Educational Programming

Columbia Baroque Interactive Recorder Demonstrations
For Elementary School Students - December Through May

Columbia Baroque Interactive Recorder Demonstrations Columbia Baroque’s Interactive Recorder Demonstrations are a collaborative partnership between Columbia Baroque and South Carolina Philharmonic and their Link Up children’s concerts. Link Up is an international program originating from Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute. The Philharmonic’s Link Up concerts feature participation opportunities for student audience members that include movement, singing, and playing recorders.

Columbia Baroque’s interactive recorder demonstrations place the recorder in an historical context. Our recorder player and teaching artist, Jean Hein, demonstrates beautiful handmade replica instruments of varying sizes originally made from 1600-1750. The students play music with Ms. Hein including Link Up songs and other simple tunes. There are opportunities for movement and body percussion such as tapping a dance rhythm. Student learn about the musical roles of the recorder, which include playing sorrowful music, songs of love, pastoral music and bird songs. Children are encouraged to play their recorders outside to see if they attract birds!


Columbia Baroque School Concert and Instrument Demonstration
A Celebration of Early Music America's Early Music Month
Thursday, March 7, 2019 at Hammond School

Jean Hein and Erika Cutler had a wonderful time celebrating EMA's Early Music Month by presenting two mini-concerts and instrument demos for first through fourth grade music students at Hammond School. We were delighted that we had the opportunity to introduce the students to the Baroque violin and a variety of sizes of Baroque recorders. The fourth grade students are currently playing recorders, and a number of students play the violin. We were thrilled that the students enjoyed our solos and duets and that they had such a strong interest in learning about our historical instruments. Our thanks to their wonderful music teacher, Cherie Herring, for making time for us and for great preparation of her students for our concert.


Columbia Baroque with Suzuki Academy of Columbia & USC presented
“A Concert of Baroque Music”
Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 11 a.m. at USC School of Music

Suzuki violin, viola, cello, and guitar students performed with Suzuki faculty and members of Columbia Baroque. Program highlights included music of J S Bach, Handel, Telemann, and Corelli.