Classroom Residencies

Friends of Chamber Music

Our Musicians. Your classroom.

Friends of Chamber Music offers residency programs designed to offer targeted, interactive instruction based on the specific needs of a classroom teacher. Residencies can be tailored to meet a teacher’s needs and may involve as many or as few visits as the school schedule permits. Many teachers find that regular visits by a music teaching artist have a significant impact on student engagement and boost students’ critical thinking and collaboration skills. Residencies are supported by Friends of Chamber Music and are offered free of charge for up to three Denver Public Schools annually.

Examples of past residencies include

  • 5 class sessions teaching recorder and basic music theory in an elementary school literacy program to reinforce the connection between music and literacy
  • 9 class sessions of instruction by a professional string musician to assist an elementary school orchestra teacher with no stringed instrument experience
  • 12 class sessions by the members of a string quartet who taught 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students to play recorders, guided them in the composition of their own music and then scored and performed the students’ compositions
  • “Young Composers” music composition residency is offered each spring for students at Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy, in partnership with The Playground Ensemble. Students learn the basics of composition, compose a piece for specific instruments, and listen as professional musicians from The Playground perform their composition. Click here to view a recent video from this residency.

Ready to schedule your maestra or maestro?

Call 303-388-9839 or fill out the form linked below to learn how to qualify.

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