Chamber Music for Kids
Music in Our Schools is a series of chamber music concerts for students Pre-K through Grade 6 at 14 schools in Santa Fe, Taos, Los Alamos, and Pecos. The program reaches nearly 5,000 students and introduces them to traditional and contemporary classical music. In keeping with the Festival’s commitment to world-class quality, the music is always performed by the finest artists.
Prior to each concert, music and classroom teachers attend a Festival-run workshop, where they receive training, lesson plans, and materials related to the upcoming performance. The teachers return to their schools and introduce the music to their students, helping them experience it through research-based and age-appropriate learning sequences.
When musicians arrive on concert day, the students are already familiar with the music: its sounds, characteristics, instruments, and composers. This pre-concert experience makes each school performance personal, safe, intellectually accessible, and profoundly meaningful.
For more information, call Leanne DeVane, Director of Education & Outreach, at 505-983-2075, ext. 113, or click here to email.