The Americana Project
The Americana Project is an innovative music and arts education program with broad community outreach. It is a collaboration between Sisters Folk Festival, Creative Educational Resources, and the Sisters School District.
Classes each day at all three Sisters public schools provide opportunities for self-expression in music and the visual arts. Students learn to play guitar, write songs, perform, record, and engineer their own music.
This class is a study of the roots of folk music in our culture. The students are provided the opportunity to learn the basics of playing the guitar and songwriting, while they gain an understanding of how music has formed and shaped historical, cultural, and social events in America. Students will perform their songs in class, as well as have many opportunities to perform outside of school. This class partners closely with the Sisters Folk Festival, which connects the students with world-class professional musicians, who often visit the class and give workshops on songwriting and performing. Students also learn to engineer sound and recording equipment. At the end of every year, the Americana Project students produce a full-length, professional CD of their original music.
When: Monday – Friday
Where: Choir Room
What: Elective course