Tag Archives: Arts Education

Recognize the Divine in the Everyday: making the most of our learning opportunities

In 2007, acclaimed concert violinist, Joshua Bell attempted a musical/social experiment. Normally you would pay hundreds of dollars to hear Joshua play with the best symphony orchestras in the best concert halls but on this day, he played the Bach … Continue reading

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Captivate String Orchestra Places 1st in Penrith Eisteddfod

Last Thursday 22nd August, the Captivate String Orchestra performed at the Penrith Eisteddfod and gained 1st place in the High School Orchestra section with 96 marks. The Captivate String Orchestra was formed in the term one school holidays in 2011. … Continue reading

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Defining Success in a Motivational Music Program – How does Captivate Strings Measure Up?

Defining Success. What constitutes a successful music program? The Online Dictionary defines success as: 1. the favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors. 2. the attainment of wealth, position, honors, or the like. 3. a successful ¬†performance or achievement: … Continue reading

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