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Music to Our Ears! Gallery Reception Set at The Sheldon for Julia Goldstein Students


Sound is everywhere, even if we can’t see it. Preschoolers in Annie Mann’s classroom at Julia Goldstein Early Childhood Center had the unique chance to explore the science and the magic of sound with the St. Louis Science Center and The Sheldon concert hall and galleries through a program called the SOLID Project, which stands for Science of Learning Instrument Design.

As part of the student’s STEM exploration, the preschoolers worked with science center staff to  experiment with everyday objects to create and learn about the origin of sound. They then used their exploration to create unique musical instruments out of everyday objects and repurposed materials.

The students’ learning struck a high note for the school year. Students produced unique music with handmade drums, maracas, xylophones and string instruments out of used canisters, tightly wound string, rocks and more. 

This is the fifth classroom of students at Julia Goldstein Early Childhood Center to participate in the SOLID Project.

In celebration, The Sheldon will host a special gallery reception on May 3 from 4 to 7 p.m. to showcase the new instruments and their young artisans. The event takes place in The Sheldon’s main ballroom, located at 3648 Washington Ave., St. Louis, 63108. Light refreshments will be served. Free parking is available on the gallery side of the building. Admission is free.