Pattonville students take part in Scottish music workshop
Middle school orchestra students in the Pattonville School District recently participated in an after-school music workshop with a renowned Scottish fiddler, songwriter and author.
Students from Holman Middle School, Pattonville Heights Middle School and Remington Traditional School worked for four days after school with Scottish artist Brian McNeill to learn about and practice Scottish music. McNeill is a famous Scottish fiddler and founder of the Scottish Music Program at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD).
After the workshop, students presented two concerts for family and friends.
The workshop was funded and organized by The Scottish Partnership in Arts and Education (SPAE) of St. Louis, with grant money from the Missouri Arts Council, Arts and Education Fund and other private donations. For a biography of McNeill, visit his website at http://www.brianmcneill.co.uk/biog.htm.