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Bringing Aviation and Music Together
"Pilot Musicians sharing their passion while encouraging and educating youth (& adults) in the science and art of aeronautics and music."
The Lyra Music Workshop is a 3-week conservatory-style classical music summer program for intermediate and advanced string players and pianists ages 9-18, in residence at Smith College each July. Students work on solo and chamber ensemble repertoire in an intensive, supportive environment where they can focus on musical development and personal growth through individually tailored curriculum in a non-competitive setting. Lyra Music students perform in multiple outreach concerts every summer, bringing live classical music out of the concert hall and into the community – serving assisted living communities, retirement and nursing homes and introducing our youngest audiences to classical music through concerts at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.
The Lyra Music Festival is an outstanding series of summer classical events including master classes and world class performances by internationally recognized guest artists produced in and around Northampton, MA each July. Lyra Workshop students perform free outreach concerts throughout Western MA as junior members of the Festival providing free live classical music events to those who may not have the mobility to attend concert hall performances.
The Lyra Youth Competition provides stimulating competition experience for rising young classical musicians, enhancing a vibrant youth music education scene in and around the East Coast and New England.
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Children sing, play instruments, dance, explore literature and learn to listen in an active, intent way. Musical goals range from developing a steady beat at 18 months to learning to read music at five years-old. The program is based on the beliefs that all children are musical and that the parent is the child’s most important teacher.