NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s School of Creative and Performing Arts will present Music Morning, a program of music activities for Natchitoches children on Saturday, March 18 at the A.A. Fredericks Fine Arts Center. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Activities will be from 8:30 a.m. until noon. The event is free.
Children ages 4-11 are invited to participate in a variety of music experiences that include singing, music games, instrument demonstrations and a music craft. This event is presented by NSU music education majors, who will conduct the activities.
Former NSU music education major and elementary music specialist Jeralyn Wilhite, the originator of the event, believes that every child has the right to music.
“Music changes how we see the world, even at a young age,” said Wilhite. “It opens the door to imagination. Music Morning is an opportunity for the children of the community to come and receive keys to unlocking that door - to see that music is out there and it is within their grasp.”
Music education major and NAfME president Lauren Schexnayder of Kaplan is coordinating the event, with more than 20 music education majors providing activities and leadership.
Music Morning will conclude with a large group singalong and presentation of what the children learned throughout the morning. Associate Professor of Music Education Sharon Joy is assisting with the coordination of the event.
“This event has been planned by music education students who are committed to bringing music to Natchitoches children,” said Joy. “It’s exciting to see this passion among our students.”
For additional information contact Joy at firstname.lastname@example.org.