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Music of the Cold War

from Manhattan School of Music

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Music of the Cold War
At a time when two nations competed on all fronts to assert their superiority, music was on the front line. Teaching artist Taisiya Pushkar explores the ways in which music defined the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War, from government propaganda to dissenting critiques of the times - with live performance, rare news footage and engaging discussion. A fascinating look into history through music!

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About This Program

Cost

Point to Point: $200.00
By Request: $200.00



Length

45 minutes or one class period


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:

5

Maximum participants:

50


Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History, Performing Arts Music Performance


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Skype, iChat, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...)
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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be made at least two (2) business days prior to videoconference session. Failure to do so will result in a cancellation fee equivalent to the program fee.

Weather Policy
In the event of severe, inclement weather preventing a scheduled videoconference session from occurring, Manhattan School of Music and partner will reschedule the conference in a timely manner so that the educational collaboration may continue. Manhattan School of Music and partner agree to notify one another should there be a forecast for severe, inclement weather at their respective location. Please contact David Marsh at dmarsh@msmnyc.edu immediately to coordinate appropriate action.

Technical Troubleshooting Policy
In the event of technical malfunctions or disruptions that arise before or during a scheduled videoconference session due to network carrier(s) services or videoconferencing technologies on the Manhattan School of Music or partner premises, Manhattan School of Music and partner technical support services will make every effort to remedy these issues in a timely, cooperative, and efficient manner so that the scheduled conferences may proceed as scheduled. If it is determined that the session cannot proceed, Manhattan School of Music and partner agree to reschedule the conference in a timely manner so that the educational collaboration may continue.

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Manhattan School of Music

New York, NY
United States

Manhattan School of Music

Manhattan School of Music is a preeminent international conservatory of music granting Bachelor of Music, Master of Music, and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees. Established in 1918 by pianist and philanthropist Janet Daniels Schenck, the School is dedicated to the personal, artistic, and intellectual development of each of its students, who range in age from the precollege through the postgraduate level. Offering both classical and jazz training, the School instructs students in performance and composition and provides a broad-based education in music theory, history, and humanities. Students come from all over the world, drawn by a rigorous program that reflects the highest standards of musical heritage, and by the faculty, which includes some of the world’s best-known artists. Much of the school’s strength derives from its home in cosmopolitan New York City, and the School contributes to the city’s musical life through an active program of community outreach and with its own program of concerts and performances. These are regularly recognized nationally and internationally as some of the finest events in New York’s musical calendar. Manhattan School of Music’s alumni are active in every aspect of contemporary musical life, and many are among the most distinguished artists performing in concert halls, opera houses and on jazz stages throughout the world today.

Distance Learning

In 1996, under the pioneering influence of Maestro Pinchas Zukerman and President Marta Istomin, Manhattan School of Music instituted a groundbreaking distance learning program — the first of its kind at a major conservatory — devoted to exploring the use of state-of-the-art videoconference technology for music education and performance. Since its inception, the program has connected students, educators, and distinguished artists around the globe for teaching and learning exchanges and currently reaches over 1,700 students each year from Albuquerque to New Zealand.

Through the development and creative use of broadband videoconferencing and related instructional technologies, Manhattan School of Music Distance Learning provides access to artistic and academic resources that enhance students’ education in musical performance while heightening the global community’s awareness of and participation in the musical arts.

Specifically, the program provides interactive videoconference master classes, private lessons, clinics, workshops, coachings, sectionals, colloquia, educational and community outreach, telementoring, professional development, and humanities exchanges to institutions of higher education, K–12 schools, and performing and community organizations around the world. New program areas currently under development include remote auditioning and recruitment via videoconferencing.

K-12 Programs

With over a decade of experience in the field of distance learning and as the first conservatory in the nation to utilize videoconferencing for K-12 music education, Manhattan School of Music has adopted the key elements of presenting successful music education programs via videoconference. In addition to giving students access to world-class musicians and stimulating artistic perspectives, Manhattan School of Music ensures that the quality of videoconference transmissions are of the highest technical standards possible.

Through the Music Bridges and Virtual Music Studio programs, Manhattan School of Music offers a wide variety of standards-based music and music-related presentations to public and private schools throughout the country. The New York State Learning Standards for the Arts are incorporated in program design, content, and assessment, as well as links to core subjects such as social studies and history.

Music Bridges is a selection of music programs that feature distinguished Manhattan School of Music artist-faculty teaching elementary, middle, and high schools students. These interactive videoconference programs are designed to engage students in areas ranging from musical performance, to instrumental and vocal coachings, to developing an understanding of the building blocks of music.

Virtual Music Studio features a variety of videoconference programs developed and presented by a roster of distinguished Manhattan School of Music young artist alumni. These teaching artists -instrumentalists and vocalists who have attained a high level of professional proficiency at their musical craft - are up-and-coming educators who also serve as role models and mentors to students within the context of the dual learning process. Each program includes pre-videoconference teaching materials, one class period–length videoconference presentation, and a post-videoconference development guide.

All of the above programs are fully on-demand. Presentations are scheduled to accommodate the timetable of the requesting school, and can even be modified to better fit certain grade levels, age groups, curriculum needs, or requirements. Please read on for testimonials from past participants on how Manhattan School of Music’s interactive videoconference music education programs have benefited their students.

NOTE: If you reside in Australia or New Zealand and would like to receive MSM content via videoconference, please contact the ANU School of Music at schoolofmusicvc@anu.edu.au.

Contact:
David Marsh
dmarsh@msmnyc.edu
9174934514

Program Details

Format

1. The teacher begins with a brief introduction, establishing terms and backgrounds relevant to the Cold War-Soviet Union and U.S.
2. The teacher then presents several musical compositions in Russian history through live performance, audio clips and historical images, to demonstrate the changing national and social landscapes in the U.S.S.R.
3. The teacher and class examine ways in which music contributed to nationalistic forces in both countries, using more live music, slides, videos, and critical questions to enhance presentation and discussion.

Objectives

Participants will:
- Use a variety of intellectual skills to demonstrate their understanding of major ideas, eras, themes, and developments in national and world history, through the lens of music and musicians
- Listen to, view, analyze, and describe live musical performances and recorded archives
- Understand how music helped express or shape social and cultural values of the time.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Common Core Standards - English Language Arts
K-12 Anchor Standards - College and Career Readiness for Speaking and Listening
Comprehension and Collaboration
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.1 - Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.3 - Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric.

Grades 9-10 - Speaking and Listening
Comprehension and Collaboration
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.1 – Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

Grades 9-10 - History/Social Studies
Key Ideas and Details
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.2 – Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary that makes clear the relationships among the key details and ideas.

Grades 11-12 - Speaking and Listening
Comprehension and Collaboration
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.1 – Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

Grades 11-12 - History/Social Studies
Key Ideas and Details
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.2 – Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary that makes clear the relationships among the key details and ideas.


National Standards for Music< Education/b>
6. Listening to, Analyzing, and Describing Music
Grades 9-12 - Advanced
- Compare ways in which musical materials are used in a given example relative to ways in which they are used in other works of the same genre or style.
- Analyze and describe uses of the elements of music in a given work that make it unique, interesting, and expressive.

8. Understanding Relationships Between Music, the Other Arts, and Disciplines Outside the Arts
Grades 9-12 - Advanced
- Compare the uses of characteristics elements, artistic processes, and organizational principles among the arts in different historical periods and different cultures.

9. Understanding Music in Relation to History and Culture
Grades 9-12 - Proficient
- Identify various roles that musicians perform, cite representative individuals who have functioned in each role, and describe their activities and achievements.
Grades 9-12 - Advanced
- Identify and explain the stylistic features of a given musical work that serve to define its aesthetic tradition and its historical or cultural context.

State Standards

New York State Learning Standards for Social Studies
See above - National/Common Core Standards for English Language Arts


New York State Learning Standards for the Arts
Standard 3: Responding to and Analyzing Works of Art
Key idea: Students will demonstrate the capacity to listen to and comment on music. They will relate their critical assertions about music to its aesthetic, structural, acoustic, and psychological qualities. Students will use concepts based on the structure of music’s content and context to relate music to other broad areas of knowledge. They will use concepts from other disciplines to enhance their understanding of music.
Students will be knowledgeable about and make use of the materials and resources available for participation in the arts in various roles.

Standard 4: Understanding the Cultural Dimensions and Contributions of the Arts
Key idea: Students will develop a performing and listening repertoire of music of various genres, styles, and cultures that represent the peoples of the world and their manifestations in the United States. Students will recognize the cultural features of a variety of musical compositions and performances and understand the functions of music within the culture.