Educational and Community Outreach
American Style for Kids
ECCO – Eugene Concert Choir Outreach
ECCO is FREE. The program involves a one-time, 30-minute lively and interactive classroom presentation designed to introduce youth, grades 1st – 5th (target 3rd – 5th), basic musical concepts. Through learning a song from one of our main season Hult Center concerts, students will explore music fundamentals such as melody, form, vocal sound and rhythm. Presentations are appropriate for all classrooms and should not be limited to music class.
ECCO student participants receive a free pass for themselves and one accompanying adult to attend our spring kids concert and perform the song they learned with 110-voice Eugene Concert Choir, Diane Retallack, director, and special guest artists at the Hult Center.
Participating classes receive a CD with vocal warm-ups, the song sung by the Eugene Concert Choir, a copy of the lyrics, and any related materials for teacher use in the classroom.
In 2015 we visited over 10 schools with more than 15 presentations to over 500 students. Nearly 75 of those students joined us to sing at the Hult Center. We are eager to reach your students this year!
Generous Support from Dr. Indulal and Pauline Rughani