The world-renowned Juilliard School partnered with the Middle School of the Arts (MSOA) Foundation at Bak for a Jazz Residency in June of 2011. In response to the program’s tremendous success Juilliard is repeating, and expanding its programming at the award winning Bak MSOA.
In November of 2011 Juilliard’s TOOMAI quintet offered a Strings Residency at Bak MSOA providing participants with small group instruction, sessions on technique, performance components and a Q&A session for both parents and students on problem solving, chamber dynamics, professionalism, etiquette, auditioning and avenues of opportunity. The Strings Residency was facilitated by Bak Strings Teacher Nancy Beebe.
Juilliard is currently repeating and expanding on last summer’s successful Jazz Residency at Bak. Two separate one-week programs offer Jazz students week-long residencies based on skill level. The Jazz Residency was facilitated by Bak Band Director Cleve Maloon and program instructors include Ron Blake and Carl Allen.
Bak MSOA offers arts concentrations in eight art areas: Band, Communications, Dance, Keyboard, Strings, Theatre, Visual arts and Vocal Music. The Foundation’s goal is to raise support for quality
programs of this caliber in all art areas.
Juilliard’s residencies at Bak MSOA were made possible by donations to the Middle School of the Arts Foundation. Oxbow Corporation, a long time and generous supporter of the MSOA Foundation at Bak contributed $20,000.00 in program support. Additional donations are needed.
Partner in excellence with the MSOA Foundation by donating to quality programs like the TOOMAI Strings Residency and Juilliard Jazz Residency at Bak Middle School of the Arts. To donate, or with questions, please contact Executive Director Jody Dragon at (561) 882-3828 or email email@example.com, “friend” us on Facebook at Bak Middle School of the Arts Foundation (groups), or visit our web page at msoafoundation.org.
Press are invited to cover the second week of the residency at Bak MSOA June 19-21, 2012 between 8am to 2pm by contacting Jody Dragon in advance.
Jody Dragon, Executive Director, Middle School of the Arts Foundation at Bak
Office (561) 882-3828, Email firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.