Education

SPHERE IN THE COMMUNITY

Sphere Ensemble is dedicated to bridging the perceived divide between Classical and other genres of music.  As Duke Ellington said, “If it sounds good, it is good.”  Through outreach concerts and education programs, Sphere Ensemble takes the music out of the concert hall and into daily life, connecting with audiences where they live, work, learn, and play.

Sphere uses dynamic and original musical arrangements to bring arts exposure, arts education, and arts engagement together with Sphere’s unique creative process to teach the power shared leadership, collaboration, and communication.

Library Makers Program

 

In the summer of 2016, Sphere Ensemble created a program for libraries as an introduction to the building blocks of music and invited patrons to participate in the creation of musical arrangements and performances. The program took place over multiple sessions, and included discussions with patrons on how music is created, how music can be arranged in multiple ways, what variations can occur using the same melody, and involved audience participation through stomps, claps, and oinks! From Beethoven to the Beatles’s Abbey Road, and a little Muppets thrown in, the program created a positive connection with the Broomfield community!

The program was originally created for the Broomfield Mamie Doud Eisenhower Library as a part of their Makers Program.

Sphere Ensemble’s residency spread awareness of music and allowed
many people in the library—staff and patrons—to experience a true connection with these amazing musicians.” – Broomfield Library Staff

 

Sphere spending the day with the children at Children’s Hospital Colorado

 

Composing a piece of music is hard enough, but what if you never get to hear what it sounds like? Through the Creations Concert, Broomfield area music students have the opportunity to hear their personal compositions performed by professional musicians, including Sphere Ensemble.  The students’ works, ranging from simple melodies to complete pieces, are fully realized by arrangers and presented in a full concert, creating an original artistic experience for all participants.  Thank you to the Broomfield Foundation for your generous support of the Creations Concert.

 

Sphere brought music into CU’s Center for Community in the middle of a busy lunch hour, playing Canon Reel for students and faculty.