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Art School, Plus Unique Access to a Rich World of Performing Arts

Students are granted free admission to the superb MWP film series and either free or deeply discounted access to concerts and other events. They can also take non-credit performing arts classes.

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute has earned a distinguished reputation for offering world-class performing arts to Central New York audiences. Our Performing Arts Division presents events year-round, featuring international soloists and ensembles, rising stars, cinema, concerts with commentary, outdoor festival performances, children's programs, educational activities, and special events. Located in the heart of New York State, MWPAI has long been the region's leading cultural organization.

MWPAI also presents the best in jazz and contemporary music at our Concerts in the Court series. In the intimate and unusual setting of the Edward Wales Root Sculpture Court, exceptional artists ranging from Bela Fleck and the Flecktones to Joshua Redman and the New York Voices have filled the museum with their scintillating sounds.

Offering more than 100 events annually, MWPAI presents a great variety of entertainment, plus some unique experiences for concert-goers. Our Young Artists Series spotlights the superstars of tomorrow, and gives audience members an opportunity to meet these future international celebrities at receptions following each performance. Concerts with commentary are offered through the world-renowned pianist Jeffrey Siegel and his trademark Keyboard Conversations. Children and adults together enjoy superb family entertainment through the Institute's For Kids and Families presentations. And presenting the finest in independent cinema, MWPAI's Film Series rounds out a superb lineup of outstanding entertainment.

Soloists, films and children's programs are presented in the intimate Museum of Art Auditorium.