Fusion of Concert Colors
Fusion of Concert Colors: NE Indiana FAME’s Fusion of Concert Colors promotes interdisciplinary arts understanding by encouraging students to draw connections between musical selections and the visual arts. FAME members guide students to create artwork as they listen to music from our current cultural arts focus. All northern Indiana elementary and middle FAME schools are invited to participate in this FREE program for members.
Each year FAME partners with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic to select an orchestral work reflecting the year’s cultural focus. Children listen to this music and then create their own original artwork inspired by the music. The artwork is then displayed at Arts United Center. One child’s artwork from each grade (K - 9) is selected as the FAME artwork of the year and the artwork is used to promote the FAME Festival throughout the region. In February and March 2011, over 200 pieces of children’s artwork were displayed representing 44 FAME member schools. At the Fort Wayne FAME Festival, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic performs the music that inspired the children’s art pieces and a giant slideshow displays all 200 art pieces behind the playing musicians. The children and families are honored guests at the Fort Wayne Festival concert. Examples of past Fusion art may be seen at this website Photo Gallery. At the top of this page are posters versions of current Fusion winners that you may download.
This year's musical selection for Fusion is Moldau by Smetana. You can also listen to the selection on www.youtube.com
To download the Fusion information package, click on items below
For a list of 2009-10 Fusion participating schools, click here.
Register your school in the current FAME Fusion of Concert Color program by emailing FAME at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (260) 247-7325.
You must be a professional FAME member to participate in this program.
To become a FAME member… click here.