Welcome to our new blog!

09/23/2013

Every day, Young Audiences artists, teacher partners, staff, board members, and supporters work to fulfill our mission of providing opportunities for Maryland students to imagine, create, and realize their full potential through the arts. In addition to our monthly enewsletter,…

Spreading joy through song to Baltimore’s youngest learners

09/06/2013

By Sue Trainor, Young Audiences artist and singer/songwriter In 1998, I sang for the first time in a classroom for and with children who have profound special needs. That 45-minute gig rocked my world: the children may not have been…

Are you a musician?

09/06/2013

By Kevin Martin, Steel drum musician Young Audiences artists and teacher partners have written case studies documenting their work in schools and their exploration of one essential question. Each study provides a snapshot of how the artist or teacher works…

Building self-confidence with the acoustic Blues guitar

06/16/2013

By Curtis Blues, Young Audiences artist and one-man Blues band Her face was hidden under rows of tiny, tight braids with small colorful beads on the ends. “Would you like to join the class and learn to play guitar?” I…

Learning in action: How songwriting transformed the classroom

05/16/2013

By Karen Baratz, Parent of a Westbrook Elementary third-grader Even if I had not been a classroom volunteer at Westbrook Elementary this year, I would have heard about Young Audiences teaching artist Alden Phelps’ residency program from my son and…

How can the Blues be used to learn fractions?

05/09/2013

By Curtis Blues, One-man Blues band Young Audiences artists and teacher partners have written case studies documenting their work in schools and their exploration of one essential question. Each study provides a snapshot of how the artist or teacher works…

Steel drum residency shares the power of music with school community

03/16/2013

By Jennifer Brumbalow, Imagine Discovery Public Charter School music teacher In my experience as the music teacher at Imagine Discovery Public Charter School, a Young Audiences artist-in-residence program is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for teachers, the school community, and students. The…