Hope Academy
of Music and the Arts

East Liberty Presbyterian Church’s Arts Education Outreach Program

Hope Academy's "Once on This Island"

Founded in 1999 to bring arts to children and youth in our community, Hope Academy of Music and the Arts offers a safe place where young people of diverse ethnic, economic, and religious backgrounds can further their personal and artistic growth through the study and performance of theater, dance and music.

Hope Academy impacts the lives of over 350 children and their families a year, giving students the opportunity to discover hidden skills and talents, and build self-esteem in a supportive, caring environment. The community problem that we address is the lack of opportunity for underserved youth to participate in the arts due to limited resources in the family and cutbacks in arts programming in the schools. The strength and uniqueness of our programming is derived from the partnerships we have developed with some of the city’s finest artists and cultural organizations.

Piano HandsWith a core focus on excellence, our holistic approach to training and education uses the arts as a vehicle for young people to learn discipline and life skills. We strive to make the arts more affordable, accessible and not a matter of privilege because we believe that in the process of learning how to do and make art, something mysterious and profoundly beautiful happens — a blossoming that begins when a child has a glimpse of who she or he is meant to be; because it is through the arts we come to know others and ourselves in the fullness of our humanity.

FOR MORE INFORMATION about hope academy of Music and the arts, OR TO REGISTER YOUR CHILD

2016-2017 Course Brochure and Registration Forms

Download the 2016- 2017 Hope Academy Course Brochure + Registration Form to find out about our offerings for the year. Print this registration form out if you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader.

For your convenience, this separate  2016-2017 Fillable Registration Form can be opened in Adobe Acrobat Reader where you can fill it out electronically, print it, sign it and mail it back with your payment. Please note that you must open it in Adobe Acrobat Reader – not preview mode – for it to work.

Scholarship Application

Scholarships for courses and private lessons are awarded at the beginning of the year (September). Complete this online scholarship application by August 22, 2016.

Scholarships are awarded for all classes and ensembles. Scholarships for private lessons are awarded to the following:

  • Returning scholarship students (for same instrument and with teacher recommendation)
  • Suzuki Violin students (continuing students in groups 2, 3 and 4)
  • New Suzuki students, from 4 to 6 years old,  interested in violin, piano, cello or guitar. Lessons will begin after completing the Music Discovery course prerequisite
  • HAT Co JR, HAT Co and HAT Co band students – private voice or instrument lessons
  • Invited Musical Theater Workshop students

HAT Co Application – Hope Academy Theater Company

Complete this online HAT Co Application for our teen theater companies – HAT Co Jr for 6th and 7th graders and HAT Co for 8th – 12 graders. Auditions are on Saturday, August 27 at 9 am.

Administrative Staff

Linda Addlespurger, Program Director

Email: HopeAcademyArts@gmail.com

Norma Meyer, Administrative Assistant

Registration, payroll, weekly schedule updates and room assignments

Email: Norma@coh.net
Phone: 412.441.3800 x11


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