Kids to Concerts Performers

Kids to Concerts Performers

Founded in 2008 in Austin, Texas by the award-winning lutenist and early music specialist Slobodan Vujisic, the Austin Troubadours is an international group of instrumentalists and singers that is dedicated to reviving the beauty of musical masterpieces from Medieval and Renaissance Europe. Seven musicians in period costumes with more than 30 authentic period instruments perform dances and songs of Medieval and Renaissance Europe. The Flying Balalaika Brothers consists of three famous representatives of Russian Balalaika school.  The Original Flying Balalaika Brothers were formed in Los Angeles in 1995 by Zhenya Kolykhanov (a.k.a. Z Rock),...

Kids to Concerts Evaluations

Your evaluation of our concerts helps us to continue bringing our programs to your school.  We appreciate your time. Teacher Evaluation Form Student Evaluation...

Kids to Concerts Supporters

We are able to continue presenting our programs either free, or very affordably priced, thanks to the generosity of an idealistic group of people who go the extra mile because they believe in our mission.           City of San Antonio City Council District 1 City of San Antonio City Council District 3 City of San Antonio City Council District 4 City of San Antonio City Council District 8 City of San Antonio City Council District...

KtC Committee

MBAW’s Kids to Concerts Committee, made of Board Members and staff, meets monthly to fine-tune the curriculum, lesson plans, programming, and overall vision.  MBAW has a uniquely international Board of Directors and the equally international KtC committee reflects Musical Bridges’ vision.  Each committee member brings their cultural background and personal expertise to the table.  Committee Chair Dr. Awilda Ramos is a Puerto Rican native, Retired Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves, and pediatrician with many years of experience working with children and in creating curriculum for Montessori schools; school liaison Mr. Caleb Gonzalez, is a...

Evaluation

Evaluation criteria are built around each concert.  TEKS and STEM standards are introduced, reinforced and tested during each performance.  MBAW formerly created a written test based upon TEKS and STEM standards, administered at the end of each concert, evaluating the retention of TEKS Music and Art, and both TEKS and STEM Social Studies curriculum introduced.  New this year, in support of our growing technology focus, MBAW is working with Sweb Development to design a custom Kids to Concerts app, which students will download in class following the concerts, to test retention, as well as garner performance evaluation.  MBAW also provides...

Kids

This year MBAW is targeting middle school students, presenting 25 concerts in mostly Title One middle schools in several different San Antonio public school districts, at no cost to schools visited.  Texas Title One schools are those most persistently low achieving, and most in need of improvement.  Studies have shown middle schoolers are at a “jumping off point” in their education, open to new ideas and engaged in their world.  These are influential years in their education, and an important time to create opportunities for real learning about the world.  Many of the students in the Title I schools we visit never travel outside their...

Artists

Artists

In 2014-15, MBAW will introduce kids to Spanish Flamenco, Russian balalaikas, Mediterranean Baroque, Jewish traditional and Argentinian Tango ( artists TBA) A true jewel of the Texas performing scene, Austin Troubadours is an international group of musicians that is dedicated to reviving the beauty of musical masterpieces from Medieval and Renaissance Europe thru performing dances and songs in period costumes with more than 30 authentic period instruments. Founded in 2008 in Austin, Texas by the award-winning lutenist and early music specialist Slobodan Vujisic, a veteran of the European early music scene. Prior to relocating to the United...

Curriculum

New this year, MBAW will begin to implement TEKS STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) curriculum.  The scientific aspect of energetic sound waves, the technological aspects of sound recording and the comparison between live and electronically produced music, the engineering aspects of handcrafted instruments vs. artificially engineered electronic music, as well as the mathematical elements of counting and division of time signatures, are examples of our proposed STEM curriculum.  Both technology and engineering knowledge will be supported by instructional...