New Cleveland Pops Youth Orchestra Announced

Posted June 01, 2018 in Press Releases

Rehearsals begin this fall.

The renowned Cleveland Pops Orchestra, in collaboration with The Music Settlement, has established The Cleveland Pops Youth Orchestra to nurture and train young musicians to reach their full potential while promoting critical thinking, self-confidence, and leadership skills through music.

Starting October 1, 2018, Youth Orchestra members will rehearse each Monday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at The Music Settlement in University Circle. Under the baton of conductor Carl Topilow, Youth Orchestra members will explore the music of Broadway, Hollywood, jazz, light classics and popular songs. Auditions for the new ensemble will be open to intermediate-to-advanced skill level string, woodwind and brass students ages 12 to 18.

The Cleveland Pops Youth Orchestra musicians will also receive coaching from members of the Cleveland Pops Orchestra and teachers from The Music Settlement.
Auditions at The Music Settlement will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 28th, Monday, July 30th, and Monday, August 27th. Please contact The Music Settlement to schedule your audition time.

Concerts and other exciting performance opportunities will be announced soon.

For more information on audition dates this summer, and other details, please call The Music Settlement’s Center for Music at 216-421-5806 ext. 180 or email, or visit their website at The Music Settlement is located at 11125 Magnolia Drive, Cleveland, Ohio 44106.

By Mike Duniec

May 31, 2018


June 1, 2018
Cleveland, Ohio

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