College of Visual and Performing Arts

For information about or to register for private music instruction, contact Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 or

To be added to our mailing list, or for information about or to register for CAA classes over the phone, contact 260-481-6059 or

Please direct all other questions to CAA director Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 or

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Scholarships and Instrument Loans

Scholarships for CAA Classes and Camps

VPA need-based scholarships are for group classes and camps only and do not apply to private music instruction. Partial scholarships for a limited number of students per class are available for students in grades K-12. Student/family must be a recipient of free/reduced-price meals and/or books in his/her local school system or a recipient of a government-sponsored nutritional program such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

If you are interested in a VPA need-based scholarship, please contact CAA director Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 or and ask for a scholarship request form and details in order to be considered for a scholarship. Or you may download the Scholarship Guidelines and Request Forms here:

You can scan and email the scholarship request to, or you can fax it to 260-481-6707.

Scholarships and Instrument Loans for CAA Private Music Instruction

Friends_LogoThe Fort Wayne Philharmonic Friends offers scholarships for private music instruction that can be used at the CAA. For information regarding these scholarships from the Phil Friends, including deadlines, application forms, and general information, please visit their website.

For information on the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Friends Instrument Loan Program, click here.