BW Community Arts School Website is Coming Soon!

As of January of this year, Baldwin Wallace University created a comprehensive, family-friendly arts school by combining the resources of BW’s Community Music School (CMS) with Olmsted Performing Arts (OPA). The new organization, known as BW Community Arts School (CAS) is owned and managed by the University.

The merger provides some 7,000 square feet of space for community programming in addition to BW facilities. While all private music instruction will move to the Conservatory’s state-of-the-art, Steinway-equipped studios, other classes will continue at the Whistle Stop location (611 W. Bagley Road) with performances at venues both on and off campus.

In addition to classes through the BW Community Arts School, we highly encourage you to explore the many opportunities on the BW campus that include hundreds of performances, masterclasses and lectures – many of them free and open to the community. You can always find an up-to-date listing at

We have been busy at work supporting the current classes and programs this session. Thank you for your patience, understanding and support in this transition. Our future is bright and the CAS staff and faculty are committed to offering you the very best moving forward.

Summer Session

performing arts classes

Each summer, we offer group classes in the performing arts for students of all ages. Our offerings include:

  • Music
  • Theatre
  • Dance
  • Gymnastics
summer music and theater camps

Spend your summer learning and enjoying the arts. We offer day and residential camps for early learners through high school students in a variety of subjects and programs including:

Middle School Summer Music Programs

  • String Camp
  • Band Camp
  • Music Theater Camp

High School Summer Music Programs

  • CSI: Conservatory Summer Institute
  • VOI: Voice and Opera Intensive
private lessons at BW CAS

Receive one-on-one instruction and coaching from one of our Community Arts School faculty in areas including:

  • Strings
  • Brass
  • Woodwinds
  • Percussion
  • Keyboard
  • Musical Applications
  • Voice
  • Dance

Learn more about the Baldwin Wallace University Community Arts School and our summer programs on the Baldwin Wallace website.

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