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Cleveland Classical Guitar Society

The Cleveland Classical Guitar Society is a non-profit organization in residence at John Carroll that presents concerts featuring the finest classical musicians from around the world. CCGS also offers an educational program that daily brings classical ensemble classes to economically disadvantaged youth in Cleveland and Akron. As part of their residency at the university, the Society will offer musical events to the JCU community, including open recitals, master classes and more!

Playhouse Square

Cleveland’s theatre district and the largest performing arts center outside of New York. Located just miles from campus. Complimentary tickets to various shows at Playhouse Square are offered throughout the year by the Office of Student Engagement, courtesy of the Kulas Grant.

Severance Hall

Located in nearby University Circle. Home to the Cleveland Orchestra, one of the world’s most sought-after performing ensembles. Students often take in performances for free or at a reduced price at these performing arts venues throughout the area.

If you are interested in the any of the above opportunities, contact Cynthia Caporella, Ph.D., Director of Liturgical Music and Musical Arts at for more details.