Music Classes 

Here are the 2014 Fall semester Performing Arts Academy course offerings:

Tri-C Rock Band – Ages: Teen to Adult
Have you ever dreamed of being in a rock band? Here's 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 including the ins and outs of the music business.  Band members will perform a concert at the end of the semester.
All participants will have the opportunity to learn how to record slammin’ tracks in a world-class studio, tips on how to market their product, and instruction on how to develop their skills in creating music.  
CRN: 41239
Date: 9/3/14 - 12/16/14 
Time: 6-9pm Tuesdays
Fee: $305.00 
Location: Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts (Metro Campus)

The Orchestra Program (TOP) – Ages: 8-18
TOP. includes multifaceted classes presented in a dynamic, vibrant, intense and fun way that will incorporate instruction in all of the elements necessary to deeply learn how to play in a string orchestra. The program consists of coordinated classes in Orchestra Rehearsal and Theory and Group Instrumental Lessons.  After the first day of evaluation, students will be placed in an appropriate level to their experience.
In the Orchestra Rehearsal class, 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 and 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. Qualifying students in TOP will also be given a discount for private instrumental lessons, and every effort will be made to schedule those lessons at the most convenient times for each individual student.
* Tuition discount made possible through the generous support of the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation.
CRN: 41236
Date: 9/6/14 - 12/20/14
Time: 12:30-3:30pm Saturdays
Fee: $205.00
Location: Metro Campus 

Jazz Prep Institute- Ages: 12-19
An internationally-recognized program that gives students an opportunity to develop their skills and perform in both large and small ensembles, with focus on repertoire development, jazz theory, and improvisation. The students engage in workshops and clinics led by JazzFest Artists-In-Residence, throughout the year and at Tri-C JazzFest. Students from both Jazz Institute and the Tri-C JazzFest High School All-Stars also perform each year during the Jazzfest Education Days and at the Downbeat Invitational Concert as a part of the Tri-C Jazzfest Cleveland.
CRN: 41238
Date: 9/6/14 - 12/20/14
Time: 12:30-3:30pm Saturdays
Fee: $205.00
Location: Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts (Metro Campus)

After-School Band Program- Ages: 8-18
New Band Program that provides instruction in brass and woodwind instruments following the EL SISTEMA eduction philosophy. The program classes are held after-school on Tuesdays and Thursdays, as well as Saturday mornings.
CRN: 41410
Date: 9/2/14 - 12/20/14
Time: 4:30-6:30pm Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30-12:30pm Saturdays
Fee: $205.00
Location: Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts (Metro Campus)

*New* Vocal Ensemble- Ages: Various
CRN: 41338
Date: 9/6/14 - 12/20/14
Time: 10:30-11:30am Saturdays
Fee: $205.00
Location: Art & Music Building (Metro Campus)

*New* Guitar Ensemble- Ages: Various
Date: 9/3/14 - 12/17/14
Time: 4:30-6:30pm Wednesdays
Fee: $205.00
Location: Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts (Metro Campus)

Private Music Lessons
Through Tri-C Performing Arts Academy, students of all ages may take private musical instrument lessons from skilled, inspiring music educators at our Metro, Eastern and Western campuses during times that work for both student and teacher. Classes range from 30 minutes to one hour in length. For more information on private music lessons, please call 216-987-6145.

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Dianna Richardson
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Lori Hennessy
Janice Lee

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David McDougald

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Guy Cocchiarale

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