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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Collins, Dawn The Mountain Dulcimer - History & Introduction to Playing, Group Lessons History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
A historical overview of the origins of the Appalachian mountain dulcimer and its ethnic origins, a mini-concert demonstration and introduction to playing. Ongoing group lessons over a period of six to eight weeks or more are optional. Songs may be taken from early American repertoire dating back to 1700s and 1800s and traditional folk songs that are more current as well as contemporary sources. Group lessons work best when ages are similar, e.g., young people (8-14), teens and adults (15 and up), seniors (55 plus).
$101- $200
Carpenter, Margot Do We Want to Be Like Music? Multicultural- Other,
Music
Why do we care for music so much that we want to sing or dance? Does a good melody do what we want to do? Yes, say Barbara Allen and Robert Murphy, and in this workshop they'll show what Aesthetic Reaism teaches: Music puts opposites together, opposites that we want to put together in our lives! Notes rise and fall, are separate and together. A melody is both energetic and gentle, harsh and sweet. Aren't these same opposites ones we have and want to make sense of? Eli Siegel, the founder of the education Aesthetic Realism, stated in this principle: "All beauty is a making one of opposites, and the making one of opposites is what we are going after in ourselves." Through demonstrations with flute and drum, children will have the thrill of hearing how these two instruments, so different from each other, work together, add to each other! Do we want to be like those wonderful instruments and like notes in a song, which add to each other to make a beautiful meldoy? Do we want to add to all other people and to be added to by them?
$101- $200
Wilkins, Kathy Genesee River, Kodak, Rochester, UofR, Native American Songs History,
Multicultural- Native American,
Music
Historical songs about the region of the Genesse River-- the River itself, Rochester, U of R, Kodak, and Native Americans. Also available: information about the composers of the songs.
$201- $350
Shih, Patricia Immigration - The Musical! An artist-in-residence program History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
Multiple national award-winning singer-songwriter Patricia Shih offers a residency designed for grades 4 and up to teach about Immigration in America. Ms. Shih will visit each class in one grade level to help them research and write a musical; if time and budget allows, there can also be auditions, rehearsals and an actual school or community theatrical production based on the students' families' own immigrant ancestor's experience. The length and scope of the residency will depend on the size of the grade population and the school's budget, needs and wants.
$1001- $3000
Van Egmond, Timothy A Peddler's Pack of Songs History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
An eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary songs sung in two-part harmony, combined with lively Irish and French Canadian tunes. Yankee Notions is Jim Douglas and Tim Van Egmond. Both are accomplished singers, storytellers, and musicians (guitar, hammered dulcimer, English concertina, pennywhistle, Appalachian dulcimer). Performing for close to 25 years, Yankee Notions has been featured in hundreds of community concerts and festivals, schools, libraries senior centers, and heritage museums including Old Sturbridge Village (MA), Historic Deerfield (MA), Mystic Seaport (CT), and Old Bethpage Village Restoration (NY). 'Yankee Notions likes to promise that they will ‘please the ear, enrich the mind, and enchant the heart.’ They’ve been making good on that promise for the last 20 years, all around New England and beyond it as well.' Nicholas Thaw, Director, 1794 Meetinghouse, New Salem, MA
$501- $1000
Leon, Alice Songwriting and Music Video Workshops Music,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists,
Visual Arts- Other
Songwriting and Music Video Workshops for ALL AGES! Enjoy a new outlet for creative expression. In these workshops led by award winning Songwriter and Teaching Artist Alice Leon, you will learn how to create, lyrics, melodies and rhythms. We will create and record a new song collaboratively and each participant will get a copy of their new song. All styles are discussed. In multiple classes, we create music videos with our completed songs and learn how to storyboard and use green screens to create exciting videos. Alice Leon is an award winning songwriter with credits including Sony Records, Crayola Corp., TV shows, films and more. She has written over 60 songs for the Songs of Love Foundation (for critically sick children), released 4 nationally acclaimed CD’s with the indie group “The Alice Project”. She has run many successful workshops throughout Rockland County NY and is now expanding her workshops throughout the tri-state area.
$101- $200
Hopkins, Allen Songs of the Erie Canal History,
Music
Canal songs, performed in 19th-century costume and using period instruments (guitar, banjo, concertina, etc.). Songs about the construction of the canal (1816-1826), about canallers' lives and work, and about the folklore of the canal. Examples: The Meeting of the Waters of Hudson and Erie, Oh That Low Bridge, Paddy On the Canal, Buffalo to Troy, Ee-ri-ee Was Risin', Trip On the Erie, Low Bridge, etc. Also includes information regarding canal and Western New York history. May include Mark Twain poem The Aged Pilot Man. Performed frequently in the Rochester area, and at folk festivals in New York & New England. Performed at libraries in Lockport, Lyons, Albion, Big Springs Museum (Caledonia), historical societies in Greece, West Sparta, etc. Also NY State Button Society convention (Owego), April 2011.
$201- $350
Herdman, Priscilla Contemporary Folk Music Music
Priscilla Herdman has been called a singer’s singer, and is regarded as one of the most admired interpreters of contemporary folk music in the United States. Called an extraordinary song finder and an eloquent performer, audiences who come to hear her sing (and to sing with her) are embraced by her warm and powerful performance. She has toured nationally for thirty years and has released twelve CDs for both adults and children, (three are award winning family albums Stardreamer, Daydreamer and Moondreamer) and three trio albums with friends Anne Hills and Cindy Mangsen. Priscilla is a New York native and lives in Pine Plains, in the Hudson River Valley Region.
$501- $1000
Hopkins, Allen Songs of the Civil War History,
Music
Music of the Civil War era, from both North and South, performed in costume and on period instruments (guitar, banjo, concertina etc.). Historical background is given for each song. Selections include partisan rallying calls, songs of nostalgia, soldiers' parodies, and songs of triumph and defeat. Examples: The Bonnie Blue Flag, Tenting Tonight, Just Before the Battle Mother, The Faded Coat of Blue, Marching Through Georgia, We Are Coming From the Cotton Fields, etc. This program has been performed at museums, libraries, folk festivals, and historical societies for the past decade. Includes audience participation (chorus singing). Performed at libraries in Fairport, Watkins Glen, Odessa, Albion in early 2014
$201- $350
Muhlenbruck, Cara Tranquillity Flute and Guitar Duo Music
"Tranqullity" is a flute and guitar duo. We play everything from classical to jazz to popular music. Our website is: www.sonicbids.com/Tranquillity Please take a listen to our recordings! You can also view our DVD at this you tube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FudbgAwK8lA We can provide you with various references if needed!
$201- $350
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