"" The American Symphony Orchestra?s arts education program,/ *Music Notes*,/ is dedicated to helping public school teachers integrate symphonic music into their core humanities curriculum. Through a combination of teacher-training workshops and classroom visits by ASO musicians, /Music Notes/ aims to deepen students' understanding of history, social issues, literature, art, technology, and science through the perspective of classical music. /Music Notes/ works through the ASO's unique ?thematic approach? to concert programming, offering teachers new and exciting ways to foster musical and academic learning. The ASO is active in thirteen schools throughout New York and New Jersey. *Program Overview* *_ _**_For Educators _* * Professional development workshops to explore symphonic music and design curricular connections between classroom and concert halls * Collaborative relationships with ASO musicians * Curriculum units, supporting audio and written materials built around ASO concert themes *_In-School Collaborations_* * ASO musicians co-teach humanities classes and enrich lessons with live music * ASO ensembles present mini-concert demonstrations and Q&A?s, led by ASO Assistant Conductor, Teresa Cheung *_Concert Experiences_* * Field trips to ASO concerts at Lincoln Center, the culminating event of curricular units built around the concert?s themes * Exhibitions of creative works inspired by the partnership on the Grand Promenade of Avery Fisher Hall during ASO concerts, and at various cultural centers * Side-by-Side community concerts featuring students and ASO musicians* * */Music Notes/** in Action* * * * * *What People are Saying * * /I feel like [the ASO partnership] has really injected new life into my approach to my teaching/. ~Teacher * /I liked the experience of the musicians [in the classroom]. It was inspiring. It was a real eye opener. I think the musicians should come back to the school/. ~9^th grade student * /The surprisingly young audience applauded enthusiastically and often?. It was heartening to see so many faces under 30 at the symphony. Perhaps they represent a new American renaissance./ ~The New York Sun * /I believe this program is at the forefront of educational thought and curricular reform and would benefit all students and teachers who are able to experience it./ ~Teacher * /I was so excited when we played with the ASO. It was so amazing to play with such great musicians and I was so excited to be on such a big beautiful stage with them./ ~Elementary Student * /The community response to these programs has been outstanding and has engendered greater support and appreciation for the arts?. /~District Superintendent * /To say that the ASO?s program can change the way a school approaches teaching and learning is an understatement./ ~Principal * /The ASO has an aggressive educational outreach program. The audience was full of high school students, some of whom had designed artwork about the music, which they had listened to before coming. One is always impressed with the visual sophistication of young people today, though one should not be surprised. They live in a visual not a verbal culture. I hope they enjoyed the concert -- it opened their ears to a variety of sounds as well as historical perspectives, which should be the aim of any thoughtful concert./ ~ New York Daily News *Support for /Music Notes /**/ /*The American Symphony Orchestra?s education programs are funded, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, Bay and Paul Foundation, Home Box Office, and JPMorgan Chase Foundation. For more information on our programs and how you can support /Music Notes,/ please contact Alicia Benoist, Director of Development, at 646.237.5032 or abenoist@AmericanSymphony.org <"mailto:abenoist@AmericanSymphony.org">. "" ""
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