Thanks to American Greetings!

Posted on Sep 18, 2012

  Rainey Institute would like to thank American Greetings for the generous donation of brand new school supplies. The Young Professional, Hispanic and African American Resource Networks at American Greetings teamed up to make this amazing donation possible. We can’t thank you enough for your kindness. What a wonderful way to begin the new school […]

Rainey Institute Welcomes Sanjib Bhattacharya!

Posted on Sep 13, 2012

Rainey Institute welcomes Sanjib Bhattacharya who will be in-residence with us until late November.  As a guest of the Cleveland Foundation’s “Creative Fusion” program, Sanjib brings great enthusiasm and a passion for Indian dance to the students of Rainey Institute.  He has performed extensively across India and abroad. Sanjib performs as both a solo artist […]

The Benefits of Children Engaging with Music

Posted on Aug 23, 2012

Interesting article in the LA Times about the documented benefits of children engaging with music. We offer El Sistema@Rainey, a daily after school orchestra program, as well as private music lessons for a variety of instruments. Swing by and register your child today. http://www.latimes.com/health/boostershots/la-heb-mental-benefits-music-lessons-20120821,0,4021820.story

2012 Summer Camp Comes to an End

Posted on Jul 30, 2012

While we are sad to see Summer Camp come to an end, we are proud of each of the 225 students who filled our classrooms for daily art instruction this June and July. Campers had the opportunity to showcase their talents during the Summer Camp Festival on Thursday, July 26 (photos below). Congrats to all our campers! Please […]

El Sistema Changes the Community

Posted on Jul 5, 2012

In a Civic Commons interview, violin instructor, Evelyn Ting, explains the impact of El Sistema@Rainey. Click here to read the interview.

“The Amen Corner” – June 18

Posted on Jun 13, 2012

On Monday, June 18, 2012, Rainey Institute and 24 African-American focused theaters around the country will engage in a national day of celebration of African-American theater by producing staged readings of The Amen Corner, the classic drama by James Baldwin. For this innovative, national event, coordinated by PROJECT1VOICE, all 25 theaters will produce this one […]

A Mural for Ted’s Place!

Posted on Jun 13, 2012

Local artist, George Woideck, recently collaborated with Rainey students to create a wall mural for our building’s main gathering area – Ted’s Place. George sketched the design while the kids provided ideas and painted the wall tiles!  

El Sistema@Rainey Performs on Fox 8 News in the Morning!

Posted on Mar 15, 2012

Click here to watch the El Sistema@Rainey Ensemble perform on Fox 8 News in the Morning. Isabel Trautwein and Lee Lazar follow the performance with an interview with Stephani Schaefer.

El Sistema@Rainey Hits the Plain Dealer’s Front Page!

Posted on Mar 12, 2012

El Sistema@Rainey was featured on the front page of the Sunday, March 11 Cleveland Plain Dealer! Read the full article by Margaret Bernstein to learn why Rainey Institute is the place where “the arts change lives.”