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spring 2011 brochure



ArtsPrep places emphasis on performance in all three academies. Each has coordinated programs that are designed to provide students with focused training to develop mastery of the skills of the discipline, combined with professional level rehearsals leading to performances at the ArtsPrep OPEN HOUSE on May 14, 2011.

Course/Lesson dates and times vary. Check individual courses for actual dates and times.


The ArtsPrep Program of the Tri-C Division of Creative Arts provides a clear pathway to success through the arts for students of all ages. ArtsPrep promotes a love of the arts through affordable and accessible training in the arts with the goal that participants who remain in the program, regardless of artistic talent, will be fully prepared to enter the college of their choosing. By focusing on rigorous, professional training, ArtsPrep develops confidence, mastery of craft, creativity, self discipline and familiarity with a college environment.



Every student in the ArtsPrep program will be challenged to do their best by a faculty of world-class teaching artists. All faculty have a performance degree in the discipline they teach, or have a long professional career of distinction. All instruction, regardless of student age or experience, is presented with great joy at a college-level quality tailored specifically to the needs of our students. Our commitment is to develop students into “competent craftsmen� who have the opportunity to fully realize their talent at any level they choose.


foundation classes

for the littlest ones Dance FUNdamentals (Ages: 4 - 6) (East Campus – ESS 1303A) Saturdays, 10:30am – 11:20am Price: $125 January 22– May 14, 2011 (no class on April 2nd)

Dance FUNdamentals (Ages: 4 - 6) Metro Campus - CCA 017) Saturdays, 12:40pm-1:30 pm Price: $125 January 22– May 14, 2011 (no class on April 2nd)

Give dance a try with this introductory class. Students will experience the joy of dance while exploring fundamental movement concepts. Through creative exercises and active learning, students will be introduced to basic dance technique from ballet to modern dance. An end of term presentation showcasing the semester’s work will be presented at the Open House on May 14th.

Ballet/Modern Dance I (Ages: 7-9) (Metro Campus – CCA 017) January 22 – May 14, 2011 Price: $150 Saturdays, 1:40 pm – 2:40 pm (no class on April 2nd)

In addition to classic Ballet technique, this class will emphasize a mixture of Graham, Horton, Hawkins, and Limon-based contemporary techniques to develop musicality, core strength, and personal expression. Students will be introduced to ballet vocabulary, floor work, center work, movement across the floor, flexibility, and alignment as well as the exploration of creative improvisation. An end of term presentation showcasing the semester’s work will be presented at the Open House on May 14th.

Ballet/Modern Dance II (Ages: Teen/Adult) (Metro Campus – CCA 018) January 22 – May 14, 2011 Price: $200 Saturdays, 12:40 pm – 2:40 pm (no class on April 2nd)

This class will continue the work emphasized in Ballet/Modern Dance I. Through at least 1/2 hour of rehearsal each week, focus will be greatly increased on an original end of term Dance Concert presented at the Open House on May 14th.

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the dance program


artsprep dance academy The ArtsPrep Dance Academy exists to train students in the art of dance and equip them with the skills needed for entry into college. The program, available to all skill levels, provides students the opportunity to explore various styles of dance, express themselves creatively, and develop the technical foundation and physical conditioning needed to progress into more advanced dance instruction. Progressive classes in modern dance and ballet will prepare students to excel technically and artistically. Excellence in performance will be developed through a presentation at the end of each term. Taught by the area’s top professional dancers, the Dance Academy’s course offerings emphasize discipline, commitment, focus, and fun! The ArtsPrep Dance Academy will provide opportunity for talented students to acquire the necessary skills required for success in college dance programs and, ultimately, in the field of dance through the training made available in our course offerings.



A World-Class Opportunity for Students Interested in String Instruments

The Orchestra Program (T.O.P.) (Ages: 9-16) (Metro Campus - Auditorium) January 22 – May 14, 2011 Price: $200 Saturdays, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon (no class on April 2nd) T.O.P. includes multi-faced classes presented in a dynamic, vibrant, intense, and fun way that will incorporate instruction in all the elements necessary to ultimately be able to play in a full orchestra. The program consists of two coordinated classes: the Orchestra Rehearsal and Theory/Group Instrumental Lessons. In the Orchestra Rehearsal, students will learn to be responsible for their individual parts, and will learn to work collaboratively with their fellow students and the conductor. In the Theory/Group Instrumental Lessons students are introduced to the basic performance techniques for their instruments. These techniques include correct instrument and bow position, note reading, development of aural skills, rhythm and pitch.

the orchestra program

*Made possible through the generous support of the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation.


artsprep music academy The ArtsPrep Music Academy nurtures appreciation and passion for one of the oldest and most popular forms of art. From classical piano, to jazz or rock and roll, our classes and individual instrument lessons examine all aspects of music: music reading, development of technical skills, sense of rhythm, and all of the elements that contribute to a successful performance. With additional activities such as concerts, lectures, and master-classes, students will learn the great beauty of the art of music and participate in an end-of the year recital. We invite you to discover the emotional power and intellectual stimulation of making music through the many opportunities provided by the ArtsPrep Music Academy.

All students in T.O.P. will also be given a significant discount for private instrumental lessons, and every effort will be made to schedule those lessons at the most convenient times for each individual. An end of term concert showcasing the semester’s work will be presented at the Open House on May 14th.


JazzPrep (Ages: 12-18) (Metro Campus - CCA 310) January 22 – May 14, 2011 Price: $200 Saturdays, 1:00 - 4:00 pm (no class on April 2nd) Tri-C JazzFest High School All-Stars (Metro Campus - CCA 310) January 26 – May 14, 2011 Price: $200 Wednesdays, 7:30 - 10:00 pm (No class on March 30th)

the jazz program

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This program includes large and small ensembles, music theory and jazz improvisation. The students engage in workshops and clinics lead by the JazzFest Artists-In-Residence, and are provided opportunities to perform at various times of the semester. An end of term concert showcasing the semester’s work will be presented at the Open House on May 14th.

Contact Steve Enos at to learn how to apply to this world class program.

This unique program bridges the gap from the non-credit to the credit side of Tri-C’s jazz program. Students from JazzPrep can be recommended by their instructors for the Tri-C JazzFest High School All-Stars band. They will initially be part of JazzPrep, and over time will be guided into the Jazz Studies program where they can apply to participate in the All-Stars for college credit through the PSEOP program. The Tri-C Jazz All-Stars are one of the top bands in Ohio, and boast alumni who have gone on to Juilliard, Berklee College of Music, and Oberlin Conservatory, among other world-class programs. Internationally renowned recording artists Dominick Farinacci, Sean Jones and Jerome Jennings all started in the Tri-C Jazz All-Stars. The All-Stars perform regionally in venues such as PlayhouseSquare, Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland, Tower City and many others. This past spring the Tri-C JazzFest High School All Stars performed at the Hanna Theatre with the Monterey JazzFest Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, and will perform several times at the 31st Annual Tri-C JazzFest, and with the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra Quintet w/Sean Jones on Sunday, May 15th, on Tri-C’s Main Stage Theatre.

artsprep jazz program Tri-C is recognized internationally for the caliber of its jazz education programs, and its design serves as the inspiration for the entre ArtsPrep program. Students interested in exploring jazz music start in JazzPrep at different levels of playing ability. As they improve their skill and interest level, they can move on to the Tri-C JazzFest High School All Stars, under the direction of Stephen Enos, which is a premier ensemble. There are two stages to this program: those moving up from JazzPrep, and those who are taking the ensemble for college credit. Students who then move on to, and successfully complete, the Tri-C JazzStudies for-credit program will have assembled enough credits to be recommended to Berklee College of Music in Boston as a junior.



private lessons

private lessons

Private Lessons (Ages: 4 - Adult) (West, East & Metro Campuses) January 22 - May 8, 2011 Price: 30 min. Lessons - $295.00 45 min. Lessons - $440.00 60 min. Lessons - $580.00 Lessons are arranged at mutually agreeable times between instructors and students. Call 216-987-6145 to schedule lesson day/time. (no lessons the week of March 28 – April 3, 2011)


Students in private lessons work toward the mastery of instrumental or vocal techniques and the aesthetic and creative aspects of music. Instruction is available for most instruments including piano, voice, guitar, drums, strings, brass, and woodwinds. From beginners to competition-ready virtuosos, our dynamic faculty, flexible schedule and exciting learning environment gives our students the opportunity to examine in depth all aspects of vocal and instrumental playing along with the basics of music theory. Our curriculum includes lesson plans for students who are studying for pure enjoyment, as well as a more traditional “conservatorylike� program that prepares students with professional aspirations to prepare for college auditions or competitions. Prices for the most advanced level are higher than those listed above. Please call 216-987-6145 to inquire about these very specialized lessons. Each private lesson student will have the opportunity to perform at the end of term recitals on Saturday, May 7th at Metro Campus, and Sunday, May 8th at East and West Campuses.


music courses Music Theory (Ages: Teen to Adult) (Metro Campus – CCA 312) January 22 – May 14, 2011 Price: $150 Saturdays, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm (no class on April 2nd)

Students will learn the elements that regulate the language of music. Our Solfege class will teach traditional music notation, ear training, melody, pitch, scales, modes and rhythm. Music Theory class, even though not mandatory, is strongly recommended for all our music students. This class will be made available on each college campus should interest dictate.

Recording Arts and Technology (Ages: 14-18) (Metro Campus – CCA 302) January 22 – May 14, 2011 Price: $300 Saturdays, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon (no class on April 2nd)

Record your own CD! In a single semester, you’ll learn how to manufacture, market and sell a CD. Learn to write, record, produce and distribute your own CD using professional mixers, microphones and software. Find the tricks of the trade needed to become a successful producer of your own slammin’ tracks.

Vintage Rock Bands (Ages: Teen to Adult) Price: $300 (Metro Campus – CCA 312) January 25 - May 14, 2011 Tuesdays, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm (no class on March 29th)

Have you ever dreamed of being in a rock band? Well this is your opportunity! Develop your musical and performance talents through interaction with peers while discovering the creativity of performing in a band. Our instructors are award-winning professional musicians who lead popular rock and blues bands. They provide instruction in all components involved in being a member of a rock band. Band members will perform a concert at the Open House on May 14th.

Additional Bands and evenings may be added as interest dictates.



ArtsPrep Theatre Arts Program (T.A.P.) (Ages: 13-18) (Metro Campus – CCA 107 & 017) January 22 – May 14, 2011 Price: $200 Saturdays, 9:00 – 12:30 pm (no class on April 2nd) In T.A.P., members will explore the depths of their creativity in a nurturing/ supportive environment which promotes their intellectual, artistic and personal growth. Working with top theater professionals in the industry, students will experience the joy of live performance. So, if you love theater or you just want to improve communication skills, join T.A.P. for the experience of a lifetime.

theatre acadamy

Each week, T.A.P. students will take stimulating classes in Acting and Character Development, along with work on voice and movement. Students who complete the program will be fully prepared to audition for a college and or conservatory of their choosing. The last part of each week will be focused on rehearsal for a full production to be presented at the Open House on May 14th.


artsprep theatre academy In the ArtsPrep Theatre Academy students can explore the exciting world of theatre. Students are guided to challenge their perceived limitations in a supportive environment designed to celebrate their accomplishments. Students who complete the program will be fully prepared to move on to a college or conservatory of their choosing with all the skills needed to succeed.


artsprep financial aid Families may qualify for a need-based scholarship for all private lessons and course offerings. Contact the ArtsPrep office @ 216-987-6145 for a scholarship application, or obtain a Financial Aid Application Form online at

artsprep college credit Any eligible high school student can take college level courses for both high school and college credit simultaneously through the Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Program (PSEOP). There are 2 types of PSEOP programs available during the academic year (the program is not available during summer): • Option A - Funded by the student/family • Option B - Funded by the state Get more information about PSEOP at:

enrolling is easy

Simply go online at to see our complete offerings, and download our registration form OR call 216-987-6145 to speak with an ArtsPrep staff member who will help you select the right program for you.

Lessons and programming are open to all. Call 216-987-6145 Email or Visit

ArtsPrep can tailor a program to fit the arts needs of any individual school. Call John Eby at 216-987-3367 to learn how we can meet the needs of your students in a highly professional, affordable and fun fashion through a program designed specifically around your school schedule.



S a v e save t h ethe D adate te Don’t miss the 32nd annual



April 28 – May 8, 2011

free exclusively to artsprep members! classical piano recital series $15 full price $10 seniors/students general seating 216-987-4444 for more information on the 2010-11 classical piano recital series, visit to request a recital series brochure, please call 216-987-4444.

Great performances Great music A Cleveland Tradition!

SPECIAL EVENT leslie howard and the CIM orchestra conducted by carl topilow and leslie howard

march 23, 2011 8pm - pre-concert talk at 7pm kulas hall the cleveland institute of music

Featuring internationally acclaimed and rising young stars, the Classical Piano Recital Series is the only one of its kind in Cleveland. The series, which the Plain Dealer hailed as “the prime keyboard destination in Northeast Ohio,” moves to its new home this season in the Gartner Auditorium at the Cleveland Museum of Art in University Circle, which reopened last spring after a $6.1 million renovation.

Great stars


hugues leclere february 13, 2011 2pm Gartner Auditorium Cleveland Museum of Art


metropolitan campus

eastern campus

divinity luthern church

western campus

woodland avenue between e.30th & e.22nd

4250 richmond road highland hills, oh 44122

11877 blossom avenue parma hts, oh 44130

11000 pleasant valley road parma, oh 44130

Visitors can reach the campus by traveling east or west via Euclid or Carnegie Ave. to East 30th Street and then south to the campus. From I-77 northbound take the Cuyahoga Community College exit (East 30th Street) onto Woodland Ave. From I-90 eastbound and I-71 northbound take the exit to I-77 south and immediately exit onto East 30th Street. Free, secure, underground parking is available from Woodland Avenue between E.30th and E.22nd streets. Enter through parking lot #5 or #6.

Eastern is bound by Harvard Road to the north, Emery Road to the south, Richmond Road to the east and Green Road to the west. Motorists traveling south on I-271 should take the Harvard Road exit (Exit 28B). Turn right off the exit ramp and travel west on Harvard (about a quarter mile) to Richmond Road. Turn left on Richmond Road and travel south (about a quarter mile). The entrance will appear on your right. Motorists traveling north on I-271 should take the Harvard Road exit (Exit 28B). Turn left off the exit ramp and proceed (about a quarter mile) west on Harvard to Richmond Road. Turn left on Richmond and travel south to the Eastern Campus entrance (on your right). Motorists traveling I-480 east should merge onto I-271 north (use local lanes) and then follow the directions above (north on I-271).

The Divinity Lutheran Church is located just west of York Road and just south of Pearl Rd. The church is accessible from I-77 using the Pleasant Valley Road exit and traveling west on Pleasant Valley Road to York Road, turn left on York Rd. and proceed to Barrington Blvd. Turn left and proceed to the church. From I-71 exit at Bagley Road and travel east on Bagley Road (its name changes to Pleasant Valley Road) and proceed as directed above. Motorists traveling I-480 west should exit at Ridge Rd. (exit 16), turn left and proceed to Pearl Rd. Turn right and proceed to York Road. Turn left and proceed to Barrington Blvd. Turn right and proceed to the church.

The Western Campus is bound by Pleasant Valley Road to the south and York Road to the east. The campus is accessible from I-77 using the Pleasant Valley Road exit and traveling west on Pleasant Valley Road to the campus or from I-71 exiting at Bagley Road and traveling east on Bagley Road (its name changes to Pleasant Valley Road) to the campus. Motorists traveling I-480 west should exit at Ridge Rd. (exit 16), turn left and proceed to Pearl Rd. Turn right and proceed to York. Turn left and proceed to the Western Campus entrance on your right.



Cuyahoga Community College Creative Arts 2900 Community College Avenue MCCA 109 Cleveland, OH 44115


brochure design by tri-c creative arts graduate, lauren lanzaretta


ArtsPrep Spring 2011 Brochure  

The ArtsPrep Program of the Tri-C Division of Creative Arts provides a clear pathway to success through the arts for students of all ages. A...