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Category: Outreach

Highest Artistic Honor= Serving Communities

0 Nicole Camacho

Link to website of my community concert organization discussed in video:  www.MusicUnboxed.org  

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Back to school week

0 Sarah Marczynski

Sarah gets up early to visit Hamilton County teacher in-services and reflects on the important work that teachers do during this back to school week.

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Tasting Notes

0 Natalie Spehar

Wine pairings: F. Fiorillo Duet in C Major, Op. 31, No. 1 Mvmt 1 Broglia “La Meirana” Gavi di Gavi, 2013, Piedmont, Italy Ravel Sonate for violin & cello I. Allegro Clos Cibonne Tibouren Rosé, 2012, Cotes de Provence, France II. Trés vif Torremilanos “Los Cantos”, 2010, Ribera del Duero, Spain III. Lent Masciarelli “Marina

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Getting engaged! (in the community)

0 Sarah Marczynski

Sarah talks community engagement and the CSO’s recent partnership with community groups.

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Amateur Hours

0 Sarah Marczynski

Sarah talks community play alongs, working with community musicians (sometimes called amateurs), and community engagement. The article referenced is “Engaging Audiences” by the Wallace Foundation and can be downloaded here: http://www.wallacefoundation.org/knowledge-center/audience-development-for-the-arts/strategies-for-expanding-audiences/Pages/Engaging-Audiences.aspx

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Take Your Bike

0 Nicole Camacho

*In the middle of this I start using the word “create” by itself, and what I mean is jumping into the unknown/ adventure/ the road less traveled/ start from scratch/ discover/ explore in a new way.  Personally, “Taking my bike” has meant going from “performer” and taking on the additional role of “producer”.  This also

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Music Outreach with Young Audiences

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Meghan discusses her work with Young Audiences, a national organization that helps bring arts education to children. Her outreach concert series, 47 Strings, is a performer with Young Audiences of Houston. Learn more at www.fortysevenstrings.com and like it on facebook at facebook.com/47strings!  

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A packed symphony concert?!?

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  Here Derek talks about a local symphony concert he recently attended in Dubuque, Iowa.

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Playing with Community Ensembles

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  Here Derek talks about his summer experience playing with two community bands in the Eastern Iowa area.

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Changing the Idea of a Concert

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  What can we do to change the typical concert setting? Here Derek gives a couple possible ideas.

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Sharing music with the Youth of Georgia!

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I travelled to Woodstock, Georgia, and visited a second grade class (my Mom’s!) at Bascomb Elementary where I shared my love of music!

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47 Strings, interactive and educational harp recitals in the community

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It’s the halfway point for 47 Strings! Learn how Meghan has been bringing harp music to homeless shelters after receiving the Richter Fund for Music Outreach from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. 47 Strings is a unique and unprecedented harp concert series. For each of the 47 strings, Houston harpist Meghan Caulkett

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Vlog 12 - Talking About What We Do

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I just finished a phone interview for a podcast leading up to a festival I am a part of in London in May.  It made me realize how often I am called upon to talk about what I do to presenters, interviewers, audiences, etc.  It is important to figure out what you want to say

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Vlog 12 - Language Skills matter

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Why language skills are helpful to musicians of all kinds.

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Arts for Social Change, Boston University Panel, vlog #11

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Meghan talks about her experience and the questions that were asked at Boston University’s “Arts for Social Change” event. 47 Strings was one of the six organizations founded by former alumni that was discussed. The panel was open to current students in visual arts, theater, and music.  

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47 Strings- Programming for 4-year olds

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  47 Strings was recently awarded the Richter Fund for Musical Outreach from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. This grant will fund six performances at Houston Homeless Shelters this Spring. See how Meghan programs a concert for homeless preschoolers, as well as rehearsal time with bassist David Connor.

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47 Strings Outreach Performance at the Monarch School and Spring concert planning, Vlog #7

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  Find out about the latest 47 Strings performance at the Monarch School, a school for neurologically different children in Houston. Also learn what Meghan is planning for upcoming concerts!

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Behind the scenes at 47 Strings performances

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See footage from Meghan’s outreach project as she performs in homeless shelters and nursing homes.  

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Vlog #4 The problems with the typical concert settings

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  Here Derek discusses a couple problems he sees with common performance and programing practices.

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47 Strings- Educational and Innovative Harp Outreach

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Have you heard about Meghan’s outreach project “47 Strings”? She’s performing one concert for each string on the harp. Find out how she’s bringing classical music into the Houston community through this concert series, and check out video from some of the performances and behind the scenes footage. You can also check out meghancaulkett.com/47Strings or

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