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Music & Dance of the Renaissance

A one-day exploratory workshop for kids ages 8-12 — with or without music experience!

January 27, 2024, 9:30am-3:30pm 

In person at Jacobs Academy (Simon Music Building) in Bloomington, IN

Tuition is by sliding fee; no one turned away for lack of funds.

Discover the lively instrumental music of the Renaissance in this one-day introductory workshop for kids, taught by Jacobs Academy teachers Erica Rubis and Miyo Aoki. Participants can choose to play recorder (both beginners and experienced recorder students welcome) or viola da gamba (some experience with string instruments required). Instruments will be provided, but kids who have recorders already are welcome to bring them. 

Both recorder and viola da gamba are accessible and engaging for young students, whether as a secondary or primary instrument, and they lend themselves well to playing in a group. The whole group also gets to try out some Renaissance social dances, based on simple walking steps that participants can quickly master. No dance experience needed!

This class is co-presented by Jacobs Academy and Seattle Historical Arts for Kids, recipient of a 2023 Early Music America Engagement Award.

Register by Jan 20 with this form, and submit your payment below

Tuition fees:

Above median household income/assets: We suggest $90-120, which covers about 60-90% of the cost per student.

Near median income/assets: We suggest $50-75, which covers about 40% of the cost per student.

Significantly below median income/assets: Pay whatever you can, or request a full scholarship. No one will be turned away for inability to pay.

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