2013-2014 HSA Course Catalog - The Harlem School of the Arts

2013-2014 HSA Course Catalog - The Harlem School of the Arts

2013-2014 HSA Course Catalog - The Harlem School of the Arts


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Dorothy Maynor (1910-1996)<br />

President Emeritus<br />

Betty Allen (1927-2009)<br />

Board <strong>of</strong> Directors<br />

Charles J. Hamilton, Jr., Esq.<br />

Chairman<br />

Janice Savin Williams<br />

Vice Chair & Secretary<br />

Alton McDowell<br />

Treasurer<br />

Mary Schmidt Campbell<br />

Lydia Carlston<br />

Dawn Davis-LaFollette<br />

Lisa Diller<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 />

Rhonda Mims<br />

Rona Sebastian<br />

Kenneth W. Taber<br />

Lawrence S. Zilavy<br />

President & CEO<br />

Yvette L. Campbell<br />

Advisory Council<br />

Robert Levinson<br />

Chair Emeritus<br />

Alicia Adams<br />

Daniel Brewster<br />

Dr. Rev. Calvin O. Butts III<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 />

Julie Mehretu<br />

Phylicia Rashad<br />

Charlie Shorter<br />

Lana Woods<br />

Cover Photo & Lead Pages by Ruedi H<strong>of</strong>mann Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg reaffirms New York City’s committment to <strong>the</strong> <strong>Harlem</strong> <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Arts</strong> at <strong>the</strong> naming <strong>of</strong> <strong>The</strong> Herb Alpert Center, March <strong>2013</strong>.<br />

Photo: Christine Butler

a new era dawns<br />

Welcome! Thank you for considering <strong>the</strong> <strong>Harlem</strong> <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Arts</strong> (<strong>HSA</strong>),<br />

New York City’s premier community arts institution. For nearly half <strong>of</strong> a century<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> has enriched <strong>the</strong> lives <strong>of</strong> tens <strong>of</strong> thousands <strong>of</strong> young people through<br />

world-class training in <strong>the</strong> arts. It is our belief that exposure to and training in<br />

<strong>the</strong> arts stimulates <strong>the</strong> whole child and streng<strong>the</strong>ns <strong>the</strong> family.<br />

<strong>HSA</strong>’s reputation for artistic rigor and excellence attracts families from all five<br />

boroughs and <strong>the</strong> greater New York Metro area. We stand unique among <strong>the</strong><br />

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

education in five disciplines—Music, Dance, <strong>The</strong>atre, Visual <strong>Arts</strong>, and Musical<br />

<strong>The</strong>atre—all under one ro<strong>of</strong>. Recently named <strong>the</strong> Herb Alpert Center, our<br />

award-winning 37,000 square-foot facility is specifically designed for<br />

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

As you read through our catalog, you will find <strong>the</strong>re is something for every age<br />

and ability at <strong>HSA</strong>:<br />

• Early Childhood Classes for children ages 2-3 and parents/caregivers<br />

• Group and Private Lessons for ages 4 and up<br />

• <strong>HSA</strong> Prep, our pre-pr<strong>of</strong>essional scholarship program for young aspiring<br />

artists ages 12-17<br />

• Adult Classes & Workshops, from drop-in dance and fitness classes to<br />

photography<br />

Our environment teaches discipline, stimulates creativity, builds self-confidence<br />

and adds a dimension <strong>of</strong> beauty to our students’ lives, empowering <strong>the</strong>m to<br />

become <strong>the</strong> creative thinkers and innovative leaders <strong>of</strong> tomorrow.<br />

We hope you will join our family and make <strong>HSA</strong> <strong>the</strong> place where you achieve<br />

your dreams.<br />

Sincerely,<br />

Contents<br />

About <strong>HSA</strong> 3<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> Calendar 5<br />

Programs at <strong>HSA</strong> 6<br />

Music Department 7<br />

Dance Department 13<br />

<strong>The</strong>atre Department 19<br />

Visual <strong>Arts</strong> Department 25<br />

Musical <strong>The</strong>atre Department 31<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> Prep Program 35<br />

How to Register 39<br />

FAQs 42<br />

Renting Space 43<br />

Our Supporters 45<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> Timeline 47<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> Artists in Residence 48<br />

Administrative Staff 49<br />

Contact Us 50<br />

Yvette L. Campbell<br />

President and CEO<br />


ABOUT <strong>HSA</strong><br />

3<br />

history<br />

In 1965, 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 and<br />

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

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

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

and focus, whe<strong>the</strong>r or not <strong>the</strong>y pursued pr<strong>of</strong>essional<br />

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 />

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 />

“What I dream <strong>of</strong> is changing <strong>the</strong> image held by<br />

<strong>the</strong> children...We’ve made <strong>the</strong>m believe that<br />

everything beautiful is outside <strong>the</strong> community. We<br />

would like <strong>the</strong>m to make beauty in our community.”<br />

- Dorothy Maynor,<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> Founder, 1910-1996<br />

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

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

charismatic, nationally acclaimed, pioneering artist,<br />

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

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

areas: dance, music, visual arts and <strong>the</strong>atre. Allen,<br />

like Maynor, maintained <strong>the</strong> highest standards,<br />

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

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

national and international recognition.<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> alumni are among our most talented leaders<br />

in <strong>the</strong> arts, including Condola Rashad, 2012<br />

TONY-nonimated actor; Giancarlo Esposito<br />

(Revolution, <strong>The</strong> Usual Suspects, Smoke); Ray Chew,<br />

world-renowned composer and arranger; Katori<br />

Hall, award-winning playwright; N’Kenge, star <strong>of</strong><br />

Broadway’s Motown:<strong>The</strong> Musical; Harolyn Blackwell,<br />

opera singer. Even those who have not pursued<br />

a pr<strong>of</strong>essional career in <strong>the</strong> arts point to <strong>HSA</strong> as a<br />

critical transformational experience in <strong>the</strong>ir lives.<br />

Today, <strong>HSA</strong> is thriving, annually serving more than<br />

3,500 young people on-site in its facility and <strong>of</strong>f-site<br />

at 25 NYC schools. Every child that wants to study<br />

at <strong>HSA</strong> has <strong>the</strong> opportunity thanks to our major<br />

donors, like Herb Alpert, who support financial aid<br />

scholarships. From its humble beginnings in <strong>the</strong><br />

basement <strong>of</strong> St. James Presbyterian Church next<br />

door, what started with 20 children taking piano<br />

lessons has blossomed into an extraordinary<br />

cultural institution, serving more than 50,000<br />

students over <strong>the</strong> last 48 years.



<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 by<br />

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

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

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

arts education in 5 disciplines: music, dance,<br />

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

<strong>HSA</strong> leads to academic success<br />

Our founder believed that any child exposed<br />

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

in emotional and intellectual growth. Today,<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> proudly stands by <strong>the</strong> research showing<br />

that involvement in <strong>the</strong> arts is associated with<br />

academic success in math, reading, critical<br />

thinking, and verbal skills. Focused study in <strong>the</strong><br />

arts ensures a young person’s success.<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 />

vision<br />

We envision a world where all children in <strong>the</strong><br />

greater NYC area have access to a quality<br />

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

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

tomorrow.<br />

“<strong>The</strong> gifts <strong>of</strong> our students will be<br />

shared with all <strong>of</strong> society.”<br />

- Betty Allen,<br />

President Emeritus, 1927-2009<br />


<strong>HSA</strong> CALENDAR<br />

Fall <strong>2013</strong><br />

July 15<br />

<strong>2013</strong>-14 Financial Aid Application Deadline<br />

August 1<br />

<strong>2013</strong>-14 Registration Form Deadline<br />

August 15<br />

Tuition Payment Due<br />

September 2<br />

Labor Day – Building closed<br />

September 7<br />

Parent Orientation & Welcome<br />

September 14<br />

Fall Term Commences<br />

October 14<br />

Columbus Day Observed – Building Closed<br />

November 12-16<br />

Parent Observation Week<br />

November 28-30<br />

Thanksgiving Break – No Classes<br />

December 2<br />

Spring Term Registration Begins<br />

December 17-January 1<br />

Winter Break – No Classes<br />

January 2<br />

Fall Classes Resume<br />

January 19-21<br />

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

Spring <strong>2014</strong><br />

January 25<br />

Spring Term Commences<br />

February 15-21<br />

President’s Week/ Mid-Winter Recess – No Classes<br />

February 17<br />

President’s Day – Building closed<br />

April 1<br />

Early <strong>2014</strong>-15 Registration Opens (Returning Students)<br />

April 1-5<br />

Parent Observation Week<br />

April 15-19<br />

Spring Recess – No Classes<br />

April 26<br />

Founder’s Day & Open House for <strong>2014</strong>-15<br />

<strong>2014</strong>-15 Registration Opens (New Students)<br />

May 4-9<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> Prep Auditions for <strong>2014</strong>-15<br />

May 18<br />

Dance Department Placement Auditions for <strong>2014</strong>-15<br />

May 24-26<br />

Memorial Day Observed – Building Closed<br />

May 31<br />

Spring Term Ends<br />

June 3-7<br />

Make-Up Classes Week<br />

January 24<br />

Fall <strong>2013</strong> Term Ends<br />

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<strong>Harlem</strong> <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Arts</strong> observes a Tuesday through Saturday schedule <strong>of</strong> classes. Calendar is subject to change. For a complete listing <strong>of</strong> our<br />

public events and performances visit www.<strong>HSA</strong>nyc.org

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

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

<strong>The</strong> Early Childhood Program at <strong>HSA</strong> <strong>of</strong>fers young<br />

children ages 2-3 exposure in all <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> arts. <strong>The</strong><br />

program is designed to streng<strong>the</strong>n our youngest artists’<br />

auditory, speech, movement, and creative capabilities.<br />

An adult is required to participate with each child.<br />

Children’s Program (Ages 4-18)<br />

<strong>HSA</strong>’s Children’s Program is our most inclusive program,<br />

<strong>of</strong>fering high caliber, affordable arts training in music,<br />

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

Each department <strong>of</strong>fers classes at <strong>the</strong> introductory,<br />

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

students, ages 4-18, are welcome regardless <strong>of</strong><br />

previous instruction.<br />

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

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

providing middle school and high school students (ages<br />

12-17) with advanced-level arts training, individual<br />

mentoring and high school/college application support,<br />

and opportunities to engage with pr<strong>of</strong>essional artists <strong>of</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> highest caliber.<br />

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

and well-rounded artistic pr<strong>of</strong>iciency; and (2) to position<br />

students to enter secondary and post-secondary schools<br />

<strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> highest caliber, including those providing ongoing,<br />

high-quality training in <strong>the</strong> arts. Selection for <strong>the</strong> <strong>HSA</strong><br />

Prep program is by audition only in early May.<br />

Educational Outreach<br />

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

teaching artists in New York City schools, community<br />

centers, housing developments, and nursing homes<br />

in all five boroughs, with a focus on customizing<br />

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

community needs.<br />

We work with school principals and administrators to<br />

develop and implement quality arts programming both<br />

in-school and after-school in all five disciplines that<br />

supports each school’s curricula and aligns with State<br />

Learning Standards as well as <strong>the</strong> NYCDOE Blueprint for<br />

Teaching and Learning in <strong>the</strong> <strong>Arts</strong>.<br />

<strong>HSA</strong>’s Educational Outreach program seeks to build<br />

skills 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 />

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

ARTScape Summer Camp<br />

ARTScape Summer Camp at <strong>HSA</strong> <strong>of</strong>fers three two-week<br />

sessions exploring music, dance, <strong>the</strong>atre, and <strong>the</strong> visual<br />

arts all in one exciting day camp experience.<br />

Adult Classes<br />

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

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

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

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

Visit www.<strong>HSA</strong>nyc.org for more details about any<br />

<strong>of</strong> our programs.<br />


music<br />


Under <strong>the</strong> leadership <strong>of</strong> violist and music educator Judith Insell, who has performed with<br />

major symphonies, Broadway shows, jazz masters and pop music icons, <strong>the</strong> Music<br />

Department nurtures <strong>the</strong> desire within each student to express his or her emotional and<br />

ntellectual powers, through <strong>the</strong> development <strong>of</strong> musical techniques and listening skills.<br />

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

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

Department is to prepare each individual to be a pr<strong>of</strong>icient musician, while fostering his or her<br />

creative spirit. With <strong>the</strong> support <strong>of</strong> our masterful teachers, all students will be able to focus on<br />

bringing his or her artistry to light.<br />

Judith Insell, Director <strong>of</strong> Music<br />


Drumming<br />

Rudy Bird<br />

Donald Eaton<br />

David Greenaway<br />

Bass<br />

Marc Schmeid<br />

Cello<br />

Maria Ahn<br />

Sibylle Johner<br />

Clarinet<br />

Gregory Gatewood<br />

Liz Player<br />

Flute<br />

David Miller<br />

Bernard Phillips<br />

Guitar<br />

Isabella Abbonizio<br />

Jim Bartow<br />

Robert Delluerficio<br />

Joao Lopes<br />

Jazz Band<br />

David Baron<br />

Musical Explorations<br />

Carrie Magistro<br />

Recording Technology<br />

Oliver Reed<br />

Saxophone<br />

Yosvany Terry<br />

Lawrence Clark<br />

Piano<br />

Fima Farberg<br />

D.D. Jackson<br />

Charles Jones<br />

Tsyala “Delilah”<br />

Khudad-Zade<br />

Marcus Persiani<br />

Olga Rosales<br />

Major Scurlock<br />

Sonelius Smith<br />

Trombone<br />

Ben Herrington<br />

Trumpet<br />

Eli Asher<br />

Christoph Siegrist<br />

Viola<br />

Judith Insell<br />

Violin<br />

David Burnett<br />

Elektra Kurtis<br />

Robin Quinnett<br />

Beverly Somach<br />

Rob Thomas<br />

Voice<br />

Jane Blackstone<br />

Lucia Bradford-<br />

Wiggins<br />

Robert Hughes<br />

LaRose Saxon<br />

Yolanda Wyns<br />


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 and singing refines<br />

individual skills, <strong>of</strong>fers <strong>the</strong> joy <strong>of</strong> creating music with o<strong>the</strong>rs, and encourages a cooperative work ethic. All<br />

intermediate and advanced students are encouraged to participate in at least one <strong>of</strong> <strong>HSA</strong> ’s music ensembles.<br />

Some ensemble will require an assessment for placement.<br />

Introduction to Music<br />

World <strong>of</strong> Music Discovery (Ages 2-3)<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 />

Musical Explorations (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 (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 (Ages 4-6)<br />

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

fun-filled atmosphere. Students develop posture,<br />

hand position & listening skills, while learning to<br />

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

foundation for private violin instruction.<br />

Instrumental Ensembles<br />

Group Violin (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 (Ages 7 & Up)<br />

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

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

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

music literature.<br />

Chamber Music<br />

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

and jazz combosare arranged each semester for<br />

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

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

special events and touring are required.<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> “Con Brio” Children’s Orchestra<br />

Assessment Required for Participation<br />

This class provides beginning students with an<br />

introduction to playing in an orchestra. Students<br />

utilize sight-reading skills while learning to follow a<br />

conductor. Rehearsals for special events and<br />

performances are required.<br />

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African and Latin Percussion (Ages 4 & Up)<br />

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

patterns and rhythmic structures from West Africa,<br />

Cuba and <strong>the</strong> Caribbean Islands.

<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<br />

standards as well as Latin/Jazz idioms.<br />

Rehearsals, touring and outside performances<br />

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<br />

while learning to follow a conductor.<br />

Rehearsals for special events and performances<br />

are required.<br />

Jazz Strings<br />

Assessment Required for Participation<br />

Led by an experienced instructor, students will<br />

explore <strong>the</strong> different styles and techniques<br />

associated with <strong>the</strong> jazz idiom, i.e., scales,<br />

patterns, strokes, & nuances.<br />

Wind & Brass Ensemble<br />

This class introduces intermediate and advanced<br />

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

larger ensemble; it teaches students to utilize<br />

sight-reading skills and musicianship in order to<br />

interact with fellow musicians. This course also<br />

reviews music that is related to <strong>the</strong> <strong>HSA</strong> Youth<br />

Orchestra. Rehearsals for special events, touring<br />

and attendance at outside performances are<br />

required.<br />

Flute Choir<br />

This class introduces intermediate and advanced<br />

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

flute ensemble. Students utilize sight-reading<br />

skills and musicianship to learn how to<br />

interact with fellow musicians in a chamber<br />

music setting. Additionally, students will gain<br />

<strong>the</strong> experience <strong>of</strong> playing <strong>the</strong> bass flute, alto flute<br />

and piccolo. Rehearsals, touring and outside<br />

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><br />

guitar literature. Contemporary ensemble music<br />

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

in this class are members <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>HSA</strong> Guitar<br />

Ensemble.<br />


Vocal Ensembles<br />

Beginning Teen Chorus (Ages 12-15)<br />

Teen Chorus introduces choral singing to <strong>the</strong> teenager with little or no prior<br />

experience. <strong>The</strong> class provides a foundation in vocal technique and ensemble<br />

performance. No assessment necessary.<br />

Children’s Choir (Ages 4-11)<br />

Assessment Required for Participation<br />

A training ensemble with songs selected from traditional vocal repertoire, as<br />

well as <strong>the</strong> popular genres <strong>of</strong> gospel, spiritual, folk and contemporary songs.<br />

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

performances are required.<br />

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

Assessment Required for Participation<br />

For intermediate and advanced vocal students, <strong>the</strong> repertoire for this group<br />

explores a wide range <strong>of</strong> choral music including Classical, Gospel, Spirituals,<br />

Folk, and Contemporary. Rehearsals for special events, touring and outside<br />

performances are required.<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 learning notes and scales, as<br />

well as reading rhythms and exploring <strong>the</strong> “building blocks” <strong>of</strong> music.<br />

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

• Intermediate Music <strong>The</strong>ory: Integration <strong>of</strong> Complex Musical Structures<br />

• Advanced Music <strong>The</strong>ory: Complex Musical Analysis, 20th & 21st<br />

Century Innovations<br />

Music Technology & Sound Design<br />

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

guidance <strong>of</strong> an experienced composition instructor. <strong>The</strong> class utilizes<br />

<strong>the</strong> creation <strong>of</strong> tracks, MIDI, syn<strong>the</strong>sis, sampling, and sequencing.<br />

Music Appreciation<br />

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

<strong>the</strong> basic structures <strong>of</strong> “Western European Classical” music, while exploring<br />

major historical periods and <strong>the</strong> works <strong>of</strong> key composers within <strong>the</strong><br />

“Classical” music tradition.<br />

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Jazz Appreciation<br />

Fall Semester Only<br />

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

basic structures <strong>of</strong> “Jazz” music, while exploring major historical periods and<br />

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

INDIVIDUAL lessons<br />

Individual lessons are at <strong>the</strong> core <strong>of</strong> our music curriculum, enabling <strong>the</strong> student to be exposed to <strong>the</strong><br />

technique and musicianship <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>HSA</strong> faculty committed to teaching, while maintaining active<br />

performing careers.Students can sign up for individual lessons at any time during <strong>the</strong> year in<br />

16-week or 32-week sessions. In addition to <strong>the</strong> weekly lesson, departmental recitals are presented<br />

throughout <strong>the</strong> year, providing an environment for players <strong>of</strong> all levels to perform for friends, family,<br />

and <strong>the</strong> community.<br />

Individual lessons available in:<br />

Woodwinds<br />

Flute<br />

Oboe<br />

Clarinet<br />

Bassoon<br />

Saxophone<br />

Brass<br />

Trumpet<br />

Trombone<br />

French Horn<br />

Tuba/Euphonium<br />

Strings<br />

Violin<br />

Viola<br />

Cello<br />

Double Bass<br />

Acoustic Guitar<br />

Electric Guitar<br />

Electric Bass<br />

Piano<br />

Voice<br />

Percussion<br />

Meet <strong>The</strong> Instrument<br />

If you are not quite ready to commit to 16 or 32 weeks <strong>of</strong> lessons, try any instrument in a private<br />

lesson setting for an introductory period <strong>of</strong> five weeks. If you choose to continue your lessons after<br />

<strong>the</strong> 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 />


dance<br />


Aubrey Lynch II — Dance Department Director, former dancer with Alvin Ailey American Dance <strong>The</strong>ater<br />

and original cast member and Associate Producer <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> Tony Award-winning Broadway musical,<br />

Disney’s <strong>The</strong> Lion King, has taught at many dance institutions including Steps on Broadway and <strong>The</strong><br />

Ailey <strong>School</strong>. He co-designs and co-leads workshops and programs for <strong>The</strong>ater Development Fund,<br />

mentors for Young<strong>Arts</strong> Week, and coaches young children for film, television, and Broadway.<br />

Mr. Lynch is a firm believer that “Art is not extracurricular. It is extra-essential.”<br />

Under his leadership, <strong>HSA</strong>’s Dance Department has enhanced its curriculum with a new partnership<br />

with American Ballet <strong>The</strong>ater, hired faculty whose esteemed credits include <strong>The</strong> Ailey <strong>School</strong>, <strong>The</strong><br />

J<strong>of</strong>frey <strong>School</strong>, and NYU’s Tisch <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Arts</strong>. Students have been invited to perform on many<br />

stages including a “knock-out” performance according to <strong>the</strong> NY Times at <strong>the</strong> Apollo <strong>The</strong>ater for <strong>the</strong><br />

2011 Bessie Awards.<br />

Our dance programs seek to nurture talent while streng<strong>the</strong>ning <strong>the</strong> students’ relationship to <strong>the</strong>ir inner<br />

self, <strong>the</strong>ir fellow students, and <strong>the</strong>ir community. Through rigorous dance training, respect, and<br />

teamwork a child can aspire to become a pr<strong>of</strong>essional dancer or simply enjoy dance as an outlet for<br />

self-expression. We provide students with discipline, hope, and purpose, stressing <strong>the</strong> importance<br />

<strong>of</strong> punctuality, performance, and etiquette. With <strong>the</strong>se skills, our students and <strong>the</strong>ir families show by<br />

example what it means to strive for excellence and achieve <strong>the</strong>ir unlimited and unique potential.<br />

Aubrey Lynch II, Director <strong>of</strong> Dance<br />


Keith Alexander<br />

Ronald Alexander<br />

Kara Anthony<br />

Ernest Baker<br />

Jim Becker<br />

Ca<strong>the</strong>rine Foster<br />

Jason Herbert<br />

Stephanie Jeter<br />

Aubrey Lynch II<br />

Freddie Moore<br />

Amanda Pope<br />

Quenia Ribeiro<br />

Iantha Richardson<br />

Rohiatu Siby<br />

Leyland Simmons<br />

Danielle Thomas<br />

Courtney Tilford<br />

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

(# <strong>of</strong> weekly classes)<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 />

By Invitation or Placement<br />

Young Dancer<br />

(1-2 classes)<br />

By Audition Only<br />

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

(2-3 classes)<br />

Dance<br />

Enrichment<br />

(1-3 classes)<br />

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

(3-5 classes)<br />

Dance<br />

Enrichment<br />

(1-5 classes)<br />

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

(6-8 classes)<br />

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

(5-8 classes)<br />

Dance<br />

Enrichment<br />

(1-8 classes)<br />

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

(6-8 classes)<br />

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

(6-8 classes)<br />

Dance<br />

Enrichment<br />

(1-8 classes)<br />


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Young Dancer PROGRAM (Ages 2-8)<br />

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

a life <strong>of</strong> discipline and success. <strong>HSA</strong> dance classes for<br />

children ages 2-8 enable natural athleticism and motor<br />

skills while inspiring creativity and imagination. One to<br />

two 45-60 minute classes per week are recommended<br />

for this age group. Ballet classes are pre-assigned.<br />

Ages 2-3 (1 class per week)<br />

Tiny Moves<br />

Ages 3-5 (1 class per week)<br />

Ballet Pre-Primary, Mini Taps, Baby Samba,<br />

Nimble Jacks<br />

Ages 4-6 (1 or more classes per week)<br />

Ballet Primary A, Mini Taps, Nimble Jacks<br />

Ages 6-7 (1 or more classes per week)<br />

Ballet Primary B, Mini Taps, Dynamic Dance (boys),<br />

African<br />

Ages 7-8 (1 or more classes per week)<br />

Ballet Primary C, Tap 1, Modern 1, African 1,<br />

Jazz 1, Hip-Hop<br />

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

(Ages 8-17)<br />

For students who exhibit exceptional potential, with a<br />

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

powerful world <strong>of</strong> dance. Two or more classes a week<br />

are assigned as part <strong>of</strong> a pre-determined curriculum.<br />

This program requires at least one ballet class and<br />

one or more <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> following electives: modern, jazz,<br />

tap, African, and hip-hop. Boys’ Ballet is introduced for<br />

ages 8 and up. Pointe class is introduced for girls<br />

ages 10 and up.<br />

By invitation or placement only.<br />

For <strong>the</strong> pre-pr<strong>of</strong>essional program, assigned curriculum<br />

includes invitation-only repertory rehearsals/workshops<br />

for both boys and girls ages 9 and up. Performance<br />

opportunities include in-studio showings, outside<br />

events, and end-<strong>of</strong>-year dance recitals concert.<br />

See below:<br />

Level 1 (Ages 8-10)<br />

3 classes per week:<br />

2 Ballet classes<br />

1 Elective<br />

Level 2 (Ages 9-11)<br />

4 classes per week:<br />

3 Ballet classes<br />

1 Elective<br />

Level 3 (Ages 10 and up)<br />

4-5 classes per week:<br />

3 Ballet classes<br />

1-2 Elective(s)<br />

Level 4 (Ages 11 and up)<br />

5 classes per week:<br />

3-4 Ballet classes<br />

1-2 Elective(s)<br />

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

5-7 classes per week:<br />

3-5 Ballet classes<br />

2-3 Elective(s)<br />

Level 6 (Ages 14-16)<br />

5-8 classes per week:<br />

4-5 Ballet classes<br />

1-3 Elective(s)<br />

Level 7 (Ages 16-17)<br />

5-8 classes per week:<br />

4-5 Ballet classes<br />

1-3 Elective(s)

<strong>HSA</strong> Prep SCHOLARSHIP Program<br />

(Ages 12-17)<br />

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

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

potential and commitment to a career in dance.<br />

This intensive dance training program is designed<br />

for those students exhibiting <strong>the</strong> highest level <strong>of</strong><br />

ability, potential and motivation.<br />

<strong>The</strong> curriculum requires up to eight (8) classes<br />

per week with additional repertory workshops,<br />

guest artists master classes, performing<br />

opportunities, and field trips. At least four to five<br />

classes must be ballet and <strong>the</strong> remaining classes<br />

must be one <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> following electives: modern,<br />

jazz, tap, African, and hip-hop, as assigned by<br />

<strong>the</strong> director. <strong>The</strong> curriculum also includes pointe<br />

classes for girls, Men’s Ballet Class for boys, and<br />

partnering classes.<br />

6-8 classes per week:<br />

4-5 Ballet classes<br />

2-3 Electives<br />

Weekly repertory rehearsals<br />

Dance Enrichment Program<br />

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

students ages 7-17 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 performance 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 />

Dance Placement<br />

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

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

7-17 who are interested in ballet or modern must<br />

take a dance placement class or be assessed<br />

during <strong>the</strong> first two weeks <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> semester to<br />

determine <strong>the</strong>ir appropriate levels. If a student<br />

joins <strong>the</strong> school mid-semester, he or she will be<br />

assigned classes to take as placement classes<br />

and <strong>the</strong>n be placed accordingly. All returning<br />

students must be assessed and placed in <strong>the</strong><br />

appropriate class based on <strong>the</strong>ir ability.<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, www.<strong>HSA</strong>nyc.org.<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.<br />


DANCE classes & TECHNIQUES<br />

Tiny Moves (Ages 2-3)<br />

A wonderful way to introduce children to live music, self<br />

awareness, and movement. An adult must accompany<br />

<strong>the</strong> child in class and move with <strong>the</strong> student. Offered as<br />

a 10-week series <strong>of</strong> classes.<br />

Baby Samba (Ages 3-5)<br />

Explore music, dance and <strong>the</strong> 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 />

For Boys<br />

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

athleticism with classes designed specifically for boys<br />

and <strong>the</strong>ir competitive nature. Limited scholarships are<br />

available.<br />

Nimble Jacks (Ages 4-6)<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<br />

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

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

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

Dynamic Dance (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 />

Introducing <strong>the</strong> ABT National Training Curriculum. <strong>HSA</strong><br />

has entered into a partnership with American Ballet<br />

<strong>The</strong>ater (ABT). We have adopted <strong>the</strong>ir training<br />

pedagogy in all <strong>HSA</strong> ballet classes. All <strong>of</strong> our <strong>HSA</strong> ballet<br />

instructors are certified. <strong>The</strong> program follows a specific<br />

graded curriculum. Each level is designed to be<br />

sensitive to <strong>the</strong> developmental needs <strong>of</strong> each age. <strong>The</strong><br />

curriculum combines scientific principles with<br />

elements from classic French, Italian, and Russian<br />

schools <strong>of</strong> training. Primary classes are open<br />

enrollment and no prior experience is necessary.<br />

Classes for Level 1A and above require an assessment<br />

and students will be moved up accordingly after<br />

passing a yearly dance exams.<br />

Any student on <strong>the</strong> <strong>HSA</strong> Pre-Pr<strong>of</strong>essional <strong>of</strong> <strong>HSA</strong> Prep<br />

Program must take at least one ballet class a week as<br />

part <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong>ir assigned curriculum. Students are placed<br />

in <strong>the</strong> appropriate ballet level based on placement or<br />

audition.<br />

<strong>The</strong> various ballet levels are as follows:<br />

Pre-Primary Ages 4-5.<br />

Primary A and A2 Ages 5-6<br />

Primary B and B2 Ages 6-7<br />

Primary C and C2 Ages 7-8<br />

Level 1A and 1B Ages 8-10<br />

Level 2A and 2B Ages 9-11<br />

Level 3A and 3B Ages 10+<br />

Level 4A and 4B Ages 11+<br />

Level 5 Ages 12-14<br />

Level 6 Ages 14-16<br />

Level 7 Ages 16-17<br />

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By invitation only<br />

• Boys’ Ballet<br />

• Men’s Ballet<br />

• Pointe<br />

• Partnering

Tap<br />

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

Broadway. Tap classes explore <strong>the</strong> world <strong>of</strong> dance<br />

through <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. Choose <strong>the</strong> class that is age<br />

appropriate:<br />

Mini Taps Ages 4-7<br />

Tap 1 Ages 8-10<br />

Tap 2 & 3 Ages 9-11<br />

Tap 4 & 5 Ages 11-14<br />

Tap 6 & 7 Ages 14-17<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. Students are placed in <strong>the</strong><br />

appropriate level after an assessment:<br />

Modern 1 Ages 8-10<br />

Modern 2 & 3 Ages 9-11<br />

Modern 4 & 5 Ages 11-14<br />

Modern 6 & 7 Ages 14-17<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 />

African 1 Ages 8-10<br />

African 2 & 3 Ages 9-11<br />

African 4 & 5 Ages 11-14<br />

African 6 & 7 Ages 14-17<br />

Jazz<br />

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

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

various jazz styles. Guest teachers and<br />

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

and around <strong>the</strong> world. Choose <strong>the</strong> class that is age<br />

appropriate:<br />

Jazz 1 Ages 8-10<br />

Jazz 2 & 3 Ages 9-11<br />

Jazz 4 & 5 Ages 11-14<br />

Jazz 6 & 7 Ages 14-17<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. Choose <strong>the</strong> class that is age appropriate:<br />

Hip-Hop 1 Ages 8-10<br />

Hip-Hop 2 & 3 Ages 9-11<br />

Hip-Hop 4 & 5 Ages 11-14<br />

Hip-Hop 6 & 7 Ages 14-17<br />

Twyla Tharp WORKSHOP<br />

Movement Organization in Time & Space<br />

(Ages 9-11)<br />

Class begins with movements kids already know and<br />

expands from this base to explore new ways <strong>of</strong> using<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir bodies. Children gain greater physical control, an<br />

awareness <strong>of</strong> space and time, and respect for<br />

<strong>the</strong>mselves and o<strong>the</strong>rs. Culminates in a final<br />

presentation.<br />

Performing Opportunities<br />

Special Workshops/Guest Artist Master Classes Ballet,<br />

modern, tap, jazz, hip-hop and African and<br />

Afro-Caribbean dance workshops with guest artists<br />

and choreographers from around <strong>the</strong> world are <strong>of</strong>fered<br />

periodically. <strong>The</strong>se special workshops may culminate<br />

in a studio showing or performance and are <strong>of</strong>fered<br />

periodically.<br />


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UNDER<br />


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


Acting has given <strong>The</strong>atre Director Willie Teacher wonderful learning experiences, and <strong>the</strong><br />

chance to perform in great works by William Shakespeare, Suzan Lori-Parks and Melvin<br />

Van Peebles. Pr<strong>of</strong>essional <strong>The</strong>ater credits include Hamlet, Macbeth, Classical <strong>The</strong>atre <strong>of</strong><br />

<strong>Harlem</strong>’s Funnyhouse <strong>of</strong> a Negro, and <strong>the</strong> Pulitzer Prize-winning, Topdog/Underdog.<br />

Television & Film credits include Spike Lee’s He Got Game, HBO ’s OZ, Invincible<br />

starring Mark Wahlberg and <strong>the</strong> HBO original film Life Support starring Queen Latifah.<br />

Mr.Teacher shares his passion for acting with <strong>the</strong> students <strong>of</strong> <strong>HSA</strong>.<br />

Willie Teacher, Director <strong>of</strong> <strong>The</strong>atre<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 />

<strong>HSA</strong>’s <strong>The</strong>atre Department utilizes a traditional arts conservatory approach to prepare<br />

students for <strong>the</strong> demands <strong>of</strong> pr<strong>of</strong>essional application, as well as provide a general<br />

understanding and appreciation for <strong>the</strong>atre. <strong>The</strong> <strong>The</strong>atre Department refines and focuses<br />

<strong>the</strong> talent, commitment, and enthusiasm <strong>of</strong> youth ages 2-18 in a fun, nurturing<br />

environment; providing its students with a foundation to express, expand and explore <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

imaginations. Our <strong>HSA</strong> Prep <strong>The</strong>atre students unite <strong>the</strong>ory with practice by engaging in<br />

high-pr<strong>of</strong>ile performance opportunities, including fully staged productions, auditions, and<br />

community events. Students and alumni <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> department have been cast as principals in<br />

Broadway’s <strong>The</strong> Lion King and American Idiot, as well as popular television shows, films<br />

and commercials. Graduates <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> department are prepared to attend leading <strong>the</strong>atre<br />

programs at top universities. <strong>The</strong> department is led by world-renowned teaching artists,<br />

who are also actors, directors, singers, performing artists and poets — all currently active<br />

in <strong>the</strong>ir respective fields <strong>of</strong> performance.<br />


THEATRE classes<br />

Early Childhood (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 />

Poetry & Story<br />

Adventurers (Ages 4-6)<br />

Poetry Adventures<br />

This class will focus on popular, modern and<br />

classical children’s tales and bring <strong>the</strong>m to life<br />

right <strong>of</strong>f <strong>the</strong> page and onto <strong>the</strong> stage. Stories and<br />

poetry from Dr. Seuss to Mo<strong>the</strong>r Goose to Langston<br />

Hughes and beyond, will be used to introduce your<br />

child to <strong>the</strong> power <strong>of</strong> his or her voice and body.<br />

Young actors will learn to create characters, add<br />

movement and make dynamic acting choices in<br />

this exciting entry-level class.<br />

Broadway Adventures<br />

Movement-and voice-inspired actions will be a key<br />

part <strong>of</strong> this class, and <strong>the</strong> fun <strong>of</strong> rhyming will be<br />

incorporated as inspiration.<br />

Scene Makers (Ages 6-8)<br />

<strong>The</strong>atre Moves: Improv and Scene Study<br />

Improv and scene study will introduce students to<br />

<strong>the</strong> wonderful world <strong>of</strong> live performance via <strong>the</strong>atre<br />

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

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

will be brought to life through structured creative<br />

play, movement exercises, spontaneous and<br />

scripted text. Different aspects <strong>of</strong> each student’s<br />

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

monologue. Classes will include character and<br />

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

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

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

appropriate and fun.<br />

Intro to Playwriting<br />

Students will write, stage, and star in <strong>the</strong>ir own<br />

scenes and play scripts. Taking inspiration from <strong>the</strong><br />

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

seeing <strong>the</strong>ir work come alive and be produced on<br />

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


Young <strong>The</strong>spians (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 on “<strong>the</strong><br />

stage.” Everything from learning how to slate, to<br />

hitting your marks, to how to handle products<br />

will be explored. Knowing <strong>the</strong> different skills<br />

needed for TV and <strong>the</strong> stage can make <strong>the</strong><br />

difference in a long, diverse career or a<br />

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.<br />

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

mid, close-up and extreme-close-up shots.<br />

Students will also learn <strong>the</strong> language <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> set<br />

and camera, and will reach beyond commercial<br />

copy into <strong>the</strong> world<strong>of</strong> legitimate acting<br />

techniques for <strong>the</strong> camera.<br />

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

Department 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 lives. Improv will<br />

encourage <strong>the</strong> use <strong>of</strong> greater spontaneity and<br />

freedom through improvisational technique.<br />

Thought-provoking exercises will be introduced<br />

in this class, and <strong>the</strong> focus will be on<br />

encouraging students to make active choices<br />

with strong emotional and physical connections.<br />

Monologue/Audition Technique I<br />

This class will develop <strong>the</strong> skills necessary<br />

to book <strong>the</strong> job by working toward <strong>the</strong> goal<br />

<strong>of</strong> mastering <strong>the</strong> monologue. Students will be<br />

assisted in selecting and preparing at least<br />

two contrasting pieces in this course. <strong>The</strong>y will<br />

perform on <strong>the</strong> stage and observe <strong>the</strong>ir peers in<br />

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,<br />

characters, plots and settings. Those tales will<br />

<strong>the</strong>n be made into scenes and performed by<br />

<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<br />

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

multiple partners and <strong>the</strong> addressing<br />

obstacles that stop <strong>the</strong> actor from achieving his/<br />

her goals. Technique and character development<br />

research will be explored.<br />


Young <strong>The</strong>spians (Ages 9-11) Cont’d.<br />

Voice and Speech<br />

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

element for any successful performer. In this<br />

class students will explore basic vocal technique<br />

for <strong>the</strong> actor, including breath work, relaxation<br />

techniques, resonance, pitch, tempo and volume,<br />

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

and <strong>the</strong> emotional integrity <strong>of</strong> a character. This<br />

is a great class for developing public-speaking<br />

skills.<br />

Shakespeare Scenes I<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 />

Teen Players (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 resumé<br />

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

Teen Improv and Viewpoints<br />

Encourage stronger spontaneous acting choices<br />

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

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

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

ensemble. Long-and-short-form exercises will be<br />

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

viewpoints.<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 be<br />

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

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

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

incorporated into this class. Playwriting will<br />

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

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Stage Combat: Extreme Acting I<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<br />

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

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

a safe and cooperative environment. Students will<br />

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

a young star shine.<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,<br />

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

prepares students for auditions by providing <strong>the</strong><br />

tools to enhance <strong>the</strong>ir confidence and land <strong>the</strong><br />

gig.<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.

Teen Voice and Speech<br />

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

breath work, relaxation techniques, resonance, and volume.<br />

Students will streng<strong>the</strong>n <strong>the</strong>ir ability to fully express a text<br />

and <strong>the</strong> emotional integrity <strong>of</strong> a character and situation. This<br />

is a great class to develop public speaking and interview<br />

skills<br />

Teen Classic Directing Workshops<br />

In a study <strong>of</strong> scenes from classic playwrights, students will<br />

analyze numerous <strong>the</strong>atrical elements, including structure,<br />

development <strong>of</strong> plots, subtext and character journey. <strong>The</strong>n,<br />

with <strong>the</strong> aid <strong>of</strong> guest directors, students will put <strong>the</strong>se classic<br />

scenes on <strong>the</strong>ir feet. Make choices to redefine tradition with<br />

your own experiences. This is a great acting class.<br />

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

(Ages 9 and up)<br />

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

coaching provides a more intimate training session with a<br />

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

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


visual arts<br />


Under <strong>the</strong> direction <strong>of</strong> sculptor and fine artist Ana Ruiz-Castillo, <strong>the</strong> Visual <strong>Arts</strong> Department<br />

nurtures <strong>the</strong> desire within to create tangible forms <strong>of</strong> expression, through <strong>the</strong> development <strong>of</strong><br />

new perspectives, techniques, and appreciation <strong>of</strong> master artists. Ana Ruiz-Castillo was born<br />

in Spain, graduating from <strong>the</strong> <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> Ceramics <strong>of</strong> Madrid. She moved to New York City and<br />

enrolled at <strong>the</strong> Art Students League, where she studied sculpture, drawing and painting. Ana<br />

has taught at <strong>HSA</strong> for 12 years as well as at numerous public schools. She works primarily in<br />

sculpture at her Brooklyn studio and shows her work throughout <strong>the</strong> Bronx, Queens, and<br />

Manhattan.<br />

Ana Ruiz-Castillo, Director <strong>of</strong> Visual <strong>Arts</strong><br />


Ramona Fagbore<br />

Adam Carnes<br />

Ray Jones<br />

Hosea Johnson<br />

Matthias Leutrum<br />

Josie Miner<br />

Ana Ruiz-Castillo<br />

Ghislaine Sabiti<br />

Begonia Santa Cecilia<br />

Shanon Weltman<br />

Dan Lujan<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> <strong>of</strong>fers a wide variety <strong>of</strong> classes in <strong>the</strong> visual arts for students ages 2 and up, fostering<br />

creativity and individual expression. <strong>The</strong> curriculum includes classes in a full spectrum <strong>of</strong><br />

media, including digital art, drawing, filmmaking, painting, photography, printmaking, and<br />

sculpture, taught by a faculty <strong>of</strong> world-class pr<strong>of</strong>essional artists and guest lecturers. Annually,<br />

<strong>the</strong> Visual <strong>Arts</strong> 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> <strong>Harlem</strong><br />

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


VISUAL ARTS classes<br />

Art Explorations (Ages 2-3)<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<br />

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

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

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

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

Start with Art (Ages 3-4)<br />

This course introduces ages to <strong>the</strong> exciting world<br />

<strong>of</strong> art. Your child experiments with drawing, painting<br />

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

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

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

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

Kinder Crafts (Ages 3-5)<br />

In this hands-on course, children discover art right<br />

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

students explore <strong>the</strong>ir creativity with construction<br />

paper, glue, crayons, markers, and paint.<br />

Art Basics I (Ages 4–8)<br />

An introduction to collage, assemblage,<br />

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

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

curiosity and <strong>the</strong> excitement <strong>of</strong> childhood are<br />

captured through visual discovery. A studentsupplied,<br />

protective smock/apron/t-shirt<br />

is required.<br />

Drawing I (Ages 5-11)<br />

In this class students will work in a variety <strong>of</strong><br />

media — graphite, charcoal, ink and pastels<br />

to find <strong>the</strong>ir artistic voice. This course will furnish<br />

students with <strong>the</strong> tools to explore <strong>the</strong> more<br />

expressive parts <strong>of</strong> drawing through observation,<br />

imagination and ideas. Children will engage in<br />

still life, landscape and portraiture as <strong>the</strong>y learn<br />

<strong>the</strong> fundamentals <strong>of</strong> rendering, values, line quality<br />

and composition.<br />

Ceramics I (Ages 4-8)<br />

Students will explore <strong>the</strong> basics <strong>of</strong> working<br />

with clay by learning all <strong>the</strong> different techniques<br />

used in Ceramics, including coiling, slabs, relief,<br />

modeling and glazing. Both <strong>the</strong> art and craft are<br />

explored as children create colorful objects such<br />

as treasure boxes, personalized cups and o<strong>the</strong>r<br />

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

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

Little DaVincis (Ages 4-8)<br />

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

interested in exploring painting techniques in<br />

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

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

discover color mixture, texture, lighting and<br />

composition. Subject matter includes still life,<br />

landscape, and abstraction.<br />


Puppets and Masks (Ages 7-12)<br />

In this class participants will use sculptural<br />

techniques like papier mache, assemblage,<br />

and form-building to create hand puppets, face<br />

masks, and larger puppets. <strong>The</strong>re will be<br />

technical guidance to build forms as well as<br />

freedom to experiment with materials.<br />

Ceramics II (Ages 8-12)<br />

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

<strong>of</strong> clay materials, decoration, glazing and firing,<br />

with emphasis on design and form. A studentsupplied,<br />

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

required.<br />

Fashion Illustration (Ages 8-13)<br />

This class caters to students interested in<br />

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

Through <strong>the</strong> study <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> fashion figure, quick<br />

drawings <strong>of</strong> a mode, known as a “croquis,” as<br />

well as <strong>the</strong> history <strong>of</strong> style, students are inspired<br />

to creatively produce finished illustrations in<br />

color.<br />

Manga Mania I (Ages 8-12)<br />

Manga are Japanese comic books, <strong>of</strong>ten made<br />

into animated Japanese cartoons, better known<br />

as Anime. This course introduces young<br />

admirers to this style <strong>of</strong> art, made popular by<br />

such Anime as Pokemon, DigiMon, and Bleach.<br />

Students learn basic techniques to understand<br />

and draw <strong>the</strong> unique figures using pencils, charcoal,<br />

pen, and ink.<br />

Drawing II (Ages 8-12)<br />

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

skills and sketching using pencil, charcoal,<br />

and pastels. Exposure to various artists and art<br />

periods will <strong>of</strong>fer inspiration and allow budding<br />

artists to produce realistic and abstract art. By<br />

<strong>the</strong> end <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> course, students will be equipped<br />

with a knowledge base to move forward into<br />

<strong>HSA</strong>’s more advanced drawing, painting,<br />

sculpture and photography classes.<br />

Intermediate Drawing & Painting (Ages 8-12)<br />

For intermediate students who are interested in<br />

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

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

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

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

pastels, watercolor and acrylic paint.<br />

Prerequisite: Art Basics I or II.<br />


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Art Basics II (Ages 9-11)<br />

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

enhanced techniques in drawing, painting,<br />

collage, and 3-D art. Students develop<br />

observational skills and challenge <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

imaginations with each new project. Media<br />

include acrylics, watercolors, pastels and found<br />

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

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

Introduction to Filmmaking (Ages 9-12)<br />

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

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

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

pre-production, filming, and post-production<br />

processes while receiving hands-on instruction<br />

with camcorders and editing s<strong>of</strong>tware. Students<br />

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

create a short documentary.<br />

Introduction to Photography (Ages 9-12)<br />

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

fundamentals <strong>of</strong> 35mm camera and analog<br />

darkroom techniques, including processing<br />

black-and-white film. <strong>Course</strong> culminates in an<br />

exhibition <strong>of</strong> student work, showcasing creative<br />

expressions.<br />

Printmaking (Ages 10-14)<br />

In this class students create positive and<br />

negative prints <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong>ir drawings and print <strong>the</strong>m<br />

with a cold press onto textured paper, fabric<br />

and o<strong>the</strong>r materials. Students comprehend how<br />

images are silk-screened onto <strong>the</strong>ir hats, t-shirts,<br />

fabrics and more.<br />

Intro to Potter’s Wheel (Ages 12-17)<br />

A great introductory course for teens who wants<br />

to work on <strong>the</strong> potter’s wheel but have no idea<br />

where to start! All basic techniques <strong>of</strong> wheel<br />

working, from centering to trimming, will be<br />

explored to make cups, bowls and vases.<br />

Teen Art Basics (Ages 12-17)<br />

Designed for teens who have always wanted<br />

to learn how to draw and paint, this course<br />

introduces various art mediums, including<br />

pencil, charcoal, ink, acrylic paint and<br />

watercolors to allow students to comprehend<br />

<strong>the</strong> basics <strong>of</strong> line drawing, color <strong>the</strong>ory, and<br />

composition. An encouraging instructor and work<br />

environment aim to nurture self-expression and<br />

develop artistic abilities.<br />

Digital Photography for <strong>the</strong> Teen Beginner<br />

(Ages 12-17)<br />

Through a series <strong>of</strong> practical camera-based<br />

exercises, this course provides beginning-level<br />

camera owners with creative project ideas to<br />

explore <strong>the</strong>ir camera, compositional and<br />

technical skills. Digital imaging is introduced<br />

through use <strong>of</strong> Adobe Photoshop, image<br />

enhancement, manipulation and printing. With<br />

<strong>the</strong> goal <strong>of</strong> creating a comprehensive exhibit<br />

<strong>of</strong> student work, emphasizing conception and<br />

presentation.<br />

Fashion Design for Teens (Ages 12-17)<br />

Interested in breaking into <strong>the</strong> fashion industry?<br />

This course is for aspiring fashion designers<br />

looking to transform <strong>the</strong>ir stylish drawings into<br />

ready-to wear garments. Basic sewing<br />

technique, print and pattern-making skills are<br />

developed to create shirts, skirts, pants, and<br />

dresses. Class concludes with a runway show<br />

featuring student creations.

Mural Making, <strong>The</strong> Artist as Activist<br />

(Ages 12-17)<br />

We begin <strong>the</strong> semester by visiting <strong>the</strong> “Crack is<br />

Wack” mural by Keith Haring. Originally painted<br />

without permit in a public playground on East<br />

127th street it was initially considered an act <strong>of</strong><br />

vandalism and erased by <strong>the</strong> city. But <strong>the</strong> mural’s<br />

visual power and activist message attracted much<br />

attention and Haring was commissioned to repaint<br />

it in 1986. It constitutes a striking example <strong>of</strong> art<br />

that confronts a pressing issue <strong>of</strong> its era. We will<br />

develop imagery about important topics <strong>of</strong> our own<br />

time and create murals within <strong>The</strong> <strong>Harlem</strong> <strong>School</strong><br />

<strong>of</strong> <strong>The</strong> <strong>Arts</strong> and in our neighborhood.<br />

Graphic Design (Ages 12-17)<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 />

magazines, posters, and blogs, while being<br />

introduced to a variety <strong>of</strong> s<strong>of</strong>tware programs,<br />

including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and<br />

Dreamweaver.<br />

Advanced Drawing & Painting (Ages 12-17)<br />

This course emphasizes <strong>the</strong> mastery <strong>of</strong><br />

foundational skills in drawing and painting. Teens<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, portraits, still life, and landscapes<br />

using pastels, India ink, pencil, acrylics and oils.<br />

Students are also assisted with developing a<br />

portfolio for college submission. Required for <strong>HSA</strong><br />

Prep students.<br />

Prerequisite: Intermediate Drawing & Painting.<br />

Manga Mania II (Ages 12-17)<br />

An intermediate course for budding cartoonists and<br />

lovers <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> popular comic book style used in<br />

cartoons such as Pokemon, Naruto and Dragon<br />

Ball Z. Students develop storylines to improve<br />

writing skills while expanding <strong>the</strong> imagination to<br />

create a short, full-color comic book.<br />

Advanced Photography (Ages 12-17)<br />

For <strong>the</strong> experienced student, <strong>the</strong> next level <strong>of</strong><br />

35mm photography is explored through<br />

photojournalism, lighting and photo editing<br />

s<strong>of</strong>tware to produce a <strong>the</strong>me-based portfolio. With<br />

a more independent study <strong>of</strong> acquired techniques,<br />

each student will be encouraged to create a body<br />

<strong>of</strong> work that showcases his or her own unique<br />

creative vision. A brief history <strong>of</strong> photography is<br />

also included in <strong>the</strong> course.<br />

Advanced Sculpture (Ages 12-17)<br />

Students will immerse <strong>the</strong>mselves in <strong>the</strong> 3D world<br />

by using different materials such as clay, plaster,<br />

recycled materials and even stone! Students will<br />

look into <strong>the</strong> principles <strong>of</strong> working in three<br />

dimensions by studying <strong>the</strong> human figure, animals<br />

and abstract sculpture by learning different<br />

techniques like modeling, carving and mixed<br />

media. Emphasis is placed on individual projects.<br />

History <strong>of</strong> Art (Ages 12-17)<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<br />

be introduced to a variety <strong>of</strong> texts and concepts<br />

that are pertinent to <strong>the</strong> study <strong>of</strong> art history.<br />

Students are required to write essays describing<br />

visits to museums and gallery exhibitions.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Artist and <strong>the</strong> City (Ages 12-17)<br />

In this course we explore <strong>the</strong> amazing quantity<br />

<strong>of</strong> artistic venues and cultural <strong>of</strong>ferings <strong>of</strong> New<br />

York City. We visit galleries, museums and public<br />

spaces to analyze paintings, photographs,<br />

drawings, sculptures and installations. We<br />

discover arts related pr<strong>of</strong>essions, learn about<br />

making art and consider how artists get <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

works out into <strong>the</strong> world. During <strong>the</strong> first semester<br />

we will focus on installations. Subsequently we<br />

will explore ideas, develop proposals and execute<br />

a multi media installation in <strong>the</strong> courtyard and/or<br />

lobby <strong>of</strong> <strong>HSA</strong>. 30

musical <strong>the</strong>atre<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, <strong>the</strong> <strong>HSA</strong><br />

Musical <strong>The</strong>atre Program empowers students through all four disciplines: music, dance,<br />

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

Aubrey Lynch II,<br />

Director <strong>of</strong> Musical <strong>The</strong>atre<br />


Jim Becker<br />

Sarah Taylor Ellis<br />

Jason Herbert<br />

Robert Hughes<br />

Rachel Lee<br />

Aubrey Lynch II<br />

Classes, workshops, and residencies are led by special guest artists from Broadway and<br />

stages around <strong>the</strong> world. Currently a perfomance-based curriculum, <strong>the</strong>se classes combine<br />

all <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> disciplines <strong>of</strong>fered at <strong>HSA</strong> and culminate in showings and full productions.<br />



classes & WORKSHOPS<br />

FALL <strong>2013</strong><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 Teens<br />

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 />

SPRING <strong>2014</strong><br />

Musical <strong>The</strong>atre Workshop Kids<br />

Ages 7-10 (Grades 3-5)<br />

Participants are required to attend rehearsals<br />

outside <strong>of</strong> regularly scheduled class time for six<br />

to twelve weeks. Each year is different depending<br />

on <strong>the</strong> production. Participation fee and audition<br />

required.<br />

Musical <strong>The</strong>atre Workshop JR.<br />

Ages 11-14 (Grades 6-8)<br />

Participants are required to attend rehearsals<br />

outside <strong>of</strong> regularly scheduled class time for six<br />

to twelve weeks. Each year is different depending<br />

on <strong>the</strong> production. Participation fee and audition<br />

required.<br />

Musical <strong>The</strong>atre Workshop Teens<br />

Ages 15-17 (Grades 9-12)<br />

Participants are required to attend rehearsals<br />

outside <strong>of</strong> regularly scheduled class time for six<br />

to twelve weeks. Each year is different depending<br />

on <strong>the</strong> production. Participation fee and audition<br />

required.<br />

Musical <strong>The</strong>atre Production<br />

In <strong>the</strong> Spring term, students that participate in<br />

<strong>the</strong> Musical <strong>The</strong>atre Workshops will participate<br />

in a full musical production. <strong>The</strong> production will<br />

culminate in 4-5 performances.<br />


<strong>2013</strong> Musical <strong>The</strong>atre Production, Disney’s <strong>The</strong> Lion King KIDS & JR. Photo by Christine Butler<br />


<strong>HSA</strong> PREP<br />


<strong>HSA</strong> Prep is a highly selective, pre-pr<strong>of</strong>essional scholarship program providing students ages<br />

12-17 with advanced-level arts training in music, dance, <strong>the</strong>atre and <strong>the</strong> visual arts, individual<br />

mentoring, life enrichment workshops, study hall access, high school/college application<br />

support, and 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 high<br />

academic, artistic and personal goals. <strong>HSA</strong> Prep’s graduates have had a near 100%<br />

acceptance rate to prestigious colleges, universities and conservatories including Harvard<br />

University, <strong>The</strong> Juilliard <strong>School</strong>, Spelman College, Brown University, and NYU’s Tisch <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> <strong>Arts</strong>, among many o<strong>the</strong>rs.<br />


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

Commitment from <strong>HSA</strong> Prep Students<br />

All <strong>HSA</strong> Prep students will be given a schedule <strong>of</strong> 4-8 classes per week<br />

by <strong>the</strong> director <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong>ir department. In exchange for full scholarship, prep<br />

students must maintain at least a B-average, give 4 work hours per week<br />

as teaching assistants or administrators (gaining invaluable work experience),<br />

have exemplary attendance in all classes on <strong>the</strong>ir assigned <strong>HSA</strong><br />

Prep schedule, and adhere to <strong>the</strong> policies <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>School</strong>. Parents and<br />

students sign a commitment letter each year, and students must re-audition<br />

or undergo an evaluation session each year. At <strong>the</strong> end <strong>of</strong> each semester,<br />

students will receive full evaluations measuring <strong>the</strong>ir artistic growth, class<br />

participation, attendance, behavior and academic performance.<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> Prep Application Process<br />

<strong>The</strong> competitive application process includes an audition/art submission;<br />

personal essay; recommendations from principals, counselors, and<br />

teachers; and <strong>the</strong> most recent report card. Admission to any <strong>of</strong> our four<br />

disciplines is by audition or invitation only.<br />

Applying to <strong>HSA</strong> Prep<br />

To apply for admission to <strong>HSA</strong> Prep or for more information,<br />

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


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

<strong>HSA</strong> Prep Music is designed to train students who display <strong>the</strong> talent and<br />

commitment to excellence for entry into an institution <strong>of</strong> higher learning<br />

and/or a pr<strong>of</strong>essional career in music. <strong>The</strong> program integrates private lessons,<br />

ensemble participation, history, music <strong>the</strong>ory, and ear training. A minimum<br />

<strong>of</strong> two to three days <strong>of</strong> study per week and additional performance dates are<br />

required. <strong>The</strong> audition process includes a <strong>the</strong>ory placement test and a personal<br />

interview. All applicants will be asked to sight read at <strong>the</strong> audition. Students<br />

will be required to prepare Classical or Jazz repertoire for entrance into <strong>the</strong> <strong>HSA</strong><br />

Prep Music Program. Please visit our website for <strong>the</strong> complete list <strong>of</strong><br />

requirements for audition.<br />

Classes for a Music Prep student may include:<br />

• Chamber Music<br />

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

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

• Chamber Jazz Ensemble<br />

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

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

<strong>The</strong> <strong>HSA</strong> Prep Dance Program <strong>of</strong>fers students <strong>the</strong> highest level <strong>of</strong> dance<br />

training (previously mentioned in <strong>HSA</strong> Prep Overview). Dance Prep students<br />

must take all required classes, including special workshops and academic<br />

courses, and will be selected by audition for all seasonal performances.<br />

Performances will feature select advanced students, pr<strong>of</strong>essional guest artists,<br />

and guest choreographers from dance companies, Broadway, film, television,<br />

and international productions. Dance Prep students will also gain inspiration<br />

with trips to outside dance performances and visits from guest artists.<br />

Workshops will expose Dance Prep students to <strong>the</strong> entrepreneurial side <strong>of</strong><br />

preparing to be a pr<strong>of</strong>essional dancer, and fully prepare <strong>the</strong>m for <strong>the</strong> audition<br />

process.<br />

Classes for a Dance Prep student may include:<br />

• 6-8 classes per week:<br />

• Four to five ballet (4-5)<br />

• Two to three electives (2-3)<br />

• Weekly repertory rehearsals<br />


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

<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 focuses on<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 into<br />

<strong>the</strong> program is given a pre-determined schedule<br />

<strong>of</strong> essential acting courses and exciting electives<br />

designed to make <strong>the</strong>m better citizens, better<br />

communicators and better actors. <strong>The</strong>ir own strong<br />

commitment to <strong>the</strong> program will prepare <strong>the</strong>m for<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> ’s ultimate goal, to ensure that all <strong>of</strong> our Prep<br />

students go on to highly-competitive college and<br />

university programs. To fur<strong>the</strong>r enable our future<br />

leaders to achieve success <strong>HSA</strong> Prep <strong>The</strong>atre<br />

Program will include Bridging <strong>the</strong> Gap a series <strong>of</strong><br />

workshops and master classes designed to provide<br />

mentor opportunities and serve to bridge <strong>the</strong> gap<br />

between our exceptional training program and<br />

gaining real world business<br />

experience.<br />

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

<strong>The</strong> <strong>HSA</strong> Prep Visual <strong>Arts</strong> Program is a<br />

pre-pr<strong>of</strong>essional program designed for <strong>the</strong> young<br />

student who is interested in pursuing a career in <strong>the</strong><br />

visual arts. <strong>The</strong> program provides rigorous training<br />

in <strong>the</strong> fundamentals <strong>of</strong> studio and digital arts,<br />

including drawing, painting, sculpture,<br />

photography, computer art and web design.<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 <strong>of</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong>se fields, <strong>the</strong>y will create a portfolio <strong>of</strong> work that<br />

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 <strong>Arts</strong> Prep student include:<br />

• Advanced Sculpture<br />

• Art History<br />

• Advanced Photography<br />

• Graphic Design<br />

• Advanced Drawing & Painting<br />

<strong>The</strong>atre Prep curriculum may include advanced<br />

training in <strong>the</strong> following:<br />

• Monologue<br />

• Improv<br />

• Playwriting<br />

• Scene Study<br />

• Stage Combat<br />

• Shakespeare<br />

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

• Audition Prep<br />

• Voice and Speech<br />

• Musical <strong>The</strong>atre<br />

• Neutral Mask<br />

• <strong>The</strong>atre History<br />


HOW To<br />


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Registration Information<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Harlem</strong> <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Arts</strong> accepts all students<br />

ages 2-18 without an audition. Register your<br />

child today for our quality education programs in<br />

Music, Dance, <strong>The</strong>atre, Visual <strong>Arts</strong>, and Musical<br />

<strong>The</strong>atre! Register today to secure a place in your<br />

favorite classes.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Registration Process<br />

1. New to <strong>HSA</strong>? Review courses <strong>of</strong>fered in <strong>HSA</strong><br />

<strong>Catalog</strong>!<br />

2. Select desired class days and times from<br />

<strong>Course</strong> Schedule<br />

3. Fill Out Registration Form. Applicants under 18<br />

years <strong>of</strong> age must be accompanied by a parent<br />

or guardian to register.<br />

4. Submit Completed Registration Form with<br />

registration fee by August 1<br />

Registration Methods<br />

• Online at www.<strong>HSA</strong>nyc.org/apply.php<br />

• By Fax (212) 926-8653<br />

• In Person at <strong>the</strong> <strong>School</strong> during Registration<br />

Office Hours<br />

Registration Office Hours:<br />

Monday-Friday: 4pm-7pm<br />

Sat 9am-12pm; 1pm-7pm (Sept-July Only)<br />

Tuition Discounts for All!<br />

• 5% Early Bird Discount for <strong>the</strong> students who<br />

pay <strong>the</strong>ir tuition in full by <strong>the</strong> August 15<br />

• Save by signing up for more classes:<br />

o 5% <strong>of</strong>f 1 additional class<br />

o 10% <strong>of</strong>f 2 additional classes<br />

o 15% <strong>of</strong>f 3 or more additional classes<br />

• 10% Sibling Discount: for each additional<br />

sibling registering at <strong>the</strong> same time residing<br />

within same household<br />

• 5% Corporate Donor Employee Discount: for<br />

employees <strong>of</strong> participating corporations*<br />

* List <strong>of</strong> participating corporations subject to change<br />

Full Year Registration<br />

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.<br />

<strong>The</strong>refore students and <strong>the</strong>ir families are<br />

encouraged to register for <strong>the</strong> entire year (both fall<br />

and spring semesters) for both group classes and<br />

individual lessons in order to secure <strong>the</strong>ir place.<br />

Registering for Individual Lessons<br />

For new students, our registration staff and<br />

program directors will work with you to find <strong>the</strong><br />

right teacher to suit your individual needs.<br />

Returning students receive priority and should<br />

register no later than July 15, <strong>2013</strong> in order to<br />

guarantee <strong>the</strong> availability <strong>of</strong> your current day,<br />

time and/or teacher. Should you wish to change<br />

your existing timeslot, you must also submit your<br />

registration materials by July 15th.

O<strong>the</strong>r Important Registration Info<br />

At <strong>the</strong> time <strong>of</strong> registration, when necessary, parents<br />

and students will meet with program directors to<br />

plan <strong>the</strong> student’s curriculum. Final class<br />

placement will be within <strong>the</strong> first two weeks <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

semester. Parents <strong>of</strong> school-age children, please<br />

remember to take into account child’s school and<br />

home commitments when selecting <strong>the</strong>ir <strong>HSA</strong> class<br />

schedule. <strong>HSA</strong> requires students to purchase/rent<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir own instruments. Students may rent<br />

instruments from recommended sources. Fur<strong>the</strong>r<br />

information can be obtained by calling <strong>the</strong> front<br />

desk at (212) 926-4100 x300.<br />

Financial Information<br />

Forms <strong>of</strong> Payment<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> accepts cash, cashier’s checks, money orders,<br />

MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover<br />

for tuition payments. <strong>HSA</strong> does not accept<br />

personal checks.<br />

Registration Fee<br />

<strong>The</strong>re is a nonrefundable, registration fee <strong>of</strong> $40 for<br />

individuals and $50 for families due at <strong>the</strong> time <strong>of</strong><br />

registration. Except where noted, tuition does not<br />

cover <strong>the</strong> cost <strong>of</strong> costumes, dress code attire,<br />

composition notebooks, instrument rental, and<br />

o<strong>the</strong>r supplies, although some instructional<br />

materials may be provided.<br />

1. Pay tuition in full - 1 single payment (5%<br />

discount for paying tuition in full by August 15)<br />

2. Pay tuition in 2 payments (per year or term)<br />

• Fall <strong>2013</strong> due Sep 7 & Oct 15<br />

• Spring <strong>2014</strong> due Jan 15 & Mar 15<br />

• Full Year due Sep 7 & Dec 15<br />

3. Pay tuition in 4 payments - Full Year Only<br />

(Includes a surcharge; Requires autopay enrollment)<br />

• Payment #1 due Sep 7<br />

• Payment #2 due Oct 15<br />

• Payment #3 due Jan 15<br />

• Payment #4 due Mar 15<br />

4. Pay tuition in 8 payments - Full Year Only<br />

(Includes a surcharge; Requires autopay enrollment)<br />

• Payment #1 due Sep 7<br />

• Payment #2 due Oct 15<br />

• Payment #3 due Nov 15<br />

• Payment #4 due Dec 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 />

<strong>HSA</strong> requires an automatic payment option when<br />

choosing 4 payments or more. To set up autopay<br />

option, fill out <strong>the</strong> payment plan agreement in<br />

your welcome packet or call <strong>the</strong> front desk at<br />

(212) 926-4100 x300 or <strong>the</strong> Registrar at x304.<br />

applications for <strong>2013</strong>-14 are only accepted one<br />

time during <strong>the</strong> year: May 1, <strong>2013</strong> to July 15,<br />

<strong>2013</strong>. No financial aid applications will be<br />

accepted for <strong>2013</strong>-14 after July 15, <strong>2013</strong>. If you<br />

are interested in applying for financial aid, please<br />

visit www.<strong>HSA</strong>nyc.org/aid.php and submit a<br />

completed financial aid application and <strong>HSA</strong><br />

registration form by July 15, <strong>2013</strong>.<br />

Submitting a financial aid application does not<br />

guarantee that financial aid will be awarded.<br />

Applicants will be notified in writing <strong>of</strong> financial aid<br />

awards by August 15, <strong>2013</strong>. No financial aid<br />

applications will be accepted past July 15.<br />

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

<strong>HSA</strong> Prep students are awarded full scholarships<br />

annually. Auditions are held in May annually.<br />

Scholarships are awarded based on an audition<br />

and/or portfolio review by departmental<br />

committees. Students receiving Prep scholarships<br />

will receive written notification <strong>of</strong> acceptance to <strong>the</strong><br />

program. All scholarship recipients are required<br />

to have an excellent attendance record (no more<br />

than one unexcused absence), perform work study<br />

hours and pay an administration fee <strong>of</strong> $175.<br />

<strong>The</strong>se hours are assigned at <strong>the</strong> discretion <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

Prep Program Director. Pre-pr<strong>of</strong>essional Dance<br />

Program partial dance scholarship by audition or<br />

invitation only.<br />

Flexible Tuition Payment Options<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 installments over <strong>the</strong> year.<br />

Regardless <strong>of</strong> your chosen payment option, <strong>the</strong> first<br />

tuition payment is due by September 7, <strong>2013</strong> and<br />

all tuition for <strong>the</strong> <strong>2013</strong>-14 year must be paid in full<br />

no later than April 15, <strong>2014</strong>. Tuition can be paid<br />

as follows:<br />

Financial Aid<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> understands that our families represent an<br />

economically diverse community consisting <strong>of</strong><br />

many who need financial assistance to provide<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir children with world-class training in <strong>the</strong> arts.<br />

Financial aid assistance for families with<br />

demonstrated financial need is <strong>of</strong>fered on a<br />

first-come, first-served basis. All financial aid<br />

applications are processed by an independent<br />

company, Private <strong>School</strong> Aid Services (PSAS).<br />

<strong>The</strong>re is a $25 fee to apply. Financial aid<br />


<strong>HSA</strong> reserves <strong>the</strong> right to suspend or terminate<br />

<strong>the</strong> instruction and performance participation <strong>of</strong><br />

students who do not meet <strong>the</strong>irfinancial obligations.<br />

Additionally, late payments will result in a $15 late<br />

charge applied monthly in order to avoid this fee.<br />

Parents are responsible for <strong>the</strong> full cost <strong>of</strong><br />

instruction regardless <strong>of</strong> financial aid and<br />

scholarship application status. Tuition credit will<br />

not be given as a result <strong>of</strong> classes or lessons<br />

missed. Accounts more than 90 days in overdue<br />

will be sent to collections.<br />


Class Cancellations<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> may cancel classes, especially those with<br />

insufficient students enrolled. In <strong>the</strong> event a class<br />

is canceled by <strong>the</strong> school, you will be notified and<br />

given <strong>the</strong> opportunity to transfer to ano<strong>the</strong>r class. If<br />

you do not enroll in ano<strong>the</strong>r class, you will receive a<br />

credit which can be applied for <strong>the</strong> next semester or<br />

a pro-rated refund.<br />

Withdrawal & Refund Policy<br />

Registration obligates a student for <strong>the</strong> entire<br />

semester or year If withdrawal is within <strong>the</strong> first two<br />

sessions, he/she will receive a 75% refund <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

full tuition. <strong>The</strong> registration fee is nonrefundable.<br />

After <strong>the</strong> first two sessions, no o<strong>the</strong>r refunds will be<br />

made. Notification <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> withdrawal must be made<br />

in writing to <strong>the</strong> registration <strong>of</strong>fice, without exception.<br />

Absences/Missed Lessons<br />

• Please contact <strong>the</strong> Attendance Hotline at<br />

(212) 926-4100 x100 to notify <strong>HSA</strong> that your<br />

child will be absent. Missed classes or<br />

lessons require at least 24 hour notification to<br />

be an excused absence or to be considered for<br />

rescheduling a make-up lesson. Each student is<br />

allowed one excused absence and make up per<br />

year. Group classes may not be made up.<br />

Tardiness<br />

Private lessons - Students who are late for a private<br />

lesson will not be guaranteed <strong>the</strong>ir lesson time.<br />

Faculty will wait for a student for one-third <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

scheduled lesson duration; students are asked to do<br />

<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. After that time,<br />

it is an unexcused absence.<br />

Dance classes - If student is more than 15 minutes<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 />

Parental Supervision <strong>of</strong> Students<br />

Parents or guardians waiting for a child to complete<br />

class(es) at <strong>HSA</strong> may wait in <strong>the</strong> café area or<br />

hallways. Parents may drop <strong>the</strong>ir children <strong>of</strong>f for<br />

classes as long as <strong>the</strong>y arrive 5 minutes early to<br />

pick up <strong>the</strong>ir child from class. Children under 12<br />

years <strong>of</strong> age may not be left unattended inside<br />

<strong>the</strong> building beyond <strong>the</strong>ir scheduled class time.<br />

Students over <strong>the</strong> age <strong>of</strong> 12 may arrive for classes<br />

alone, but must abide by all <strong>HSA</strong> rules <strong>of</strong> conduct.<br />

• Private Lessons<br />

o Please schedule all make-up lessons directly<br />

with your instructor using <strong>the</strong> Make Up lesson<br />

Form. <strong>The</strong> instructor is responsible for<br />

coordinating with <strong>the</strong> registrar.<br />

o Calling an instructor directly is not an <strong>of</strong>ficial<br />

cancellation and will result in no make-up<br />

lesson.<br />

o Tuition credit will not be given as a result <strong>of</strong><br />

lessons missed due to suspension or<br />

dismissal.<br />


FAQs<br />

Q: Where is <strong>the</strong> <strong>Harlem</strong> <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Arts</strong>?<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<br />

in <strong>the</strong> historic Hamilton Heights section <strong>of</strong> West<br />

<strong>Harlem</strong> at 645 Saint Nicholas Avenue at 141 st<br />

Street in New York City, easily accessible from<br />

<strong>the</strong> A,B,C & D trains at 145th Street station or<br />

M3 Bus.<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<br />

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

musical <strong>the</strong>atre <strong>of</strong>fering private and group<br />

lessons at all levels <strong>of</strong> expertise.<br />

Q: How early can you start? Do you <strong>of</strong>fer classes<br />

for toddlers? What about adults?<br />

A: Group classes begin at age 2. <strong>The</strong> <strong>HSA</strong> Early<br />

Childhood program <strong>of</strong>fers classes for children<br />

ages 2 to 4 years old. Registration is first<br />

come, first served, including classes available<br />

to adults in all four disciplines. We recently<br />

introduced adult dance and fitness classes in<br />

Zumba, Intro to Horton, and Ballet.<br />

Q: How many weeks is a term and how long<br />

are classes?<br />

A: Each semester runs for 16 weeks. Classes<br />

generally last between 30 minutes to 2 hours,<br />

and students may take as many classes as<br />

<strong>the</strong>y like during our 32-week school year!<br />

Q: Does my child need to have his or her own<br />

instrument to take a class?<br />

A: Yes. However, for those students who do not<br />

have access to an instrument, <strong>HSA</strong> can provide<br />

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<br />

should be taking?<br />

A: Ages 2-6 require no assessment for classes;<br />

simply choose <strong>the</strong> class that is <strong>the</strong> right fit for<br />

your child’s age. For dance classes and private<br />

music lessons, each student will be given an<br />

assessment by <strong>the</strong> department to determine <strong>the</strong><br />

appropriate placement level for classes.<br />

Q: What do you <strong>of</strong>fer for students who want to<br />

pursue art as a pr<strong>of</strong>ession?<br />

A: Students, ages 12-18, interested in pursuing a<br />

career in <strong>the</strong> arts would benefit from <strong>HSA</strong> Prep,<br />

which provides accelerated arts training to<br />

prepare students for a continued education in<br />

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

Q: How do I register?<br />

A: <strong>The</strong>re are three ways to register at <strong>HSA</strong>: Register<br />

online, by fax, or in person at <strong>the</strong> <strong>School</strong>.<br />

Q: Can I volunteer to help <strong>HSA</strong>?<br />

A: Absolutely! As a nonpr<strong>of</strong>it, we’re always looking<br />

for great volunteers and interns to help keep<br />

our <strong>School</strong> running at its best. If you would<br />

like to make a difference and join our network<br />

<strong>of</strong> volunteers, please call Amadea Edwards,<br />

Director <strong>of</strong> Operations, at (212) 926-4100<br />

x303 or email jobs@<strong>HSA</strong>nyc.org.<br />

Q: ¿Hablan español?<br />

A: <strong>HSA</strong> tiene la capacidad de traducir al español.<br />

Para otros idiomas (por ejemplo, francés,<br />

criollo haitiano, japonés, chino, etc.),<br />

necesitamos una solicitud por adelantado.<br />

Comuníquese con la <strong>of</strong>icina del registrador por<br />

el teléfono: (212) 926-4100, extensión 304.<br />



SPACE<br />

In addition to providing a nurturing atmosphere for its students, <strong>HSA</strong> also<br />

strives to provide affordable rehearsal and audition space for <strong>the</strong> <strong>the</strong>atre<br />

and music community. <strong>HSA</strong> is <strong>the</strong> perfect place for your next event, with a<br />

number <strong>of</strong> venues available for rent during non-class times.<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 accommodating an audience <strong>of</strong><br />

120 people facing a 1,500 square foot stage with a non-sprung wooden floor.<br />

Marley flooring is also available for dance performances.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Courtyard<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>HSA</strong> courtyard is 100 feet long and can accommodate 70 guests. It <strong>of</strong>fers a<br />

sculpture garden with a waterfall as <strong>the</strong> backdrop. Available for weddings,<br />

receptions, and cocktail parties.<br />


<strong>The</strong> Ga<strong>the</strong>ring Space<br />

<strong>HSA</strong>’s G-Space is a 3,500 square foot carpeted area located at <strong>the</strong> core <strong>of</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> <strong>School</strong>. Its stage area is 620 square feet with a new hard wood floor and<br />

Yamaha Grand Piano. <strong>The</strong> 40-foot-high ceilings feature track lighting, while<br />

<strong>the</strong> walls and monolith 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 />

Music Studios<br />

Studios are carpeted and fitted with music stands and upright or baby grand<br />

pianos. Practice, choral, orchestral and meeting rooms are available with<br />

four smaller rooms (8’ x 9’) and two larger studios (20’ x 20’).<br />

Dance Studios<br />

Studio 104 (44’ x 42’) <strong>of</strong>fers a wooden sprung floor traditionally used for<br />

modern and African dance classes and also features an 11’ x 20’ electronic<br />

drop-down screen for film viewings/still projections. Seating capacity: 132.<br />

Studio 105 (41’ x 44’) has a wooden sprung floor with light gray Marley<br />

floor, traditionally used for ballet and modern dance classes.<br />

Studio 106 (25’ x 17’) has a wooden sprung floor with a light gray Marley<br />

floor traditionally used for tap, hip-hop and ballet classes.<br />

To schedule a tour to see our rental spaces please visit www.<strong>HSA</strong>nyc.org/rentals.<br />


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

and made our programming possible from April 2012 to May 31, <strong>2013</strong>. In March <strong>2013</strong>, <strong>the</strong> home<br />

<strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Harlem</strong> <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Arts</strong> was named <strong>The</strong> Herb Alpert Center, in honor <strong>of</strong> Mr. Alpert’s<br />

significant contributions to <strong>the</strong> <strong>School</strong>. <strong>HSA</strong> relies on <strong>the</strong> generous support <strong>of</strong> foundations,<br />

corporations, and individual donors to cover 65% <strong>of</strong> its annual operating budget, which allows us<br />

to keep our quality arts programs affordable for our entire community.<br />

To join our family <strong>of</strong> generous supporters, please visit us online at www.<strong>HSA</strong>nyc.org.<br />

45 Herb Alpert photo by Adjani

Thank you FOr your support!<br />

$1,000,000 & Above<br />

<strong>The</strong> Herb Alpert Foundation<br />

NYC Department <strong>of</strong> Cultural<br />

Affairs<br />

$250,000 to $999,999<br />

Estate <strong>of</strong> <strong>The</strong>odore McRae<br />

Office <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> Manhattan Borough<br />

President Scott Stringer<br />

$100,000 to $249,999<br />

Erwin Penland<br />

Ford Foundation<br />

<strong>The</strong> Horace W. Goldsmith<br />

Foundation<br />

JPMorgan Chase Foundation<br />

Christopher and Erin Keogh<br />

$50,000 to $99,999<br />

Bloomberg Philanthropies<br />

<strong>The</strong> Shubert Foundation, Inc.<br />

Surdna Foundation, Inc.<br />

Anonymous<br />

$25,000 to $49,999<br />

Estate <strong>of</strong> Ellen Blair<br />

Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP<br />

Darden Restaurants, Inc.<br />

Foundation<br />

Durst Family Foundation<br />

Michelle and Marc Goldfarb<br />

ING<br />

Dr. Henry Jarecki<br />

Robert J. Lemons and<br />

Elizabeth A. Moller<br />

James McNamara<br />

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney<br />

Wealth Management<br />

<strong>The</strong> Estate <strong>of</strong> Roslyn Stone<br />

Wells Fargo Foundation<br />

West <strong>Harlem</strong> Local Development<br />

Corporation<br />

Janice Savin Williams and<br />

Christopher J. Williams<br />

Anonymous<br />

$10,000 to $24,999<br />

<strong>The</strong> Atlantic Philanthropies<br />

Armen A. Avanessians<br />

Barnes & Noble Booksellers<br />

Frank and Lydia Bergen<br />

Foundation<br />

Bloomberg L.P.<br />

Margaret A. Cargill Foundation<br />

Drucilla Cooper Memorial Fund<br />

Dalio Family Foundation, Inc.<br />

Dawn Davis-LaFollette and<br />

Mac LaFollette<br />

Irene Diamond Fund, Inc.<br />

Jean and Louis Dreyfus<br />

Foundation<br />

Michael Dweck<br />

Ka<strong>the</strong>rine G. Farley and<br />

Jerry I. Speyer<br />

Steven P. Henry and Philip<br />

Shneidman<br />

<strong>The</strong> Hyde and Watson Foundation<br />

<strong>The</strong> Joelson Foundation<br />

Kostow Greenwood Architects, LLP<br />

Alton and Ann McDowell<br />

Marion Moore Foundation, Inc.<br />

New York State Council on <strong>the</strong> <strong>Arts</strong><br />

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw<br />

Pittman LLP<br />

<strong>The</strong> Rudin Foundation<br />

Sarah Gray and Gavin Simms<br />

Sharon and Tom Teles<br />

UBS AG<br />

<strong>The</strong> Beth M. Uffner <strong>Arts</strong> Fund<br />

Lawrence S. Zilavy<br />

$5,000 to $9,999<br />

Romare Bearden Foundation<br />

Ed Bradley Family Charitable<br />

Foundation Trust<br />

Tia Breakley<br />

Lydia and Mats Carlston<br />

Mr. and Ms. Peter J. Coolidge<br />

Councilmember Inez Dickens<br />

Ann and Gordon Getty<br />

Foundation<br />

Jeffrey B. Goldenberg<br />

Charles J. Hamilton and<br />

Pamela Carlton<br />

Councilmember Robert Jackson<br />

Latham & Watkins LLP<br />

Miyoung Lee and Neil Simpkins<br />

Robert and Patricia Levinson Fund<br />

Elizabeth L. Linde<br />

Henry and Celia McGee<br />

Scott and Judith Metzner<br />

Hee-Jung and John Moon<br />

Diana M. Moore<br />

Judith and Bill Moyers<br />

National Urban League<br />

Marybeth A. and<br />

Gavin G. O’Connor<br />

Peter D. Selman<br />

Valerie A. Simpson<br />

Melissa Smith<br />

$2,500 to $4,999<br />

Richard and Lisa Cashin<br />

DonorsChoose.org<br />

Falconhead Foundation<br />

Michelle Fizer-Peterson and<br />

Julio Peterson<br />

Goldman, Sachs & Co.<br />

Halley K. Harrisburg and<br />

Michael Rosenfeld<br />

Iorio Charitable Foundation<br />

Jack & Jill <strong>of</strong> America, Inc.,<br />

Metropolitan Chapter<br />

Herbert Juli<br />

Jamie and Howard Klein<br />

KPMG LLP<br />

Courtney Lee-Mitchell and<br />

Marcus Mitchell<br />

Reynold Levy<br />

Diane and Adam E. Max<br />

John and Barbara Mayer<br />

Julie Mehretu and Jessica Rankin<br />

Mertz Gilmore Foundation<br />

Newman’s Own Foundation<br />

Ann I. O’Hare<br />

Christopher C. Paci and<br />

Sally Rocker<br />

Research Foundation <strong>of</strong> <strong>The</strong> City<br />

University <strong>of</strong> New York<br />

Melanie and Joseph Shugart<br />

Andrea and Kenneth W. Taber<br />

Reginald Van Lee<br />

$1,000 to $2,4999<br />

Thomas and Martha Armstrong<br />

Jody and John Arnhold<br />

Morgan G. Bale<br />

C. Irene Bramble<br />

Roxanne Brandt<br />

Daniel Brewster<br />

Gloria J. Browner<br />

C. Edward Chaplin<br />

Lynn and Leo Corbett<br />

Peggy and Gordon J. Davis<br />

Troy and Keisha Dixon<br />

<strong>The</strong>odora and Arthur Edelman<br />

Fehringer Surveying<br />

Nadja Fidelia<br />

<strong>The</strong> Marshall Frankel Foundation<br />

Gibson Entertainment Services,<br />

LLC.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Glickenhaus Foundation<br />

Global Fund for Children<br />

Bruce and Tawana Gordon<br />

Warren Habib and Alexis Walker<br />

Maureen Hayes<br />

Simonne and Wayne M. Hewett<br />

Judith M. H<strong>of</strong>fman<br />

Milton and Melody Irvin<br />

Jazz at Lincoln Center<br />

Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen<br />

Foundation<br />

Lisa H. Kim<br />

Jill and Peter Kraus/<strong>The</strong> Kraus<br />

Family Foundation<br />

Annette Lipson<br />

Louis Striar Inc.<br />

Mark and Mary Miller<br />

Katharine B. Mountcastle and<br />

Mark Koster<br />

New York City Transit Authority<br />

Basil and Portia Paterson<br />

Amber and Charles Patton<br />

Estate <strong>of</strong> Gitta Perl<br />

Nancy Perlman and Tom<br />

Klingenstein<br />

<strong>The</strong> Prescott Fund for Children &<br />

Youth Inc.<br />

Lu<strong>the</strong>r and Deborah Ragin<br />

Jeffrey Seller<br />

Shimon Shkury and Ruby Gelman<br />

Shred-It USA Inc.<br />

Lisa Solomon<br />

Special Events Unlimited, Inc.<br />

St. Cecile Scholarship Fund, Inc.<br />

Stanley R. Stangren<br />

Laurie M. Tisch<br />

Wellfleet Foundation, Inc.<br />

Lana and Willie Woods<br />

Zickler Family Foundation, Inc.<br />

Anonymous<br />

$500 to $999<br />

Abrahamson Family Foundation<br />

Camille Akeju<br />

Rae and Answorth Allen<br />

Leyonne Barba<br />

Bruce and Kraemer Becker<br />

<strong>The</strong> Century Association<br />

J. Ted Childs, Jr.<br />

Saundra Williams and<br />

W. Don Cornwell<br />

Margaret and Timothy Cronin<br />

<strong>The</strong> Debs Foundation<br />

Dennis Duffy<br />

Emma E. Dunch<br />

Elizabeth M. Ellison<br />

Kenneth and Kareitha Forde<br />

Robert Frabasile<br />

Carmen Gellineau<br />

Robert and Amy Goodman<br />

Kim and Mason Granger<br />

John B. Greg<br />

Ivan M. Hageman and<br />

Carol L. Brown-Hageman<br />

Wolf and Julia Hengst<br />

Joseph Hershberger and<br />

Gregg Gelman<br />

Christopher A. Johnson, M.D.<br />

JustGive.org<br />

Robin and Jay Lewis<br />

Thomas and Gilda LiPuma<br />

Susan and Scott Lord<br />

Rachel Allen Lovett<br />

Monsters on <strong>the</strong> Move<br />

Foundation, Inc.<br />

<strong>The</strong> National Flute Association, Inc.<br />

New Horizon Foundation<br />

Ogden Cap Properties, LLC<br />

Marion and William Pedersen<br />

Louise L. Petz<br />

Kirstin and James Powers<br />

Kimberly and Tarrus Richardson<br />

Royal and Johnathan Rodgers<br />

Michael Sabatino<br />

Olivier Sarkozy<br />

<strong>The</strong> Scherman Foundation, Inc.<br />

Tom Slaughter<br />

Leonard N. Tarr<br />

Hope Tate<br />

Edith Van Slyck<br />

George Wein<br />

Diane Wilson<br />

Diane Wohl<br />

Judith and Stanley Zabar<br />

List as <strong>of</strong> June <strong>2013</strong><br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Harlem</strong> <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Arts</strong> is also extremely grateful to <strong>the</strong> many donors who made gifts under $500.<br />


<strong>HSA</strong> TIMELINE<br />

An Esteemed History <strong>of</strong> Excellence in <strong>Arts</strong> Education<br />

1947<br />

On April 21,1947, internationally acclaimed opera singer Dorothy<br />

Maynor incorporates <strong>the</strong> <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Arts</strong> <strong>of</strong> St. James Community<br />

Center, Inc. and <strong>of</strong>fers <strong>the</strong> first piano lessons in <strong>the</strong> basement <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

St. James Presbyterian Church where her husband is <strong>the</strong> pastor.<br />

1949<br />

Dorothy Maynor performs “Were You <strong>The</strong>re When <strong>The</strong>y Crucified My<br />

Lord” and “Alleluja” at President Harry S. Truman’s Inaugural Gala<br />

held January 19, 1949.<br />

1953<br />

On Jan. 20, 1953, Dwight D. Eisenhower is sworn in as <strong>the</strong> 34th<br />

president <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> United States. That afternoon, Dorothy Maynor<br />

breaks color lines in <strong>the</strong> nation’s capital becoming <strong>the</strong> first<br />

African-American to sing at a Presidential Inauguration.<br />

1965<br />

Certificate <strong>of</strong> change <strong>of</strong> name <strong>of</strong> <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Arts</strong> <strong>of</strong> St. James<br />

Community Center, Inc. to <strong>the</strong> <strong>Harlem</strong> <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Arts</strong>, Inc. filed<br />

on November 30, 1965.<br />

1967<br />

Approximately 400 students enroll at <strong>the</strong> <strong>Harlem</strong> <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Arts</strong>.<br />

<strong>The</strong> New York Times writes, “To Make Beauty in <strong>Harlem</strong>” featuring<br />

<strong>the</strong> <strong>School</strong>,” on November 5, 1967.<br />

1969<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> inaugurates its new <strong>the</strong>ater with a production <strong>of</strong> Aime Cesaire’s<br />

A Season in <strong>the</strong> Congo. <strong>The</strong> <strong>HSA</strong> <strong>The</strong>ater was converted from an<br />

abandoned garage by Architect Mitchell Kurtz.<br />

1974<br />

Enrollment is just under 800 with an esteemed 66-member<br />

multiracial faculty.<br />

1975<br />

Under <strong>the</strong> leadership <strong>of</strong> Dorothy Maynor and Board Chair, Stuart<br />

Root, <strong>HSA</strong> breaks ground for <strong>the</strong> new building right next door to <strong>the</strong><br />

church.<br />

1977<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> opens its new state-<strong>of</strong>-<strong>the</strong>-art 37,000 square foot facility<br />

<strong>of</strong>fering Music, Dance, <strong>The</strong>atre, and Visual <strong>Arts</strong> to families <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

<strong>Harlem</strong> community. <strong>HSA</strong> inaugurates its Educational Outreach<br />

program (formerly Opportunities for Learning in <strong>the</strong> <strong>Arts</strong>), which<br />

provides instruction to children in NYC public schools, in response<br />

to severe cuts in city funding for public school arts programs.<br />

1978<br />

<strong>The</strong> Bard Awards for excellence in architecture and urban design<br />

cite <strong>HSA</strong> building architects Ulrich Franzen & Associates for <strong>the</strong><br />

design <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> building, with special mention <strong>of</strong> “a grand and<br />

welcoming 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 mezzo-soprano<br />

Betty Allen to succeed her as President and CEO <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Harlem</strong><br />

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

1985<br />

Music faculty member James Bartow creates <strong>the</strong> Community and<br />

Culture in <strong>Harlem</strong> program, a family enrichment series that features<br />

public concerts, lectures, art exhibitions and highlights <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

achievements <strong>of</strong> individuals in <strong>the</strong> black community.<br />

1988<br />

ARTScape Summer Program is introduced. Actress Phylicia Rashad<br />

and pianist Andre Watts are honorary co-chairs for <strong>HSA</strong> Gala.<br />

1990<br />

Student enrollment at <strong>the</strong> <strong>School</strong> exceeds 1,500 for <strong>the</strong> first time in<br />

its history.<br />

1992<br />

Betty Allen becomes President Emeritus, and Darryl Durham, a<br />

clarinetist, is named President and CEO by <strong>the</strong> Board.<br />

1994<br />

Max Roach and Urban Bush Women are Artists-in-Residence at<br />

<strong>HSA</strong>.<br />

1996<br />

<strong>Harlem</strong> <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Arts</strong> Founder Dorothy Maynor passes away in<br />

West Chester, PA at <strong>the</strong> age <strong>of</strong> 85.<br />

1999<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Harlem</strong> <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Arts</strong> is named one <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> eight leading<br />

African-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 Humanities recognizes<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> as “one <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> top afterschool arts and humanities based<br />

programs in <strong>the</strong> country.”<br />

2005<br />

<strong>HSA</strong> collaborates with Target to celebrate Black History Month with<br />

a special performance by singer/songwriter John Legend and <strong>HSA</strong><br />

students.<br />

2009<br />

President Emeritus and second President <strong>of</strong> <strong>HSA</strong>, Betty Allen,<br />

passes away.<br />

2010<br />

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his administration<br />

pledge <strong>the</strong>ir full support for <strong>the</strong> <strong>Harlem</strong> <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Arts</strong> and enlist<br />

an entirely new Board <strong>of</strong> 5 inspired civic leaders.<br />

2011<br />

Yvette L. Campbell appointed as new President and CEO <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

<strong>Harlem</strong> <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Arts</strong>.<br />

2012<br />

Through partnership with Disney <strong>The</strong>atrical Group, <strong>HSA</strong> launches<br />

its new Musical <strong>The</strong>atre program, presenting <strong>the</strong> first-ever children’s<br />

adapatation <strong>of</strong> Disney’s <strong>The</strong> Lion King, performed by <strong>HSA</strong> students.<br />

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

Twyla Tharp & Arturo O’Farrill <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra<br />

become <strong>2013</strong> Artists in Residence<br />

<strong>The</strong> iconic home <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Harlem</strong> <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Arts</strong> is named<br />

<strong>The</strong> Herb Alpert Center in honor <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> generous $6,000,000<br />

gift from philanthropist and legendary artist Herb Alpert.<br />

Official Ribbon Cutting by Yvette L. Campbell, Lani Hall, Herb Alpert, and Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg

<strong>HSA</strong> Artists in Residence<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Harlem</strong> <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Arts</strong> seeks to provide for its young students great art, and those great artists that influence and have impact on our world. As part <strong>of</strong> its<br />

overall mission to bring world-class arts education and training to <strong>the</strong> <strong>Harlem</strong> community and <strong>the</strong> greater New York metro area, <strong>HSA</strong> seeks to expand its Artists in<br />

Residence program with o<strong>the</strong>r great artists in each <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> 5 disciplines we <strong>of</strong>fer <strong>the</strong> citizens and leaders <strong>of</strong> tomorrow can be inspired by <strong>the</strong> living visionary artists <strong>of</strong><br />

today. This year’s legendary artists in residence are no exceptions: Twyla Tharp & Arturo O’Farrill.<br />


Pioneering dancer-choreographer Twyla<br />

Tharp has been an Artist in Residence<br />

at <strong>the</strong> <strong>Harlem</strong> <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Arts</strong> since<br />

November 2012. Ms. Tharp will create<br />

work, rehearse her dancers, present<br />

community open rehearsals and<br />

performances, <strong>of</strong>fer pr<strong>of</strong>essional dance<br />

master classes and workshop intensives,<br />

and work with <strong>HSA</strong> dance students (see<br />

Twyla Tharp Workshop on page 18).<br />

With a career spanning some 47 years,<br />

Twyla Tharp is among <strong>the</strong> most seminal<br />

and groundbreaking dancerchoreographers<br />

in <strong>the</strong> world, and <strong>HSA</strong> is<br />

honored to bring her level <strong>of</strong> artistry to <strong>the</strong> <strong>School</strong>. Known for dances that combine<br />

creativity, wit and technical precision coupled with a streetwise nonchalance,<br />

Twyla Tharp’s work expands <strong>the</strong> boundaries <strong>of</strong> American ballet and modern dance.<br />

She has choreographed more than 135 dances, five Hollywood movies and<br />

directed and choreographed four Broadway shows. Ms. Tharp is <strong>the</strong> recipient <strong>of</strong> a<br />

Tony award, two Emmy awards, 19 honorary doctorates, <strong>the</strong> Vietnam Veterans <strong>of</strong><br />

America President’s award, <strong>the</strong> 2004 National Medal <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Arts</strong>, <strong>the</strong> 2008 Jerome<br />

Robbins Prize, and a 2008 Kennedy Center Honor.<br />

“I am very energized to have an excellent space, on a consistent basis and inspired<br />

by <strong>the</strong> cultural dynamism <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Harlem</strong> <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Arts</strong> community and look<br />

forward to <strong>the</strong> freedom to make what I feel is important”<br />

– Twyla Tharp<br />

Twyla Tharp Photo by Richard Avedon, Courtesy <strong>of</strong> <strong>The</strong> Richard Avedon Foundation<br />

Arturo O’Farrill Photo by John Abbott<br />


<strong>the</strong> Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra<br />

In April <strong>2013</strong>, Arturo O’Farrill and <strong>the</strong> Afro Latin<br />

Jazz Orchestra (ALJO) became <strong>the</strong> newest Artists<br />

in Residence at <strong>HSA</strong>. Arturo O’Farrill — pianist,<br />

composer, educator, and founder <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> nonpr<strong>of</strong>it<br />

Afro Latin Jazz Alliance, was born in Mexico, grew<br />

up in New York, and was educated at <strong>the</strong> Manhattan<br />

<strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> Music, Brooklyn College Conservatory, and<br />

<strong>the</strong> Aaron Copland <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> Music at Queens College.<br />

Mr. O’Farrill developed as a solo performer,<br />

collaborating with great artists, including Dizzy<br />

Gillespie, Steve Turre, Freddy Cole, <strong>The</strong> Fort Apache<br />

Band, Lester Bowie, Wynton Marsalis, and Harry<br />

Belafonte.<br />

Arturo is <strong>the</strong> son <strong>of</strong> jazz legend Chico O’Farrill, regarded as <strong>the</strong> king <strong>of</strong> Latin jazz big bands<br />

and largely responsible for <strong>the</strong> emergence <strong>of</strong> Afro-Cuban Jazz in <strong>the</strong> late 1940s and early<br />

1950s. Arturo’s first 3 albums with <strong>the</strong> Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, earned earned 2<br />

GRAMMY® nominations and a GRAMMY® Award for Best Latin Jazz Album in 2009. Arturo<br />

is a Steinway artist and an educator, who has taught master classes, seminars, and<br />

workshops throughout <strong>the</strong> world for students and teachers <strong>of</strong> all levels.<br />

<strong>The</strong> ALJO is <strong>the</strong> resident orchestra <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> nonpr<strong>of</strong>it Afro Latin Jazz Alliance, established by<br />

Arturo O’Farrill in 2007 and a partner project <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> Fund for <strong>the</strong> City <strong>of</strong> New York. ALJO’s<br />

partnership with <strong>HSA</strong> brings with it <strong>the</strong> potential for expanded arts education in <strong>Harlem</strong> and<br />

community performance opportunities.<br />

“We recognize <strong>HSA</strong>’s extraordinary legacy and its vital presence…Both organizations are<br />

united through a shared belief in <strong>the</strong> power <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> arts to educate, illuminate and bring<br />

community toge<strong>the</strong>r. We are especially excited to be located in <strong>Harlem</strong>, a community whose<br />

history is intertwined with <strong>the</strong> development <strong>of</strong> Jazz in our city.” - ALJA (Afro Latin Jazz<br />

Alliance)<br />



STAFF<br />

Yvette L. Campbell<br />

President & CEO<br />

Amadea Edwards<br />

Director <strong>of</strong> Operations<br />

Kim Chan<br />

Director <strong>of</strong> Development<br />

Melissa Skinner<br />

Director <strong>of</strong> Sales and Marketing<br />

Bing Su<br />

Comptroller<br />

Ronald K. Alexander<br />

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

Bethany Czerny<br />

Manager, Student Services & Registration<br />

Al Grant<br />

Security Supervisor<br />

Erica Green<br />

Individual Giving Manager<br />

Emily Jackson<br />

Institutional Giving Manager<br />

Christopher Keremidas<br />

Director, ARTScape Summer Camp<br />

& Educational Outreach<br />

Gina Lee<br />

Business Manager<br />

Aubrey Lynch II<br />

Dance Director<br />

Musical <strong>The</strong>atre Director<br />

Byron McCray<br />

Brand Manager & Graphic Designer<br />

Ana Ruiz-Castillo<br />

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

Willie Teacher<br />

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

Judith Insell<br />

Music Director<br />

List as <strong>of</strong> June <strong>2013</strong><br />


CONTACT us<br />

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Fax: (212) 491-6913<br />

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To Donate<br />

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Produced by<br />

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

Erwin Penland<br />

Photography by<br />

Adjani<br />

Christine Butler<br />

Patrick Carter<br />

Lisa Hancock<br />

Ruedi H<strong>of</strong>mann<br />

Guiliana Mackler<br />

Byron McCray<br />

Paul Matsumoto<br />

Kaitland O’Bryan<br />

Radiant Smalls<br />

Emile Wamsteker<br />

Graphic Design & Layout by:<br />

Byron McCray<br />

Printing by:<br />

Patane Press Inc., NYC<br />

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