Chautauqua Institution

Schools & Classes

School of Dance
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The Chautauqua Ballet program, under the direction of Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux, is well known for the unique opportunity it affords students to study with master teachers within a small studio environment.
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School of Art
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The School of Art presents the opportunity for the kind of sustained and focused study in studio art not available in academic settings.
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Internationally known actors, directors, designers and writers join nineteen emerging artists drawn from the nation’s top training programs to form a unique company that produces a vibrant summer of work in the historic Bratton Theater.
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Each summer we enroll 80 of the most promising young instrumentalists from here and abroad to join us for an exciting summer of music making.
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The program offers an exceptional and exciting mixture of traditional and innovative classes, concerts and an artist certificate program.
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The Chautauqua Institution Voice Department is a seven-week intensive educational program that seeks to offer the highest caliber of training for the young singer, 18 and older.
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Schools Alumni

Our arts alumni are currently living, performing, and teaching all over the world. We look forward to learning more about you and where you are headed in your life and career.
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Special Studies
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Special Studies offers subjects ranging from child and youth development, music, education, religion and philosophy, to fitness, health, and personal and professional development.
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Sarah Malinoski-Umberger
Coordinator of Student Services
(716) 357-6233
fax: (716) 357-9014



Matt Ewalt
Associate Director of 
Education and Youth Services
(716) 357-6255