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A Musical Journey Through Latin America Program Description
In accordance with the Blueprint For Teaching and Learning in the Arts developed under the direction of the
New York City Board of Education, Pan American Musical Art Research, Inc. (PAMAR) creates “A Musical
Journey Through Latin America”. This program brings the highest quality teaching-artists in Latin American
music and arts to the schools, so that students can experience and build knowledge of music and culture that
they carry with them in their futures.
“A Musical Journey Through Latin America” is a 12-week residency that includes one 2 hour teacher’s
development/planning session and a series of nine 45-minute sessions with two groups per school per day,
and two culminating two hour sessions in which the students prepare for and perform a “Latin American
Festival”. The program introduces Latin American music through its cultural roots, instruments and songs,
allowing children to learn and appreciate the great influence it has had on our culture today.
Single day workshops, Residencies of varying lengths, and outreach performances may be customized to fit
your organization’s need.
Our programs encourage kids of Latino heritage to build a deeper knowledge and pride in themselves; at the
same time, we encourage and promote children of all ethnic backgrounds to acknowledge, respect and
recognize the unique talents and treasures that every culture has to offer. The program is designed making
standards connections and within the Department of Education’s Five Strands, allowing the classroom
teachers and especially the arts teachers in the school to work simultaneously with the program on
topics/themes, or with some specific cross-disciplinary instruction focusing on a common theme/concept.
Bilingual program (English/Spanish) is optional.
Please contact Artistic Director Polly Ferman for more information. Call (212) 688-6862 or email