The Goucher Center for Graduate and Continuing Studies will implement the nation's first limited-residency master of arts in arts administration program beginning next August. Application deadline is March 16.
Tailored for working professionals who cannot pursue traditional, campus-based graduate study, the program provides students with the courses necessary to manage and lead cultural institutions within their communities. The majority of the courses are conducted electronically or by telecommunications.
On-campus residency requirements are limited to two-week summer sessions.
Required courses in the program include financial management, leadership and strategic thinking, public relations and marketing, arts law, business technology and the arts in rural and urban communities.
Electives include managing community arts organizations, arts administration in urban cultures, and planning and managing new ventures in the arts. Forty credit hours are required for graduation.
For further information, call 410-337-6200 or 800-697-4646.
The Marian B. Copeland Theater of the College of Notre Dame is sponsoring an acting seminar with actor and casting director Bill Dance from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 15 and again Dec. 16 on campus, 4701 N. Charles St.
Dance, of Los Angeles, has worked on more than 200 films, including "Jerry Maguire," "Steel Magnolias" and "Leaving Las Vegas."
During the seminar, Dance will use storytelling and personal disclosure to help actors develop their dramatic potential.
He will also provide practical information on developing and sustaining a successful career in acting.
Advance registration is required. The cost is $50.
For more information, call 410-592-8545 or 410-764-0975.
"The Baltimore Community and its African-American Art and Artists" is the topic of a free lunch-time art lecture by Camay Murphy at noon Dec. 5 at the University System of Maryland Downtown Baltimore Center, 10 Hopkins Plaza.
Murphy will discuss public art, including murals and statues, created by prominent African-American artists. She will also provide a map of the locations of the artworks.
The program is part of a series of free art lectures sponsored by Coppin State College and the USM/DBC.
For more information, call 410-625-9212, Ext. 17.
Kennedy Center wrap-up
Holiday designer Christopher Radko is turning the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington into a visual holiday gift to the nation.
The designer is wrapping the exterior of the building in holiday splendor with a 10-foot-wide ribbon, topped off with large red bows near the north and south entrances.
Inside, visitors and patrons will stroll through a wonderland of ornament-laden trees and displays depicting significant moments in the Kennedy Center's 27-year history.
The first designer ever to be invited to participate in the Kennedy Center's holiday decorating, Radko also created a star ornament to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Kennedy Center Honors, given for a lifetime of significant work in the performing arts. The ornament is available in the center's gift shop.
For more information, call 202-467-4600.
WJZ art competition
Artists have until Dec. 1 to submit slides of their work for WJZ's second annual "On Time Art Competition." Eight winning artists will have their work showcased for a month at the television station's public affairs show "On Time," aired from 11 a.m. to 11: 30 a.m. Sundays.
Sculpted work and hanging art will be considered. Sculptures must not be larger than 18 inches high and 12 inches wide and weigh 10 pounds or less. Hanging art can be no larger than 4 feet by 4 feet and weigh no more than 8 pounds. All artwork must be suitable for family viewing.
The competition is sponsored in conjunction with ArtShow International, organizers of the contest. Interested artists, age 18 and older, should obtain an application form from ArtShow International and return the completed form along with slides and a $25 application fee. Winners will be notified by Dec. 15.
For an application or further information, call 410-332-7311.
Fell's Point Corner Theatre. "The Maids" and "After Magritte." 7: 30 p.m. tomorrow at 251 S. Ann St. Needed for "The Maids" are three women -- one age 25 and two ages 25-35. Needed for "After Magritte" are three men, ages 35-50, and two women -- one 35-40 and the other 60-80. Call 410-466-8341.
The Spotlighters. "Pageant." Needed are seven men. Come prepared with 16 measures of up-tempo music. 6 p.m. to 7: 30 p.m. Nov. 30 for host -- one man, aged 40-50; 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Dec. 1 for "ladies" -- six men, ages 20-40. 817 St. Paul St. Call 410-366-0396.
Jewish Community Center's Primetime Players. "The New Kosher Musical Revue." 2 p.m. Dec. 1 at 5700 Park Heights Ave. Older adult performers, singers and dancers are needed. Call 410-542-4900.
Heritage Players. "Little Mary Sunshine," musical comedy. 7: 30 p.m. Dec. 1 and Dec. 3, Catonsville United Methodist Church, 6 Melvin Ave. Needed are nine men and eight women, ages 20-30; three men and one woman over 40. All roles open. Bring a prepared song and be ready to read from script. Call 410-665-7194 after 9 p.m.
Upper Chesapeake Chorus, Sweet Adelines International. Women's four-part harmony chorus has openings in all sections. The group rehearses Monday evenings in Bel Air. Call 410-838-0921 or 410-877-7314.
Pub Date: 11/23/97