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Music Instruction Music Instruction

Award-winning music lessons, ensembles, and group classes for aspiring musicians of all ages and skill levels — children, teens, and adults.

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Early Childhood Early Childhood

Morning & Full Day Preschool programs with a child-centered, full, curriculum of creative specials like music, science, drama, Social and Emotional Learning and more!

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Music Therapy Music Therapy

Established in 1966, our pioneering Center for Music Therapy (CMT) uses guided music experiences to help individuals meet life's challenges.

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Bop Stop Bop Stop

BOP STOP at The Music Settlement is Cleveland's premier listening room: an intimate, acoustically pristine performance venue with sweeping views of Lake Erie.

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Adult Orchestra

Ages: 18+
Session Length: 15 Weeks
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner to Intermediate

adult-orchestra

This orchestra is geared towards advanced beginner and intermediate adults of all ages who would like to play in a group setting, and is open to string, woodwind, brass and percussion players. Previous ensemble experience is not necessary. This is a great opportunity for those who may have played previously in life to get back in the game!

Please Note: The Fall 2021 semester is inteded for fully vaccinated individuals only. Masks and horn bell covers are required at all times. If you would like guidance on resources for musician masks and bell covers, or have any questions or concerns, please contact us at Music@TheMusicSettlement.org.

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Session Day Time Campus Fee  
October 04, 2021 - January 31, 2022 Oct 04, 2021 - Jan 31, 2022 Monday 7:15pm - 8:45pm University Circle $195 Enroll
February 07, 2022 - May 16, 2022 Feb 07, 2022 - May 16, 2022 Monday 7:15pm - 8:45pm University Circle $195 Enroll

Faculty

nathan-kruse

Nathan Kruse

Instructor, Theory; Ensemble Director, Adult Orchestra

Nathan B. Kruse is Associate Professor of Music Education and Coordinator of Graduate Studies in Music Education at Case Western Reserve University. Kruse joined the CWRU faculty in 2013 and teaches courses in research methods, music cognition and learning, vernacular music, and classroom guitar. Pr... Expand

Nathan B. Kruse is Associate Professor of Music Education and Coordinator of Graduate Studies in Music Education at Case Western Reserve University. Kruse joined the CWRU faculty in 2013 and teaches courses in research methods, music cognition and learning, vernacular music, and classroom guitar. Prior to his appointment at CWRU, he served as Assistant Professor of Music Education and Coordinator of the Master’s Program in Music Education at the University of North Texas. He earned music education degrees from Butler University (BME), the University of New Mexico (MM), and Michigan State University (Ph.D.).

Kruse’s research interests include adult music education and lifespan learning, ethnographic traditions of community music, and school-university partnerships. He has presented research at national and international conferences in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, China, Thailand, Greece, and Canada, and his publications have appeared in books and peer-reviewed research journals, including the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Arts Education Policy Review, the International Journal of Community Music, the Journal of Music Teacher Education, Research Studies in Music Education, the Journal of Music, Technology, and Education, Contributions to Music Education, and Visions of Research in Music Education. He is currently an editorial board member of the Journal of Music Teacher Education and Visions of Research in Music Education.

Kruse taught middle school and high school instrumental music in New Mexico and Michigan, and remains an active public school colleague as a conductor, clinician, and performer. He is a member of the College Music Society, the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA), Pi Kappa Lambda, Mu Phi Epsilon, and Kappa Kappa Psi. In addition, Kruse was a graduate fellow in the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (2006-2007), and was a recipient of the Excellence-in-Teaching Citation at Michigan State University (2007), the Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Adult and Community Music Education Special Research Interest Group (2008), and was nominated for the J. H. Shelton Excellence in Teaching Award at the University of North Texas (2010) and the John S. Diekhoff Award for Graduate Mentorship at Case Western Reserve University (2015).

Education
Ph.D., Michigan State University
M.M., University of New Mexico
B.M.E., Butler University Close
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