A Musical Invitation

| February 15, 2011

Preschoolers (3.5 to 5 years old) are invited to participate in a weekly (free!) music class for 10 sessions this semester. The class meets on Tuesdays from 5:00 to 5:45 in Horace Mann 519, beginning next week on Tuesday, February 22nd, and ending on Tuesday, May 3rd (there is no class Tuesday, March 15th for Spring Break). Graduate students in A&HM 4021 (Designing Musical Experiences for Young Children) will be observing the children in their active music-making as part of a fieldwork requirement for the course.

We will be singing, moving, playing instruments, and exploring together!  Ideally, participants are asked to commit to each of the 10 sessions.  Parents are welcome to attend and observe, but not required to do so!  Please see information as listed below and/or contact course TA Brittany Bonney (bcb2133@columbia.edu) for more information.

Call for Participants!

A Musical Invitation

  • Preschoolers (3.5 to 5 years old) are invited to participate in a 10-week music class. (Parents/caregivers are welcome, but one-on-one adult interaction is not required.) This class will be part of a fieldwork component for the course, Designing Musical Experiences for Children (A & HM 4021). Graduate students enrolled in A & HM 4021 will observe the children in their active music-making during the weekly sessions. In an effort to foster confidence, build relationships and encourage children’s engagement and interactions over time, participants are asked to commit to each of the 10 sessions.
  • Activities will include singing, instrument playing, and movement framed in exploratory play, child-centered interests, and adult-guided activities.
  • The class will meet for 10 weeks beginning on Tuesday, February 22 from 5-5:45 P.M. in Horace Mann 519. Sessions will conclude on May 3. There is no class during Spring Break, March 15.
  • You may enroll your child for this exciting opportunity for collective music-making via e-mail by Friday, February 18. Please include the following information:

Parent’s Name, E-mail and Phone Number

Child’s Name and Age (years + months, e.g., 3.8 years old)

What are your child’s interests? What do they talk about?

Do you play recorded music at home? (If yes, what kind of music?)

Does your child have musical preferences, a favorite CD or recording artist?

Anything else you would like me to know about your child?

  • Feel free to contact me with any questions. Number of participants will be limited to ten children.

Brittany Bonney, Course TA

bcb2133@columbia.edu; 908-489-3276

Patricia A. St. John, Ed.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor for A & HM 4021

Rev. 2-11