Arts Institute

Instructor helping a student learn to play the piano

Private music lessons

Study voice or playing instruments one-on-one with some of the region’s foremost musicians.

Instructor showing an acting student how to stand.

Private coaching for the actor

Take private acting lessons to develop your performance technique.

Summer Middle School Band Camp

The first annual IU Southeast Middle School Band Camp will be a five-day experience designed to give your middle school band students a chance to refine their instrumental skills in a demanding yet fun atmosphere. Students with at least one year of experience playing in band will be welcomed to participate.

Make Acting Make Sense for High Schoolers

The purpose of this class is to help high school students master the basics of monologue work. Students will learn how to pick and prepare audition pieces. We will cover various acting methods to help students develop their own personal process for character development.

Sun Catchers

Celebrate your preschooler’s growing independence and love of the outdoors with activities involving the four seasons. Activities to build attention and self-expression include singing, chanting, moving, focused listening, musical games, exploring musical instruments, creative movement, and storytelling.

Animal Friends

These weekly classes are action-filled for toddlers—full of energy, often on the move, always exploring and learning—and their parents. Together you’ll sing, chant, move, dance, listen, and play simple instruments, all activities that bridge the natural connection between music and movement.


The Arts Institute is located in the Paul W. Ogle Cultural and Community Center on the campus of Indiana University Southeast. This state-of-the-art facility houses the Music Department, the Theatre Department, and Arts Institute offices, classrooms, rehearsal spaces, and teaching studios.

The Ogle Center
Stiefler Recital Hall
Richard K. Stem Concert Hall

The Ogle Center boasts three performing spaces: The 500-seat Richard K. Stem Concert Hall, renowned for its acoustical superiority. The Stiefler Recital Hall is an intimate, 96-seat hall used for faculty and student recitals. The 338-seat Robinson Theater is used primarily for theatrical productions. Arts Institute Preparatory School recitals are generally held in the Stiefler Recital Hall. The Ogle Center includes the Barr Art Gallery.