1452802 HILLCREST DR ES(Music)

1452802 HILLCREST DR ES(Music)

Program Description
Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Magnets. Learning the skills and knowledge for creating, refining, and sharing works in the Arts, Media, and Entertainment industry promotes teamwork, communication, creative thinking, and decision-making abilities. These are all traits needed to function successfully in the competitive and media-rich 21st century. Whether the student has already achieved a level of accomplishment or demonstrated an interest or potential to grow in an art form, Visual and Performing Arts Magnets provide highly rewarding learning experiences.
Grades:
1-5
Phone:
(323) 296-6867
Program Capacity 2018-2019:
132
Applications Received 2017-2018:
25
Openings 2018-2019:
30
Success Secret:
We create an atmosphere where every student has an opportunity to achieve academic success as well as develop their musical talents and abilities.
Track:
Single Track
Tour Information:
Please call the magnet coordinator at the school site to inquire about campus tours.
Magnet Vision:
Vision At Hillcrest Drive Elementary & Music Magnet we believe all children, regardless of race, creed, or circumstance, are entitled to a comprehensive education which will enable them to contribute positively to a global society. We believe all children can learn. We are committed to providing a rigorous standards-based curriculum to ensure that all students can read, write, reason, and make sound decisions that demonstrate that they are proficient learners and productive citizens.
Magnet Mission:
Mission Our unending mission is to engage students in an innovative, academically rigorous, culturally responsive, child-centered learning experience in a safe and nurturing environment while promoting lifelong learning and developing a responsible citizenry.
Academic/Career Pathways:
Music Magnet – Where Musical Intelligence, Cognitive Development, and Performance Converge The approximately 100 scholar musicians of Hillcrest Drive Music Magnet are musically intelligent, responsibly disciplined, and intellectually inspired! And almost all of them have discovered a passion for music early in their lives, which has inherent academic benefit but also, the research shows, supports children making good choices and staying out of trouble. Hillcrest Music Magnet, the only elementary program of its type in the Los Angeles Unified School District, establishes students' musical foundations while developing instrumental proficiency, all the while engaging them in the same rigorous core instruction that the community school offers. Students begin as early as first grade studying general music and, possibly, beginning choral music instruction. By the time students enter 3rd grade they choose an instrument and commit to disciplined study and practice on that instrument for the remainder of their tenure at Hillcrest. Among instruments students can choose to study are the piano, violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, and trombone. Additionally, students have the option of choral instruction. Beginning and advanced classes are offered for all instruments. A hugely positive aspect of the Music Magnet are the performance opportunities that students have as musicians. Showcase performances include Latino Heritage Month in October, a winter holiday performance in December, Black History Month in February, and a spring concert in April. Our Music Magnet also has a great relationship with the Colburn Community School for the Performing Arts that brings their music teachers and musicians to our school twice a year including fieldtrips
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Community Partnerships:
Partner with Hillcrest “True generosity consists precisely in fighting to destroy the causes which nourish false charity. False charity constrains the fearful and subdued, the "rejects of life," to extend their trembling hands. True generosity lies in striving so that these hands--whether of individuals or entire peoples--need be extended less and less in supplication, so that more and more they become human hands which work and, working, transform the world.” – Paulo Freire Change the world with us! Hillcrest Elementary and Music Magnet is seeking like-minded, critically conscious organizations and individuals to engage in the transformative and soulful work of educating brown and black and black and brown children in the Baldwin Village area of Los Angeles. At the same time, we want to empower our families to become self-determined, fearless, and bold in guiding the direction of their community and schools. We are cultivating strategic partnerships and are growing our network of friends, supporters, benefactors, and allies to make Hillcrest a hub in the community that cares for and nurtures a brighter future through our young people.
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After-School Programs:
Rites of Passage Hillcrest's 5th grade students, with parent consent, can choose to participate in our Rites of Passage program. Based on Dr. Charles Lee Johnson's Ten Step Rites of Passage program (TSROP), the aim is to Equip, Empower, Educate, and Encourage our students, their families, and community through the provision of life enhancing skills and resources that lead to self-sufficiency and self-determination. The Ten Step Rites of Passage (TSROP) focuses on ten life areas (Rites) that are critical to the development of young people in today's society. The ten rites are Personal, Spiritual, Economic, Political, Social, Mental, Physical, Historical, Cultural, and Emotional. TSROP seeks to develop the whole person to insure that participants receive the necessary skills and training to support a Positive and Productive life. The TSROP curriculum is dynamic, interactive, evidence-based, and effective.1 Rites of Passage at Hillcrest is an after school program. Last spring it was geared to our 5th grade boys who were positively transformed by their involvement. It was so positive that some of our girls requested a similar experience just for them. We are looking to broaden our Rites of Passage program to include our 5th grade girls and are working hard to bring a version tailored specifically to our girls this coming year.
Other Theme-Based Activities:
Music Magnet Artists-as-Mentors Our Music Magnet Artists-as-Mentors program seeks to bring Los Angeles-based professional and other working musicians to guest teach and guide our young musicians as much as their busy schedules will allow. We want to inspire our scholar musicians to merge their passion for music with the discipline that is required to become virtuosos on their instruments. Who better to help do this than those who at one time were also young musicians who persevered through long hours of study to master their instruments and become sought after artists locally and nationally. One such mentor artist who will be working with music magnet students is noted guitarist Paul Jackson, Jr. Mr. Jackson is one of the most recorded guitarists in history. He recently recorded his eighth album, Stories from Stompin' Willie. He was guitarist on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and for American Idol. As a sought after session guitarist, he has played on albums by a veritable Who's Who of popular and jazz artists including Michael Jackson (notably on the albums Thriller, Bad, and Dangerous), Whitney Houston, Elton John, Patti Labelle, George Duke, George Benson, Al Jarreau, Dave Koz, and Kirk Whalum! Another stellar artist joining the Hillcrest school community is Brenda Lee Eager. Ms Eager works with the Hillcrest Music Magnet Choir and Community School Choir, delivering a professional vocalist's and song writer's expertise and experience to inspire our budding scholar-artists to pursue their artistic passion. Her engaging style and undying belief in and love for our students as creative and capable youngsters has given us a glimpse of just what is possible in terms of developing their musical talents.
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