School of Music
Children's Concert Series


School of Music
Mason Hall
The State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
Ph: (716) 673-3151
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Children's Concert Series

The Musical Journeys Program of the Fredonia School of Music announces its ninth season of free concerts designed to appeal to very young children. Selected student ensembles from the Fredonia School of Music will perform half-hour Children's Concerts on four Saturday mornings with two performances (one at 10:30 a.m. and one at 11:30 am) on Sept. 27, Oct. 25, Mar. 7 and Apr. 25. The series alternates locations at the Darwin R. Barker Library (Fredonia, N.Y.) and the Dunkirk Free Library, (Dunkirk, N.Y.).

2014-15 SEASON

Sept. 27, 2014 - TBA
Dunkirk Free Library, Dunkirk

Oct. 25, 2014 - TBA 
Darwin R. Barker Library, Fredonia   

Mar. 7, 2015 - TBA
Dunkirk Free Library, Dunkirk

Apr. 25, 2015 - TBA
Darwin R. Barker Library, Fredonia
 
 

Planned with the help of Fredonia School of Music faculty who are experts in music and education, the concerts are designed to introduce very young audiences (from infants to 6-year-olds) to musical instruments. In this child-friendly environment will invite the children to sit on the floor close to the musicians; family members are encouraged to bring blankets or carpet squares to sit on. Strollers can be parked around the edges of the seating area.

"It's wonderful to see the musical relationship between the children and the college student performers develop as the concert progresses.  The musicians are sharing music they love, and the children certainly respond to that," said Sarah Hamilton, associate professor of oboe and co-organizer.

"The Children's Concerts are enjoyable, child-appropriate opportunities for very young children to interact with music and musicians. For the young audience and the performers, music becomes a playmate to join in a thrilling adventure." said Jill Reese, assistant professor of music and co-organizer at the Fredonia School of Music. "During these events, learning and teaching among the children and the student musicians is mutual: children learn about music through moving, listening, and creating, and our student musicians learn to engage young imaginations and ignite new musical passions!"




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