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Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts Small Ensembles Placement Audition Saturday, December 9

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS—Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts (WIPA) will hold placement auditions for its Small Ensembles program on Saturday, December 9 at 2:00 p.m. at the Performing Arts School, 60 Locust Avenue in Berkeley Heights. The Small Ensembles placement audition is free and open to the public. Students may register for a placement audition online at www.whartonarts.org/home or by calling Student Services at 908-790-0700.

Small Ensembles begin in January 2018 with classes held on Thursday evenings from 6:30–7:30 p.m. and Sunday afternoons from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Small Ensembles meet for 15 weeks and the tuition for the course is $400. Students are paired with other students on a comparable level and coached by Performing Arts School faculty members. Open to all styles from classical to jazz, rock, folk, and funk, the course culminates with a performance on May 5, 2018.

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.

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Wharton is New Jersey’s largest independent non-profit community performing arts education center serving over 1,400 students through a range of classes and ensembles including the 14 ensembles of the New Jersey Youth Symphony, which serve 500 students in grades 3 - 12. Beginning with Early Childhood music classes for infants and toddlers, WIPA offers private lessons, group classes and ensembles for all ages and all abilities. We believe in the positive and unifying influence of music and the performing arts and believe that arts education should be accessible to all people regardless of their ability to pay. We teach all instruments and voice and have a robust musical theatre program.

The Paterson Music Project is Wharton’s El Sistema-inspired program held at the Community Charter School of Paterson and Paterson Public School 1/26. Students receive 6 hours of intensive music instruction each week with the goal of creating social change through the ambitious pursuit of musical excellence.

Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts is located in Berkeley Heights, New Providence and Paterson, NJ and reaches students from 13 counties. All of WIPA’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. 

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