The Academy Center of the Arts would like to thank our summer 2016 intern class. They were great to work with and helped us serve our community through arts and culture. We are currently looking for fall interns interested in marketing and design, theatre management, and education. Please contact Evan Smith, Director of Community Outreach about applying to join the Academy team at 434-528-3556 x114.
Isaac graduated from E. C. Glass High School, and he will be attending Shenandoah Conservatory in the fall. He is pursuing a bachelors in Music Therapy, with a jazz implied major. Isaac has been involved at the Academy Center of Arts for three years. He has helped support the Academy’s summer children’s theatre camps and has played the piano for many local events.
Riley is a rising junior at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD), but Lynchburg has always been her home. Although her main goal is to become a House Manager of a theater one day, she is also interested in learning the general operations and business sides of arts administration. Riley also has a passion for performing and composing music. She is currently a member of an all-female acapella group at UCSD, where she will be serving as PR and External Vice President this year.
Lena is a rising junior at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business. She is pursuing a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Arts & Entertainment Management. This past spring semester she studied abroad through the Randolph at Reading program at Randolph College. In addition to her work at the Academy Center she has sung at St. John’s Episcopal throughout the summer in the parish choir.
Zach is a philosophy major and a rising junior at Randolph College. In the upcoming year he intends to take up a minor in American Culture. Zach is from the Lynchburg area and graduated from Brookville High School, where his appreciation of art began. At Randolph, Zach has taken classes on communication studies, studio art, and practical reasoning. Desiring to make himself more marketable, his interest in culture led Zach to his internship in community outreach.
Kirstin is a sophomore at Virginia Tech where she is majoring in Theatre Arts and is planning to minor in Business Leadership and Psychology. While following her dreams of performance, Kirstin is interested in learning about the business and instruction side of theatre. With its wide range of activities and events in the arts, the Academy has provided the perfect opportunity for her to learn.
Abby is a rising senior at Amherst County High School. She is very involved with theatre at her school, and she hopes to major in theatre with a concentration in education in college. Helping with children’s camps this summer has been a wonderful opportunity for Abby to further explore two things she loves – working with children and musical theatre!