After years of crouching, arts ed is raising its hand again
In a second-floor classroom in an Anacostia elementary school, the pupils are about to be exposed to Great Art: The cellist Yo-Yo Ma is bringing in his Stradivarius. The kids have been told how important Yo-Yo Ma is, and one wall is lined with press photographers and TV cameras...
By Anne Midgette | Washington Post Magazine
A Great Day in Baltimore: OrchKids
Despite the economy, the local arts scene keeps thriving, generating excellent work, a calendar full of can’t miss events, and even a few genius ideas - like OrchKids.
By John Lewis
PBS Show Shines Light on BSO’s OrchKids
Weaving together stories from childhood and older age into two one-hour documentaries, Arts & the Mind journeys across America, showcasing some of the nation’s most innovative and successful arts programs while revealing the insights and work of leading American neurologists, psychologists and educators. PBS followed OrchKids’ staff and students in Spring 2011 in the lead up to their BSO subscription concert debut.
By Tim Smith | firstname.lastname@example.org
UMBC Announces New Certificate Program in Music Entrepreneurship
The one-year, post-baccalaureate Music Entrepreneurship Certificate Program is modeled around an innovative collaboration between UMBC and The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO).
BSO’s OrchKids Program Expands to East Baltimore
Spring may be months away, but on Wednesday morning Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) took the next step in fulfilling its mission to “plant seeds for a bright future,” with the opening of a new Orchkids site at Highlandtown Elementary/Middle School, the orchestra’s nationally recognized educational initiative now serves nearly 400 students.
By Jayne Matthews | email@example.com
PBS: ‘Arts and the Mind’ with Lisa Kudrow
Arts and the Mind explores the vital role the arts play in human development during both youth and older age, and shares stories and cutting edge scientific research on how music, dance, painting, poetry and theater markedly improve well-being at both ends of life. Click here to see the BSO’s OrchKids featured in this documentary.
A Big Stage for a Small Orchestra
Mary McCauley from The Baltimore Sun chronicles the OrchKids' first performance in a BSO subscription concert on March 31, 2011. They performed OrchKids Nation—a BSO commission by David Rimelis.
By Mary McCauley | firstname.lastname@example.org
After-School Meals for OrchKids is Music to Their Ears, Food for the Soul
60 Days of Meals Donated for After-School Music Program.
By Lisa Coe | CoeVista@aol.com
A Million Dollars To BSO OrchKids Program
Baltimore philanthropists Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker will make a leadership gift of $1 million to the BSO’s music education and life-enrichment program, OrchKids.
By John Patti
OrchKids Program Strikes the Right Note with Youngsters
Program instrumental in teaching discipline, helping students see their potential.
By Tim Smith | email@example.com
Baltimore Symphony Trains Disadvantaged Kids
Weekend Edition Saturday
First-graders get chance to play with the big kids
BSO sponsors pilot program to let youngsters make music.
By Frederick N. Rasmussen
Deepest Appreciation for Extraordinary Sustaining Gifts
Robert E. Meyerhoff & Rheda Becker
BSO Music Director and OrchKids Founder
Early Education Sponsor
Official Instrument Partner
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