YEPAW Institute


Committed to developing excellent young artists through intensive and highly disciplined performance training in a warm, enriching and enlivening environment. The Institute follows the YEPAW tradition of encouraging youth through the arts to pursue lifestyles of excellence and joins hands with community partners in a collaborative approach.


Our 30-week program offers artistic training in dance, drama, voice, orchestra, art, drum-line and piano to middle and high school students in the Akron community area. An outstanding faculty of local artists, exceptional guest masters and performance opportunities through practicums with partnering arts organizations in the Northeast Ohio area inspire our students to grow in a professional, invigorating and
motivational environment with high expectations and support for every participant's success.

“At the YEPAW Institute, art is performed at its best.”

Drum Line
Visual Art

YEPAW Institute admits students of beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels through placement and scholarship auditions. For current Audition Schedule, Registration, and additional information, contact our central office.