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Voicestruments: Throat to Note

In the days of American Idol and Glee, everyone wants to learn how to sing. Even if you don’t have the access or the money for professional training, vocalists from the A Cappella groupVoicestruments will take you on a musical journey from “Throat to Note.”  This presentation will teach students simple tools to take their singing skills to the next level.  Students will learn proper vocal te... Read More »

P.H.R.E.S.H.: The Miseducation of Hip-Hop

What comes to your mind when you think of Hip-Hop or Hip-Hop Dance? You should think P.H.R.E.S.H.!  P.H.R.E.S.H. is a group of young adults who use dance to help their audiences understand the culture of Hip-Hop and how it has affected the world today. Although there are negative connotations that go along with Hip-Hop, P.H.R.E.S.H. will show students the positive side of the genre through its ent... Read More »

Island Music in America

Island Music in America

Island Music in America focuses on the history and culture of music from the Caribbean and its effect on American music. Led by vibraphonist Justin Thomas, students will be exposed to learning, listening, and playing instruments such as Steel Drums (Trinidad &Tobago), Vibraphone (West Africa, Caribbean, America) and accompanied by instruments of America (Bass, Drums). Students will also learn ... Read More »

History of Gospel Music

Led by gospel singer Aaron Eddy, this musical presentation will “edutain” students on the history of Gospel Music and how it has encouraged African Americans since the 1800’s. A genre that presents messages of hope, gospel music currently influences and encourages all racial and ethnic groups worldwide. Students will learn elements only found in gospel music and how these element... Read More »

Center Stage: A Historical Journey of Musical Theater in America

CenterStage is an interactive presentation of the history of Broadway, with live music and dance. Go on a journey through five era’s of Broadway and learn the songs that shaped it. From “My Favorite Things” (The Sound of Music) and “Hard Knock Life” (Annie), to “Circle of Life” (The Lion King) and “You Can’t Stop the Beat” (Hairspray). Ce... Read More »

Carnaval Brasil! Discovering Brazil’s Music and Folklore

Zona Sul is comprised of a group of musicians, mostly from Rio de Janeiro, who play Samba and Bossa Nova, as well as some indigenous rhythms (Batucada, Choro, Axé, etc.).  During this presentation, Zona Sul will seek to impart a love and respect of Brazil’s rich musical legacy.  Participants will learn basic information about Brazil’s history, customs, people, and landscape. Zona Sul will te... Read More »