Rhapsody in Blue: A Sensory Friendly Family Day and Music Therapy Experience at Preservation Hall
9:30 AM09:30

Rhapsody in Blue: A Sensory Friendly Family Day and Music Therapy Experience at Preservation Hall

Join the Preservation Hall Foundation and New Blue Foundation for Rhapsody in Blue: A Sensory Friendly Family Day and Music Therapy Experience at Preservation Hall.

At We Are Music from 9:30 a.m. - noon on Saturday, November 16th, 2019, participants will enjoy a sensory-friendly morning. The morning combines New Blue Foundation’s Rhapsody in Blue program, providing music therapy experiences and Preservation Hall Foundation’s Sensory Friendly Family Day program, providing high quality music performances in a sensory friendly environment.

Participants will engage in a music therapy experience lead by Meredith Sharpe, as well as engage in an Instrument Petting Zoo and concert by the Preservation Hall All-Stars.

The event is free with advance registration, but space is limited to 40 guests total so that families can enjoy a crowd-free space.

Interested in joining us? Please fill out the form below to help us better understand your child, and share any additional information you think we may need. We look forward to making music together!

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For additional information, please email Ashley Shabankareh at ashley@preshallfoundation.org.

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Girls Jazz Day
9:00 AM09:00

Girls Jazz Day

We believe girls belong in music, especially in jazz. At this half day workshop, you'll make friends, connect with amazing women role models, and come away being inspired to improve and develop your musical skills.

You'll build more confidence when taking a solo and improvising. We'll work on teaching you the basics and you'll build on them in a supportive atmosphere. We're here to help you along the way!

Saturday, October 5th, 2019

Loyola University New Orleans
Music and Communications Building (at the Corner of Calhoun and St. Charles)
6363 St. Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70118

Students will have the opportunity to self-select which class they want to take a part in. All students will have an opportunity to jam and learn from the women who are teaching at Girls Jazz Day.

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM - Registration and Games
Check-in with our volunteers and meet our instructors and mentors who will be working with students all day.

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM - Welcome!
Listen as our instructors perform a welcome tune and introduce who they are! We'll be joined by very special guest, world-class violinist Sara Caswell!

9:30 AM - 11AM - Jazz Improv
Students have the opportunity to self-select which group they want to perform in. Not sure what to select? We generally recommend the following:

· Beginning = no experience, typically 10-11 years old

· Intermediate = some jazz experience, typically 11-13 years old

· Advanced = play in a jazz group regularly, typically 12-14 years old

11:00AM - 11:15 AM - Snack Time!

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM - Women Running the Show - A Panel Discussion with Women in Jazz
Curious what it's like to be a woman or girl in jazz? Want to know more about how our clinicians and instructors got to where they are today? In this interactive panel discussion, students will have the opportunity to lead the discussion and ask questions to participating individuals.

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM - Lunch

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM - Clinician Jam

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM Closing Jam and Reflections

Instrument, sack lunch, and refillable water bottle. Girls who play drums and piano do not need to bring instruments. If you play bass or tuba and can bring your bass or tuba, please do. If you play bass or tuba and can't bring yours, email Ashley at ashley@preshallfoundation.org to make arrangements.

Register now at bit.ly/NOLAGIRLSJAZZDAY2019

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Master Practitioner Legacy Awards and Sousafund Presentation
4:30 PM16:30

Master Practitioner Legacy Awards and Sousafund Presentation

Join the Preservation Hall Foundation at Hotel Peter and Paul as we induct Lawrence Cotton, Rickie Monie, Tom Sancton, and Clive Wilson into our Legacy Program. The Legacy Award confers a monthly honorarium and induction into our Legacy Program, which provides support to our elder musicians.

The event is free and open to the public with the ceremony beginning at 5pm.

A core pillar of the Preservation Hall Foundation is honoring and supporting the elder musicians of our 40+ member collective. The mechanism for this support is the Legacy program, started in 2015, which has already distributed over $150,000 in direct financial stipends to musicians as they reach their later years.

For questions or more information, please visit our facebook pages at www.facebook.com/PresHallFoundation

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