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Carolina Pro Musica's Educational Activities

Middle School

Carolina Pro Musica has been awarded funding through the Cultural Education Collaborative (Charlotte, NC) on several occasions to teach. These include a series of classes to 6th grade social studies classes at Northwest School of the Arts and Crestdale Middle School, both part of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. The classes focus on medieval and Renaissance music, instruments, ( including hurdy gurdy, viol, harpsichord, recorders, flutes, crumhorns, harp) types of compositions and their development and the 'internet' of the Renaissance which brought Europe closer together musically.

High School

Three different years (1996,1998, 2000) Carolina Pro Musica has worked with high school students at the Northwest School of the Arts to produce a Renaissance Feast which includes music for voices and instruments and dance. The ensemble members teach a limited number of classes and also serve as resources for all aspects of the event. Groups at the school include chamber choir, soloists, small vocal ensembles, orchestra, band and costume design students. Karen Hite Jacob, serves as coordinator as well as working with small ensembles, choral groups, keyboard accompanists, teaching dance and assisting with costumes. Holly Wright Maurer works with string players and the string orchestra. Rebecca Miller Saunders teaches introduction to Renaissance vocal music history and singing concepts to all choral classes and works with the vocal soloists in a master class situation.

Middle school, High School, College, Intergenerational Groups

Carolina Pro Musica has performances (school performances or full-length concerts) which relate to courses of study:

Advanced/ College Level

Carolina Pro Musica has provided introductory early music concerts for colleges including: Queens University of Charlotte, Central Piedmont Community College, Belmont Abbey College, Davidson College and Gardner-Webb University. Carolina Pro Musica members are available for masterclasses and ensemble coaching

Private lessons

Members are available for teaching/coaching on a limited basis. Please contact us.

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