Music Residencies (Grades 4 and up)
Music residencies bring professional teaching artists into Dallas schools for individual and group lessons. Instruction is completely free of charge to all students involved, and is provided for a minimum of one year. All teaching artists are local professional musicians.
Peak Preparatory School (violin): Teaching artists teach an after-school violin program three days a week to students in grades 4-7 at the Peak Preparatory charter school in east Dallas. Students receive instruction in music theory as well as violin technique. FACP provides students with all violins and instructional materials, and helps coordinate field trips to symphony performances and arrange master classes by local artists.
Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (voice): Each year, Booker T. Washington staff select 10 talented students to receive need-based scholarships to study voice with the support of Fine Arts Chamber Players. These scholarships include weekly private lessons and an end-of-year recital at the Winspear Opera House. In 2016, graduating seniors who received instruction through the Fine Arts Chamber Players program went on to pursue degrees in music at Juilliard, Centenary College, LSU, UNT, and NYU.
David W. Carter High School (voice and piano): At David W. Carter High School, Fine Arts Chamber Players facilitates four teaching artists in voice and piano to supplement the existing music program. These teaching artists teach private lessons, coach small groups, and help prepare large ensembles for concerts and state competitions. During the 2015-2016 school year, teaching artists at Carter taught more than 600 hours of private and small ensemble lessons.
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