About Us

The Musical Arts Series Port Clinton exists to engage, enrich, entertain, and educate the Port Clinton area community through world-class musical performances.

For more than 15 years, our mission is to present artistically excellent, performances and foster music education.

Our vision:

  • To provide a broad range of live, quality, music experiences in the local community, eliminating the need to travel significant distances.
  • To provide exposure to superior music and top-notch musicians for the young people in our community.
  • To provide music training opportunities to area youth by sponsoring master classes with the guest performers while they are in Port Clinton
  • To bring new and exciting musical performances to the Port Clinton area each season.

Musical Arts Series Port Clinton serves it mission by offering free tickets for students, discounted tickets for local senior citizens’ organizations, free performances at senior communities, and quality cultural experiences.

We offer seven or more concerts each season, and extend our series to reach children in the schools. In September 2016, we added a free bonus concert to introduce the Musical Arts Series Port Clinton to first time attendees.

We are able to attract outstanding performers, from Ohio, around the U.S., and abroad. Our performers provide a quality musical experience and interact directly with our audience at a reception following each concert. Our performers include university faculty and students as well as seasoned professionals performing a diverse range of programs including: classical guitar, four-handed piano, opera, choral, jazz, and bluegrass.

During every concert, we have our performers discuss the music they are playing, thereby making each performance educational as well as entertaining.

The Stensen Foundation has funded master classes and special concerts over the past several years. These artists have helped bring exceptional live music and education beyond our scheduled annual concerts, allowing us to reach more people in our community.

The Musical Arts Series Port Clinton is a non-profit, 501(c)3, organization.


The Musical Arts Series began as a memorial concert for the late Shirley V. Hany, a local piano teacher who was also the wife and mother of musicians. The concert was so well received that it became a two-, then three-, then four-concert series. Eventually, the series morphed into the present Musical Arts Series Port Clinton in 2002.

Originally conceived as a classical music series with an emphasis on chamber ensembles, the series now includes folk, Celtic, and jazz groups in its annual offerings. However, the main thrust of MAS-PC remains the presentation of talented musicians playing a classical repertoire, with some new music in the classical tradition.

We have been pleased to present not only chamber music groups and solo artists from throughout the United States, but also groups from Europe and Asia. The Musical Arts Series Port Clinton continues to present classical music concerts in our community. We invite you to become part of our loyal audience, our illustrious history, and our vision for the future.

Community Programs

Grant monies from the Ottawa County Community Foundation provide yearly concerts at area schools and retirement centers, including: Otterbein North Shore, The Vineyard on Catawba, Edgewood Manor, Oak Harbor Retirement Village, Riverview Nursing Home, Elmore and Genoa Retirement Villages. Musicians for these concerts generally come from the Toledo area and have included string, brass, woodwind, percussion, and jazz groups.

Community programs at area schools are open to faculty members, students, and student immediate family members, free of charge.

Community programs at area retirement centers are open to all members of the community, free of charge.

Musical Arts Series 2017- 2018 Season


World music artfully played on a variety of ethnic instruments

Community Programs

Thursday October 5, 2017
Port Clinton Middle School  1:00 P.M. 110  East 4th Street Port Clinton, OH 43452

Friday October 6, 2017  
Bataan Memorial Primary School 9:30 A.M. 525 West 6th St. Port Clinton, OH 43452  
Immaculate Conception School  2:00 P.M. 109 West 4th Street Port Clinton, OH 43452

Saturday October 7, 2017
Ida Rupp Library, Marblehead Branch  10:30 A.M.
Musical Arts Series Regular Concert at Port Clinton Presbyterian Church  7:30 P.M.
These (2) Saturday concerts are open to the public

Toledo Opera – Opera on Wheels
Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? 

Created by Joshua Borths with music and themes from Mozart’s Don Giovanni

Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? is an engaging, 40-minute adaptation of Mozart’s Don Giovanni  that reinvents the Don himself as the infamous Big Bad Wolf. Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs, and The Boy Who Cried Wolf must work together to show the Wolf the error of his ways. Using the music and themes from one of Mozart’s greatest operas, young audiences learn the dangers of bullying, the power of friendship, and the ability of music to bring people together.

Monday November 13, 2017 9:30 A.M.
Port Clinton Middle School 110  East 4th Street Port Clinton, OH 43452

Monday November 13, 2017 2:15 P.M.
Immaculate Conception 09 West 4th Street Port Clinton, OH 43452

Tuesday November 14, 2017 9:30 A.M.
Bataan Memorial Primary School 525 West 6th St. Port Clinton, OH 43452

Tuesday November 14, 2017 10:45 A.M.
Bataan Memorial Intermediate School 525 West 6th St.  Port Clinton, OH 43452

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