Thanks to collaboration between UMBC’s Department of Music, UMBC’s Shriver Center, and Baltimore Symphony’s OrchKids program, UMBC Music Education students have had the opportunity to work throughout the year with students from Lockerman Bundy Elementary School. This event celebrates their collaboration and the work of music education students in a joint performance with OrchKids students. The event will include:
• Joint performance by UMBC music education students and Lockerman Bundy Elementary School students
• Performance by Professor Wayne Cameron’s brass methods class
• Performance by Professor Gita Ladd’s cello methods class
• Remarks by members of the Department of Music, Shriver Center, and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
OrchKids is a year-round, during and after school, music program designed to create social change and nurture promising futures for youth in Baltimore City neighborhoods. Under Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s Music Director, Marin Alsop’s artistic leadership and direction, OrchKids is the cornerstone of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s efforts to expand their relevance within the broad and diverse Baltimore community. In collaboration with several community partners, including Baltimore City Public Schools, OrchKids provides music education, instruments, academic instruction, meals, as well as performance and mentorship opportunities at no cost. OrchKids is inspired by Venezuela’s El Sistema, the music program that has transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of children in the country’s most impoverished areas. Currently OrchKids works with five public schools in Baltimore City, serving close to 825 children from Pre-K through 9th grade.
Lockerman Bundy Elementary School is located at 301 N. Pulaski Street, Baltimore, MD 21223.
Admission is free.
Open Year Round: