The Institute of Persian Performing Arts


The Institute of Persian Performing Arts was organized in order to promote the preservation and presentation of the arts and cultures of Iran and the surrounding areas. The Institute brings together and focuses the endeavors of outstanding scholars and artists from all over the world. The Institute provides musical instruction for instrumentalists and vocalists, and maintains a library of written, audio, and visual materials which are made available to qualified scholars and students. Other activities of the Institute include the establishment of a collection of cultural materials -- musical instruments, costumes, works of art, and so forth -- and the sponsorship of scholarly research, artistic endeavors, cross-cultural exchanges, and the construction of musical instruments. This includes the presentation of concerts by distinguished musical artists, the distribution of rare sound recordings, and the publishing of materials collected in the field by scholars from several different academic and artistic areas.

The Institute invites you to support its activities by becoming a member. Members receive advance notification of events (including concerts), discounted or free admissions to Institute-sponsored events, and other benefits.

The Institute of Persian Performing Arts is a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation, and all contributions thereto are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Membership is $100 per year. Please send a check for that amount, payable to "IPPA" or "The Institute of Persian Performing Arts", to the address below. Be sure to indicate your address, phone number, and EMail address.

The Institute of Persian Performing Arts

Click here to download (PDF format) the booklet "Cultural Parameters of Iranian Musical Expression", edited by Margaret Caton and Neil Siegel

Click here to correspond via EMail.

The Institute was founded by Morteza Varzi, one of the great masters of Persian traditional music.

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