College of Visual and Performing Arts

Woodwind Summer Music Week

Woodwind Summer Music Week

June 4-8, 2018, 9am to 2pm

DSC08927Woodwind Summer Music Week is a day camp for beginning to advanced woodwind students age 12 to 18. Offering instruction in clarinet, flute, oboe, French horn and bassoon, this program includes chamber music, master classes, large woodwind ensemble performance, and introductory music theory classes. Master class topics will include how to effectively and efficiently practice, scale studies, how best to warm up, and performing under pressure (audition preparation). Chamber music offers students an opportunity to make music with their peers without a conductor. They will learn how to solve musical challenges on their own, explore their own musical creativity, and receive expert coaching from Fort Wayne Philharmonic musicians. Music theory will provide younger students an opportunity to learn about how music is organized and composed. Music theory subjects will include interval identification, chord analysis, and meter and rhythm studies.

Cost: $269 (includes a t-shirt)

Check back in spring 2018 for the registration form or call 260-481-6059 for information.

Meet the Director

Orion Rapp

Orion RappOrion Rapp is principal oboist of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, a position he has held since fall 2013. He has also served as principal oboist of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra since 2009, where he is regularly featured as a soloist. An avid educator, Orion regularly coaches chamber music and teaches oboe reed-making at the historic Interlochen’s Summer Arts Camp. In addition, he has  taught undergraduate chamber music at Rutgers University, and for three years Orion was a conductor and woodwind coach for the Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey in Princeton, New Jersey. Orion is currently a doctoral candidate (DMA) at Rutgers University and he holds a master’s degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music.



The IPFW College of Visual and Performing Arts, including the Community Arts Academy, is fully accredited by all of its discipline-specific accrediting agencies: the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), and the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST).

NGCAE Logo_ColorThe Community Arts Academy is a member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education and is committed to making high-quality arts education accessible to all.

Refund Policy

A full refund is given when the university cancels a course or when the IPFW Community Arts Academy receives notification of withdrawal from the registrant before the third business day prior to the start of the class. No refunds will be given after class or private instruction begins. Course cancellations may occur due to low registration. Course offerings and fees may be subject to change without notice.

Parental Supervision Statement

IPFW is a public institution of higher education that offers a wide variety of classes, to a wide range of students from differing backgrounds, including adults and children in grades pre K – 12. While the IPFW College of Visual and Performing Arts is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all students, parents are reminded that it is their responsibility to supervise minors when they are on campus and not in the classroom. Before and after class, our teachers cannot take the place of a parent and assume responsibility for unsupervised children.

In case of an emergency please contact the IPFW University Police at 481-6827.

Personal Enrichment Classes for Adults

The Community Arts Academy offers regular classes for kids in pre-K through grade 12 in art, dance, music and theatre, but if you are an adult interested in personal enrichment in these areas, please visit the IPFW Division of Continuing Studies to see what types of classes they are offering.

Purdue University Procedures for Programs Involving Minors

The IPFW Community Arts Academy abides by the operating procedures and policy outlined in the Operating Procedures for Programs Involving Minors that went into effect January 1, 2015. This policy and registration form may be viewed here: