Art is alive at École oraliste

April 19, 2016

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At École oraliste de Québec pour enfants malentendants ou sourds, students sing, act, and play instruments. One of the teaching project’s main focuses is artistic expression. The goal is not to train the kids to be professionals, but to help them succeed through challenging and regular practice.

Artistic expression helps make well-rounded people. The kids and teenagers like to perform and interpret their characters, work steadily to prepare for drum recitals, and earn applause. Performing for others helps develop their self-esteem.

Acting and singing are great ways to work on voice placement, diction, the position of certain sounds, melodic interplay, and more. Children at École oraliste clearly love to sing.

May is the month dedicated to hearing health. Each year in May, students from the school hold an event at Théâtre de la Bordée in Quebec City as part of a fundraising gala organized by Fondation Sourdine, supporters of École oraliste. This theatrical performance culminates in a choir recital.

To help make this a success, donate at www.sourdine.qc.ca. “Your donation will make people talk!”