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    Treble Clef music staff with eighth notes


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    Congratulations! Mandatory online instruction for Spring 2020 (4th Quarter) is over. You may review and explore this week (Week #8: 6/8-11). Choose ONE (1) music activity. There are several choices. You may choose to learn more about your favorite band instrument (web resouces page), or visit www.classicsforkids.com to browse additional music activities, or browse and visit resources on Mr. Nicklas' web-page(s): https://www.eriesd.org/Page/9653

    Have a great summer, be safe, and take care! Enjoy! 


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    Contact: enicklas@eriesd.org



    Students had been participating in March Mania, an online contest hosted by the United States Marine Band. Students voted for a march by informing their decision between two marches in the daily game by listening for Fast/Slow, Loud/Soft, Happy/Sad, and Changes in the music. 

    Sousa's March Mania




    Practice and learn Music @ Classics For Kids



    From The Metropolitan Opera:

    Welcome to Met Opera's "Free Student Streams." 
    Thank you for your interest in Opera Education.
    Here you can find all the necessary information about this weeks Free Student Stream and learn how to sign in for our Zoom-based Educator Showcase and Artist Chat.
    Free Student Stream Week 1: Mozart's The Magic Flute 
    This is the stunning two-hour English translation for young audiences, directed by Julie Taymor (Broadway's The Lion King) and starring Matthew Polenzani, Nathan Gunn, and Erika Miklósa.
    In addition to our online materials and free student stream, Met Education will offer two special events each week: an Educator Showcase and an Artist Chat. Please note that you must RSVP for each of these events individually, and you must RSVP again each week.
    Monday, April 6, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. EDTEducator Showcase
    An overview of the Met’s remote learning resources for The Magic Flute. In addition, a guest teacher, selected from our network of exceptional HD Live in Schools educators, will discuss best practices for using opera as an educational tool.
    How can I join?
    • Download Zoom for your computer.
    • RSVP HERE. Registration will close 1 hour before the Zoom conference begins. Space is limited.
    • Once you have registered, you will be emailed the log-in information for the Monday, April 6, 4:00 p.m. EDT Zoom. 
    • Join the Zoom call at 4:00 p.m. EDT.
    Please note that you must join the Zoom call by 4:10 p.m. This is a security measure intended to protect our participants. After this time, the Zoom call will be “locked” and no more participants will be able to join.
    Wednesday, April 8, 4:00 p.m. EDT: Artist Hangout
    In this friendly conversation, students from around the world will get to engage withThe Magic Flute star Matthew Polenzani. In a conversation with Met Opera Executive Stage Director Paula Suozzi, Matthew will share stories about his career in the arts, and then the floor will be opened for student questions.
    How can I join?
    • Download Zoom for your computer, and tell your students to do the same.
    • RSVP HERERegistration will close 1 hour before the Zoom conference begins. Space is limited.
    • Encourage your students and parents to RSVP as well. They will be emailed login information and a password once they register. Please do not share your own login credentials, and please do not advertise this event on social media. Everyone must register individually; this is a step we are taking to avoid disruptions and to protect the security of the Zoom call.
    • Join the Zoom call at 4:00 p.m. EDT.
    • A video of this exciting conversation will be emailed to all registered participants after the event. 
    Please note that you must join the Zoom call by 4:10 p.m. This is a security measure intended to protect our participants. After this time, the Zoom call will be “locked” and no more participants will be able to join.
    Wednesday, April 8, 5:00 p.m. EDT through Friday, April 10, 5:00 p.m. EDT: Opera Stream
    Friends, family, fellow educators, home-schoolers … anyone who is interested in opera can access and enjoy these materials online. Our offerings include:
    • HD Live in Schools Educator Guides: Our flagship product. Find in-depth guides to more than 50 operas by clicking here. This “archive” has all the guides we’ve produced since 2008, including the six guides for the 2019-20 season. Guides offer an interdisciplinary introduction to opera, with historical background on the opera and its source, a timeline of the composer’s life, synopses for young readers, fun facts, and four classroom-ready student activities.
    • Educator Guides en Español: 26 educator guides in Spanish translation. These translations include all sections that may be distributed as student handouts, including synopses, timelines, “who's who” charts, sidebar articles, essential musical terms, and reproducibles.
    • Illustrated Synopses: An HD Live in Schools favorite. These original illustrations tell the stories of 14 different operas in the style of a graphic novel, making them a fun and accessible introduction to the art form.
    • Opera Arrangements: Opera’s greatest hits, arranged for middle-school and high-school band and orchestra
    • Educational Videos: Short videos that take you backstage at the Met, introduce you to Met singers and designers, and offer insights into some of the inspiring ways our HD Live in Schools partners are bringing opera into the classroom
    • PBS LearningMedia resources: Met Education has partnered with PBS to curate two educational opera collections. The first collection focuses on operatic adaptations of Shakespeare and includes Verdi’s Macbeth, Verdi’s Otello, and Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette. The second collection considers how opera composers have interpreted real-life historical events and features John Adams’s Doctor Atomic, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, and Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West. Each of these six operas can be streamed in its entirety from the PBS website and comes equipped with a ready-to-use educational activity.
    We also recommend you tune into the Nightly Met Opera Streams, available each evening from 7:30 at https://www.metopera.org/user-information/nightly-met-opera-streams/.



    Special Help is available on Wednesday, 2:30-3:00 PM.


    Please see the Calendar page for scheduled events. 
    Permission slips and other documents are available on the Class Resources page. 
    Don't forget to check out the Web Resources page. 
    Mr. Nicklas can be reached at enicklas@eriesd.org