Courses

Discover the joy of stepping onto a real stage! Bring your creativity to life and learn basic stage terminology. Use your imagination and tell your story to an audience while exploring acting, directing and playwriting. Develop characters while learning movement and vocal techniques in an exciting atmosphere.

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Be inspired by learning to act on a real stage! Small class size provides lots of one-on-one interaction and a true ensemble feeling. Learn blocking techniques, how to "act" with others, how to score a script and many other acting essentials.

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Approximately 50% of the world's school children study Shakespeare. Learn to do it the fun way by putting it on the stage, where it is meant to be! Students will discover Shakespeare by using active approaches that unlock the text and enhance the story. Acting games based on the text will be used to help students physically connect with the language and characters of the plays.

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Gain confidence in your performing abilities! This workshop will focus on acting techniques and getting comfortable onstage and performing.

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Gain confidence in your performing abilities! Learn acting and audition techniques and how to approach a cold reading. Build skills in character and relationships through monologues and scenes. Master your voice by learning theatrical industry-standard exercises.

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Learn fundamental drawing techniques using a variety of different media. Students will create a still life and portrait, as well as learn about different artists' drawing styles.

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Learn fundamental drawing techniques using a variety of different media. Students will create a still life and portrait, as well as learn about different artists' drawing styles.

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In this five-session class, students will learn about art and how it has evolved through history. We will start with cave art and end with modern art, creating four projects that represent different time periods throughout art history. Kids will experiment with a variety of mediums and art forms such as painting, drawing, and sculpture.

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In this five-session class, students will learn about art and how it has evolved through history. We will start with cave art and end with modern art, creating four projects that represent different time periods throughout art history. Kids will experiment with a variety of mediums and art forms such as painting, drawing, and sculpture.

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In this five-session painting class, students will learn proper brush technique while working with different types of mediums such as tempera, acrylic, and watercolor. This class is all about learning how to work with each medium and the different techniques that come with them. Come ready to paint on a variety of surfaces as well.

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In this five-session painting class, students will learn proper brush technique while working with different types of mediums such as tempera, acrylic, and watercolor. This class is all about learning how to work with each medium and the different techniques that come with them. Come ready to paint on a variety of surfaces as well.

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Perfect for the younger student, this class is designed as an introduction to dance. The class will explore movement through music, stimulate students' imagination and promote creativity.

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This class will introduce younger students to basic ballet vocabulary and technique in a structured yet fun setting. Simple coordination, musicality, rhythm, and concentration will be emphasized. Students are encouraged to explore space and enjoy dancing.

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This class is suitable for beginners and will cover the fundamentals of classical ballet technique. It is a more formal setting that will give students the discipline to mature as dancers. The importance of strength, flexibility, rhythm, musicality, and memorization will be stressed. Basics of performing will be introduced. It is recommended that students have taken Ballet I but it is not required.

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In this class students will gain a more complete understanding of ballet technique. Emphasis will be placed on proper technique and alignment and increasing strength and flexibility. Students are expected to have prior experience in ballet and to be more self-disciplined.

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This is a great introductory class that will get young students used to making sounds with different parts of the tap shoe. Elements such as toe taps, heel digs, shuffles, and ball-changes are taught. Body rhythms and using imaginative play to explore improvisation will be incorporated. There will be an emphasis on dancing to the beat and hearing rhythms of different music.

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This class teaches basic, fundamental tap technique. Students will enhance their rhythm skills by learning fun combinations. Musicality, improvisation and performance quality will be emphasized. It is designed for beginner students.

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In this class students will gain a more complete understanding of tap technique. Emphasis will be placed on proper technique and increasing strength and flexibility. Students are expected to have prior experience in tap and to be more self-disciplined.

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This class is being offered for the younger student who has an interest in jazz. Jazz is sharp and fluid movements to create a visually technical dance and style. It is usually done to popular music. Body isolations, stretching, turning, leaping, and technical steps are taught in this class.

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This class teaches the fundamentals of jazz movement for older students or students who have previously taken jazz. Jazz is sharp and fluid movements to create a visually technical dance and style. It is usually done to popular music. Body isolations, stretching, turning, leaping, and technical steps are taught in this class.

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In this class students will continue to build upon the fundamentals of jazz and tap dance. Class will include a warm up, technique, and choreography in both styles of dance. Students will need tap and jazz shoes.

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This course is used to make monthly payments for CAA private music instruction. If you have questions, please contact Emily Grillo via email at egrillo@pfw.edu


January 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020
Each week, babies, toddlers, preschoolers and the grownups who love them gather for 45 minutes of fun-filled family music time with Happy Keys Music. Your teacher will lead you in singing, dancing, rhythm and instrument play, and some silliness too! In Music Together's mixed-age classes, everyone participates at their own level: babies vocalize, listen and observe; toddlers play and experiment; and preschoolers build confidence as they emerge as classroom leaders. Grownups are happy because everyone can come to class together!

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Chamber music is one of the many great learning experiences for young musicians studying music. It can strengthen individual playing skills as well as build self confidence and working together as a team. CAA Chamber Music students are provided with a chance to excel in their musical abilities and creativity through weekly coachings by CAA instructors, followed by a recital at the end of the semester. We are offering an experience of musical community, creativity and excellence.

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Join in the fun and learn more about the art of singing. Under the direction of an experienced music educator from the Fort Wayne Children's Choir, singers will be introduced to basic music theory through musical games, instruction, and, of course, singing. The week culminates in a short program for parents and family members. This camp is for students entering 1st-6th grade in the fall.

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Run by Fort Wayne Philharmonic musician Marcy Trentacosti, this camp features string orchestra, chamber ensembles and group classes for violin, viola, cello, and bass. Students are coached by Philharmonic musicians and must have a minimum of two years of string instruction to take part in this camp. Learn new music in a week of string orchestra, group classes and chamber music playing. Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for information.

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This workshop intensive is geared toward high school and college students, high school teachers, and other people who use lighting and want to learn how new technologies work and how to utilize and design with them for their specific needs. Hands-on experience will be provided during the workshop to see practically how new technologies can work when designing with LEDs and moving lights. Closed toed shoes must be worn. This program will be led by Mark Ridgeway, Purdue University Fort Wayne Associate Professor of Scenic/Lighting Design.

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Come and enjoy workshops in ceramics, painting, photography, and web design during the Summer Arts Camp at Purdue University Fort Wayne. Workshops for students in grades 7-12 will be taught by experienced faculty from the Department of Art and Design. Participants will have the opportunity to spend time with each instructor and complete projects to take home in each area. Friday will include a session on writing an artist statement and preparing for a reception for family and friends to enjoy the art and design work created during the week. This program will be led by Seth Green, Purdue University Fort Wayne Associate Professor of Ceramics.

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Be part of this marvelous opportunity to get inside the creation of virtual worlds through the most advanced technology available. You will be able to create your own virtual worlds, full of interactive objects that will teach you how a virtual world looks and reacts. Moreover, you will be the creator and the protagonist of this cinematic experience as well.



July 13-17, 2020, Visual Arts Bldg Rm 211
The Indiana Clarinet Experience (ICE) is a six-day overnight summer program for clarinetists in grades 7-12 to have a fun musical experience with a dedicated faculty of young, energetic professionals. The camp takes place in Fort Wayne, Indiana at the Purdue University Fort Wayne School of Music where students spend the week on campus with fellow participants. Contact Kylie Stultz-Dessent at stultzk@pfw.edu.

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Contact Emily Grillo at egrillo@pfw.edu or 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.


January 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020, Rhinehart Music Center Rm TBD
Contact Emily Grillo at egrillo@pfw.edu or 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.


January 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020, Rhinehart Music Center Rm TBD
Call Emily Grillo at 481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.


January 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020, Rhinehart Music Center Rm TBD
Call Emily Grillo at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.


January 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020, Rhinehart Music Center Rm TBD
Call Emily Grillo at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.


January 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020, Rhinehart Music Center Rm TBD
Call Emily Grillo at 481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.


January 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020, Rhinehart Music Center Rm TBD
Call Emily Grillo at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.


January 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020, Rhinehart Music Center Rm TBD
Call Emily Grillo at 481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.


January 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020, Rhinehart Music Center Rm TBD
Call Emily Grillo at 481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.


January 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020, Rhinehart Music Center Rm TBD
Call Emily Grillo at 481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.


January 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020, Rhinehart Music Center Rm TBD
Call Emily Grillo at 481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.


May 4, 2020 to December 30, 2020
Call Emily Grillo at 481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.

Class not currently open for registration. Click here to be notified of future offerings.

Call Emily Grillo at 481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.


January 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020, Rhinehart Music Center Rm TBD
Call Emily Grillo at 481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.


January 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020, Rhinehart Music Center Rm TBD
Call Emily Grillo at 481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.


January 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020, Rhinehart Music Center Rm TBD
Call Emily Grillo at 481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.


January 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020, Rhinehart Music Center Rm TBD
Call Emily Grillo at 481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.


January 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020, Rhinehart Music Center Rm TBD
Call Emily Grillo at 481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.


January 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020, Rhinehart Music Center Rm TBD
Call Emily Grillo at 481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.


January 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020, Rhinehart Music Center Rm TBD
Call Emily Grillo at 481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.


January 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020, Rhinehart Music Center Rm TBD
Call Emily Grillo at 481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.


January 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020, Rhinehart Music Center Rm TBD
Call Emily Grillo at 481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.


January 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020, Rhinehart Music Center Rm TBD
Call Emily Grillo at 481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.


January 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020, Rhinehart Music Center Rm TBD
Call Emily Grillo at 481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.


January 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020, Rhinehart Music Center Rm TBD
Call Emily Grillo at 481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.


January 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020, Rhinehart Music Center Rm TBD
Call Emily Grillo at 481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.


January 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020, Rhinehart Music Center Rm TBD