LHSKC Sophomore Admitted to Fine Arts Academy

Carol Lynn Chartier is Accepted into the MFAA
Posted on 03/23/2017
Carol Lynn Chartier

Lutheran High Sophomore Carol Lynn Chartier was recently accepted into the 2017 Missouri Fine Arts Academy.

Carol Lynn worked with Lauran Delancy on solo Handbell ringing and then submitted a videotape of her performance to the Fine Arts Academy as an audition for admission.

The Missouri Fine Arts Academy is an intensive, residential interdisciplinary arts program for high school sophomores and juniors in the following disciplines: Creative Writing, Dance, Instrumental Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, and Vocal Music. The Academy is a three-week summer residential program for highly motivated student artists. It offers an intensive schedule of classes in interdisciplinary and discipline-specific arts, and a wide range of co-curricular activities. MFAA is conducted with the support and cooperation of Missouri State University, and is funded through program fees, grants, endowments, scholarships, and private donations.

Students who attend MFAA are automatically enrolled in IDS101/Interdisciplinary Seminar at Missouri State University at no additional cost, and receive three hours college credit upon successful completion of the MFAA program. This credit is generally transferable to any college or university program.

The concept of the Missouri Fine Arts Academy grew out of an interest in providing an opportunity and level of support necessary to challenge, motivate, and empower Missouri's most talented arts students to become future state arts leaders. In 1994, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) requested that the Missouri Alliance for Arts Education convene and fund an Arts Academy Advisory Committee to visit and assess governor's schools for the arts in four different states. States visited include Arkansas, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Following the onsite visits, a plan was developed that proposed a residential, state-affiliated academy designed to provide outstanding students in the arts an opportunity for in-depth study in a chosen arts discipline. During the 1995 legislative session, the arts academy concept was accepted and its funding approved.

Lutheran High School congratulates Carol Lynn on her accomplishment.