Carnatic Music Association of Indianapolis
Carnatic Music Association of Indianapolis is a community based, not for profit, cultural association which is committed to preserving and promoting arts in the Central Indiana area. Since its inception since the year 1987, CMAI has arranged a diverse set of programs each year with both vocal and instrumental concerts by various artists from the Indian sub-continent.
A dedicated executive committee and the support of the members and the community have helped us maintain a strong cultural presence in Central Indiana. Our mission is to arrange concerts and dance programs of South India. Among CMAI’s objectives as a non-profit organization is promoting, preserving and propagating the fine art of Carnatic music across Central Indiana, we strive to educate and promote our unique cultural heritiage into our younger generation by conducting musical camps to enrich their knowledge.
CMAI has fostered an appreciation for Carnatic music in the Indianapolis area via its events conducted each year. One of them being our annual Composers’ day function, that is run by our members. It provides a platform for them to showcase their talents in vocal, instrumental, percussion music and also in the form on classical dance performances .
The Castlewood Singers is an acapella ensemble of 22 singers from Indianapolis. Their music incorporates a wide variety of choral styles, including classical, contemporary, sacred, spirituals and Broadway tunes.
The Center for Creative Arts Gallery is an artist cooperative located in Carmel. It represents award-winning artists who create affordable originals in watercolor, acrylic, oil, pastel, collage, fiber and 3D works in wood, ceramin, galss and paper. The entire gallery is showcased with all new work every other month. Fine Art and Fine Gifts!
Center for Interfaith Cooperation
"Hoosiers of many faiths in community." VISION A community that pursues peace through interfaith understanding and cooperation. MISSION To strengthen community in central Indiana and beyond by: Supporting existing connections between and among faith communities; Fostering additional interfaith opportunities through social, cultural, and educational interactions; and Connecting interfaith communities through volunteer service and civic engagement.
Center for the Performing Arts
The Center for the Performing Arts is a three-venue, world-class performing arts center located in Carmel, Indiana. The Center will boast a state-of-the-art, acoustically perfect 1,600-seat concert hall, dubbed the Palladium, a 500-seat proscenium theater, called the Tarkington, and a 200-seat studio theater.
The Center for the Performing Arts plays host to a diverse lineup of local, national and international arts programming, including the Great American Song Book Series, jazz, dance, classical, chamber, choral and country concerts, plus appearances by world famous symphonies like the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, singers and musicians, a variety of plays and musicals, intimate cabaret performances, one night stands by America’s favorite comedians, and a host of other entertainment options that will enhance the quality of life in Central Indiana and throughout the Midwest.
Center Grove Choirs
Center Grove High School Vocal Music Department, home of eight choral ensembles, is recognized throughout the country as one of the finest. Some of the accolades that our choirs have received include consecutive years of National Grand Champion status at both FAME and Showstoppers Show Choir and Concert Choir Competitions, a feature in Choral Director Magazine as well as numerous appearances in local newspapers and news channels, Mixed, Unisex, Concert, and Festival Division Grand Champions at regional competitions, as well as a the standard for excellence in high school choral music in the greater Indianapolis area.
Center Stage Community Theatre
Center Stage Community Theatre of Lebanon, IN, has been producing high quality theatrical performances for the last fifteen years. To date we have produced more than 46 plays, comedies, dramas, mysteries,satires, and one musical. For years we performed on the high school stage, then on a grade school stage, although we have been known to produce a show in the American Legion, the Elks Club, an empty building, a large bookstore, outside on a street, and even a person’s home.
Center Stage Productions
The Mission Statement of Center Stage Productions
Center Stage Productions, a faith-based community theater, exists at Southport Presbyterian Church to develop the artistic talents of members of our community and to produce quality family entertainment in a Christ-centered atmosphere.
Encourage and strengthen the creative talents of each person.
Assist in the spiritual development of all involved.
Provide quality entertainment that is family friendly and is consistent with biblical messages and truths.
Center Stage Productions is, by leaps and bounds, and with critical acclaim, becoming the leading community theater production company on the south side of Indianapolis. Since 1997 we’ve introduced hundreds of theater goers to positive and heartening drama experiences.
What makes Center Stage Productions stand out above the crowd? Good question! Our continuing goal is to become a premier producer of quality family entertainment. We aim to present a wide spectrum of dramatic works that are at times comedic, at times provocative, at times heart wrenching—and always in good taste. We strive to be a place where you can bring the whole family with confidence, knowing that your ticket dollar will provide theater that will entertain, not embarrass. For more information, please call the Southport Presbyterian Church office at 317-534-2926 and leave a message for Center Stage Productions.
Central Indiana Dance Ensemble
The Central Indiana Dance Ensemble is committed to providing cultural and educational enrichment to the central Indiana community. CIDE presents ballet performances, provides a vehicle for youth to be trained in ballet principles, and gives youth the opportunity to perform and train in ballet at a regional level with other pre-professional dancers and professional teachers.
Character House Theatre Company
The Character House Theatre Company was founded in 2019 by a group of Butler Theatre alumni looking to continue creating the kind of theatre they had in college using the method of Mikhail Chekhov and Konstantin Stanislavski, also influenced heavily by Mikhail Butkevich’s Theatre of Games.
Our company produces both scripted and devised work and focuses heavily on in-depth character development and strives to create life on stage.
Corbin Fritz – Artistic Director
Zach Heider – Managing Director
Company Members: Jeffrey Bird, Jr., Emily Bohn, Sarah Tam, Monet Crone, and Ariel Laukins
CHTC is proudly affiliated with the International Foundation for Theatre Education and Research (IFTER).
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
BRINGING THE WORLD TO INDIANAPOLIS
With 472,900-square feet, more than 120,000 artifacts, and over 1 million visitors each year, we are the largest children’s museum in the world.
Since it was first established in 1925, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis has expanded to become one of the top-ranked, most-respected children’s museums in the nation, providing one-of-a-kind experiences that range from our immersive Dinosphere© to the exquisite, five-story Fireworks of Glass sculpture by renowned artist Dale Chihuly.
The Children’s Museum is at the forefront of creating learning experiences with the power to transform the lives of children and families. We are also a pioneer in both the education and museum worlds, offering engaging exhibits, interpretive activities, standards-based school programs, and teacher development workshops.
An important part of our success takes place outside the walls of the museum, through neighborhood partnerships, community outreach efforts, and the positive economic impact of museum attendance on the economy of central Indiana.
We welcome visitors from across the country and around the world, and are honored to serve our friends from the Hoosier state as a neighborhood partner, a community advocate, and a cultural leader.
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, located at 3000 N. Meridian St., is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Closed Mondays, Labor Day-March only).
Christel House International
Nonprofit: Christel House helps children around the world break the cycle of poverty, realize their hopes and dreams, and become self-sufficient, contributing members of society.
Christian Youth Theater
CYT was founded in 1981 in San Diego, California by Paul and Sheryl Russell, who also founded Christian COmmunity Theater (CCT) for actors of all ages. Since 1981, CYT has grown to be the nation’s largest children’s theater organization with programs in thirteen states. Every session, more than 12,000 children participate in classes, and over 100,000 community members attend their performances.
Becuase CYT does not own facilities, the organization rents space in the local community, utilizing classrooms and stages in churches, schools and local theaters. CYT is not affiliated with a particular church body, and people of all faiths are welcome.
CYT stands in the forefront in its committment to the highest ethical, moral, technical and artistic standards of excellence. Instructors are professionals, qualified in teaching and/or performing, who must understand our mission statement, values, objectives and goals. All CYT staff strive to be excellent role models.
Circle City Chamber Group
The Circle City Chamber Group brings together professionals from all across Indianapolis, including artists and businesses that share a desire to promote and develop Indianapolis’ cultural landscape. CCCG events offer a balanced diet of experiences in music, visual art, and the culinary arts – and all in the same night.
Circle City Classic
The classic’s mission is to support educational achievement, promote cultural excellence, while showcasing the spirit, energy and tradition of America’s historically black colleges and universities.
The Circle City Classic is a joint collaboration between Indiana Black Expo. Inc. and the Indiana Sports Corporation. The net proceeds from the Classic help fund scholarships and support youth initiatives for each organization. Since 1984, over 1 million dollars have been awarded to deserving Indiana natives who pursue higher education.
It was Rev. Charles Williams vision not only to promote educational achievements, but also to create one of the most spectacular African American events in the country to showcase the economic spending power of African Americans. With assistance from the Lilly Endowment along with a host of volunteers, Indiana Black Expo and the Indiana Sports Corporation brought Rev. Charles William’s vision to a reality.
On October 13, 1984, the Circle City Classic was born. Jerry Rice and the Mississippi State Delta Devils battled the Grambling State Tigers and legend Coach Eddie Robinson. Entering its third decade, the Classic has evolved from just a football game into a well recognized and well respected organization with year round programs designed to enhance the mental and physical development of our youth. Some of these programs include year round College Readiness Workshops, Challenge of Champions, Miss Circle City Classic Coronation, Classic Youth Football and Cheerleading Clinic, as well as the scholarship program. The Classic has surpassed the expectations of many throught its 25 years.
The goal of the Classic is to honor the legacy of Rev. Charles Williams by continuing to provide opportunities for youth as well as supporting educational achievement and promoting cultural excellence in the community.
Circle City Classic. The Name Says It All.
Circle City Ringers
This auditioned community handbell ensemble performs year-round for many types of public and private events including weddings, church services, holiday celebrations, civic and corporate functions, and workshops. It mission includes providing awareness, education, and the overall aesthetic enjoyment of the art of English handbell ringing.
Circle City Sound
Since 1948, the Circle City Sound Barbershop Chorus and Quartets have entertained audiences in the Indianapolis metropolitan area and throughout the Midwest. We love to sing those memorable songs of yesterday and today. Songs from Tin Pan Alley, Hollywood, and Broadway…songs of love, faith and country. Our quartets sing for Valentine’s Day, birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays. If you celebrate it, we’ll sing for you!
The Greater Indianapolis Chapter and the Circle City Sound chorus are part of the Cardinal District of the international Barbershop Harmony Society. For additional information about our chorus, quartets, or barbershopping in general, contact us at (317) 844-SING, or visit our website.
Circle City Sound Barbershop Chorus
Circle City Sound is a local chapter of the International Barbershop Harmony Society, entertaining audiences throughout Central Indiana since 1948. Men of all ages and from all walks of life perform in this internationally-recognized a cappella chorus.
Circle City Tap Company
The Circle City Tap Company was founded in 2012 as a haven for tap dancers in Indianapolis who are serious about bringing tap to the Indianapolis Community. The company consists of four internal companies: The Professional Company, the Pre-Professional Company, the Young Hoofers Club, and the Apprentice Company.
CCTC prides itself on presenting entertaining, family-friendly shows that showcase the astounding talent hiding all over Indy.
Lorenda Carr – Owner/Executive Director
Jeffrey Bird, Jr – Artistic Director
Ashley Lain – Director of Video Productions
Circle My City
Circle My City is a collective of visual & performance artists. We aim to capture life around our Circle City and bring issues that people ignore to light through art, music, fashion, and philanthropy. We’re circling this city with one eye open.
Classic Ragtime Society of Indiana
This organization offers a common meeting ground for lovers of ragtime and early jazz syncopated music, and promotes this music’s historical significance. In addition, it provides live performances and special programming.
Classical Music Indy
Classical Music Indy is the non-profit producer and syndicator of classical music radio programs, the originator of numerous community engagement and education programs, and an advocate for classical music and classical music-makers.
Claude McNeal's Musical Theatre Training Program, ...
Launched in 2005, CMP is a non-profit theatre arts organization specializing in alternative theatre education programs for the greater Indianapolis area.
Under the umbrella of Claude McNeal Productions are four educational theatre programs: the ACT Out! Ensemble (our social-issues theatre troupe); Youth and the Arts training programs for young artists; student matinees in the Humanities; and the Indiana Performing Arts Initiative (an apprentice and internship arts training program incorporating professional Summer Stock shows.) Claude McNeal Productions’ staff has over 25 years of expertise in theatre education and social-issue related programming.
Clowes Memorial Hall, Butler Arts Center
From music and dance to opera and Broadway, Clowes Memorial Hall has presented the finest in performing arts since its doors opened in 1963. Clowes offers world-class entertainment and variety for audiences of all ages. Located on the campus of Butler Unversity and minutes from Broad Ripple and Downtown Indianapolis, Clowes Memorial Hall offers an extraordinary series of arts education opportunities.
Cocktail Sax is an instrumental jazz/pop quartet performing popular jazz standards as well as contemporary pop hits. The group features Tom Clark/sax, Darren Vincent/keys, Jeff Stone/bass and Larry Sauer/drums.
When requested Cocktail Sax can add either a male or female vocalist to enhance their great sound.
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