Tuesday, May 5, 2020


A Virtual Open House

WHEN: Friday, May 29, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Virtual Open House Schedule: 6:30-7:15 p.m. Summer Program Overviews; 7:15-7:45 p.m. Summer Program Information & Demos; 7:45-8:00 p.m. Q&A Session
the video conferencing platform Zoom
To attend the virtual Open House, sign up online at For more information, call (908) 790-0700.

Committed to providing the highest quality performing arts education, Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts (WIPA) will roll out an array of affordable summer offerings available nationwide at the Open House including virtual camps, private lessons, workshops, and master classes that the whole family can enjoy right from home. The public is invited to this free event to meet faculty and participate in demo classes and Q&A sessions with New Jersey Youth Symphony, Paterson Music Project, and Performing Arts School staff.

A $25 Open House discount is offered on all enrollments taken during the event.

The Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts’ mission is to provide the highest quality performing arts education to a wide range of students in a supportive and inclusive environment, where striving for personal excellence inspires and connects those we teach to the communities we serve.

Wharton is New Jersey’s largest independent non-profit community performing arts education center serving over 1,500 students through a range of classes and ensembles including the 15 ensembles of the New Jersey Youth Symphony, which serve 500 students in grades 3 – 12 by audition. Beginning with Out of the Box Music and Pathways classes for young children, Wharton offers private lessons, group classes, and ensembles for all ages and all abilities at the Performing Arts School. With the belief in the positive and unifying influence of music and the performing arts and that arts education should be accessible to all people regardless of their ability to pay, Wharton teaches all instruments and voice and has a robust musical theater program. Based in Paterson, New Jersey, the Paterson Music Project is an El Sistema-inspired program of the Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts that uses music as a vehicle for social change by empowering and inspiring children through the community experience of ensemble learning and playing.

Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts is located in Berkeley Heights, New Providence and Paterson, NJ and reaches students from 10 counties. All of Wharton’s extraordinary faculty members and conductors hold degrees in their teaching specialty and have been vetted and trained to enable our students to achieve their personal best.