Monday, September 19, 2016

Back-To-School Family Programming at the Kimmel





The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts celebrates the start of the school year with two new music technology classes, an extension to the popular Show Stoppers musical theater program and a second season of the successful Family Discovery Series. Each month in Commonwealth Plaza families join professional artists for a one-hour program designed for the youngest music lovers. This FREE program, GROW UP GREAT introduces children between the ages of 1 and 5 to jazz concepts, songs, musical instruments storytelling with song and musical theater. THE FAMILY DISCOVERY begins its second season aiming to introduce children to a variety of events that families can attend together. Shanghai Acrobats, Elephant + Piggie and Paw Patrol Live are just three of the programs.
The Kimmel Center’s Education initiatives return for another season to engage and inspire the next generation of artists. There are new music technology courses, free performing arts classes, jazz camp of Philadelphia, the business of making music, student matinees, (grades k-12) creative music program for jazz, (ages 11-22) show stoppers (after school musical theater program for grades 9-12) Broadway Dreams Foundation Summer Initiative (week long personal instruction- ages 6-67) and jazz standards (new three year program designed to introduce students to jazz.)
The Kimmel Center will host an Arts Education Fair on November 16th from 3:00 pm – 6:00pm.  This afternoon will include networking with the Kimmel Center Education Department and its Resident Companies as well as exploration of youth programs, and school visits. The event will feature prize packages, ticket giveaways and teaching demonstrations.

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