This fall, Skylark released a set of FREE educational materials to help music educators during these times when in-person rehearsal is difficult.
We released Skylark educational modules on six pieces of music over six weeks, featuring an extensive set of practical educational tools that have already been used by countless choirs across the country. You can view these amazing resources yourself here:
- If Ye Love Me, by Thomas Tallis
- Il bianco e dolce cigno, by Jacob Arcadelt
- Abendfeier in Venedig, by Clara Schumann
- Mon coeur se recommande à vous, Attributed to Orlando di Lasso
- Otche Nash, by Nicolay Kedrov
- Summer is Gone, by Samuel Coleridge Taylor
Thanks to the generous support of Skylark donors, we were able to offer all of these modules FREE of charge to the choral community!
Because we wanted to create our first module of educational materials as quickly as possible, we used six wonderful works in the public domain. However, it is our dream to create a second module, featuring exciting and relevant compositional voices of the current age.
A successful campaign will allow each of these composers to create a new work, specifically for the challenges of this time, that:
- Is approachable by a student choir
- Is feasible in a virtual format OR in person
- Brings a poignant artistic statement for the year 2020
With your help, we will commission these works, and record educational modules on each of them, to release in January of 2021.
Access to these pieces and educational materials will be FREE to student choirs everywhere.
If you would like to support us in this effort, we invite you to support our GoFundMe campaign today.
Thank you so much for your support, and best wishes in our joint effort to allow choral music to thrive this year!