Membership is required to register for classes at the Music and Arts Studios. For only $160 per year, one child can register for unlimited member classes and camps for one year from the date of purchase.
No Additional Fees!
There are no additional fees for member classes, like supply fees or equipment rental. Students in music classes may borrow instruments for the duration of their class. An equipment rental contract and $25 refundable deposit is all that is required.
Financial Assistance Available
EIAA stands strong behind its mission of delivering inspiring arts experiences to ALL. By removing barriers to access, including financial barriers, we gain valuable diversity in our classrooms. If you need financial assistance EIAA will honor your request depending on the availability of scholarship funds. Apply for Financial Assistance and your request will be reviewed within one business day. We will contact you to let you know when you are able to proceed with the registration process.
There are four terms for member classes throughout the year:
Fall, 8 weeks – Sept – Nov
Winter, 6 weeks – Jan – Feb
Spring, 8 weeks – March – May
Summer Classes – June – August
We follow the CRCSD school schedule for holiday and school break closings.
Membership provides classes, social events and special activities planned throughout the year.
Member Classes form the backbone of our programming at the Music and Arts Studios. A variety of classes are programmed each year to cover a range of experience and age levels in both music and art. With our Rock Band Program setting the tone for the classes offered in the Music Studios, classes are held in guitar, piano and percussion with other classes in the schedule for added fun. In the Arts and Creative Writing Studio classes are offered to meet the needs of the current student base and include ages from 2nd grade through high school. Focus is placed on skills that need to be developed as well as engaging students with exciting media and areas of personal interest.
We are excited to offer advanced learning opportunities for our Members. Accelerated learning with EXCEL group instruction is tailored to students’ abilities and designed to expand student knowledge and skill, excite students with new materials and equipment and engage students in projects they are interested in. EXCEL classes focus on creative expression and skill development. There are additional fees for these small group classes.
Saturday Open Studio is a chance to stay engaged in arts activities all year long. Students can come to practice their instrument, or continue with an art project that began in class. Instructors are available for assistance. Students can also create a new art project, play with materials they have never used before, try a new musical instrument, sing into a microphone and even record themselves in our recording studio. This class is free for members.
Teen Hang is a social event for teens only to meet other teens who are interested in the arts in the Cedar Rapids area. This is free to any teen, and attended by most of the teens who are enrolled in classes at the Music and Arts Studios. They have fun socializing and playing games, with free time to create in the music and arts studios. Each event has an engaging theme and is a great place to meet the people who hang out around our facility, including teachers. No parents allowed – take a night off knowing your teen is in good hands! Open to both members and non-members alike.