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arts-X-press performance

A transformational experience...

Imagine a place where budding young artists and creative thinkers come together to explore the arts, nourish their sense of self and make lasting friendships.

 At arts-X-press, you’ll spend five days immersed in the arts. You’ll sleep in the dorms and eat meals in the cafeteria at Concordia University Irvine. You’ll spend your days exploring different art forms in professional arts spaces with some of the best arts professionals in the region. You’ll be challenged to express yourself creatively and collaborate with your fellow arts-X-pressers who come from all over Southern California.   

Arts-X-press is a safe haven for self-expression. We create an environment that values each student’s individuality and we cultivate students’ ability to appreciate the magic in life. By the end of arts-X-press, our students feel more confident in themselves and leave with the courage to make meaningful contributions to their communities.

Experience the magic of arts-X-press!  Apply now!

How to apply

Applicants must currently be in 6th or 7th grade. No previous arts training is necessary.

Applications are being accept on a rolling basis, so get yours in quickly!

Fill out the ONLINE application.

Or download and fill out the application and return it to your teacher or the Symphony office ASAP.

2019 Dates

Session 1: July 6-10, 2019
Session 2: July 13-17, 2019
Session 3: July 20-24, 2019


Financial aid is available to all students, based on need, and we are committed to making it possible for all accepted students to attend. The full tuition for arts-X-press is $775, which covers all costs for the program including room, board and performance tickets. Applications for financial aid will be sent with acceptance letters. NO accepted student will ever be turned away from arts-X-press for financial reasons. 


Email us at or call us at (714) 876-2336.

Click here for: arts-X-press F.A.Q.s