SUGGESTED GRADES: 4th–12th
Visual and Performing Arts, Playing an Instrument, Purposes and Meanings in the Arts, Interdisciplinary Connections, Self-Efficacy
Virtuoso violinists Wil B and Kev Marcus meld highbrow and pop culture through a fusion of classical, jazz, hip-hop, blues and R&B. Wil B. explains “We encourage kids to think creatively, to take what they love doing and try to come up with something no one has ever done before. And that doesn’t just apply to playing violin or even music, but whatever it is you decide to do.” Black Violin has collaborated with the likes of P.Diddy, Kanye West, 50 Cent, Tom Petty, Aerosmith, Aretha Franklin, and The Eagles.