SUU Dance students are planning a wonderful in-school workshop to teach 4th graders more about dance. They will visit the elementary schools on March 22nd.  Download the attached flier for more information.
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This Friday nearly 1000 students from our elementary and high schools will be attending a matinee performance by the Cathedral of the Madeleine Choir.  The performance is at the Heritage Theater and is sponsored by the Cedar City Music Arts.

Music samples are available at their website. Follow this link to share these samples with your class: Music Samples

The following information is from the CCMA website:

The Cathedral of the Madeleine Choir sings in the new year and the new decade! Established in 1909, The Choir consists of adult members and choristers of the Madeleine Choir School. Its principal purpose is to serve the Cathedral church of the Diocese of Salt Lake City. The Choir sings a variety of liturgical music that spans every period in music history from Gregorian chant to contemporary. They are dedicated to preserving the hallowed heritage of sacred music and sing the works of Palestrina, Victoria and Mozart regularly.

They have sung with Ballet West, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, the San Francisco Opera and the Utah Symphony and Opera. Thus far the choir has toured internationally six times, encompassing Rome, Assisi, Florence, Munich, Vienna, Madrid, Sevilla and Segovia. They have been broadcast on radio and TV and have four CDs available with a fifth arriving soon.
This summer Martha Bayer (Fiddlers Canyon Elementary) attended iDEA. That's the Interactive Digital Education Academy, a week-long workshop where teachers learn the ins and outs of creating films with students.  In their words, iDEA, "offers K-12 educators immersive, high-quality, innovative professional development and support to integrate the filmmaking process into core content instruction. Participants receive a comprehensive, standards-linked filmmaking curriculum and learn how to produce Public Service Announcements (PSAs), instructional videos, stop motion projects, and other short films."

Since her return, Martha Bayer has created two films with her third grade students. Take a minute to view them, they are fantastic.

Halloween Math Movie
Public Service Announcements
The first of the Cedar City Music Arts student matinees is fast approaching. We currently have 700 students signed up to attend and we couldn't be more excited.
The matinee will run from 10 to approximately 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, November 4th. Students will hear selections from:

Rondo Brilliante  by Franz Schubert
Violin/Piano Sonata in A Major by Cesar Franck

Sonata No 1 in f minor by Sergei Prokofiev
Carmen Fantasie by Bizet/Hubay

If your class is attending this event, please download and use the Audience Etiquette Guide as well as the background information. These guides include great pre and post discussion topics for your class.  Also follow these links to find music samples to play to your students.

Elena Urioste Music Samples
Robert Thies Music Samples

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The Cedar City Music Arts are offering wonderful matinees for our school children this year.  The following events are available for the following grades:

3rd Grade:
November 4, 2009 10:00 a.m.  Elena Urioste ,violin Robert Thies,  piano

5th Grade
January 29, 2010 10:00 a.m.  Cathedral of the Madeleine Choir 

4th Grade:
March 24,  2010 10:00 a.m.  Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company
2nd Grade:
April 22. 2010 10:00a.m.   Yuki & Tomoko Mack Duo Pianists
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We have new information about the Dixon Leavitt drawing workshops. They each have a different theme. We recommend attending all three. Download the flyer for more information.

Sept 23: How to See
Sept 30: How to Know
Oct 7: How to Pull it All Together
We have some great professional development opportunities available to elementary teachers this year through artsFUSION at SUU.  These will all be workshops that you won't want to miss.

Sept 23, 30 and Oct 7, 2009
4:00 TO 6:00 P.M.
Cost: Free
SUU Emma Eccles Jones Education Building
For elementary teachers
Learn the very basic art skills to be able to draw the human figure, use perspective to create the illusion of space, and drawing from observation to improve your confidence in your artistic abilities. Dixon, a talented Cedar City artist, will lead quality lessons and teach with references to a "Whole New Mind" by Daniel Pink as to the value and virtue of learning to draw.

October 26, 2009
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
SUU Emma Eccles Jones Education Building room 105
For elementary teachers
Monica Gomez Rogerson has been teaching Mexican Folkloric Dance for over ten years. She has studied and performed in the United States and Mexico and is currently Creative Director for the Gomez Mexican Folkloric Dancers of Salt Lake City. Schools find that this residency is a valuable tool for teaching Hispanic students pride in their cultural heritage. At the same time, it gives students of other backgrounds an opportunity to learn and appreciate another culture. Monica is very proud of her rich heritage, and in a positive way, promotes understanding and appreciation of her culture.

January 11, Iron Springs Elementary
January 12, North Elementary
January 13, South Elementary
January 15, Fiddlers Elementary
9:30 - 3:30 pm
Cost: Free
For elementary teachers
Since earning his BFA from the University of Oklahoma, Richard Jenkins has pursued the realization of his childhood dream: to create comics. In 1996, he began his career as the illustrator and co-creator of the nationally published comic book series, "Sky Ape." Classroom teachers can learn strategies that integrate these art forms into their Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies curriculum. They learn new ways to encourage their students, unlock their higher-order thinking, and teach them the Core Curriculum. Drawing concepts include working with line, shapes, and patterns to show gesture and emotion. Explore individual creativity and develop visual literacy. Four one-day workshops at four schools. Lunch and drawing supplies are included.

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