Project Description

In this musical writing program, students will work together to write and perform a mini musical with up to three original songs. Students will learn about play structure, singing, songwriting, and improvisation as a tool for composition. Each session includes a warmup for the body, voice, or mind; creative collaboration in small groups; and refining and rehearsing ideas as a class.

Final Product
By the end of this residency, students will have written and performed a mini musical with
up to 3 original songs. They will also have the option to take a piece from the set and/or a copy of the script or lyrics.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will learn how to use improvisation as a tool for creating and capturing creative ideas.
  • Students will be able to channel their emotions into creative movement, dialogue and song.
  • Students will gain experience collaborating on a creative project from beginning to end.

Suggested Grades

  • Kindergarten-5th grade (can be adapted for all ages)

Pricing Breakdown

  • 4 visits at 45 minutes each
  • Prep hours: 3.5 hours per classroom
  • Materials: $2.50 per student
  • Travel from Eugene

**4j schools choosing this residency through the ArtSpark program will be required to pay a portion of the prep hours**

Why I teach:

“I live where pedagogy and artistry meet and I use my work as an artist to inform my teaching and vice versa. I’m passionate about creating and holding space for others to tell their stories and connect to their hearts, through music. –Hannah Sophia (they/them)

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