Cape Symphony & Conservatory Classes Geared To Remote Learning

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The Cape Symphony & Conservatory is launching “Arts Explorers,” a weekly music and visual arts program designed to supplement homeschooling for parents.

Led by a skilled arts educator, students will enjoy a 10-week curriculum composed of nationally-renowned music programming, visual art projects, and plenty of social recreation. Classes will be divided by age group and limited to 10 students per session, to ensure proper social distancing measures. Weather-permitting, outdoor classroom space will be prioritized.

“Many parents are facing the challenge of how to provide educational opportunities to their children this fall,” said Jackie deRuyter, Cape Conservatory director. “The Arts Explorers program offers an option that gives students the rich benefits of music and art education in a safe, social setting.”

The Preschool Arts Explorers class will use John Feierabend’s acclaimed “First Steps in Music” curriculum. Young musicians will develop their musical senses while enjoying imaginative games and instrument exploration.

Kindergarten through Grade 2 students will spend 10 weeks traveling the musical globe with Carnegie Hall’s “Music Explorers” curriculum. Using materials developed by celebrated international artists, learners will encounter the folk music traditions of nations such as Haiti, Argentina, South Africa, and Greece. Students will enjoy hands-on experiences with musical instruments as well as many other enriching activities.

Grades 3-5 will participate in the Link Up program, a partnership with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute.

Grades 6-8  will dive deep into a variety of musical topics. Students can expect to explore contemporary and classical styles of music, dig into the international musical traditions of several nations, learn about music from their favorite movies, build their own musical instruments, and much more! Cooperative learning and teamwork will be prioritized, as students sharpen their skills as researchers and lovers of music.

The Arts Explorers program begins the week of Sept. 28. Financial aid is available for qualified students. For more information about the Arts Explorer program, financial aid opportunities, and to register, visit www.capeconservatory.org and click on Youth Music. For questions, contact Jackie deRuyter at 508-362-2772, jderuyter@capeconservatory.org.

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