For the 12th year, Transylvania hosted the Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts on our urban campus. The state’s most talented young artists from 49 counties spent June 19-July 9 receiving top-level training through daily seminars, master classes, lectures, hands-on workshops, and field trips to various arts attractions in central Kentucky.
This year’s GSA class was comprised of 225 juniors and seniors from all regions of the Commonwealth who received instruction in nine disciplines: architecture, creative writing, dance, drama, instrumental music, musical theater, new media, visual art, and vocal music.
More than 4,250 students from all 120 counties have attended the 24-year-old GSA program following a highly demanding selection process. Each year, more than 1,500 students apply for one of the available scholarships, valued at more than $3,000. This year more than 1,700 applied—a record number. Transylvania is among 20 colleges and universities that offer scholarships to GSA alumni.