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The following education performances are a product of the Hylton Performing Arts Center’s relationship with Prince William County Public Schools, Manassas City Public Schools, and Manassas Park City Schools. 

Each year, the Hylton Center works together with local school systems to design custom arts experiences for students.  Below are some of this season's opportunities open to public, private, and home school students. 

Virtual Field Trips 

Songs of Streets and Sunshine: Brooklyn - Video Series with Dan and Claudia Zanes – Fall 2021 

In their Social Music programs, Dan + Claudia Zanes introduce young people to songs and the stories behind them while providing creative ideas to help everyone find their way inside the music. The videos are uplifting and interactive and part concert, part history lesson, part music class, part campfire sing-along dance party. Dan + Claudia draw from their wide range of musical and cultural knowledge to offer young people of various ability levels a chance to experience music in a way that feels exciting, healing, relevant . . . and totally enjoyable! 

An Interactive Digital Presentation Exploring the Science Behind Sound with Third Coast Percussion – Spring 2022 

Students learn about the scientific and musical properties of sound waves (amplitude/dynamics, frequency/pitch, etc.) by participating in interactive activities using app-based technology to visualize learning objectives.  

Performances by Third Coast Percussion will be interspersed with teaching moments that connect scientific and musical concepts. 

In-Person Activities 

Workshop with members of Sphinx Virtuosi – Fall 2021 

High School orchestra students from 3 local high schools had the opportunity to work with, listen to and have dialogue with a quartet of members from Sphinx Virtuosi, a Mason Artist in Residence. The organization is a professional chamber orchestra dedicated to increasing racial and ethnic diversity in classical music.  

Community Activities with Ballet Hispánico – Spring 2021 

Ballet Hispánico has been chosen to participate in the Artists-in-Residence program in conjunction with their performances at the Hylton Center in the 2021/2022 season. They will participate in and lead a variety of activities to engage audiences both at the Hylton Center and in the Community.