Heights High musicians select colleges and majors

Some of the Heights High students who plan to study music in college (from left): Arsean Cox, Ian Bartz, Mason Spencer, Eli Kauffman, Celia van den Bogert, Maya Fields and Ann Zicari.

This year's graduates of Cleveland Heights High School will be attending some of the nation’s best music schools in the fall. 

Heights High's outstanding music students were well-prepared for the competitive auditions that secured the coveted spots. Through the high school's music program, students perform a challenging repertoire and are provided with opportunities to play in the school’s orchestras, bands, jazz ensembles and small chamber groups. 

The following 2015 graduates have plans to major in music performance or composition: Maya Fields at Eastman School of Music, Eli Kauffman at University of Pittsburgh, Mason Spencer at Indiana University Bloomington, Celia van den Bogert at University of Michigan, and Ann Zicari at Oberlin College Conservatory of Music. Ian Bartz and Arsean Cox plan to minor in music.

STEM subjects comprise the next most popular area of study for the nearly three dozen instrumentalists who are graduating in June. Rigorous coursework, including honors and advanced placement classes, prepared the students to pursue chemical and electrical engineering, chemistry, biology, pre-med, physical therapy and nursing.

Diversity, which is valued and nurtured at Heights High, is reflected in the choice of majors, such as international business, economics and history, criminology, psychology and linguistics. Two students plan to study education.

Florence D'Emilia

Florence D'Emilia is a Cleveland Heights resident and parent of a Heights High student.

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 6:25 PM, 05.28.2015