The MusicianShip

The MusicianShip uses music to alter the life trajectory of youth, thereby creating a more vibrant, educated, empowered, and well-intentioned world. View more information on their Member Feature Page. 

 


Winter Programs

The Art of Songwriting with Allison Balanc and The Beat
This lesson includes musical performances, interactive activities and examples from peers that will help students understand the basics of songwriting (like rhyming) and vocal skills. Instructors can use this video an introduction to a songwriting or singing activity or as a stand alone video lesson.
Content Areas: English/Literature, Arts
Discipline: Music/ Music Production
Resource Type: Filmed Performing Arts Activity/ Performance
Grades: 3rd - 6th

What's in a Song - Performed by Greg Grainger
An Exploration of Live Composition - This lesson is an exploration into song composition. You will experience the deconstruction of a song from the perspective of 4 major instruments in popular music: drums, bass, piano, and saxophone. Throughout this course you will be challenged to sharpen your critical listening skills, develop a deeper understanding for the fundamentals of creating a song and learning a new instrument, and witness live performance and improvisation.
Content Areas: Arts
Discipline: Music/ Music Production
Resource Type: Filmed Performing Arts Activity/ Performance
Grades: 3rd - 6th

Connecting the Dots - An Exploration of Music History by The Nat Turner Band
This lesson is an exploration into the foundational genres of all popular music. This lesson will outline the connections between music that came from West Africa and transformed into Spirituals, then became the foundation for Jazz and Rhythm & Blues, and then transformed once again into Hip-Hop and contemporary music. You will experience learning about these genres from the perspective of three major instruments in popular music: drums, bass, and piano. Throughout this course, you will be challenged to sharpen your critical listening skills, develop a deeper understanding for the fundamentals of music theory, advice for learning a new instrument, and witness dynamic live performances.
Content Areas: Social Studies/ History/ Geography, Arts
Discipline: Music/ Music Production
Resource Type: Filmed Performing Arts Activity/ Performance
Grades: 3rd - 6th

Definition of Percussion Entertainment taught by Malik Stewart
This lesson is an exploration into the fundamentals of percussion and musical entrepreneurship. Throughout the next few chapters you will experience live performances, demos and learn more about what it takes to start playing the drums. You will also hear from experts about how to become an entrepreneur, and witness the relationship between the drums and the DJ. Throughout this course you will be challenged to sharpen your listening skills, and develop a deeper understanding for the foundations of music and rhythm.
Content Areas: Arts
Discipline: Music/ Music Production
Resource Type: Filmed Performing Arts Activity/ Performance
Grades: 3rd - 6th


Previous Lotteries

Spring Lottery

Events occurring April through June will be available for registration in the Spring Lottery opening on March 2nd. 

Masters of Music- LIVE!
Presented by: The MusicianShip
At The MusicianShip's "Masters of Music - LIVE!", performers who range in background from Grammy-nominated vocalists to local music icons and DJs deliver one-of-a-kind interactive workshops. These elite musicians will deliver live performances, insight into the historical, cultural and/or personal influences of music, and help students create their own music through rhythmic development, singing or songwriting. We encourage students to be active participants during the class by clapping, dancing or even volunteering to go on stage! At the end of the program, students take the mic and lead the discussion during an inspiring Q+A segment.
Dates: 6/03/20 @ Hard Rock Cafe
5/20/20 and 6/10/20 @ Hillcrest Recreation Center
Time: 10:00AM
Length of Event: 90 minutes
Grades: 4th-5th
Content Area: Social Studies/ History/ Geography, Arts, Diversity
Learning Standards: DCPS Arts Framework -- Identity, Interaction, Creation and Transformation
Ticket Capacity: 100 per event

Events occurring from January through March will be available for registration in the Winter Lottery opening on December 2nd. 

Masters of Music- LIVE!
Presented by: The MusicianShip
At The MusicianShip's "Masters of Music - LIVE!", performers who range in background from Grammy-nominated vocalists to local music icons and DJs deliver one-of-a-kind interactive workshops. These elite musicians will deliver live performances, insight into the historical, cultural and/or personal influences of music, and help students create their own music through rhythmic development, singing or songwriting. We encourage students to be active participants during the class by clapping, dancing or even volunteering to go on stage! At the end of the program, students take the mic and lead the discussion during an inspiring Q+A segment.
Dates & Locations: 1/08/2020, 1/22/20, 2/05/202, 3/04/2020, 3/18/2020 @ Hard Rock Cafe
Time: 10:00AM
Length of Event: 90 minutes
Grades: 4th-5th
Content Area: Social Studies/ History/ Geography, Arts, Diversity
Learning Standards: DCPS Arts Framework -- Identity, Interaction, Creation and Transformation
Ticket Capacity: 100 per event

 

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The DC Collaborative is proud to receive a grant for its Collective Impact work supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.