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Rodgers Celebrated Music In Our Schools Month with Visiting Musicians

For Immediate Release
PR01819-JHR Music in Our Schools
April 1, 2019


Student Soloman Barnes plays the violin.

Rodgers Celebrated Music In Our Schools Month with Visiting Musicians


Glassboro prekindergarten and kindergarten students swayed to the music and bopped to the beat in March, thanks to music teacher Alexa Kowalski’s Visiting Musician Program. Kowalski, who teaches at J. Harvey Rodgers School, created the program to increase students’ awareness of diverse instruments and musical styles during Music in Our Schools Month. Staff, parents, and even a student shared their musical interests and talents with classes! Five-year-old Soloman Barnes dazzled classmates as he performed on the violin with the help of his father, Dr. Adrian Barnes, a Rowan University music professor. Parent Christina Dickson shared a favorite jazz CD and introduced children to singing scat. Classroom aid Roseann Schopfer played the flute for students. Parent Eve McCoog came in to sing, as did classroom aid Ann Downham. Downham frequently performs at J. Harvey Rodgers School concerts.

Soloman and Adrian Barnes show students the violin.
Dr. Adrian Barnes, parent and Rowan University music professor, shows students a violin that he brought to class. In the picture above this article, Barnes' son, Soloman, plays the violin with a little help from dad.

Christina Dickson is pictured here.

Parent Christina Dickson played a jazz CD for students and introduced them to singing scat. Dickson is part of the Sigma Alpha iota music sorority.

Roseann Schopfer is pictured playing the flute.

Classroom aide Roseann Schopfer played the flute.