Enrichment for your students
SHAK's performers and teachers have shared early arts with over 4,000 students in more than 15 public and private elementary and middle schools in Seattle and the region, as well as at libraries and community events. Please note: Since school programming is not our current focus, we usually have limited programs available that are tied to our season's programming and guest artists. For more comprehensive school programs, we recommend Early Music Seattle.
Early arts can bring classroom studies to life in many ways. We usually tailor a program on any of our eras (Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque/Colonial) for the age and context of your classroom, whether music class or social studies. Single visits and residencies of various lengths are possible.
Samples of our most popular programs include:
- Colonial-era music with participatory dance for 5th graders;
- Medieval and Renaissance instrumental music with participatory song for 7th graders;
- Our annual fully-staged period theater performance, given as an assembly in your school, with access to supplementary advance curriculam materials and classroom visits by the professional period musicians.
Our teaching artists are available to be presented by your school's PTA funds or an enrichment grant within your school, or by third-party organizations. Many of our school programs are presented by the Early Music Guild of Seattle. We have also been presented through the outreach program of the Ladies' Musical Club. More information about our teaching artists can be found on the People page.
Contact us to request a program for your school or to inquire about funding through our presenting organizations.
For in-school assembly presentations of fully-staged theater: Orca K-8, Thornton Creek, Whittier Elementary, Salmon Bay, APP at Lincoln, Stevens Elementary, and Graham Hill Elementary (all presented by the Early Music Guild), Seattle Area German American School.
For classroom programs: Washington Middle School, Maple Elementary, Graham Hill Elementary, Bryant Elementary, and Orca K-8 (all presented by EMG); Rainier View and Licton Springs (presented by the Music in Schools program of the Ladies' Musical Club); and Cherry Crest Elementary, Pacific Crest Middle School, Enatai Elementary, West Mercer Elementary, Seabury School, Shaw Island School, Open Window School, Seattle Area German American School.