Compose-Your-Own Monodrama at Sanchez Elementary

In Spring 2011, N6 visited music classes at Sanchez Elementary School.  Using excerpts from Schoenberg's monodrama Pierrot Lunaire as examples in musical storytelling, students learned about musical instruments as portraying characters, leitmotif, and more.  The two-class series culminated in the composition of their own monodrama, featuring the adventures of Mario the elephant and Maria the chihuahua, whose world premiere was semi-improvised by N6.  Watch it below!