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Young Audiences' innovative and engaging programming can be customized to meet your schools individual needs. Below you will find a selection of programs offered by Young Audiences' trained teaching artists. Please contact us for more information.

 

Artist: Rhythm/Soul
Self improvement, determination, problem solving, conflict resolution, and confidence will all be discussed in the skits to teach kids how to overcome different aspects of bullying.
 

Artist: Frank Levy
Award winning director, actor, and educator Frank Levy shares his ideas on expanding the language arts curriculum by teaching important creative thinking and writing skills such as: pre-writing, building stories, creating character, evoking descriptive language, and critiquing.
 

In this workshop, students will become "artist reporters" in the creation, assembly, and distribution of a self-produced artist publication known as a zine.
 

Artist: OperaCréole
Opera and classical music in New Orleans and around the world has always included the contributions of people of color. It is their participation in opera, as well as the music of Africa, Spain, and Haiti that contributed to the birth of jazz. This is true for many people of African descent around the world. This history has been lost for too long! Now is the time for young people to learn about all of their history.
 

Artist: John Rankin
John Rankin, master of finger style guitar playing, takes students on a musicial journey spanning from the Renaissance to modern day. Elements of music, the human response and what makes certain music timeless are just a few of the topics covered.
 

This engaging program is designed to coordinate with Black History Month. Students will delight in the kaleidoscope of African songs, storytelling, poetry, spirituals and selections from both Opera and the Broadway stage.
 

Ivory Coast natives Seguenon Kone and Boubacar Cissoko provide a unique and informative program hilighting the role of the drum in African culture.
 

Explore American history through this engaging program with a focus on country and western music of the 20th century. Students will learn about the roots of this popular American musical tradition and participate in a traveling "Louisiana Hayride."
 

Marian Anderson's concert at the Lincoln Memorial sponsored by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt set America on a new path to freedom and justice. This program pays tribue to the civil rights icon who forged a path for artists in the operatic field today.
 

This program will take the audience on a trip to Africa. Students will explore the culture of the coast of West Africa through song and dance, and audience members will be selected to play an instrument or learn a traditional African dance.
 

This is a culturally rich learning experience that takes students on a tour "Across the Border" to several regions of Mexico through dance. Students will discover Mexico's unique and exciting traditions and participate in a traditional folklore dance.
 

Leading artist and educator Roscoe Reddix Jr. uses everyday stories to show classroom teachers who think they are not “creative” and “artistic” simple activities and techniques to bring arts and creativity to their students. Participants will leave with ready-to-use knowledge, the foundation to create their own lessons, and the inspiration to continue to be an arts facilitator in the classroom.
 

In this comprehensive residency with actor / producer Terence Rosemore, students will receive an overview of the vocational opportunities in the Film industry
 

Drums move the body and the soul. N’Kafu Traditional African Dance Company will take you on a journey to the riches continent in the world. Students will gain a clear understanding of age-old values and folklore of the African people through dance and drumming.
 

Students will be amazed at this spectacular presentation of Afro-Caribbean culture. From the drummers and dancers in traditional African dress to the larger than lie stil dancers, this program is sure to engage everyone present.
 

A sixteen-year professional educator, Ms. Davis provides creative educational resources, interactive websites, and guides for teachers to explore. Her workshops use stories, humor, and creative movements to meet specific objectives for participants.
 

The PRC also offers two stand-alone lessons on topics that are all too often neglected in our city’s classrooms: the development of the architecture and neighborhoods of New Orleans. Architecture 101 is an interactive look into the development of the unique and distinct architectural types and styles that can be found across New Orleans.
 

Artist: Todd Shaffer
Locally and nationally recognized visual artist Todd Shaffer shows instructors and artists alike the never-fail foundation for bringing visual arts to their students. Participants will engage in an array of arts activities and projects and leave with an arsenal of ideas for their own lessons.
 

Led by award winning Louisiana artist Tanya Dischler, students will practice drawing techniques of Louisiana's wetlands and native species and hear stories by Angela Davis to compliment and integrate the artistic process.
 

Designed for teachers grades 3-6, this five unit literacy curriculum combines arts-integration techniques with Dr. John Bransford’s research on How People Learn. Each unit uses an art technique to explore literacy concepts through one or more texts igniting the creative process for students.
 
 
 



 
   
 
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