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Cathy Morris

About the artist

Based in Indianapolis and California, Cathy Morris is a violinist (standard and electric), composer, arranger, producer and educator. A violinist of 30 years and a teaching artist with Arts for Learning for 23 years, Cathy is a graduate of Indiana University, where she studied violin performance and arts management. Cathy has performed with numerous nationally known artists, including Chuck Mangione, George Benson, Burt Bacharach, and Spyro Gyra. “I use music as a means to impact audiences of all ages through performances, workshops, programs, and philanthropic projects,” Cathy says. When performing and working with students, her most pressing goal is to “empower individual potential” in students while improving their knowledge of everything from history to geography. She also works to impart to students the value and importance of cultural tolerance. To learn more about Cathy Morris, visit her website.

 

Programs

Latin Jazz

Performance

Rumbas, mambos, bossa novas, and the sambas of Brazil, Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic give students an introduction to Latin jazz. They will learn about the instruments, cultures, and regions where Latin jazz originated.

This program meets standards in Social Studies South/Central Amer. & Carribean Culture U.S. History & Culture
  • Grades: K-23-56-89-12
  • Length: 45 min
  • Audience Limit: 300
Single: $625 Double: $820

O Pato – A Sing Along Storytime

Workshop

Students will act out the story of a duck and friends in this Portuguese folk song with live violin performance. Coming together in a circle, students will take turns participating in singing, dancing, and acting while learning cooperation.

This program meets standards in Life Skills Teamwork
  • Grades: Pre-K
  • Length: 90 min
  • Audience Limit: 20

90 minute workshop: $150

Theme and Variations on the Violin

Workshop

A demonstration of musical styles including classical, Celtic, country, bluegrass, and jazz using acoustic and unique electric violins. Students will learn about the cultural and geographic regions represented by the music, and will have a chance to try playing a violin.

  • Grades: 3-56-89-12
  • Length: 45 min
  • Audience Limit: 30
Single: $104 Multiple: $80

The World of Strings

Performance

Students will learn about the role of stringed instruments beyond classical music, as performed on acoustic and electric string instruments. Students will enjoy samplings of country music, rock music and more.

This program meets standards in Social Studies World History & Culture
  • Grades: 3-56-89-12
  • Length: 45 min
  • Audience Limit: 300
Single: $519 Double: $616

A Recipe for Jazz

Performance

Students will be introduced to jazz, funk, blues, Latin, and Cajun styles of music played on electric violins, keyboards, percussion, electric bass, and drums. This program includes exciting student interaction and audience participation.

This program meets standards in U.S. History & Culture
  • Grades: 3-56-89-12
  • Length: 45 min
  • Audience Limit: 300
Single: $625 Double: $820

Music from Around the World

Performance

Students will become familiar with the string family of instruments, and will listen to the rhythms and melodies of Spain, Germany, Scotland, Mexico, Argentina, Russia, and Japan.

This program meets standards in Social Studies World History & Culture
  • Grades: 3-56-89-12
  • Length: 45 min
  • Audience Limit: 300
Single: $519 Double: $616

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