The Rose Ensemble offers innovative community workshops, presentations, and residencies that provide a closer look at the relationship between the music, the singer, and each other. Educational programs can be tailored to meet the unique needs of your community.
For more information about programs, rates, and availability, contact Jen Krook, Office Manager/Education & Outreach Coordinator, online or by calling 651-225-4340, ext. 203.
Discover Hawaii’s beautiful heritage revealed through its beautiful music! In this important program focusing on American history and Native American culture, students learn about the Hawaiians’ struggle to keep alive their rich musical and cultural traditions. By highlighting important time periods in Hawaiian history, Rose Ensemble members demonstrate oli and mele chants and paniolo (cowboy) songs of the migrant ranchers, and teach simple hula movements. Listen to a Sample
Explore the fascinating music and culture of medieval Spain, where Jews, Christians, and Muslims lived together in a shared, artistic society. Demonstrating diversity and tolerance through music, this inspiring program features a wide variety of songs and highlights Middle Eastern instruments such as the riqq (tambourine), dumbek (drum), and rebec (fiddle). Listen to a Sample
Return to America’s folk roots in this fun program, featuring Appalachian folk songs, Southern shape-note singing, Shaker spiritual songs, and the styles of singing that give birth to bluegrass. In addition to engaging students in simple, call-and-response singing (including entertaining demonstrations on just how high and low the voice can go!), The Rose Ensemble musicians also demonstrate a variety of instruments including wooden flute, African-American gut strung gourd banjo, jaw harp, guitar, fiddle, and mandolin, with percussion provided by tambourine and stomping feet! Filled with sounds both familiar and fresh, this program explores our country’s history through its musical heritage and gets young people excited about feeling a beat – and singing! Listen to a Sample
The Rose Ensemble collaborates with community leaders to reach audiences with culturally rich, interactive arts experiences. Guided by members of The Rose Ensemble, community participants will increase and sharpen their skills in vocal production, rhythm, intonation, balance, diction, pronunciation, ensemble sensitivity, and projection of text. Singers will also learn vocal style, performance practice, and an array of ensemble-singing techniques that enhance the interpretation of any repertoire – all taught in a nurturing, supportive way. Activities include master classes, ensemble singing workshops, rehearsals, additional educational outreach performances in the community, and culminating concert performances. The Rose Ensemble will collaborate with community leaders to define project expectations and outcomes, and to implement an effective process of evaluation during and after the residency experience.
Overall goals of residency programs: