Education

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Bach in Time, Photo by Okello Dunkley

The Washington Bach Consort’s Bach to School program is focused on introducing young audiences to the music of J.S. Bach. Second through fifth graders discover the significance of early music in modern times through interactive programs which tell the story of Bach’s life by means of a play interspersed with numerous short pieces performed by Consort artists on period instruments.

The Consort’s two plays Bach in Time and The Goldberg Variations are presented in collaboration with the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative’s Arts for Every Student program, the Sitar Arts Center, and THEARC.

Wunderkind Projekt

Howard University Middle School students at a Noontime Cantata concert with members of the Consort.

The Washington Bach Consort’s newest education program is the Wunderkind Projekt, designed to inspire your music students! (A wunderkind is a person who achieves great success when relatively young.) Professional musicians and educators from the Bach Consort will visit your school and discuss an upcoming Noontime Cantata concert which students are then invited to attend. A Consort musician will return to your school a week later to continue the discussion and reinforce the concert experience.

What will your wunderkinds accomplish after experiencing Bach’s music? Higher test scores? A new found appreciation for the arts? A 21st century Bach Revival?!

We strive to create an appreciation of early music that will last a lifetime.

Click images below to download “Bach to School” classroom materials.

Bach in Time Comic Book

Bach in Time
Comic Book

"A Goldberg Variation" Comic Book

A Goldberg Variation
Comic Book

Teacher Materials

Bach to School
Teacher Materials

Click below to hear musical samples from “Bach to School.”