In this residency students explore the driving question, “what do poets and jazz musicians have in common?” Through a live jazz performance, five classroom visits with a writer, and a visit with the musician, students will learn that improvisation, phrasing, and tone are just a few of the similarities. This experience encourages a familiarity with jazz music as well as encourages students with writing prompts for poetry. In a suggested culminating event, students read their poetry aloud to another class, or a gathering of their parents. A planning meeting with the artists is recommended. Developed in collaboration with AFL program staff and have multiple choices for customizing. Prices vary, call for details.
This program meets standards in 21st Century Skills, Communication, Creative Writing, Critical Thinking, Flexible Themes, Language Arts, Life Skills, Listening & Speaking, Poetry, Social Studies, and U.S. History & Culture.
30 students per workshop unless otherwise noted.
300 students per performance unless otherwise noted.
Double: Two performances, one right after the other.
Subsequent: Additional sessions on the same day in the same location.
45 minutes per workshops unless otherwise noted.
45 minutes per performances unless otherwise noted.
Arts for Learning is a not-for-profit organization. All of our artists are professional teaching artists who are paid for their time and talents.
The fees listed in this catalog represent approximately half of the actual cost of producing and delivering these programs to our community. These fees are subsidized through fundraising, grants, and donations and with support from many organizations, corporations and individuals.