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.
We had growth with the way the brass players played. Brass players worked on intonation specific exercises with the emphasis on tone production. Just by making changes in posture and air stream they were able to improve pitch matching. The students and staff were aware of the changes. 100% of the students said they either really enjoyed the concert or it was one of the best they'd seen. 100% of the students said they either really liked the classroom session or it was the best they'd seen. All students mentioned multiple pieces that they liked of ours and listed a positive benefit from our visit including: became motivated because we started at the same age as them, learned how to make a better sound, and really enjoyed the unique arrangements. Not a single student wrote down an idea for improvement for the residency.
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