IPFW College of Visual and Performing Arts
Spring 2016 Schedule
The IPFW College of Visual and Performing Arts, including the Community Arts Academy, is fully accredited by all of its discipline-specific accrediting agencies: the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), and the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST).

Register Now for Spring Art, Dance, Music, and Theatre Classes
Questions? Visit our website or contact Gary Lanier at 260-481-6977 by phone or email with questions, to register, or to be added to our mailing list.

Private Music Instruction for Children and Adults
Call Susan Robart at 260-481-6713 for information and to register or click here for details on our private music instruction:
  • Cello
  • Clarinet
  • Flute
  • French Horn
  • Guitar/Jazz Guitar
  • Music Composition
  • Music Theory
  • Oboe
  • Organ
  • Percussion
  • Piano/Suzuki Piano/Jazz Piano
  • Saxophone
  • String Bass
  • Trombone
  • Trumpet
  • Tuba
  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Voice 
  • And more! Call if your instrument should be listed here and we'll help you find an instructor.

All students 18 and under receive free admission to all IPFW Department of Music concerts and recitals held at the Rhinehart Music Center!

Drop-In Classes for Ages 13+

Mikautadze Dance Theatre's artistic director, Elizabeth Mikautadze, is offering modern and ballet classes on Tuesday nights for ages 13 through adult after completing a successful summer intensive with the Community Arts Academy. Classes continue through May 31 in IPFW's Williams Theatre, room 113. For information, log on to www.facebook.com/mdtclasses.

Scholarships Available 
Limited partial scholarships for grades K-12 are available for classes only; they do not apply to private music instruction or Suzuki piano.

If you are interested, please call CAA director Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 and ask for a scholarship assistance form or click here for more information.

Stay in Touch!

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Gary Lanier, CAA Class Registrar

260-481-6977 or via email


Susan Robart, CAA Private Music Instruction Registrar

260-481-6713 or via email


Melinda Haines, Director

Community Arts Academy
260-481-6059 or via email
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Look Ahead to Summer at IPFW
The IPFW summer camp page is starting to fill up with programs for kids of all ages in the arts, athletics, science, language and more. Visit the page here for a complete listing! At the IPFW Community Arts Academy, we have partnered with new arts groups to bring you the following summer programs. Click on each name for more details. 

CAA Dance Recital

Ballet, Tap, Jazz Classes for Ages 2-12

Click on class name for more information or to register. Classes run Saturdays, Feb 6-May 28 (no class Mar 5, Apr 16, May 7) and the final day features a rehearsal and free recital in Williams Theatre that is open to the public.

Youth Drama 2012
Theatre Classes for Pre-K to 12
Click on the class name for more information or to register.

Drawing Workshop
Art Classes for Grades K to 12
Click on the class name for more information or to register.