Vocal Music Lessons, Classes & Camps
The BW Community Arts School offers a number of opportunities to become engaged in vocal music education! From ensemble experiences to a smaller group lessons or private lessons, we hope you can find a way to continue your passion for singing. In addition to these immersive experiences, educators, conductors and artists can find ways to engage in our professional development opportunities – specific to vocal health and pedagogy.
Building foundational musical skills at an early age can have a positive influence on a child’s development. Our classes and programs for early learners from infants through elementary school are designed and taught by expert faculty who understand child development and musical growth.
BW Men's Chorus
The BW men's chorus is open to men from throughout the Greater Cleveland community including BW faculty, staff and students. This collaborative effort seeks to bring outstanding male chorus singing to Northeast Ohio. The group has performed to standing-room-only audiences, has collaborated in concert with several outstanding music organizations and has received rave reviews from throughout the Greater Cleveland Community.
The chorus performs a wide variety of chorale literature written especially for the male voice. This includes classical literature, as well as some pop and Broadway. Members should have some background in music (instrumental or vocal) and a basic knowledge of music reading and pitch matching.
BW Women's Chorus
The BW Women's Chorus is open to women throughout the Greater Cleveland community including BW faculty, staff and students.
The chorus performs a wide variety of chorale literature written especially for the female voice. This includes choral masterworks both classic and contemporary, Broadway and pop. It is helpful (though not required) to have some background in music (instrumental or vocal) and a basic knowledge of music reading and pitch matching. Of paramount importance is a willing spirit and open mind—come and sing with us!
Group Voice Classes
Group Voice Classes are excellent for the beginning or intermediate singer. Students will learn basic vocal technique including good posture, breathing, phrasing and interpretation of song literature in a small, supportive environment.
Private Voice 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.
Summer Middle School Music Program
The Conservatory of Music at Baldwin Wallace University has a long history of bringing middle school students to campus for focused music study through workshops and camps.
Caring staff, a safe campus, outstanding music facilities, excellent food service and comfortable residence halls combine to make each camper's experience a positive one. Campers live in dorms on campus and attend rehearsals in Conservatory buildings. The BW student dining hall provides delicious, healthy meals; lunch and dinner are provided for day campers in addition to all meals for residential campers.
College Prep Vocal Training
Throughout the summer, students can engage in week-long intensives to begin preparing themselves for their college audition. Our high school intensives are designed to provide students with individual attention and guidance. Led by Baldwin Wallace University faculty, students spend their day in workshops, classes and private lessons growing in their artform. In addition to working on their audition material, students also meet with Baldwin Wallace Admissions counselors to talk through the process of finding the right college/university and to explore typical deadlines for the application process.