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Britt Bee Education News - March 2023

Dear Arts Education Fans,

We are certainly getting 6 more weeks of winter, as predicted by Filbert the Beaver at the Oregon Zoo! The snow hasn't slowed us down a bit - we're visiting 15 classrooms this month, all before Spring Break. We hope everyone's winter term wraps up well, and you all have a great break. We look forward to seeing you next term!

Britt Education & Engagement Team

March Residency - Terry Longshore

Terry Longshore

Dr. Terry Longshore Terry is bringing his flexible and engaging percussion program to several elementary school classrooms in Jackson and Josephine counties this week. Dr. Longshore holds master’s and doctoral degrees in Contemporary Music Performance from the University of California, San Diego. His education includes significant study of Spanish flamenco and the classical music of India, including study at the Ali Akbar College of Music. He serves as Professor of Music and Director of Percussion Studies at the Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University, where he directs Left Edge Percussion and is Chair and Graduate Coordinator of the Music Program. 

Residency Rewind — Jača

We had a stupendous time with Jača earlier this month, visiting music classes at Phoenix, Crater, and Grants Pass High Schools. Students were riveted to the presentations and asked many insightful questions of the artists. Guitar Society of Southern Oregon also presented them in a scintillating concert at Grizzly Peak Winery. We can't wait to have this duo back in our valley!

BFO - Erich Heckscher & Jennifer Nelson

BFO - Erich Heckscher & Jennifer Nelson

Band and orchestra students had the unique opportunity of receiving coaching from our BFO Principal Bassoon and former Principal Clarinet last week. Erich and Jennifer visited North Valley, North Medford, and Ashland High Schools, and Hanby Middle School, performing some of their duet repertoire and working with students on their concert and competition literature. We were all very impressed with the students' creative questions and their performances!

Earth Music Odyssey

"Earth Music Odyssey" Episode 3

In Episode 3, Jheri and Borborygmus travel to Salem, Oregon to meet Kalapuya elder Looking Wolf, who teaches them about the most ancient musical instruments on planet Earth! Look for a new episode each month through June in the BrittKids Klub e-Blast and Britt You Tube channel!

Check out Episode 1 & 2 HERE!

To get the e-Blast, just join the FREE BrittKids Klub HERE!

BrittKids Astro Adventures

Have Fun with Astro Adventures!

In Episode 3, our galactic buddies travel to Planet Yumulus where the Omnoms have created an art gallery like no other. Look for this episode in the next edition of Scout's e-Blast, later this month! Join Scout, Flora, Bunmi, Bearto, and Phineas the Frog each month as they zoom from planet to planet meeting amazing aliens and exchanging fun facts and techniques about music, drawing, painting, sculpting, and other awesome ways to be creative!


Don't miss this month's new Astro Adventures downloads and check back each month in the BrittKids Klub newsletter, "Scout's E-blast"!
Check out the first two offerings of Astro Adventures HERE!

To get in on the fun monthly, join the FREE BrittKids Klub HERE!
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