Community Arts Partner

Participant Details

Community Arts Partner Name
Early Music Seattle
Partner Type
Organization
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Individual Bio or
Organizational Statement
Formed in 1977 as Early Music Guild, Early Music Seattle is now the area’s largest presenter of early music, including the International Series and Seattle Baroque Orchestra, and related educational programs serving 2,400 students in Seattle Public Schools annually and more than 100 amateur musicians. The mission of Early Music Seattle is to present outstanding early music, use early music to enrich cultural heritage via education and outreach, and engage new audiences through inclusivity and openness.

Contact Information

First Name
Donna
Last Name
Knudson
Address
909 NE 43rd st suite 206
Address 2
City
Seattle
State
WA
Zip
98105
Phone
(253) 686-3574

Grade Levels Preferred

Grade Levels Preferred
K-2, 3rd - 5th, 6th - 8th, 9th - 12th

Artistic Disciplines

Type
Music Traditions from Europe, Asia, and the Americas; Dance from Colonial North America and the Oregon Trail migration; a focus on Native American flute music and song during the time of the Lewis and Clark expedition; an experience in music and stories of the famous Silk Road across Asia
Discipline
Dance, Music

Experience

Previous School Partnerships
Other Trainings or Certifications
Sample Lesson Description: Student / Classroom Residencies
Sample Workshop Description: Teacher Professional Development

Areas of Experience and Expertise

Approved Professional Development Provider
No
Approved Classroom Residency Provider
Yes
Experience with English Language Learners
Yes
Experience with Students in Special Education
Yes

Lesson Plan

Integrated Art
Cultural Art
2017-residency-lesson-plan-early_music_seattle.pdf

Teaching Approach

Teaching Philosophy + Approach
It is both fun and useful to learn about the cultures of those around us. By connecting to our own cultural heritage we are empowered as we deepen our understanding of who we are. By experiencing the cultural heritage of others, we empower them as we learn to empathize and cooperate.
Curriculum Integration Possibilities
Social Studies (World History, Ancient Civilizations, Human Geography) General Music Instrumental Music (Band and Orchestra) ELL
Special Skills and Areas of Expertise
Two New Programs! In response to the need for after school activities, especially at the K-5 level, Early Music Seattle has developed a year-long after school Recorder Club. Students learn basic musical skills, a varied repertoire, and the confidence that comes with frequent public performances. A recording session at the Jack Straw Cultural Center is included. Offered in partnership with the Jack Straw Cultural Center, Mexican folklorist Abel Rocha offers a new multi-week residency, Mexican Animal Songs. Children learn and perform folksongs from Jalisco, Guerrero, and Oaxaca states as they are immersed in Mexican culture and the Spanish language. The final project is recorded by the Jack Straw Cultural Center.
Testimonials from Schools
Shelby Leyland, Music Teacher, Lowell Elementary: saleyland@seattleschools.org Tracy Appleyard, Librarian, Orca K-8: tmappleyard@seattleschools.org

Fees

Fees
$150 per artist for first classroom visit $50 per artist for each additional classroom on same day Special prep time, assemblies, to be negotiated

Images

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The John Muir Elementary Recorder Club performs at Seattle City Hall
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Recorder Club rehearses at Lowell Elementary
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Recorder Teacher Vicky Boeckman with student at Martin Luther King Jr Elementary
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The Eurasia Consort teaches about the Silk Road at Renton Park Elementary
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Antonio Gomez of the Eurasia Consort teaching at Renton Park Elementary

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Mexican Animal Songs Residency at Bailey Gatzert Elementary
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