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A CHoral music initiative Are you looking for an innovative k-12 choral program that improves text comprehension and music literacy, while cultivating students’ love for singing? Language arts, social studies, and music come to life through this unique approach to integrated arts instruction. This program introduces students to choral repertoire from diverse cultures, genres, and time periods – fostering authentic connections with classroom curriculum. Through weekly instruction, students analyze lyrics, become familiar with basic musical notation, perform for the community, and learn to listen to themselves and others. We invite you to partner with the Metropolitan Opera Guild and let us inspire your students with the creativity of choral arts in the classroom.

What’s Included: WEEKLY CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION facilitated by a Guild Artist, utilizing an approach grounded in Common Core Learning Standards

choral sheet music & piano accompanist for dress rehearsals and concerts

PLANNING SESSIONS between Guild Artists and teachers to foster collaboration and align content with classroom curriculum

PResentation opportunities for students to perform for one another and the community

(optional) composition workshop for students to create an original song

Appropriate for: K TO GRADE 12 Duration: SEMESTER- Or Year-LONG—45 minutes per week per classroom Minimum 4 classrooms per school

Fee: Call for pricing (subsidies available for qualifying schools) To register or for more information:

joseph hudson, Urban Voices Manager, jhudson@operaed.org  212.769.7027

Fifth grade students at P.S. 56 in the Bronx perform at a winter choral music concert. PHOTOS: JESSICA BAL

WWW.METGUILD.ORG/URBANVOICES 060413


Urban Voices Boston 2013-2014