SOUNDWAVES Youth Steelband update!
We are incredibly excited to see our youth steelband program, SOUNDWAVES, kick off with such a bang last week at the Union Project!
SOUNDWAVES, a new KST education initiative (in partnership with the Union Project, started a few weeks ago. KST Resident artist Mat Docktor and legendary steelpan craftsman, Phil Solomon will work with students through the spring. Students from Pittsburgh Obama 6-12, Pittsburgh CAPA 6-12, Pittsburgh Urban Christian School and St. Edmund’s Academy, who come from a wide range of experience levels, participate in Docktor’s afterschool master classes every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 4-6 pm at Union Project (801 N. Negley Ave at Stanton Ave).
In their sessions, students learn steelband techniques, music theory essentials and the elements of ensemble performance.
There is a student showcase public performance at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater on May 30th at 7pm.
As part of our artSEEDS program, Docktor visited students at Pittsburgh Obama, The Ellis School and Carlow’s Campus School to introduce nearly 100 students to steelband music.
To learn more about Kelly Strayhorn’s Education Programming, including our youth steelband classes in Summer Stage 2012, visit www.kelly-strayhorn.org/classes or contact Dan Derks, Education Director, at 412.363.3000 ext 313.