Morehead State University

Poster Title

The Haldeman After School Program: Connecting Past To Present Through Music and Gardening: STUDY 1 (Dotson): Connecting Past with Present Through Children's Music

Institution

Morehead State University

Abstract

Throughout history, children have grown up listening to and performing music, from folk music on the front porch to radio and live performances. Songs pass from generation to generation and everyone has songs they remember from their youth. This presentation will report on an intergenerational project currently underway at the Haldeman Community Center in Rowan County Kentucky. Children participating in the center’s after school program are being exposed to the musical experiences of seniors in their area through storytelling, guest performances, and learning songs. The children then share the music they are listening to with the seniors. In this way music serves to create dialogue, appreciation, and understanding between the generations.

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The Haldeman After School Program: Connecting Past To Present Through Music and Gardening: STUDY 1 (Dotson): Connecting Past with Present Through Children's Music

Throughout history, children have grown up listening to and performing music, from folk music on the front porch to radio and live performances. Songs pass from generation to generation and everyone has songs they remember from their youth. This presentation will report on an intergenerational project currently underway at the Haldeman Community Center in Rowan County Kentucky. Children participating in the center’s after school program are being exposed to the musical experiences of seniors in their area through storytelling, guest performances, and learning songs. The children then share the music they are listening to with the seniors. In this way music serves to create dialogue, appreciation, and understanding between the generations.