Many of the Arts and Education Council’s grantees provide in-person or virtual arts education resources to educators, young people and their families. The Arts and Education Council is proud to make a difference in the lives of students through a variety of grants and programs. This month we’ve complied a few resources for the young music-lovers in your life.

The Sheldon presents Camp SOLID: Invent a Musical Instrument

The Sheldon, an Arts and Education Council grantee, is hosting Camp SOLID: Invent a Musical Instrument, a one-day, STEAM-based camp for kids in grades 3-5, July 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Sheldon.  The Sheldon’s SOLID (Science of Learning Instrument Design) program is designed to excite students about creative problem solving by combining the creativity of the arts with STEM disciplines of science, technology, engineering and math. This program provides students the opportunity to learn about the connected worlds of sound, science and art. Click here for a video preview of the impact SOLID has on students and teachers. 

Camp SOLID is $75 for camp only, $115 for camp plus before and/or after care. Financial assistance is available to those who qualify. Lunch and snacks are included. 

Registration and more information can be found on The Sheldon’s website here

Explore musical and cultural heritage with Classic 107.3 

Beginning in 2019, Classic 107.3, an Arts and Education Council grantee, broadcast their first episode of “Musical Ancestries”, which uses music to create a pathway for understanding as children explore the diversity of our community. Their most recent episode explores the music, instruments, dance, history and rich cultural traditions of Algeria in the Maghreb region of North Africa. 

Teachers, students and families can delve deeper and engage through the educational resources on Classic 107.3’s website. A user-friendly Prezi program incorporates visual images, maps, audio and video clips and hands-on activities. Students can also learn about Scotland, Bosnia, Thailand and many more cultures as they enjoy past broadcasts and resources online at any time.

Listen to “Music Ancestries: Algeria” on Classic 107.3’s website here

Find Your Voice with Bach Society of Saint Louis

As part of their 81st season, Bach Society of Saint Louis will present the “Finding Your Voice” education program. The series, which was created with support from the Arts and Education Council’s PNC Program Grants, is created for students grades 3-8 and will be accessible at no cost to classroom teachers. “Finding Your Voice” examines how J.S. Bach’s music serves as the root of numerous musical styles and will also explore varied voice types, skill levels and vocal techniques, continuously highlighting connections to popular culture. 

The series was just released to the public on April 25 and is now available on Bach Society of Saint Louis’ website here.

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