are twelve day courses that examine and re-evaluate solo and ensemble presentation. Participants in each of the seminars can work and perform with a faculty of internationally recognized musicians who value continuing education as part of the music making process. This summer program and festival has included seminars for brass ensemble, flute, jazz improvisation, trumpet, voice & opera and collaborative piano.

The WORLD OF CHILDREN'S LITERATURE is a two-day seminar on children's literature, books and illustrations. The seminar ssi workshops and lectures covering topics for writers and teachers of children's literature. In 2002, we invited editors and agents of children's books and illustrations for manuscript critiques.

The ADIRONDACK ROUNDTABLE attracts scholars, political and cultural leaders, environmentalists and others to the Lake Placid region to participate in public forums. The Roundtable is chaired by Martin Stone and advised by a board of both year-round and seasonal residents. Funding for the program was also graciously supplied by the Lake Placid Educational Foundation.

The NEW DRAMATISTS are talented young playwrights from New York City will work in the Adirondacks as writers-in-residence. Their approaches to writing range from the lyrical and poetic, to social realism and political commentary. Since 1994, the residencies provide gifted playwrights with the time, space and tools to develop their craft so that they may fulfill their potential and make lasting contributions to American culture, specifically in the theatre arena.

The annual Poetry Contest or WORDS FROM THE WOODS is dedicated to the Adirondack youth who make our regional community a very special place. Many thanks to the educators, librarians, parents, and friends who inspire our youth to express their thoughts, feelings, and observations —- and make their voices heard.

PLACES OF THE SPIRIT is an exhibition of the work of four photographers commissioned by the Lake Placid Institute for the Arts and Humanities during the summer of 2001 to respond visually to sacred sites - churches, synagogues, burial grounds and other places of spirituality - within the Adirondack region.

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