Why Early Music?
Early music provides a window on history, a living link to the cultures of the past. Early music presentations can tie in with curricula on visual or performing arts, history, science, math, language, and literature.
About the Early Music Guild School Program
The Early Music Guild places programs in schools as curriculum enrichment. The EMG puts you in contact with the artists, and, when possible, pays half of the artists’ fees. The artists have been carefully selected by the Early Music Guild, and offer superb artistic abilities as well as excellent rapport with the students.
Most of the programs are available for either a classroom program or as an assembly.
Any of our programs can have an even bigger impact on the students if they are combined with others. If you schedule two or more different programs during the school year, we may cover a larger percentage of the fees. Let us work with you to select and design programs that will enhance your curriculum. Availability limited. Call for more information.
The programs listed are flexible; often an artist or group will tailor a program to fit a particular curriculum or schedule. If you have a specific idea in mind, and don’t see it here, call us and ask — we might be able to arrange it for you!
The Early Music Guild offers projects that are suitable for a variety of age groups. Most programs can be tailored to a particular age level.
Length of Programs
The length of program varies from a one-time 45-minute presentation to a two-week residency. Length of programs can be adjusted to fit a particular age group or situation.
The cost varies with the specific program and the grants available to support it. The range is from $80 to $2000 (the cost of a two-week residency). The Early Music Guild pays one-half of the cost of most of these programs. The prices given in this brochure are base prices only, and may vary depending on various factors, including length of program, and location of school.
For more information about available school programs call Ann Stickney at the Early Music Guild. Our printed brochure includes programs that are not listed on the web page.
Fax (206) 860-9151
What teachers are saying:
About Medieval Experience:
“The project was hugely successful . . . I witnessed every student . . . girls and boys, ages 5-12, of every culture we represent, get excited about this. There was something for everyone–art, music, dance, theater, some historical aspect–the level of student interest was overwhelming.” – Sandy Vold, Music Specialist at Samantha Smith Elementary
About David Van Zandt:
“I want to thank you for your excellent presentation. The wealth of materials . . . made this a most memorable experience for them . . . . and will leave them with lasting impressions.” -Fay Shafto, Music Specialist at University Child Development School
About Medieval Experience:
“The Early Music Guild provided our school with a wonderful opportunity to help our students truly experience another age and time. . . . I learned right along with our students.” – Jane Ruidl, Director Perkins School, Seattle
About David Ohannesian:
“We are thrilled that he came to our school. Already my students play the recorder with more interest and care.”-Karen Oie, Frank Love Elementary, Bothell
About Peggy Monroe, Sally Mitchell, and Richard Hill:
“Every event in which they have been involved I have known to be thoughtful, packed with information and extremely well-done. They have worked with AEII classrooms over the years and are universally held in high regard by our staff and parents.” -Libby Sinclair, Alternative Elementary II, Seattle