The MCC continues to build program opportunities beyond our September-May evening choral engagement. Throughout June and July, we offered multiple programs for youth.
It all kicked off in June for our free, 1-day summer camp. Ranging from 7-12 years old, 44 youth learned about rhythm through rhymes, games, and engaging activities. The goal was to develop attendees’ interest and enjoyment for singing and the performing arts. Before the day ended, participants performed what they learned for parents.
Beginning in late June, our next summer camp Music Unites ran over three weeks.
Camp participants learned choral music education through a multicultural lens. Not only did children sing music from various cultures, but they also learned multicultural dances from Africa, The Caribbean, Mexico, and Oceania. While multicultural music activities taught children about various customs, it also developed important choral skills, like rhythm, beats, and melody. Each Music Unites camp concluded with a performance for parents and family members.
On Friday, June 25, it was all about ‘take me out the ball game.’ Choristers traveled to Mequon for a Lakeshore Chinooks game where they performed the National Anthem for players and guests. Following the performance, youth enjoyed the game with fellow choristers, family, artistic staff and the Chinook’s mascot, Gill.
MCC choristers were also excited to view the artwork they created at Walkers Point Center for the Arts (WPCA)
10th Annual Art Show. In April, singers designed portable murals, paper dolls, and screen-printed signage during a workshop with WPCA as part of our Force For Good concert. The experience helped MCC singers, not only learn how they can be a force for good as a choir and team but allowed them to express themselves as individuals through the visual platform.
The artwork was first revealed to the community at our City Hall Art Reveal event in late April and then shared
during our Force For Good concert in May. However, it was most exciting viewing the work on display at WPCA’s exhibit in July. The exhibition centered on art produced and made by youth artists from WPCA programming, and featured projects in printmaking, fiber arts, ceramics, sculpture, and multimedia. Singers, staff, and friends took their own individual field trips to see the work for themselves.
Here are a few more images for you to view from all our exciting summer activities, including the artwork our kids created for Force For Good. We hope you enjoy it!