Celebrate The Arts!
Celebrate the Arts! will take place at the Children’s Museum of Virginia on Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 10 AM to 4 PM.
YAV Artists will be performing throughout the day.
Admission to the museum for educators and PTA Executive Board members is free (with valid ID)!
Celebrate the Arts! is sponsored by TowneBank.
Educator Open House
Come out and meet YAV School Relationship Coordinator Michelle Newcomb and learn about our arts in education programs at The Educator Open House from 4-7pm on Thursday, February 15th. We are excited to share our many opportunities with you!
Michelle will be joined by YAV Artist and graphic novelist Mannaah Blackwell. Come meet him, make your own flip book, watch his live digital animations.
Curtis Blues will perform “The Multicultural Roots of Rock and Rap” at the Hampton History Museum on February 21, 2018, from noon to 1pm. Curtis takes you on a world-wide musical journey to demonstrate how today’s music came to be. American popular music has roots in many different cultures.This program is free and open to the public.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Inspiring Teachers Conference 2018
YAV is committed to expanding opportunities for education and professional development, as well as providing a space for educators and artists to share their knowledge based on their skills, talents, and visions for the future. We invite arts educators, core curriculum educators who integrate the arts into their classrooms, and teaching artists to submit proposals for the YAV & Old Dominion University Inspiring Teachers Conference, which will take place on July 20, 2018. For the full call for proposals, click here.
Limited Availability Tours
YAV will be welcoming several guest artist tours this winter. Availability is limited and programs will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis. Contact Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org or 757-466-7555 to schedule a program today!
Terra Voce’s unexpected and energetic compositions push the boundaries of flute and cello.
Touring March 3-5
The Matheson Brothers tour with their ‘instrumental petting-zoo,’ providing an interactive lesson in the physics and sound of stringed instruments.
Appalachia to Arabia
Touring March 12-14
Don’t Miss Out on Great Women’s History Month & Music in Our Schools Month Programs!
Nouns, Verbs & Music
As unstructured as it may sound to the untrained ear, jazz follows several rules and structures. Similarly, the English language has rules and structures that we follow and even bend a little. American Jazz explores nouns, verbs, adjectives and other parts of speech allows us to parallel, compare, and contrast music with language. This exciting program will motivate students to learn literacy tools and techniques with the help of music.
Taking Musical Sides
Stephen Christoff explores the Civil War through music. The lyrics of songs from both sides give us great insight into the struggles, perspectives, and sorrows of war. This performance includes the music of Stephen Foster and various folk songs sung in camps and at home by many soldiers and civilians, along with interpretations of the lyrics. From banjo and guitar to the American saw, Mr. Christoff will perform on a variety of instruments that will enhance students understanding of improvising in the camps and on the fields of battle.
Celebrating the music of brass instruments, this Eastern Virginia Brass Trio program has students buzzing their lips to play the baritone, listening to homemade trombones from garden hoses and funnels, while appreciating classical and jazz music. Brass Class briefly covers science and sound, and even touches on the roots of jazz. This is an informative and fun program filled with historical music facts.
A Heart in the Air
Students travel back in time with Darci Tucker to become reporters interviewing Amelia Earhart! Set the day after she became the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean by air, Ms. Earhart is still very much alive. Students hear about her childhood, how she learned to fly, her views on gender equality, and about the adventure and danger of the trans-Atlantic flight. This program supports STEM education.
YAV has been selected to be the third partner in the 4th annual Suds & Buds party hosted by the Rotary Club of Norfolk and the Norfolk Botanical Gardens. The party will take place on Friday, May 18, 2018, from 5:30-9:30 PM. Tickets will be $45 and include admission to the Gardens, food and beverages from local restaurants, and live entertainment.
Young Audiences Arts for Learning Virginia
420 N. Center Dr., Ste 239, Norfolk, VA 23502