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.
THE NASH – BIG IDEAS IN JAZZ
Thursday and Friday, February 21 and 22, 2019
The Nash celebrates the rich tradition and ongoing innovation of jazz. Just as jazz musicians have done throughout its history, this group will use the music of today as a platform to explore different time periods and shine a light on American culture. Students are encouraged to listen for familiar tunes in order to build their understanding of approaches to improvisation and different jazz styles.
AZ OPERA – OPERATUNITY
Thursday and Friday, March 7 and 8, 2019
Arizona Opera helps students dive into the world of opera by showcasing the most universal musical instrument: the human voice. Through guided listening, students will learn to appreciate this timeless genre. Using new and familiar selections, AZ Opera will take students on a musical journey. Students are sure to be transported by AZ Opera’s musical storytelling.
ARIZONA WOLF TRAP
Thursday and Friday, April 4 and 5, 2019
MIM partners with Arizona Wolf Trap, an affiliate of the nationally recognized network committed to early-childhood arts education, to offer a program specifically for students in prekindergarten–grade 2. Through a fifteen-minute dance workshop, a fifteen-minute musical performance, and a fifteen-minute ballet, students will gain a greater understanding of how music and dance combine to tell a story.
RUN BOY RUN
Thursday and Friday, May 2 and 3, 2019
Run Boy Run uses traditional music to tell stories from U.S. history. Students will learn how the music expanded beyond Appalachia and what life was like when the music was written. The audience is encouraged to sing, laugh, and clap along as the group imparts the joy of Americana music. The band will introduce their instruments, share performing experiences, and talk about what motivates them to play music.