IPFW College of Visual and Performing Arts

Summer 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 Summer!
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.

Summer Dance Classes

Ten-week session on Saturdays, June 11-August 13, featuring a recital in Williams Theatre the last day of class. Click on the class name for details and to register, or call 260-481-6977.

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.

CAA Piano Student
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
  • 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!

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

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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Going, Going, (Almost) Gone:
Spring Theatre and Art Classes
Click on the class name for more information or to register.
  • Introduction to Puppetry (Grades 6-12) Saturday, Apr 30 Students taking this workshop will learn the basics of building and performing with a Bunraku-style paper puppet. Bunraku is a Japanese style of puppetry that uses three puppeteers to manipulate a single, large puppet. Class time will be spent building the puppets followed by learning how to create the effect of bringing them to life. 
  • Watercolor: Seascape 
    (Grades 7-12) Saturday, Apr 30
    Paint the ripples of water, reflection of trees and boats and the sandy beach; learn techniques to create the illusion of water and paint a colorful seascape.

Look Ahead to Summer Camps 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. 

Come Together Right Now at the Summer Beatles Seminar!
The presence of the Beatles, the Fab Four, is still with us. Many of their songs are still known and performed throughout the world. The transcendence of their music and lives invites us to study the impact of the Beatles and, perhaps, find some elements in their success that can apply to and impact our own lives.This class is for high school students and will be taught twice this summer by IPFW music faculty member Steve Walley. Call 260-481-6977 or click the link to register.

Summer Theatre Classes for Grades K-12

Click on the class name for details and to register, or call 260-481-6977.

Summer Art Classes for K-12

Click on the class name for details and to register, or call 260-481-6977.

You Could Change a Student's Life
Endowments and planned gifts provide IPFW students with crucial financial support. Your gift not only could help a student achieve his or her goals, but also will be recognized by the prestigious O.O. Weitzman Society, forever honoring your generosity and the opportunities you created. To learn more, contact IPFW Advancement at 260-481-6962 or giving@ipfw.edu.