Disney Performing Arts Brings Music Workshop to North Carolina High School Students as part of 2016 Music Educator Award

Mike Lawson • News • September 19, 2016

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Disney Performing Arts is bringing one of its popular music workshops to the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics as part of band director Phillip Riggs winning the 2016 Music Educator Award™ presented by The Recording Academy® and the GRAMMY Foundation®

As part of this rare opportunity, Riggs’ music students will participate in Disney’s coveted workshop called “You’re Instrumental,” as well as interact with Mickey Mouse dressed as a band conductor. 

Throughout the workshop, Riggs’ students will hone their sight-reading and instrumental skills and prepare for the finale in which they will record their music to a classic scene from a Disney animated film.

In April, the GRAMMY Foundation and The Recording Foundation recognized Riggs’ remarkable impact on his students as well as his contributions to music education by presenting him with the Music Educator Award and a $10,000 honorarium. As part of the award, Disney Performing Arts is celebrating Riggs’ achievement by staging the workshop at the Durham, N.C. school.

The Disney Performing Arts workshop will be facilitated during Parent’s Day, Saturday, September 17. Workshop starts at 3:30 p.m. and concludes at 6 p.m. at the auditorium at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics 1219 Broad Street, Durham, NC 27705-3577  



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