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Education and Community

Connecting Students and the Arts

Curated by our Education Department, our 2016/2017 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!

Performing Arts Classes

FREE Performing Arts Classes 

Grades 5-12

Jazz Camp

Kimmel Center Jazz Camp of Philadelphia

Ages 13-20

Business of Making Music

The Business of Making Music

High school and University students

Student Matinees

Student Matinees

Grades K-12

Creative Music Program

Creative Music Program for Jazz

Ages 11-20

Bop & Swing

Community Education Partnerships & Initiatives

All ages up to University level

Show Stoppers

ShowStoppers Summer Camp 2017

Grades 9-12

Broadway Dreams

Broadway Dreams Summer Intensive 

All Ages

Sittin In

Sittin' In

All Ages



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 Merck.

Sponsors: THANK YOU!

Education programs at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts are generously sponsored by:

  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Aramark
  • Bank of America
  • Chubb 
  • Connelly Foundation
  • Deloitte
  • Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation
  • Doran Family Foundation
  • Elliott-Lewis Corporation
  • Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church
  • GSK
  • Health Partners Plans
  • David and Patricia Holveck
  • Johnson and Johnson
  • Lincoln Financial Foundation
  • Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation
  • Lomax Family Foundation
  • M & T Bank
  • Merck
  • Origlio Beverage
  • Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Company
  • PNC Foundation
  • Thomas Skelton Harrison Foundation
  • Universal Health Services, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo


Also see:

Volunteer at the MAEC!
Internships at the Kimmel Center

Free Soundchecks for Students