VIRTUAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Explore. Discover. Create.

School & Youth

MIM is pleased to offer three standards-based video collections for Fall 2020, including two virtual field trips and one virtual Artist Residency. Descriptions and pricing are listed below. To request access, please click here. For questions, please contact grouptours@MIM.org.

Virtual Field Trips (Grades K–12)

Each field trip video collection is designed to support a dynamic learning experience for students to explore geography, discover MIM’s galleries, and create music. In addition to an orientation video introducing students to MIM, each video set includes tour “stops” related to each of MIM’s five Geographic Galleries: Africa, Asia, Latin America, United States / Canada, and Europe.

Each collection available for Fall 2020 includes:

  • 5 tour videos + MIM orientation video
  • 5 activities
  • 50+ minutes of content
  • educator guide with standards
  • student activity sheet

Cost per video collection: $2 per student; $200 per school; $1,000 per district; free access may be available to students from Title 1 schools and programs

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Musical Menagerie Tour Videos

Grades K–2 This video collection is designed for students in grades K–2 and introduces concepts of animal imagery and symbolism through instruments and objects. All five videos are standards-based and contain geographic and contextual grounding for the topic and an engagement piece for students to create, move, or make music. The countries and regions featured in the Musical Menagerie videos include:
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Mongolia
  • Italy
  • Andean Highlands: Peru & Bolivia
  • Northwest Coast (USA/Canada)
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Discovery Tour Videos

Grades 3–12 This video collection is designed for students in grades 3–12 and explores community music making and various musical journeys—demonstrating that when people move throughout the world, their instruments and music move with them. All five videos are standards-based and contain geographic and contextual grounding for the topic and an engagement piece for students to create, move, or make music. The regions and countries featured in the Discovery videos include:
  • Tanzania
  • Philippines
  • Brazil
  • Louisiana
  • Europe

Virtual Artist Residency Program (Grades K–12)

MIM’s virtual Artist Residency Program provides students opportunities to learn about music firsthand through a prerecorded, interactive, and fun performance. Students will participate in engaged and attentive listening, interpret cultural meaning, and interact with culture bearers in order to situate themselves in the global environment and foster appreciation of the world’s diverse cultures. As an optional bonus, students may attend a live Q&A session with the artist(s) via Zoom on selected dates.

Join Kawambe-Omowale African Drum and Dance Theatre as they take students on a tour of West Africa to experience the sights, sounds, and movements of the people of Guinea, Ghana, and more. Learn about musical instruments, dances, clothing, and folklore and how they combine to showcase the culture of the region.

To request access to the virtual field trips and/or the virtual Artist Residency Program, please click here. For questions, please contact grouptours@MIM.org.

LIVE! Online Musical Adventures (Grades K–6)

Embark on a virtual musical journey with LIVE! Online Musical Adventures, an educational program designed for groups of 8 to 30 students in grades K–6. Participants will discover new cultures by actively participating in music making, crafting musical instruments, and virtually exploring MIM’s exhibits with up to two designated tour guides! This class currently focuses on American blues and zydeco music. Participants will craft harmonicas, spoons, and a washboard.

Class length: 1 hour

Cost: $25 per student; price includes instrument-building kit; free access may be available to students from Title 1 schools and programs

Schedule subject to instructor availability. For scheduling, please email education@MIM.org.

Virtual Resources for Educators and Students

MIM has reimagined some of our most popular curricular activities to be accessible so students, caregivers, and educators alike can explore the world of music virtually. All lessons include age-appropriate hands-on activities and video resources. Offerings are free and include:

MIM is also on Flipgrid. Use join code “mimphx” to access grid topics designed for pre-K through high school students.

Family & Community

Virtual programming has been made possible by

The Molly Blank Fund
Chubb
George & Michelle Yules Fischler
Carolyn & John Friedman
KPMG
Lovitt & Touché
Meyerson Family Foundations

The Moca Fund
MUFG Union Bank, N.A.
PetSmart
Rusty and Mary Jane Poepl Foundation
The Revada Foundation of the Logan Family
Jim Widland & Julie Neerken

Please contact education@MIM.org with questions.