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The Fourth Wall

About the artist

The Fourth Wall Ensemble – comprised of Hilary Abigana, Greg Jukes, and C. Neil Parsons – is a hybrid arts group that combines music, dance, and theatre. Based in Boston and with an educational background that includes Rice University, the Oberlin Conservatory, and the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University, members of The Fourth Wall have performed at the National Flute Association’s annual convention and have been Ensemble-in-Residence and Guest Artists at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks and many other schools and universities around the country. Describing what they do in the classroom can be challenging since it involves so many different elements, but the members sum it up this way: “We’re musicians who dance and act while we play, as if the dance company or actors are providing their own music.” Their goal is to help kids see the world in a new way while imparting leadership skills, teaching children about the presence of music everywhere in the world, and, of course, to have fun. To learn more about The Fourth Wall Ensemble, visit their website.


The Hybrid Arts – Combining Music and Movement


Guided by the members of The Fourth Wall, students will enter the world of the hybrid arts in which musicians are also actors and dancers. Through a series of activities combining music and dance, students will work together to create a multi-disciplinary work. Supports learning in teamwork and cooperation.

This program meets standards in Communication Critical Thinking Life Skills Teamwork
  • Grades: 3-56-8
  • Length: 45 min
  • Audience Limit: 30
Single: $211 Multiple: $193

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How Music Works – Vibrations and Sounds


Using their unique blend of hybrid music, acting, and dance, The Fourth Wall will introduce students to the concepts of science in music. With an accordion, flute, and trombone, The Fourth Wall performs an interactive lesson on pitch, sound waves, and more.

This program meets standards in Life Skills Science Teamwork
  • Grades: K-23-56-8
  • Length: 45 min
  • Audience Limit: 300
Single: $649 Double: $1,038

Accompanying Workshop Trio: $270
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