Mitch Glickman teaching “Intro to Music” to King Elementary School kindergartners
This school year we have expanded our “Music in the Schools” residencies to serve new schools and have deepened our programming at existing schools. SJO will be teaching to over 3,400 students each and every week.
SJO has partnered with Turnaround Arts and the Herb Alpert Foundation to teach at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School in Compton.
Turnaround Arts, created by the President's Committee for the Arts and Humanities, and the Herb Alpert Foundation, have partnered with the SJO to bring its weekly "Music in the Schools" residency program to Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary in Compton. Turnaround Arts is a public-private partnership designed to help transform some of the nation’s lowest performing schools through comprehensive and integrated arts education.
King Elementary selected the SJO's Kindergarten "Intro to Music" residency and 1st grade "Playing the Bells" residency for its students. The yearlong program teaches students such music fundamentals as solfege, rhythm patterns, and reading music, along with playing the bells (glockenspiel).
SJO Teaching Artist Nita Sinaga teaching keyboarding to 3rd graders at La Ballona Elementary & 3rd graders at Goethe International Language Charter School learning to play recorders
In addition to expanding our "Music in the Schools" programming to new School Districts this year, we are also introducing new residency programs to more students at more grade levels in existing schools.
We have added "Keyboarding" for 3rd and 4th graders at La Ballona Elementary in Culver City, "Music of the World" for 4th and 5th graders at three schools sites also in Culver City and LAUSD's Goethe International Language Charter School, and "Intro to Music" for kindergarten classrooms at seven school sites across Los Angeles County. 3rd graders at Goethe are learning to play recorders through our 28 week "Recorder" residency this year.