arts-X-press Applications 2023 are Now Open!

arts-X-press is Pacific Symphony’s summer arts immersion program where incoming 7th, 8th, and 9th graders come together to explore the arts, nourish their sense of self, and make lasting friendships. At arts-X-press, everyone gets the opportunity to play music, sing, act, dance, make art and write—all in a supportive and non-competitive environment.

During camp, students get to:

  • Live and eat meals on Concordia University Irvine’s campus
  • Take in professional performances
  • Explore the arts through daily hands-on workshops
  • Collaborate with peers
  • Express themselves creatively

Session 1 runs July 9 – 14, 2023 (Sunday – Friday), and Session 2: July 16 – 21, 2023 (Sunday – Friday).

The full tuition for arts-X-press is $850 which covers all costs for the program including room, board and performance tickets. Applications for financial aid will be sent with acceptance letters. Financial aid is available to all students, based on need, and Pacific Symphony is committed to making it possible for all accepted students to attend. NO student will ever be turned away from arts-X-press for financial reasons.

“This program is perfect for kids who want to express their talent and connect with people who have passion for art. When I came to arts-X-press, I felt safe and connected to people […] I felt like I belonged here.” –arts-X-press student

Nominate a Student for arts-X-press!

To provide this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to as many students as we can, we need the help of people like YOU! Whether you are a parent, teacher, tutor, arts administrator, or just someone with an arts-loving middle schooler in your life, you are an invaluable resource for connecting us to terrific, creative kids.

Student Nomination Form

To learn more, visit: where you can apply, view a video about the program, and find answers to frequently asked questions. You can also attend one of our virtual arts-X-press info sessions on Wednesday, March 8 at 7:00pm (Pacific Time) or Saturday, March 11 at 10:00am (Pacific Time) by registering online.

 Follow arts-X-press on Instagram @artsxpress for the latest news and updates about the program!

arts-X-press Applications 2023 are Now Open!

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