BRAVO is a classical music appreciation program intended to provide opportunities for students in grades 1-5 to enjoy, experience, participate in and be challenged by classical music as a form of creative expression. In addition to helping students develop an enhanced appreciation for music, BRAVO also leads to improvements in listening and critical thinking skills.
Windom is currently following the BRAVO curriculum created by Curriculum Resource Center in Edina, MN. Six different classical pieces/composers are showcased by trained parent volunteers in 30-minute monthly presentations for six months. The curriculum utilizes grade-specific materials for the six different pieces of music which focus on rhythm, dynamics, mood, pattern, form, story and other musical elements. Traditional music vocabulary is incorporated into the lesson with a focus on theme and variation identification as well as composer backgrounds and history. Awareness of orchestral seating and instrumentation is also emphasized.
2008-2009 was the first year of the BRAVO program at Windom and we loved it! This is a fun way for parents to get involved in the classroom. If you have an interest in music, please consider giving some of your time to this program. No prior musical experience is necessary. Training and curriculum are provided and there is plenty of room for individual ideas and creative ways to present lessons.
For more information or to volunteer, please contact:
Deb Soulen at952.345.1955 firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you know the difference between The Beatles and Bach, you can teach BRAVO!
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