Guy Mendilow Ensemble

Workshops and Residencies for Grades 5+




Storytelling through Lyrics • Recording • Animation

How can we make our own stories include others, so that they resonate more deeply?

How can we increase the relevance of our stories so that others will listen? 

What is the role of music in adding emotional power to our words? 

Ages Grades 5+
Length 60-120 minutes | 3-5 days  
Group Size Please contact us to discuss your objectives



Forgotten Kingdom

Adapted for grades 5-6

Embark on a musical trek through a nearly lost world with Guy Mendilow Ensemble’s The Forgotten Kingdom. Journey through former Ottoman lands starting in Sarajevo and winding through Salónica in a narrative-driven performance reimagining the historical record of Sephardic communities of the Balkans and Mediterranean. 

Ages Grades 5-6  
Length 45-60 minutes | Single session | Class visit, youth series theatre performance or school assembly  
Group Size Suitable for groups of any size though best for intimate numbers


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Sailors, Sirens & Kings

Adventures of Ladino Song

Through story and song, this classroom program introduces students to the richness
and history of Sephardic cultures from the former Ottoman Empire.

Ages Grades 5+
Length 60-90 minutes | Single Session  
Best for intimate classroom presentation


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Around The World In Rounds!

Join us for a fun participatory song session. Rounds are an easy, exciting way for everyone to be part of fulfilling music-making, regardless of previous experience. Avid round collector Guy Mendilow shares some gems from around the world, skillfully accompanied by his band. No prior training needed - just come prepared to have a great time singing together. Have a favorite round to share? Bring it! 

Ages Grade 5+
Length 60-90 minutes | Single workshop
Suitable for Groups of Any Size


Guy Mendilow

M.M. Longy School of Music; International Certificate, Dalcroze Eurhythmics, Longy School of Music; B.A. Oberlin College

Guy Mendilow is Director of Music and Education for the Guy Mendilow Ensemble, "An international tour de force” (Bethlehem Morning Call) from the Middle-East, South and North America. The Ensemble combines world-class musicianship with cinematic storytelling in shows that “explode with artistry, refinement, and excitement” (Hebrew Union College), whisking audiences to distant times and picturesque places to stir highly resonant connections to contemporary struggles and dilemmas.  

The Guy Mendilow Ensemble was distinguished by the National Endowment for the Arts for public engagement with diverse and excellent art and the strengthening of communities through the arts, and is the recipient of grant awards from foundations like The Boston Foundation, New England Foundation for the Arts, Arts Midwest and Western Arts Alliance.

Alongside performance, Mendilow is active in music education, pursuing Dalcroze Education as a means of cultivating musicality while fostering vital skills such as deep focus and the sense of contribution, capability and belonging that together form esteem. Mendilow designs custom artist residencies for leading performing arts organizations like Celebrity Series of Boston and including innovative storytelling/songwriting projects with at-risk populations.

Mendilow’s research interests include music and culture of Sephardic communities  of Salónica,in the early twentieth  century.

Mendilow is a guest artist-lecturer in  universities across the U.S. including Harvard University, Cornell University, Brandeis University, Oberlin College, University of Oregon and the University of Washington, leads children's workshops in schools worldwide and directs the Dalcroze School of Boston, offering Dalcroze Education for children and adults in the Boston area.