MORETHAN 50,000 NEW YORK CITY-AREA STUDENTSWILL EXPERIENCE GREAT MUSIC THIS SEASON THROUGHCARNEGIE HALL’S WEILL MUSIC INSTITUTE CURRICULUM-BASED PROGRAMSCarnegie Hall Teaching Artists Enter New York City Classrooms This Fall,Bringing Weill Music Institute School Programs To LifeProviding Access Beyond New York:WMI’s Link Up Program Increases Number of Partner Sites Across the US;Online Resource Center Makes Materials and VideosAvailable for Free to Educators WorldwideFor More Information on the Weill Music Institute ProgramsVisit: carnegiehall.org/weillmusicinstitute
More than 50,000 New York City-area students will have theopportunity to experience and interact with great music this year through arange of curriculum-based school programs, designed by Carnegie Hall’s WeillMusic Institute (WMI).This fall, teaching artists, provided and trained by WMI, will engage withselect area classrooms, working with students and teachers to make CarnegieHall’s music education programs come to life. These fun and innovative programsare provided for students in first grade through high school and include:Musical Explorers (grades 1-2), Link Up (grades 3-5), Perelman American Roots(grades 6-8), Global Encounters, and Cultural Exchange (both grades 9-12). Allprograms culminate with exciting, interactive concerts at Carnegie Hall. Inaddition to these sequentially-linked programs, WMI provides extensiveprofessional development for both teachers and teaching artists throughmandatory sessions led by Carnegie Hall staff. School-based programs are onlyone area of the Weill Music Institute—Carnegie Hall’s education and communityprograms arm—which also presents extensive programs for local communities,including free concerts throughout New York City, and training opportunitiesfor professional musicians.Carnegie Hall and WMI believe that sharing its educational expertise andartistic excellence to a broader audience continues to be a major priority forthe institution. WMI’s online resource center (carnegiehall.org/orc/), launchedlast season to share WMI’s program materials and research with the broadereducation field, serves as a central location for music education resourcesincluding videos, curriculum materials, audio and other content relevant foreducators nationwide. The online resource center and program-specific socialnetworks will continue to evolve and become a place for dialogue among teachersand students as well as providing a wealth of information for educatorsnationwide, including multimedia resources on teaching artistry andprofessional development, curriculum materials, and general music educationresources.In addition, WMI has expanded its Link Up program by partnering with 16orchestras and organizations across the country this year (up from 9 sites inthe 2009–2010 season) bringing this music education program for 3rd through 5thgraders to tens of thousands of students nationwide. Since its inception in1985, Carnegie Hall’s acclaimed Link Up program has engaged hundreds ofthousands of students in New York City and the tri-state area in musicallearning. During the 2010–2011 season, WMI utilizes a new curriculum, “TheOrchestra Sings,” which gives students opportunities to explore, construct, anddeconstruct melodies from a range of colorful orchestral repertoire whilesinging, playing the recorder, and composing. Link Up is one component of anexpanded roster of national and international education and communityinitiatives led by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute.“Arts education has been evolving over the last 40 years, and culturalorganizations like ours have a key role to play within the complex ecosystemthat makes up a strong arts education for our students,” said Sarah Johnson,Director of the Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall. “Our hope is that theWeill Music Institute’s programs and online resources can support teachers andorchestras nationwide as they bring great music to a wider audience, helping toinstill a love for the arts in as many young people as possible.”Weill Music Institute School ProgramsCurriculum-Based:Musical Explorers (1st and 2nd grades) introduces students to musicalconcepts through explorations of the different cultures and traditions fromneighborhoods across New York City. Students and teachers learn from curriculummaterials, online resources, and participatory concerts at Carnegie Hall. Thisseason, students meet vocalists representing Irish, Indian, African-Americanspiritual, South African, Western classical, and Colombian song traditions. Thesemesters culminate with two concerts each day on November 15, 17, 18, and 19and April 27-29 and May 3 in Zankel Hall.Link Up (3rd, 4th, and 5th grades) enables students to developperforming, listening, and composition skills through curriculum, onlineresources, and participatory concerts at Carnegie Hall. The curriculum isaligned with New York City, State, and United States standards for musiclearning. Through new curriculum—started last season with “The OrchestraRocks”—continuing this season with “The Orchestra Sings” and through hands-onactivities and a culminating interactive performance at Carnegie Hall, studentswill discover how the orchestra sings by learning about one of the universalelements of music: melody. This year-long program culminates May 24–26 inCarnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage.Perelman American Roots (6th, 7th, and 8th grades) integrates arts andhumanities learning into social studies and music classrooms through active,personal, and musical exploration of American music. This season, studentsexplore African American song and its connections to history and current eventsin social studies and choral classrooms with two culminating concerts on May 10in Zankel Hall featuring the chorus Songs of Solomon (photos from previousyears’ concerts).Global Encounters (9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades) integrates thestudy of world music into high school social studies, English, and musicclassrooms with in-school artist workshops and concerts in Zankel Hall. Duringfall 2010, Global Encounters focuses on the music of India with culminatingconcerts by tabla master Sameer Gupta on December 8 in Zankel Hall and duringspring 2011 on the music of Mexico with culminating performances by MexicoCity-based harpist, Celso Duarte and his ensemble on May 4 in Zankel Hall.Carnegie Hall Cultural Exchange (9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades)connects students and teachers in New York City and in focus regions abroadthrough curriculum incorporating cultural traditions, musical concepts, andperformance, culminating in concerts that link participants by videoconferenceon February 2 and May 20. This year will focus on the exchange between teachersand students in New York City and Mexico City. The featured artists will be theCelso Duarte Sextet from Mexico, and the Maurice Brown Effect from New YorkCity. Click here for a video from a past season’s program.NOTE: The McGraw-Hill Companies CarnegieKids designed for children agesthree to six will now be presented in community settings throughout the fiveboroughs of New York City. These free, interactive, 45-minute concerts featuresongs, movement, and instrument demonstrations as well as opportunities formusical creativity and play. For more information and a schedule, visit carnegiehall.org/carnegiekids.In addition to curriculum-based programs, WMI offers additional programsfor students and teachers:Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (WMI) again teams up with the BaltimoreSymphony Orchestra and Music Director Marin Alsop for a creative learningproject that involves hundreds of New York City high school students. Thecenterpiece of this program is Too Hot to Handel: The Gospel Messiah,which takes the timeless brilliance of Handel’s oratorio and infuses it with ablend of jazz, gospel, rock, and R&B. A large choir of hundreds of studentshas learned this piece and will join the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Ms.Alsop for the performance at Carnegie Hall on November 14, 2010. Someparticipating choirs also will have the opportunity to work with composers tocreate their own choral anthems based on the themes explored in The GospelMessiah. These original works will be premiered in Zankel Hall on November 21,2010. WMI and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra previously partnered on TheBernstein Mass Project, a program for New York City high school students, inthe 2008–2009 season.The Carnegie Hall National High School Choral Festival is a biannualprogram that gives high school choirs from around the country, chosen byaudition, the opportunity to work with a nationally recognized conductor on amajor choral work performed at Carnegie Hall. This year’s program willculminate with two select high school choirs coming to New York City inFebruary 2011 for a weeklong workshop with Robert Spano, Music Director of theAtlanta Symphony Orchestra, and Norman Mackenzie, the Atlanta SymphonyOrchestra’s longtime chorus director, as well as professional singersparticipating in WMI’s Carnegie Hall Choral Workshop, now celebrating its 20thanniversary. The culminating performance on February 13, 2011 of Berlioz’sRequiem will feature all chorus participants and tenor Thomas Cooley performingwith the Orchestra of St. Luke’s led by Mr. Spano.The Blueprint Model School is a partnership between the Weill MusicInstitute and PS/MS 161 in Harlem that aims to create a model for musiceducation based on the Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in Musiccreated by the New York City Department of Education and members of the NewYork City cultural community. With sequential music programs, learningresources, innovative teaching practices, and assessment tools, thispartnership will create a template that other arts organizations and schoolscan utilize and adapt for their own communities. The partnership began duringthe 2008–2009 season. This season marks the third year of the partnership andwill include a focus on deepening student work, community engagement throughthe presentation of Neighborhood Concerts for parents and teachers, weekly visitsby teaching artists, and the development of comprehensive units of study andassessment for music classrooms.Opportunities are available to visit a classroom, observe a Teaching Artistsession, or attend a performance at Carnegie Hall. If you are interested inseeing a first-hand account of these programs, please contact Maggie Ciadellaat email@example.com for more information.The Weill Music Institute at Carnegie HallThe Weill Music Institute creates broad-reaching music education and communityprograms that play a central role in Carnegie Hall’s commitment to making greatmusic accessible to as wide an audience as possible. Woven into the fabric ofthe Carnegie Hall concert season, these programs occur at Carnegie Hall as wellas in schools and throughout neighborhoods, providing musical opportunities foreveryone, from preschoolers to adults, new listeners to emerging professionals.With access to the world’s greatest artists and latest technologies, the WeillMusic Institute is uniquely positioned to inspire the next generation of musiclovers, to nurture tomorrow’s musical talent, and to shape the evolution ofmusical learning itself. The Weill Music Institute’s school and communityprograms annually serve over 115,000 children, students, teachers, parents,young music professionals, and adults in the New York metropolitan area andacross the US, as well as 65,000 people around the world through its online anddistance learning initiatives.For more information, please visit: carnegiehall.org/weillmusicinstitute.The Weill Music Institute is supported, in part, by The Edmond de RothschildFoundation.The Weill Music Institute’s programs are made available to a nationwideaudience, in part, by the US Department of Education and by an endowment grantfrom the Citi Foundation.Programs of the Weill Music Institute are supported, in part, by public funds fromthe New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York City Council,and the New York State Council on the Arts.Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.
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