ARTIST EMPOWERED : college & career coaching in the Arts

2018 Summer Intensive Application is Now Open!

Spots available for students in Acting, Musical Theatre, Contemporary and Classical Voice

Summer Intensive Details

The Artist Empowered Summer Intensive 2018 program will offer expert Training for High-Schoolers Wanting to Study Performing Arts in College
July 16th-July 27th

Carnegie Mellon’s Claudia Benack, DePaul University’s Cameron Knight, and Columbia College Chicago’s Krisiti Bramlett among announced Faculty.

In our second year Artist Empowered Summer Intensive is designed for students ages 14 – 19, who aspire to study Performing Arts in college. Hosted by The School of Performing Arts (est. 1990) and running July 16 – 27, this two-week Intensive will bring together top professionals from across the country and in our own backyard of Chicago to create an individualized training opportunities for each discipline. Among program faculty announced to date are award-winning lyric soprano Claudia Benack, associate professor of voice at Carnegie Mellon University, and Cameron Knight, head of BFA Acting program at The Theatre School at DePaul University.

Concentrations will be offered in: Music Theatre; Acting; Contemporary and Classical Voice. Beyond developing the artistic capabilities students will accomplish individual goals, while focusing on courage, strength, craft development and artistry, along with the tenacity required to thrive in today’s artistic environment. This one-of-a-kind Intensive will be held in the heart of the city, utilizing the hallowed halls and studios of Chicago’s own Academy for the Arts.

This summer’s program will also boast the opportunity for housing at University Center, along with additional evening activities (workshops, sight-seeing, performance going). SPA: Artist Empowered may also be found leading workshops and exhibiting at the 2018 Illinois High School Theatre Festival January 11 – 13, 2018.

Submit by February 1st; Commit by March 6th for early-bird registration. Final Submissions due July 1st, 2018.

Click here to begin your 2018 Artist Empowered Summer Intensive Application: 2018 Artist Empowered Summer Intensive Application 


Artist Empowered specializes in college and career coaching services. We provide one on one consulting and advising for artists at every level. We ensure that every artist becomes & remains EMPOWERED!