Three local students part of Governor’s School for Arts -AA

This summer, The Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA), a program of Kentucky Performing Arts (KPA), will virtually host 256 eager, young artists from every region of the commonwealth. 

This will include three individuals from Bullitt County.

Amid the novel coronavirus, GSA’s programming will take place online to prioritize student safety. 

During the three-week program, student-artists from 55 counties will be immersed in a rigorous schedule of daily online seminars, creative projects, master classes, and lectures. 

Instruction will be offered in nine disciplines: Architecture Design, Creative Writing, Dance, Drama, Instrumental Music, Musical Theatre, Film Photography, Visual Art and Vocal Music.

Since 1987, more than 6,400 young rising high school juniors and seniors have descended on a college campus setting to immerse themselves in an arts intensive environment, with cross-discipline learning, special guest artist performances and lectures, and the opportunity to access critical life-changing college scholarships. 

Participating from Bullitt County is:

*Hannah Young, of Bullitt East High School, Drama

*Jackson Griffee, of Christian Academy of Louisville, Mount Washington, Musical Theatre

*Eden Elwell, Homeschool, Visual Art

“Despite the obstacles thrown our way this year, we are thrilled to welcome a new class of Kentucky’s brightest young artists to the GSA family,” said Nick Covault, director of GSA. “Each year, GSA receives a competitive number of applicants who demonstrate an impressive repertoire of artistic excellence. Naturally, GSA’s finalized class roster represents Kentucky’s most promising young minds in the arts and offers an opportunity for these students to spend the summer refining their skill sets and emerging as the next generation of creative leaders.”


GSA is a public/private partnership inaugurated in 1987 by The Kentucky Center (now Kentucky Performing Arts), The Commonwealth of Kentucky and numerous private supporters. Today, the vital funding required to make GSA a reality is provided by the state through the leadership of the Governor’s Office and the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, as well as The Kentucky Center Endowment Fund, Toyota Motor Manufacturing and more than 300 corporations, parents, educators, alumni and friends of GSA.


The mission of Kentucky Performing Arts is to build lifelong relationships with the arts. As an integral member of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts, and Heritage Cabinet, Kentucky Performing Arts, along with the other agencies, seeks to preserve and promote the history, heritage and arts of the Commonwealth. 

Three locations comprise the family of venues under The Kentucky Performing Arts umbrella: 

*The Kentucky Center is located at 501 West Main Street, Louisville

*The Brown Theatre is located at 315 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202 

*Old Forester’s Paristown Hall is located at 724 Brent Street, Louisville KY 40204


Source: Pioneernews