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For 10 years, PIANO SLAM has been highly successful education and performance program and annual poetry and Spoken Word competition, which has brought live 2 piano performances to classrooms and uses music as a tool to learn core subjects in Miami-Dade public middle and high schools.

PIANO SLAM uses every student’s connection and love of music to develop language in arts-integrated learning models and academic concepts through creative writing.

PIANO SLAM deepens and sustains student growth through extensive teacher professional development for curriculum and classroom activity development for both language arts and STEM subjects.

10 YEARS OF GROWING SUCCESS IN MIAMI-DADE MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOLS
75,000 Students engaged   - 4,000 Educators and administrators - 100 Schools participated

HOW IT WORKS

  • Throughout the school year, we work with Miami-Dade Public School educators/administrators to produce Music/Language and Music/STEM curriculum and programs that are integrated into ongoing classroom activities.
  • All Science and STEM curriculum provided by the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences and references the ocean and waters around Miami.
  • Educators and artists give ‘Poetry on Music and Science’ writing workshops for teachers.
  • Teachers receive continuing education credit from the State of Florida. 
  • Dranoff Competition 2 Piano winners come from around the world to give classical piano performances at schools in predominantly resource-poor neighborhoods. 
  • Students invited to write poetry about Live Music they heard in school or use musical terms to describe life experience or scientific concepts for a County-wide writing competition.
  • Nationally Published poets select the winning poets of the contest.  
  • Students receive individual coaching for writing, public appearance and performance.
  • Finalists perform with professional ensemble of international musicians and local artists at Miami’s premier performing arts center – the Adrienne Arsht Center.

 

Culture Shock Miami's YOU Review Crew followed Dranoff 2 Piano around town this past spring as it prepared for Piano Slam 6 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. The performance featuring the stellar 12th Dranoff competition winners Duo Yoo and Kim, DJ Brimstone 127, and winning student poets from the Miami-Dade Public middle and high schools was held on May 15 with a capacity crowd and critical acclaim.

The YOU Review crew takes you behind the scenes with Dranoff Executive Director and Piano Slam founder Carlene Sawyer to see why the annual Piano Slam program is one of the most intensive multi-discipline cultural experiences for Miami-Dade students.

Special thanks to Richard Fendelman, Expect a Miracle Productions and the Miami Heat for additional video.

 

 

 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 7:30 pm
PIANO SLAM 10

co-presented by the Arsht
Urban Classical Concert Featuring
Miami’s Young Poets
Visit www.PianoSlam.org
Knight Concert Hall at the
Adrienne Arsht Performing Arts Center
 
 

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