Middle School Offerings

The BW Community Arts School aims to support students in middle school as they begin new artistic endeavors or choose to commit to diving deeper into their artistic passion(s). From private lessons to classes, camps and ensembles, there are a number of opportunities for students to engage with our expert faculty and be encouraged by a supportive, nurturing environment. We understand how important this stage of development is for young artists and promise to support them as they grow as individual artists.

Classes & Workshops for Middle School Students

Class Name
Ages
Days/Times
Session Dates
Instructor
Location
Tuition
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8 - 11
Mondays
5:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
September 12, 2022 - November 14, 2022
Keira Lea McDonald
WS
$135*
Registration closed
11 - 14
Mondays
6:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
September 12, 2022 - November 14, 2022
Keira Lea McDonald
WS
$135*
Registration closed
11 - 14
Mondays
7:15 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
September 12, 2022 - November 14, 2022
Keira Lea McDonald
WS
$135*
Registration closed
6+
Multiple See Schedule
September 12, 2022 - May 25, 2023
CAS Faculty
WS
$1725 plus $285 recital fee*
Registration closed
6+
Mondays
6:15 - 7:10 p.m.
September 12, 2022 - May 25, 2023
CAS Faculty
WS
$600 plus $95 recital fee*
6+
Tuesdays
6:30 - 7:25 p.m.
September 12, 2022 - May 23, 2023
CAS Faculty
WS
$600 plus $95 recital fee*
Prerequisite Required
Thursdays
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
September 12, 2022 - May 25, 2023
CAS Faculty
WS
$600 plus $95 recital fee*
6+
Saturdays
11:00 - 11:55 a.m.
September 12, 2022 - May 23, 2023
CAS Faculty
WS
$600 plus $95 recital fee*
9 - 11
Thursdays
5:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
October 6, 2022 - December 15, 2022
Dottie Abner
WS
$165*
10-14
Wednesdays
5:00 - 5:45 p.m.
September 14, 2022 - November 2, 2022
Theresa Kloos
WS
$115*
Registration closed
14-18
Wednesdays
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
September 14, 2022 - November 2, 2022
Theresa Kloos
WS
$145*
Registration closed
12+
Tuesdays and Thursdays
7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
September 12, 2022 - May 25, 2023
CAS Faculty
WS
$1675 plus $150 recital fee*
12 - 14
Thursdays
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
October 6, 2022 - December 15, 2022
Dottie Abner
WS
$165*

* 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. The purpose of dance company for serious middle school students is to 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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Suzuki Center for the Violin

The Baldwin Wallace Suzuki Center offers private lessons and group classes using the Suzuki method for ages 4 & up. With careful guidance from specially trained teachers, parents help their children learn to play violin through the same natural process that occurs when their children learn to speak. The establishment of this "Suzuki triangle" provides the stimulation and encouragement that children need to acquire other critical learning skills. 

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Summer Arts Day Camps for Grades 4-9

The Conservatory of Music at Baldwin Wallace University has a long history of bringing elementary and middle school students to campus for focused music study through workshops and camps. Caring staff, a safe campus, outstanding music facilities and excellent food service help to make each camper's experience a positive one. For Summer 2021, our long-standing String and Band Camps have converted to week-long day camps! Through small groups (pods), students and their peers will receive personalized musical training along with engaging social activities.
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