California State Summer School for the Arts (CSSSA) Bridge To College

CSSSA People – Sydney Brey

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Last summer Sydney Brey traveled over 3,000 miles across the country from New Hampshire to attend the California State Summer School for the Arts (CSSSA). Located on the CalArts campus in Valencia, CA, she studied animation at one of the best programs in the country with teachers who actually work in the field of animation.

“I fell in love with animation in 8th grade.”

A Little About CSSSA

CSSSA is a four-week intensive residential program for motivated and talented high school students. It offers seven disciplines, including: Animation, Creative Writing, Dance, Film, Music, Theater, Visual Arts. All California students who qualify are awarded scholarships to attend by the CSSSA Foundation.

“I was increasingly eager to surround myself with people who shared my passion.”

The CSSSA Foundation is dedicated to preparing students for a creative life. In the development of the Bridge to College program, young artists have the integral resources they need to build a future in the arts. One of the many resources available, is a set of college pocket guides detailing the programs at colleges and universities in and out of California. To learn more about the CSSSA Foundation Bridge to College program, visit

A Little About Sydney Brey & CSSSA

California State Summer School for the Arts (CSSSA)

Sydney Brey attended the California State Summer School for the Arts (CSSSA) during 2014 for animation. She is a junior in high school who works for the CSSSA Foundation as the Brand Ambassador intern. Besides animation, Sydney is also a United States synchronized figure skating regional competitor who spends her free time (when not working on her art) teaching others to skate as a junior coach.

CSSSA Alum Spotlight: Sydney Brey from CSSSAF on Vimeo.

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Marshall Ayers
Arts education specialist with 25+ years experience in non-profit organizations and public educational settings. Marshall founded Artzray to create a community of young, multidisciplinary artists who are seeking professional, practical and personal career resources. Marshall lives and works in LA with her family, but hails from the east coast. When she's not working on Artzray, she would rather be sailing, reading or listening to her son play cello.
Marshall Ayers