High school and undergraduate college students who are interested in learning more about classical singing and performing are invited to participate in a 10-day camp, from June 20-29, focusing on vocal and theatrical skill development, with two free public performances at the Basile Opera Center. Details about the camp are still being determined, including tuition and housing options.
A Recipe for Jazz by Cathy Morris
Students will be introduced to jazz, funk, blues, Latin, and Cajun styles of music played on electric violins, keyboards, percussion, electric bass, and drums. This program includes exciting student interaction and audience participation.
Music from Around the World by Cathy Morris
Students will become familiar with the string family of instruments, and will listen to the rhythms and melodies of Spain, Germany, Scotland, Mexico, Argentina, Russia, and Japan.
Wee Do Wap
An introductory jazz performance for young children. Students will learn the fundamentals of jazz, with tunes ranging from Duke Ellington to nursery rhymes. Students will sing along with “Old McDonald Had a Band”, which introduces the live sounds of a trumpet, tenor sax, piano, and drum set.
Latin Jazz by Cathy Morris
Rumbas, mambos, bossa novas, and the sambas of Brazil, Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic give students an introduction to Latin jazz. They will learn about the instruments, cultures, and regions where Latin jazz originated.
The Jazz State of Indiana
Students will be taken back to the “Roaring 20’s” on Indiana Avenue, where ragtime and the blues could be heard. The history lesson continues through 1930-1960 highlighting legends such as Hoagy Carmichael. Contemporary jazz music ends the program.
Fun With Jazz
Teaching improvisation as a means of communication, this program introduces students to the unique American musical genre of Jazz. Featuring recognizable tunes including The Pink Panther and Flintstones theme, students will have a chance to join the Fun.
Musical Tour of Latin America
A variety of musical styles teach students the differences between salsa, merengue, cumbia, and cha cha cha and the Latin American cultures they come from. Students will sing, dance, and play instruments with the band.
Learning Syllables through Drumming
Students will experiment with words, syllables, and articulation and create their own patterns of sounds. Students will learn about rhythm, patterns, sing songs, and rhymes.
Jazz: the Art of Relationship
Students will experience the sounds of Jazz music from its roots on Indiana Avenue in the 1950’s and 60’s and the musicians who made it famous. The jazz tradition is so much an oral tradition that is passed down from elders to the next generation that Lawrence Clark refers to jazz as, “the art of relationship.”
Drum It Out!
Students will discover their own rhythm through evidence based active engagement in hand drumming and (RMM) recreational music making activities. Self-esteem, teamwork, active engagement, self-motivation, social skills, life skills, reading skills, self-respect, math skills, self-control, focus in a learning environment, respect for peers, creative self-expression are addressed.
Music & Dance Collage
Lively percussion music, energetic songs, and exciting dances will show students the unique mix of cultures that created the African Diaspora in Latin America.
The Storyteller's Drum
In this blend of African Diaspora music and storytelling, students will become active participants. Students will learn call and response, different ethnic musical styles and their origins, and will enjoy classic African folktales. Authentic African instruments are used.
Harp Sounds (Workshop)
Melissa Gallant will introduce to students the many sounds the concert harp makes while learning how the music we hear is like the stories we read.
Building Blocks for Young Entrepreneurs: Food for ...
This program will showcase a variety of young entrepreneurs in the city, primarily focusing on Indy’s creative arts scene. It will feature various local business owners, curators, activists, singers/musicians, visual artists, stylists and much more. These individuals are actively building on their businesses and will showcase their art/business and share their strategies to success. The ultimate goal of the program is to inspire young minds to find and go after what they are passionate about by building their confidence and giving them basic skills to pursue their dreams.
Program can be tailored to school’s needs.
This program is made possible through the Arts Council’s Art & Soul program. You can read more about this program here.
Tanoshi Taiko Drumming
With movement and storytelling included this performance is an interactive introduction to the Japanese drumming tradition of Taiko. Students will learn basic drumming rhythms and partipcate as the performers tell the folk tale of how Taiko began.
With Lawrence Clark, students will learn the rudiments of jazz drumming technique, progressing from a verbal rhythm to body rhythm to instrumental music. Workshop compliments the “Jazz: The Art of Relationship” performance, and if scheduled together, students can participate in the performance.
The Roots of Bluegrass
Circle City Bluegrass Band will introduce your students to the roots of American bluegrass. Through the improvisation of each instrument, students will experience authentic music making at its best.
Moving Through Science
Creative movement provides an opportunity to reach all learners, particularly the kinesthetic learner, in ways that allow them to process and retain information effectively and efficiently. In this workshop, teachers examine ways to enhance the teaching of science topics, such as the rainforest habitat, water cycle, rock cycle, plant life cycle, and states of matter, through movement. Participants explore how to involve students in active learning with Kennedy Center teaching artist, Kimberli Boyd, through warm-ups, improvisation, and simple structures for composing dances.
Kids Dance Outreach Interactive Workshops
Kids Dance Outreach (KDO) Interactive Workshops provide an exciting one-day, one-time experience for children K-4 to experience and be introduced to Dance, Music and the power of the Arts!
Every Workshop is taught by three professional teaching artists: a Master Teaching Artist a Musician and an Assistant Teacher.
KDO provides Interactive Workshops for students K-4.
Interactive Workshops can be 30-45 minutes in length.
KDO Interactive Workshops take place during the school day, ensuring participation for all.
All students in a selected class or group participate.
At least one school staff member must be present with the KDO staff at al times.
Kids Dance Outreach In-School Residencies
Kids Dance Outreach (KDO) provides school communities with high-quality arts immersion programs. Through KDO’s programs children are inspired by the joy of dance and music as they’re given something positive to focus on, specific goals to attain, a sense of meaningful accomplishment and an appreciation of the Arts.
Every class is taught by three professional teaching artists: a Master Teaching Artist a Musician and an Assistant Teacher.
KDO provides in-school programs for students in second through fourth grade.
KDO offers 12-session residencies, which can take the form of a 3-week intensive or a 12-week program.
KDO classes take place during the school day, ensuring that dance is integral to learning in our partner school communities.
All students in a selected grade or grades participate in the program.
Classroom teachers are actively engaged in the program, helping to connect learning in KDO with the larger curriculum.
KDO works with a single classroom of children at a time, and classes generally run 45–50 minutes. Each moment of an KDO class is rich with energetic, rigorous, and joyful learning.
All KDO programs include live music and depending on schedule may culminate in a final performance, a celebratory event that galvanizes the entire school community.
Village Voices, Notes from the Griot
“Villages Voices: Notes from the Griot” is a live and interactive artistic experience that utilizes musicians, dancers, actors, poets and visual artists to tell the stories and highlight the contributions of African-Americans in the arts whose works are either unknown and/or underperformed.
“Village Voices” is a celebration of artistic contributions from African-Americans that will be performed throughout the year as a reminder that artistic contributions in the fine arts can and should be presented regularly and not just to commemorate Black History Month. With artistic performances in classical piano, jazz, African dance, prose and poetry from the late 18thc-present day, this presentation is ideal for K-12 and contains a multitude of interactive and participatory elements.
This program is made possible through the Arts Council’s Art & Soul program. You can read more about this program here.
Teddy Bear Series
The Teddy Bear Concert Series introduces preschool & kindergarten students (ages 3-7) to the orchestra through story, movement, and live music. ISO violinist, Victoria Griswold, has written each of our stories, one of which is now a picture book! Each performance features five musicians from the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and narration by Perry Accetturo of the ISO Learning Community.
We are thrilled to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the Teddy Bear Concert Series by performing all of our stories throughout the 2018-19 season!
OUR TEDDY BEAR SERIES STORIES
The Giant’s Violin tells the tale of a young boy who discovers a giant violin in his attic!
The Big Note features the adventures of a young boy as he searches through a symphony orchestra to find the source of the big note that he hears.
The Garden Symphony follows a ladybug’s search through the garden for her own special song.
(The Garden Symphony is also available as a picture book!)
Monkey’s Jungle Jam is the adventure-filled tale of a spider monkey’s search through the rainforest for musical friends. Children will be invited to hop like frogs and sway like trees while they listen to unusual instruments from the symphony orchestra.
DCI World Championships & DCI Summer Tour
For nearly a half century, Drum Corps International, Marching Music’s Major League™, has been the leader in producing events for the world’s most elite and exclusive marching ensembles for student musicians and performers.
Thirteen original founding member organizations formed the Drum Corps International collective in 1971 to organize and unify leadership for youth-focused competitive drum corps events throughout North America. Directors of those competing groups sought to unite their corps by providing opportunities to perform together—in the end building a foundation for future success.
A non-profit entity was officially established in 1972, and today DCI supports numerous programs around the globe while sanctioning participating recognized drum corps, SoundSport® performance ensembles and DrumLine Battle™ teams performing in more than 100 competitive events that make up the annual Drum Corps International Tour.
With a vast reach online at DCI.org, through corporate sponsorship, annual broadcast initiatives, and outreach to high school music programs, Drum Corps International delivers the message of “excellence in performance and in life” to more than 7.2 million young people, ages 13-22 involved in the performing arts across the United States.
DCI BANDtastic / INpact Honor Band Programs
BANDtastic! is a program of Drum Corps International designed to celebrate the commitment to excellence made by middle school music programs all across the United States.
Participation in this program motivates middle school students to consider the arts as they make important skills development decisions for their high school years and beyond, and impact lifelong arts behaviors.
Students who participate in the BANDtastic! program will enjoy the following opportunities:
Experience a once-in-a-lifetime performance in front of thousands of spectators as a part of the national schedule of DCI Tour events
Take part in rehearsals and sectionals with professional artists and engaging educational clinicians
Participate in a Kick It In! educational leadership session with industry renowned motivational speaker Fran Kick that is specifically designed to inspire and excite the minds of middle school students
Take part in additional structured activities that promise to be packed full of engaging performances and speakers
Tickets to the corresponding DCI Tour event and the opportunity to observe performances from the “best-of-the-best” marching music ensembles
Exclusive BANDtastic! gear and “Swag” bags
BANDtastic / INpact Honor Band Programs relies on the amazing talents of the area middle school music educators to fulfill programming at the event (DCI handles all administrative pieces). Those willing to participate will also receive all of the above PLUS professional development hours, and hotel accommodations for their gifts to these students.
SoundSport International Music & Food Festival...
The SoundSport International Music & Food Festival will return to downtown Indianapolis, offering a family-focused community gathering as part of Drum Corps International World Championships festivities.
Building upon the wildly popular SoundSport® and DrumLine Battle™ events now in their 7th year, the event will feature more than 35 ensembles from the U.S., Canada and around the globe competing in downtown Indy the morning and afternoon of Saturday, August 10.
The exciting day of performances will mark the culmination of the summer portion of the year-round performance opportunities for the global SoundSport and DrumLine Battle programs, all taking part in a festival-like atmosphere with some of Indianapolis’ best food vendors onsite and entertainment aplenty.
Nature is a great inspiration to all artists. Many composers’ works are influenced by the feelings they have while enjoying the outdoors. Imitating sounds of birds or the smooth flow of water are examples of this. Our instruments are also made from materials found in nature, many types of wood, cane and even the hair of a horse’s tail!
In this program we explore the cello and the clarinet, contrast and compare how they are made, the technical demands of playing it and the beautiful music written with their sound in mind. We will play music by Bach, Mozart, and even a piece written especially for us by the Indianapolis born Jazz composer David Baker!
We will read The Heart Of the Wood by Marguerite W. Davol, the joyful tale of a tree’s transformation into a musical instrument.
And the poem by Ntozake Shange I Live in Music with illustrations by Romare Bearden.
It would be a great program for students who are deciding which instrument to choose!
Butler School of Music: Cool Drumming- All About R...
Rhythm can be found all around the world! The various cultures around the world each have their own styles of rhythm. They use many unique percussion instruments to create their rhythms. You don’t have to use a large drum to create your very own rhythm though! Every time you clap or snap or tap your feet, it’s rhythm. It’s in the way you breathe, your heartbeat, and every step you take when you walk or run. Rhythm is in everything if you just listen. Butler University’s Percussion Ensemble will educate and entertain you as they take you on their rhythmic adventure in music.
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