-Julie Schramke, Teacher, Achieve Language Academy (St. Paul)
(Photo by Paul Owens)
Educational outreach is at the very core of The Rose Ensemble’s work. We play an important role in keeping music, rarely heard on today’s stages, alive and accessible to audiences of diverse backgrounds. The Rose Ensemble’s work draws the attention of those who do not normally think of themselves as history scholars or classical music patrons. Every year The Rose Ensemble produces a series of public library and community workshops for all ages and serves over 3,000 K-12 students through in-school music education programs, including residencies. All Rose Ensemble educational outreach programs have minimal setup requirements and can be tailored for a variety of age ranges, experience levels, and group sizes.
As critics have observed, the programming is both emotionally resonant and rigorously researched, balancing entertainment and education. Our unique approach creates a sense of deep connection to the human stories that have shaped cultures across the globe and through the ages. With a repertoire that illuminates nearly a millennium of music featuring 25 languages, we make every effort to insure that people of all ages and abilities are able to enjoy the sounds of centuries past.
The Rose Ensemble offers fun and imaginative presentations and residencies that bring music to life through songs, instruments, and storytelling for grades K-12. Each program provides a window into distant times and places, tapping into themes directly relevant to the social and cultural issues of today’s world. With extensive research and culturally diverse content, Rose Ensemble educational programs have been presented to thousands of young people across the country.More >
The Rose Ensemble’s educational offerings include lecture demonstrations, coaching workshops, master classes, and residencies to address the needs of participants at all levels – professionals and amateurs, soloists and ensemble performers, conductors and music teachers. The Rose Ensemble’s unique approach focuses on each participant’s learning experience, fostering individual development, and growth in skill and knowledge. For bigger groups, our master classes tackle broader subjects such as medieval history and larger choir singing techniques. For smaller groups, our coaching workshops address specialized topics such as Gregorian chant, music research, and ensemble singing.More >
The Rose Ensemble partners with libraries to provide educational programs, lecture demonstrations, and sing-a-longs that are culturally enriching, enhance library patron experience, and strengthen communities. Considering the extensive research and culturally diverse nature of The Rose Ensemble’s programming, libraries provide a wonderful environment for educational outreach.More >