Students who enroll in all 9 weeks of Explorer camps receive an additional 10% off tuition!

Savings of $315 for full day camp before May 31, 2017.
Savings of $225 for half day camp before May 31, 2017.

Savings of $337.50 for full day camp after May 31, 2017.
Savings of $247.50 for half day camp after May 31, 2017.


Introducing the NEW Intro Lesson Package at Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts!
Try a second instrument at the Performing Arts School
4 Consecutive Weeks of 30-Minute Private Lessons with our distinguished faculty.
All Instruments & Voice* $196 • No Registration Fee!

*Subject to availability. Certain restrictions apply:
No Refunds or withdrawals. Make-up lessons are at the teacher’s discretion.
Students who wish to continue with private lessons after the 4-week introductory package
may enroll at a prorated tuition fee for the remainder of the 2016-2017 season.


Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts (WIPA) provides private music lessons and group lessons, musical theatre, drama, and dance classes for children, teens, and adults, beginners through advanced, in Berkeley Heights, NJ. In addition to instruction in all instruments and voice, WIPA offers classes in music theory, audio recording, early childhood music, and music for children with special needs. Offering a range of musical genres including classical, rock, jazz, and blues, WIPA is one of New Jersey’s largest non-profit community performing arts centers serving students in Union, Morris, Essex, Somerset, and other surrounding counties. WIPA is a founding school of The Royal Conservatory of Music Development Program.

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WIPA offers private lessons in piano, violin, viola, cello, guitar, flute, clarinet, oboe, trumpet, trombone, French horn, saxophone, percussion, and harp. New Jersey Youth Symphony (NJYS) ( the orchestral division of Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts, has fourteen orchestras and ensembles for which students in grades 3 through 12 audition annually. Throughout the summer, WIPA offers full-day and half-day camps for children and teens.

Part of our mission as a community school for the performing arts is to engage, educate, and enrich our community with a broad spectrum of accessible programming. Dedicated to serving the community, WMC provides instruction at local public, private and charter schools in after-school settings and during the school day. From an assembly program to a full-year residency, our outstanding faculty collaborates with school principals and staff to offer customized curriculum to meet the needs for music, drama, and musical theatre instruction for each school or organization. One of the highlights of our community programs is the Paterson Music Project, an El Sistema-inspired program that provides intensive music instruction to elementary school students attending the Community Charter School of Paterson.

Funding has been made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Department of State, A Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, Through a grant administered by the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs.   Wharton Music Center is a qualified organization of the New Jersey Cultural Trust.   The Judith G. Wharton Music Center is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization.   Wharton Music Center and New Jersey Youth Symphony are committed to serving all interested arts students, regardless of talent, income, racial or ethnic identity, or age.

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