Agora - Experiential Learning

Chicago Music

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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.    

AGORA 2015-2016 Catalog

AGORA Registration (Grades 9-12)