BW students teach 1000s of artists of all ages at the BW Community Arts School

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The Baldwin Wallace Community Arts School offers music and arts education to Northeast Ohioans of all skill levels and ages – from infant to retiree.

The school's diverse multi-disciplinary program options enable everyone – from the beginner to the aspiring professional – to enrich their lives through lifelong engagement with the arts. Students become part of an inspirational arts community that celebrates, explores and connects individual ability with pathways for artistic growth.

All Ages, Abilities

In 2018-2019, more than 4000 households throughout Northeast Ohio participated in Community Arts School programs:

World-Class Facilities and Faculty

The Community Arts School is housed in the acclaimed BW Conservatory of Music. In addition, a satellite location boasts 3 professional dance studios, a visual art studio and theatre classroom. Students study in the Conservatory’s state-of-the-art facilities, learn from top-ranking artist professionals and are a valued part of this vibrant arts community. 

  • Photo of a Dalcroze class, with the teacher at a piano and children sitting on the floor around her

    Infants and young children learn to recognize musical phrases and develop body coordination through Dalcroze Eurhythmics and Music Play, a movement and music experience for children and their caregivers.

  • Photo of a Community Arts School student practicing a dance routine

    Students ages 2-21 participate in an array of dance classes including Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Music Theatre and Tap. In addition, students can audition for pre-professional dance company.

  • Students rehearse in an orchestra at the BW Community Music School.

    Community Music School students study and perform in state-of-the-art BW Conservatory facilities and are taught by some of the region's top music educators. 

  • A group of adults at a New Horizons Band rehearsal

    New Horizons provides an opportunity for adults to learn an instrument in a group environment. Ensembles include bands, jazz band, string orchestras and chamber ensembles suited to various experience levels.