Musical Poetry at Kids in Tune

If you visited the summer program during the last week in July and stepped into the “Italy” group -- rising 5th through 7th graders ---  you would have seen the kids writing poems with the help of Kalamazoo poet Jennifer Clark.  Ms Clark writes about the experience in her blog Ask Me about My 12,000 Kids

Kids in Tune Summer Tour, Day 1 at Friendship Village

Today we traveled to Friendship Village to play a concert -- the first of our Summer Tour. Overture from Rossini's Barber of Seville Theme from Finale of Dvorak Symphony #9 Chamber Orchestra:   Mozart's Eine Kleine, and Cantina Theme from Star Wars Tchaikovsky's Capriccio Italien Conga del Fuego Nuevo by Arturo Marquez Here's a little … Continue reading Kids in Tune Summer Tour, Day 1 at Friendship Village

How we see ourselves…

On our musical journey to Spain with Rossini's Barber of Seville Overture, we've been learning about Spanish artist Pablo Picasso.  Today we mounted a display of our students' self portraits.  Many chose to make their portrait in a Cubist style, influenced by what we've leaned about Picasso: