Press Release Nov. 6 2015
November 6, 2015
CONTACT: Michelle Nelson, 225-388-0089
Baton Rouge, LA –International recording artist and Emmy award winning composer Mark Wood, an original member of the multiplatinum selling Trans-Siberian Orchestra and creator of the revolutionary Viper electric violin, is bringing his groundbreaking music education program Electrify Your Strings (EYS) to East Baton Rouge Parish students on November 19 and 20. This exciting event will transform the student musicians into a full-fledged Rock Orchestra. Mr. Wood will be performing with the students on his handcrafted 7-string fretted electric Viper violin as part of the 2015 Electrify Your Strings! “Velocity Tour” on November 20 at 6 p.m. at Independence Park Theatre, 7800 Independence Park Blvd, Baton Rouge. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased before the event.
Middle and High School students from across East Baton Rouge Parish will take part in this unique opportunity. This will mark the 4th year of the district’s annual Rock Camp.
Electrify Your Strings is now in its 15th year, and is a unique music education experience. Wood and his team work directly with the youth orchestra director to tailor-design a rock orchestra makeover complete with a public performance at the end of the experience. EYS builds on the strong foundation in traditional music provided by music teachers; creating a partnership with educators that inspires students and boosts their self-esteem and motivation on stage and off.
For more information, contact: Michelle Wilkinson-Nelson, EBR Rock Camp Coordinator, at 225-388-0089.
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