Sem Creative Arts Inaugural Open House planned for April 28, 29


KINGSTON – Students and families interested in participating in a new summer arts program are invited to attend Wyoming Seminary’s Summer at Sem Creative Arts Inaugural Open House on Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29 at the Kirby Center for Creative Arts, 260 N. Sprague Ave.

The weekend, which includes four masterclasses, is free and open to the public and will kick off with the Wyoming Seminary Civic Symphony Concert at 7:30 p.m. April 28. The performance will be followed by a reception and an opportunity to meet the directors who will headline the Summer at Sem Creative Arts program this summer.

Sunday’s Open House will begin with registration from 12:30 to 1 p.m. and includes a tour of Sem’s Kirby Center. Guests will have an opportunity to learn more about the courses being offered, meet program directors and attend free masterclasses in dance, led by Opus I Contemporary co-director Tim Early; theater, led by Western Michigan University voice faculty Jeremiah Downs; vocal music with Sem’s music department chair John Vaida; and instrumental music, led by Michigan Philharmonic clarinetist Lisa Rashiatore.

All attendees are invited to walk next door to the Buckingham Performing Arts Center at 3 p.m. to see a matinee of the Wyoming Seminary Players’ spring performance of “The Mousetrap” by Agatha Christie.

Registration for Sem’s Creative Arts Open House is requested. For more information, or to register for these free events, call the Summer Programs Office at 570-270-2161 or visit