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The Sheldon Chooses CKMS Student Projects for their Fall 2019 Exhibition

Four students from Cross Keys Middle School (CKMS) have been chosen by The Sheldon Concert Hall to showcase their work during the Fall 2019 Exhibition at the Sheldon Children’s Gallery. Jasmine Ray, Kennedi Wilkins, Justin Krohn, and Malaika Davis had the chance to work on The Sheldon SOLID Music Project throughout the spring 2018 semester. This project required students to create their own instruments using only recycled materials based on specific lessons from the program. Not only did students have to create their own instruments, they learned about the science of sound and how vibrations are created by various types of instruments.

“Even though I am a choir teacher, I still would love for my students to understand the science of sound,” said choir teacher Talya Perry. “I found out about this program a year ago at the Sheldon. I thought this program would be the perfect opportunity to bridge STEM tactics with the arts!”

The Sheldon SOLID Music Project is an educational program of the Sheldon Arts Foundation, underwritten by the Boeing Company, with input from the St. Louis Science Center, St. Louis Public Schools, St. Louis Archdiocesan Schools, Grand Center Arts Academy and Boeing scientists, in which students invent their own musical instrument – using science and math to make music – and using music to encourage use of science and math. It is a STEAM project, combining the creativity of the arts with the STEM disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and math.

Congratulations to the students for receiving this opportunity!