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Teaching In Harmony
May 10, 2022

Teaching In Harmony

Fairfax County Public School Teacher Kristin McClure Brings a Musical Twist to STEM Learning Some people are lucky enough to find their calling early on in life. Centre Ridge Elementary School Kindergarten teacher Kristin McClure, who has been teaching with Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) for more than 15 years and who was once a student there herself, is one of those individuals. “Growing up,...

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Your Brain and Dance
May 05, 2022

Your Brain and Dance

Wolf Trap Welcomes the National Science Foundation and Partners for the 2022 “Brain Dance Workshop” How does creative movement influence the brain’s ability to adapt?  This April, a team of scientists, engineers, artists, educators, and choreographers from around the world gathered at Wolf Trap to explore the connection between dance and neuroplasticity for the 2022 International Workshop on the Neural and Social Bases of Creative...

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Making Music Memories this Mother’s Day
May 02, 2022

Making Music Memories this Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, bringing a great opportunity to honor the wonderful mothers and women in your life. Whether your loved ones prefer upbeat throwbacks or contemplative ballads, Wolf Trap’s summer season has the perfect concert for you. So pack your picnic baskets and get ready for a memorable evening of music and community! FOR THE LADIES WHO LIKE TO BOOGIE Kool...

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A Book for Every Occasion
Apr 22, 2022

A Book for Every Occasion

Performers at Wolf Trap are not only fantastic musicians in their own regard, but they are truly multi-talented artists. In honor of World Book Day, we’ve compiled a few fantastic titles written by performers who will take the Filene Center stage this summer. Whether you’re in the mood for a reflective and inspiring memoir or a story to engage your inner child, there’s a book...

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Wolf Trap Welcomes Its New Class of Teaching Artists
Apr 22, 2022

Wolf Trap Welcomes Its New Class of Teaching Artists

Recently, Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts added five new professional artists from the DC-metro area to its roster of 255 teaching artists. From a bilingual clarinetist to a children’s book author, these new teaching artists come from a wide array of backgrounds, experiences, and disciplines, but what unites them is their love of the arts, and their desire to share that...

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Four Arts Strategies for Connecting With Babies and Toddlers
Apr 22, 2022

Four Arts Strategies for Connecting With Babies and Toddlers

As a young parent, there is often no moment more gratifying than seeing your baby light up. Whether through a smile, a giggle, or a wiggle, your child is demonstrating through a non-verbal movement or expression that he or she has made a connection. Research shows that in the first years of life, the brain forms one million new neural connections every second. Those connections...

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Winding Down With Wolf Trap
Apr 22, 2022

Winding Down With Wolf Trap

Wolf Trap’s Valerie Carroll Helps Establish Bedtime Routines for Prince George’s County Families with Baby ArtsPlay!™ It’s the end of the day, and you’re exhausted from a hard day’s work. You’ve just finished cleaning up the dishes, and now it’s time to get your children ready for bed so you can have a few minutes for yourself. Down the hall your children go to gather...

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New Music From Summer 2022 Performers
Feb 18, 2022

New Music From Summer 2022 Performers

Catch up on the newest releases from The Head and the Heart, Ben Rector, and Elvis Costello, then get your tickets to see them live this summer! The Head and the Heart Claiming top spots on multiple Billboard charts with songs like “Honeybee” and “Rivers and Roads”, the Seattle indie-folk collective makes their way to the Filene Center stage on Thursday, June 9. Their Wolf...

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Bringing Chamber Music to Life
Jan 06, 2022

Bringing Chamber Music to Life

Chamber performances at The Barns have long played a vital role in Wolf Trap’s history, and since The Barns’ first season, countless classical musicians have shown off their awe-inspiring prowess and masterful artistry. For the 2021–2022 Chamber Music at The Barns season, Wolf Trap welcomes back Wu Han as Artistic Advisor, and continues its close partnership with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Wolf...

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10 New Year’s Resolutions for Music Lovers
Dec 20, 2021

10 New Year’s Resolutions for Music Lovers

Looking for New Year’s resolutions that are easy to commit to? Music holds the key! From discovering new artists to sharing your favorite songs, adding some music-inspired items to your 2022 resolution list is a sure way to keep you motivated all year round. Here are a few ideas from the Wolf Trap team. Start a “Playlist of the Month” Club Admit it, there are...

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