This year, we challenged our students to come up with musical pop-up posters to share with everyone. Very few students participated, but Elisabeth Eckert and Manon Habash made the two below.
Elisabeth built a pop-up concert. It's a game. You have a list of note values and you need to find those note values amongst the different elements of the audience. Lots of fun and perfect for you Rhythmic Reading enthusiasts!
Manon researched violins not made out of wood. She found four different material used to make violins: carbon fiber, titanium, aluminum and plastic from a 3D printer!
Bravo to both of them!
P.S. Did you know that in 1932 you could purchase an aluminum violin, case, and bow for $50.00 from the Aluminum Musical Instrument Company of Ann Arbor Michigan? Did you know that the world's only titanium violin is valued at $100,000? (Helpful hint: The neck edges are super sharp. You might want to have a box of bandages handy when you play.) Violin student Manon Habash explored the subject of violins made from materials other than wood. She found articles and images of violins made from carbon fibre, aluminum, titanium and even free design files for 3D printed violins. The poster will be up next week in Paule's studio if you'd like to check it out! (see Manon's poster below right)
If you have pictures of other things that happed this year, share them with us!