Come and be a part of ETC!
If you love singing and dancing, or play an instrument, please consider auditioning for ETC!
All are welcome to audition for our organization. As long as the member is able to get transportation to rehearsal each week then you can audition for ETC.
If you are a part of a competitive show choir in your school then you will not be eligible to audition for ETC.
Information on auditions
This year we will be trying out something new for auditions. This year they will be by online submission!
Once we get the submission timeline and the platform finalized we will be posting the sign up links. You must sign up for an audition so we have information on all that plan to audition.
Auditions will be two part for High School, and one part for Middle School.
- The first part for the high school audition will be singing a prepared song. This should show off your best singing and vocal range. You will need to two minutes of the song, and it must have a track or accompaniment. NO A CAPELLA AUDITIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
- The second part of the high school audition will be a small dance audition. We will send out a link to the dance break down once the online submission timeline begins. You will have to record yourself performing the routine and send it in.
Each submission video should begin with you stating your name, grade, and school that you will be attending in the fall. A student must submit both a vocal and dance audition to be considered for the organization.
- Middle school auditions will just consist of the vocal audition submission.
Once the submission timeline ends, we will send e-mails within the next week with decisions.
High School Audition Link
Main Street Vocal Audition Link
For more information e-mail Robert.Sabree@etcheidsschoolofmusicalarts.com.
Thank you and we hope to see you soon!
ETC School of Musical Arts is a community based organization which sponsors four performing groups. ETC Stands for Energy, Talent, and Commitment. Each group provides a unique performing opportunity, for both the performers and the audience. The goal of ETC School of Musical Arts is to provide musical education, performance training, and varied performance opportunities to its members. A positive attitude towards self, family, and community will be attained through developing an understanding of excellence and professionalism. This attitude will strengthen their character and better prepare them to meet the challenges of the future.
ETC School of Musical Arts was founded 40 years ago by Robert Heid and Robert Carlyon as an auxiliary music activity for elementary students in Stow, Ohio. From the beginning of 13 young people in grades 4 through 7, ETC has grown to encompass over 100 students in grades 3 through 12 from a three county area. After many years of moving from different community centers, schools, and churches each week, ETC is pleased to be housed at the Pinetop Building on Akron-Peninsula Road. (Thanks to the generous support of donors and foundations such as GAR, Ritchie, Brennen Family, The Waddell Family, Akron Community Foundation and others). This central location has greatly enhanced our ability to attract young performers from other communities, such as Hudson, Aurora, Bath, North Hampton, etc., and provide an opportunity for our professional staff of music educators to develop these eager and talented performing groups.
Our professional staff is made up of educators from Northeast Ohio who dedicate their talent and efforts to developing the choral sound that has long been a trademark of ETC. The added facet of ETC is the incorporation of choreography with the singing. Singing is still our first priority, but dance adds that special excitement to every performance.
We strive to provide an appropriate amount of performances each season. These include community festivals, banquets, conventions, and fund raisers. All of these public or private events give our performers ample opportunity to share the fruits of their labors and delight audiences along the way. Becoming a good performer does require work and commitment. We like to think the “E” in ETC stands for excellence as well as energy. This tradition of excellence speaks for itself in the success of our alumni, who have distinguished themselves in many professional fields, not just as performers, after graduation from ETC.
TAKE A LOOK ! Season Archives : Visit our Heid’s ETC School of Musical Arts for our extensive archive of past performances.