Students in the Vocal Music program gain technical skills and professional performance content knowledge through participation in the Intermediate Concert Choir, R. Nathaniel Dett Concert Choir and the JazzArt Ensemble.
The Vocal Music curriculum focuses on the study of varied styles of choral music, including: Classical, Spiritual and Jazz. Students in the intermediate choir receive instruction on vocal blending skills, sight-reading, diction and inner-part singing. The Dett Concert Choir builds upon these foundational skills and exposes students to the finest choral music ever composed. The Dett Concert Choir has appeared in Greater Cleveland’s most prestigious venues, including the Cleveland Institute of Music, Cleveland Museum of Art and Severance Hall.
The JazzArt Ensemble is a highly trained, competitive, and disciplined performance ensemble. Cleveland School of the Arts students may audition to study and perform with this ensemble.
Orchestra & Band (instrumental music)
Students in the Instrumental Music program develop and refine their technical skills through the rigorous study of classical, jazz, and popular music styles.
The Instrumental Music curriculum is designed to develop the musical intelligence and potential of every student. Students focus their studies in one of two primary ensembles: Orchestra or Band.
Students receive instruction from Instrumental Music faculty and professional teaching artists in large and small ensembles, sectionals, private lessons, and most importantly, individual practice. Under the direction of these professionals, students have performed at The Cleveland Museum of Art, The Cleveland Natural History Museum, The Cleveland Institute of Music, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland State University, and Severance Hall.