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Mar 31, 2016

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Mar 29, 2016

On March 25th, the lower school was treated with a mesmerizing performance from, parent and world renowned cellist, Ian Maksin and his incredible touring companion and GEMS guitar instructor, Goran Ivanovic. Enjoy these two pieces- "Tic Tac Toe" and "Libertango"

Mar 18, 2016
Exploring the ability to convey emotion through music, the middle school gave a powerful performance of Danny Boy this morning. They will be teaching the entire JK-5th grade and families this afternoon at  our lower school assembly.
Mar 18, 2016
During our Middle School X-Block, students are producing content that we can send to other students over the Outernet. Lukas and his father, a world renowned cellist, collaborated on this audio recording of The Turnip by Jan Brett. Students read the book and decided the mood and tempo of the music in specific parts of the story. We can't wait to see the next collaboration from Lukas and his dad.
Mar 15, 2016
7th graders joyfully sing in harmonious parts while on their way to an evolutionary field study to Loyola University.
Mar 14, 2016

On February 26th, parents organized to have singer Catherine Davis and harmonica player Billy Branch came to GEMS to teach our students about the Blues. They invited students to sing and dance and learn about the late great Willie Dixon. We are so thankful to have an opportunity to learn more about the people, instruments, and origins of Chicago Blues. Enjoy this recording of Catherine and Billy leading our students in a rendition of, "Wang Dang Doodle."