Music Moves Us
Wolf Trap Master Teaching Artist Kofi Dennis interacts with students and teachers in a Chattanooga-area early childhood classroom.
Feb 25, 2021

The Importance of Teaching Black History Year-round

As the month of February has ended, I have been reflecting about the legacy of educator and historian Carter G. Woodson, who first established Negro History Week in 1926, as a means to recognize the history and achievements of African American people. Negro History Week would lead to the establishment of February as Black History Month, but Woodson and his fellow African American educators always...

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Creating Connections with Children with Special Needs
Feb 25, 2021

Creating Connections with Children with Special Needs

A Spotlight on the Work of Teaching Artist Sherry Norfolk and Greater St. Louis Wolf Trap Sherry Norfolk has always been a storyteller. It’s one of the reasons she became a librarian, and it’s the primary reason why she decided to transition to become a full-time Teaching Artist and an award-winning professional storyteller. Norfolk’s vocal range can make her audience do a double take, as...

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Creating Better Engagement Opportunities in the Classroom
Feb 25, 2021

Creating Better Engagement Opportunities in the Classroom

New Wolf Trap-ICF Study Offers Insight on the Value of STEM-Focused Arts-Integrated Learning and Its Role in Teacher Development Each day, teachers enter the classroom facing one constant challenge: how do I engage my students in learning? If “creativity is just connecting things,” as Steve Jobs once asserted, how can I, as a teacher, help encourage those connections for my students? This past spring, Wolf...

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Wolf Trap Celebrates Love
Feb 08, 2021

Wolf Trap Celebrates Love

This Valentine’s Day, Wolf Trap celebrates love of family, friends, and music with some stories from our archives. From budding romances and lasting friendships to developing a love of the arts, Wolf Trap has offered people from across the region a beautiful setting in which to gather and enjoy shows together in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. Celebrating Love and Romance Longtime Wolf Trap patron Ann...

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Date Ideas for Music Lovers
Feb 04, 2021

Date Ideas for Music Lovers

The ultimate Valentine’s Day gift is time spent together. To help celebrate this day of love, Wolf Trap rounded up a list of music-themed date ideas that can be enjoyed from the comfort of your home. Get Happy at Home Let the stress of the day go with an at-home happy hour. Make a playlist of both of your all-time favorite songs and then listen...

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On Deck at Wolf Trap
Feb 04, 2021

On Deck at Wolf Trap

Visitors to Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts may have noticed some renovations and construction underway. For the past few years, Wolf Trap Foundation has been planning improvements to enhance the Park for patrons and artists, and to improve the Wolf Trap experience for decades to come. Thanks to the generosity of several visionary donors, who have dedicated funds for long-term enhancements at...

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Celebrating Black History Month
Jan 26, 2021

Celebrating Black History Month

Wolf Trap celebrates African American performers in R&B, pop, country, opera, dance—and every genre in between—that have shared their incredible talents with our audiences. Join us in recognizing some of these legendary and iconic Black performers. John Legend John Legend, the first Black man to have achieved EGOT status by winning at least one Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award, is a multi-talented artist with...

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Sharing Love & Knowledge Through Music
Jan 26, 2021

Sharing Love & Knowledge Through Music

What exactly is a “Drumcussionist”? Wolf Trap Master Teaching Artist “Uncle Devin” Walker coined the term to describe his joyful flair for combining drums and different percussion instruments—even one’s own body—to take children and their families on a journey through rhythm and music genres....

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New Year’s Resolutions for the Music Lover
Dec 18, 2020

New Year’s Resolutions for the Music Lover

Start an “Album of the Month Club” …Like a book of the month club, but for your ears! Get together virtually with your friends or family and discover new artists and genres. Allow one member to pick the album of the month for your group to listen to and analyze. Better yet, make it a weekly appointment and get to know 52 new artists this...

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Gladys Knight; Pre-show activities and productions shots form Gladys Knight and The O'Jays
Dec 17, 2020

Wolf Trap’s Masked Singers

They sang. They danced. They wore a different kind of mask. In honor of The Masked Singer’s Season 4 finale, take a look back at some of Wolf Trap’s talented performers who have appeared on the wacky and entertaining reality hit! LeAnn Rimes Season 4 winner and acclaimed country singer LeAnn Rimes brought the house down with her rendition of Brandi Carlile’s “The Story” during...

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Foundation Board Dinner, 2017, Food, Table Setting
Dec 16, 2020

New Year, New Beginnings

With 2020 coming to a much-anticipated close, it’s time to reflect on “old acquaintances” and sing along to “Auld Lang Syne.” Whether you’re able to celebrate with a few close loved ones, or are having a quiet evening by yourself, here are some Wolf Trap-inspired ideas to help you settle in for a night of reflection, special treats, and hopeful music. Take a Bite Out...

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