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Music Settlement Receives Donation of New Facility

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Jul 15, 2014
Cleveland, OH
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Earlier this year, Ron Busch and Anita Nonneman donated their beloved jazz club, The Bop Stop, to the Music Settlement to serve as a second facility for the music school's classes, outreach, and events. The donation of the venue, built ten years ago to be accoustically perfect for live music performances, includes all of the sound and lighting equipment and tables and chairs housed within the space.

“We have always been a community where artistic expression through music belongs to everyone,” said The Music Settlement President/CEO Charlie Lawrence. “This amazing, over-the-top donation of a ready-to-go jazz club will allow us to increase our student base while also providing the opportunities for sound recording and event rentals.”

“We are delighted to now have a foothold in the Ohio City community that is so well-aligned with our mission of enabling people of all ages and abilities to learn music, regardless of ability to pay,” Lawrence said. “The Music Settlement is very eager to partner with civic, arts, and educational organizations located in this culturally rich part of Cleveland.”


About the Music Settlement
Established in 1912, The Cleveland Music School Settlement (CMSS) is a community music school that enriches the lives of people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities by offering access to high quality music instruction, music therapy and early childhood education.  The Department of Music offers private and group instruction to children, teens and adults and free concerts and workshops which are offered to the public throughout the year.  The Early Childhood Education Department has earned a reputation of excellence in all aspects of early childhood education with particular emphasis on the arts.  The Music Therapy Department has been a pioneer in helping people with special needs and provides services for infants, children and adults with physical, behavioral and developmental disabilities, social and learning disorders at the main campus and schools, social service and health organizations throughout the Greater Cleveland area.

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