Live Music in the Schools

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Live music in the schools for elementary and middle school


(Limited dates available)

Live Music in the Schools is Here!

We’ve been saying “it’s coming” for quite a while now and we finally have the funds for a limited run this year.  Texas Music Partners Live Music in the Schools is a program designed to bring professional musicians into your school to perform for students.  Each year TMP will feature a style of music, artist, or theme.  TMP will come to your school and

  1. Teach a workshop on the season’s featured theme, then
  2. That Friday, a live band will come in to perform a show, based on that theme, for your school.  After performing, we encourage students to learn to play music by signing up for band, orchestra, choir, etc.


We also have a course for grades 6-12 which includes a performance and Q&A session in the same class.  This is for students who are playing an instrument who are thinking of seeking a career in the music industry.


Musical Focus

The musical styles of focus are the styles that originated in the United States and/or were made popular by Americans.  These styles include but are not limited to jazz, blues, rock & roll, and R&B.  We also show your students how these styles helped influence music popular today so they can better relate to where the music they currently listen to came from.


Program Goals

  • The goal of the Live Music in the Schools program is to directly introduce music history and music appreciation to students.
  • This is a non-STEAM program, except to show students how musicians work as a team to create the sounds that the audience likes to listen to.
  • Once students learn about a segment of American music, we show them how that segment fits into today’s popular music.
  • Later that week professional musicians come to the school to reinforce what they’ve learned, in the workshop, by performing for them.
  • After the performance, students are encouraged to learn to play an instrument, as well as support live music.
  • This program is meant to help our local band, orchestra, and choir directors by getting more students involved in music.
  • It is also meant for students to experience music as a creative outlet and using that creativity to help them think outside the box.


This Season’s Theme

This season’s theme is called The Blues is Alright – Part I: A look at the history of the blues from its inception, in the late 1800s, to Boogie Woogie.


Standard Workshop and Performance

Recommended Audience: 3rd – 12th grade

Class Size: Workshop: About 30-50 students / Performance: All students 3rd grade and up

  • Offered: In-school only
  • Duration: 1 workshop and 1 performance (45 minutes each)
    • The workshop should be done the week of the performance.  TMP can teach up to 3, 45-minute workshops per school, if scheduled back-to-back in one day.
    • Performances are usually done on a Friday morning or afternoon.  One performance per school, per year.
  • Prerequisites: None


Performance with Q&A Session

Recommended Audience: 6th – 12th grade

Class Size: All music students 6th grade and up

  • Offered: In-school only
  • Duration: 1 performance with Q&A session (45 minutes)
    • This is for students who have thought about music as a career or avocation and would like to hear professional musicians perform and ask them questions.
    • Performances are usually done on Friday morning or afternoon (e.g. 9:30, or 1:30).  One performance per school, per year.
  • Prerequisites: None


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