Enrichment events can broaden a prospective, instill a new passion, or even change a musician's life.
Violin Rocks! Geoffrey Castle - Spring 2017
Violin Rocks! Geoffrey Castle leads workshops over 2 days with all classes, from 5th to 12th grades. A pioneer on the electric six-string violin who challenges people's pre-conceived notions of what is possible on a violin, Geoffrey weaves old school R&B, funk, jazz, blues, and gospel with traditional Celtic melodies into his music. He performed for students, and talked about alternative paths in music for students, either as a performer or as a supplement to their professional career.
University of Portland Chamber Orchestra - Fall 2016
The college chamber orchestra performed and gave a panel on music in college to MIHS orchestra classes
Masterclass with Maria Larionoff - Spring 2016, 2017
Chamber Orchestra and advanced students in Symphonic Orchestra experienced a masterclass and feedback session on new music with former concertmaster and professional violin soloist Maria Larionoff.
The goal of the Rhapsody Project is to strengthen communities through song and spread the gospel of folk and blues music. Rhapsody is the integration of performance and teaching designed to facilitate cross-generational, cross-cultural interactions through the medium of music. We want regular folks–especially the youth–to understand that America’s folk and blues music is not a relic, but a thriving tradition. It’s not only about the fantastical, deeply mysterious recordings that we can all hear now on records or online. Music is a playground for the imagination with no barriers to entry.