ETC Heid's School of Musical Arts will host its spring show, Spring Gala May 7 at 6 p.m. at Kent Roosevelt High School, 1400 N. Mantua St. in Kent. It will be a great night of music with each show choir group performing new songs as well as their award-winning competition set.

Tickets can be purchased at the link here, using the password: 2017 Spring.

ETC provides show choir opportunities for its members, of which the vast majority do not have show choir available in their local schools. ETC Stands for Energy, Talent, and Commitment.

Each of the four groups (High School Mixed, High School Girls, Middle School and Elementary School) 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 is 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. Friendships and memories last a lifetime, for the students as well as the families themselves.

ETC was founded 39 years ago by Robert Heid and Robert Carlyon as an auxiliary music activity for elementary students in Stow. ETC is a non profit organization that depends on our donors and various fundraisers throughout the year.

Thanks to the generous support of foundations/donors such as GAR, Ritchie, Brennen Family, The Waddell Family, Akron Community Foundation, as well as the dedication of its directors, parents and students, ETC has grown to encompass over 160 students in grades 3 through 12 from a three-county area.

The central location of the studio in the Akron Valley area, has greatly enhanced the ability to attract performers from communities such as Stow, Tallmadge, Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson, Aurora, Bath, Strongsville, Green and others, and provide an opportunity for our professional staff of music educators to develop these eager and talented performing groups.

Auditions approaching

Auditions for the 2018 ETC groups are coming up, and if you know anyone that may be interested in joining All Americans (mixed), Rouge (all girls), Main Street (Middle School 5-8th) and New Generation (Elementary 2-5- contact the studio at 330-923-2000 or email The audition dates are May 20, 21, 27, 28 for the high school groups (both mixed and all girls group) there is a singing and a dancing portion. Middle School, Main Street auditions for kids is by appointment.