We've had two excursions off campus in the past few weeks to be edified by the universal language of music. In February we travelled to Orchestra Hall in Detroit to hear the national finalists in the Sphinx competition, a contest for African American and Latino string players.
Here are the finalists whose performance we attended:
When we watched the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra at Hill Auditorium, they brought in a soloist from the Sphinx competition. Here's a link to the AASO Youth Concert series:
We are in the process of mapping out music for the middle school future. There is considerable interest in a student-run SK band.