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A Note from Founding Accademia dell'Arte Director, Scott McGehee

scottAccademia dell’Arte is conceived as a vibrant community of performing artists, musicians, scholars and students working within an environment dedicated to training, researching and experimenting to realize individual goals and collaborative projects.

The location of the school in Arezzo with its beautiful facilities at Villa Godiola and the proximity of a host of vibrant performing venues, from the Teatro Petrarca–a classical opera house–to the historic piazzas and churches of Tuscany, will enable students to come into close contact with professional actors, directors, musicians, technicians and numerous artists that make up the world of European theatre and performance.

Students will experience a rigorous education that takes place in an atmosphere that encourages individual expression and experimentation. This provides students with the skills and techniques that form the fundamental basis from which excellence and creativity can emerge. At Accademia dell’Arte we understand that the life of the artist is a lifelong journey and expresses one of the most essential needs of humanity: the need to create. As creativity is a fundamental need in society, we encourage our students to be engaged by creating art that is both for and of the community.

Our hopes are that our students will also take in consideration their political and social climate, and that our courses allow them to dream beyond the spiritless rhythms of daily life through their art.

We welcome you both as a student and a collaborator in our community.

Scott McGehee, PhD
Founding Director