Trying on Teaching with the Middle School Outreach Ensemble
The Middle School Outreach Ensemble invites middle school
band and orchestra students to participate in the Colorado State University-based outreach program,
where more than 200 local young musicians spend 14 weeks developing their
musical artistry through small and group work. They are taught by more than 60
music educators including advanced high school students, college music majors,
collegiate faculty, practicing teachers, and retired sages. These young
teachers receive hands-on teaching experience including curriculum development,
assessment, community, and inspired instruction.
Our approach to “mutual community” helps to inspire middle school
students to love music, expose talented and bright high school students to
consider serving the future through a career in music education, and
cultivate teaching excellence in our college students who have
chosen to serve their culture by becoming K-12 teachers.
As the program continues to grow,
private support is vital to ensure participation costs remain low, allowing
students to easily access these services long into the future. Gifts to the
MSOE program will help keep this meaningful community resource active and
provides opportunities to grow and expand. With nearly 700 people served over
the past four years and MSOE graduates migrating across the globe, gifts
in support of MSOE will have a ripple effect on music instruction and study for
generations to come.