Instrument Petting Zoos
Can I really play the Cello?
What is a Baritone?
What is an African Gong?
Did you know a French Horn is 12 feet long when straightened!!
The West Michigan Symphony Instrument Petting Zoo is a hands-on musical instrument education program. Instruments from each of the four instrument families, Brass, String, Woodwind, and Percussion, are introduced and children are able to handle and play each instrument during the 45-60 minute program.This educational music program is an exicting way to encourage young people to believe they have the ability to learn and play an instrument as they approach middle school band.Ideal for school classrooms, library summer programs, community events, and children’s organizations.
VOLUNTEERS ARE REQUIRED!
Follow Your Art!
Check back soon to learn how you can participate in March 2012.
Finding the passion that can overcome adversity- A day of exploring the Arts and Humanities!
9:15am – 12:15pm Workshops and Museum Tours
12:45pm West Michigan Youth Symphony Performance
The West Michigan Symphony and The Muskegon Museum of Art are bringing together 6 Muskegon Area Middle Schools to join us for a day to explore and discover arts and culture through a variety of workshops, art museum tours and a performance by the West Michigan Youth Symphony. Twenty-five students from each school will be hand selected by their teachers to participate.
Students will self select their workshops and receive a personalized schedule for Follow Your Art day.
Muskegon Museum of Art Exhibit: Check back soon!
West Michigan Youth Symphony Performance: Check back soon!
Lines of Language, Poetry
Sketch-up!, drawing and journaling
Strings, Violin vs. Fiddle Music
Hip Hop Music & Dance
Hot off the Press, Printmaking
Stage Fighting, Muskegon Civic Theater
Stomp, percussion workshop
Acting, Muskegin Civic Theater
2011 Participating schools: Bunker Middle School, Steele Middle School, Ravenna Middle School, Mona Shores Middle School, Muskegon Heights Middle School, Whitehall Middle School
2011 Follow Your Art Day Sponsor:
Each year the West Michigan Symphony invites professional musicians to appear with the orchestra during our concert season. These guest artists also work with the West Michigan Symphony by providing instruction and encouragement during a Master Class for student musicians. Student musicians must be nominated by their music teacher.
PerTengstrand and Shan shan Sun, Pianists
February 3, 2012, Frauenthal Theater
Timothy Fain, Violin, CANCELLED FOR 3-21-12
March 21, 2012, Muskegon Community College
If you are a music teacher and have a student you wish to participate in an upcoming master class please contact the WMS Education Department.
If you are interested in hosting a master class for your music students please contact us.
(231) 726-3231 ext. 31
If you would like to be a Master Class Sponsor, contact (231) 726-3231 ext. 22