Harmony Project musicians has a busy weekend! Our winds chamber group performed at the pre-concert event for New West Symphony season opening concert on Friday, drawing a crowd of concert goers with various pieces, led by Teaching Artist Caitlin Boruch.
Music also filled the air on Saturday as community members filled Bell Arts this past weekend for Art Walk in Ventura. Tips were welcomed!
As we commence our first week of classes, check out some new research by Nina Kraus from Northwestern University based on the work she did work Harmony Project Los Angeles – showing how music education can benefit students who have the least chance of access to it in the most powerful ways.
Read the research here: krauswhiteschwochneuroscientist2016
As we gear up for Harmony classes starting in September, glance back at this past year with us. It was a busy year!
Click HERE to read our impact report
Check out our performance of Beethoven Symphony no. 5 “Finale” (arr. by Richard Meyer) from our final day of Summer Camp!
Throughout camp, we talked about Beethoven’s style, the character of this piece, and the historical significance. As Beethoven himself said: “to play a wrong note is insignificant, to play without passion is inexcusable”.
Some photos from Summer Camp…
We are excited for our final performance this Friday, July 29th!
Summer Camp has been going strong these past couple weeks – we started off the month with our youngest students who received their new instruments for the first time! Fun “electives” have included Orff Ensemble, Choir, Music and Art, Music and Storytelling, and Jazz. More photos and videos to come, including our orchestra performances.
On June 17-18, a group of Harmony Project teachers gathered for a two day intensive workshop on the “Creative Ability Development” (CAD) Method with Alice Kanack, all the way from Rochester, NY. CAD pedagogy develops creativity in students through musical improvisation. The sessions consisted of playing, discussion, and exploration. We are so excited to try out new techniques with our students! Many thanks to Alice for her time and generosity!