Investing in the potential of our youth is at the core of the Long Center's Educational Programs. We are fiercely devoted to helping each young person unlock and realize their full potential. Through our coordinated programs, thousands of students each year will develop the crucial building blocks that lead to success.
Impact StatementFor Ausinites of every background, the Long Center is the community gathering place that offers the most diverse programming and stunning views of the city so that together, they can experience remarkable entertainment and live arts.
Needs StatementThe Long Center's Education programs consist of Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards (GAHSMTA), College Audition Program, Summer Stock Austin and Texas Arts Project.
Your gift through Amplify Austin helps pay for:
- Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards (GAHSMTA): Local high school students receive greater visibility and recognition for their outstanding performances and productions. This program shines a spotlight on arts education in the Greater Austin area.
- Summer Stock Austin (SSA) is a unique program in the US, where high school students work alongside college students and industry professionals to hone their craft. All participants learn both acting, technical and administrative skills during this six-week program. The final product is three fully-staged Broadway-style productions.
- College Audition Program (CAP): Prepares students for their college audition to get into a musical theater program. Students receive individual instruction and personalized training to ensure the best results.
-Texas Arts Project (TAP): Is a theater and film residential camp for middle school and high school students. Participants "deep dive" into their respective discipline and learn new skills. This program culminates in a film screening evening and a fully-staged production.
-Charles G. Hobby
...I believe that the Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards [at the Long Center] are truly a life-changing event for many students. It is an empowering, inspiring, and best of all, incredibly fun night. I think with the support of your organization, the Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards can continue having an amazing impact on the Austin-area community. I want other students to feel the same passionate way that I felt doing the GAHSMTAs for many more years to come!
Long Center volunteers are committed to engaging with our guests. Our Volunteers know that they are an important part of the guest's overall Long Center experience, and are committed to the service part of Guest Services! They set the Austin standard for excellent customer service. If you like people and performances, we invite you to become a Long Center Volunteer!