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.
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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.

Notes On Coronavirus (Covid 19)
03/11/2020
Notes On Coronavirus (Covid 19)

Notes On Coronavirus (Covid 19)

As the Coronavirus (Covid-19) response in MA is evolving,  we want to let you know that we have kept in communication with our artists, who are exercising extreme caution.  If...

A music of freedom that blends diverse influences into something unique and beautiful - introduce your students to jazz,...
03/09/2020
Jazz: America’s Music

A music of freedom that blends diverse influences into something unique and beautiful - introduce your students to jazz, our national music!

Dan, Crick and the rest of the quartet march through the rhythms, the instrumental voices, the history and the cultural context of this uniquely American musical tradition. Starting in New Orleans...

How can fiber arts build school community? Learn more!
03/06/2020
Stacey Piwinski

How can fiber arts build school community? Learn more!

Stacey Piwinski is a painter, weaver, mixed-media artist, and educator, working and exhibiting in the Boston area. Painting like a weaver and weaving like a painter, Stacey\'s work is about...

"New research reveals that the arts may prime our neural circuitry for a broad range of activities, boosting crucial cog...
03/05/2020
New Studies Link the Arts to Crucial Cognitive Skills

"New research reveals that the arts may prime our neural circuitry for a broad range of activities, boosting crucial cognitive and social skills like spoken and written language, focus, self-control, and empathy" #ArtsEd #ArtsEducation #ArtsMatter Bring the arts to your children: yamass.org

What happens to our brains ‘on art’? New studies—often backed by brain imaging technology—are beginning to dial in on the answers.

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03/03/2020

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03/03/2020
Northshore Education Consortium

Thank you for hosting our Healing Arts For Kids program: https://yamass.org/index.php/programs/expanded-arts-access/healing-arts-for-kids

🎻🎼 NEC is fortunate to be collaborating with Young Audiences of Massachusetts to provide the Kevin O’Grady School with a music residency with the internationally known improvisational musical group, Thread Ensemble! This residency will take place on 2/28, 3/6, 3/20, 3/26 and 3/27 and will engage students in a variety of musical performances.

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Welcome to #TheatreInOurSchools month, friends!

#TIOS
Educational Theatre Association

It's Music in Our Schools Month!Check out our inspiring performances, hands-on workshops and in-depth artist-in-residenc...
03/02/2020
Music

It's Music in Our Schools Month!

Check out our inspiring performances, hands-on workshops and in-depth artist-in-residency programs that bring music into schools! https://yamass.org/music

Music is the perfect marriage of mathematics and emotion. When an understanding of intervals and a mastery of internally counting units of time are applied to practiced fine motor skills, the...

Happy birthday to YAMA artist Liz Buchanan Song who uses music to teach young students literacy skills https://yamass.or...
02/26/2020
Liz Buchanan

Happy birthday to YAMA artist Liz Buchanan Song who uses music to teach young students literacy skills https://yamass.org/index.php/artists/liz-buchanan

AND to YAMA artist Nancy Hair who shows young learners the storytelling power of the cello! https://yamass.org/index.php/programs/music/the-talking-cello

Singer/songwriter and teaching artist Liz Buchanan specializes in creative ways to teach music with connections to learning across the early childhood curriculum. Liz has taught (and developed...

Introduce your students to a tradition Indian dance style used to tell stories! Learn more:
02/21/2020
Kathak Dance of Northern India

Introduce your students to a tradition Indian dance style used to tell stories! Learn more:

The ancient art of Kathak is one of the eight forms of classical Indian dance. Its name comes from the Sanskrit word for “story.” Kathak dancers use swift and precise footwork and...

Grant opportunity for educators.
02/20/2020
SEL in Action Awards - Education First

Grant opportunity for educators.

NoVo Foundation is committed to supporting the spread of social and emotional learning (SEL) practices in schools and districts nationwide. We know practitioners have some of the most inspiring, effective and innovative ideas in the field. NoVo Foundation, in partnership with Education First and Roc...

How did we get all of these beautiful, diverse sounds and rhythms in our music? How did we get all of these beautiful an...
02/11/2020
Promised Land

How did we get all of these beautiful, diverse sounds and rhythms in our music? How did we get all of these beautiful and diverse people? The multi-instrumentalists of Promised Land tell immigrant stories through music--while inviting students to explore the immigration stories in their own family histories. Learn more:

Promised Land is a trio of accomplished multi-instrumentalist performers of American Folk music. Beginning with investigations into their own ancestral backgrounds, each member is dedicated to...

Leeny Del Seamonds brings her stories to Massachusetts students March 25-27. Learn more!
02/03/2020
Leeny Del Seamonds

Leeny Del Seamonds brings her stories to Massachusetts students March 25-27. Learn more!

Leeny Del Seamonds, Master Story Performer™, is a multi award-winning, internationally acclaimed performer of Hispanic/Latino, original and World stories spiced with exquisite mime, a...

Johnette Downing
01/30/2020
Johnette Downing

Johnette Downing

Johnette and Scott are thrilled to be joining the Young Audiences of Massachusetts Artist Roster, and will be bringing the exuberance of Mardi Gras to elementary schools in New England this Carnival season (Feb 21-29)! To join the parade, click here to see our page on the YAMASS site!

From blues, jazz and country to rock'n'roll and hip hop, bring your students a revue of our nation's music!
01/27/2020
The Roots of American Music

From blues, jazz and country to rock'n'roll and hip hop, bring your students a revue of our nation's music!

This rollicking concert program explores the global influences and social forces that have shaped American popular music. Audiences learn how the music of early African-Americans evolved from work...

Some great SEL resources here. Remember to include arts learning in your plans!
01/27/2020
Resources and Downloads for SEL Classroom Management

Some great SEL resources here. Remember to include arts learning in your plans!

Educators from Mount Desert Elementary School in Northeast Harbor, Maine, have shared a some social and emotional learning tools, and we've gathered some of our favorite resources as well.

This thrilling historical account by YAMA visiting author Michael Tougias is now available as a middle reader and is a S...
01/21/2020
Into The Blizzard: Heroism at Sea During the Great Blizzard of 1978

This thrilling historical account by YAMA visiting author Michael Tougias is now available as a middle reader and is a Scholastic selection and a Junior Literary Guild selection! Michael will be available for school visits again starting in mid-April. Learn more!

During the height of the blizzard of 1978, the pilot boat Can Do , set out from Gloucester, MA with five men onboard, to assist a lost Coast Guard boat and an oil tanker in a Mayday situation....

Do your students know how to to tell their stories? Check out these artist-in-residency programs for YAMA teaching artis...
01/17/2020
Andrea Lovett

Do your students know how to to tell their stories? Check out these artist-in-residency programs for YAMA teaching artist Andrea Lovett!

Trained by renowned storyteller Jay O’Callahan, Andrea Lovett has been performing and teaching storytelling professionally since 1992. She is the co-founder of the MassMouth storytelling...

New YAMA artists the Celtic Bells tell students the stories of Irish immigrants in Boston through traditional music, and...
01/08/2020
The Irish in Boston

New YAMA artists the Celtic Bells tell students the stories of Irish immigrants in Boston through traditional music, and more!

With fiddle, bodhran (Irish drum), banjo, flute, guitar, and bagpipes, Nancy and Calum Bell tell the story of Irish immigrants in Boston, weaving in their songs and poems of work, humor, protest,...

The National Arts Action Summit
01/08/2020
The National Arts Action Summit

The National Arts Action Summit

Arts advocates from across the country convene in Washington, DC each year for the National Arts Action Summit to underscore the importance of developing strong public policies and appropriating increased public funding for the arts.

Boston Area Artists- Events, News and Opportunities
01/08/2020

Boston Area Artists- Events, News and Opportunities

PSA for today

Congratulations to YAMA artist Veronica Robles! Bring Veronica to your students:https://yamass.org/index.php/artists/ver...
01/06/2020
2019 Persons of the Year: In Saugus, a cultural ambassador - Itemlive

Congratulations to YAMA artist Veronica Robles!
Bring Veronica to your students:https://yamass.org/index.php/artists/veronica-robles

SAUGUS — As a child, Veronica Robles says she dreamed of being a wise woman when she grew up. The hundreds of children Robles mentors at her cultural center in Boston might say that’s exactly what she’s become. The Mexican-born singer’s life has always followed a somewhat unconventional path...

Dance physicalizes learning, bringing abstract concepts into the body and into motion. YAMA's Mass Movement Inc. teachin...
12/17/2019
Mass Movement, Inc

Dance physicalizes learning, bringing abstract concepts into the body and into motion. YAMA's Mass Movement Inc. teaching artists create artist-in-residency programs customized to school's learning goals. Learn more!

Mass Movement, Inc offers dance workshops and dance residencies with a focus on integrating dance in the classroom. In addition, they offer professional development for educators so that they can...

The beautiful music of YAMA's Voci Angelica Trio showcases a variety of international folk traditions with cultural cont...
12/10/2019
Passages: Exploring Migration Through Music

The beautiful music of YAMA's Voci Angelica Trio showcases a variety of international folk traditions with cultural context. Returning to MA schools in the Spring. Learn more!

“Passages” is an interactive educational performance of world folk music from 9 countries and 6 continents. Using dialogue, colorful maps, and songs, Voci Angelica Trio traces the...

Applications are open! Artweek, the award-winning statewide festival, is calling for creative experiences, and YAMA is p...
12/05/2019

Applications are open! Artweek, the award-winning statewide festival, is calling for creative experiences, and YAMA is partnering to spread the word! This year, ArtWeek will be held Friday, May 1 – Sunday, May 10.

It is free, easy, and inspiring to be part of this innovative festival. Don’t delay, apply today!

Visit www.artweekMA.org for more information.

Presented by Highland Street Foundation and produced by the Boch Centerenter, ArtWeek has offered 1,000+ unique experiences to adults and children of all ages and backgrounds since 2013. This year, ArtWeek is being supported by hundreds of Community Partners, Media Sponsors, and Lead Champions: Mass Cultural Council, Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism and the Commonwealth of Massacusetts.

Looking for engaging visual arts for your students? Clay is tactile, immediate, and a great medium for character creatio...
12/04/2019
Pam Golden

Looking for engaging visual arts for your students? Clay is tactile, immediate, and a great medium for character creation. YAMA teaching artist Pam Golden leads workshops in making clay finger puppets, and a community building "Friendship Tree" residency. 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...

Young Audiences of Massachusetts
12/04/2019

Young Audiences of Massachusetts

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12/04/2019

Young Audiences of Massachusetts's cover photo

12/03/2019

"Keep those performances rolling" #GivingTuesday #ArtsLearning

12/03/2019

Creative expression opens worlds for young people of all ages, backgrounds, talents, and abilities. Yet access to diverse, quality arts education is far from a guarantee.

While crucial to learning, self-discovery, and building empathy, the arts are always on the school budget chopping block, and are typically least accessible to students at risk.

At this time of giving thanks for that which you most value, give youth the gift of arts learning. Support YAMA. #GivingTuesday #ArtsEd #ArtsEducation

Congratulations, Norah and Valerie Tutson and thanks to all!
11/26/2019

Congratulations, Norah and Valerie Tutson and thanks to all!

Thanks to the hard work of Thompson School PTO, and 2nd grade lead teacher who wrote the grant, with support from @yaofma, we won an Arlington Education Foundation, Dawn Moses Memorial Innovation in education award with our, Thompson•Storytelling K-5. #storytelling #artseducation #artseducationmatters #artsed Thanks Arlington Education Foundation. And to PTO Enrichment Coordinators everywhere. They are the unsung heroes of #ArtsEd - thanks so much Tonja for your amazing work pulling this project together!

Young Audiences of Massachusetts's cover photo
11/25/2019

Young Audiences of Massachusetts's cover photo

Young Audiences of Massachusetts
11/25/2019

Young Audiences of Massachusetts

Young Audiences of Massachusetts
11/25/2019

Young Audiences of Massachusetts

Young Audiences of Massachusetts
11/25/2019

Young Audiences of Massachusetts

Young Audiences of Massachusetts
11/25/2019

Young Audiences of Massachusetts

Storytelling is a skill that's at the heart of learning, of mental health, of empathy, and of success in presenting ones...
11/25/2019
Norah Dooley

Storytelling is a skill that's at the heart of learning, of mental health, of empathy, and of success in presenting oneself to the world socially, in applications, and in interviews. YAMA teaching artist Norah Dooley - storyteller and author is a performer, children's book author, and story slam host with storytelling programs for students of all ages. Learn more!

Norah Dooley is a storyteller, critically acclaimed children’s author and educator and the founder of a story slam series in Greater Boston. Norah’s widely acclaimed picture book,...

Storytelling is a skill that's at the heart of learning, of mental health, of empathy, and of success is presenting ones...
11/25/2019
Norah Dooley

Storytelling is a skill that's at the heart of learning, of mental health, of empathy, and of success is presenting oneself to the world socially, in applications, and in interviews. YAMA teaching artist Norah Dooley - storyteller and author is a performer, children's book author, and story slam host with storytelling programs for students of all ages. Learn more!

Norah Dooley is a storyteller, critically acclaimed children’s author and educator and the founder of a story slam series in Greater Boston. Norah’s widely acclaimed picture book,...

YAMA teaching artist Liz Buchanan brings super fun songs to PreK–1st graders, that teach literacy skills! Learn more:
11/18/2019
Do-Re-Mi-A-B-C: Songs for Learning to Read

YAMA teaching artist Liz Buchanan brings super fun songs to PreK–1st graders, that teach literacy skills! Learn more:

Liz’s award-winning songs and repertoire of classic story songs and nursery rhymes turn learning into musical fun! In an interactive program tailored to small groups, this seasoned...

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89 South St, Ste 603
Boston, MA
02111

Located a block from Boston's South Station.

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Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

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Hola fellow artists! Education First, in partnership with the NoVo Foundation and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors are seeking applications from school-based educators (teachers, counselors, administrators, and other school staff) and district-level staff for initiatives that will foster social and emotional learning skills in students in grades PK-12 during the 2020-2021 school year. They will award up to $7,000 to school-based educators for classroom and/or school SEL initiatives, and up to $25,000 for district-level initiatives. This year they are also considering some two-year grants. More information and application details can be found here. The deadline for applications is Friday, April 10. Please pass this message along to anyone in your networks you think would be interested. Thanks for helping to get the word out!
A truly inspiring project by YAMA artist Shaw Pong Liu
Thought you would like to see this. Great session at the Kevin O'Grady School today!
We've got 2 AWESOME family events happening for New Year's Eve. Check them both out: https://dnb.ticketbud.com/woburnnye1 https://dnb.ticketbud.com/woburnnye2
Big day today (Thursday) at the Brookwood School in Manchester. We performed our Woman Who Outshone the Sun, and then presented 4 workshops for the 4th & 5th grades. We designed and prepped 80 masks for this program! 4th grade made Greek Satyr Chorus masks and 5th grade made Japanese masks. Each workshop was only 45 minutes long. Go to my FB wall and see how well these students did today!
Good morning, Young Audiences! I hope you like my new video, great for teaching early literacy (and days of the week, and healthy eating) through music!