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Dr. Craig Woodson presents 5 assemblies in the Ohio area and 2 of them outside that area. These are best suited for the Pre-K to 8th grade audience. Assemblies are 45-50 minutes in length.
ALL ASSEMBLIES INCLUDE

  • Interactive performance where students actively participate throughout the program

  • Audience participation with some students and teachers on stage

  • Musical performance by Dr. Woodson and the students

  • Demonstrations of multi-cultural instruments from around the world

  • Support for the K-8 academic standards with age-appropriate content

  • Aspects of music, art, history, science and social studies

  • Colorful signs on stage that summarize his presentations

  • A combination of educational content, humor, and authentic sounds

  • Fun-filled culmination near the end of the program

  • A demonstration of Dr. Woodson’s Sound Shape drum invention

FIVE ASSEMBLIES ON WORLD MUSIC & INSTRUMENT-MAKING

"A World Orchestra You Can Build"

  • How to make and play 12 simple musical instruments from around the world

  • Includes instruments from many cultures: Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe, and the Middle East

  • Incorporates four body sounds: hand pop, cheek drum, hair pluck and lip buzz

  • Homemade instruments include a coat hanger harp, garden hose slide whistle, taped frame drum, plucked idiophone

  • A culminating fun-filled improvisation performed by student and teacher volunteers on stage.

  • Follow-up curriculum at www.RootsofRhythm.net and his video “Make Your Own Horn and Toot It!” is available

  • Instrument-making parts available at www.ethnomusicinc.com/products/overview.htm


"Drum Lessons from Around the World"

  • Performance on many types of drums from around the world

  • Instruments include a European friction drum, African talking drum, square Arabic drum, African kalimba

  • Features a full drum set, the slow to fast snare drum roll, and drum making

  • Dr. Woodson builds a simple frame drum in two minutes

  • Presentation includes a section on hearing protection

  • Stage posters highlight assembly content: 'Teach, Science, History, and Cultures'

  • Follow-up student activities are available for free to download at www.RootsofRhythm.net .


"To Mars with Music in 2030"

  • Based on Dr. Woodson's participation in the 2000 NASA video “Windows on Mars”

  • On finding musical sounds in a spaceship on a future mission to the Red Planet

  • How we might make instruments along the way by recycling objects used on the trip

  • On Mars these items are combined with Martian materials to perform music

  • Volunteers from the audience help demonstrate his ideas

  • Instruments include a fire extinguisher bell, food container violin, clay pressure drum, and bamboo/flower pot horn

  • Follow-up Mars information is at http://www.highmars.org/niac/education/pelebase/marsnews.html .


“Adowa—West African Drumming, Dancing and Culture”

  • On a famous type of music performed in Ghana, West Africa called 'Adowa'

  • With guest artist Olugbala Manns, renowned drummer and drum maker

  • Drums are used for communication, a demonstration of the famous talking drums

  • Dance motions show how movements convey specific meanings

  • Background on the Asante people, a major cultural nation in Ghana

  • How Ghanaian children perform this music on homemade instruments

  • Follow up material on Adowa is at www.RootsofRhythm.net .

“Build Your Own Symphony Orchestra”

  • An introduction to the instrument families of a symphony orchestra

  • Includes instrument families of brass, woodwinds, strings, and percussion

  • The instruments' history, technology, cultural heritage, and music

  • 4 audience members are invited to play real orchestral instruments on stage

  • 12 audience members are invited to play homemade instruments on stage

  • Instruments include a violin, clarinet, snare drum and cymbals

  • Follow-up material for students and teachers located at www.RootofRhythm.net


ASSEMBLY COSTS
Northeast Ohio

  • Within 25 miles of Chagrin Falls, Ohio

  • One 50-minute assembly for around 350 K-8 students is $500

  • Each additional assembly is $250

  • There can be up to 4 assemblies per day

  • Discounts are available for purchases of $1000/day, this may include assemblies and/or workshops


Other areas of Ohio

  • Outside of northeastern Ohio

  • One 50-minute assembly for around 350 students is $650.00

  • Each additional assembly is $250.

  • There can be up to 4 assemblies per day

  • There is a minimum of 2 per day

  • Discounts are available for purchases of $1000/day, this may include assemblies and/or workshops

Outside of Ohio

  • One 50-minute assembly for around 350 students is $950.00.

  • Each additional assembly is $250.

  • There can be up to 4 assemblies per day

  • There is a minimum of 2 events per day

  • Discounts are available for purchases of $1000/day, this may include assemblies and/or workshops

TRAVEL COSTS

Expenses for travel may apply to any area in the U.S., but will increase with greater distances from Chagrin Falls, Ohio. These might include:

  • Fuel costs at $0.50 per mile

  • Per Diem for miscellaneous expenses including meals if needed

  • Overnight lodging if needed

  • Cab fare if needed

  • Air flight and related travel costs if needed

  • Shipping or excess baggage fees if needed

Near Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Travel expense within 25 miles of Chagrin Falls is included in the price.

In Ohio beyond Chagrin Falls, Ohio area. Travel outside 25 miles from Chagrin Falls, Ohio will require additional fees for transportation including possible per diem and overnights.

In Greater Columbus, Ohio area. Contact Oulanje Regan at the Greater Columbus Arts Council to book Dr. Woodson.  Fees include some travel expenses, but overnights and per diem are additional.

In Greater Medina, Ohio area. Contact the Medina Arts Council to book Dr. Woodson. Email Brenda Zacharias at bzachari@medina-esck12.oh.us .  Fees include most travel expenses, but overnights and per diem are additional. 

In Southern California area. The World Orchestra and Mars programs are available in Southern California:

In Other Areas . Contact Dr. Woodson for prices and how to combine bookings with existing trips around the U.S.


SCHEDULE A SCHOOL EVENT
To learn more about pricing and availability contact Dr. Woodson or call him at 440-725-8767.

To schedule a school event use the online scheduling form .

For information contact Dr. Craig Woodson at 440-725-8767


 

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