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Millennium Musicians, Incorporated is a community based after school music program for elementary, middle and high school age children. We stress Pride, Class and Dignity in all our members. Below you will find links to important information, forms and contracts regarding our programs. Please feel free to save and/or print any and all information of interest to you.

Millennium Musicians philosophy of music addresses the nature and value of music itself to rest on a firm foundation. Music, through its rhythms of tendency, inhibition, and arrival, is expressive of human feeling; in the words of philosopher Susanne Langer, "Music is a tonal analog of emotive life." The meaning of any piece of music, therefore, is found by going deeper into the musical qualities of the piece itself, such as melody, form, texture, and rhythm; not outside the work to programmatic titles and the like. Music's true value is thus available to all people through education of its aesthetic properties. Music's value lies in greater self-understanding, in objectifying the ambiguous world of feeling.

Bennett Reimer states that the goal of music education should be the development of aesthetic sensitivity; that is, the ability to perceive and react aesthetically to the expressive elements in a piece of music. Aesthetic perception and reaction are heightened dramatically by the interaction one has with music when studying, practicing, and performing it. In addition, the level of technical mastery to which one rises with a piece of great music is driven by the depth of one's understanding of its aesthetic properties. Technical mastery and aesthetic sensitivity thus nourish each other, creating in the musicians understanding and ownership of the piece that cannot be duplicated without performance.

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC / PRESIDENT: MR. JEFF LEDER

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