It has been a busy year at Music in Schools Today! Our music and arts education programs reached over 28,000 children and teens throughout the state, particularly those in under-served and at-risk communities. We could not have done it without the generosity of our donors and we thank you for your support.
We are proud to announce that MUST will pilot a new course for a local Head Start program in early 2012. Preschool students will learn about letters and numbers as they engage in musical activities.
We are also pleased to collaborate with KQED, Science Workshop, and the Chrissy Field Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. In partnership with these organizations, MUST is offering professional development opportunities for teachers to learn multiple ways to integrate music into their classrooms. On March 3rd, teachers from San Francisco Unified School District will participate in a workshop to learn how to teach science through music.
On behalf of the Board and Staff of Music in Schools Today, many thanks again for your dedication to music education and for what we hope will be your continued support.
Thank you so much for your support of our math and science music integration program!
As of October 2011, MUST has been collaborating with the San Francisco Unified School District Mission Science Workshop to offer two open workshops in instrument-building. This is a natural intersection of the musical field of organology (instruments) with physics of sound, coupled with mechanical design. The workshops are open to both teachers and community members, who will design instruments that demonstrate the physics of vibrating strings, as well as instruments based on their discovery of ways to make sound, similar to woodwinds, brass instruments, and many kinds of percussion.
In March and April of 2012, MUST will partner with public television station KQED and the Chrissy Field Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy to offer two open workshops based on the 21st Century Toolkit Skill of Aesthetic Education. The MUST facilitator will help them create a sound collage using computer software (such as GarageBand), combining their own field recordings, recordings of interviews or writings about the site, and cultural music important to the history of the site. The different tracks of music and sound recall the layers/strata of geologic time that make a landscape.
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