Heights summer music camp returns for 7th season
Cleveland Heights High School’s orchestras and bands are full of students who solidified their commitment to music by participating in the Heights Summer Music Camp. Reaching Heights founded the camp in 2005 to provide an affordable way to energize and develop young musicians, and to increase and equalize access to music enrichment experiences for local youth.
Enrollment is now open for the weeklong camp, held in partnership with the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District at Wiley Middle School from June 20–25. A concert on June 25 will showcase camper growth during the week.
The camp targets 5th–8th graders who live in the school district and have participated in their school instrumental music program for at least two years. Students in 4th grade may also apply if they have had at least a year of private lessons.
Space is limited to 85 musicians, and the deadline for applications is May 15. A placement audition for all new campers is scheduled for May 21. Financial assistance is available to ensure that all motivated music students are able to participate.
Applications are available from CH-UH instrumental music teachers, or from Reaching Heights at www.reachingheights.org or 216-932-5110.
Susie Kaeser is a resident of Cleveland Heights and the former director of Reaching Heights.