br />

This advanced course teaches methods <strong>of</strong><br />

approaching, developing, and completing set<br />

designs through study <strong>of</strong> scenic history, research,<br />

styles, and techniques. By designing several simple<br />

mock projects and collaboration with Dance and<br />

<strong>The</strong>atre Departments, students develop and expand<br />

skills resonating with <strong>the</strong> artistic and technical<br />

demands <strong>of</strong> pr<strong>of</strong>essional set designing.<br />

Teen Art Basics<br />

Designed for teens who have always wanted<br />

to learn how to draw and paint, this course<br />

introduces ages 12-17 to art mediums including<br />

pencil, charcoal, ink, acrylic paint and watercolors<br />

to comprehend <strong>the</strong> basics <strong>of</strong> line drawing, color<br />

<strong>the</strong>ory, and composition. An encouraging instructor<br />

and work environment aims to nurture selfexpression<br />

and develop artistic abilities.<br />

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Section Type<br />

New! Musical <strong>The</strong>atre program<br />

Under <strong>the</strong> leadership <strong>of</strong> Aubrey Lynch II, former dancer with Alvin Ailey American Dance <strong>The</strong>ater<br />

and original cast member and Associate Producer <strong>of</strong> Disney’s <strong>The</strong> Lion King, <strong>the</strong> <strong>HSA</strong>’s Musical<br />

<strong>The</strong>atre Project empowers students through all four disciplines music, dance, <strong>the</strong>ater, and visual<br />

arts.<br />

Classes, workshops, and residencies are led by special guest artists from Broadway and stages<br />

around <strong>the</strong> world. Currently a performance based curriculum, <strong>the</strong>se classes combine all <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

disciplines <strong>of</strong>fered at <strong>HSA</strong> and culminate in showings and full productions.<br />

Musical <strong>The</strong>atre Technique Kids<br />

Ages 7-10 (Grades 3-5)<br />

Students take classes once a week where<br />

participants learn to sing, dance, act, and design.<br />

Students perform at <strong>the</strong> end <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> year. No<br />

audition necessary.<br />

Musical <strong>The</strong>atre Technique JR.<br />

Ages 11-14 (Grades 6-8)<br />

Students take classes once a week where <strong>the</strong>y<br />

sing, dance, act, and design. Students perform at<br />

<strong>the</strong> end <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> year. No audition necessary.<br />

Musical <strong>The</strong>atre Technique<br />

Teens Ages 15-17 (Grades 9-12)<br />

Students take classes once a week where <strong>the</strong>y<br />

sing, dance, act, and design. Students perform at<br />

<strong>the</strong> end <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> year. No audition necessary.<br />

Musical <strong>The</strong>atre Workshop Kids <br />

Ages 7-10 (Grades 3-5)<br />

Participants rehearse musical <strong>the</strong>atre repertory<br />

twice (2) a week where <strong>the</strong>y sing, dance, act,<br />

and design. This course culminates with students<br />

performing in a full production. Participation fee and<br />

audition required.<br />

Musical <strong>The</strong>atre Workshop JR. <br />

Ages 11-14 (Grades 6-8)<br />

Participants rehearse musical <strong>the</strong>atre repertory<br />

three (3) times a week where <strong>the</strong>y sing, dance, act,<br />

and design. This course culminates with students<br />

performing in a full production. Participation fee and<br />

audition required.<br />

Musical <strong>The</strong>atre Workshop Teens <br />

Ages 15-17 (Grades 9-12)<br />

Participants rehearse musical <strong>the</strong>atre repertory<br />

once (1) a week where <strong>the</strong>y sing, dance, act, and<br />

design. This course culminates with students<br />

performing in a full production. Participation fee and<br />

audition required.<br />

Students must register for one or more group<br />

classes a week for a full year in any discipline<br />

including <strong>the</strong> Musical <strong>The</strong>atre Technique classes to<br />

participate. Audition and participation fee required.<br />

For more information regarding <strong>the</strong> Musical <strong>The</strong>atre program and audition<br />

dates, please call <strong>the</strong> Director, Aubrey Lynch II at 212.926.4100 x325 or visit<br />


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Commitment from <strong>HSA</strong> Prep Students<br />

All <strong>HSA</strong> Prep students will be given a schedule<br />

<strong>of</strong> t 4-8 classes per week by <strong>the</strong> director <strong>of</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong>ir department. In exchange for full scholarship,<br />

prep students must maintain a B- average, give<br />

4 work hours per week as teaching assistants or<br />

administrators (gaining invaluable work experience),<br />

have exemplary attendance in all classes on <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

assigned <strong>HSA</strong> Prep schedule, and adhere to <strong>the</strong><br />

policies <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>School</strong>. Parents and students sign<br />

a commitment letter each year, and students must<br />

re-audition or undergo an evaluation session each<br />

year. At <strong>the</strong> end <strong>of</strong> each semester, students will<br />

receive full evaluations measuring <strong>the</strong>ir artistic<br />

growth, class participation, attendance,<br />

behavior and academic performance.<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> Prep Application Process<br />

<strong>The</strong> competitive application process includes<br />

an audition/art submission; personal essay;<br />

recommendations from principals, counselors, and<br />

teachers; and <strong>the</strong> most recent report card.<br />

Admission to any <strong>of</strong> our four disciplines is by<br />

audition or invitation only.<br />

Applying to <strong>HSA</strong> Prep<br />

To apply for admission to <strong>HSA</strong> Prep or for more<br />

information, please visit www.hsanyc.org or contact<br />

Nadege Noel, Director <strong>of</strong> <strong>HSA</strong> Prep at<br />

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<strong>HSA</strong> Prep<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> Prep Music Program<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>HSA</strong> Prep Program is a highly competitive scholarship program that<br />

<strong>of</strong>fers pr<strong>of</strong>essional training in music, dance, <strong>the</strong>atre, and visual arts.<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> Prep students visit <strong>the</strong> studio <strong>of</strong> iconic Illustrator, Tom Slaughter.<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> Prep Music is designed to train students<br />

(<strong>the</strong> reason to delete <strong>the</strong> age is that we <strong>the</strong> age<br />

requirement at <strong>the</strong> beginning <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> Prep program<br />

description - no need to state it again for each<br />

discipline) who display <strong>the</strong> talent and<br />

commitment to excellence for entry into an<br />

institution <strong>of</strong> higher learning and/or a pr<strong>of</strong>essional<br />

career in music. <strong>The</strong> program integrates private<br />

lessons, ensemble participation, history, music<br />

<strong>the</strong>ory, and ear training. A minimum <strong>of</strong> two to three<br />

Classes for a Music Prep student may include:<br />

days <strong>of</strong> study per week and additional performance<br />

dates are required.<br />

<strong>The</strong> audition process includes a <strong>the</strong>ory placement<br />

test and a personal interview. All applicants will be<br />

asked to sight read at <strong>the</strong> audition. Students will<br />

be required to prepare Classical or Jazz repertoire<br />

for entrance into <strong>the</strong> <strong>HSA</strong> Prep Music Program.<br />

Please visit our website for <strong>the</strong> complete list <strong>of</strong><br />

requirements for audition.<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> Prep<br />

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Chamber Music<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> Youth Orchestra<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> Jazz Band<br />

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Chamber Jazz Ensemble<br />

“Wagner in <strong>Harlem</strong>”<br />

Ensemble<br />

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<strong>The</strong> Dorothy Maynor<br />

Singers<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> Prep is a highly selective, pre-pr<strong>of</strong>essional scholarship program providing students<br />

ages 12-17 with advanced level arts training in music, dance, <strong>the</strong>atre and <strong>the</strong> visual arts,<br />

individual mentoring, study hall access, high school/college application support, and<br />

opportunities to engage with pr<strong>of</strong>essional artists <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> highest caliber.<br />

For over 25 years, <strong>HSA</strong> Prep has enabled young people <strong>of</strong> exceptional talent to meet<br />

high academic, artistic and personal goals. <strong>HSA</strong> Prep’s graduates have had a near<br />

100% acceptance rate to prestigious colleges, universities and conservatories including<br />

Harvard University, <strong>The</strong> Juilliard <strong>School</strong>, Spelman College, Brown University, and NYU’s<br />

Tisch <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Arts</strong>, among many o<strong>the</strong>rs.

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<strong>The</strong> <strong>HSA</strong> <strong>The</strong>atre Prep Program is an intensive<br />

scholarship acting program. This prestigious<br />

pre-pr<strong>of</strong>essional training program is composed <strong>of</strong><br />

various acting styles, designed to provide students<br />

with <strong>the</strong> variety <strong>of</strong> tools necessary to prepare <strong>the</strong>m<br />

for entry into an institution <strong>of</strong> higher learning<br />

and/or a career in <strong>the</strong> <strong>the</strong>atre. <strong>The</strong> core curriculum<br />

is designed to provide our young actors with <strong>the</strong><br />

building blocks that are necessary to position<br />

<strong>the</strong>mselves for success. Each scholar accepted<br />

into <strong>the</strong> program is given a pre-determined<br />

schedule <strong>of</strong> essential acting courses and exciting<br />

electives designed to make <strong>the</strong>m better citizens,<br />

better communicators and better actors. <strong>The</strong>ir own<br />

strong commitment to <strong>the</strong> program will prepare<br />

<strong>the</strong>m for <strong>HSA</strong> ’s ultimate goal, to ensure that all<br />

<strong>of</strong> our Prep students go on to highly-competitive<br />

college and university programs.<br />

To fur<strong>the</strong>r enable our future leaders to achieve<br />

success <strong>HSA</strong> Prep <strong>The</strong>atre Program will include<br />

Bridging <strong>the</strong> Gap a series <strong>of</strong> workshops and master<br />

classes designed to provide mentor opportunities<br />

and serve to bridge <strong>the</strong> gap between our<br />

exceptional training program and gaining real world<br />

business experience.<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> Prep<br />

<strong>The</strong>atre Prep curriculum may include advanced training in <strong>the</strong> following:<br />

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Monologue<br />

Acting for <strong>the</strong> Camera<br />

Improv<br />

Playwriting<br />

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Scene Study<br />

Musical <strong>The</strong>atre<br />

Voice and Speech<br />

Neutral Mask<br />

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Audition Prep<br />

Stage Combat<br />

<strong>The</strong>atre History<br />

Shakespeare<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> prep visual arts program<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>HSA</strong> Prep Visual <strong>Arts</strong> Program is a prepr<strong>of</strong>essional<br />

program designed for <strong>the</strong> young<br />

who is interested in pursuing a career in <strong>the</strong> visual<br />

arts. <strong>The</strong> program provides rigorous training in <strong>the</strong><br />

fundamentals <strong>of</strong> studio and digital arts, including<br />

drawing, painting, sculpture, photography,<br />

computer art and web design.<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> prep Dance program<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>HSA</strong> Prep Dance Program <strong>of</strong>fers students<br />

<strong>the</strong> highest level <strong>of</strong> dance training (previously<br />

mentioned in <strong>HSA</strong> Prep Overview). Dance Prep<br />

students must take all required classes including<br />

special workshops and academic courses, and<br />

will be selected by audition for all seasonal<br />

performances.<br />

Performances will be comprised <strong>of</strong> select advanced<br />

students, pr<strong>of</strong>essional guest artists, and guest<br />

choreographers from dance companies, Broadway,<br />

film, television, and international productions.<br />

Dance Prep students will also gain inspiration with<br />

trips to outside dance performances and visits from<br />

guest artists.<br />

Workshops will expose Dance Prep students<br />

to <strong>the</strong> entrepreneurial side <strong>of</strong> preparing to be a<br />

pr<strong>of</strong>essional dancer, and fully prepare <strong>the</strong>m for <strong>the</strong><br />

audition process.<br />

Students will also be well-versed in art history and<br />

<strong>the</strong>ory. As students develop <strong>the</strong>ir skills in each<br />

<strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong>se fields <strong>the</strong>y will create a portfolio <strong>of</strong> work<br />

that meets <strong>the</strong> high standards <strong>of</strong> collegiate art and<br />

academic programs, providing a solid foundation<br />

from which to become a pr<strong>of</strong>essional artist.<br />

• Classes for a Visual Art Prep student include:<br />

• Advanced Sculpture<br />

• Art History<br />

• Advanced Photography<br />

• Graphic Design<br />

• Advanced Drawing & Painting<br />

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adult<br />

classes<br />

Fitness + Dance Classes <br />

Pricing: Single Class $12.00 | 5 Class Card $55.00 | 10 Class Card $100.00<br />

Adult fitness and dance classes (for ages 18 and up) <strong>of</strong>fer <strong>the</strong> opportunity to increase your physical fitness<br />

level and have fun getting in shape. Classes include Ballet, Intro to Horton and Zumba Fitness. For class<br />

schedules visit www.hsanyc.org/adultclasses.<br />

Private Music Lessons <br />

Adults can learn or relearn <strong>the</strong>ir favorite instrument under <strong>the</strong> guidance <strong>of</strong> a committed instructor–all<br />

pr<strong>of</strong>essional musicians active in <strong>the</strong>ir chosen fields. Lessons are <strong>of</strong>fered in 30, 45, and 60 minute sessions.<br />

• Flute<br />

• Oboe<br />

• Clarinet<br />

• Basoon<br />

• Saxophone<br />

• Violin<br />

• Viola<br />

• Cello<br />

• Double Bass<br />

• Trumpet<br />

• Trombone<br />

• French Horn<br />

• Tuba/Euphonium<br />

• Acoustic Guitar<br />

• Electric Guitar<br />

• Electric Bass<br />

• Piano<br />

• Voice<br />

• Percussion<br />

Adult Classes<br />

Adult <strong>The</strong>atre Courses <br />

Adult Public Speaking<br />

This class will explore <strong>the</strong> necessary tools for<br />

delivering great speeches. Students will learn<br />

techniques for speaking in front <strong>of</strong> large crowds,<br />

how to overcome fear and nervousness, and how<br />

to use effective body language.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Actors Gym<br />

Monologues, scene study and production are all<br />

part <strong>of</strong> this dynamic course. <strong>The</strong> course is designed<br />

to help <strong>the</strong> new actor select, rehearse and perform<br />

a monologue; or assist <strong>the</strong> seasoned actor with fine<br />

tuning a piece. At <strong>the</strong> end <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> course, friends and<br />

family are invited to <strong>the</strong> final in-house showcase.<br />

Adult Stage Combat<br />

This class teaches combat choreography to<br />

performers who want to make <strong>the</strong>mselves more<br />

marketable in <strong>the</strong> industry. As stage combatants,<br />

students will create a safe space to show <strong>the</strong><br />

drama <strong>of</strong> conflict and combat in performance.<br />

Private <strong>The</strong>atre Coaching<br />

Be prepared for that next audition! Our private<br />

coaching provides a more intimate training session<br />

with a master instructor on materials needed to<br />

audition for television, film, and <strong>the</strong>atre.<br />

Adult Acting for <strong>the</strong> Camera<br />

This class is designed to help actors find <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

comfort level in front <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> camera and de-mystify<br />

<strong>the</strong> acting medium. Students will gain familiarity<br />

with terms like marks, entrances, exits, and master.<br />

Who says kids have all <strong>the</strong> fun? Refresh your workout, pick up that instrument you always<br />

wanted to play, or explore a new art form with our classes especially designed for adults.<br />

All <strong>of</strong> our disciplines–music, dance, <strong>the</strong>atre, and visual arts are included in our adult<br />

program, and classes are <strong>of</strong>fered during evening and weekend hours to accommodate busy<br />

schedules.<br />

Adult Visual Art Courses <br />

Graphic Design for Adults<br />

This introductory course is for students with limited<br />

digital art experience. Students will learn how to<br />

use a Mac computer and creative s<strong>of</strong>tware such as<br />

Photoshop and Illustrator. Students will also learn<br />

how to transfer and manipulate photographs from<br />

hard copy to digital formats.<br />

Drawing & Painting for Adults<br />

Have you ever dreamed <strong>of</strong> painting portraits,<br />

landscapes and still life? It’s never too late to start!<br />

Drawing and painting fundamental skills are honed<br />

in charcoal, watercolor, acrylic and oil paints.<br />

Digital Photography<br />

This course <strong>of</strong>fers aspiring photographers<br />

training in digital photography and graphic design<br />

techniques. Using Photoshop, students will learn<br />

how to digitally enhance and manipulate images.<br />

Independent shooting and lab work are required.<br />

Class <strong>of</strong>ferings and times are subject to change.<br />

Please visit www.<strong>HSA</strong>nyc.org for updated information.

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To schedule a tour to see our rental spaces visit:<br />

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In addition to providing a nurturing atmosphere for its students, <strong>HSA</strong> also strives to<br />

provide affordable rehearsal and audition space for <strong>the</strong> <strong>the</strong>atre and music community.<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> is <strong>the</strong> perfect place for your next event, with a number <strong>of</strong> venues available for rent<br />

during non-class times:<br />

<strong>HSA</strong>’s Ga<strong>the</strong>ring Space<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> <strong>The</strong>ater<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>HSA</strong> <strong>The</strong>ater is an intimate black box <strong>the</strong>ater<br />

accommodating an audience <strong>of</strong> 120 people facing<br />

a 1,500 square foot stage with a non-sprung<br />

wooden floor. Marley flooring is also available for<br />

dance performances.<br />


Studio 104 | Mutlipurpose Room<br />

Studio 104 (44’ x 42’) <strong>of</strong>fers a wooden sprung floor<br />

traditionally used for modern and African dance<br />

classes and also features a 11’x20’ electronic drop<br />

down screen for film viewings/still projections.<br />

Seating capacity: 132.<br />

Studio 105 (41’ x 44’) has a wooden sprung floor<br />

with light grey Marley floor, traditionally used for<br />

ballet and modern classes.<br />

Studio 106 (25’ x 17’) has wooden sprung floor<br />

with a light grey Marley floor traditionally used for<br />

tap, hip-hop and ballet classes.<br />


Carpeted and fitted with music stands and upright<br />

or baby grand pianos. Practice, choral, orchestral<br />

and meeting rooms available with four smaller<br />

rooms (8’ x 9’ ) and two larger studios (20’ x 20’).<br />

<strong>The</strong> Ga<strong>the</strong>ring Space<br />

<strong>HSA</strong>’s G-Space is a 3,500 square foot carpeted<br />

area located at <strong>the</strong> core <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>School</strong>. Its stage<br />

area is 620 square feet with a new hard wood floor<br />

and Yamaha Grand Piano. <strong>The</strong> 40 foot high ceilings<br />

feature track lighting, while <strong>the</strong> walls and monolith<br />

columns are ba<strong>the</strong>d in natural light directed into <strong>the</strong><br />

area by <strong>HSA</strong>’s award winning architectural design.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Courtyard<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>HSA</strong> courtyard is 100 feet long and can<br />

accommodate 70 guests. It <strong>of</strong>fers a sculpture<br />

garden with a waterfall as <strong>the</strong> backdrop. Available<br />

for weddings, receptions, and social ga<strong>the</strong>rings.

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faq’s<br />

Q: Where is <strong>the</strong> <strong>Harlem</strong> <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Arts</strong> located?<br />

A: <strong>The</strong> <strong>Harlem</strong> <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Arts</strong> (<strong>HSA</strong>) is located in <strong>the</strong> Hamilton Heights section <strong>of</strong><br />

<strong>Harlem</strong> at 645 Saint Nicholas Avenue at 141 st Street in New York City esily accessible from<br />

<strong>the</strong> A,B,C & D trains at 145th Street station.<br />

Q: What classes are <strong>of</strong>fered at <strong>HSA</strong>?<br />

A: <strong>HSA</strong> provides classes for people <strong>of</strong> all ages in music, dance, <strong>the</strong>atre, visual arts, and musical<br />

<strong>the</strong>atre <strong>of</strong>fering private and group lessons at all levels <strong>of</strong> expertise.<br />

Q: How early can you start? Do you <strong>of</strong>fer classes for toddlers? What about adults?<br />

A: Group classes begin at age 4. <strong>The</strong> <strong>HSA</strong> Early Childhood program <strong>of</strong>fers classes<br />

for children ages 2 to 4 years old. Registration is first come, first served, including classes<br />

available to adults in all four disciplines. We recently introduced adult dance and fitness<br />

classes in Zumba, Intro to Horton, and Ballet.<br />

Q: How many weeks is a semester and how long are classes?<br />

A: Each semester runs for 16 weeks. Classes generally last 30 minutes to 2 hours, and<br />

students may take as many classes as <strong>the</strong>y like during our 32-week school year!<br />

Q: Does my child need to have <strong>the</strong>ir own instrument to take a class?<br />

A: Yes. However, for those students who do not have access to an instrument, <strong>HSA</strong> can<br />

provide a list <strong>of</strong> stores that rent a variety <strong>of</strong> instruments.<br />

Q: How will I know what level class my child should be taking?<br />

A: Ages 2-6 require no assessment for classes, simply choose <strong>the</strong> class that is <strong>the</strong> right<br />

fit for your child’s age. For dance classes and private lessons, each student will be given an<br />

assessment by <strong>the</strong> department to determine <strong>the</strong> appropriate placement level for classes.<br />

Q: What do you <strong>of</strong>fer for students who want to pursue art as a pr<strong>of</strong>ession?<br />

A: Students, ages 12-18, interested in pursuing a career in <strong>the</strong> arts would benefit from <strong>HSA</strong><br />

Prep, which provides accelerated arts training to prepare students for a continued education<br />

in <strong>the</strong> arts. See page 34 for more information.<br />

Q: Can I volunteer to help <strong>HSA</strong>?<br />

A: Absolutely! As a nonpr<strong>of</strong>it, we’re always looking for great volunteers and interns to help<br />

keep our <strong>School</strong> running at its best. If you would like to make a difference and join our<br />

network <strong>of</strong> volunteers, please call Rona Carr, Human Resources Director,<br />

212.926.4100 ext.314 or email rcarr@hsanycorg.<br />

Q: What if I don’t speak English?<br />

A: <strong>HSA</strong> does have <strong>the</strong> capability on-site to translate into Spanish. For o<strong>the</strong>r languages, (e.g.,<br />

French, Haitian Creole, Japanese, Chinese, etc.), advance notice would be very helpful.<br />

Contact <strong>the</strong> Registrar’s <strong>of</strong>fice at 212.926.4100 x304.<br />

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timeline<br />

We’re approaching 50 years <strong>of</strong> excellence in arts education<br />

One <strong>of</strong> <strong>HSA</strong>’s first piano students<br />

1947<br />

After an illustrious international career as an<br />

opera singer, on April 21, 1947, Dorothy Maynor<br />

incorporates <strong>the</strong> St. James Community Center,<br />

Inc. in <strong>the</strong> basement <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> St. James Presbyterian<br />

Church where her husband was <strong>the</strong> pastor.<br />

1964<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> Founded by acclaimed soprano Dorothy<br />

Maynor. First piano classes for 20 children held in<br />

<strong>the</strong> basement <strong>of</strong> St. James Presbyterian Church.<br />

1967<br />

Approximately 400 students are enrolled at <strong>HSA</strong><br />

when <strong>The</strong> New York Times publishes ano<strong>the</strong>r article<br />

“To Make Beauty in <strong>Harlem</strong>” on <strong>HSA</strong> November 5.<br />

1969<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> inaugurates its new <strong>the</strong>ater with a production<br />

<strong>of</strong> Aime Cesaire’s A Season in <strong>the</strong> Congo. <strong>The</strong> new<br />

<strong>the</strong>ater was converted from an abandoned garage.<br />

Faculty member James Bartow has been<br />

teaching guitar at <strong>HSA</strong> for over 40 years<br />

1974<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> enrollment is just under 800 with a 66<br />

member multi-racial faculty.<br />

1975<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> breaks ground for <strong>the</strong> new building.<br />

1977<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> opens it doors to <strong>of</strong>fer Music, Dance, <strong>The</strong>atre,<br />

and Visual <strong>Arts</strong> to families <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Harlem</strong> community.<br />

Under <strong>the</strong> leadership <strong>of</strong> Dorothy Maynr and<br />

Board Chair, Stuart Root, <strong>HSA</strong> inaugurates its<br />

Opportunities for Learning in <strong>the</strong> <strong>Arts</strong> program,<br />

which provides instruction to children in NYC public<br />

schools, in response to severe cuts in city funding<br />

for public school arts programs.<br />

<strong>HSA</strong>’s new<br />

building<br />

c.1978<br />

1978<br />

<strong>The</strong> Bard Awards for excellence in architecture and<br />

urban design cite <strong>HSA</strong> building architects Ulrich<br />

Franzen & Associates for <strong>the</strong> design <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> building,<br />

with special mention <strong>of</strong> “a grand and welcoming<br />

central hall, an attractive exterior courtyard and a<br />

myriad <strong>of</strong> lively class and practice rooms.”<br />

1979<br />

Dorothy Maynor retires and appoints acclaimed<br />

mezzo-soprano Betty Allen Executive Director.<br />

1982<br />

<strong>Harlem</strong> <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Arts</strong> Orchestra is formed.<br />

50 children between <strong>the</strong> ages <strong>of</strong> six and thirteen<br />

perform at <strong>the</strong> opening <strong>of</strong> Belvedere Castle in<br />

Central Park.<br />

1985<br />

Music faculty member James Bartow creates <strong>the</strong><br />

Community and Culture in <strong>Harlem</strong> program, which<br />

features public concerts, lectures, art exhibitions<br />

and highlights <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> achievements <strong>of</strong> individuals<br />

in <strong>the</strong> black community. First guests <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> series<br />

include writer Amiri Baraka, attorney William<br />

Kunstler and <strong>the</strong> Boys Choir <strong>of</strong> <strong>Harlem</strong>.<br />

1988<br />

ARTScape Summer Program is introduced.<br />

Gala opening <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> 25 th anniversary season <strong>of</strong><br />

<strong>HSA</strong> begins with a benefit concert at <strong>the</strong> Apollo<br />

<strong>The</strong>atre. Acress Phylicia Rashad and pianist Andre<br />

Watts are honorary co-chairs. Maestro Zubin Mehta<br />

conducts <strong>the</strong> New York Philharmonic.<br />

1989<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> enters new relationship with classical radio<br />

station WQXR, and launches annual radiothon<br />

on-air fundraiser.<br />

1990<br />

Student enrollment at <strong>HSA</strong> exceeds 1,500 for <strong>the</strong><br />

first time.<br />

1992<br />

Betty Allen becomes President Emeritus, and Darryl<br />

Durham, a clarinetist, is named Executive Director.<br />

<strong>HSA</strong>’s Legaci Chorale tours Washington, DC,<br />

Maryland and Virginia with performances at<br />

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Howard University,<br />

<strong>The</strong> Kennedy Center <strong>The</strong>atre Lab, Virginia Beach<br />

Center for <strong>the</strong> <strong>Arts</strong>, and <strong>The</strong> Peabody Conservatory<br />

Concert Hall.<br />

1994<br />

Max Roach and Urban Bush Women are Artists-in-<br />

Residence at <strong>HSA</strong>.<br />

1996<br />

<strong>Harlem</strong> <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Arts</strong> Founder Dorothy Maynor<br />

passes away in West Chester, PA at <strong>the</strong> age <strong>of</strong> 85.<br />

1999<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> is named one <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> eight leading African-<br />

American, Asian, Latino or Native American arts<br />

organizations in <strong>the</strong> nation.<br />

2003<br />

<strong>The</strong> President’s Committee on <strong>the</strong> <strong>Arts</strong> and<br />

Humanities recognizes <strong>HSA</strong> as “one <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> top<br />

afterschool arts and humanities based programs<br />

in <strong>the</strong> country”<br />

2005<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> collaborates with Target to celebrate Black<br />

History Month with a special performance by<br />

singer/songwriter John Legend and <strong>HSA</strong> students<br />

2009<br />

President Emeritus and second President <strong>of</strong> <strong>HSA</strong><br />

Betty Allen passes away.<br />

2010<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> presents Hank Paper’s Ascension: <strong>The</strong><br />

Journey <strong>of</strong> John Coltrane, a photographic exhibit<br />

ten years in <strong>the</strong> making on <strong>the</strong> legendary jazz<br />

saxophonist and composer John Coltrane.<br />

Mayor Michael Bloomberg signing<br />

Dorothy Maynor Place bill into law<br />

2011<br />

Yvette L. Campbell becomes new President and<br />

CEO <strong>of</strong> <strong>HSA</strong>.<br />

New York City Mayor Micheal R. Bloomberg signs<br />

Dorothy Maynor Place into law.<br />

<strong>2012</strong><br />

<strong>HSA</strong> celebrates <strong>the</strong> artistic life and legacy <strong>of</strong><br />

Dorothy Maynor on April 21, with performances<br />

by <strong>HSA</strong> students and guest artists including<br />

internationally acclaimed Operatic Soprano,<br />

Harolyn Blackwell and South African students from<br />

<strong>the</strong> Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy.<br />

Through partnership with Disney <strong>The</strong>atrical Group,<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> launches its new Musical <strong>The</strong>atre program,<br />

presenting <strong>the</strong> first-ever children’s version <strong>of</strong> <strong>The</strong><br />

Lion King, performed by <strong>HSA</strong> students.<br />

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our<br />

supporters<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Harlem</strong> <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Arts</strong> extends its deepest gratitude to <strong>the</strong> donors who supported <strong>the</strong> school<br />

and made our programming possible from April 2011 to June 30, <strong>2012</strong>. <strong>HSA</strong> relies on <strong>the</strong> support <strong>of</strong><br />

foundations, grants, and individual donors to cover 70% <strong>of</strong> our operating budget.<br />

To become a donor please visit us online at www.<strong>HSA</strong>nyc.org.<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> is a proud member <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> National<br />

Guild for Community <strong>Arts</strong> Education<br />

$1,000,000 & above<br />

NYC Department <strong>of</strong> Cultural Affairs<br />

$250,000 to $999,999<br />

Herb Alpert Foundation<br />

Bloomberg Philanthropies<br />

$100,000 to $249,000<br />

Margaret A. Cargill Foundation<br />

Booth Ferris Foundation<br />

Ford Foundation<br />

JP Morgan Chase Foundation<br />

Herb Alpert Foundation<br />

Latham & Watkins*<br />

Open Society Foundations<br />

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP*<br />

<strong>The</strong> Starr Foundation<br />

$75,000 to $99,000<br />

Consolidated Edison Company <strong>of</strong> NYC, Inc.*<br />

Surdna Foundation, Inc.<br />

$50,000 to $74,999<br />

Edith Cooper and Robert Taylor<br />

Christopher and Erin Keogh<br />

New York Community Trust<br />

Janice Savin Williams and<br />

Christopher J. Williams<br />

$25,000 to $49,999<br />

Frank & Lydia Bergen Foundation<br />

Darden Restaurants, Inc. Foundation<br />

<strong>The</strong> Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation<br />

Scherman Foundation, Inc.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Shubert Foundation, Inc.<br />

Wells Fargo Foundation<br />

UBS AG<br />

$15,000 to $24,999<br />

American Express Foundation<br />

<strong>The</strong> Arthur Foundation Inc.<br />

Michael Kostow*<br />

Dawn Davis-LaFollette and Mack LaFollette<br />

Steven Henry and Stephen Shneidman<br />

Dr. and Mrs. Henry G. Jarecki/Falconwood<br />

Foundation<br />

Robert J. Lemons and Elizabeth A. Moller<br />

Alton and Ann McDowell<br />

Marion Moore Foundation, Inc.<br />

New York State Council on <strong>the</strong> <strong>Arts</strong><br />

Mrs. Janice Savin Williams<br />

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP*<br />

$10,000 to $14,999<br />

AT&T Services, Inc.<br />

Blackstone Charitable Foundation<br />

Drs. George and Mary Campbell<br />

James and Jennifer Esposito<br />

Marc and Michelle Goldfarb<br />

Charles J. Hamilton and Pamela Carlton<br />

<strong>The</strong> Hyde and Watson Foundation<br />

Milton and Melody Irvin<br />

Devin and Dena Johnson<br />

<strong>The</strong> Kraus Family Foundation<br />

Robert J. Lemons and Elizabeth A. Moller<br />

E. John and Patricia Rosenwald<br />

<strong>The</strong> Rudin Foundation<br />

Tishman Speyer Properties, Inc.<br />

Anonymous (2)<br />

$5,000 to $9,999<br />

ABNY Foundation<br />

Tia Breakley<br />

Lydia and Mats Carlston<br />

Peter and Faith Coolidge<br />

Drucilla Cooper Memorial Fund<br />

Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation<br />

Marc and Michelle Goldfarb<br />

Timothy Gunn<br />

Pamela Joyner<br />

Jeffrey and Donna Laikind<br />

Miyoung Lee<br />

Robert & Patricia Levinson Fund<br />

Lifetime Bunim-Murray Productions<br />

Elizabeth Linde<br />

Barry Mayo<br />

Ian & Sonnet McKinnon<br />

John and Ka<strong>the</strong>rine Morris<br />

MTV Networks Company<br />

New York State Council on <strong>the</strong> <strong>Arts</strong><br />

New York State Senate District -30<br />

Lu<strong>the</strong>r & Deborah Ragin<br />

Victoria Sanders<br />

Melissa Smith<br />

Reginald Van Lee<br />

<strong>The</strong> Wallace Foundation<br />

$2,500 to $4,999<br />

Romare Bearden Foundation<br />

Richard and Elizabeth Cashin<br />

CastleOak Securities, L.P.<br />

Goldman, Sachs & Co.<br />

Halley K. Harrisburg<br />

Iorio Family Foundation<br />

Janus Management Inc.<br />

Diane and Adam Max<br />

Julie Mehretu and Jessica Rankin<br />

Katharine Mountcastle<br />

New Horizon Foundation<br />

Newman’s Own Foundation<br />

Office <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> Manhattan Borough President<br />

Open Society Institute<br />

Michael Tannenholtz Consulting<br />

TD Charitable Foundation<br />

Troy Dixon<br />

Wake Forest University<br />

$1,000 to $2,499<br />

Ariel Investments, LLC<br />

Thomas and Martha Armstrong<br />

ASL Operations LLC<br />

Anna Austin<br />

Morgan Bale<br />

Bikram Yoga <strong>Harlem</strong><br />

Daniel Brewster<br />

Gloria Browner<br />

Nina Cooke John and Andre John<br />

Leo and Corbett Corbett<br />

Arthur and <strong>The</strong>odora Edelman<br />

Leona El Hadj<br />

<strong>The</strong> Marshall Frankel Foundation<br />

Kenneth A. and Kareitha Forde, M.D.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Glickenhaus Foundation<br />

Global Fund for Children<br />

Kim and Mason Granger<br />

Warren Habib and Alexis Walker<br />

<strong>The</strong> Law Firm <strong>of</strong> John Hannaway<br />

<strong>Harlem</strong> Artists Development League<br />

Especially for You<br />

Lynn and Tonya Harrison<br />

Steven Henry and Stephen Shneidman<br />

Jack & Jill <strong>of</strong> America, Inc/Metropolitan<br />

Chapter<br />

Anna-Maria & Stephen Kellen Foundation<br />

Lisa Kim<br />

David & Vicki Lawrence<br />

Edward Lewis<br />

Jonathan Levin and Susy Sarfaty<br />

Reynold Levy<br />

Sam & Anna Lopin Foundation<br />

Andrew Malik<br />

Henry and Celia McGee<br />

Eduardo Mestre<br />

Mark and Mary Miller<br />

Raymond McGuire and Mrs. Crystal McCrary<br />

Metropolitan Chapter <strong>of</strong> Jack & Jill <strong>of</strong> America<br />

Michael Mao Dance<br />

Nai Ni Chen Dance Company<br />

<strong>The</strong> National Flute Association, Inc.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Overbrook Foundation<br />

Nancy Perlman and Tom Klingenstein<br />

Louise Petz<br />

Basil and Portia Paterson<br />

<strong>The</strong> Prescott Fund for Children & Youth Inc.<br />

Joseph Richards<br />

<strong>The</strong> Saint Paul Foundation<br />

David Shaw and Beth Kobliner Shaw<br />

Melanie Shugart<br />

Gregg Smith and Jerri DeVard<br />

Lisa Solomon<br />

St. Cecile Scholarship Fund, Inc.<br />

Tisch <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Arts</strong> at NYU<br />

Allen Thorpe and Meghan Mackay<br />

UBS PAC Charity Match Program<br />

URSA Development Group<br />

Bruce & Naomi Usher<br />

Pacha Villalba-Diebold and John Vertefeuille<br />

Marla Weinh<strong>of</strong>f Studio LLC<br />

Lee Young Woo<br />

Lana and Willie Woods<br />

Anonymous<br />

$500 to $999<br />

Ernest & Kathleen Abrahamson<br />

Leyonne Barba<br />

Stuart and Alexia Bascombe<br />

Bruce Bent<br />

Robin Boliver-Campbell<br />

<strong>The</strong> Century Association<br />

Evert Christensen<br />

Eileen and Michael Cohen<br />

<strong>The</strong> Debs Foundation<br />

Lynne DeRentis<br />

Caroline Doll<br />

Dennis Duffy<br />

Eastern Consolidated<br />

Medora Falkenberg<br />

Nancy D. Field<br />

Michelle Fizer Peterson and Julio Peterson<br />

Michael and Robbi Fleisher<br />

Carmen Gellineau<br />

David Granger<br />

Algernon Grant<br />

John Greg<br />

Joyce Haupt<br />

Maureen Hayes<br />

Joseph Hershberger and Gregg Gelman<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hines<br />

ICBC Broadcast Holdings, Inc.<br />

Irving Foundation<br />

Christopher A. Johnson<br />

Penelope Johnston-Foote<br />

Melvin & Sylvia Kafka Foundation Inc.<br />

Alexandra Lebenthal<br />

Courtney Lee-Mitchell<br />

Rachel Lovett<br />

Claudette Mayer<br />

Ms. Stacy Nettleton<br />

New Horizon Foundation<br />

New York City Transit Authority<br />

Linda Newton<br />

Louise L. Petz<br />

<strong>The</strong> RD Foundation, Inc.<br />

Ge<strong>of</strong>frey Richard<br />

Cleopatra Rolle<br />

Michael Sabatino<br />

Rachael and Jeff Schweon<br />

Shimon Shkury and Ruby Gelman<br />

Franz W. Sichel Foundation<br />

Silver Lake Technology Management, LLC<br />

Annaliese Soros<br />

Vera Wang<br />

Wellfleet Foundation, Inc.<br />

Diane Wohl<br />

Zickler Family Foundation<br />

* Indicates a gift in-kind.<br />

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OUR<br />


Our Faculty<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Harlem</strong> <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Arts</strong>’ extraordinary faculty rank among <strong>the</strong> top in <strong>the</strong>ir fields. Each world-class<br />

teaching artist enables us to provide high-quality training in <strong>the</strong> arts to all <strong>of</strong> our students.<br />

List in formation. For a complete list <strong>of</strong> our faculty, please visit our website.<br />

MUSIC<br />

Isabella Abbonizio<br />

Maria Ahn<br />

Angela Ahn<br />

Eli Asher<br />

Jim Bartow<br />

Rudy Bird<br />

Jane Blackstone<br />

Lucia Bradford-Wiggins<br />

David Burnett<br />

Monica Davis<br />

Robert Delluerficio<br />

Donald Eaton<br />

Fima Farberg<br />

Ben Herrington<br />

Robert Hughes<br />

Judith Insell<br />

D.D. Jackson<br />

Sibylle Johner<br />

Tsyala “Delilah” Khudad-Zade<br />

Elektra Kurtis<br />

Joao Lopes<br />

Carrie Magistro<br />

David Miller<br />

Sam Newsome<br />

Olga Rosales<br />

Marcus Persiani<br />

Bernard Phillips<br />

Liz Player<br />

Robin Quinnett<br />

Oliver Reed<br />

LaRose Saxon<br />

Marc Schmeid<br />

Major Scurlock<br />

Christoph Siegrist<br />

Sonelius Smith<br />

Beverly Somach<br />

Yosvany Terry<br />

Rob Thomas<br />

DANCE<br />

Ernest Baker<br />

Jim Becker<br />

Jason Herbert<br />

Stephanie Jeter<br />

Andrea Long-Naidu<br />

Aubrey Lynch<br />

Freddie Moore<br />

Quenia Ribeiro<br />

Manuela Sanchez<br />

Rohiatu Siby<br />

Leyland Simmons<br />

Courtney Tilford<br />


Antonia Badon<br />

Cherrye J. Davis<br />

Kimberly Dalton-Mitchell<br />

Charles Gerber<br />

Denise Hurd<br />

Amanda McDowall<br />

Crystal Price<br />

Willie Teacher<br />


Jim Becker<br />

Jason Herbert<br />

Robert Hughes<br />

Rachel Lee<br />

Aubrey Lynch<br />


Lesly Deschler-Canossi<br />

Ramona Fagbore<br />

Samantha Jennings<br />

Ray Jones<br />

Susan Kricorian<br />

Dominga Martin<br />

Josie Miner<br />

Ana Ruiz<br />

Ghislaine Sabiti<br />

Begonia Santa Cecilia<br />

Alexandria Smith<br />

Shanon Weltman<br />


Isabella Abbonizio<br />

Aakhune Ali<br />

Jane Blackstone<br />

Erin Blatti<br />

Rudy Bird<br />

Kim Brown<br />

Amanda Dowall<br />

Donald Eaton<br />

Ramona Fagbore<br />

Elan Ferguson<br />

Gregory Gatewood<br />

Marsha Heydt<br />

Quenia Ribeiro<br />

Ana Ruiz<br />

Begonia Santa Cecilia<br />

Rohiatou Siby<br />

Allison Terrana<br />

Benja Thomas

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Administration<br />

Board <strong>of</strong> directors<br />


Charles Hamilton<br />

Chairman<br />

Janice Savin Williams<br />

Vice Chair & Secretary<br />

Administrative Staff<br />

Yvette L. Campbell<br />

President & CEO<br />

Rona Carr<br />

Director <strong>of</strong> HR & Administration<br />

Michael Reid<br />

Executive Assistant to <strong>the</strong> CEO<br />

Ana Ruiz<br />

Visual <strong>Arts</strong> Department Director<br />

Administration + Board <strong>of</strong> Directors<br />


Alton D. McDowell<br />

Treasurer<br />

Mary Schmidt Campbell<br />

Yvette L. Campbell*<br />

Lydia Carlston<br />

Dawn Davis-LaFollette<br />

Michelle Fizer-Peterson<br />

Marc Goldfarb<br />

Steven P. Henry<br />

Milton Irvin<br />

Devin C. Johnson<br />

Christopher Keogh<br />

Robert Lemons<br />

Bernardo Rubie*<br />

Kenneth W. Taber<br />

Lawrence S. Zilavy<br />

Kenrick Garrick<br />

Maintenance<br />

Al Grant<br />

Security Supervisor<br />

Brooke C. Hall<br />

Marketing & Public<br />

Relations Manager<br />

Judith Insell<br />

Music Department Director<br />

Harold James<br />

Maintenance<br />

Gina Lee<br />

Business Manager<br />

Llewellyn Smith<br />

Maintenance<br />

Willie Teacher<br />

<strong>The</strong>atre Department Director<br />

Wayne Williams<br />

Facilities Director<br />


Robert Levinson<br />

Chair Emeritus<br />

Alicia Adams<br />

Daniel Brewster<br />

Gordon J. Davis<br />

Brett Egan<br />

Bruce Gordon<br />

Jeffrey Laikind<br />

Spike Lee<br />

Reynold Levy<br />

Carol Sutton Lewis<br />

Rachel Allen Lovett<br />

Wynton Marsalis<br />

Phylicia Rashad<br />

Charlie Shorter<br />

Lana Woods<br />

Aubrey Lynch<br />

Dance Department Director<br />

Musical <strong>The</strong>atre Director<br />

Krisha Marcano<br />

Student Services Coordinator<br />

Byron McCray<br />

Design & Brand Manager<br />

Nadege Noel<br />

Educational Outreach<br />

& <strong>HSA</strong> Prep Director<br />

Oamien Agans-Oliha<br />

IT Director<br />

*Ex-Oficio Board Member

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Financial Information<br />

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policies +<br />

procedures<br />

<strong>The</strong>re are three ways to register at <strong>HSA</strong>:<br />

1.<br />

2.<br />

3.<br />

Register online at www.hsanyc.org<br />

Register by fax<br />

Print <strong>the</strong> online registration form from <strong>the</strong><br />

website; fax <strong>the</strong> completed form and credit<br />

card payment information and <strong>the</strong><br />

non-refundable registration fee to<br />

(212) 926-8653.<br />

Register in person at <strong>the</strong> school<br />

Office hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 3pm-6pm;<br />

Saturday, 1-4pm (September-June)<br />

Payment Information<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Harlem</strong> <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Arts</strong> (<strong>HSA</strong>) <strong>of</strong>fers its<br />

families <strong>the</strong> flexibility <strong>of</strong> 4 different payment plan<br />

options, allowing <strong>the</strong> convenience <strong>of</strong> paying your<br />

tuition in full or in eight (8) monthly installments<br />

over <strong>the</strong> year. Regardless <strong>of</strong> your chosen payment<br />

option, all tuition for <strong>the</strong> <strong>2012</strong>-13 year must be paid<br />

no later than April 15, <strong>2013</strong>.<br />

Tuition can be paid as follows:<br />

1.<br />

Pay tuition in full - 1 single payment<br />

(5% discount for paying tuition in full by<br />

August 15)<br />

Policies + Procedures<br />

<strong>The</strong>re is a nonrefundable, registration fee <strong>of</strong> $40<br />

for individuals and $50 for families. Except where<br />

noted, tuition does not cover <strong>the</strong> cost <strong>of</strong> costumes,<br />

dress code attire, composition notebooks, and<br />

o<strong>the</strong>r supplies, although some instructional<br />

materials may be provided. You may register at<br />

any time; deadlines do apply for some classes and<br />

ensembles. Applicants under 18 years <strong>of</strong> age must<br />

be accompanied by a parent or guardian to register.<br />

At <strong>the</strong> time <strong>of</strong> registration, if necessary, parents and<br />

students will meet with program directors to plan<br />

<strong>the</strong> student’s curriculum. Final class placement<br />

will be within <strong>the</strong> first two weeks <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> semester.<br />

Parents please remember to take into account<br />

student’s school and home commitments and not<br />

over book your child’s schedule.<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> requires students to purchase/rent <strong>the</strong>ir own<br />

instruments. Students may rent instruments from<br />

recommended sources. Fur<strong>the</strong>r information can be<br />

obtained by calling <strong>the</strong> front desk at (212) 926-<br />

4100 x300.<br />

2.<br />

3.<br />

Pay tuition in 2 payments (per year or<br />

term)<br />

• Fall <strong>2012</strong> due Aug 15 & Oct 15<br />

• Spring <strong>2013</strong> due Jan 15 & Mar 15<br />

• Full Year due Aug 15 & Dec 15<br />

Pay tuition in 4 payments - Full Year Only<br />

(Includes a surcharge)<br />

• Payment #1 due Aug 15<br />

• Payment #2 due Oct 15<br />

• Payment #3 due Jan 15<br />

• Payment #4 due Mar 15<br />

4. <strong>HSA</strong> Flex Plan<br />

Pay tuition in 8 payments - Full Year Only<br />

(Includes a surcharge)<br />

• Payment #1 due Aug 15<br />

• Payment #2 due Sep 15<br />

• Payment #3 due Oct 15<br />

• Payment #4 due Nov 15<br />

• Payment #5 due Jan 15<br />

• Payment #6 due Feb 15<br />

• Payment #7 due Mar 15<br />

• Payment #8 due Apr 15<br />

Full Year Registration<br />

Continuing students may elect to register for <strong>the</strong><br />

entire year (fall and spring semesters).<br />

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> reserves <strong>the</strong> right to suspend or terminate<br />

<strong>the</strong> instruction <strong>of</strong> students who do not meet <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

financial obligations. Additionally, late payments will<br />

result in a $15 late charge applied monthly. Parents<br />

are responsible for <strong>the</strong> full cost <strong>of</strong> instruction<br />

regardless <strong>of</strong> financial aid and scholarship<br />

application status. Tuition credit will not be given as<br />

a result <strong>of</strong> lessons missed.<br />

Accounts more than 90 days in overdue will be sent<br />

to collections. <strong>HSA</strong> reserves <strong>the</strong> right to suspend or<br />

terminate instruction and performance participation<br />

for students who do not meet <strong>the</strong>ir financial<br />


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Forms <strong>of</strong> Payment<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> accepts cash, bank certified checks,<br />

money orders, MasterCard, Visa, American Express<br />

and Discover Card for tuition payment. <strong>HSA</strong> does<br />

accept personal checks; however, any returned<br />

checks will incur a fee <strong>of</strong> $150 without exception.<br />

Class Cancellations<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> reserves <strong>the</strong> right to cancel classes especially<br />

those with insufficient students enrolled. In <strong>the</strong> event<br />

a class is canceled by <strong>the</strong> school, you will be notified<br />

and given <strong>the</strong> opportunity to transfer to ano<strong>the</strong>r<br />

class. If you do not enroll in ano<strong>the</strong>r class, you will<br />

receive a credit which can be applied for <strong>the</strong> next<br />

semester or a pro-rated refund.<br />

Withdrawal and No Refund Policy<br />

Notification <strong>of</strong> withdrawals must be made in writing<br />

to <strong>the</strong> Business Manager, without exception. A<br />

pro-rated tuition refund will be given for students<br />

withdrawing from classes during <strong>the</strong> first two (2)<br />

weeks <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> class. <strong>The</strong>re will be no refunds after<br />

that time. Registration fees are not refundable.<br />

Missed Lessons<br />

• Please contact <strong>the</strong> Student Services<br />

Coordinator at (212)-926-4100 x 304 or<br />

kmarcano@<strong>HSA</strong>nyc.org to notify <strong>HSA</strong> that<br />

your child will be absent. Missed lessons<br />

require at least 24 hour notification to be<br />

considered for for rescheduling a make-up<br />

lesson.<br />

• Please schedule all make-up lessons directly<br />

with <strong>the</strong> Student Services Coordinator.<br />

• Calling an instructor directly is not an <strong>of</strong>ficial<br />

cancellation and will result in no make-up<br />

lesson.<br />

• Tuition credit will not be given as a result <strong>of</strong><br />

lessons missed due to suspension or dismissal.<br />

Tardiness<br />

Private lessons - Students who are late for a<br />

private lesson will not be guaranteed <strong>the</strong>ir lesson<br />

time. Faculty will wait for a student for one-third <strong>of</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> scheduled lesson duration; students are asked<br />

to do <strong>the</strong> same.<br />

Classes -Students who are late for scheduled<br />

classes will be allowed to enter <strong>the</strong> class no later<br />

than 15mins after class time begins.<br />

Dance classes - If student is more than 15mins<br />

late, <strong>the</strong> student will be asked to observe <strong>the</strong> class<br />

and write notes in <strong>the</strong>ir dance journal for review by<br />

<strong>the</strong> teacher and dance director.<br />

Financial Aid<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> <strong>of</strong>fers a limited number <strong>of</strong> full and partial<br />

scholarships for students with demonstrated<br />

financial need on a first-come, first-serve basis.<br />

If you are interested in applying for financial aid,<br />

please visit www.<strong>HSA</strong>nyc.org/aid.php or come<br />

in to request a Financial Aid application. Please<br />

submit all completed applications directly to <strong>the</strong><br />

Private <strong>School</strong> Aid Service (PSAS) along with a nonrefundable<br />

application fee <strong>of</strong> $21.00. A copy <strong>of</strong> your<br />

completed PSAS application should be submitted<br />

to <strong>HSA</strong>’s registration <strong>of</strong>fice no later than <strong>the</strong> financial<br />

aid deadline. PSAS is an outside company that<br />

objectively determines financial need. <strong>The</strong>y notify<br />

us once you have successfully submitted all <strong>the</strong><br />

required application materials. If you need any help<br />

completing <strong>the</strong> form, you can contact <strong>the</strong> PSAS<br />

Support Desk at 440-892-4272 ext. 333, or e-mail<br />

online@psas.org.<br />

Submitting a financial aid application does not<br />

guarantee that a tuition grant will be awarded.<br />

Any falsified forms will result in no future financial<br />

assistance given. Applicants will be notified in<br />

writing <strong>of</strong> financial aid awards.<br />

Work Study Program<br />

<strong>HSA</strong>’s Work Study Program <strong>of</strong>fers students tuition<br />

assistance who wish to work in <strong>the</strong> administrative<br />

<strong>of</strong>fices or as teaching assistants in classes for<br />

younger children. Work-study awards are a form<br />

<strong>of</strong> financial aid for talented students who need<br />

help paying <strong>the</strong>ir tuition. Students must apply to be<br />

considered for an award and meet <strong>the</strong> following<br />

requirements:<br />

• Students must be ages 15-18<br />

• Commit to working 4+ hours per week<br />

• Have a minimum grade point average <strong>of</strong> 3.0<br />

• Have no outstanding balances<br />

• If a returning student, must be in good<br />

standing in <strong>the</strong>ir classes<br />

• Family can demonstrate financial need<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> Prep Scholarships<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> Prep students are awarded full scholarships<br />

annually. Awards are determined by audition and<br />

review by departmental committees. Students<br />

receiving Prep scholarships will receive written<br />

notification <strong>of</strong> acceptance to <strong>the</strong> program. All<br />

scholarship recipients are required to have an<br />

excellent attendance record (no more than one<br />

unexcused absence) and perform work study hours.<br />

<strong>The</strong>se hours are assigned at <strong>the</strong> discretion <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

Prep Progam Directors.<br />

Discounted Practice Space<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> students are eligible for deeply discounted<br />

rental use <strong>of</strong> practice room facilities, subject to<br />

availability. Inquire with our Rentals Department<br />

212.926.4100 x321 or email rentals@hsanyc.org.<br />

Class Discounts for All!<br />

• <strong>HSA</strong> <strong>of</strong>fers a 5% discount for <strong>the</strong> students who pay in full by <strong>the</strong> deadline<br />

• 5% 2-class discount on any additional one class<br />

• 10% 3-class discount for taking two additional classes per week<br />

• 15% 4-class discount for taking three or more additional classes per week<br />

• 10% Sibling Discount: For families registering more than one child residing within <strong>the</strong><br />

same household. This discount only applies to each additional sibling’s tuition.<br />

• Corporate Donor Employee Discount: 5% <strong>of</strong>f tuition for employees <strong>of</strong> participating<br />

corporations. Please contact our Development Office at 212-926-4100 x320 for more<br />

information.<br />

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How to reach us:<br />

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<strong>The</strong> <strong>Harlem</strong> <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Arts</strong><br />

645 Saint Nicholas Avenue @ 141 st Street<br />

New York, NY 10030<br />

Tel: 212.926.4100<br />

Fax: 212.491.6913<br />

Registration & Payments<br />

212.926.4100 x304<br />

Dance Department<br />

212.926.4100 x325<br />

Section Type<br />

On <strong>the</strong> Web<br />

www.hsanyc.org<br />

By Subway or Bus<br />

A, C, B, D to 145 th Street<br />

M3 to 141 st Street<br />

To Volunteer<br />

212.926.4100 x314<br />

To Donate<br />

www.<strong>HSA</strong>nyc.org/donate.php<br />

Music Department<br />

212.926.4100 x312<br />

<strong>The</strong>atre Department<br />

212.926.4100 x333<br />

Visual <strong>Arts</strong> Department<br />

212.926.4100 x335<br />

Musical <strong>The</strong>atre Department<br />

212.926.4100 x325<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> Prep<br />

212.926.4100 x332<br />

Educational Outreach<br />

212.926.4100 x332<br />

Rentals<br />

212.926.4100 x321<br />

Welcome to our <strong>HSA</strong> Family! We consider all who enter our beautiful building as part <strong>of</strong> our<br />

extended family, who uphold our policies and treat our entire population <strong>of</strong> students, faculty,<br />

alumni, supporters, and visitors with utmost reverence and respect.<br />

<strong>HSA</strong>...an extraordinary and engaging place to discover <strong>the</strong> power <strong>of</strong> art!<br />

<strong>HSA</strong>nyc<br />

@<strong>HSA</strong>nyc<br />

Produced by <strong>The</strong> <strong>Harlem</strong> <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Arts</strong><br />

Photography: page 5 portrait, Lisa Hancock Photography; page 51 photo<br />

courtesy <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> Mayor’s Office; page 20 E. Lee White; Kaitland O’Bryan<br />

Graphic Design: Kaitland O’ Bryan, Byron McCray<br />

Printed by Patane Press, Inc., New York, NY

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