The Artist Residency Program at MIM brings professional musicians from around the world to provide unique educational opportunities for elementary, middle-, and high-school groups. Artists will perform in the state-of-the-art MIM Music Theater and host assemblies, master classes, and workshops. Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Friday, December 21, 2012
Hailed for its engaging and energetic performances, the Tetra String Quartet captivates young audiences by sharing music of all kinds—both new and traditional. Passionate educators, Tetra members aim to foster creativity and critical thinking through music by introducing active listening and talking about ideas inspired by the music. A fellow musician said, “When I think about the future of classical music, the Tetra String Quartet gives me hope for a future filled with enthusiastic young listeners!”
Option 1: 9:40–10:30 a.m. Assembly; 10:30–11:30 a.m. Tour
Option 2: 11:00 a.m.–Noon Tour; 12:10–1:00 p.m. Assembly
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Friday, February 8, 2013
The Chris Burton Jácome Flamenco Quartet takes students on an unforgettable journey to Spain that celebrates the culture, beauty, and joy of flamenco. This award-winning quartet includes two world-class flamenco dancers. Burton’s instant rapport with audiences helps bring this traditional music and dance to life. Students will be yelling “¡Olé!” long after the concert is over.
2/7/13 Option 1: 9:40–10:30 a.m. Assembly; 10:30–11:30 a.m. Tour
2/7/13 Option 2: 11:00 a.m.–Noon Tour; 12:10–1:00 p.m. Assembly
2/8/13 Option 1: 9:40–10:30 a.m. Assembly; 10:30–11:30 a.m. Tour
2/8/13 Option 2: 11:00 a.m.–Noon Tour; 12:10–1:00 p.m. Assembly
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Best for Grades 3–12
Alpin Hong is a young, vibrant pianist who plays classical, jazz, and modern music with a special talent for inspiring young people. His program examines how popular movies, television, and video-game music affect listeners by demonstrating how classical composers used rhythm, harmony, and melody to influence their audiences emotionally. Every student will instantly recognize the themes that Hong uses to demonstrate how the music of today has its roots in classical compositional traditions.
4/4/13 Option 1: 9:40–10:30 a.m. Assembly; 10:30–11:30 a.m. Tour
4/4/13 Option 2: 11:00 a.m.–Noon Tour; 12:10–1:00 p.m. Assembly
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Friday, April 26, 2013
Stellar bluesman, Jonathan Sanchez (blues name: Jonny-2-Snakes) makes the blues fun with a program highlighting the history, songs and cultural influences of this uniquely American musical genre. Using traditional and original songs, Sanchez introduces students to the vocal tradition of call-and-response and the range of styles and instruments used in the genre. He also examines the humor and hardship expressed in a blues song. A blues “jam session” with Sanchez rounds out the program.
4/25/13 Option 1: 9:40–10:30 a.m. Assembly; 10:30–11:30 a.m. Tour
4/25/13 Option 2: 11:00–Noon Tour; 12:10–1:00 p.m. Assembly
4/26/13 Option 1: 9:40-10:30 a.m. Assembly; 10:30-11:30 Tour
4/26/13 Option 2: 11:00-Noon Tour; 12:10-1:00 p.m. Assembly