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IUPUI Music Academy’s 12th annual Performathon fundraiser supports music students of all ages


INDIANAPOLIS  Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis’ Music Academy will host its 12th annual Performathon to raise money for student scholarships.

Students and faculty from the academy, a community music school within the School of Engineering and Technology’s Department of Music and Arts Technology, will perform free of charge from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 16 at the Artsgarden in downtown Indianapolis.

Performathon is a “musical marathon” showcasing the talent of local students of all ages as well as a wide variety of solo and ensemble music performed by the academy’s faculty members.

“I am thrilled with the continuing success of Performathon, in terms of both amazing student performances and the amount we raise for scholarships,” said E.J. Choe, director of the academy. “It’s important to recognize the hard work of our performers, the dedication of our teachers and the endless support of parents, families and donors.”

A nonprofit educational organization, the academy provides professional music instruction to Indianapolis-area residents of all ages and levels of ability. Great care and personal attention are given to each student, and music classes are provided in both private and group formats.

Donations will be accepted at the Performathon or can be made directly to the academy. Contributions support students at the academy:

  • $300 provides weekly 30-minute lessons for one student for one semester
  • $500 provides weekly 45-minute lessons for one student for one semester
  • $5,000 provides weekly 60-minute lessons for one students for an entire year (fall, spring and summer session)

“We recognize that these are difficult financial times for many, and that is why contributions are even more important for our needs-based scholarship fund,” said Andrea Brandes Newsom, chair of the academy’s Board of Advisors. “The board would like to thank in advance those who provide financial aid at any level.”

About the IUPUI Music Academy
The IUPUI Music Academy is a nonprofit, educational organization whose mission, purpose and primary activity pertain to arts education. As a community music school under the auspices of the Department of Music and Arts Technology at IUPUI, the academy is committed to providing high-quality, professional music instruction to area residents. Conveniently located in the heart of Indianapolis, the IUPUI Music Academy enrolls over 400 students each year — from age 3 through adulthood. The academy is a member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education.


About the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI
The mission of the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI is to be one of the best urban university leaders in the disciplines of engineering and technology recognized locally, nationally and internationally. The school’s goal is to provide students an education that will give them the leverage to be leaders in their communities, industry and society.