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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 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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The Settlement Singers -- Summer Session

Ages: 18+
Session Length: 6 Days
Skill Level: All Skill Levels

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The Settlement Singers is an opportunity for adults to learn new music, make new friends, and develop their performance skills.

The group aims to be fun, interactive, and social as they explore songs from many genres. Choir members will explore singing in different languages and styles as well as various choral techniques. The camp will culminate in a final public performance. All skill levels are welcome.

This is a six-day session, held on the following days:

  • Wednesday, July 17th
  • Friday, July 19th
  • Monday, July 22nd
  • Wednesday, July 24th
  • Thursday, July 25th
  • Friday, July 26th

Inclusion options and supportive programming may be available to assist students. Please call The Music Settlement's Center for Music Therapy at 216-421-5806 ext. 104 or email us to discuss whether a program and/or camp has the potential to be a successful experience for you. The Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship is not an eligible fund for any camp at The Music Settlement. (This fund may be used for music therapy services.)

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Session Day Time Campus Fee  
July 17, 2024 - July 26, 2024 Jul 17, 2024 - Jul 26, 2024 See description. 9:00am - 12:00pm University Circle $119 Enroll

Faculty

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Kimberly Lauritsen

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.

Education
MM, Voice, Cleveland Institute of Music Close
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