Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts (WIPA) comprises the Performing Arts School, New Jersey Youth Symphony, and Paterson Music Project as New Jersey’s largest independent non-profit community performing arts education center serving 1,500 students.
Mission of The Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts
To offer accessible, high quality performing arts education that sparks personal growth and builds inclusive communities.
Vision of The Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts
Transformative performing arts education in an inclusive community is accessible to everyone.