2021 DCPS Arts Experience 

MUSIC

2021 DCPS Arts Festival provides multiple pathways to engage and feature DCPS music students. For elementary students, students can participate in the workshops and performance of a Collective Go-Go Style Composition, Choral Performance, or through open submission. Secondary students can participate in the workshops and performance of a Choral Performance, Composition Workshop, or through open submission.

Elementary Music

 

Collective Go-Go Style Composition 

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3-5 Recorders
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3-5 Keyboards
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PK - 5 Percussion

More information coming soon!

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Virtual Choral Performance

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Nominated and selected students will join a cohort of choir and participate a series of workshops and rehearsals. In the end, they will present a final vocal work to represent their process of learning and participation in the workshops.

3-5 Choir

Open Submissions

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PK - 5
All Students

Teacher can submit any students' musical work that represents the "I am DC" theme. Meaningful works from Living through History Cornerstones are also encouraged. Works that can fit into the criteria will be prioritized:

  • Fits into the "I am DC" theme

  • Demonstrates elements of culturally-responsive curriculum

  • Orignial works that represent the student

Submission Portal Coming Soon

Secondary Music

 

Virtual Choral Performance

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More information coming soon!

6 - 12 Choir
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Composer Masterclass

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More information coming soon!

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9-12
Music Production

Emerging Artists

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Working with a Hirshhorn Museum teacher artist, Emerging Artists is a group of 25+ high school students discovering the skills of creating a 3D animated space. The culminating project will be the 3D virtual exhibit space for our district-wide art events. Participating students will also receive elective credits to participate this program during the afterschool time.

This program has began. Please reach out to Lindsey.Vance@K12.dc.gov for more information.

9 - 12 

Open Submissions

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6-12
All Students/
Ensembles

Teacher can submit any students' musical work that represents the "I am DC" theme. Meaningful works from Living through History Cornerstones are also encouraged. Works that can fit into the criteria will be prioritized:

  • Fits into the "I am DC" theme

  • Demonstrates elements of culturally-responsive curriculum

  • Orignial works that represent the student

  • Ensemble works that are culturally-diversed/multicultural or written by POC composers