Education Assembly Presentation
Aaron Meyer "Music in the Schools" is a non-profit music education program that is run in conjunction with the Oregon Music Hall of Fame.
A big thank you to Ken Hick and Cheri Cooley for sponsoring 10 music education assemblies in 10 different Oregon Schools for 2016. All the assemblies are free of charge to the schools thanks to Ken and Cheri and the Oregon Muisc Hall of Fame.
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Aaron Meyer Music Education Assembly Program
The Classical Crossover Music Education Program is a 40-minute assembly-style program (this program can be shortened or extended) where classically-trained violinist Aaron Meyer demonstrates the connections and differences between Classical Music and his own original, modern music, using a traditional violin and a modern electric violin with digital studio effects. Meyer integrates music history into the presentation, and introduces the physical science properties that govern the acoustic violin and sound. He then demonstrates how this works with the sophisticated, computer-controlled studio equipment he brings with him. Meyer performs throughout the presentation, showing how his original compositions begin with classical music and utilize modern methods of improvisation. Meyer then takes questions from students.
A soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra at the age of 11 and a recent soloist with the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra, Meyer's original music falls into the new "Classical Crossover" genre (now a recognized GRAMMY Award category). This program is interactive, educational, fun, and can help introduce Classical music to a new and young audience.
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"Aaron truly knows how to tune in to kids today, and to hook them in with his playful and teasing manner. ALL of the students - YES! EVEN THE SIXTH GRADERS! - were fully engaged, enraptured and entertained." - Leslie Neimi, Music Specialist, Olalla Elementary School - South Kitsap School District
"Aaron Meyer came to my school with students and staff holding on to high expectations for a great show. He met those expectations and went well beyond! The students in grades K-6 were thrilled with the sounds and music by Aaron Meyer." - Brian Pickard, Principal, South Colby Elementary - South Kitsap School District