The Ronen Chamber Ensemble is offering a program to Crispus Attucks and Broad Ripple High Schools, which will assist their music students in preparing for the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) ensemble competition requirements. Student ensembles at these two schools will be chosen with the help of the school band and orchestra directors for coaching sessions given by Ronen musicians. Each ensemble will receive two coaching sessions designed to help the students achieve an improved concept of working as an ensemble and thus achieve a higher performance level.
Youth Theater Workshops are for students in grades 1-3 and will take place at the Theater at the Fort. Partnerships for Lawrence will partner with teaching artists to provide a hands-on workshop for the kids. Three partners secured at this time are theater teacher Luis Oliva, who will provide a workshop in circus acts and mime; Adam Riviere of Playground Productions, who will provide a percussion workshop including lessons on the cultural background of each instrument’s origin; and magician Jamal Keyes, who will offer a hands-on workshop teaching the art of magic.
Indy Eleven players, coordinator R. Townsend, along with V. Brose of Eskenazi Health join the Vonnegut Library in challenging 8th graders from Harshman Magnet Middle School (after reading Vonnegut’s book Slaughterhouse Five in any language students read best) to write 1,500 words on how coping with their own suffering and adversity has shaped their understanding of Slaughterhouse Five. The winner and runner-up for this competition will be recognized.
The mission of Kids Dance Outreach (KDO) is to make a positive change in the lives of young people through the discipline of dance. KDO in partnership with Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) shares its high-level dance programs with thousands each year. Through KDO’s programs children are inspired by the joy of dance and music as they are given something positive to focus on, specific goals to attain, a sense of meaningful accomplishment and an appreciation for the Arts. This project will allow KDO to serve more children in IPS through co-curricular programs during the school day.
ISO Discovery Concerts will reach over 4,800 Indianapolis Public Schools students in grades 3-6 this year. The yearlong program of skills-based and creative work in the classroom culminates in a lively interactive concert at the ISO’s Hilbert Circle Theatre, giving students from all walks of life the chance to actively participate in high-quality music education.