EMPIRE STATE COLLEGE AND YHF

The Yip Harburg Foundation is in partnership with Empire State College!

AFRO-LATIN MUSICAL THEATER WORKSHOP SPRING 2016

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December 18, 2015

Applications are being accepted for the Empire State College (ESC) – Yip Harburg Foundation’s (YHF) unique undergraduate degree in Musical Theatre studies, a resource partnership for musical theatre training at Empire State College Metropolitan Center.  The degree unites theatre professionals as mentors with students wishing to design their own degrees.

The partnership offers students a unique B.A. in the Arts that reflects their interest in Musical Theatre. ESC degrees are designed for students who need maximum flexibility, including older students returning to college after a hiatus or who are studying part time around work or family commitments.  The degree allows students to “do it their own way” without time constraints.  Its strengths include affordability, the opportunity to study with a wide variety of peers, mentorship of one-on-one advisers and the proximity New York City’s vast cultural resources. This enhances the curriculum, since the City becomes a “rich classroom,” providing an array of experiences and activities, which can be utilized for credit as students work toward their degrees. Students profit from the college’s flexible approach to learning and the opportunity to earn college credit through work and life experience.

SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE

Since the 2013-14 academic year, the Yip Harburg Foundation has donated $4,000 annually for scholarships to the program.  Applicants may be present or aspiring performers, directors/choreographers and designers from virtually any part of the musical theatre business.

This program is an affirmation of the Yip Harburg values and was developed in collaboration with Cynthia Ward, Dean of ESC’s Metropolitan Center and Deena R. Harburg, Executive Vice – President of the Yip Harburg Foundation.

The benefits of Musical Theatre studies are not limited to the trade.  It can build self-esteem, confidence, collaborative and communicative skills that are useful in public speaking, business and teaching in almost any line of work and life.