NPR's "From the Top" artists perform for - and with - students in Eastern KY
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Through a webinar led by Jeff Jamner, Kentucky Center School Programs Senior Director, teachers throughout southeastern Kentucky were trained to teach their students to write reviews of live performances.

Later in the month, NPR From the Top alumni visited Hazard and performed an educational outreach concert together with local music students at The Forum theatre, followed by a three-day residency that included band clinics and student leadership training. FTT Alums conducted clinics in Perry County with band students from the region and met with local student leaders to explore how the arts can play a role in leadership and change in our communities.

In the photo above, a teacher who attended the workshop and several of The Kentucky Center's summer Academies, displays her worksheet notes, which were printed in the concert program.  All of her students and many others wrote reviews of the concert, in which they described the music, the emotions it expressed, and how they responded to the music.

Watch a video about this arts education activity.

The Kentucky Center’s role in this was to help bring together a partnership with the Greater Hazard Area Performing Arts Series, From the Top, Kentucky Music Educators Association, the Kentucky Arts Council, and Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative.