Milligan to host Fine Arts Summer Academy for high school students

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, TN (Nov. 9, 2012) — The fourth annual Milligan College Fine Arts Summer Academy for high school students will be held June 16-21. Options are available in music, theater and digital media (photography, videography and graphic design).

Taught by Milligan faculty, the programs include hands-on workshops and lessons, evening activities, morning devotions and fun outings to local destinations. Participants may also choose to earn dual enrollment credit at no additional cost.

“The academy is a time of self-discovery and creativity,” said Dr. Carrie Swanay, chair of the Area of Performing, Visual, and Communicative Arts. “The students always learn a lot and have fun at the same time.”

The week culminates in a talent showcase on Friday, June 21, at 6 p.m. The performance is free and open to family and friends.

Students have the option of staying on campus in a residence hall or commuting as a day student. The residential students have fun evening activities and get to experience a taste of college life and interaction with Milligan students, who serve as counselors and staff.

The cost is $500 for residential students or $400 for day students. Students who register by April 15 will receive a $25 discount. Tennessee residents may qualify for a grant through the Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship Program to help offset the cost of the arts academy. The grant application deadline is May 1.

Dawn Gentry will serve as the director of the arts academy. Gentry holds a Master of Arts degree in practical ministries from Cincinnati Christian University, and she recently relocated to East Tennessee to attend Emmanuel Christian Seminary. She has 11 years of experience as children’s ministry director at Post Road Christian Church in Indianapolis and was responsible for more than 200 volunteers in children’s, first impressions and involvement ministries.

For complete details and registration information, visit or contact or 800.262.8337.

Posted by on November 9, 2012.