Get summer off to a beautiful start Heights Summer Music Camp, June 8-12
Reaching Heights is now accepting applications to the Heights Summer Music Camp to be held June 8 to 12 at Wiley Middle School in University Heights. Students currently enrolled in fifth through eighth grade who reside in the Cleveland Heights-University Heights school district and have two years of experience in their school’s instrumental music program are invited to participate.
This is the fifth year that Reaching Heights, a citizen support organization for the Heights schools, has partnered with the Cleveland Heights-University Heights schools to give students this summer music opportunity. Heights High Instrumental Music Director Scott Astey is the music director. District music teachers and local professionals, Heights High alumni and current music students work with campers in orchestra and sectional rehearsals, chamber groups, music theory, and in workshops focused on jazz, guitar and choral music. Camp hours are 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily.
The public is invited to the finale concert on June 12 when campers demonstrate the musical skills that they’ve honed during a week of concentrated instruction, practice and exploration.
The fee for the one week camp is $130. Financial assistance is available. Applications are due May 15 and are available at www.reachingheights.org. Space is limited. Call camp coordinator, Betsy Neylon at 440-725-6845 for more information.
Susie Kaeser is an advocate for public education. She founded Reaching Heights, a citizen advocacy organization for the CH-UH schools, in 1989 and retired as executive director in December 2007. She is a resident of Cleveland Heights and her two adult children are graduates of the Heights schools.