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Adult Brass Ensemble (Spring 2018)

Where: University Circle
Brass players are invited to regain and further develop ensemble playing skills with other adult brass musicians. Ensembles may range from trios to brass choirs. Musicians will be placed in appropriate heterogeneous and homogenous ensembles based on experience. Prerequisite: Must be able to read music. Sight-reading ability is helpful. Beginners are welcome if they also enroll in private lessons.

Adult Brass Ensemble - UC - Spring 2019

Where: University Circle
Brass players are invited to regain and further develop ensemble playing skills with other adult brass musicians. Ensembles may range from trios to brass choirs. Musicians will be placed in appropriate heterogeneous and homogeneous ensembles based on experience. Prerequisite: Must be able to read music. Sight-reading ability is helpful. Beginners are welcome if they also enroll in private lessons. Other meeting times may be available. Please contact us for more information.

Adult Brass Ensemble - UC Fall 2018

Where: University Circle
Brass players are invited to regain and further develop ensemble playing skills with other adult brass musicians. Ensembles may range from trios to brass choirs. Musicians will be placed in appropriate heterogeneous and homogeneous ensembles based on experience. Prerequisite: Must be able to read music. Sight-reading ability is helpful. Beginners are welcome if they also enroll in private lessons. Other meeting times may be available. Please contact us for more information.

Adult Cello Ensemble (Spring 2018)

Where: University Circle
This informal group meets every other week to focus on ensemble playing in a fun, low-key atmosphere. It can serve as a first ensemble experience for the intermediate cellist or as a casual reading opportunity for the more experienced player. Prerequisite: Intermediate skill level or above.

Adult Vocal Jazz Ensemble (Spring 2018)

Where: University Circle
Adults will have fun exploring popular and Jazz vocal harmonies in a small, tight-knit singing group. Participants will have the opportunity to work on background vocals, blending techniques, harmonizing, and more. The ensemble will perform both a cappella and with a band. Prerequisite: Audition.

Amati Chamber Orchestra (Spring 2018)

Where: University Circle
The Amati Chamber Orchestra (formerly our Advanced Chamber Orchestra) is designed to provide musicians the opportunity to further develop their musical and technical skills with other advanced players. Open (by audition) to experienced students who play string instruments (violin, viola, cello, bass). Prerequisite: Audition. Please contact Derek Snyder at dsnyder@themusicsettlement.org or Callista Koh at ckoh@themusicsettlement.org to schedule an audition. Upon enrollment into the first semester, participants will also be automatically enrolled in the second semester.

Amati Chamber Orchestra - Fall UC - 2018

Where: University Circle
The Amati Chamber Orchestra, an advanced string ensemble, is designed to provide musicians the opportunity to further develop their musical and technical skills with other advanced players. Open (by audition) to experienced students who play string instruments (violin, viola, cello, bass). Prerequisite: Audition. Contact Derek Snyder at dsnyder@themusicsettlement.org or Callista Koh at ckoh@themusicsettlement.org to schedule an audition. Upon enrollment into the first semester, participants will also be automatically enrolled in the second semester.

Amati Chamber Orchestra - Spring UC 2019

Where: University Circle
The Amati Chamber Orchestra, an advanced string ensemble, is designed to provide musicians the opportunity to further develop their musical and technical skills with other advanced players. Open (by audition) to experienced students who play string instruments (violin, viola, cello, bass). Prerequisite: Audition. Contact Derek Snyder at dsnyder@themusicsettlement.org or Callista Koh at ckoh@themusicsettlement.org to schedule an audition.

Beginning Chamber Orchestra (Spring 2018)

Where: University Circle
Beginning Chamber Orchestra is an ensemble experience designed for beginner string players. Students will have the opportunity to learn basic note reading and ensemble playing skills. Upon enrollment in the first semester, participants will also be automatically enrolled in the second semester.

Beginning Chamber Orchestra - UC - Fall 2018

Where: University Circle
Beginning Chamber Orchestra is an ensemble experience designed for beginner string players. Students will have the opportunity to learn basic note reading and ensemble playing skills. Upon enrollment in the first semester, participants will also be automatically enrolled in the second semester.

Beginning Chamber Orchestra - UC - Spring 2019

Where: University Circle
Beginning Chamber Orchestra is an ensemble experience designed for beginner string players. Students will have the opportunity to learn basic note reading and ensemble playing skills. Upon enrollment in the first semester, participants will also be automatically enrolled in the second semester.

Brass Ensemble (Spring 2018)

Where: University Circle
Brass players are invited to further develop brass ensemble playing skills. This will augment the brass sectionals of the J@MS program, though outside students are welcome and encouraged to join. Ensembles may range from trios to brass choirs. Repertoire will cover all styles. (Note: Brass students in the J@MS program do NOT need to separately enroll in this course.)

Brass Ensemble - UC - Fall 2018

Where: University Circle
Brass players are invited to further develop brass ensemble playing skills. This will augment the brass sectionals of the J@MS program, though outside students are welcome and encouraged to join. Ensembles may range from trios to brass choirs. Repertoire will cover all styles. (Note: Brass students in the J@MS program do NOT need to separately enroll in this course.)

Brass Ensemble - UC - Spring 2019

Where: University Circle
Brass players are invited to further develop brass ensemble playing skills. This will augment the brass sectionals of the J@MS program, though outside students are welcome and encouraged to join. Ensembles may range from trios to brass choirs. Repertoire will cover all styles. (Note: Brass students in the J@MS program do NOT need to separately enroll in this course.)

Cello Ensemble (Spring 2018)

Where: University Circle
This group explores cello literature that includes original works and arrangements of Renaissance vocal pieces, Baroque gems, music from the Classical and Romantic eras, and all styles of contemporary music. Prerequisite: 2 octave scales and an intermediate skill level, or permission of the instructor.

Champagne Flutes - OC - Fall 2018

Where: University Circle
This choir ensemble group is perfect for intermediate level adults who would like to have fun while learning valuable ensemble playing skills. Prerequisites: 2 and 1/2 octave range, ability to play in key signatures up to 4 sharps and 4 flats.

Champagne Flutes - OC - Spring 2019

Where: University Circle
This choir ensemble group is perfect for intermediate level adults who would like to have fun while learning valuable ensemble playing skills. Prerequisites: 2 and 1/2 octave range, ability to play in key signatures up to 4 sharps and 4 flats.

Cleveland Boy Choir (Spring 2018)

Where: University Circle
Boys ages 10-15 will have the opportunity to learn about the choral tradition and focus on American music while meeting other youth from around the Greater Cleveland area. This popular ensemble performs around the city several times per year. Financial Aid and scholarships are available.

Cleveland BoyChoir - OC - Spring 2019

Where: University Circle
Boys ages 12-18 will have the opportunity to learn about the choral tradition and focus on American music while meeting other youth from around the Greater Cleveland area. This popular ensemble performs around the city several times per year. Financial Aid and scholarships are available.

Cleveland BoyChoir - OC Fall 2018

Where: University Circle
Boys ages 12-18 will have the opportunity to learn about the choral tradition and focus on American music while meeting other youth from around the Greater Cleveland area. This popular ensemble performs around the city several times per year. Financial Aid and scholarships are available.

Flautrageous Flute Choir (Spring 2018)

Where: University Circle
This "flautrageous" flute choir is for individuals who have a flute and want to have fun while learning to play better. A diverse repertoire of arrangements and original works provide the opportunity to try all members of the flute family, from piccolo to bass flute. Prerequisite: Intermediate or Advanced skill level.

Flautrageous Flute Choir - UC Fall 2018

Where: University Circle
Participants have the opportunity to play all members of the flute family, from piccolo to alto, bass, and contrabass flutes. Covering a broad range of repertoire, rehearsal and concerts offer detailed instruction and fine tuning of performance skills. Prerequisite: Intermediate of Advanced skill level.

Flautrageous Flute Choir - UC - Spring 2018

Where: University Circle
Participants have the opportunity to play all members of the flute family, from piccolo to alto, bass, and contrabass flutes. Covering a broad range of repertoire, rehearsal and concerts offer detailed instruction and fine tuning of performance skills. Prerequisite: Intermediate of Advanced skill level.

Guitar Ensemble (Spring 2018)

Where: University Circle
Adults and teens at the intermediate level will grow musically and technically while performing classical repertoire in this small ensemble setting. Admission is by audition only. Please call 216-421-5806 xt. 100 to schedule an audition.

Guitar Ensemble - UC Fall 2018

Where: University Circle
Adults and teens at the intermediate level will grow musically and technically while performing classical repertoire in this small ensemble setting. Admission is by audition only. Please call 216-421-5806 ext. 100 to schedule an audition. Notes: Bring guitar and a footstool.  More Information .

Guitar Ensemble - UC Spring 2019

Where: University Circle
Adults and teens at the intermediate level will grow musically and technically while performing classical repertoire in this small ensemble setting. Admission is by audition only. Please call 216-421-5806 ext. 100 to schedule an audition.

Junior Chamber Orchestra (Spring 2018)

Where: University Circle
This ensemble is designed for younger players who may be musically advanced for their age. Junior Chamber Orchestra prepares younger musicians for full participation in our Amati Chamber Orchestra through instruction in ensemble playing and musicality. Upon enrollment into the first semester, participants will also be automatically enrolled in the second semester.

Junior Chamber Orchestra - UC Fall 2018

Where: University Circle
This ensemble is designed for younger players who may be musically advanced for their age. Junior Chamber Orchestra prepares younger musicians for full participation in our Amati Chamber Orchestra through instruction in ensemble playing and musicality. Upon enrollment into the first semester, participants will also be automatically enrolled in the second semester.

Junior Chamber Orchestra - UC Spring 2019

Where: University Circle
This ensemble is designed for younger players who may be musically advanced for their age. Junior Chamber Orchestra prepares younger musicians for full participation in our Amati Chamber Orchestra through instruction in ensemble playing and musicality. Upon enrollment into the first semester, participants will also be automatically enrolled in the second semester.

Magnolia Flute Ensemble (Spring 2018)

Where: University Circle
The Magnolia Flute Ensemble is for beginning flutists who want to have fun in a small ensemble setting. Open to adults and seniors who are beginning their journey on the flute. Contact Jane Berkner, conductor, if interested. (jberkner@themusicsettlement.org) Prerequisites: Knowledge of C, F, G, Bb, and Eb major scales (at least one octave ) and ability to read sheet music with basic rhythmic notation. Contact Jane Berkner to audition.

Magnolia Flute Ensemble - UC Fall 2018

Where: University Circle
The Magnolia Flute Ensemble is for beginning flutists who want to have fun in a small ensemble setting. Open to adults and seniors who are beginning their journey on the flute. If interested, contact Jane Berkner (jberkner@themusicsettlement.org) Prerequisites: Knowledge of C, F, G, Bb, and Eb major scales (at least once octave) and ability to read sheet music with basic rhythmic notation. Contact Jane Berkner to audition.

Magnolia Flute Ensemble - UC Spring 2019

Where: University Circle
The Magnolia Flute Ensemble is for beginning flutists who want to have fun in a small ensemble setting. Open to adults and seniors who are beginning their journey on the flute. If interested, contact Jane Berkner (jberkner@themusicsettlement.org) Prerequisites: Knowledge of C, F, G, Bb, and Eb major scales (at least one octave) and ability to read sheet music with basic rhythmic notation. Contact Jane Berkner to audition.

Musical Mix & Mingle (2017-2018)

Where: University Circle
String players, wind players, pianists are invited to enjoy an afternoon of music making with other adult amateur chamber musicians. Musicians are placed in trios, quartets and quintets as appropriate, and music is distributed in advance to allow for home practice. Musicians work together on chamber Sundays, with ensemble coaches available. At the end of the afternoon, players share experiences over refreshments. Preregistration is required. Participants must be able to read music and play well enough to be placed in an ensemble. Sight-reading ability is required and will be needed in case of a repertoire change. For information, call (216) 421-5806, ext. 101. For information on chamber coaching for your pre-formed group, contact Linda White at lwhite@themusicsettlement.org.

Musical Mix & Mingle - UC 2018 - 2019

Where: University Circle
String players, wind players, pianists are invited to enjoy an afternoon of music making with other adult amateur chamber musicians. Musicians are placed in trios, quartets and quintets as appropriate, and music is distributed in advance to allow for home practice. Musicians work together on chamber Sundays, with ensemble coaches available. At the end of the afternoon, players share experiences over refreshments. Preregistration is required. Participants must be able to read music and play well enough to be placed in an ensemble. Sight-reading ability is required and will be needed in case of a repertoire change. For information, call (216) 421-5806, ext. 101. For information on chamber coaching for your pre-formed group, contact Linda White at lwhite@themusicsettlement.org.

Orchestra for Adults (Spring 2018)

Where: University Circle
This orchestra is geared towards beginning and intermediate adults of all ages who would like to play in a group setting. Previous ensemble experience is not necessary. This is a great opportunity for those who may have played in school to get back in the game!

Orchestra for Adults - UC Fall 2018

Where: University Circle
This orchestra is geared towards beginning and intermediate adults of all ages who would like to play in a group setting. Previous ensemble experience is not necessary. This is a great opportunity for those who may have played in school to get back in the game!

Orchestra for Adults - UC Spring 2019

Where: University Circle
This orchestra is geared towards beginning and intermediate adults of all ages who would like to play in a group setting. Previous ensemble experience is not necessary. This is a great opportunity for those who may have played in school to get back in the game!

Percussion Ensemble (Spring 2018)

Where: University Circle
The Music Settlement's Percussion Ensemble can best be described as a high-energy and exciting musical experience. This ensemble utilizes traditional and non-traditional instruments, from mallet instruments and drums, to trash cans, to parts of the body. Prerequisite: Intermediate skill level or above.

Percussion Ensemble - UC Fall 2018

Where: University Circle
The Music Settlement's Percussion Ensemble can best be described as a high-energy and exciting musical experience. This ensemble utilizes traditional and non-traditional instruments, from mallet instruments and drums, to trash cans, to parts of the body. Prerequisite: Intermediate skill level or above.

Percussion Ensemble - UC Spring 2019

Where: University Circle
The Music Settlement's Percussion Ensemble can best be described as a high-energy and exciting musical experience. This ensemble utilizes traditional and non-traditional instruments, from mallet instruments and drums, to trash cans, to parts of the body. Prerequisite: Intermediate skill level or above.

Rock & Blues Academy at The Music Settlement (Spring 2018)

Where: University Circle
The Rock & Blues Academy at The Music Settlement is a performance program designed for young beginning, intermediate and advanced musicians who wish to further explore the rock and blues genres. Available for the following instruments: bass (electric preferred), guitar (electric preferred), piano, drums, and voice. The Academy runs on Saturdays from 1:30pm -3:30pm and includes two components: theory/history class, and a rock group rehearsal. (Musicians will be placed in a rock/blues group based on age and experience.) Each semester will culminate in a high energy performance at a local live music venue. Prerequisites: Must have your own instrument and be able to tune it. Guitarists (electric guitars preferred) must know open chords. Keyboard players should know major and minor root position chords. Drummers and bass players should know basic grooves.

Rock & Pop Academy at The Music Settlement - UC Fall 2018

Where: University Circle
The Rock & Pop Academy at The Music Settlement is a performance program designed for young beginning, intermediate and advanced musicians who wish to further explore the rock and pop genres. Available for the following instruments: electric bass, guitar (electric preferred), piano, drums, and voice. The Academy offers two separate, two hour sessions on Saturdays that include a rock group rehearsal and theory/history class. Musicians will be placed in a group based on age and experience. Each semester will culminate in a high energy performance at a local live music venue. Prerequisites: Must have your own instrument and be able to tune it. Guitarists must know open chords. Keyboard players should know major and minor root position chords. Drummers and bass players should know basic grooves.

Rock & Pop Academy at TMS - OC Fall 2018

Where: University Circle
The Rock & Pop Academy at The Music Settlement is a performance program designed for young beginning, intermediate and advanced musicians who wish to further explore the rock and pop genres. Available for the following instruments: electric bass, guitar (electric preferred), piano, drums, and voice. The Academy includes a rock group rehearsal and theory/history class. Musicians will be placed in a group based on age and experience. Each semester will culminate in a high energy performance at a local live music venue. Prerequisites: Must have your own instrument and be able to tune it. Guitarists must know open chords. Keyboard players should know major and minor root position chords. Drummers and bass players should know basic grooves.

Rock & Pop Academy at TMS - OC Spring 2019

Where: University Circle
The Rock & Pop Academy at The Music Settlement is a performance program designed for young beginning, intermediate and advanced musicians who wish to further explore the rock and pop genres. Available for the following instruments: electric bass, guitar (electric preferred), piano, drums, and voice. The Academy includes a rock group rehearsal and theory/history class. Musicians will be placed in a group based on age and experience. Each semester will culminate in a high energy performance at a local live music venue. Prerequisites: Must have your own instrument and be able to tune it. Guitarists must know open chords. Keyboard players should know major and minor root position chords. Drummers and bass players should know basic grooves.

Rock & Pop Academyat The Music Settlement - UC Spring 2019

Where: University Circle
The Rock & Pop Academy at The Music Settlement is a performance program designed for young beginning, intermediate and advanced musicians who wish to further explore the rock and pop genres. Available for the following instruments: electric bass, guitar (electric preferred), piano, drums, and voice. The Academy offers two separate, two hour sessions on Saturdays that include a rock group rehearsal and theory/history class. Musicians will be placed in a group based on age and experience. Each semester will culminate in a high energy performance at a local live music venue. Prerequisites: Must have your own instrument and be able to tune it. Guitarists must know open chords. Keyboard players should know major and minor root position chords. Drummers and bass players should know basic grooves.

Root Beer Flute Ensemble - UC Spring 2019

Where: University Circle
Root Beer Flutes is an ensemble for advanced-beginning students aged 10 to 13 who have played flute for at least one year. Participants will rehearse flute ensemble repertoire, and receive instruction on flute-playing basics and ensemble performance skills. They will also have opportunities to try out other members of the flute family, including alto and bass flutes. Prerequisite: the ability to play one-octave major scales up to 3 flat keys and 2 sharp keys.

Root Beer Flutes Ensemble - UC Fall 2018

Where: University Circle
Root Beer Flutes is an ensemble for advanced-beginning students aged 10 to 13 who have played flute for at least one year. Participants will rehearse flute ensemble repertoire, and receive instruction on flute-playing basics and ensemble performance skills. They will also have opportunities to try out other members of the flute family, including alto and bass flutes. Prerequisite: the ability to play one-octave major scales up to 3 flat keys and 2 sharp keys.

Small Chamber Emsemble Inquiry (Spring 2018)

Where: University Circle
Playing in a chamber ensemble allows students to hone their musical skills in a social setting that promotes teamwork, leadership, and personal responsibility. Participating students will be placed in small groups, ranging from trio to sextet, according to age and experience. Chamber ensembles will explore a range of repertoire for greatest technical and artistic growth. Students will be coached by members of prominent Cleveland-based chamber ensembles. Please register in this inquiry course to be put on the placement list. You can also contact the ECS office directly at 216-421-5806 xt. 100 or ecs@themusicsettlement.org. The Center for Music will be in contact to place you in a chamber ensemble. Notes: While the Center for Music will make every effort to create groups in a timely manner, assignment to a group may not occur right away as placement is dependent on many factors, including instrument, age and experience level o participants.

Teen Vocal Jazz Ensemble & Package (Spring 2018)

Where: University Circle
Young vocalists will have the opportunity to take advantage of our premiere J@MS program. Upon enrollment into the first semester, participants will also be automatically enrolled in the second semester. Musicians can either enroll in the ensemble only (1:00-2:00), or also enjoy the J@MS immersion program (9am-1:30pm), which includes: Jazz history class, a small combo, and a theory/improvisation course. Teens will have fun exploring popular and Jazz vocal harmonies in a small, tight-knit singing group. Students will have the opportunity to work on background vocals, blending techniques, harmonizing, and more. Prerequisite: Audition

TMS POPS Ensemble and/or Package (Spring 2018)

Where: University Circle
TMS POPS is a premiere ensemble that encompasses a wide variety of American musical forms of string playing, including classical, folk, bluegrass, Jazz, blues, rock, and hip-hop. America is a musical melting pot with traditions that are derived from the European classical, Latin, and African traditions. TMS POPS presents musicians the opportunity to perform from each of these musical heritages and creatively express themselves through authentic improvisation and arranging. Students can choose to enroll in the ensemble only or the TMS POPS Package, which runs from 10am-1:30pm, and will allow musicians to further concentrate on their musical skills through collaboration with the musicians in the J@MS combos and a theory/improvisation class, taught by our J@MS faculty at The Music Settlement. Upon enrollment into the first semester, participants will also be automatically enrolled in the second semester.

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