Arizona Musicfest’s In-School Ensemble Programs are designed to expose students to the wonders of music, encourage critical thinking and cultivate creativity, while providing information on music history, composers, instrumentation, and musicality, as well as STEM elements, educational aspects of multi-culturalism, general social skills (such as teamwork and listening) and more, in an entertaining and engaging way. All in-school ensemble programs are presented free of charge to schools.
Arizona Musicfest String Quartet Program- Tetra String Quartet
This program introduces 3rd-5th graders to the string quartet. Tetra String Quartet takes students on a journey around the world, playing music from France, China, Russia, and more. The program also incorporates STEM elements, such as math through rhythm.
Arizona Musicfest Mariachi
This program can be tailored to elementary school students or middle school students. Bridging language, social studies and music, "Arizona Musicfest Mariachi" introduces students to mariachi music and Mexican culture. This 50-minute program is consistent with language, social studies, and music state standards. All-Spanish program available by request.
Arizona Musicfest Winds
Students learn about the woodwind quartet (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon), and the variety of music written for this ensemble. The program curriculum can be tailored for 3rd-6th grade, and includes STEM elements.
"The Music of Arizona"
"The Music of Arizona" is an exciting multi-cultural ensemble program (loosely based on Yo Yo Ma's Silk Road Project) that will introduce students to the music and history of Arizona's native cultures, as well as those diverse cultures that have migrated to the state. "The Music of Arizona" will introduce elements of Arizona history, world studies, language, and other cross-curricular themes, consistent with state educational standards. Launching Fall 2017.
Programs presented free of charge to schools.