Open Tone Music Academy

Compass Christian Church and Open Tone Music have been working together from the very early days.

Open Tone is a Not for Profit that has existed since 2010– and their Executive Director, Chris Anderson has been a part of our worship team and strategic plans from the very early days.

Open Tone has a great mission:accessiblemusic

As members of the arts community, we see the large number of young people that miss out on the opportunity to experience the benefit of music education. We also see many who have limited or no access to the performing arts including seniors and those who are hospitalized.

Open Tone Music is committed to bringing music to people. Our mission is to support, develop and implement programs which focus on making music performance and music education accessible. We focus primarily on youth but serve individuals of all ages. We strive to fill the ever growing gap of individuals both young and old who have been denied the benefits of music.

Coming to Compass — Open Tone Music Academy !!!

While some details have to be worked out yet — September 10, 2016, Open Tone will launch their Music Academy in the Compass Christian Church building.  The plan calls for Open Tone to provide an academy teaching music for little or no cost to young people from the Akron area, especially the Kenmore Community.

On Saturdays students will have opportunity to learn the instrument they choose under the guiding hand of musicians who are graduate level students and/or graduates.  These mentors will also be musicians who are performing professionally at various venues throughout NE Ohio and beyond.

Students will not only have an opportunity for lessons, but the goal is to provide various performance venues for students in the form of concerts and worship teams.  Classroom experience and “hands-on” live performance combining to make the students’ musical experiences of the highest possible quality.

If you have a student interested in learning more — please get their contact info to Compass via phone message at 330.753.3121 or by email:   [email protected]

As soon as possible we will contact them about exact times / costs / and registration procedures.

We also are looking for donated instruments.   Remember that flute hidden under the bed?   Or that sax in the back of closet?  Why not give it new life by donating it to Open Tone and/or Compass Christian Church for use in the Academy?

Any donation to Open Tone or Compass is fully tax deductible.

 

 

 

 

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Community Concerts @ Compass

COMPASS CHRISTIAN CHURCH presents…

 

64 to Grayson

AUGUST 6, Saturday night, 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

From 4:00 in the evening through about 6:45 pm the plans are to have inflatable games for the children as well as a food truck.  As the food and games wind down the group 64 to Grayson will take the stage for a concert starting at 7:00 pm.  (inclement weather will move the concert into the auditorium)

Zack Shelton and 64 to Grayson have scuffs on their boots from all up and down the east coast and nothing is looking to slow them down.  Voted one of the “Top 20 Most Prospective Groups of 2014” by Music Connection Magazine, Zack Shelton and 64 to Grayson’s unique blend of backwoods instruments, lyrical wit, and hardwood-pew values makes for an experience that will leave you with a smirk on your face and a tap in your toes.

The band’s six-foot-three lead-singer, Zack Shelton, seen with acts such as Josh Turner, The Gaithers, and The Charlie Daniels Band is unmistakably no stranger to the stage. Being the son of Gospel musician Thomas Shelton, Zack gets his passion for music honest.  Teaming up with Zack to form 64 to Grayson are cohorts Craig Cunningham and Tiffany Baker.  
This past November the group released their latest project “Loved and Free”, which takes an honest look into the mind and passion of Zack Shelton and 64 to Grayson’s music.  With songs about home, the road, politics, faith, and love, Zack and company’s cards are laid out on the table and they hold nothing back.
Geared toward an array of all ages and backgrounds, Zack Shelton and 64 to Grayson has lit a fire of a following that is burning brighter with each show.  “Whatever God is getting ready for us,” notes Zack, “we’ll be charging at it face first and full-throttle.”Zack 64 to Grayson

 

Events are offered at no charge to the community(An opportunity will be given to donate toward the cost if anyone desires to do so)

Bring your lawn chair and the family for a couple of great musical experiences.