Agora - Experiential Learning
Chicago Music! will allow participants to explore numerous genres of music. Through attending a myriad of concerts, workshops, and musical events the students will study the history, performance practice, and theory behind each genre. In addition the students will gain a holistic view of each musical genre. During this week, the students will attend performances, interact with professional musicians, and experience different cultures.
Cost: $600 per student - includes daily transportation, daily meals, cost of tickets for shows, and workshop fees.
Faculty: Miriam Cowen has a Bachelor of Choral Music Education degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Ms. Cowen continues to perform in locations around the world. Most recently she performed this past summer in Korea as a choral conductor and solo performer. Ms. Cowen teaches 2nd-6th grade general music and 7th-12th digital music and chorus at SBPS.
Brian O’Neill is finishing his second year of teaching mathematics at SBPS. He graduated from Western Michigan University with a secondary teaching degree in mathematics and biology, and is currently earning his Masters of Differentiated Instruction at Concordia University. He has a great affinity for the arts and cannot wait to promote the connections between math and music through this submersion experience.