Orchestra Iowa (the Cedar Rapids Symphony) says:
We are seeking 10 teacher-collaborators from throughout Iowa to develop learning activities based on Season 2 of the Emmy-nominated PBS television series, From the Top at Carnegie Hall. Each teacher will receive a $250 honorarium and eight hours of paid release time in return for working with us to develop one new learning activity and review four others. Multidisciplinary approaches are encouraged. All 13 episodes of the television series can be viewed online at www.pbs.org/fromthetop, and you can see 24 learning activities created by From the Top to accompany the series (click on the “For Teachers” link on the home page). For the complete application see www.iowamakesmusic.org/parents-teachers/ (and scroll down to “Opportunities for Schools and Teachers”). The application deadline is January 30, 2009.
For students throughout Iowa, the Iowa Makes Music + Media contest! Students between the ages of 11 and 18 create an original, 2-4 minute multimedia piece based on the PBS television series, From the Top at Carnegie Hall. Winners will receive recognition on the From the Top radio show, be featured on the web sites of From the Top and Orchestra Iowa, and will win a brand new FlipCam or iPod. Entries will be judged based on originality, artistic insight, and technical quality. For all the contest rules, go to http://www.iowamakesmusic.org/kids-teens/. Entry deadline: March 15, 2009. Contest winners will be announced May 19 at the live radio taping of From the Top in Cedar Rapids.