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FSPA Continuing Enrollment for 2021-22 Performing Arts Programs

The Franklin School for the Performing Arts (FSPA) is still enrolling for the 21-22 school year. FSPA is a home for performing artists of all ages, abilities, and interests. Founded in 1985 by Director Raye Lynn Mercer, FSPA is a unique place where students can participate in an array of music, dance, and drama programs with professional instruction and extraordinary performing opportunities. FSPA offers programming for students as young as 18 months. Students are able to “discover their FSPA” and take class anywhere from one day a week to six.
Proudly serving more than 500 students annually from 45 communities in Massachusetts’ Metro West region, the Franklin School for the Performing Arts is committed to quality education in the arts with exceptional curriculum, outstanding professional faculty, and unwavering dedication to each and every student enrolled. With broad-based and varied curricula, FSPA guides students in the development of technique, creativity, and artistic expression to last a lifetime. 
FSPA’s faculty boasts outstanding professional artists, performers, and teachers. FSPA instructors strive to meet the individual needs of each student, working to develop each student’s abilities to their own potential.  Violin Instructor Irina Fainkichen speaks of the school, “ I see FSPA as a second home for many students. Besides all the opportunities this school provides, I love that everybody has so much fun together. Whether in the hallways or classrooms, you can hear music, dancing, singing, and laughter.”
Performance is an integral part of an FSPA education and the school offers unrivaled performing opportunities for students throughout the year.  On the calendar annually are student recitals, concerts by faculty and guest artists, musicals, plays, opera scenes, dance performances, master classes, student showcases, holiday shows, the school’s signature Spring Concert, and summer camps and intensives.  In addition, for students whose level of interest is more focused, there are special performing ensemble opportunities available by audition.  
Students who wish to attend FSPA for academic classes as well have the option of FSPA Academy. FSPA Academy combines the flexibility of a virtual education with the practicality of a schoolroom, and can accommodate professional opportunities, rehearsal, and performance schedules.  FSPA Academy partners with TECCA, a virtual Massachusetts Public School. The curriculum is taught by licensed, certified teachers through a combination of Live Lessons and individual assignments.
For more information about FSPA and its programs, visit, call 
(508) 528-8668, or stop by 38 Main St. in Franklin. Follow FSPA on Facebook, Instagram (@fspaonline), and YouTube.