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IUPUI Music Academy’s 12th Annual Performathon Set for May 16 at Indianapolis Artsgarden

May 8, 2015

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) announced today that the Music Academy, a community music school within the Department of Music and Arts Technology, will host its 12th annual fundraiser, Performathon, on May 16. Students and faculty from the academy will perform free of charge from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Artsgarden in downtown Indianapolis.

Performathon provides the public with an opportunity to experience 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. All monies raised at the event will fund student scholarships. Donations will be accepted on-site or those interested may make contributions to the academy directly.

“I am thrilled with the continuing success of the 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 non-profit 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. Contributions directly support students at the academy:

  • $300 provide weekly 30-minute lessons for one student for one semester
  • $500 provide weekly 45-minute lessons for one student for one semester
  • $5,000 provide 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.”

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About the IUPUI Music Academy

The IUPUI Music Academy is a non-profit, 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 currently enrolls over 400 students each year – from three years of age 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. For additional information on the School of Engineering & Technology, go to

About Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Known as Indiana’s premier urban research and health sciences campus, IUPUI is dedicated to advancing the intellectual growth of the state of Indiana and its citizens through research and creative activity, teaching, learning and civic engagement. Nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report, Forbes and other notable publications, IUPUI has more than 30,000 students enrolled in 21 schools, which offer more than 250 degrees. IUPUI awards degrees from both Indiana and Purdue Universities. For more information, visit