It’s the end of the regular baseball season, but students can still make a hit by setting the perfect lineup of instruments using the Pitch Perfect interactive tool on TheKennedy Center’s ARTSEDGE website. With this web-based tool, students explore music history, as well as pitch and tone, through the metaphor of baseball. In addition, All Around the Baseball Field lets students construct a mock baseball field and explore the sport of baseball through art, movement, and sound. Accompanying lessons for different age groups encourage students to think creatively, make art, and develop arts literacies.
The award-winning Novel EffectiPadapp brings stories to life, promotes literacy, sparks imagination, and provides enjoyment for children aged 12 and under. The app follows the voice of users as they read aloud from children’s storybooks, and responds at just the right moment with music, sounds, and character voices.
The Sharon Gewirtz Kids to Concertsfund supports string education by inspiring middle school string students through direct experience with accomplished classical musicians. Mentoring programs and high-level concert experiences are two examples.