We Are Open for Business!!! Scared, Excited, Nervous and Proud!

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It's happening and we are open for business!   The first two classes have been created and are scheduled!    If you want to know everything going on this season with the May Festival - found out with "April Showers Brings May Festival".   Or, if you are interested in "A Taste of Hamrony" sign up for the first 4-part male sing-in!    You can read everything online in the Spring Schedule section.    The first class begins March 29 - so, we need people!    You are people - you can get other people right?   I hope so!   Here's our official press release - it's afun press release to read!   Now I have to go take some nerve pills!

Innovative Adult Music Education Program Opening Soon in Tri-State Area

The Cincinnati Center for Adult Music Study, a unique music education opportunity focused entirely on music and adults, is set to open. Founded by Rachel Kramer, pianist, teacher and arts administrator, and her business partner Mary Chaiken, CincyCAMS will offer programs on all aspects of music in multiple venues around the greater Cincinnati area. Programs will be facilitated by leaders in the Cincinnati music scene. The first classes will start <date>. Program offerings will change on a quarterly basis.

Unlike other area music education programs, CincyCAMS will cater to adult students exclusively, tailoring program offerings and schedules to their interests and busy lifestyles. Programs will include lecture-style classes, small performance groups and instrument instruction. There will be something for everyone from beginners to experienced musicians, from emerging professionals to retirees. With years of experience in the Greater Cincinnati area music community, Rachel knows just the right person to facilitate each class.

What people are saying….

You have transcended the ingrained doctrine, characterized within a large percentage of the more formalized music community, that learning about music can only occur within the context of, and your relative success is measured by, a degree of 'perfection' you attain performing on some musical instrument - as determined by some assemblage of MMGs (mystical music gods).

(I like) your use of the "switch board" strategic design in a manner that: 1. funnels people in, 2. nurtures them via a clever means of self-classification /trial participation, and 3. shoots them out into a community rich in music/arts activities; however, you provide them with a guide, and owner's manual of sorts, and finally 4. keeps them involved (hopefully).

It is more than a Clearing House. It's really a community, built around a common set of arts related interests. - Tom Long - strategically networked the music community across the US in the 1980s while at Baldwin; today links US companies with strategic global partners

"Cincinnati Center for Adult Music Study is something totally new to the music teaching community and is attractive to adults of all sorts,” says Marie Krulewitch-Browne, ArtRx Manager at ArtWorks.  “Having the opportunity to bring music enthusiasts together in unique ways is exciting for Cincinnati and for young emerging professionals like me."

"As a member of the music industry and a Cincinnati native, I am very excited about this new way to reach adult music makers” says Kevin Cranley, President, Willis Music Company.  “We know from industry statistics that adults make up a larger and larger segment of the music student population.  Cincinnati Center for Adult Music Study will help adult music students reach their goals in fun and exciting ways."

“I have been involved with Cincinnati’s music education community for over 20 years through my work with the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestra. I’m excited about the opportunity the Cincinnati Center for Adult Music Study will offer adult learners across our community,” says Anne Cushing-Reid, Senior Director of Community Engagement and Learning for the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops. “CincyCAMS will be a terrific way to tap into the rich musical traditions available here in Cincinnati.”

For more information, visit the Cincinnati Center for Adult Music Study website, call 513-400-4368, or send an email to

President, Music Learning Center, Inc.; Adjunct Faculty, Wilmington College;Associate Director of Music, St. John's UU Church; Associate Director Emerita, MUSE - Cincinnati's Women's Choir; Director of Member Development, MTNA


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