Jon Deak and Angelica Negron incorporate the Sistema philosophy into teaching. Experts explain the NY Philharmonic Very Young Composers program. Deak has been invited to Venezuela to help facilitate their program.
Students at PS 11 sing as Deak plays the bass. Negron leads students in a graphic notation warmup.
Deak plays music composed by students at PS 11. Deak and Negron discuss the ways children write music.
Public school music teachers may struggle with composition and improvisation; experts offer tips. Children need support and validation in their work. Deak and Negro play music composed by students at PS 11.
A group of musicians will premier 10 young composers' pieces. The students provide suggestions for how their music should sound.
Deak, Negron, and the musicians provide musical mentorship to students from PS 11. Musicians rehearse the pieces composed by students. The students provide suggestions to achieve the sound they want.
Musicians perform the pieces written by students from PS 11. Deak and Negron express their feelings about teaching the students.
Credits: Composing Music—The Power of Music: P-5 Teaching Inspired by El Sistema
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Teaching music composition— critical to developing musical literacy— is a challenge for many educators. It has recently emerged as a focus for El Sistema in Venezuela. There, and at PS 11 in Brooklyn, New York, composers and teaching artists Jon Deak and Angélica Negrón infuse the Sistema philosophy into their groundbreaking work with young composers. Their approach is based on the fundamental belief that all children are inherently musical and there is no limit to what they can achieve.
Length: 28 minutes
Copyright date: ©2014
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