Cello Lab Miami at New World School of the Arts offers two-week online cello intensive

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cellolab prCello Lab Miami at New World School of the Arts, a virtual summer intensive lead by NWSA faculty member Dr. Bryan Hayslett, will be offered online, providing cello students an opportunity to further their musical growth over the summer and meet peers from around the country. The two-week program offers daily technique warm ups, supervised practice time, peak performance workshops, and weekly lessons with Dr. Hayslett.
NWSA Dean of Music, Dr. Daniel Andai, states that he “is very proud of the faculty who are overcoming challenges created by Covid-19 in creative and artistic ways. Dr. Hayslett’s innovative Cello Lab Miami at New World School of the Arts is a prime example of the type of programming that can enthusiastically and responsibly keep music alive in Miami for current students and community members.”
"Without summer festivals, students are missing important networking opportunities and motivation to practice while school is not in session. Cello Lab Miami will provide these vital benefits, while introducing the studio to top teachers and performers around the country. Not only does this program support our students in a time when we are unable to meet in person, it also adds a new program to grow the NWSA community" said Dr. Hayslett.
Enrolled students will learn from guest artists in master classes and presentations and will get to know each other through virtual social events. Guest artists are cellists Jean-Michel Fonteneau (of San Francisco Conservatory) and Nick Photinos (of the Grammy-winning Eighth Blackbird). Events take place daily June 15-27. 
Cello Lab Miami at New World School of the Arts:
• June 15-27, 2020. Monday- Friday. 10 AM-5 PM
• Eligibility: High school and College students (recent graduates accepted)
• Requirements: Internet connection that supports video chatting. Device with microphone and camera
• Application are accepted online: https://www.bryanhayslett.com/cellolab
• Tuition for the two-week program is $600 per student. Scholarships are available
• Information about tuition and scholarship opportunities: Dr. Bryan Hayslett at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dynamic, captivating, engaging online college commencement ceremony celebrates class of 2020 Tuesday, may 26 @ 2pm, live on youtube

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New World School of the Arts is set to host a virtual commencement ceremony to celebrate the NWSA College graduating Class of 2020, amid the Coronavirus school closings. NWSA has created an online event that will be available via the internet and will be broadcast live via YouTube giving students, parents, friends and family the opportunity to engage during the live chat in celebration of the graduates.
“This year's commencement ceremony will be like none other in the history of this institution and unlike anything our graduates have seen. Our students have persevered through years of education and rigorous artistic training and for many this represents the culmination of their hard work at this stage in their lives. We’re not only excited to share this momentous occasion with them, their parents, mentors, family, and friends, but also, we’re thrilled to celebrate the unwavering resolve they have dedicated to their craft while at New World School of the Arts. It’s their time to shine and it’s our honor and privilege to offer them a celebration they will forever hold dear to their heart as they embark, full of hope in a world that has become vastly different than from when they began their journey at NWSA,” said Dr. Jeffrey Hodgson, Provost and CEO of New World School of the Arts.
The New World School of the Arts college commencement ceremony will premiere on Tuesday, May 26 at 2 PM on the New World School of the Arts YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChDOMrN5mkqlJ2eU-lfYcKQ
The link can also be found at https://nwsa.mdc.edu/ and NWSA’s social media channels.

“e•qui•lib•ri•a” 2020 Visual Arts BFA Exhibition to be Presented as a Virtual Show for the First Time in the History of New World School of the Arts

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The New World School of the Arts Visual Arts BFA Exhibition, EQUILIBRIA, will be presented virtually for the first time in the history of NWSA. Featuring the work of the 25 artists in the college graduating class of 2020, these exceptional and determined artists have completed their undergraduate careers during the time of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Within one month of preparations, the students, along with their faculty and lead by NWSA Dean of Visual Arts, John Slepian, have completed a full interactive website showcasing their work, bios, statements and some even including detailed renderings of how their work might be experienced in live surroundings.
The NWSA Visual Arts BFA website launches on Friday, May 15 with a Zoom party to celebrate the accomplishments of the groups four year educational journey at NWSA. Thereafter, the website will be live for guests to enjoy without a closure date.
The NWSA Visual Arts BFA website will go live at 5 PM at https://www.nwsavisualartsbfa.com/

The spotlight shines on NWSA as students showcase artistry in motion with Rising Stars

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Rising Stars Parade photo of actors.New World School of the Arts, South Florida’s premier arts conservatory located in downtown Miami, presents its annual signature showcase Rising Stars, a professionally staged, energy packed, one-of-a-kind performance. Presented by the extraordinary students of the NWSA high school and college programs, the showcase begins at the New World Gallery with a juried visual arts show featuring impressive student artworks. The exhibition, as diverse as the school population, includes painting, drawing, design, sculpture, digital media and installations. The evening continues just a few blocks away at the historic Olympia Theater with a pre-performance VIP Reception to welcome guests to this artistic landmark. Following the reception, the performance showcases dance, music, and theater excerpts from works performed during the school year.

Maestro Francesco Lotoro to present Make Art Work lecture to NWSA music students about his Holocaust-era music findings

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Lotoro press release picture.The New World School of the Arts Music Division has engaged Italian composer and pianist Maestro Francesco Lotoro, to address the students of the NWSA Music Division during an upcoming Make Art Work (MAW) session. The dialogue will center around his life-changing findings to which he has dedicated the last three decades of his life – a collection of more than 8,000 music compositions conceived and written in concentration campus during the Holocaust and WW2.

“NWSA students, particularly those registered in the history and theory courses, will be attending this MAW lecture and I can’t imagine a more pertinent lesson to them than these discoveries that enhance the work, relevance, and importance for NWSA’s existence for artistic education in our community,” said Dr. Daniel Andai, Dean of Music at New World School of the Arts.

Francesco Lotoro, who is coming to Miami to visit Holocaust survivors, will hold the lecture on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 9 AM. Miami Dade College Wolfson Auditorium. 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Room 1261, Miami. Free and open to the public.

The musical Parade takes center stage this month

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Parade play press release photo.The New World School of the Arts college music theater students take to the stage this month with the Broadway musical PARADE, book by Alfred Uhry with music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown. Under the direction of NWSA faculty member Sam Osheroff, the play will highlight the artistic talent of the College sophomore, junior and senior music theater students. “The themes of Parade are particularly resonant in our current American political climate. Racial and cultural prejudice, scapegoating of "outsiders" and economic resentment fomented by unscrupulous politicians and exacerbated by the press are as depressingly relevant today as they were in 1913,” explained Osheroff.

Opening night for PARADE is on Friday, February 14; 7:30 PM at Louise O. Gerrits Theater. 25 NE 2nd Street, 8th Floor, downtown Miami.
Follow-up shows are on February 15, 21 and 22 at 7:30 PM and Sundays, February 16 and 23 at 2:00 PM.
Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors. Information at 305-237-3541.
Tickets may be purchased online sat http://nwsa.mdc.edu.

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