Program Options: a.) Assembly (Musical Performance-Ensemble)
b.) Clinic (Workshop/Educational Discussion/Instruction)
c.) Assembly/Clinic (Combining both of the above)
Our “Music In The Schools” presentations of the past two years, (2008-09) have focused largely, on “World” music and/or the overwhelming influences, the music
of various cultures have had on American music including: Jazz, Classical, and several forms of “pop” music.
America, being the “melting pot” of the world in so many ways, has garnered a myriad of cultural influences as, people have migrated to this country, over a multitude of years.
This 2010 season’s program, will exhibit America’s true “folk/classical music,” better known as “Jazz.” American Jazz is now, an integral part of the world music scene and considered a universal standard, in musical communication and ex-pression.
The “Music in the Schools Ensemble” will demonstrate some of the various instruments used in playing jazz and encapsulate the many facets, styles, composers/arrangers and importent periods of this musical art form, giving the students a fairly complete overview of jazz in America, to date.
Thematically, the emphasis will be on creative expression such as: improvisation,
interpretation, variation and virtuosity.
Once again, audience participation will be a part of every performance including:
singing, (scatting) clapping, and having a small portion of students coming up on stage and performing with us with an instrument or playing percussion instruments provided by our ensemble.
We also, encourage a brief “Q & A” session at some point in the show so that the students and musicians can “connect” on a certain inter-active level.
We are certainly, looking forward once again, to be able to present our
“Music In The Schools Ensemble” to the many schools and organizations in this south-eastern region of Pennsylvania.
We are anticipating a wonderfully entertaining and highly educational 2010 season, proudly presenting: “World” music.”