Sharon Springs Central School District

March and Music in our Schools

on March 13, 2017

As part of this celebration, SSCS was happy to host the Bridge Arts Ensemble.  BAE is a Teaching Artist organization that brings music to over 50 school districts in the Adirondack Park Region, and impacts 50,000+ students annually.  BAE artists travel from New York City in ensembles of 6 (2 singers, a pianist, a percussionist and 2 additional instrumentalists) for residencies in each school district, ranging between three and five days. Working with individual schools, Bridge Arts Ensemble artists aim to tailor their activities to best support a school’s curriculum and arts education needs.  Each ensemble consists of a variety of diverse musicians, exposing students to musical styles including Broadway, Classical, Jazz and World music. BAE’s roster is made up of some of New York City’s finest musicians including graduates of The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, Yale School of Music, and Cleveland Institute of Music. As experienced Teaching Artists, our roster contains members of Carnegie’s Ensemble Connect (formerly ACJW), the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York Philharmonic Teaching Artists, as well as current and former cast members of Broadway, off-Broadway and National Touring productions.

Our elementary students enjoyed time traveling to hear from differing music styles, while our MS and HS students enjoyed excerpts from the Broadway smash Hamilton and while reflecting upon their own individual futures.

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