Willits school Program and Student art by Arianne Sharaf, Kurt Baker,
"Find the cost of Freedom"
by Carinne .
In this program, Ernest (Anthropologist and Musician) and his wife, Deborah (Arts educator and
Musician) play music from many cultures. Their instrument collection and knowledge of each culture
presented, serves as a gateway into the lives of diverse peoples of the world.
History of instruments is presented from Persia, Afganistan and India through the North African Moorish Civilization to Rennaissance
Europe and today. Students are asked to bring a drawing board, paper and pencil to the lecture/
demonstration. After each country's culture is discussed and its music played, the instruments are placed
on display at the front of the stage for students to draw.
This program is about 45-60 minutes long and can be performed on a stage for up to 3 classes at a time, or in
a single class, where we come right into your room.
Two shows a day at one school or in one district
possible. We offer follow up Research and Extra Credit flyer See sample.
Funded by Art and Music funds that are already set aside, within your school or classroom. Our
program is a one-time performance, involving only two artists, set up and ready to go.
THIS PROGRAM CAN BE ADAPTED TO FIT YOUR NEEDS;
A rewarding performance was at the Willits Charter School, known for it's excellent Arts integration into core studies and its very
high test scores for acedemic achievment. See photos of these October '03 classes.
Ernie and I played for the Mendocino Middle School (2 classes) as part of their Egyptian studies program. Ernie even let the
children try to play the instruments at the end of our demonstration. I have wonderful drawings and Thank you notes from the students. A big success! (We were payed out of school funds for assemblies).
See photos from this class assembly.
David Brown joined Ernie for an afternoon of music demonstration for Susan Byerly's College of the Redwoods Asian Literature class.
Keeping the program intimate, for ultimate communication with students is one of our goals.
WHAT HAVE YOU GOT IN MIND?
Let's talk! Call Deborah @707 937-2133......fax 707 937 3029
e-mail= Deborah Fischbach
See the Fischbach's and Friends other school residency programs click HERE.
Or for their California Folk Dance Traditions Instruction Booklet and CD click HERE.
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