The Accelerating the Arts programs are designed to expose K-12 students to a variety of artistic genres during their scheduled class time. They will follow NYC Department of Education Standards while also following the current curriculum (if applicable to the school) and/or the teaching artists’ own curriculum (if the school does not have an ongoing program). Most of the teaching artists selected will have experience teaching, or be current college or graduate students that are currently enrolled in arts programs at QC, while some are already professionals in their respective fields. These programs will encompass 4, 6 or 8 week residencies, depending on the availability of the schools and limitations of the budgets involved. Most residencies will have a culminating concert for family and the school community to attend when complete.

MUSIC

The Jazz Project, developed in 1995 with Jimmy Heath, previous director of Jazz Studies at the Aaron Copland School of Music (ACSM) at Queens College, is a hands-on school residency program for instrumental and vocal students in public schools grades 6-12.

 

SING AND PLAY 101:

The class is divided into groups. Group A sings. Group B plays chords.  Group C sings melody. The last sessions of the program will include the class singing and playing together. Loud voices and the musician position will be enforced.

Bach to School:

The goal of the Bach to School program is to introduce elementary school students to hearing live classical music during the day in their own schools.

 

CREATIVE WRITING, THEATER, AND DANCE:

Repertory Theatre Company by Professor Charles Repole:

These performance groups, encompassed by Queens College theater students, perform 25-30-minute plays for students during their class time. Minimal props are involved as it is a part of the goal of the program—having the students look closely at what the actors are doing with their hands and body gestures.

The Inner Technology of Knowing:

Mindfulness in Motion by Professor Yin Mei Critchell: This is a movement-based learning program geared for K-12 students. It is designed to expand contemplative thought and practices from monasteries into 21st century life through hands-on exercises that combine mindfulness and listening with mobile application development.

Storytelling with Props and Movement 

Storytelling helps children learn about themselves and one another. During the course of this residency, the students will work collaboratively to create an original story that they can perform using creative movement and visual art elements.

Spoken Word/Poetry

Explore the concepts of feelings, identity, and culture through the use of performance and poetry. The spoken word art form helps students develop confidence and a sense of self while strengthening their academic literary skills.

 

LOUIS ARMSTRONG HOUSE MUSEUM CLASS TRIP WELCOME PROGRAM:

Bring your class for a visit to the Louis Armstrong House Museum. The museum tells the story of the meteoric rise of one of the greatest musicians of our time. Class trips are designed for students in grades K-12 and can be customized to support your curriculum. Each tour will highlight rare personal recordings of Louis Armstrong that can be heard only at the Museum. Tours are $6.00 per person.

Ordering information for Louis Armstrong House Museum Tours:

For details or to schedule your Louis Armstrong House Museum class trip, simply contact our Student Tour Manager at 718.478.8274 or by email at reservations@louisarmstronghouse.org You can also schedule your trip online at LouisArmstrongHouse.org

Is there a link to order for Revelations?

All Revelations tickets are $8.00 or $6.00 when reserving three or more performances at one time. Buy 15 tickets and get one free. Book your field trip by calling 718.739.8080 or emailing boxoffice@kupferbergcenter.org Programs and events are subject to change without notice.

Save with School Purchase Order. Use NYC DOE Vendor Number: COL022000

Ordering Information for In-School Residencies:

Pricing for Kupferberg Center for the Arts’ In-School Residencies varies based on the specific program and length. Eight-week residencies are $1,500. Call for pricing and availability for our four and six-week residencies and single day courses.

For details or to schedule your residency, email boxoffice@kupferbergcenter.org or call 718.793.8080.