Announcing the 2020 Student Arts Outreach Program
Out of an abundance of caution, we have postponed all student programs following CDC guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic. Look for updates as we reschedule when school is back in session.
The Bay Atlantic Symphony, under the direction of Director Jed Gaylin, will be performing Appalachian Spring for Atlantic City students. The program will be free of charge for the schools, courtesy of the Schultz-Hill Foundation and our generous donors.
Previously, students from the Principle Academy Charter School and students from Our Lady Star of the Sea Elementary School in Atlantic City enjoyed a performance of Peter and the Wolf as part of our Youth Music Education Program. The Hon. Jesse Tweedle, Mayor of Pleasantville, delivered the welcoming remarks.
For photos from the Peter and the Wolf concert, click here. (Password is sh)
Our Lady Star of the Sea students attend the youth concert at Dante Hall.
An incredible response...
We received so many cards and letters from students who thanked us for the youth concert featuring Vivaldi's Four Seasons. Here is a sampling of what they said:
"Thanks for the chance to see and listen to a real orchestra. My favorite part as when everyone stomped their feet.” (Spring Movement of Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons.’) - Emily
“Thank you for letting me and my class see and hear a real orchestra play. I really enjoyed the part when they were playing ‘Spring.’ I felt amazed by it because it had birds chirping in harmony with nature.” - Vincent
“Thank you for letting me hear the sonnet. I really liked how everyone played their part and they didn’t get nervous. By listening to both Winter and Spring, I felt that I was in the music. I never had this experience before." - Alfi
“I was so amazed by your string orchestra. The main thing you guys did was the thunder storm sound. The cello was my main thing I loved.” - Sara
The students shared their reactions on their school blog site.
“It was amazing to see how much feeling the musicians put into their performance. I liked how all of the instruments came together to create different sounds for winter and spring.” - Khadiza Kubra, age 13
“I liked watching the expression on the face of the conductor. It was a great concert.” - Alphi Nashia, age 9
"I loved the cello because just hearing the sound, it felt relaxing to me." - SR 4th Grade
"I loved the music! I feel like when I grow up, I want to become a flute player!" - LF 4th Grade
"There was a lot of playing going on and there were a lot of instruments like the viola, violin, cello and the bass." -II 4th Grade
Click here to see the Letter we received from Richmond Ave School about our program
Stages to Schools Program - December 2020
Students at Our Lady Star of the Sea School in Atlantic City participated in a cultural arts education program, Stages to Schools, made possible by a partnership between the Atlantic City Ballet and the Schultz-Hill Foundation. The Stages to Schools program includes virtual performances of two ballets, teacher resources and an interactive component where students can connect with the dancers.
Conductor Jed Gaylin visits with students of the Principle Academy Charter School in Atlantic County.
Students at The Purple Crayon Enrichment Center enjoyed the unique experience of coloring Jazz "greats" while listening to jazz, courtesy of the Schultz-Hill Foundation!
To see a previous youth concert by the Bay Atlantic Symphony, click here for event photos. (Password is SH)
"I like that the violin when it was fast and when the song spring and the winter and then the bass sound really good and I feels good and the place was like a big park." - NB 4th Grade
"I like the spring one because I think i know the song and the place was beautiful. I think I want to be a conductor!" - SE 4th grade
"I loved the thunderstorm because it was just really enjoyable. I also like the spring; it just sounded really merry. Thank you, Mr. Hill!" - EG 4th Grade