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BOP STOP at The Music Settlement is Cleveland's premier listening room: an intimate, acoustically pristine performance venue with sweeping views of Lake Erie.
Session Length: 15 Weeks
Skill Level: Beginner and Up
The Settlement Singers is a co-ed ensemble for active adults (55+) interested in expressing themselves through music.
Designed to foster a creative and social experience, participants will practice breathing and vocal techniques, gain performance skills, learn to read rhythms and pitch patterns, and memorize text and music. Each semester course will culminate in a celebratory performance for friends, family, and the community.
As of January 3, 2022, proof of full COVID-19 vaccination is required in order to participate in this program. For more information, please visit https://www.themusicsettlement.org/coronavirus.
|September 29, 2022 - January 26, 2023 Sep 29, 2022 - Jan 26, 2023||Thursday||10:00am - 11:30am||University Circle||$99||Enroll|
|February 09, 2023 - May 25, 2023 Feb 09, 2023 - May 25, 2023||Thursday||10:00am - 11:30am||University Circle||$99||Enroll|
Voice Department Head; Instructor, Voice, Violin, Suzuki Violin, Suzuki Theory; Ensemble Director, The Settlement Singers
Mezzo-soprano Kim Lauritsen frequently appears with The Cleveland Orchestra, most recently as soloist in The Lord of the Rings Symphony at the Blossom Music Center under the direction of the composer Howard Shore, and at Severence Hall in Debussys Le Martyre de Saint Sebastien under the baton of Mat... Expand
Mezzo-soprano Kim Lauritsen frequently appears with The Cleveland Orchestra, most recently as soloist in The Lord of the Rings Symphony at the Blossom Music Center under the direction of the composer Howard Shore, and at Severence Hall in Debussys Le Martyre de Saint Sebastien under the baton of Matthias Pintscher. She has performed lead roles with Opera per tutti, Lyric Opera Cleveland, Opera Cleveland on Tour, CIM Opera Theater, the Janiec Opera Company, and UNL's Opera Theater. A champion of new music, Ms. Lauritsen recently debuted roles in Jim Harris and Mark Hayes' new musical "Civil War Voices", Monica Houghton's opera "The Big Bonanza", and Randall Eng's opera "Florida".
Ms. Lauritsen performs with the Opera Cleveland Chorus, is Music Director of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, and teaches voice, violin, and theory at The Music Settlement. She is the recipient of the Boris Goldovsky Prize in Opera, the Vassos Prize in Art Song, a Special Encouragement Award from the Metropolitan Opera Guild, and is a student of George Vassos.