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Adult Brass Ensemble - UC Fall 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 Spring 2020

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 - OC Fall 2019

Where: Ohio City
Interested in playing in an adult cello ensemble? From Bach chorales to Brubeck standards, Bartok to the Beatles, there are an abundance of arrangements for cello ensembles. Each session will include a mix of general skills and drills for bow and left hand as well as rehearsing specific pieces. This ensemble is designed for cellists of intermediate to advanced skill level. Skill requirements: two-octave scales, 0 to 3 sharp and 3 flat key signatures, and some work in thumb position. If you are unable to meet during the day, please contact Ida Mercer at imercer@themusicsettlement.org to discuss alternative cello ensemble opportunities.

Adult Cello Ensemble - OC Spring 2020

Where: Ohio City
Interested in playing in an adult cello ensemble? From Bach chorales to Brubeck standards, Bartok to the Beatles, there are an abundance of arrangements for cello ensembles. Each session will include a mix of general skills and drills for bow and left hand as well as rehearsing specific pieces. This ensemble is designed for cellists of intermediate to advanced skill level. Skill requirements: two-octave scales, 0 to 3 sharp and 3 flat key signatures, and some work in thumb position. If you are unable to meet during the day, please contact Ida Mercer at imercer@themusicsettlement.org to discuss alternative cello ensemble opportunities.

Adult Orchestra - UC Fall 2019

Where: University Circle
This orchestra is geared towards advanced beginner and intermediate adults of all ages who would like to play in a group setting, and is open to string, woodwind, brass and percussion players. 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!

Adult Orchestra - UC Spring 2020

Where: University Circle
This orchestra is geared towards advanced beginner and intermediate adults of all ages who would like to play in a group setting, and is open to string, woodwind, brass and percussion players. 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!

Advanced Teen Cello Ensemble - UC Fall 2019

Where: University Circle
This ensemble explores a wide range of styles and repertoire, from Bach Chorales to arrangements of Beethoven, Bartok, Brubeck standards, and Beatles tunes. As its name suggests, this is for the advanced player. Skill requirements: three-octave scales in all major and minor keys and solid grounding in Thumb Position. Audition required. Please note: this ensemble meets on alternate weeks.

Advanced Teen Cello Ensemble - UC Spring 2020

Where: University Circle
This ensemble explores a wide range of styles and repertoire, from Bach Chorales to arrangements of Beethoven, Bartok, Brubeck standards, and Beatles tunes. As its name suggests, this is for the advanced player. Skill requirements: three-octave scales in all major and minor keys and solid grounding in Thumb Position. Audition required. Please note: this ensemble meets on alternate weeks.

Amati Chamber Orchestra - UC Fall 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. Upon enrollment into the first semester, participants will also be automatically enrolled in the second semester. 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 - UC Spring 2020

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 - UC Fall 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.

Beginning Chamber Orchestra - UC Spring 2020

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.

Brass Ensemble - UC Fall 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.)

Brass Ensemble - UC Spring 2020

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.)

Champagne Flutes - OC Fall 2019

Where: Ohio City
Champagne Flutes is a small ensemble geared toward intermediate level adult flutists who would like to have fun playing with others and enhance their ensemble playing skills. Group members typically play one to a part and work on tone, balance, cueing, and play a wide variety of repertoire. The alto, bass and contrabass flutes will also be used on occasion. Prerequisites: 2 and 1/2 octave range and ability to play in key signatures of up to 4 sharps and flats. If you're unsure which of our flute ensembles is right for you, please contact Linda White (lwhite@themusicsettlement.org) or Jane Berkner (jberkner@themusicsettlement.org).

Champagne Flutes - OC Spring 2020

Where: Ohio City
Champagne Flutes is a small ensemble geared toward intermediate level adult flutists who would like to have fun playing with others and enhance their ensemble playing skills. Group members typically play one to a part and work on tone, balance, cueing, and play a wide variety of repertoire. The alto, bass and contrabass flutes will also be used on occasion. Prerequisites: 2 and 1/2 octave range and ability to play in key signatures of up to 4 sharps and flats. If you're unsure which of our flute ensembles is right for you, please contact Linda White (lwhite@themusicsettlement.org) or Jane Berkner (jberkner@themusicsettlement.org).

Cleveland BoyChoir - OC Fall 2019

Where: Ohio City
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 historic Cleveland ensemble will perform around the city and throughout the region. Financial aid and scholarships are available.

Cleveland BoyChoir - OC Spring 2020

Where: Ohio City
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 historic Cleveland ensemble will perform around the city and throughout the region. Financial aid and scholarships are available.

Cleveland Pops Youth Orchestra - UC Fall 2019

Where: University Circle
The renowned Cleveland Pops Orchestra, in collaboration with The Music Settlement, presents the Cleveland Pops Youth Orchestra (CPYO). The ensemble nurtures and trains young musicians to reach their full artistic potential while promoting critical thinking, self-confidence, and leadership skills through music. Students will rehearse weekly under the baton of Carl Topilow as they explore the music of Broadway, Hollywood, jazz, light classics, and popular songs. Open to intermediate to advanced string, woodwind, and brass students ages 12 to 18 by audition. CPYO will also have unique performance opportunities in collaboration with The Cleveland Pops. For audition information, please contact Brianna Ferris at bferris@clevelandpops.com or call 216-765-7677.

Cleveland Pops Youth Orchestra - UC Spring 2020

Where: University Circle
The renowned Cleveland Pops Orchestra, in collaboration with The Music Settlement, presents the Cleveland Pops Youth Orchestra (CPYO). The ensemble nurtures and trains young musicians to reach their full artistic potential while promoting critical thinking, self-confidence, and leadership skills through music. Students will rehearse weekly under the baton of Carl Topilow as they explore the music of Broadway, Hollywood, jazz, light classics, and popular songs. Open to intermediate to advanced string, woodwind, and brass students ages 12 to 18 by audition. CPYO will also have unique performance opportunities in collaboration with The Cleveland Pops. For audition information, please contact Brianna Ferris at bferris@clevelandpops.com or call 216-765-7677.

Flautrageous Flute Choir - UC Fall 2019

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 or Advanced skill level. If you're unsure which of our flute ensembles is right for you, please contact Linda White (lwhite@themusicsettlement.org) or Jane Berkner (jberkner@themusicsettlement.org).

Flautrageous Flute Choir - UC Spring 2020

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 or Advanced skill level. If you're unsure which of our flute ensembles is right for you, please contact Linda White (lwhite@themusicsettlement.org) or Jane Berkner (jberkner@themusicsettlement.org).

Guitar Ensemble - UC Fall 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. Notes: Bring guitar and a footstool.  More Information .

Guitar Ensemble - UC Spring 2020

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 - UC Fall 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.

Junior Chamber Orchestra - UC Spring 2020

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.

Magnolia Flute Ensemble - UC Fall 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 or returning to their journey on the flute. Prerequisites: Knowledge of major scales up to 3 flats and 2 sharps (at least one octave), and ability to read music with basic rhythmic notation. If you're unsure which of our flute ensembles is right for you, please contact Linda White (lwhite@themusicsettlement.org) or Jane Berkner (jberkner@themusicsettlement.org).

Magnolia Flute Ensemble - UC Spring 2020

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 or returning to their journey on the flute. Prerequisites: Knowledge of major scales up to 3 flats and 2 sharps (at least one octave), and ability to read music with basic rhythmic notation. If you're unsure which of our flute ensembles is right for you, please contact Linda White (lwhite@themusicsettlement.org) or Jane Berkner (jberkner@themusicsettlement.org).

Percussion Ensemble - UC Fall 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 and parts of the body. Prerequisite: Intermediate skill level or above.

Percussion Ensemble - UC Spring 2020

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 and parts of the body.

Rock & Pop Academy at The Music Settlement - UC Fall 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 explore the rock and pop genres. Available for the following instruments: electric bass, guitar (electric preferred), piano, drums, and voice. The Academy offers three 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. (Please note: the 11:00 am group does not include the theory/ history class.)

Rock & Pop Academy at The Music Settlement - UC Spring 2020

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 explore the rock and pop genres. Available for the following instruments: electric bass, guitar (electric preferred), piano, drums, and voice. The Academy offers three 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. (Please note: the 11:00 am group does not include the theory/ history class.)

Rock & Pop Academy at TMS - OC Fall 2019

Where: Ohio City
The Rock & Pop Academy at The Music Settlement is a performance program designed for young beginning, intermediate and advanced musicians who wish to 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 2020

Where: Ohio City
The Rock & Pop Academy at The Music Settlement is a performance program designed for young beginning, intermediate and advanced musicians who wish to 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.

Root Beer Flute Ensemble - UC Spring 2020

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 or returning to their journey on the flute. Prerequisites: Knowledge of major scales up to 3 flats and 2 sharps (at least one octave), and ability to read music with basic rhythmic notation. If you're unsure which of our flute ensembles is right for you, please contact Linda White (lwhite@themusicsettlement.org) or Jane Berkner (jberkner@themusicsettlement.org).

Root Beer Flutes Ensemble - UC Fall 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.

Settlement Singers Active Adult Choir - UC Fall 2019

Where: University Circle
he 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. The course will culminate in a celebratory performance for friends, family, and the community.

Settlement Singers Active Adult Choir - UC Spring 2020

Where: University Circle
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. The course will culminate in a celebratory performance for friends, family, and the community.

Small Chamber Ensemble Inquiry - OC 2018-2019

Where: Ohio City
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. Please contact the ECS office directly at 216-421-5806 ext. 100 or ecs@themusicsettlement.org. The Center for Music will be in contact to place you in a chamber ensemble. 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 of participants.

Small Chamber Ensemble Inquiry - UC 2018-2019

Where: Ohio City
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. Please contact the ECS office directly at 216-421-5806 ext. 100 or ecs@themusicsettlement.org. The Center for Music will be in contact to place you in a chamber ensemble. 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 of participants.

Youth Latin Jazz Band - (OC) Spring 2020

Where: Ohio City
Students will learn Latin Jazz arrangements, Afro-Cuban hand percussion, soloing and improvisation, and ensemble playing while covering styles from Cuban, to Brazillian, to Puerto Rican and beyond. Open to students in grades 8-12 with a minimum of one year private study on drums, percussion, woodwinds, brass, bass guitar, and piano.

Youth Latin Jazz Band Program - OC Fall 2019

Where: Ohio City
Students will learn Latin Jazz arrangements, Afro-Cuban hand percussion, soloing and improvisation, and ensemble playing while covering styles from Cuban, to Brazillian, to Puerto Rican and beyond. Open to students in grades 8-12 with a minimum of one year private study on drums, percussion, woodwinds, brass, bass guitar, and piano.

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