Hawthorne University, a private Salt Lake school, is initiating a high school program for the performing arts.

The first of its kind in this area, the school will offer performing arts instruction by professionals in their fields, combined with a rigorous academic program. Students who successfully complete the courses can graduate with a high school diploma and an associate degree in the time normally required for high school graduation.Instruction will be available in dance, voice, acting and music. The program will provide ample opportunities to perform. Several major theatrical productions will be planned each year. Students in the film division will prepare and perform in their own films.

Auditions for the fall term will be Monday, May 13, to Friday, May 17. For more information, contact Virginia at 485-1801. Student loans, scholarships and payments plans are available to those who qualify.