Fired Up

Masterwork Concert No. 1 20-Sept-2014 at 6:30 pm Heymann Performing Arts Center Guest Artists: ASO Chorus, Baton Rouge Symphony Chorus, Nicholls State University Chorus, ASO Conservatory S..

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Firebird: Music Tells a Story

Masterwork Concert No. 2 18-Oct-2014 at 6:30 pm Heymann Performing Arts Center (http://heymanncenter.com/) Guest Artist: Clare Cook Dance Theater (http://www.claremcook.com/firebird), Ne..

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Virtuosic Sparklers

Hubbell Chamber Series No. 1 2-Nov-2014 at 3:00 pm Acadiana Center for the Arts (http://www.acadianacenterforthearts.org/) Guest Artisits: Mariusz Patyra, Violin, and Krzysztof Herdzin, Piano..

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Death by Chocolate

Lee Michaels Presents: Death by Chocolate (/get-involved/death-by-chocolate) Monday, November 10, 2014 The Petroleum Club - 111 Heymann 6 PM - 9 PM Sip on chocolate martinis and indul..

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Royal Fireworks

Masterwork Concert No. 3 16-Nov-2014 at 3:00 pm St. John's Cathedral (http://www.saintjohncathedral.org/Our_Church.html) Guest Artists: UL Lafayette Chorale (http://music.louisiana.edu/ensemb..

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Do-Re-ME! among five Acadiana companies and non-profit organizations chosen as the area’s top innovators, having best showcased their innovative spirit in 2013

The INNOV8 Awards honor those in Acadiana who saw a challenge, imagined a solution, and found a way to make it work.  

Acadiana Symphony Orchestra INNOV8 Award from Vidox on Vimeo.

Do-Re-ME! (DRM)  is unique in that it applies the concept of “arts integration,” which differs from traditional teaching in that it uses an art form, such as music, to increase and reinforce comprehension in reading, mathematics and history. With an arts integration approach, DRM is not a standalone music program, but instead supports the current academic curriculum by teaching academic material in a novel and creative way.        

Do-Re-ME! (DRM) was piloted in the 2012-2013 school year to preschoolers aged four to five years old at Truman Montessori Elementary in Lafayette Parish. The goal of the pilot was to see a 20% improvement of their kindergarten preparedness test scores.  The data is showing a 30-50% increase in test scores.  DRM supports Common Core Standards, the State of Louisiana academic benchmarks and the National Standards of Music Education.