High School Offerings

Instruction at the high school level allows students to dive deeper into their art forms and focus on their personal goals. This is a critical time in students' artistic development as they consider their involvement in the arts beyond their high school years. Whether students are preparing for college involvement in the arts or simply want to enjoy participating in classes or ensembles for personal growth and enjoyment, CAS offers high-quality instruction that will exceed your expectations.

Classes & Workshops for High School Students

Class Name
Session Dates
12 - 14
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
January 19, 2023 - March 30, 2023
Dottie Abner
Registration closed
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
January 10, 2023 - February 14, 2023
Theresa Kloos
Registration closed

* A one-time registration fee of $25 per academic year applies.

Private Lessons

Students may enroll in private lessons to receive one-on-one instruction and coaching from one of the Community Arts School faculty members, all of whom are credentialed professionals in the instrument they teach. Lessons are offered at many times during the week with most of them occurring in the weekday afternoons, weekday evenings and weekends.. Students typically enroll in lessons that meet once a week for a half-hour for the full semester. The Community Arts School offers a rolling admission where students may enroll at any time during the semester.

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Dance Company

The BW Community Arts School Dance Company, designed for ages 6-18, is a comprehensive dance program for serious dancers and for students looking to build their technical skill set. Dance Company works as a bridge to the dance industry, preparing serious high school students to reach their fullest potential. We provide the highest quality education in multiple dance genres to create the most well-rounded dancer possible. Our philosophy focuses on nurturing the whole person in a non-competitive, family-like atmosphere. Participants can expect exceptional instructors, intimate class settings, personalized critiques and focused instruction.

If you have any questions about any of our Baldwin Wallace Community Arts School Dance Company, or to set up an audition for the Company, please contact us!

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The BW Community Arts School offers instrumental and vocal ensembles for students in grades 4 through retiree! Each ensemble fosters a unique, positive culture that supports individual growth while also teaching the skills and training needed contribute to the artistic development of the greater ensemble. The BW Men’s Chorus and BW Women’s Chorus are open to students high school age and up. An audition is required for each. CAS Chamber String Ensembles offer developing young string players in grades 8-12 the opportunity to engage in focused musical study in small ensembles of 3-4 musicians.

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Summer Arts Programs

For over 90 years, The Conservatory of Music at Baldwin Wallace University has been bringing school age and adult learners to campus for focused arts study through workshops, camps and training institutes. Caring staff, a safe campus and outstanding facilities, excellent food service help to make each participant’s experience a positive one. For our high school and adult programs, a quaint downtown area, access to the Cleveland Metroparks, tennis courts and the Coe Lake recreational area are a great way to relax from a dedicated day of learning and to socialize with new or familiar friends.

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