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Connecting CSU Students to Art

Dr. John Mayer
CSU Summer Arts Coordinator, CSU Stanislaus Theatre Professor

CSU Summer Arts is the best educational arts program I’ve ever been involved with, and my track record proves it, as I’ve been working in the program for the past 14 years. With my PhD in Theatre History and a previous professional career as an actor and director in and around Chicago’s famed theatres – Steppenwolf and Second City – I’ve been exposed to various arts programs throughout my life. But CSU Summer Arts has been one of the most fulfilling experiences of my career, both as a CSU professor and Summer Arts Coordinator. More …

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Connecting the Dots at CSU Summer Arts

By Ian James
Theatre Arts Student at Long Beach State


Students, faculty coordinators and guest artists share how
CSU Summer Arts has impacted their lives.

I came to Summer Arts expecting to learn the basics about musical theatre and stage combat, but I have taken away more than I could have ever imagined. As a transfer student to Long Beach State, I wasn’t able to develop the typical connections of students who dorm together or who met freshman year. Summer Arts allowed me to share that traditional college experience.

We all come here with one goal in mind: to become a better artist. We are immersed in art 24 hours a day, seven days a week and are constantly collaborating, sharing and pushing each other. More …

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