Bay-Atlantic Symphony’s programs for the blind

Posted on: August 23, 2010

Saturday’s (8/21) Daily Journal (Vineland, New Jersey) reports, “The Bay-Atlantic Symphony has embarked on its third year in a partnership with the Helen Diller Vacation Home for Blind Children in Avalon to bring the world of music to visually impaired children. For this eight-week summer program, which runs from mid-June to mid-August, a Bay-Atlantic Symphony musician meets each week with a new group of 20 to 25 children from the summer camp to explore the joy of music. The children, ages 5 to 12, learn music dynamics, and get to participate in creating an orchestra and performing. For this summer’s program, symphony flutist Beverly Pugh Corry of Hopewell is helping the campers create a ‘Hobo Band’ or, as she prefers to call it, a ‘Recycled Orchestra.’ Corry works with the campers and counselors to create and try out instruments representing the four sections of the orchestra—strings, wind, brass and percussion. … The symphony’s outreach to visually impaired populations also has included a recent program at the John D. Young Lions Blind Center in Absecon, a program that received national recognition for its innovation.”

Posted August 23, 2010