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Enjoy the Finale Concert from the 2012 Heights Summer Music Camp

Video of the 8th Annual Heights Summer Music Camp finale concert is now available on the Reaching Heights YouTube channel. Reaching Heights partnered with the CH-UH school district to offer young musicians a chance to discover their own capacity to learn and grow, to strengthen their commitment to music, and to enjoy music and the [...]

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Reaching Heights and The Music Settlement Announce The American String Experience

Reaching Heights and The Music Settlement announce a new music program for sixth and seventh grade string students in the CH-UH school district: The American String Experience. Students enrolled in this program will receive two lessons per week – a small group, master-class style lesson during the school day, and an orchestra class on Saturday [...]

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Heights Summer Music Camp – Lessons About Learning

In June 2011, for the seventh time, Reaching Heights partnered with the CH-UH school district to offer young musicians a chance to discover their own capacity to learn and grow, to strengthen their commitment to music, and to enjoy music and the rewards of the camp community. Heights Summer Music Camp’s emphasis on ensemble work in an orchestra, a [...]

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Reflections on 2010 Heights Summer Music Camp

The t-shirt for the Heights Summer Music Camp this year was lime green. It added to the “glow” of the finale concert held on June 26 at Wiley Middle School where campers demonstrated much of what they learned during the previous week to an awestruck audience of more than 300 family, friends, community leaders and [...]

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A Parent’s Thanks for a Teacher’s Gifts

Among the highlights of the 20th Reaching Heights Annual Meeting were the expressions of thanks offered by three parents to teachers in the Cleveland Heights-University Heights public schools. These are representative of the gratitude that is shared as part of the the Reaching Heights Thank-A-Teacher program. Here is what Fairfax Elementary School parent Malia Lewis had [...]

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Heights Welcomes New Orchestra Director

Daniel Heim, 36, takes the baton this school year as the new instrumental music teacher and orchestra director at Cleveland Heights High School. A violist since the age of 8, Heim also plays other stringed instruments, including cello and bass. He comes to the Cleveland Heights-University Heights schools from Miller South School for the Visual & Performing Arts [...]

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2009 Heights Summer Music Camp a Great Success

Thanks to all who made the 2009 Heights Summer Music Camp the best ever! Click here for photos from this year’s camp. It’s no secret why Heights Summer Music Camp is such a success: great teachers sharing magnificent skills to engage students in music and more. Thanks to our team leaders: Scott Astey from Heights [...]

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Reaching Heights Awards 30 Music Lesson Scholarships

November 20,2008 – Reaching Heights is proud to offer scholarships for private music lessons to 30 5th-8th graders enrolled in the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School district’s instrumental music program. Scholarships pay part of the cost of 20 weekly half-hour music lessons to be taken between January and July 1, 2009. The Patti Family Music Lesson [...]

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Video: MIT’s Media Lab Extends Musical Expression to Everyone

Tod Machover of MIT’s Media Lab is devoted to extending musical expression to everyone, from virtuosos to amateurs, and in the most diverse forms, from opera to video games. He and composer Dan Ellsey shed light on what’s next. A resident of Tewksbury Hospital in Massachusetts, Dan Ellsey has cerebral palsy and does not walk [...]

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