The Iowa State Center's Martha-Ellen Tye Performing Arts Institute is proud to once again offer OnStage! as an opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to explore and learn more about the world of performing arts. Requirements for the program are: Write an application essay explaining why you want to take part and what you expect to gain from the program Attend all 6 selected performances* Write a brief essay sharing your impressions following each performance Submit an 'end-of-season' essay telling what you have gained from your experience To introduce a representative variety of the performing arts, the following shows have been selected: VARIETY: Cirque Mei, Wednesday, October 2 at 7pm POPULAR: The Kingdom Choir, Monday, October 7 at 7pm DANCE: Ailey II, Wednesday, November 13 at 7:30pm BROADWAY: Finding Neverland, Friday, February 14 at 7:30pm WORLD MUSIC: Choor, Friday, February 21 at 7pm CLASSICAL MUSIC: Siberian State Symphony Orchestra, Monday, March 2 at 7:30pm You will be given background information and a ticket before each performance. Following each performance, there will be a short reception with an artist from the production or a local expert to discuss the show. For more information about selected performances, visit the Iowa State Center website. *Please check your calendars carefully and identify potential conflicts now. Unexcused absences or late papers may be cause for program dismissal. 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Consent* I agree to the statements below.I agree to attend all six performances* (transportation not provided) and write a brief reaction paper following each performance plus a final reflection summarizing my experience. I understand that these reflections will be hosted on a website accesible to teachers and peers in the program and they may be excerpted in Iowa State Center printed materials.