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Robert Smith, director, as always, has operated an incredible Center this summer (2006). Students who attend are challenged each and every day, have the opportunity to work with the highest caliber professionals in their chosen artistic field and are exposed to top notch performances, across disciplines, on a nightly basis. You have undoubtedly touched and changed the lives of thousands of young people.”

 --Stephanie F. Zenker,
MSDE Specialist in Gift and Talented Education

Robert Smith and the Center staff have planned and implemented a strong arts program that provides a nurturing environment for students.”

 --Dr. John Smeallie,
Assistant State Superintendent, Division of Certification and Accreditation

Teaching to a number of students who return summer after summer says a lot about the quality of the program and the instructors who teach them.”

 --John Crossin,
MSDE Specialist Fine Arts Programming

MSCA Recognition
The Maryland Summer Center for the Arts - Salisbury University is observed and evaluated each summer by representatives of the Maryland State Department of Education. Summer 2004 and 2005 brought Citations of Recognition from the Senate of Maryland. The Center was also one of two programs feature in a presentation on gifted and talented education presented to the State Board in December 2006.