Summer Arts Academy

Summer Arts Academy Logo NO YEARThe Barbara Ingram Summer Arts Academy mission is to provide a creative and supportive environment for young adults to grow as artists, writers, dancers, actors, musicians and individuals.

This is our 7th year that the Barbara Ingram Foundation has sponsored this program. Depending on the academy, space is limited. Please contact the Foundation office if you have any questions or concerns. We are looking forward to another fun summer.

Again this year we were able to offer several Scholarships.


The Michael Raymer Dance Scholarship

The Michael Raymer Piano Scholarship

The Thomas L. Law Visual Arts Scholarship

The Maryland Symphony Orchestra Band Scholarship

The Maryland Symphony Orchestra Flute Scholarship


Please click here for a listing of all the programs.

Please click here for the application.

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New Instructors for the Summer Arts Academy

We are thrilled to announce that we have added a few new camps and with new camps comes new faces.

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Keith Filppu

Guitarist Keith Filppu has over 10 years of teaching and performing experience. He holds a Masters degree in Guitar Performance from Shenandoah Conservatory and a Bachelors degree in Guitar Performance from James Madison University. He teaches students of all levels and ages at Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown, VA, the Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy in Winchester, VA, and here at Barbara Ingram School for the Arts. Mr. Filppu can frequently be heard performing in the Winchester area at concerts and private events both as a soloist and in the chamber music setting as Cedar Creek Duo with his flutist wife. In addition to his teaching and performing, Mr. Filppu is a published author, arranger and composer. Some recent highlights of his career include performing the world premiere of “Song in Mountain Pool” by renowned composer James Park in September 2014. In 2012 one of Keith’s original compositions was premiered at Yale during the annual Guitar Extravaganza. His solo guitar and flute/guitar arrangements have been published by ClearNote publications.


2017 Sponsorships

Shining Star Level Sponsorship

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Bright & Bold Level Sponsorship


Middletown Valley Bank

Schmankerl Stube Bavarian Restaurant

TMG Studios

Washington County Arts Council

Wilson Orthodontics P.A.