Music for Munchkins
Snacks, Children and Culture: what could be better?
In October 2004, Ars Flores Symphony Orchestra launched a new music series geared to the young child. FREE to the public, "Music for Munchkins" are 30-minute concerts, followed by a snack reception.
CONGRATULATIONS and THANK YOU to all the families who became members of the 2013-2014 Munchkins Donor Program! The photo shows some of our new members at the April 5th concert - on stage with the musicians. Each child receives a special laminated name tag, a pin and their photo on stage!
Membership is $20 for one child and $30 for two or more children.
As Director of Education with Ars Flores Symphony Orchestra, Dr. Kathy Kerstetter creates musical activities for Music for Munchkins concerts and coordinates with college music majors to create lessons for BECON (Broward Education Communication Network) distance learning classes, offered throughout Broward County elementary schools. These lessons teach children basic concepts of music, instruments and composers, in preparation for the free Music for Munchkins concerts, held on Saturdays, 11:00 a.m. at NSU, and Sundays, 2:00 p.m. on Miami Beach.
Dr. Kerstetter is the Founder and President of the Creative Music Project, a Lecturer with Boston University, and the Education Chairperson for the Ars Flores Symphony Orchestra. She also teaches Music Together classes for children (and parents) ages birth-to-5 at the Mailman Segal Center for Childhood Development Parenting Place. She earned her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Music Education from the University of Miami Frost School of Music. She has taught music to all ages and grade levels for more than a decade throughout South Florida, and has publications in Music Educators' Journal, General Music Today, Journal of Band Research, and is a contributing author for the book Pop Culture Pedagogy in the Music Classroom.
Thanks to all who registered for the 2013-2014 "Music for Munchkins" Club! The most frequent attendees this season will receive a gift (to be mailed, as everyone quickly left the theater after the April 5th concert).
We hope to see you all next season at the Music for Munchkins concerts. If we have your email address, you will receive email notices about the 2014-2015 concert schedule.
All Music For Munchkins concerts are FREE for children and their families!
NEW Schedule for the 2013-2014 Season!
Music for Munchkins Concerts in Broward County:
Offered on Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. in Davie:
- November 9, 2013, Miniaci at NSU
- February 8, 2014, Performance Theater, PVA Wing, University Center at NSU
- March 22, 2014, Miniaci at NSU
- April 5, 2014, Miniaci at NSU
Music for Munchkins Concerts in Dade County:
Offered on Sundays at 2:00 p.m. on Miami Beach:
- November 10, 2013, Byron Carlyle Theater, Miami Beach
- February 9, 2014, North Shore Bandshell, Miami Beach
- March 23, 2014, North Shore Bandshell, Miami Beach (* Changed to 5:30 PM!)