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 receive a printed booklet of the musical they wrote including the
script and 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 hours per classroom
  • Materials: $1.50 per student
  • Travel from Eugene