England Conservatory (NEC) offers free virtual April
School Vacation Week Musical Storytelling concerts on YouTube, every day
April 19–23, 2021 at 11 a.m. The Musical Storytelling events feature a mix of "meet the
instrument" and musical storytelling sessions geared towards young
children and families in this online version of the popular annual program.
Each video showcases the
unique creative work of one of NEC's Musical Storytelling Fellows, who
spent the school year training as a virtual teaching artist in preschools and
early elementary classrooms through NEC's Community Performances & Partnerships program.
While best suited for
children ages 3–7 years old, listeners of all ages are most welcome to join
the fun! Video sessions will range from 20-30 minutes each.
Musical Storytelling schedule:
- Monday, April 19, 11
a.m. | Morgan Pope, bassoon
Meet Morgan and her magical bassoon as she uses music to tell the story
of The Three Little Pigs.
- Tuesday, April 20, 11 a.m. | Honor Hickman,
All aboard! Join flutist Honor Hickman for a musical journey as we
learn about trains and the sounds they make!
- Wednesday, April 21, 11
a.m. | Sarah Heimburg, trumpet
Join Sarah and her trumpet as she tells the story of a giraffe who learns
- Thursday, April 22, 11 a.m.
| Elizabeth Yeoh-Wang, harp
Meet the harp and hear how animals come together to create a musical soup!
- Friday, April 23, 11
a.m. | Julian Seney, viola and Ari Chais, jazz piano
Move and groove with Ari and Julian as they improvise music to an original
story written by a special guest!