Bluecoats Announce New School Of The Arts

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Bluecoats is excited to announce the launch of Bluecoats School of the Arts. This brand new program of Bluecoats brings the educational and artistic resources of the Bluecoats organization to everyone, online. There are three ways to learn: LIVE! learning events, on-demand coursework, and one-on-one private lessons with Bluecoats instructors.

“We’re very excited to bring what Bluecoats has to offer to a larger community,” said Bluecoats CEO Mike Scott. “Our hope is that this program will reach those who don’t normally have access to a Bluecoats educational experience. Our School of the Arts team and Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Council are both working on ways to leverage this platform in order to expand access and provide gateways to new educational opportunities.”

By providing online educational opportunities at a lower price point, students can gain access to the wealth of Bluecoats educational knowledge at a fraction of the cost without the barrier of needing to travel to get to an in-person camp.

There are six live online learning events planned for Fall and Winter 2020:

? Percussion Institute – October 3: one-day event with percussion guests like Renowned Marching Percussion Educator & Composer Ralph Hardimon and Bluecoats Composer & Percussion Arranger Tom Rarick.
? Colorguard Institute – October 10: one-day event featuring Emmy Award-winning choreographer Jim Moore and Bluecoats Colorguard Advisor Rosie Queen.
? Brass Institute – October 17: one-day event with Bluecoats instructors like Brass Caption Head Derek Gipson that will include small group instruction.
? Visual Institute – October 24: one-day event featuring everything to know about Bluecoats visual with instructors like Bluecoats Visual Caption Head Jarrod Huntley and Bluecoats Movement Coordinator Samia Mooney.
? Symposium I – November 21-22: a two-day event with exciting keynote speakers and instructors.
? Symposium II – December 5-6: a second two-day event featuring other exciting keynote speakers and instructors.

Registration is now open to reserve a spot at these educational events.

In addition to these online learning events, Bluecoats School of the Arts is building a robust library of on-demand coursework starting with “Dance: A Beginner’s Guide” with Bluecoats Movement Coordinator Samia Mooney and “A Bluecoats Approach To Field Conducting” with 2019 Bluecoats Drum Major Peyton Grunzke. This library will include coursework in Winds, Percussion, Dance, Colorguard, Leadership, Pedagogy, and Design.

“This is a huge opportunity for us to share the knowledge from our incredible Bluecoats educational and artistic team with a larger audience, in a more accessible way,” said Bluecoats COO/CFO Genevieve Geisler. “We’re very excited to see this program grow.”

Posted by on Tuesday, September 15th, 2020. Filed under Current News, DCI World, FrontPage Feature.