Milwaukee Public Schools Conservatory Connections Programs
Conservatory Connections delivers music programs, curriculum and classroom support to many public, private, charter and choice schools in the metro-Milwaukee area and community-based service organizations throughout Greater Milwaukee. Our faculty travel to classrooms with workshops, clinics and full academic year music programming.
Below are some of our programs that are specifically designed for our partnership with the music programs in the Milwaukee Public Schools.
Band/Orchestra/Choral/Jazz Buddies – This program brings our teaching artists into your band, orchestra, or choral program with residencies ranging from 8 – 20 weeks. Through this program we can bring in a specialist to provide extra assistance in areas of specific need. This is a flexible program and residencies can be designed specifically for you. Whether you need help with fundamentals in the clarinet section or extra help for the brass section on a difficult piece, or you need someone to rehearse your chamber ensembles for WSMA Solo and Ensemble we can help you with that. Funding is somewhat limited and the demand is high so this year we are asking teachers to apply for a Buddy and provide us with detailed information about their need. MPS teachers can access our buddy request form here.
Lincoln Center for the Arts Concert Series - With funding from the Milwaukee Arts Board, Conservatory Connections presents a varied concert series at the Lincoln Center for the Arts, 820 E. Knapp Street. Tickets are free to Milwaukee Public School students and their Chaperones. Please contact Max Day at the Conservatory to reserve a block of seats.
MPS Partnership for the Arts Programming – Private Lesson Scholarships – Since the beginning of the Partnership for the Arts program WCM has been providing between 40 and 55 students with tuition free scholarship for individual study on their instruments. Nomination forms for this program go out in November. Students must be nominated by their school music instructor to be eligible.
WCM/MPS Partnership for the Arts World Drum Camp – Open to students entering Grades 5-12 with beginning to advanced playing ability. Summer 2013 Information Coming Soon!
MPS/WCM Summer Music Program – This is a 3 week summer music program delivered by an outstanding team of teachers from the Conservatory and MPS. Comprehensive programming offered for instrumental and choral students with many opportunities to explore new musical possibilities.
Summer 2013 Information Coming Soon!
Middle School Band Camp – Middle School Band Camp is an intensive one week experience bringing together high achieving, like minded middle school band students from MPS and south-eastern Wisconsin. Tuition free scholarships are offered for MPS students nominated by their band directors.
MPS Summer Arts Internship at the Conservatory
WCM Summer Camp Internships will support the delivery of our weekly summer camp offerings. Duties will include assisting with daily camp preparations, assisting students and families, and occasionally serving as a teaching assistant or section coach. Internships will run June-August. Weekly schedules will vary and will occasionally involve some evening duties. Current high school band, orchestra or choir students are encouraged to apply.
Deadline to apply: Friday, April 26, 2013