Daily Schedule

Rehearsals & Classes
Cleveland State University - Music Building
2121 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115
Monday - Friday July 24-28
Monday Through Friday July 31-August 4

Monday - Friday:
9am - 11am - Orchestra Rehearsal
11:15am - 12:30pm - Yoga
12:30pm - 1:15pm - Lunch (self-provided)
1:15pm - 2:15pm - Specialty Workshops
2:30pm - 4:30pm - Sectionals

Dress Rehearsals & Performances

Wednesday, Aug 2
Full Rehearsal - 6-10 pm
(Dinner provided)

Cain Park - 14591 Superior Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
Friday, August 4
Full Dress Rehearsal - 6-10 pm
(Dinner provided)

Saturday, August 5
Dress Rehearsal - 12 noon
Performance - 8 PM
(Dinner provided)

Sunday August 6
Call time - 12 noon
Performance - 2 pm

Please note that not every day is identical, and this schedule is subject to change! We have set up a public Google Calendar with the full schedule that will always be updated immediately in case of any changes. If you have any questions, please always consult the Google calendar. 

CYO APeek Google Calendar

The Music Man: In Concert

Our summer program this year will culminate in two public performances of The Music Man: In Concert at Cain Park in Cleveland Heights. A concert musical is a complete, full-length musical presented with the soloists, orchestra, chorus and conductor on stage. There are no sets, costumes or props to distract the eye…and ear...from the musical score. The focus is entirely on the performers and their dynamic interaction with their audience. 

Tickets are available through Ticketmaster. Since this concert is presented by Cain Park, we do not have any discounts available. 

Performance Attire

Musicians should wear black shorts and plain black t-shirts. Neutral color shoes. Flip flops, sandals are OK. All musicians MUST bring a water bottle. Water jugs will be available backstage for refills.


Parking information for Cleveland State University Music Building / Waetjen Auditorium can be found online here: CSU MUSIC BUILDING PARKING

Parking information for Cain Park can be found online here: CAIN PARK PARKING


This year we'll be using the Remind app to effectively communicate important info, schedule changes, or last-minute details during the course of the program. The app is easy and straightforward to use, or you can choose to simply receive messages via text. 

To join Remind and download the app, just click this link: https://www.remind.com/join/4ah8da

If you prefer not to use the app but want to get the updates via text, please enter number 81010, and text the following message to that number: @4ah8da. That's it! 

We recommend that ALL musicians and parents utilize the Remind app for the most current info on the APeek program this summer!


Musicians will need to bring the following for each day of the program:

  • pencils
  • your music (will be distributed to you on first day)
  • yoga mat or large towel

Musicians are expected to properly maintain their own instruments. 


Lunches are self-provided (unless otherwise noted on the calendar) during the program. Musicians may bring a lunch, or go out for lunch. There are well over a dozen food options within 1 mile of the rehearsal space; here are listings on Google Maps for your convenience: Food Near CSU / Waetjen Auditorium


Work with your peers in a daily session to prepare to be center stage at Cain Park's production of Broadway's The Music Man. Conducted by Contemporary Youth Orchestra Founding Director Liza Grossman, she takes you on an educational journey that will ignite your spirit and prepare you for a professional orchestral music experience.


Taught by leading industry professionals, APeek's breakout sectionals deliver personal experience and high level instruction in a professional setting. Our sectional coaches have real world experience to educate our musicians about technical skill and industry insight.

YOGA - Daily

A musician's body is the most important instrument. APeek musicians participate in daily yoga instruction to nurture their body, mind, and spirit to prepare them for demanding musical experiences. Bring your own mat or large towel!

Theatre Directing - July 24

Learn about how to create a captivating theatrical performance from Joanna May Hunkins, performer, director, and the Associate Director of The Musical Theater Project. 

Music Mastering - July 25

Capture your art to share and enjoy forever - but make sure you do it right. Michael Bishop shares the secrets of creating Grammy Award winning recordings.

Marketing - July 26

Getting people into the seats is an important part of each production. Learn some secrets to getting your brand out into the world from Barry Gabel, the SVP of Marketing & Sponsorship at Live Nation.

Mental Focus - July 27

Every wonder how truly successful people function at such a high level? Dr. Jack Lesyk shares tips and tricks for keeping your mind sharp and focused so you can always perform at the peak of your abilities. 

EntrepreneurShip - July 28

Learn the secrets of self-employment from serial entrepreneur and CYO Marketing Manager Steve Brown. Learn fun stuff, like how to build a business from scratch in a single day, and boring stuff like what you can deduct on your taxes and how to do your own bookkeeping. 

Rehearsal & Performance Etiquette - July 31

You only have one chance to make a first impression. Learn how to make sure you don't get fired for wearing the wrong color shoes from Joe Miller, touring professional trumpet player and CYO faculty member.


Amplifying a performance beyond a single event is one of the most important things a musician can do - and journalism allows us to make this happen. Learn the ins and outs of modern journalism from Plain Dealer music critic Chuck Yarborough. 


Learn from Mark Avsec, Cleveland's top entertainment lawyer, about the music industry and how musicians can protect themselves and their art from a legal viewpoint.

Record PRODUCTION - Aug 3

Gotta Groove Records staff will teach you everything you need to know about the art and science of record production. Gotta Groove Records is the only fully vertically integrated record manufacturing operation in the world, handling lacquer mastering, record electroforming, record pressing, label/jacket/sleeve printing, download code hosting, crowdfunding, wholesale distribution, and consumer-direct fulfillment.