Children's Cyber Orchestra
The Cyber-Orchestra project consists of a 12-member children's orchestra with electronic music keyboards
To promote a sense of community belonging and create self-rewarding, fun and exciting musical activities and experiences that will assist low income Latino children of Metro-Atlanta in the development of their academic, social, and personal skills.
Funding for this program is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners.
Most of today’s standard electronic music keyboards come with a variety of prerecorded timbres or voice sounds, including those pertaining to orchestra instruments like violins, flutes, clarinet, horns, etc. Therefore, by assigning the different orchestra instrument sound voices to the different electronic music keyboards, an orchestral music composition can be performed by electric pianos with virtually the same orchestra sound quality.
According to research, music brings many intrinsic benefits to children including: strengthening learning, academic, language development, discipline, and communication skills. Most importantly, music brings rewarding experiences that make children feel like they are part of something they can be proud of. It keeps kids interested and happy, while being in a safe and educational environment.
The program will run from September through March totaling 25 weeks.