Heights Arts offers free master classes for music students

Cellist Tanya Ell of the Cleveland Orchestra.

In collaboration with The Music Settlement, area public schools and private teachers, Heights Arts will present two master classes in its gallery at 2175 Lee Road, led by Cleveland Orchestra musicians from the Heights Arts's Close Encounters music series. Master classes are free and the public is invited to watch them.

On Sunday, Jan. 11 at 11 a.m., Tanya Ell will lead a master class in cello. Applications to participate are due by Dec. 1. Amy Lee, associate concertmaster, will conduct a class in violin on Sunday, April 19, with applications being accepted through March 1, 2015.

Students in grades 6–12 are encouraged to apply online via the Heights Arts website. Students’ music teachers are contacted for recommendations as part of the application process. Participating master class students also receive two complimentary tickets for an upcoming concert in the Close Encounters series. Additional discounted student tickets for all concerts are available via Heights Arts.

Funding for Heights Arts's master classes and discounted student tickets is provided by the Paul M. Angell Foundation. For more information on master classes or the Close Encounters chamber music series, visit www.heightsarts.org or call 216-371-3457.

Mary Ryan

Mary Ryan is on staff at Heights Arts, a nonprofit community arts organization.

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Volume 8, Issue 1, Posted 1:43 PM, 11.24.2014