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

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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

Ages: 18+
Session Length: 15 Weeks (6 Days in Summer)
Skill Level: Beginner and Up

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The Settlement Singers is a co-ed ensemble for adults interested in expressing themselves through music.

The Settlement Singers is a co-ed ensemble for adults 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.

This course caters to those nearing or at retirement age, but all adults are welcome to participate.

If this is your first enrollment of the school year in the Center for Music (September – June), a non-refundable registration fee is due at the time of enrollment ($35 for a single registrant, with a cap of $50 per family).


Summer Session

Join us for a summer offering of our popular choir! This summer, The Settlement Singers will meet for six days (Wednesday, July 17th; Friday, July 19th; Monday, July 22nd; Wednesday, July 24th; Thursday, July 25th; and Friday, July 26th) for three hours per day to rehearse new music for a public performance. Click below to register today!

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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.

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MM, Voice, Cleveland Institute of Music Close
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TMS is your musical Home Away from Home.

Kimberly Lauritsen, Instructor

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