School is to preview talent in Young Artists of Maryland Dancers, drummers, others at Odenton Elementary

November 10, 1996|By Tanya Jones | Tanya Jones,SUN STAFF

Performing artists, from dancers to drummers to impersonators, will try out their acts on students at Odenton Elementary School on Tuesday in a showcase of the programs available through Young Audiences of Maryland Inc.

YAM is a nonprofit organization that brings artists to schools so that students can experience live performances.

The showcase will give educators from the county and the state a chance to see some of the performances, said Lisa Hoitsma, associate director of YAM. They can then decide which artists and programs fit their school curriculum.

"It's real important for the school cultural arts representatives to see how students react, so we always try to include children," Hoitsma said.

Odenton students will see such artists as the Peabody Ragtime Ensemble, Bob Smith on Benjamin Banneker, the Kinder Opera Theater and Solstice Woodwind Trio.

The showcase, sponsored by the Cultural Arts Foundation of Anne Arundel County Inc., will begin at 9 a.m. with registration. Performances will run in 15-minute intervals from 9: 35 a.m. to 12: 30 p.m. Hoitsma is expecting 80 to 90 school representatives.

Organizers won't take bookings Tuesday, but schools can use a catalog of artists and program costs to schedule performances later.

Pub Date: 11/10/96

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