Students & education

Parallel Octave holds open sessions at schools, for students of all ages, following the same format we use with adult performers.

We read a poem, turn the poem into a chorus with multiple voices, set it to music, record it, and post the sound files on our website.

Our education sessions help students with public speaking, confidence, reading, and poetry comprehension. Students too shy to read a poem individually can become more comfortable reading it in a group.

For more information, contact Daniel Schwartz & Sandy Koll at paralleloctave@gmail.com.

 

2011 education sessions:

April: Margaret Brent Elementary/Middle School, Baltimore.
ParOct staff: Dara Weinberg, Hilary Leithauser, Gavin Whitt.
Teacher/sponsor: Patrice Hutton/Writers in Baltimore Schools.
Poems: Edna St. Vincent Millay’s “Recuerdo” and Emily Dickinson’s “I’m nobody! Who are you?”
[sound files from this session not yet edited for posting]

April: My Word! Festival at Roland Park Elementary/Middle, Baltimore.
ParOct staff: Dara Weinberg, Katie Marie Osborn.
Teacher/sponsor: Katie Marie Osborn/My Word!
Poems: “The Charge of the Light Brigade” and e.e. cumming’s “maggie and milly and molly and may”
[sound files from this session not yet edited for posting]

(All images from a session with Patrice Hutton’s Writers in Baltimore Schools students at Margaret Brent in April 2011.)

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