EDUCATION

A significant part of the Reflections mission is to bring in new audiences to classical music. We want people of all ages and backgrounds to listen to music and understand it better. One of the ways we do this is by juxtaposing music with other art forms, which may give people different paths, through the other arts, to find their way in as listeners.

In addition to the events themselves, each program will have an educational component to it, which anyone can access at any time through our website. We hope that educators will use our website as an online resource. 

When post-pandemic life resumes, Reflections will also continue to offer in person residencies in schools .

Young musicians interested in performing on an upcoming Reflections program, please click here.

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Bruce Wolosoff leading a group of young musicians at the Bay Street Theater, Sag Harbor, NY

Wolosoff’s belief that students need to be creatively engaged in their learning has been the driving force behind a lifetime of teaching. A highlight of this was his work for eight years as Artist-in-Residence at the Hayground School in Bridgehampton, NY, where he conceived and launched a highly innovative program of teaching music through participation in a "creative orchestra" of young students, who learned music by composing, performing, and conducting their own and each other's music. Most of these students had little or no previous musical training and several of them have gone on to become professional musicians after this experience. 

Bruce's work with our students on the Hayground Creative Orchestra has been innovative and inspiring, and Bruce has proven time and again that anyone can think in music. Through his Creative Process, Bruce shows us that inspiration is infinite and creative possibilities boundless….All you need is the desire and courage to express yourself.

                                                                         Arjun Achuthan, Hayground faculty and board member

 

What a great project you are involved in-BRAVO!!!! I am sure you are creating the future composers for us all.

 

Joan Tower, renowned American composer and educator 

 

Support Reflections Education Programs:

A gift to Reflections has never been more valuable. The challenging economy continues to threaten arts programs in our schools. Your support makes it possible for Reflections to create intensive residencies in schools, working not only with aspiring musicians, but with students of all academic subjects to understand how an educated student becomes a cultured adult through an appreciation of the arts.

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