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Inlet Dance Theatre

Dedicated to performing with a high level of quality, skill, innovation and purpose, Inlet Dance Theatre is one of the region’s most exciting professional contemporary dance companies. Inlet utilizes dance to encourage individual personal development through training and mentoring, while exploring the issues of life. Inlet Dance Theatre is housed in Burke Mansion, hosts classes in our Dance Studio, and can be found online here. Please visit this page for more information about current Inlet Dance Theatre classes at The Music Settlement.

The Cleveland Cello Quartet

The Cleveland Cello Quartet -- Anna Hurt, Carlyn Kessler, Sophie Benn, and Andris Koh -- is a dynamic new ensemble dedicated to promoting the cello as a versatile and eclectic instrument. Performing a genre-bending fusion of classical, jazz, and pop music, the group is quickly establishing itself as a fresh sound in the Cleveland music scene. Only in their second season, the group has already appeared at many major venues, including BOP STOP and Nighttown, as well as in less conventional Cleveland-area institutions such as the West Side Market and Toast. 

The Glenn Holmes Quartet

The Glenn Holmes Quartet is one of the most in-demand jazz quartets in Cleveland. Led by TMS teaching faculty Glenn Holmes (bass), the quartet is comprised of Holmes, TMS instructor Drene Ivy (piano), Johnny Cochran (saxophone), and Paul Samuels (Drums). They write incredible original music and arrangements of standards. The quartet can often be found performing at BOP STOP at The Music Settlement.

The Gruca White Ensemble

The Gruca White Ensemble was formed in April 2013 as part of The Music Settlement’s Centennial Celebration, and became Artists in Residence for the vibrant Cleveland community music school the following year.  Classical Guitarist Robert Gruca and flutist Linda White offer an entirely new concert experience by alternating the best of the flute and guitar repertoire, their own arrangements of latin, jazz, and rock tunes with a short impromptus: improvised jams in a variety of styles that will make you want to join in. The Gruca White Ensemble is online at

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Cleveland Magazine, "Best Music Instruction" 2015, 2016, 2017

Inlet Dance -> Jacob's Pillow

First OH modern-dance performance at JP in nearly 50 years!

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