I have been working on creating illustrations for the project. --------------------------- The BloomingSongs Project 2016 BUEA Arts Grant Recipient
ABOUT THE PROJECT The BloomingSongs song-commissioning project combines musical talents of Bloomington-affiliated composers and musicians. Composers use cultural folk idioms to create childrens pieces that tap into basic musical ideas: dynamics, form, tempo, steady beat, rhythm and voices. BloomingSongs belong to the families of Bloomington, representing its diversity and talent.
ABOUT MAGGIE OLIVO Maggie Olivo, BloomingSongs founder, is the music teacher at University Elementary School and directs IU JSOMs Musical Beginnings program. With a bachelors in music composition and a Masters of Arts Teaching Certificate, both from the IU Jacobs School of Music, shes received training in Feierabends First Steps, Musikgärten, Kodály, and Orff-Keetman Schulwerk. Shes presented workshops throughout Indiana to early childhood specialists, and music teachers.