• Important Notice:  Due to COVID-19, 2021 ST-ARTS auditions will be virtual.  The orientation has a virtual option for parents if they do not want to visit the campus on May 15.
    ST-Arts is a program co-sponsored by the Winthrop University College of Visual and Performing Arts and the participating school districts from York and Lancaster counties. This program, which serves 290 gifted and talented students in the arts in grades 6-8 and will convene at Winthrop from June 28 through July 16, 2021 for its annual program. The participating school districts are Clover, Fort Mill, Lancaster, Rock Hill, and York.

    A professional faculty of over 45 artists/ teachers in the four visual and performing arts (dance, music, drama, and visual arts) is drawn from a pool of nationally known performing artists, the SC Arts Commission Artists Roster, master teachers from public and private schools, and the Winthrop University faculty. This diverse faculty directs the students through a multi-faceted curriculum from daily during the 3-week program (actual times to be determined).

    Parent Information:

    • There is no cost for students to attend this program.
    • Auditions - will be virtual and will be completed by February 15, 2021.

    Audition Information:

    When and where will auditions take place? 
    Auditions will take place virtually - please see link below for flyer with additional details.

    How do I know I am selected or not selected to participate in the ST-ARTS program? All students who auditioned will be notified by mail approximately 2 weeks following the auditions. 

    Where does the ST-Arts program take place? The summer ST-Arts program is held on the campus at Winthrop University the week of June 28 - July 16, 2021 weekdays only, from 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM. 

    There will be one (1) Saturday workshop at Winthrop (a virtual option will be available for parents who are not able to come in person):

    • May 15, 2021 (time to be announced)

    Parents must submit a Nomination Form for their child.  An online Nomination Form will be available soon.

    Nomination forms MUST BE RECEIVED BY January 22, 2021 (Nominations returned after this date will not be accepted).

    For more information you may contact Dr. Latoya Dixon, Director of Elementary Education.   803-684-9916