How to inspire young minds with music.

April 18, 2016

The Gould Academy performing arts department recently took their show on the road for an interactive music performance for elementary school students.

Their Chamber Ensemble; made up of violins, cello, flutes and piano, played several selections of classical music for fourth and fifth grade students at Crescent Park Elementary School in Bethel. The program included compositions from Antonio Vivaldi, Joseph Haydn, and J.S. Bach.

“The idea of the performance at CPS was to present and share the talent at Gould. I believe that performing for a young audience gives them a cultural experience and an introduction to the music in general.” explains Gould’s band teacher and conductor Edison Quinatoa, “Gould students were so excited to see the children engaged with the performance. [Crescent Park students] were dancing with our last piece, and had the opportunity to conduct the chamber ensemble. My hope is to see the Gould musicians continue to share their amazing musical talents, and to encourage the young students to play a musical instrument in the future.”

Brad Clarke
Dr. Clarke is the Associate Dean of Academics and History Department Chair at Gould. He loves his family, trail running, playing baseball, and his epic collection of vinyl records.
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