Prep Department Students Place at Arts Magnets

Ekko Annie Greenbaum, center, who has been accepted at Bak Middle School of the Arts, instructs younger Preparatory Department students at a recent recital.

Palm Beach Atlantic’s Preparatory Department recently announced a list of its students who had won, through audition, acceptance into fine arts magnet schools in Palm Beach County.

Selected to attend Bak Middle School of the Arts are Sarah Coleman (violin), Jay Coleman (violin and viola), Gerrit Felton (cello), Ekko Annie Greenbaum (dance), Victoria Mittner (viola), Juan Plaza (viola), Rachel Rose (violin) and Marissie Taylor (dance).

The Dreyfoos School of the Arts selected Christina Bacon (waiting list for dance), Daniel Hardwick (cello), Clara Roses (violin), Elisabeth Schreiber (violin) and Cameren Williams (viola).

The University’s Preparatory Department provides weekly individual and group instruction in music and dance to children and youth ages 3 to 18. Curricula are available in violin, viola, cello, piano, organ, harp, flute, trumpet, voice, ballet, jazz and modern dance. In addition, group classes in piano, music theory and string ensemble are provided. Preparatory Department instructors all have advanced degrees in music or dance, and are active performers in such organizations as the Florida Grand Opera, Miami City Ballet, Palm Beach Opera, Naples Philharmonic, Atlanta Symphony and Cleveland Orchestra.

Preparatory hours are Monday through Friday 3 - 8 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Patrick Clifford is director of the Preparatory Department and Kathleen Klein is the director of the dance program. For additional information, call (561) 803-2400 or visit: