2020-2021 "Service Music"
Beyond teaching skills of music literacy and engaging with the elements of music in repertoire, this year's unit of study is entitled "Service Music." We'll be looking at the history of music used in service to others, and some musicians who spent their lives in musical service. Students will reflect on past performances and look forward to a future of live-music-making. We will (all) consider the value of the concert. For whom do we prepare this music, who does it serve? And, if the traditional concert is not a safe reality for us, how else might we find avenues to serve our community with our music?