Young Audiences of Massachusetts

Young Audiences of Massachusetts The mission of Young Audiences of Massachusetts is to educate, inspire and empower the youth of Massachusetts through the arts.

Young Audiences of Massachusetts is an arts learning non-profit and a leader in developing the next generation of creative thinkers and world citizens. Our mission is to educate, inspire and empower the youth of Massachusetts through the arts. For more than 50 years, we have been your resource and partner in proving students with impactful arts programming tailored to learning goals. Our programming in dance and movement, music, theater and puppetry, storytelling and visual arts for students in schools, libraries, museums, community centers, hospitals, homeless shelters and other centers of learning and healing, include inspiring performances, hands-on workshop and in-depth artist residencies.

Free Webinar on promoting inclusive classrooms, combating prejudice and integrating immigration into your lesson plans.
07/08/2019
Educator Webinars > The Immigrant Learning Center

Free Webinar on promoting inclusive classrooms, combating prejudice and integrating immigration into your lesson plans.

Educator WebinarsPromote inclusive classrooms, combat prejudice and integrate immigration into your lesson plans.Immigration is a contentious topic in and out of the classroom. How do you create classrooms where all students feel welcome and prepared to succeed? Learn how to integrate themes of migr...

"In 2018, Williams hosted the Yellow Ball gala to benefit Young Audiences Arts for Learning, an organization that implem...
07/02/2019
Pharrell Gives Every Graduating Senior From A Harlem High School An Unbelievable Opportunity

"In 2018, Williams hosted the Yellow Ball gala to benefit Young Audiences Arts for Learning, an organization that implements arts education curriculums in different community centers and schools nationwide."

Supporting ArtsEd is so hot right now! Who will be the next star to support YAMA?

The music legend follows in the footsteps of Howard commencement speaker Robert F. Smith.

"Arts experiences...can also offer teachers powerful opportunities to develop students’ social and emotional skills."
07/02/2019
How Arts Teachers Are Strengthening Students' Social-Emotional Muscles

"Arts experiences...can also offer teachers powerful opportunities to develop students’ social and emotional skills."

Arts experiences—like singing in a choir or drawing graffiti—can open students to new ways of thinking, and offer teachers powerful opportunities to develop students’ social and emotional skills.

Supporting ArtsEd is so hot right now! Will MA stars step up? Who's going to make Young Audiences of Massachusetts your ...
07/02/2019
GALLERY: Celebrities Who Support Arts Education

Supporting ArtsEd is so hot right now! Will MA stars step up?
Who's going to make Young Audiences of Massachusetts your cause?

From Meryl Streep to Chance the Rapper, these celebs are giving back to art programs and young students around the country.

How do you talk about prejudice and scapegoating with your students? Theater can be a powerful catalyst for discussion. ...
06/20/2019
Terezin Project: Children of the Holocaust

How do you talk about prejudice and scapegoating with your students? Theater can be a powerful catalyst for discussion. Learn more.
Anna Smulowitz

The problems of hatred, prejudice and indifference are present in our communities and in our schools. In a moving and inspiring performance featuring young actors, Terezin: Children of the...

Bring your students Kathak Dance from Northern India! Chhandika-Chhandam Institute of Kathak Dance
06/12/2019
Chhandika

Bring your students Kathak Dance from Northern India!
Chhandika-Chhandam Institute of Kathak Dance

The Chhandam Institute of Kathak Dance (Chhandika), is dedicated to maintaining and contributing to the rich tradition of kathak dance , a classical storytelling art from North India. It is...

Ezekiel's Wheels Klezmer Band
06/02/2019
Ezekiel's Wheels Klezmer Band

Ezekiel's Wheels Klezmer Band

Internationally-acclaimed Ezekiel\'s Wheels Klezmer Band brings passion, virtuosity, and contagious energy to every performance. They improvise with the intimacy of chamber music and the intensity...

05/29/2019
Wellan Montessori School

Bring Chhandika-Chhandam Institute of Kathak Dance to your students! http://yamass.org/index.php/artists/chhandika

In honor of last week’s cultural celebration of Asia, we were very lucky to witness an amazing performance by Anjali of the group Chhandika-Chhandam Institute of Kathak Dance. She told us stories through Kathak, a North Indian Classical Dance. We listened to her words, watched her interpretive movements, and even got to try dancing for ourselves! This special assembly was made possible by a donation from former Board Chair and current trustee Linda Woodard and her husband John. Thank you both for this memorable experience!

"...there's a diverse set of approaches states and school systems take when addressing theater, dance, music, and the vi...
05/28/2019
How States Handle Arts Education in Charter and Magnet Schools Varies Widely

"...there's a diverse set of approaches states and school systems take when addressing theater, dance, music, and the visual arts in schools of choice such as charter schools and magnets."

Arts education is an often-neglected but frequently critical component of what schools can provide to students, and there's a diverse set of approaches to how states and school systems approach the subject in schools of choice.

Creative movement and ingenious homespun props and masks bring mythology to life in performances and workshops by the My...
05/28/2019
Mystic Paper Beasts

Creative movement and ingenious homespun props and masks bring mythology to life in performances and workshops by the Mystic Paper Beasts! Learn more!

The Mystic Paper Beasts perform myths of transformation in the whimsical masks for which they have gained international renown. They have presented some 700 performances in the past 22 years of...

“Arts and culture are big business in Massachusetts, supporting more than 73,000 full-time jobs, generating more than ...
05/24/2019

“Arts and culture are big business in Massachusetts, supporting more than 73,000 full-time jobs, generating more than $2.2 billion in total spending and $100 million in state tax revenue,” Senator Kennedy told his colleagues on the Senate floor. “Programs funded by the Cultural Council make Massachusetts a desirable place to live, study, and work.”

Thanks to all of our tireless arts advocates in the field and our art champions in the State House, the MA Senate has passed both budget amendments to fund the Mass Cultural Council grants and services at 18M for FY20! Thanks to all our co-sponsors for supporting a strong creative community across the Commonwealth!

A giant in the field of #ArtsEducation
05/21/2019
A Tribute to Howard Gardner

A giant in the field of #ArtsEducation

The prominent psychologist and originator of the theory of multiple intelligences will retire at the end of this academic year.

Clay is a tactile, exciting and accessible medium for students of all ages. YAMA artist Pam Golden teaches students char...
05/20/2019
Pam Golden

Clay is a tactile, exciting and accessible medium for students of all ages. YAMA artist Pam Golden teaches students character creation through her clay finger puppet workshops and helps build community with her Friendship Tree sculpture project. Learn more!

Pam is a freelance artist and educator. Her sculpture and site-specific art installations and environmental art works have been exhibited both nationally and throughout New England including First...

Janet Lansbury
05/20/2019

Janet Lansbury

Grateful for this reminder from Phylicia Ayers-Allen Rashad.

(Thanks to Guitars In The Classroom and my friend Kathleen for posting)

Fall River Cultural Council
05/15/2019

Fall River Cultural Council

Questions on how to best apply for a Grant. Join Mina Kim from the MCC at the workshop.

Looking for an author visit to get students excited about research and writing? Here's a great one featuring a historica...
05/13/2019
So Close to Home

Looking for an author visit to get students excited about research and writing? Here's a great one featuring a historical adventure tale! Learn more...

Award-winning author Alison O’Leary presents the true story of men and women pitted against the sea during World War II―an unforgettable portrait of the determination of the human spirit...

05/09/2019
WCRB

Listen for the reaction of the child once this piece ends! A true moment of awe for a young audience member.

Thanks for sharing, Nancy Gittelson Keleher!

Mozart makes us feel that way, too! Help the Handel and Haydn Society find this child: https://t.co/TsjEQmeSYX

05/09/2019

Thanks to all who came out to our Artweek event Songs & Stories About the Natural World at Rose Kennedy Greenway last weekend with Liz Buchanan and Andrea Lovett. And thanks to our sponsors, Music Drives Us!

4 key SEL competencies that can be tied to arts education
05/09/2019
Developing Curricula for SEL and the Arts

4 key SEL competencies that can be tied to arts education

Educators are working to encourage the development of social and emotional learning competencies through arts education.

Medford Arts Council
05/07/2019

Medford Arts Council

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Teach your students about language arts and poetry through rap, about improvisation and about the hip hop ethos of makin...
05/03/2019
Corey DePina

Teach your students about language arts and poetry through rap, about improvisation and about the hip hop ethos of making "Something From Nothing" by putting your own spin and personality into whatever you find in your environment. Bring in the master! Corey SantOne DePina

Corey DePina is a skilled rapper and workshop leader who hosts Boston’s largest and longest running all age open one mic event: Critical Breakdown. His work as a facilitator for local and...

Teach your students about storytelling! http://yamass.org/index.php/artists/norah-dooley
05/02/2019

Teach your students about storytelling! http://yamass.org/index.php/artists/norah-dooley

School visit connecting the art of #storytelling to the art of writing. It’s my jam! #ArtsEd #arteducation #imagination Richmond, RI. yamass.org.

What if you could bring Albert Einstein into your classroom to explain his theories to your students and tell them about...
04/29/2019
Albert Einstein: Relatively Speaking

What if you could bring Albert Einstein into your classroom to explain his theories to your students and tell them about his life? Learn more!

Meet the man whose name has become synonymous with genius. Audiences will discover Einstein’s very human qualities and follow the trajectory of his life from a lowly patent clerk in a Swiss...

In her school programs, Storyteller Valerie Tutson tells Tales From African Traditions and stories of the African Americ...
04/26/2019
The Right To…Liberty

In her school programs, Storyteller Valerie Tutson tells Tales From African Traditions and stories of the African American struggle for Liberty around the time of the American Revolution. Learn more!

During the colonial period and the time of the American Revolution, freedom was on the minds of all people, including those held in captivity or on the margins in the free Black communities. There...

Sometimes, to really understand something you need to get up on your feet and physicalize it with movement.In workshops ...
04/12/2019

Sometimes, to really understand something you need to get up on your feet and physicalize it with movement.

In workshops and residencies, YAMA artists Mass Movement, Inc use dance to teach everything from English Language Arts to physics! Learn more...

Thank you to Music Drives Us for sponsoring our Songs & Stories About the Natural World program for Artweek!
04/11/2019

Thank you to Music Drives Us for sponsoring our Songs & Stories About the Natural World program for Artweek!

On Tuesday, April 9th, the Music Drives Us team gave out 40 grants to deserving organizations who support and participate in Artweek MA across the state. The music organizations that received the grants gathered at the Boch Center to personally be congratulated by Ernie Boch Jr, State Senator Diana DiZoglio, State Representative Paul McMurtry and Boch Center’s CEO Joe Spaulding!

We would like to congratulate:
Unbound Visual Arts, Eureka Ensemble, Marion Art Center, Natick Historical Society, CIC, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Cape Cod, Plymouth Public Library, Lynn Public Schools, Handel and Haydn Society, Page Music Lessons, BFCCPS, The Tin Lantern Press, Arlington Center of the Arts, Young Audiences of Massachusetts, Andover Choral Society, Office for the Arts at Harvard, Cape Symphony, South Shore Conservatory, Milton Public Library, Arts Empowering Life, First Universalist Society in Franklin, Wellfleet Public Library, UHM Properties, Emmanuel Music, J.P. Licks, Zeiterion Theatre, Allegro Music School, Huntington Theatre Company, Boston College, Franklin High School, Marion Art Center, Franklin Senior Center, Medfield Music Association, Rubber Biscuit, Palmer Cultural Council, Southcoast Lessons, and Musica Franklin.

Presented by Highland Street Foundation and produced by the Boch Center, ArtWeek is an award-winning, 10-day innovative festival featuring hundreds of unique and creative experiences that are hands-on, offering new ways to experience art and culture. ArtWeek was born in Boston in 2013 and expanded its footprint across the Commonwealth in 2017. Also in 2017, ArtWeek announced the Mass Cultural Council and the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism joined ArtWeek as Lead Champions in an unique opportunity to shine a spotlight on the state’s creative economy. ArtWeek also secured a network of more than 70 statewide, regional, and local collaborators to help promote the festival.

Congratulations to YAMA artist Sandeep Das!
04/11/2019
John Simon Guggenheim Foundation | Sandeep Das

Congratulations to YAMA artist Sandeep Das!

“When [Sandeep] plays the Tabla, he is a creator of myths, a master communicator and an orchestra, all in one. In my decades of collaboration around the world, he is easily one of the greatest artists I have ever met.” Yo-Yo Ma Sandeep Das is an internationally-celebrated Tabla virtuoso and comp...

If you've ever seen Whose Line Is It Anyway or a show by Second City, you know how fun and funny improv theater can be. ...
04/04/2019
ImprovBoston - Young Audiences of Massachusetts

If you've ever seen Whose Line Is It Anyway or a show by Second City, you know how fun and funny improv theater can be.

ImprovBoston shows students that improv is also an art form with much to TEACH us about trust, experimentation, creativity and being present in the moment.

Learn about ImprovBoston's YAMA programs for school audiences!

Improv performances for schools, anti-bullying, S.T.E.A.M., 21st Century Skills

Don't miss YAMA visiting artist Gideon Freudmann CelloBop, making school visits April 17-23! Learn more...
03/29/2019
Electric Cello S.T.E.A.M. music program for schools

Don't miss YAMA visiting artist Gideon Freudmann CelloBop, making school visits April 17-23! Learn more...

Acoustic cello, electric cello & the science of sound, explored in S.T.E.A.M. music programs for school assemblies through Young Audiences of Massachusetts.

03/27/2019

YAMA joined arts champions throughout MA on #ArtsMatterDay, for rallies motivation and advocacy training, a march to the Statehouse and then group sessions with members of congress to discuss how #CreativityConnects.

We urged support for the Mass Cultural Council, for #ArtsEd initiatives and for funding of public art.

We're thrilled that Billy B demonstrate #STEAM learning at the #WellesleySTEMExpo!  Learn how bring Billy B to your stud...
03/25/2019
Wellesley Education Foundation, Inc.

We're thrilled that Billy B demonstrate #STEAM learning at the #WellesleySTEMExpo! Learn how bring Billy B to your students: http://yamass.org/our-programs/billy-b/

Billy B is coming to #WellesleySTEMExpo! Thanks to Young Audiences of Massachusetts for bringing his "Weather, Climate, Let’s Define It!" show to Expo. Catch him at 11:15am. For more info, visit wellesleyeducationfoundation.org/stem-expo
https://soundcloud.com/billy-b-brennan/sun-up-sun-down-clip-from-sun-up-sun-down

From shadow puppetry, to levitating origami, to slight-of- hand, Leland Faulkner has gathered theatrical illusions from ...
03/22/2019
Leland Faulkner: World of Wonder, Visions of Peace for schools

From shadow puppetry, to levitating origami, to slight-of- hand, Leland Faulkner has gathered theatrical illusions from all over the world! Learn how Leland can bring a World of Wonder to your students!

Shadow puppets and stage illusions illustrate storytelling from around the world in this program for school assemblies

Thanks to The Sage School for hosting YAMA Storyteller Andrea Lovett and for the shout-out! You can bring Andrea to your...
03/08/2019

Thanks to The Sage School for hosting YAMA Storyteller Andrea Lovett and for the shout-out!

You can bring Andrea to your students: http://yamass.org/our-programs/andrea-lovett/

Sagers have had the privilege of working with visiting artist, Andrea Lovett from Young Audiences of Massachusetts for the past four weeks. Students worked hard learning the fundamentals of storytelling, working with Ms. Lovett to write their own captivating story, and sharing the first line during our community assembly today. This residency was funded through the generous donations raised at last year's Annual Fund Gala.

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