About Us

Academy of the Performing Arts
                                                   ...from beginner to professional...

The Academy of the Performing Arts is a school devoted to the artistic development of the young child to adult.  The school was founded in 2006 by director Carol Pharo.  Twelve years later we are proud to have a new location (Cato Park) in State College, Pennsylvania.  You are invited to become a part of this special program, in which individual attention and the very best instruction will maximize the potential of every aspiring artist.

Carol Pharo, founder/director, holds degrees/diplomas from Penn State, New England Conservatory, The Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, and The Royal Conservatory in The Hague.  Her teachers have included Earl Wild and Lamar Crowson, piano; Stanley Hoogland, fortepiano, John Gibbons, harpsichord, and Julia Sutton and Margaret Daniels, renaissance and baroque dance.

Ms. Pharo brings a unique background to her work, including music history, early music performance, historical dance and theatre.  She has taught in England, South Africa, The Netherlands, and the United States.

Carol Pharo
Academy of the Performing Arts
(814) 238-3000 (I look forward to receiving your messages)