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The Stones River Chamber Players at MTSU

Contact Name: Deanna Little


MTSU School of Music, Po Box 47
1439 Faulkinberry Drive
Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37132
United States
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Phone: (615) 556-0754

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The Stones River Chamber Players at MTSU offer a new, arts inclusive community outreach program, entitled Notes & Tales for Kids. The inaugural composition, The Mousewife, is a musical/theatrical performance created for young audiences. Together faculty and students from MTSU interact with teachers, students, and parents within our surrounding community and beyond. The Mousewife is a collaboration intended to intellectually, emotionally and morally impact young audiences as they engage in learning through the arts.

The Stones River Chamber Players at MTSU also offer masterclasses, workshops and musical performances to learners and listeners of all ages.

Contact The Stones River Chamber Players  at deanna.little@mtsu.edu

Sample Programs Offered

Program Title: The Mousewife

Program Type: Arts Appreciation

Program Description:

Performances: September 21, 22, 25, 2023.

Performed by The Stones River Chamber Players at MTSU as part of their new, arts inclusive
community outreach program, entitled Notes & Tales for Kids. The Mousewife is the inaugural

The Mousewife is an interactive composition, incorporating young audience participation in
cooperation with school music teachers. Students will learn the finale song, “Forever Free,” and
join the ensemble in performing this song en masse.

The Mousewife, composed by Steve Rouse. Based on a book by Rumer Godden, it tells the
story of a little mouse who proves to be different from all the other mice—she has dreams.
When a Dove is brought to the house, the mouse overcomes her fear of his strangeness and
differentness to become good friends with him. The Dove teaches the Mousewife all about
freedom and the outside world. Through a combination of musical and theatrical arts, this story
provides opportunities for emotional growth in the listener and touches on issues of personal
freedoms, self-esteem, self-sacrifice, friendship, separation, and prejudice.

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