- Dance Theatre of Harlem.
A team of students from the Meadows School of the Arts has participated in an eight-month project aimed at revitalizing the Dance Theatre of Harlem. The team, known as “mustangconsulting,” include students from the Division of Dance and from the Department of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs. The goals of the project, which was implemented with assistance from Southwest Airlines, include developing a clear organizational narrative; analyzing current trends among donors and patrons; identifying potential donors and patrons; and developing branding and messaging strategies.
- Arts Education in the Dallas Independent School District.
The Meadows School of the Arts has participated in a program known as the Dallas Arts Learning Initiative (DALI) of the Dallas Independent School District. DALI is sponsored with a grant from the Wallace Foundation and is aimed at coordinating and leveraging high-quality arts learning experiences for Dallas children and families. The Meadows School provides training through its Music Educators summer workshop.
- Music Therapy.
Music Therapy students in the Meadows School of the Arts provide music therapy in various areas of the community, including music therapy for: children with special needs and disabilities as part of a “night-out” series at Highland Park United Methodist Church; families living with cancer (Gilda’s Club of North Texas); children who have survived the loss of a sibling (Camp Sol); and Alzheimer’s patients.
- Youth Choir.
A faculty member and students the Meadows School of the Arts have begun a non-auditioned choir for children in grades 6-8 in the Dallas community who enjoy singing and who would like to develop their musicianship skills. The choir program, which includes need-based scholarships, will be directed by the faculty member; music students from Meadows will assist and at the same time develop their choral directing and conducting skills.
- Arts for At-Risk Youth.
In partnership with the Dallas County Juvenile Justice Department and Big Thought, Meadows School of the Arts help sponsor intensive arts residency programs in which master teaching artists work with at-risk youth to create works of art in the visual or performing arts.
- Museum and School Youth.
Through a program made possible by Wachovia, SMU students are trained as docents at the Meadows Museum to facilitate campus visits by sixth-graders in the Dallas Independent School District.