The Department of Music is pleased each year to offer a number of Concert Series. Our Fine Arts Series presents guest artists in recitals that are free to the public. Last year’s included the Dali String Quartet, Anatoly Scripay and Alessio Cioni. In the past, we have hosted Sandip Burman, the Borealis Quintet, Quink, The Orchid Ensemble, the McLean Mix, and pianist Roberto McCausland.
The Applied Faculty Series showcases our outstanding performance faculty in various solo and chamber music recitals.
The Ensemble Series features performances of the many large ensembles in the Department of Music. These include the CSU Orchestra, CSU Chamber Orchestra, CSU Wind Ensemble, CSU Chamber Winds, CSU Jazz Ensemble and Combos, CSU Chorus, CSU Chorale, CSU Percussion Ensemble, and CSU Clarinet Ensemble.
In addition to the above-mentioned series, there are many student recitals presented throughout the year. Our calendar is published each semester and appears on this website.
The CleveWest Music Consorte, an affiliate of the Cleveland State Music Department, is a 45-member performing ensemble, located on the west side of Cleveland, Ohio, which presents approximately 3 or 4 performance events each concert year. Each presentation is designed to provide a seamless 100 minutes of eclectic music and dance from the great classical masters to jazz and music of faith.
The Contemporary Youth Orchestra, in residence at Cleveland State University, is is a non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to the study and performance of contemporary orchestral literature. Founded in 1995 by Music Director Liza Grossman, CYO is the first and only youth orchestra of its kind in the country. Since its founding, the orchestra has expanded its membership to include representation from over 40 schools in Northeast Ohio and its surrounding regions.
Outside of the Music Department, the Jazz Heritage Orchestra, a professional, 17-piece, not-for-profit performance/education aggregation, is officially in residence in the Cleveland State University Black Studies Program. The orchestra is composed of outstanding jazz performers who are also highly competent music educators. The Jazz Heritage Orchestra is available for concerts, educational seminars, clinics, master classes, and workshops throughout the United States of America and around the world.