Arts in the Schools
ACHF Arts Education
The goals of this residency are to: 1. Provide youth with the skills and tools to take music outside of the classroom and past the printed page. 2. Instill in young people an abiding love of music that results in lifelong engagement on many levels; playing, attending concerts, supporting the arts and teaching. 3. Increase each student’s understanding and skill in music, and provide an opportunity to perform in public next to professional musicians. 4. Provide a more comprehensive and in-depth understanding of instrumental technique for brass instruments. 5. Provide a chance for community members to experience live brass quintet music. Successful benchmarks include: 1. Students who are engaged - asking questions, participating in activities, and volunteering to play. 2. Improved instrumental playing - band members will be more in tune, play together better, and use proper warm-ups prior to ensemble playing. 3. Concert attendance and crowd interaction with The Copper Street Brass Quintet at their evening performance. The Copper Street Brass Quintet and I will provide an evaluation of the residency in three ways: 1) in-class responses from the students, 2) exit surveys after the evening performance for the audience in attendance, and 3) online surveys for school faculty/staff, parents, students, and community members upon the residency’s culmination.
Students rated the concert performance, rehearsal, and the general music presentation (6th grade only). For each educational session, students were able to rate the value of the information gathered, and they also had the opportunity to share their personal comments about each session and what they thought about working with the Brass Quintet. Overall, the students enjoyed the learning experiences they had and rated them very highly. The students thought the information presented was very helpful and applicable to studying music, and they learned skills that will help them as musicians playing in both small and large ensembles. Students were actively engaged by asking and answering questions. The community also shared their thoughts on the brass quintet after attending the performance, and we saw that the community enjoyed having the brass quintet at our concert, many stating that it was a highlight of the night.
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