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Cleveland Pops Youth Orchestra

Ages: 12 - 18
Session Length: 15 Weeks
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced

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In partnership with the renowned Cleveland Pops Orchestra, this ensemble nurtures and trains young musicians to reach their full artistic potential.

Under the baton of Carl Topilow, students will explore the music of Broadway, Hollywood, Jazz, and light classics. Each semester will culminate in a performance for friends and family. Students will also have unique opportunities to play alongside the Cleveland Pops Orchestra.

Semester 1 -- No class on September 26th. Additional rehearsal added on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Note: For the 2022 - 2023 school year, all members of the Cleveland Pops Youth Orchestra will be required to wear face masks.

Instrumentation: Strings, winds, brass, percussion (Semester 1 will be strings only.)

Prerequisite: All new students must complete an audition. Click below to submit an audition request form.

AUDITION FORM

Students who have previously participated in this ensemble do not need to complete an audition and are welcome to register at this time. Click the "Enroll" button below to proceed.

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Session Day Time Campus Fee  
October 03, 2022 - January 30, 2023 Oct 03, 2022 - Jan 30, 2023 Monday 6:00pm - 7:30pm University Circle $225 Join Waitlist
February 06, 2023 - May 15, 2023 Feb 06, 2023 - May 15, 2023 Monday 6:00pm - 7:30pm University Circle $225 Enroll

Faculty

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Carl Topilow

Ensemble, Cleveland Pops Youth Orchestra

Currently in his 25th year as founding conductor of the Cleveland Pops Orchestra, Carl Topilow has seen the orchestra become one of Cleveland’s most exciting and vital performing arts ensembles, presenting the best of symphonic pops music to enthusiastic and passionate audiences. Topilow has... Expand

Currently in his 25th year as founding conductor of the Cleveland Pops Orchestra, Carl Topilow has seen the orchestra become one of Cleveland’s most exciting and vital performing arts ensembles, presenting the best of symphonic pops music to enthusiastic and passionate audiences.

Topilow has appeared as guest conductor with over 125 orchestras in 37 states and 12 foreign countries. He also holds conducting posts at the National Repertory Orchestra and with the Firelands Symphony. After 37 years as head of the orchestra program at the Cleveland Institute of Music, he was named Faculty Emeritus in 2018.

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