Arts+ provides music and visual art experiences for the greater Charlotte Mecklenburg area. Our mission is to unleash creativity, transform lives and build community through outstanding and accessible arts education. Our goal is to make the transformative power of music and art available to students of all ages, skill levels and socioeconomic backgrounds. From private lessons to summer camps to community outreach programs, we strive to help each student unlock their full potential through cultural experiences that prioritize individual creativity, resilience, mindfulness and joy . We currently maintain two studio spaces: in Uptown Charlotte at Spirit Square and our newest location, The Bridge, by the Sugar Creek light rail station, as well as facilitate programming in schools and community centers in every corner of the Queen City.


  345 N. College Street, Charlotte, NC 28202



Guest Musicians and Clinicians

Program description

Take your performing ensemble to the next level by working with a professional teaching artist. Arts+ employs many talented professional instrumentalists and vocalists. These musicians are available to clinic your performing ensemble, lead a masterclass for soloists, perform for students and participate in informative discussions with students interested in a career in music.

Booking / scheduling contact

Wes Smith

   (704) 377-4187

Program detail
Artistic discipline: Music
Cultural Origin: American
Program type: Assembly/Performance, Professional Development, Workshop
Population served: Grade 1, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Kindergarten, Pre-K
Subject: Music
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

CMS School year 2019 – 2020, September – May

Available times:

Variable weekday mornings or afternoons, September-May

Length of program: variable based on need

Your classroom! (Classroom teachers must be present during time of instruction)

Fees / Ticketing:

Instructional Fee $150/hr


NC Standard Course of Study:

B.MR.1.3: Identify criteria for evaluating performances, compositions, and musical ideas and apply the criteria in personal listening and performing.

P.MR.1.3: Critique musical performances and compositions, generating suggestions for improvement.

A.MR.1.4: Evaluate music performances, including one’s own, by comparing them to exemplary models.


NC Essential Standards:

7.CR.1.3: Understand the functions music serves, roles of musicians, and conditions under which music is typically performed.

B.CR.1.5: Compare the various roles that musicians can and do perform and the conditions under which music is performed.

P.CR.1.5: Compare the roles of creators, performers, and others involved in the production and presentation of the various arts, in order to make informed decisions regarding participation and involvement in the arts.


Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance (Individuals and organizations listed in this Directory can provide proof of insurance upon request. ASC does not hold copies of current documentation for providers): Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes
Cancellation Policy

Requires 1 week head notice for cancellation or rescheduling