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King​ ​Music​ ​Residency:​ ​Building​ ​Communities​ ​Through​ ​Music

The King School​ ​is​ ​excited​ ​to​ ​host​ ​its​ ​fourth​ ​El​ ​Sistema​ ​Residency,​ ​in​ ​which​ ​talented​ ​musicians​ ​from​ ​the​ ​Baltimore​ ​OrchKids, Bravo​ ​Waterbury,​ ​Traverse​ ​City​ ​Bands,​ ​and​ ​Stamford’s​ ​PROJECT​ ​MUSIC​ ​programs​ ​collaborate​ ​with​ ​King’s​ ​Middle School​ ​and​ ​Upper​ ​School​ ​students​ ​for​ ​an​ ​intensive​ ​music​ ​workshop.​ ​​ ​The​ ​continued​ ​focus​ ​of​ ​the​ ​residency​ ​is​ ​to inspire​ ​a​ ​connection​ ​between​ ​communities​ ​of​ ​different​ ​socioeconomic​ ​backgrounds,​ ​by​ ​using​ ​the​ ​music​ ​ensemble as​ ​the​ ​vehicle​ ​with​ ​which​ ​to​ ​communicate​ ​with​ ​one​ ​another.

If you are interested in having students or teachers from your program be involved, please contact Garrett Mendez at or 217-714-1144.

Educational​ ​Objectives

● Demonstrate​ ​to​ ​students​ ​music’s​ ​reflection​ ​on​ ​cultural​ ​identity​ ​through​ ​study​ ​and​ ​performance​ ​of​ ​a variety​ ​of​ ​styles.
● Use​ ​the​ ​ensemble​ ​as​ ​a​ ​model​ ​society​ ​in​ ​which​ ​an​ ​atmosphere​ ​of​ ​competition​ ​is​ ​replaced​ ​by​ ​a​ ​collective desire​ ​to​ ​achieve​ ​a​ ​common​ ​goal.
● Teach​ ​students​ ​how​ ​to​ ​fuse​ ​music​ ​from​ ​numerous​ ​styles​ ​and​ ​cultures​ ​into​ ​new​ ​compositions​ ​and​ ​unique concerts.

Musical​ ​Themes

Brazilian​ ​Music​ ​


This​ ​year​ ​King​ ​is​ ​excited​ ​to​ ​bring​ ​3​ ​guest​ ​artists​ ​from the​ ​NEOJIBA​ ​program​ ​in​ ​Salvador,​ ​Brazil​ ​to​ ​teach​ ​us more​ ​about​ ​Brazilian​ ​music.​ ​​ ​The​ ​selections​ ​will​ ​range from​ ​large​ ​ensemble​ ​and​ ​choir​ ​pieces​ ​to​ ​street-style marching​ ​samba​ ​music.​ ​​ ​More​ ​information​ ​on​ ​Neojiba can​ ​be​ ​found​ ​at​ ​​​​ ​and​ ​​Orquestra Juvenil​ ​de​ ​Bahia​.


Collective​ ​Composition​

Collective​ ​Composition​ ​is​ ​an​ ​opportunity​ ​for​ ​people​ ​to​ ​come​ ​together​ ​and​ ​creatively​ ​explore​ ​and​ ​express​ ​their stories,​ ​ideas​ ​and​ ​emotions​ ​through​ ​music.​ ​Collective​ ​Composition​ ​emphasizes​ ​the​ ​creation​ ​and​ ​performance​ ​of music​ ​as​ ​something​ ​that​ ​all​ ​people​ ​can​ ​access,​ ​and​ ​offers​ ​shared​ ​experiences​ ​through​ ​which​ ​individuals, communities,​ ​and​ ​culture​ ​can​ ​strengthen​ ​and​ ​expand.​ ​Led​ ​by​ ​Dan​ ​Trahey,​ ​Artistic​ ​Director​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Baltimore Symphony’s​ ​OrchKids,​ ​students​ ​will​ ​use​ ​themes​ ​inspired​ ​by​ ​the​ ​Brazilian​ ​guest​ ​artists​ ​to​ ​create​ ​their​ ​own​ ​original compositions.​ ​​ ​​Valid:​ ​​ ​2017​ ​Composition


On​ ​Wednesday,​ ​March​ ​28th,​ ​the​ ​3​ ​day​ ​residency​ ​will​ ​culminate​ ​with​ ​a​ ​full​ ​day​ ​of​ ​performing.​ ​​ ​There​ ​will​ ​be​ ​3 assembly​ ​concerts​ ​for​ ​students​ ​at​ ​the​ ​King​ ​School,​ ​and​ ​there​ ​will​ ​be​ ​a​ ​evening​ ​public​ ​performance​ ​at​ ​7pm. Rehearsal​ ​Schedule:

● Sunday,​ ​March​ ​25th:​ ​3-6pm​ ​(Large​ ​Ensemble​ ​and​ ​Collective​ ​Composition)
● Monday,​ ​March​ ​26th:​ ​​ ​3:15-6pm​ ​(Collective​ ​Composition​ ​and​ ​String​ ​Rehearsal)
● Tuesday,​ ​March​ ​27th:​ ​(Rehearsals​ ​take​ ​place​ ​during​ ​the​ ​school​ ​day,​ ​not​ ​required​ ​for​ ​outside​ ​students)
● Wednesday,​ ​March​ ​28th:​ ​9am,​ ​10am​ ​and​ ​11am​ ​Assembly​ ​Concerts
● Wednesday,​ ​March​ ​28th:​ ​5:30​ ​pm​ ​Soundcheck/String​ ​Ensemble​ ​run​ ​through
Wednesday,​ ​March​ ​28th:​ ​6:30pm​ ​Concert is FREE and OPEN to the public!

Guest Artists

Marcos​ ​Rangel:​ ​Conductor

Marcos​ ​currently​ ​works​ ​as​ ​coordinator​ ​and​ ​conductor​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Orchestral​ ​Practice​ ​Center​ ​of​ ​Trancoso​ ​in​ ​Porto Seguro,​ ​Bahia,​ ​in​ ​a​ ​partnership​ ​between​ ​NEOJIBA​ ​and​ ​the​ ​Trancoso​ ​Institute.​ ​​He​ ​has​ ​worked​ ​as​ ​a​ ​conductor​ ​of​ ​the Orchestra​ ​Mariuccia​ ​Iacovino​ ​and​ ​Assistant​ ​Conductor​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Municipal​ ​Orchestra​ ​of​ ​Campos,​ ​Rio​ ​de​ ​Janeiro,​ ​both part​ ​of​ ​Orquestrando​ ​a​ ​Vida,​ ​the​ ​first​ ​“nucleo”​ ​of​ ​El​ ​Sistema​ ​in​ ​Brazil.​ ​Originally​ ​a​ ​student​ ​of​ ​Orquestrando​ ​a​ ​Vida when​ ​it​ ​first​ ​began​ ​in​ ​1999,​ ​Marcos​ ​studied​ ​horn​ ​for​ ​several​ ​years​ ​before​ ​expanding​ ​his​ ​studies​ ​to​ ​piano,​ ​viola​ ​and percussion.​ ​As​ ​part​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Orquestrando​ ​a​ ​Vida​ ​program,​ ​Marcos​ ​has​ ​performed​ ​and​ ​conducted​ ​in​ ​concerts​ ​in several​ ​countries​ ​such​ ​as​ ​Argentina,​ ​Paraguay,​ ​Bolivia,​ ​Venezuela,​ ​Portugal​ ​and​ ​the​ ​United​ ​States.​ ​In​ ​2006​ ​and 2007​ ​he​ ​attended​ ​courses​ ​in​ ​Caracas,​ ​Venezuela,​ ​through​ ​the​ ​National​ ​Network​ ​of​ ​Youth​ ​and​ ​Children​ ​Orchestras of​ ​Venezuela​ ​(FESNOJIV),​ ​where​ ​he​ ​studied​ ​with​ ​maestro​ ​Angelino​ ​Monroy.

Helder​ ​Passinho​ ​Jr.:​ ​Trumpet

Trumpeter​ ​and​ ​conductor​ ​Helder​ ​Passinho​ ​holds​ ​an​ ​MBA​ ​in​ ​performing​ ​arts​ ​by​ ​the​ ​Federal​ ​University​ ​of​ ​Bahia,​ ​and is a founding member of the NEOJIBA (Núcleos Estaduais de Orquestras Juvenis e Infantis da Bahia) program, where​ ​he​ ​currently​ ​occupies​ ​the​ ​positions​ ​of​ ​Conductor​ ​and​ ​Coordinator.​ ​He​ ​has​ ​worked​ ​as​ ​a​ ​trumpeter​ ​and conductor​ ​with​ ​renowned​ ​Brazilian​ ​pop​ ​artists​ ​such​ ​as​ ​Ivete​ ​Sangalo,​ ​Caetano​ ​Veloso,​ ​Netinho,​ ​and​ ​Carlinhos Brown,​ ​among​ ​others.​ ​As​ ​a​ ​soloist,​ ​he​ ​has​ ​performed​ ​in​ ​Brazil,​ ​Germany,​ ​Switzerland,​ ​and​ ​in​ ​France,​ ​where​ ​he performed​ ​the​ ​concerto​ ​for​ ​piano,​ ​trumpet​ ​and​ ​orchestra​ ​by​ ​Shostakovich​ ​with​ ​the​ ​renowned​ ​pianist​ ​Martha Arguerich​ ​at​ ​Philharmonie​ ​in​ ​Paris.

Guilherme​ ​Teixeira:​ Violin

Guilherme​ ​currently​ ​serves​ ​as​ ​coordinator​ ​of​ ​the​ ​violin​ ​class​ ​of​ ​NEOJIBA,​ ​first​ ​violin​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Carybé​ ​String​ ​Quartet, and​ ​teaches​ ​Music​ ​Licensing​ ​at​ ​the​ ​Catholic​ ​University​ ​of​ ​Salvador​ ​–​ ​UCSAL.​ ​He​ ​served​ ​from​ ​2010​ ​to​ ​2016​ ​as Concertmaster​ ​of​ ​YOBA​ ​(Youth​ ​Orchestra​ ​of​ ​Bahia),​ ​the​ ​main​ ​program​ ​NEOJIBA.​ ​​ ​With​ ​Neojiba​ ​he​ ​performed​ ​all around​ ​Brazil​ ​and​ ​toured​ ​in​ ​the​ ​United​ ​States​ ​and​ ​Europe,​ ​including​ ​venues​ ​such​ ​as​ ​the​ ​Claudio​ ​Santoro Auditorium​ ​for​ ​the​ ​Campos​ ​do​ ​Jordão​ ​International​ ​Winter​ ​Festival,​ ​the​ ​São​ ​Paulo​ ​Room,​ ​the​ ​Kauffman​ ​Center (Kansas​ ​City,​ ​USA),​ ​Granada​ ​Theatre​ ​(Santa​ ​Barbara,​ ​USA),​ ​Centro​ ​Cultural​ ​de​ ​Belém​ ​(Lisbon),​ ​Queen​ ​Elizabeth​ ​Hall (London),​ ​Royal​ ​Festival​ ​Hall​ ​(London),​ ​Victoria​ ​Hall​ ​(Geneva),​ ​Konzerthaus​ ​(Berlin),​ ​Auditorium​ ​Stravinski (Montreux,​ ​Switzerland),​ ​Festival​ ​Ravello​ ​(Italy),​ ​Giuseppe​ ​Verdi​ ​Conservatory​ ​(Milan),​ ​Santa​ ​Cecilia​ ​Hall​ ​(Rome) and​ ​Philharmonie​ ​of​ ​Paris.

Dan​ ​Trahey:​ ​Tuba​ ​&​ ​Director​ ​of​ ​Collective​ ​Composition

Dan​ ​Trahey​ ​is​ ​a​ ​musician,​ ​educator,​ ​and​ ​innovator.​ ​He​ ​was​ ​instrumental​ ​in​ ​the​ ​creation​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Baltimore​ ​Symphony Orchestra’s​ ​“OrchKids,”​ ​where​ ​he​ ​currently​ ​serves​ ​as​ ​Artistic​ ​Director.​ ​Dan​ ​also​ ​founded​ ​the​ ​El​ ​Sistema​ ​inspired program​ ​“Tuned​ ​In”​ ​at​ ​the​ ​Peabody​ ​Conservatory,​ ​where​ ​he​ ​teaches​ ​creative​ ​composition​ ​and​ ​community engagement.​ ​As​ ​a​ ​tuba​ ​player​ ​with​ ​the​ ​Archipelago​ ​Project​ ​he​ ​travels​ ​the​ ​world​ ​promoting​ ​cross​ ​genre performances​ ​and​ ​has​ ​performed​ ​for​ ​hundreds​ ​of​ ​thousands​ ​of​ ​children,​ ​specifically​ ​targeting​ ​impoverished​ ​areas with​ ​little​ ​access​ ​to​ ​live​ ​performance.​ ​He​ ​has​ ​held​ ​orchestral​ ​positions​ ​in​ ​Mexico​ ​and​ ​the​ ​United​ ​States.​ ​Trahey​ ​is part​ ​of​ ​the​ ​composition​ ​troupe​ ​Creative​ ​Connections​ ​that​ ​works​ ​to​ ​bring​ ​communities​ ​together​ ​through​ ​collective and​ ​creative​ ​composition.​ ​Dan​ ​has​ ​been​ ​featured​ ​in​ ​countless​ ​publications​ ​including​ ​60​ ​Minutes,​ ​PBS,​ ​NPR,​ ​the New​ ​York​ ​Times,​ ​and​ ​the​ ​Washington​ ​Post.​ ​He​ ​recently​ ​gave​ ​a​ ​TED​ ​talk​ ​at​ ​TEDx​ ​Baltimore,​ ​and​ ​was​ ​named​ ​the
“Most​ ​Valuable​ ​Player​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Arts”​ ​by​ ​Baltimore​ ​Magazine​.


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