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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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Group Music Arranging

Online CLASS

Ages: 15+
Session Length: 15 Weeks
Skill Level: Intermediate with some music theory experience

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Have you ever wanted to take a piece of music and make it your own, giving it your own creative spin?

Maybe you have wanted to add new chords to a melody or make a piece of music work for different instruments? Learn the basics of music arranging! This online course introduces the music theory behind arranging, harmonizing, and orchestration. We will learn about counterpoint, primary chords, chord progressions, instrument transpositions and their ranges, and more! Throughout the course, we will have arranging exercises and weekly assignments outside of class. We will even arrange a piece of music of our choice!

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Session Day Time Fee  
March 17, 2022 - May 26, 2022 Mar 17, 2022 - May 26, 2022 Thursday 6:30pm - 7:30pm $125 Enroll

Faculty

stephan-haluska

Stephan Haluska

Instructor, Harp, Suzuki Theory

Stephan Haluska is a harpist, composer, arranger, and improviser whose music spans from classical and traditional, to jazz, pop, and experimental. Stephan attempts to expand the harp beyond its preconceived notions and stereotypes, creating new roles and opportunities for the instrument. He examines... Expand

Stephan Haluska is a harpist, composer, arranger, and improviser whose music spans from classical and traditional, to jazz, pop, and experimental. Stephan attempts to expand the harp beyond its preconceived notions and stereotypes, creating new roles and opportunities for the instrument. He examines the harp’s unique textural, harmonic, and percussive qualities. He focuses on including non-traditional harp techniques, adding preparations and tools, and explores harp sounds only possible through the use of electronic effects pedals and computer processing.

Stephan holds an MFA in Harp Performance with a concentration in Improvisation from Mills College in Oakland, CA where he studied with Zeena Parkins, Roscoe Mitchell, Fred Frith, and Karen Gottlieb. Stephan received his BA in Music Theory and Composition from Bowling Green State University where he studied with Mikel Kuehn, Elainie Lillios, and Chris Dietz. Stephan grew up in the Cleveland area where studied harp with longtime TMS harp teacher, Jocelyn Chang. Stephan releases original music for solo harp and with collaborative groups under his own name.

Stephan has been with The Music Settlement since 2017 where he teaches private harp students, group harp outreach classes, and group Suzuki music theory. He performs as a soloist and collaborator at venues around the Cleveland area, including several performances at BOP STOP at The Music Settlement.

Education
MFA, Harp Performance (concentration in Improvisation), Mills College
BA, Music Theory and Composition, Bowling Green State University Close
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