Little ones love music, too! Omaha Performing Arts recently announced a partnership with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute to start a new music education program for the youngest of music lovers – Musical Explorers.
Musical Explorers is a semester-long, curriculum-based program for children in kindergarten through second grade that features three local musical ensembles, each representing a different musical style and cultural community. The 2015-2016 Musical Explorers program in Omaha will feature West African music with Charles Ahovissi and African Culture Connection; Mexican music with Marcos Mora; and Jewish folk music with Cantor Wendy Shermet.
Produced in partnership with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, our program is only one of four performing arts centers around the country invited to adapt Musical Explorers for use in their own communities. Omaha Performing Arts will pilot Musical Explorers with select Omaha Public Schools for the 2016 semester.
“We’re thrilled to be a part of this Carnegie Hall program,” said Kendra Whitlock Ingram, Vice President of Programming and Education at Omaha Performing Arts. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to introduce children to different musical styles as well as the rich cultural heritage of our city.” Contact Education@OmahaPerformingArts.org with questions. Musical Explorers is sponsored by Bank of the West, the Richard Brooke Foundation, the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.