arts education http://wamc.org en Honeyhoney In Williamstown And North Adams http://wamc.org/post/honeyhoney-williamstown-and-north-adams <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The duo <a href="http://www.honeyhoneyband.com/">Honeyhoney</a> - Ben Jaffe and Suzanne Santo - is playing two shows in the region next weekend.</p><p>On April 11th they’ll play a benefit concert for Arts Programs at <a href="http://www.mgrhs.org/">Mt. Greylock Regional High School</a> where Ben attended and graduated from as a mediocre student (his words). For that show, they’ll play WITH Mt. Grelock’s high school band.</p><p>They are also playing a <a href="http://www.billsvillehouseconcerts.com/">Billsville House Concert</a> at the Elks Lodge in North Adams, MA on April 12th.</p><p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 87262 at http://wamc.org Honeyhoney In Williamstown And North Adams Paul Green Rock Academy http://wamc.org/post/paul-green-rock-academy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The <a href="http://www.rockacademy.com/">Paul Green Rock Academy</a> is a performance based, interactive music school, built on a method honed over the past 17 years. They believe that the best way to teach most anything, and especially music, is with a hands on approach. Their entire school is dedicated to getting kids playing music in an as authentic way as possible.</p><p>Paul Green, founder of The School of Rock, opened The Paul Green Rock Academy in Woodstock, NY about a year ago. On April 8th and 9th the Paul Green Rock Academy will perform at The Bearsville Theatre with special guest, Jon Anderson – playing the music of Yes.</p><p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 87159 at http://wamc.org Paul Green Rock Academy The Paul Green Rock Academy Summer Rock Camps http://wamc.org/post/paul-green-rock-academy-summer-rock-camps <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>This summer, <a href="http://www.rockacademy.com/">The Paul Green Rock Academy</a> proudly presents their first season of summer workshops.</p><p>In addition to their legendary year-round program these <a href="http://www.rockacademy.com/camp.html">summer camps</a> for children ages 5-18 are an incredible opportunity for experienced music students and beginners alike. Their camps offer specialized opportunities and incorporate writing, performance and production.</p><p>This summer they're offering Rock Strings with Tracy Bonham, Making a Rock Album with Marco Benevento, Analog Recording with Aaron Freeman, Percussion camp with Jason Bowman, and Songwriting with Gail Ann Dorsey.</p><p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 68003 at http://wamc.org The Paul Green Rock Academy Summer Rock Camps The Hyde Collection - June Leary, Director of Education http://wamc.org/post/hyde-collection-june-leary-director-education <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>As our time at <a href="http://www.hydecollection.org/">The Hyde Collection</a> draws to a close, we want to meet one more very important member of the team here. June Leary is the Hyde’s Curator of Education and is responsible for the programs and lessons being taught here. Alan - June has been the director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Southern Adirondacks and Education Manager at The Hyde Collection. Joe – She joins us this morning to give a run-down of her many responsibilities with this summer’s Georgia O’Keeffe exhibit as well for the rest of the museum’s varied mission.</p><p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue & Alan Chartock 67765 at http://wamc.org The Hyde Collection - June Leary, Director of Education Foundation Awards $300K To Support Arts And Humanities Programs In Columbia County Schools http://wamc.org/post/foundation-awards-300k-support-arts-and-humanities-programs-columbia-county-schools <p></p><p>Six public school districts in Columbia County, New York are receiving awards totaling $300,000 from a local foundation to strengthen arts and humanities programs.</p><p></p><p>The Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation recently announced that the Ellsworth Kelly Foundation&nbsp;is donating the money to the Arts and Humanities Funds for the Hudson, Chatham, Germantown, New Lebanon, Ichabod Crane and Taconic Hills Central School Districts.</p><p>The money is being awarded to celebrate Columbia County-based artist Ellsworth Kelly’s 90<sup>th</sup> birthday.</p> Thu, 30 May 2013 22:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 65970 at http://wamc.org Foundation Awards $300K To Support Arts And Humanities Programs In Columbia County Schools Mass. Arts and Culture Advocates Unhappy with Budget Recommendation http://wamc.org/post/mass-arts-and-culture-advocates-unhappy-budget-recommendation <p>Out of the cuts included in the House Ways and Means proposal, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a public agency that promotes investment in the arts and sciences, is facing a 15 percent reduction in state funding. And arts advocates are moving quickly.</p><p></p><p>Matt Wilson is head of MASSCreative, an organization that lobbies in support of cultural organizations and arts and sciences education.</p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 21:22:01 +0000 Lucas Willard 62042 at http://wamc.org Mass. Arts and Culture Advocates Unhappy with Budget Recommendation Empire State Youth Orchestra http://wamc.org/post/empire-state-youth-orchestra-1 <p>Earlier this summer, <a href="http://www.esyo.org">The Empire State Youth Orchestra</a> traveled to China and South Korea. By the time the trip was over, the musicians had performed seven times in outstanding concert halls in Beijing, Shanghai, Seoul and Yeosu. They also played for U.S. service people and their families on the Army Base in Seoul. We spoke with Conductor Helen Cha-Pyo before the tour and she&rsquo;s back now to with two student musicians to tell us how it went. Wed, 08 Aug 2012 13:47:40 +0000 Joe Donahue 45046 at http://wamc.org Tanglewood on Parade - Director of the Tanglewood Music Center, Ellen Highstein http://wamc.org/post/tanglewood-parade-director-tanglewood-music-center-ellen-highstein One of the largest parts of Tanglewood’s 75-year legacy comes from the hard work and awesome talent on display by the Tanglewood Fellows. As you walk along Tanglewood’s meandering paths, it’s easy to miss a series of small wooden shacks nestled amongst the pine trees. But, it is within those structures the Tanglewood Music Center Fellows hone their craft and learn from the masters. Today we welcome back our good friend Ellen Highstein – the Director of the Tanglewood Music Center – to share the TMC’s participation in tonight’s Tanglewood on Parade events and wrapping up the season. Tue, 07 Aug 2012 14:35:12 +0000 Joe Donahue & Alan Chartock 44976 at http://wamc.org Karen Hitchcock: The Importance and Impact of the Arts in Education http://wamc.org/post/karen-hitchcock-importance-and-impact-arts-education <p>This past weekend I, along with many other extremely fortunate citizens of the Capital Region, experienced a truly memorable event at RPI&rsquo;s stunning Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center &ndash; or EMPAC. &nbsp; Entitled John Brown&rsquo;s Body, the event commemorated the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, and was a partnership of the Albany Pro Musica and the New York State Archives Partnership Trust. &nbsp;The music was sometimes haunting, sometimes a call-to-arms, sometimes ethereal, sometimes dirge-like, sometimes jubilant and, at all times, exquisitely beautiful. Thu, 14 Jun 2012 19:09:09 +0000 41011 at http://wamc.org Beacon Music Factory http://wamc.org/post/beacon-music-factory <p>Musician, Stephen Clair, joins us to talk about <a href="http://beaconmusicfactory.com/">The Beacon Music Factory</a> - a music school for all ages.</p> Thu, 10 May 2012 15:33:21 +0000 Joe Donahue 38770 at http://wamc.org