Kids in the region studying the arts just got a big break.
Olmsted Performing Arts (OPA) has been offering professional-level youth camps and classes in theater, film, dance, music, voice, gymnastics and art in the region since 2003. On the other hand, Baldwin Wallace University’s Community Music School (CMS) has offered music and arts education for students of all ages for over 40 years. Now they’ve merged operations with a shared vision.
OPA’s Angela Boehm, who now serves as artistic director of the new CAS, added, “We see great synergies with BW in our holistic approaches to developing artistry in people of all ages. We’re excited to work together to create exceptional programming.”
While many classes will continue at OPA’s space at 611 W. Bagley Road in Berea, the merger provides the additional resources of the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory, where all private music instruction will commence in their state-of-the-art, Steinway-equipped studios.
For now, spring semester classes for both organizations are moving ahead as planned, and summer line-ups will be announced in early spring. More details can be found at the CAS FAQ page here.