Open to 4th grade students throughout the West Valley
Sept 20, 2016/Thurs 9:30 – 10:30 am Taiko with Fushicho Daiko
This ancient musical artform originated centuries ago in Asia. The resounding beat of the massive
drums, ranging from one foot to six feet in diameter, could be heard over great distances and historically
was used as a means of communication.
Nov 8, 2016/Tues 9:30 – 10:30 am Tetra String Quartet
An introduction to the instruments and sounds of the string quartet as a vehicle to explore a variety
of concepts: the importance of communication, different musical styles, or the history behind a piece
Feb 7, 2017/Tues 9:30 – 10:30 am African Rhythms with Keith Johnson
Explore rich traditional African folklore through stories, music and costumes. Keith brings a unique interactive twist to learning about the African culture as he engages his audience by encouraging them to sing, dance and make music.
April 18, 2016/Tues 9:30 – 10:30 am OperaAntics
In opera, people fight, hearts get broken, men and women cry, and yet we find a way to sing! Our singers lead each group through operatic terminology and traditions, taking them to levels of understanding and even appreciation.
Study Guides Provided:
Ties into Arizona art standards: www.ade.az.gov/standards/launguage-arts/rationale.asp
Desert Edge High School
15778 W. Yuma Road