In light of the stay-at-home directive by Gov. Wolf, our staff will continue working remotely to deliver online learning for our students. Students and families can visit our Family Portal for additional info and learning opportunities.

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St. Francis weekly newsletter – 4/17

Friday, April 17 Saint Francis de Sales

 

           The Buzz 

What’s POPpin at St. Francis?

General Updates & Reminders

#POPlayback

Don’t forget to check your emails for this week’s prompt. 

The goal of this Social Media campaign is to engage the entire POP family and bring us together by reflecting on memories from the past few months (or years!) We also hope that sharing these uplifting moments will bring joy to the newsfeeds of the broader community. 

Every two weeks, we’ll post a new prompt (and you will receive an email announcing it.)

 

POP FAMILY PORTAL

New Practice Videos added weekly! Be sure to check out these online resources for at-home learning.

 

Keep up with your POP teachers right from the portal. Our wonderful TA’s are recording multiple videos per week.

You can also check out a lesson with a different Teaching Artist on your instrument from another POP site to mix it up! 

Resources include:

  • Practice videos
  • Music theory videos
  • Mini lessons on repertoire and technique (3-4 minutes, focusing on different sections of the piece/s)
  • Music theory worksheets
  • Sheet music
  • Links to some fun online Music Theory games, exercises, and other interactive learning

 

How to access the Portal & POP Resources:

  1. Go to www.playonphilly.org (bookmark this site if you haven’t already!)
  2. Click on ‘POP Family’ (right side of the screen, next to ‘About’, ‘Programs’, ‘How we work’, etc)
  3. Type in password: popfamily
  4. Click on ‘RESOURCES’ (right side of the screen)
  5. This will take you to the bottom of the page – find the button that says ‘CLICK HERE’
  6. After clicking the button, a new page should open on your browser with a Google Drive Folder called ‘Family Resources’. I recommend bookmarking this page on your device(s).
  7. Here you will see the different resources labeled accordingly. 
  8. NOTE: the Practice Videos are organized by level and instrument. The Music Theory videos are not always instrument specific, and can apply to more than one instrument family.

 

 

Teacher Feature

 

Meet our fabulous Teaching Artists!

 

Each week we will shine a spotlight one of the
18 teachers on our St. Francis team.

We are so lucky to have each and every one of them here at POP!

Carolina Diazgranados

 

Carolina Diazgranados is a dynamic cellist who has performed at venues such as the Mann Center, the Curtis Institute of Music, the Keswick Theater, the Fillmore, and Verizon Hall. She maintains an active performing career moving fluidly between roles as an orchestral musician, chamber musician, and soloist and has appeared on NPR’s The Moth live show. Carolina is the co-founder and cellist of Bismuth Quartet, an emerging string quartet that takes the medium into new territory through diverse repertoire and collaborations. Bismuth has recorded the music of Caroline Shaw and collaborated with a broad range of artists including Jazmine Sullivan, Clap Your Hands and Say Yeah, Whitney, and Japanese Breakfast. As a member of Philadelphia’s Arcana New Music Ensemble, Carolina pushes the boundaries of the music of the 21st century and the expectations of audiences alike. Carolina has received degrees from Temple University and the University of Georgia and serves as a teaching artist for the El Sistema inspired music program, Play On Philly.

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

ALL UPCOMING POP PROGRAMMING AND EVENTS ARE CANCELLED
THROUGH THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR. 

BE SURE TO CHECK EMAIL REGULARLY FOR UPDATES FROM THE POP STAFF.

 

Be well, stay healthy, stay inside!

 

-Ms. Allie