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SUNY Broome will hold its first-ever Summer Art Institute at the Roberson Museum and Science Center in downtown Binghamton.

The two-part series features nine days of art, followed by nine days of music. Participants are invited to take one or both sessions.

“Exposure to the dynamic passion of the arts is a great way to engage one’s mind during the summer months,” said SUNY Broome Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer Francis Battisti. “SUNY Broome’s resident artists are offering the first annual Summer Arts Institute to share with the greater community the experience of an intensive exposure to music and the fine arts. Students will be able to enhance and accelerate the achievement of their academic goals by participating in this exciting Institute.”

From July 6 to 9 and 13 to 17, follow your interests in ART 151: Special Topics in art. Courses can be any study that involves specialized work in the fine arts or related fields, such as architecture. Classes meet for periods shorter than a full semester, and can be in studio or lecture format.

From July 20 to 23 and 27 through 31, explore the Giants of Music in MUS 295. This course will explore master composers Bach, Mozart and Beethoven, along with 20th century greats Aaron Copland and Louis Armstrong, in an interactive classroom that will help you develop critical listening skills. Afternoon sessions will include live performances from some of the area’s finest musicians.

Due to special arrangements, these two courses are offered at a 42% discount on traditional tuition. Earn 3 credits in two weeks or earn 6 credits in four weeks. The credits apply to most degree programs. Summer housing is also available on the SUNY Broome campus; call (607) 778-5307 for housing opportunities.

Quick registration is available; go to www.sunybroome.edu/summerarts to get started.

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