The Houston Symphony is issuing trading cards this season that highlight its musicians, with an initial set of 33 cards initially rolled out this summer.
What a brilliant way to use the musicians of the orchestra as a potential collector's item for students. Many young students of orchestral instruments look up to those in their city's orchestra as superstars in the same way that kids traditionally look up to sports heroes. The trading cards format can spread the message among school classrooms and hallways in ways that traditional grown-up vehicles such as brochures and glitzy websites cannot.
Want to get in on the trading card action? Education World has a tutorial by Lorrie Jackson on how to make trading cards with Microsoft Word.