ERIC Number: ED039262
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Mar-1
Reference Count: 0
A Unique Program for Understanding the Performing Arts. Narrative Report.
Ridgewood Public Schools, NJ.
To enhance school children's understanding of and appreciation for the performing arts, an ESEA Title III project presented live performances by professional brass, woodwind, and string ensembles to children of the 275 public and parochial elementary schools of Bergen County, New Jersey. As part of the program, children read a book especially prepared for their age level describing the main "members" of the brass, woodwind, and string families, heard music composed or selected especially for them, listened to supplementary programed tapes, and visited with the professional performers. Extensive evaluations of the program were made from various points of view--professional musicians, teachers, administrators, and parents, and the consensus was that, despite minor shortcomings, the program was successful. (Included in this report are an outline of techniques to implement the program; descriptions of the experiences of Bergen County with the professional ensembles; sample evaluation sheets; a bibliography to augment the program; and a pamphlet to be used in the classroom to introduce the brass "family.") (JB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ridgewood Public Schools, NJ.