Local Youth Learn Musical Skills from Wesleyan Musicians

Olivia DrakeSeptember 27, 20172min
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As part of Green Street Teaching and Learning Center's AfterSchool Program, Nadya Potemkina, adjunct assistant professor of music, led a special music program for students in grades 1-5.
As part of Green Street Teaching and Learning Center’s (GSTLC) AfterSchool Program, Nadya Potemkina, adjunct assistant professor of music (pictured at right), led a special music program for students in grades 1 through 5 on Sept. 25. Potemkina directs the Wesleyan University Orchestra and teaches Wesleyan Concert Choir. She’s also adjunct assistant professor of Russian, East European and Eurasian studies.

The students learned the notes associated with a treble clef while playing a game of “musical Twister.” Madeleine KuselĀ ’20, an AfterSchool program musical mentor (pictured at top left) assisted with the program. Kusel is a member of the Wesleyan Orchestra.
The students visited GSTLC after a half day at Middletown Public Schools.
The Middletown students visited GSTLC during a half-day from school.

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