Students work with flute artist
Posted March 17, 2011
Visiting artist Hawk Hurst conducted a week long storytelling and flute-making residency for middle school students.
Student’s learned the cultural and historical background of the Native American flute before making their own instrument. Using cane, students mathematically calculated and mapped the placement of the holes for their flute, burned the holes, and fashioned the rest of the instrument.
Students played traditional songs on their flutes and were able to study Hurst’s collection of primitive flutes, horns, and wind instruments collected from various cultures all over the world.
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