|Posted by Thomas J. West on April 11, 2014 at 9:25 AM|
Anyone who has followed my blog knows that I am a big proponent of music educators teaching students the skills they need to not only be part of a performing ensemble, but to also be able to create their own music. Teaching them basic concepts in music theory, composition, and improvisation enables them to continue to make music on their own outside of a scholastic institution as adults.
The orchestra director at Silver Creek High School in Colorado has similar feelings. His orchestra parents organization is in the final hours of a Kickstarter campaign to create a documentary video called "Carry the Tune". The video will focus on the statistic that 90% of American high school music students discontinue their musical involvement upon graduation, with the simple idea that many of them are unaware of ways to continue their music-making. The video will be a resource for all high school music programs to help educate their students on the various ways they can continue to perform and study music beyond graduation day.
Please support this worthwhile project by visiting their Kickstarter page.
Music, like all kinds of learning, is a life-long endeavor for those who want to have an enriched, meaningful existence. Help support music-making of all kinds, especially local musicians, both amateur and professional.