Our Approach

Your creativity is center stage

Billy Joel and Student

The LIHSA difference.

  • Two and a half hours of concentrated time working with students who share the same passion that you share.

  • Working with artist mentors who are not only your teachers but are working artists themselves.

  • Master Classes: Each year, LIHSA invites guest artists, directors, writers and other professionals to share their industry expertise with our students and enrich their creative experience. Working with these artists as well as visiting lecturers and teachers, students develop a detailed understanding of contemporary arts practice from an industry perspective.

Students have recently benefitted from Master Classes and Workshops lead by pop-rock icon Billy Joel, actor and director Ralph Macchio; Eric Bloom of legendary classic rock band Blue Oyster Cult; alumnus Michael Trusnovec, lead dancer in the Paul Taylor Dance Company; sculptor Frank Porcu and world renowned violinist Patrick Yim, to name only a few. They also get to perform alongside Broadway stars during the school’s annual fundraiser, Broadway Supports LIHSA.


We look for passionate students who imagine vividly and want to create cool things.
— Alumnae

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