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Phone:        954-803-3762
Fax:            954-752-1763
Email:         mmeeroff@hotmail.com
Web:           www.meeroff.com 

Services Available:  Single Student Workshop, Single Performance

 

Description of Services

Art and Music
Art and Music is a workshop and performance pairing art with music. Designed to increase reading comprehension using performing and visual arts, this program focuses on Henrik Ibsen's work Peer Gynt and the culture of Norway. Students will learn about the history, culture, literature and language of Norway and hear a performance of Grieg's Incidental Music to Peer Gynt. During the performance students will demonstrate their comprehension of the story by answering a series of questions with drawings.

The educational goals of the service provided are: to increase reading comprehension using the arts, to use nonverbal forms of communication to answer reading comprehension questions, to understand the relationship between music, art and literature, and to explore the culture, history, geography, language, arts and everyday life of Norway.

There are many methods used to achieve these educational goals. In order to achieve the educational goal of increased reading comprehension we will be using music, dramatic narration, and art to keep students engaged in the hearing of the story. To achieve the goal of use of nonverbal communication, students will be asked to draw the answers to a series of reading comprehension questions. To achieve the goal of understanding the relationship between visual and performing arts and literature I will be demonstrating that relationship by showing them how the story and the music go together. Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of the relationship by creating original drawings showing how the music and the story go together. To achieve the goal of exploring Norway, I will present a multimedia presentation representing the various facets of Norwegian life.

The indicators of progress are the differences in the scores between pre and post tests. I will be looking for the students to draw their best representations of the answers to the questions presented during the performance.

The assessment methods used will be a pre and post test to determine reading comprehension. Students will also have the opportunity to demonstrate their comprehension of the story using nonverbal communication, by answering questions about each movement of Grieg's Peer Gynt with a drawing.

Grade Level:

K-5th

Number of Participants:

10-500

Duration:

2 workshops at 1 hour per workshop

Audience/Environment:

Community-based, school-based, summer.

Standards:

LA.A.1.1, LA.A.1.2, MU.E.1.1, MU.E.1.2, VA.B.1.1, VA.B.1.2

Fees:

$600 per performance

Disciplines:

Music, Visual Arts

Contact: Phone:        954-803-3762
Fax:
           954-752-1763
Email:
        mmeeroff@hotmail.com
Web:
          www.meeroff.com 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Adventures of Young Composers
Adventures of the Young Composers is a performance that combines storytelling with musical performance. Choose from one of 11 original stories based on the lives of famous classical music composers. Students will hear the story read aloud and have the opportunity to create their own illustrations. In addition, there will be a live performance of that composer’s music, with original lyrics that link to the story. Students will also learn about the country of birth of each composer, its location on the map, several words in that country's language, and typical foods from the region. This program is available in Spanish.

The educational goals of the service provided are: to use the reading process effectively, to learn simple vocabulary and phrases in the language of the composer's country, and to understand the relationship between music, other arts, and other subjects.

The methods used to achieve the educational goal of using the reading process effectively is to read the story to the students, perform the music, and ask them questions about the plot, unfamiliar words, and the moral of the story. The methods used to achieve the goal of learning simple vocabulary and phrases will be to see what the word/phrase means in English, hear the word/phrase in the target language, and repeat that word/phrase several times. The methods used to achieve the educational goal of understanding the relationship between music, other arts, and other subjects will be to tell the story three ways, using three different arts: storytelling, visual art, and music.

I will be asking students to repeat the foreign words to me after hearing them spoken and learning their meaning. They will also be asked to identify parts of the story from the illustrations.

The methods of assessment used will be a series of questions asked aloud during the reading of the story and a discussion of the story after the performance has ended.

Grade Level:

Pre-K

Number of Participants:

10-100

Duration:

1 performance at 45 minutes per performance

Audience/Environment:

Community-based, school-based, afterschool, summer.

Standards:

LA.A.1.1, FL.D.1.1, MU.E.1.1

Fees:

$100

Disciplines:

Music, Visual Arts

Contact:

Phone:        954-803-3762
Fax:
           954-752-1763
Email:
        mmeeroff@hotmail.com
Web:
          www.meeroff.com 

 

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Ragtime
Ragtime is an exploration of the first American musical form Ragtime and its most famous composer Scott Joplin. In this interactive recital students will learn the history of Ragtime and have an opportunity to work in groups to create an original ragtime piece of music and to hear it played at the end of the performance.

The educational goals of the service provided are: to learn about American composer Scott Joplin and his contemporaries, hear several Ragtime pieces and other musical forms used at the same time, and read and notate music, and compose and arrange music within a specific guideline.

The method used to achieve the goal of learning about Scott Joplin and other American musicians and composers is a multimedia presentation with written information, narration, pictures and videos. The method used to achieve the goal of hearing Ragtime music and other similar musical forms is to hear live performances of the representative pieces of each type of music. The methods used to achieve the educational goals of reading and notating music is to teach students basic notation and have them write their own short ragtime piece. The method used to achieve the goal of composing and arranging music within a specific guideline is to have students compose two measures of music in a ragtime style and then arrange those measures in to one large piece of music that will be performed for them at the end of the workshop.

The indicators of progress will be a series of questions asked to the audience during the performance. I will be asking questions about similarities and differences in the pieces of music played as well as the lives of the composers/musicians discussed. I will be looking for students to write two correct measures of musical notation, using ragtime rhythms.

The method of assessment used will be a series of questions asked to the audience during the performance and the final project, the creation of an original Ragtime piece of music by having each group write two measures of music and piecing it all together in to one ragtime piece.

Grade Level:

6-8th

Number of Participants:

25-100

Duration:

1 performance at 1.5-2 hours per performance

Audience/Environment:

Community-based, school-based, summer.

Standards:

MU.A.3.3, MU.B.2.3, MU.C.1.3

Fees:

$200

Disciplines:

Music

Contact: Phone:        954-803-3762
Fax:
           954-752-1763
Email:
        mmeeroff@hotmail.com
Web:
          www.meeroff.com 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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