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WBES Music Teacher Selected for NC Symphony Partnership

In an effort to further develop relationships between musicians and K-12 music teachers, the North Carolina Symphony has announced its first cohort in their Adopt-a-School program.  Walter Bickett Elementary's music teacher, Mr. Girgenti, is one of 65 teachers selected this year.

Participants were selected based on location, funding availability, musician interests, and school economic tier.  Walter Bickett Elementary is the only school in UCPS selected to participate. 

According to the NC Symphony's website, "Individual musicians will be paired with North Carolina teachers, serving as a mentor and resource throughout the 2020-2021 school year. Musicians and teachers will work collaboratively to schedule engaging virtual activities and/or visits that align with the North Carolina Essential Standards in Music." 

Mr. Girgenti aims to use this partnership to provide unique opportunities for his students through music and literacy integration and a continued exploration of global musical styles.  Additional activities may include a career spotlight and social-emotional learning through music. 

Congratulations to Mr. Girgenti and the Walter Bickett community.