DCWS has committed to offering quality activities in schools. To foster partnerships with schools, DCWS has developed an array of programs that span the educational spectrum, from preschool through college.
DCWS has provided coachings, master classes, and informal performances in schools ranging from Troy, Berkley, Detroit Country Day and Pontiac.
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Don't miss this opportunity for secondary instrumental students! Professional musicians work up-close-and-personal with students in coachings, master classes or clinics. Enjoy the flexibility to choose how musicians can best help your classroom. Need help with MSBOA preparations? Want a clinic on effective practice techniques? We can help! Let us arrange some of metro Detroit's best professional musicians to work with your students during band or orchestra. Wind, brass, string and percussion coaches are available.
During this 3-session residency program, students learn about the physics of sound and music: vibrations, sound waves, media, frequency and amplitude. Three live musicians help to provide hands-on demonstrations of how sounds are produced. As a culminating activity, students use recycled/ repurposed materials to produce sounds that are performed alongside our trio in a charming rendition of Haydn's Surprise Symphony.
A narrator and small ensemble of instruments tell the story of The Bremen Town Musicians by the Brothers Grimm. Classical tunes are played alongside familiar children's songs to tell the story of the donkey, dog, cat and rooster who set out on a journey to become musicians. Instruments in the ensemble represent each character with music that brings to life this classic fairy tale. Teachers are provided with pre- and post-assembly materials for students.
By becoming a DCWS donor, you play an important role in our success. Your tax-deductible contribution is crucial to maintaining our artistic goals.... There are several ways and levels to donate or you can choose from these individual sponsorship opportunities. Our sponsorship programs directly unite our musicians with our friends in the community. We welcome your participation in perpetuating our organization's legacy.
For information on DCWS sponsorship opportunities or to donate, please contact Natalie Bruno, Vice President for Development & Marketing at 248-559-2095 or firstname.lastname@example.org or read more on our Individual Giving Page.
DCWS is putting the "chamber" back in chamber music. Structurally Sound is a concert and lecture series that presents chamber music in... architecturally significant spaces and works to relate the musical repertoire to the space's unique qualities.
The first performance of the newest series was in April 2012. The concert featured DCWS musician, trombonist David Jackson, at the Ford Piquette Plant in Detroit.
The 2012-13 season will offer two Structurally Sound concerts.