The Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp (in Michigan) is one of the nation’s leading arts immersion camps. BLFAC is a non-profit summer school of the arts specializing in two-week arts programs for intermediate and high school students.
Because there is a strong tradition of highly qualified District 99 students attending Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, the institution actively recruits in our schools. Additionally, BLFAC sends a representative to our building each February to hear interested students play and sing. From those ‘mini auditions’ BLFAC frequently awards merit-based scholarships to attend the camp. This year’s BLFAC scholarship auditions will be held on Tuesday, February 9th during periods, 5B, 6, 7, 8 and for a short time after school. If you are interested in playing or singing a short audition for the BLFAC rep, please express your interest on a sign-up sheet in the Fine Arts Office (room 131). Please see Mrs. DePeder or your music teacher to sign up for a time.
What should you be prepared to play or sing in your audition? Plan to perform 2-3 min of music that you have been working on with a private music teacher, or in class. This could be an etude, a solo, or a piece of literature that you have really enjoyed studying. Pick something that shows off your abilities!
The Blue Lake representative will share some basic information with the student to take home to parents. In the meantime, you are encouraged to check out Blue Lake’s website at www.bluelake.org.
Many DGN musicians have received significant scholarships to attend Blue Lake as a result of these mini-auditions. Please consider this fabulous opportunity!