The 10th Anniversary showcases the very best of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s arts, theater, visual arts and music students

CLEVELAND (May 12, 2009) - Thousands of Cleveland Metropolitan School District students will display their talents at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum for the 10th Anniversary of the All-City Arts Festival: Rock Your World. The festival is Saturday, May 16, 2008, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The anniversary will feature excerpts from this year’s All-City Musical, A Decade of Dreams.

This is the 10th year that more than 3,000 students from across the District demonstrate their talents to the entire Greater Cleveland community. The daylong festival showcases the best work in all the arts disciplines. This is the culminating event celebrating in-school and out-of-school arts education programs. Performances include choral and instrumental music, dance, theater and visual arts.

“Education is at the core of the Rock Hall’s mission and we are pleased to serve the Cleveland Metropolitan School District through our Rockin’ the Schools program throughout the year,” said Terry Stewart, president and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.  “This celebration is one of the Museum’s most important annual events, and we look forward to continuing to support these tremendously talented students for years to come.”

Tony Sias, Director of Arts Education for the District, says, “Rock Your World is one of the most energized events of the year for our schools. We are honoring excellence in the visual, creative and performing arts. Through this great partnership with the Rock Hall, we celebrate ten years of providing performance opportunities and exhibitions for the community to witness. We encourage the parents and community to come out and celebrate with us the artistic greatness in our students.”

More than 7,000 people attended last year’s Festival, and this year an even larger crowd is expected.  Art lovers of all ages are encouraged to attend the annual event, and support the outstanding creative efforts of our community’s talented young people. This year’s All-City Arts Program is enhanced through the generous support of the Human Fund, a foundation dedicated to supporting arts programs for Cleveland’s children.

About the Cleveland Metropolitan School District

The Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) serves a multicultural student body of approximately 50,000 students who represent at least 30 separate languages and cultures. 
Under the leadership of Chief Executive Officer Dr. Eugene T.W. Sanders and a Board of Education appointed by the Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, the District is striving to become a premier school district in the United States of America.

The All-City Arts Program builds upon and extends the arts curriculum taught by the District’s certified arts teachers. All-City offers students the opportunity to develop further their artistic talents through comprehensive, hands-on, project-based learning, and mentoring from arts professionals. Participation in All-City contributes to students’ overall academic success, develops a deep sense of personal achievement, and introduces students to careers in the arts through exhibition and performance experiences.
CMSD is moving towards expanding 21st Century learning using individualized academic strategies, innovative programs, highly qualified teachers, opportunity schools of choice and early learning intervention programs.  Visit for more information.

About the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is the nonprofit organization that exists to educate visitors, fans and scholars from around the world about the history and continuing significance of rock and roll music. It carries out this mission both through its operation of a world-class museum that collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets this art form and through its library and archives as well as its educational programs.
The Museum is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. On Wednesdays, the Museum is open until 9 p.m. Museum admission is $22 for adults, $17 for seniors (65+), $13 for youth (9-12), $18 for adult residents of Greater Cleveland. Children under 8 and Museum members are free. The Museum is generously funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. When you become a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the world of rock and roll becomes yours to explore. Call 216.515.1939 for information on becoming a member. For general inquiries, please call 216.781.ROCK or visit