The Artist Residency Program at MIM brings professional musicians to provide unique educational opportunities for elementary, middle-, and high-school groups. The two hour experience includes an interactive theater performance and semi-guided museum tour starting at 9:30 or 11:00 a.m.
Call MIM’s School and Group Tour Coordinator at 480.245.6919 or e-mail grouptours@MIM.org to check availability and for reservations.
Space is limited; reservations are required. Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis.
DESERT RIDGE MUSIC ACADEMY
Thursday and Friday, November 16 and 17, 2017
Explore the amazing variety of music available in our daily lives. Students will consider how everyday sounds help people express themselves through music.
Thursday and Friday, December 7 and 8, 2017
Bridge the gap between classical music traditions and today’s popular culture. Popular music, fiddle music, original compositions, and classical favorites, will captivate students.
Thursday and Friday, December 14 and 15, 2017
Embark on a fantastic musical voyage of sight, sound, and knowledge tracing the musical evolution of instruments through thousands of years of history.
THE NASH – BIG IDEAS IN JAZZ
Thursday and Friday, January 25 and 26, 2018
Explore big ideas from the first one hundred years of jazz history, including a discussion of styles, time periods, American culture, and approaches to improvisation.
AZ OPERA – OPERATUNITY
Thursday and Friday, February 22 and 23, 2018
Opera singers will showcase the most universal musical instrument: the human voice. Vocalists will use new and familiar selections specifically chosen to connect with each age group.
RUN BOY RUN
Thursday and Friday, March 1 and 2, 2018
Explore musical storytelling with roots-inspired original as well as traditional music. Students will discover American history through a cappella songs, bluegrass, and fiddle tunes.
AZ WOLF TRAP
Thursday and Friday, April 12 and 13, 2018
Through a dance workshop, music making, and a live performance, prekindergarten–grade 2 students will gain a greater understanding of how music and dance combine to tell a story.