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Register Now – Winter 2018

Winter Session | January 8 – March 17, 2018 Registration is open for Winter Session! Download the Winter 2018 Course Catalog HERE. To register for classes online, click the Register for Classes button at the top right of your page or click HERE. We can’t wait to see you in the new year.


Annual Juried Exhibit: Junior and Senior High

January 21 – February 5, 2018 Opening Reception: January 21 | 2:00 – 4:00 pm Awards Ceremony: January 21 | 2:45 PM   The Yocum Institute for Arts Education is pleased to host its annual Junior and Senior High Exhibit. This juried art exhibit features junior and senior high school students throughout the region and is […]


Audition Announcement: Junior and Teen Theater Ensembles

Auditions: Junior and Teen Theater Ensembles By Audition Only. Students will study acting and how to devise new theater works in a master class setting. Refine improvisation skills, learn to build characters, and work as an ensemble leading up to performances of various theatrical styles. Those accepted into the Ensembles will be expected to work […]


Yocum Players Auditions

Audition Announcement: Yocum Players | January 10 | 5:00 PM TE03 Yocum Players (Ages 8 – 12) Nate Rothermel Ongoing through June 2018 By Audition Only. For our younger actors who are more serious about acting and want to experience more. Actors will be expected to spend time outside of class memorizing lines and possible […]


Yocum Jr/Sr Dance Company Auditions

Make Up: January 6 | 9:00 – 10:30 AM (Jr Dance Auditions) | 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM (Sr Dance Auditions)     By Audition Only. Designed to allow students from any dance studio to experience a formal, pre-professional dance company, the Yocum Jr and Sr Dance Companies have a focus on creating a well-rounded […]


Join the Movement: Giving Tuesday

Join the worldwide #GivingTuesday movement and the local #GivingTuesdayBerks effort to help redefine the giving spirit this holiday season! Visit our donation page and make a difference! Don’t forget to post about it so that you can inspire others to do the same. Donating in someone’s name is a great idea for a holiday gift […]


2017 Coggins Award: Regina “Ginger” Miller

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 | 5:30 – 8:00 PM |Award Ceremony at 6:45 PM Stirling Guest Hotel |1120 Centre Ave | Reading, PA 19601 Established in 2006, the Coggins Award recognizes artists who embrace the values Jack Coggins exhibited: creativity, innovation, and service to the Institute and the community. The recipient is chosen from nominations […]


The Yocum Institute: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

On Tuesday, September 12, 2017, the Yocum Institute for Arts Education broke ground on a new building, located at 3000 Penn Avenue in Spring Township. The new, 20,000 square foot building, originally a knitting mill and warehouse, was purchased in June at $750,000 and will undergo a $4.3 million renovation. The Yocum Institute currently has […]


Visions of Sugarplums

November 25, 2:00 & 7:00 PM | November 26, 2:00 PM Miller Center for the Arts Visions of Sugarplums Presented by the Yocum Institute for Arts Education, PrimaryStages Productions Directed by Beverly Houck, Choreography by Nina Balistrere Saturday, November 25 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM and Sunday, November 26 at 2:00 PM Miller Center for […]


Mini Session Registration is Now Open!

There’s never a better time to try out a class then during our Mini Session! Classes range from 3 – 5 weeks and feature everything from creating tiny elf houses to putting on a mini production of A Christmas Carol! So whether it’s making mosaics or crafting clay – you’ll be sure to find something […]