The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

April 16, 2014

Five Enid, area students to attend Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain

By Phyllis Zorn, Staff Writer
Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Five students from Enid and the area will attend Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain in June.

Enid High School students Hope Gerhard and Michael Johnson will study choral music. Travon Prince, EHS; Mei Stone, Chisholm High School; and Katayla Mongold, Lahoma, were accepted for the orchestra program.

Each receives a full scholarship. Funding is provided by Oklahoma State Department of Education, Oklahoma Arts Council and foundations, corporations and individuals.

OSAI, scheduled for June 14-29, gives students an opportunity to study with award-winning artists of literary, performing and visual arts.

This year’s faculty includes Tomasz Golka, chief conductor of the Colombian National Symphony, and Dean Irby, former acting coach for the hit television series “The Cosby Show.”

Nearly 1,000 students auditioned statewide and 270 were accepted.

Oklahoma Arts Institute is a private, nonprofit organization developed in 1977 with a mission to provide multidisciplinary arts experiences that develop individual talent and inspire a lifelong passion for the arts.