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Harlem 100 Washington Informer Contest Rules
in The Barns

Harlem 100 Washington Informer Contest Rules

Contest Rules: SPONSOR. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts (“Foundation” or “Sponsor”), 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia 22182. TERM. Sweepstakes begins at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (“ET”) on Friday, October 22 and ends at 12:00 PM ET on Friday, October 29, 2021. (“Sweepstakes Period”) ELIGIBILITY. Wolf Trap Sweepstakes (“Promotion”) is open only to legal residents of the United States who are 18 years of...

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20 Oct 2021
Laura Benanti Contest Rules
in The Barns

Laura Benanti Contest Rules

Contest Rules: SPONSOR. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts (“Foundation” or “Sponsor”), 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia 22182. TERM. Sweepstakes begins at 9 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on Wednesday, October 20 and ends at 11:59 PM ET on Sunday, October 24, 2021. (“Sweepstakes Period”) ELIGIBILITY. Wolf Trap Sweepstakes (“Promotion”) is open only to legal residents of the United States who are 18 years of age or older...

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14 Oct 2021
A 40-Year Look at The Barns
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A 40-Year Look at The Barns

Forty years ago, The Barns at Wolf Trap opened its 200-year-old doors. Ever since, breathtaking music has filled the warm space and captivated audiences. Following the opening of the Filene Center only 10 years earlier, Wolf Trap founder Mrs. Catherine Filene Shouse set out in the early 1980s to introduce a second, more intimate performing arts venue with a goal to keep the music playing...

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14 Oct 2021
Master Teaching Artist Perspective: Wincey Terry-Bryant: Finding ‘AHA!’ Moments in Everyday Learning
in Education

Master Teaching Artist Perspective: Wincey Terry-Bryant: Finding ‘AHA!’ Moments in Everyday Learning

Wolf Trap Master Teaching Artist Wincey Terry-Bryant traces her love of music back to a small Pentecostal church in Jersey City, N.J., where she first learned to sing. “We didn’t have musicians,” she says, “so our choir sang a capella.” Their choir director, Carolyn Dale, had perfect pitch and drilled them regularly on harmony. One Sunday morning, Terry-Bryant was asked to fill in for one...

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04 Oct 2021
Hawai’i Wolf Trap New Artist Training
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Affiliate Spotlight: New Teaching Artist Trainings

What are the qualities of an effective teaching artist? Is it a love of the arts, or an interest in working with children? Is it a formal degree or years of experience as a professional artist? This is something the Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts team contemplates on a regular basis. Their job is to develop teaching artists into dynamic communicators...

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04 Oct 2021
Three Arts Strategies For Incorporating Social-Emotional Learning Into Your Classroom
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Three Arts Strategies For Incorporating Social-Emotional Learning Into Your Classroom

What does it mean to “meet students where they are”? In 2017, the Aurora Institute released a series of briefs1 that championed this concept, in which it called upon educators to look at students from a more holistic perspective: students could not truly thrive if they were academically competent, but were struggling in other areas, Aurora Institute advised. Teachers needed to gauge where their students...

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04 Oct 2021
Catching Up With Latin Duo 123 Andrés, Rock Star Champions for Little Language Learners
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Catching Up With Latin Duo 123 Andrés, Rock Star Champions for Little Language Learners

It’s hard to be around Latin Grammy-winning duo Andrés and Christina and not smile. The positive energy they exude on stage, as 123 (Uno, Dos, Tres) Andrés, is infectious─and is a testament to their popularity in the children’s music industry. What their fans might not know is that Andrés and Christina are also Teaching Artists for Wolf Trap’s Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts....

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16 Aug 2021
Children’s Music Creator and Afrofuturist Pierce Freelon Brings His Eclectic Sound and Dream For a Better World to Wolf Trap’s Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods
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Children’s Music Creator and Afrofuturist Pierce Freelon Brings His Eclectic Sound and Dream For a Better World to Wolf Trap’s Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods

Children’s music artist Pierce Freelon is not slowing down. Fresh from the release of his second album, Black to the Future, Freelon also recently penned his first children’s picture book Daddy Daughter Day, set to be published in 2022. He is a City Council Member in his hometown of Durham, N.C. and has traveled the world teaching Hip Hop and music production to youth as...

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09 Aug 2021
Soundmaking With Korean-American Children’s Folk Artist Elena Moon Park
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Soundmaking With Korean-American Children’s Folk Artist Elena Moon Park

First-generation Korean-American children’s performer Elena Moon Park, who will be performing as part of the 2021 summer season of Children Performances at Wolf Trap, believes that “everyone is a soundmaker,” to borrow a term from musician Mark Stewart. Born in East Tennessee to parents who immigrated to the United States from Korea, Park was surrounded by music early on. After taking a break to study...

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27 Jul 2021
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