Tag Archive: Music

Sing it loud!

By Alden Phelps, Young Audiences artist and musician My work as a teaching artist focuses on collaborative songwriting with children. The goal of my recent residency at Triadelphia Ridge Elementary School was to… Continue reading

Meet Our Artists: Uncle Devin

Young Audiences’ roster of artists continues to grow to encompass new artists, ensembles, and art forms, from slam poets to improvisers to Capoeira masters. We’ll be regularly posting interviews with our artists, giving… Continue reading

Spreading hope through art

By Jessica Porter, Young Audiences Program Director Tuesday morning in Baltimore began with a somber tone. As community members cleaned up our streets, led peaceful demonstrations, and opened their doors to their neighbors… Continue reading

The positive side effects of the arts

By Donna Greenleaf, Coordinator of Gifted and Talented Programs, Dorchester County Public Schools, and Renee Hesson, Coordinator of Instruction for Fine Arts, Dorchester County Public Schools Being on the Eastern Shore, Dorchester is… Continue reading

Summarize math concepts with Hip Hop

Rhyming couplets are a great way for students to summarize their knowledge and demonstrate their understanding of math concepts. In April’s smART Tip, Young Audiences Hip Hop musician Jamaal “Mr. Root” Collier shows teachers how to… Continue reading

Donor Spotlight: Jamaal Collier

“Our life without the arts can be so empty,” rapped Jamaal Collier at Young Audience’s 2014 Impact Breakfast, “so I’m proud to be a part of YAMD!” A dynamic and engaging Hip Hop artist,… Continue reading

Teach fractions with beatboxing in February’s smART Tip

In February’s smART Tip, Young Audiences beatboxer Max Bent shares the basics of vocal percussion and how it can connect to other subjects, such as fraction units in math. Press play below! smART Tips is… Continue reading

Make your own drums with January’s smART Tip

  In our January smART Tip, Young Audiences musician and percussionist Steve Cyphers shows how you can easily and inexpensively create bucket drums for your students with materials found at your local hardware store. Get started… Continue reading

Communicating through Hip Hop

By Bomani, Young Audiences teaching artist and Hip Hop poet Before my recent residency with fourth-graders at Scholars K-8 in Baltimore County began, the teachers I worked with–Mrs. Brumbalow, Ms. Barnes, and Ms.… Continue reading

Learning about other cultures through the steel drum

By Lindsay McLaughlin, Alternative Therapies Coordinator, The Pathways Schools The Pathways Schools held its third annual Student Art Show on April 30. The event is a showcase for student creativity and artistic expression… Continue reading

Students share knowledge of biomes with creative songs

The following is reposted content from Young Audiences roster musician Alden Phelps’ blog. Westbrook Elementary School shines again! Such a great time, as expected, at Westbrook. One of the best schools ever for… Continue reading

Students re-envision their neighborhood through illustration

By Danyett Tucker, Young Audiences illustrator and Artist Associate During my recent mural residency program at Hamilton Elementary/Middle, students celebrated their community by remodeling Main Street and adding their own businesses. Social awareness… Continue reading