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Academy of Visual and Performing Arts

Thank you for your interest in the Academy of Visual and Performing Arts Summer Music Programs!  We welcome your children to the beautiful La Sierra University campus to take part in a 2 week program covering a multitude of fun and educational classes. 

Now entering its fourth year, our Summer Music Program is divided into two sections. The Music Camp is designed for students in grades 3-6 with or without musical experience. We have a broad curriculum which will provide a wonderful exposure to musical performance, history, and even theory and composition. Students will be grouped into performing ensembles by experience. Those with little or no experience will have expert instruction in learning basic fundamentals  in classes such as  guitar, keyboard, recorder, handbells, ukulele, and singing in a choir. Students who do have a background in instrumental music will be able to perform in special chamber music ensembles, coached by our wonderful faculty. In addition to the daily music curriculum and ensembles, our young campers will be participating in a special arts and crafts class creating visual artwork focusing on a musical theme. And, every year, the children have enjoyed participating in our collaborative group project. This years theme will center on Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s brilliant opera The Magic Flute.

The Music Academy is for older students in grades 7-12. Acceptance into the Academy is more selective, as students must audition to be admitted. The program still features a core music curriculum of history, composition/theory and chorus, but has an increased emphasis on performance. Students will be involved in performing technique classes, seminars, masterclasses, performance forums, mock auditions, as well as daily chamber music rehearsals and coaching. Both the Music Camp and Music Academy will culminate with performances showcasing the talents of the students.  

What’s new this year is that all students will have access to a variety of music electives at no extra charge.  The electives will feature smaller class size with a more focused content, allowing students to continue to broaden their experience.

Also, we are very honored to have concert pianist Alpin Hong as a guest artist and clinician. Mr. Hong, trained at the Julliard School, is an engaging concert artist whose skills and creative energy will be sure to delight our students. You will not want to miss this opportunity!

Please look through the website pages for more detailed information, as well as the application, fees, and audition requirements for the Academy. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

We are looking forward to seeing all of you at La Sierra University this summer!!

Dr. Martin Glicklich


The Academy of Visual and Performing Arts (AVPA) at La Sierra University is committed to providing artistic instruction of the highest quality for students of all levels and ages in the community.  The Academy is devoted to fostering a learning environment that educates, inspires, engages and nurtures students in the development of a lifelong appreciation of the visual and performing arts.

Academy of Visual and Performing Arts Director

Dr. Martin Glicklich is the Director of the Academy of Visual and Performing Arts. He is also the director of the Summer Music Programs that are offered every June.

He is excited to be collaborating with both the Department of Art and Drama in creating this new academy through La Sierra University.

Dr. Glicklich is also a part of the music faculty of La Sierra University. He directs the flute ensemble and teaches private lessons.