Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Kimmel Center Arts Education

Connecting Students and the Arts
Curated by our Education Department, our 2013/14 Arts Education programs are designed to stimulate students’ artistic expression and thought through multidisciplinary experiences. Whether your students are toddlers or teenagers, musical mavericks or the newest newbies—our programs educate, engage, and inspire the next generation!

> The Business of Making Music

Show Stoppers

Creative Music Program
for Jazz

FREE Performing Arts
Classes Grades 5-12

Community Education Partnerships & Initiatives

Arts Education Fair

Student Matinees

Kimmel Center Jazz
Camp of Philadelphia

Broadway Dreams Summer Intensive

> Meet the Education Department
Learn more about our talented staff!

Lindback Transportation Grants
Free transportation to and from Kimmel Center performances is available for K-12 schools. Contact Us for more information.

Merck Arts Education Center
The Merck Arts Education Center (MAEC) provides arts education through a variety of learning styles and innovative technologies. Serving as a flexible arts resource for the Philadelphia community, MAEC promotes appreciation of the performing arts through diverse programming for children and adults.

Housed at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, MAEC fosters collaborations with its Resident Companies and cultural communities and acts as a bridge to developing future audiences and performers. Support for the Merck Arts Education Center is generously provided by The Merck Company Foundation.

Sponsors: THANK YOU!
Education programs at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts are generously sponsored by:

  • ACE Group
  • Aramark
  • Elliot-Lewis Corporation
  • Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Health Partners Plans
  • David and Patricia Holveck
  • The Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation
  • JP Morgan Chase Foundation
  • Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation
  • Lomax Family Foundation
  • Merck & CO. Incorporated
  • Pepsi Cola & National Brand Beverages, Ltd.
  • Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program
  • PNC Foundation
  • Thomas Skelton Harrison Foundation
  • Paul Tufano
  • Universal Health Services, Inc.
  • Verizon Pennsylvania
  • Wells Fargo
And endowed by:
  • Citizen’s Bank Foundation
  • Comcast Foundation
  • The Sidney Kimmel Foundation
  • Dr. Richard M. Klein
  • Lincoln Financial Foundation
  • McLean Contributionship
  • PNC Foundation
  • Mr. and Mrs. Samuel J. Savitz
  • Sunoco Foundation
  • Wells Fargo
Give the Gift of Arts Education
Programs at the Kimmel Center positively impact kids who are looking for a way to unleash their creativity, follow their dreams, and experience something new. If you believe in the power of the arts, please consider making a donation. Visit or give us a call at 215-790-5321.

The Merck Company Foundation
The Merck Company Foundation is a U.S.-based, private charitable foundation. Established in 1957 by Merck & Co., Inc., the Foundation is funded entirely by the company and is Merck's chief source of funding support to qualified non-profit charitable organizations. The Foundation advances the company's philanthropic outreach in helping to meet important needs of our society -- in both local and international communities -- that are consistent with Merck's overall mission to enhance the health and well-being of people around the world.

> Resident Companies Education Programs
The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and the Academy of Music are pleased to present a list of the Resident Companies' educational and performance programs available for young children, students, and adults.

Also see:

> Volunteer at the MAEC!
> Internships at the Kimmel Center