Rock Icon Invigorates Orchestras With Electrify Your Strings!tm
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"...the perfect blend of classical instruments and the flare of rock and roll...it’s giving kids across the country a whole new appreciation for music."
--NBC’s Today Show
The 2011-2012 "FIRE 'N ICE tour" is underway and off to a very exciting start! Watch NBC-TV's "The Today Show" special feature on EYS! Click here to watch!
Something ground-breaking is happening here. Students, teachers, parents, and school administrators from around the country are applauding. National media such as CBS Evening News and NBC’s Today Show is noticing! Electrify Your Strings! (EYS) is transforming quiet young musicians into expressive people who can’t wait to learn! Imagine a fifteen year old rushing to orchestra because he or she is enthused to play music. Imagine an energized concert hall fervent for music played by these students. All this because award winning composer, international recording artist, and electric violinist Mark Wood is bringing inspiration to school orchestras and youth symphonies through Electrify Your Strings!
EYS’ amazing program expands academic horizons for students and teachers.
As one orchestra director, Laura Mitchell of Bellefontaine High School, Ohio, recently put it: "If you are a string teacher you NEED to do this!!! It has opened my eyes to so many possibilities!”
And as Dr. Doug Wilson, Superintendent of the Marana School District, Arizona recently stated: “Schools with vibrant orchestra programs tend to have higher math and science scores than schools that don’t. To watch the joy in our students’ faces while they interact with Mark is all I need to pledge my commitment to continue this program.”
Mark Wood and his team of world-renowned musicians are all about awakening orchestras to their highest potential and opening them up to the adventure of music. Rocking the orchestra and opening the horizons of improvisation to students results in creative currents that energize them and widens their appreciation of their musical path. One student put it like this: "...you changed my whole perception of music. You introduced me to something new and changed my life!"
Welcome to a new musical universe. Discover what happens when you bring a vital musical force - this energizing group of musicians - to your orchestra. Your musical adventure is just one click away.
Click HERE to learn more about our program or to receive a full educator kit, which includes our DVD, brochure, posters for your classroom, and more!