Educators' Open House at the Apollo Theater
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 5:00 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
EDUCATORS' OPEN HOUSE
Apollo Theater Soundstage
Wednesday, October 3, 5 pm to 7 pm
The Apollo Theater Education Program invites educators to celebrate the 2012-2013 school year and the launch of our new School Tour Programs.
Apollo Theater Education Program staff and teaching artists will be on hand to help educators explore ways to connect the Apollo to their classroom curriculum. Participants will take a ‘Journey through Rhythm’ during a sampling of an in-school workshop and tour the legendary Theater to discover for themselves that by exploring history through the lens of the Apollo, their students will engage with materials that is culturally significant and relevant to classroom learning.
At the Open House, educators will learn about all of our education programs including, our Apollo Theater Academy career development programs and our upcoming events.
For more information about this and other Apollo Theater Education Programs, please visit our website at www.apolloeducation.org
When & Where
Apollo Theater Education Program
About the Apollo Education Program
The Apollo Theater Education Program extends the Apollo’s commitment to enhancing the life of the community. The Education Program focuses on four distinct areas of learning and engagement: residencies, workshops and tours for schools; curriculum materials aligned to state and national learning standards and study guides derived from the Theater’s history; career development for teens and adults through the Apollo Theater Academy; and discussions and lectures for the public that highlight the history of the Apollo and its impact on American art, culture and entertainment.
About the Apollo Theater
Since introducing the first Amateur Night contests in 1934, the Apollo Theater has played a major role in the emergence of innovative musical genres including jazz, swing, bebop, R&B, gospel, blues, soul and hip-hop. Based on its cultural significance and architecture, the Apollo Theater received state and city landmark designation in 1983 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.