Evanston Streets Alive!
EISMA provided music activities and a collection of musical instruments for children to shake, rattle and drum at the Evanston Streets Alive 2015.
New Board Members
This past spring, EISMA welcomed two new board members: Krista Fabian DeCastro, arts advocate and parent, and Beth Delorit, musician and music teacher. We are excited to have their enthusiasm and talent on the board.
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Evanston, IL 60204
2015-2016 Concert Series
EISMA's 2015-2016 Concerts for Kids series is dedicated to the memory of Michael Reiniger, a longtime EISMA board member and dedicated music educator. Mr. Reiniger was a strong advocate for music education in Evanston/Skokie School District 65, where he was the music teacher at Orrington Elementary School and band teacher at Walker Elementary School.
Wanting to bring the joy of live music to all Evanston children, Mr. Reiniger joined the EISMA board in 1995. Over the course of twenty years, he served as EISMA’s president, treasurer, vice-president of education, and most recently, as a member of the advisory board. Mr. Reiniger's enthusiasm and passion for music education will be greatly missed.
Dennis Stroughmatt et l’Esprit Creole
Fingers and bow flying, Dennis Stroughmatt takes listeners on a musical odyssey. This is the story of the French Creoles who founded the Illinois-Missouri Country near the Ozark foothills, more than 300 years ago. Their songs, stories, and language remain largely intact and true to the traditions that have been passed down for generations. L’Esprit Creole’s music bridges the gap between contemporary Canadian and Louisiana Cajun styles.
EISMA's Concerts For Kids
Each year EISMA presents two Concerts for Kids series. Over the course of their years in District 65, from kindergarten to eighth grade, students participate in eighteen different professional music programs representative of the diverse ethnic community of Evanston/Skokie.
Students have the opportunity to interact with singers, dancers, and instrumentalists, who share their craft, instruments, and love of music.
Students sample the full range of musical styles performed by varying combinations of strings, brass, voice, and woodwinds, reflecting the traditions of many eras and cultures. The artists sponsored have included some of the best musicians in the Chicago area, such as Howard Levy, Special Consensus, Corky Siegel, Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, Lamajamal, Reginald Robinson, and Quintet Attacca.
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