Posted tagged ‘music’

Music @ Kennedy Library

April 21, 2009

music @ Kennedy LibraryJazz n’ Vibes Sunday
May 10
2:30 to 4 pm

Gather around the beautiful Sonata Sculpture and enjoy the amazing music of Timothy VanCleave on the vibraphone. VanCleave is a doctoral teaching assistant at Ball State University, currently completing a Doctor of Arts degree in percussion performance with a secondary emphasis in music theory and composition. As a “vibist”, he regularly performs with the Live Jazz Quartet and Cassius Goens and Friends. He has shared the stage with Indianapolis jazz musicians, and most recently with jazz notables Derrick Gardner, Rob Dixson and Mark Buselli.

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MPL’s December Art Exhibit

November 30, 2007

Fowler’s experiences, both in and out of the military, have exposed her to life around the globe.  She takes special pride in being a card carrying Mach Buster, having ridden in two F-100s faster than the speed of sound.  Her works have been hung as far away as Germany and Prague in the Czeck Republic, and as close as Alabama, Kansas, California, Oregon, Texas, and Indiana.  Of local note, a postcard replica of “Stairs at Kimbrough House” was used to advertise for an art show at the YWCA Muncie.  Her honors have included a graduate assistantship to Eastern New Mexico University and a piano scholarship in Chautauqua, NY.  Janis has a love for the musical arts as well, having brought some of it alive with her piano.  Her love for music has been spread through teaching in both the United States & Germany.  She also hosted a weekly program “Kaleidoscope” for American Radio Network out of Los Angeles, CA, including interviews with The Four Freshmen, Bob Flanigan, National Symphony Orchestra violinist George Marsh, and King Sisters‘ Donna King.  She currently resides in Muncie, IN.

Special Christmas Reading Program for Kids

November 30, 2007

musical notes and staffReading Music, Reading Words is a hands-on story time for children ages 3 to 5 involving books, stories, activities, and an opportunity for children to experience percussion instruments. Reading Music, Reading Words began at Muncie Public Library in 2003 with the initiative of musical professionals and educators from Ball State University. The program has continued with youth services staff at both Carnegie and Maring-Hunt over the years.

Language and concepts paired with rhythm is not only fun, but helps children develop reading readiness.* Studies demonstrate that music affects many aspects of a child’s learning. Children who frequently listen to and interact with music have better math skills, better language skills and better problem-solving skills than most. Plus, children love music!  Come join the fun and help your child learn how to make books and stories come alive with music! If you have never experienced how music can help children read, visit us during this special Christmas program, December 12, 2007 at Carnegie, 10:15 am in the meeting room. Call  765.741.5158 for more information, or register here.

* “Children who lack reading readiness at school entry have a harder time learning to read in the primary grades. This has been found in prediction studies since 1950.” [From Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children by the National Research Council]