Music and Performance Arts


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Workshop activities: 1. Craft – Guitars

2. Key Points – Music and Performing Arts

3. Collaborative – Musical Skits

4. Writing - Musical Scales

5. Math/Logic – Lego Rhythm

6. Character Connection - Phoenix

7. Big Activity – Performance Preparation

8. Movement – Hokey Pokey

Quests:

  • Attend a musical performance.

  • Start working on a six-week project.

  • Play Carnegie Hall's play games: http://www.carnegiehall.org/article/explore_and_learn/art_online_resources_listening_adventures.html

  • Play some math games.

  • Learn a new dance.

  • Write the script for a skit.

  • Perform in a talent show or recital.

  • Learn a new instrument or improve on one you already know.

  • Choreograph your own dance.

  • Write a song.

  • What do you think Harry Potter's favorite songs might be? Make an album of “Harry Potter’s Top Hits.” Complete it with album cover art.

  • Make costumes.

  • Make a claymation movie.

  • Have groups of students demonstrate the different acting styles.

  • http://iml.jou.ufl.edu/projects/s12/gair_j/techniques.html

  • http://www.acting-school-stop.com/acting-techniques.html

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_acting_techniques

  • http://www.backstage.com/advice-for-actors/resources/8-acting-techniques-and-stars-who-swear-them/

  • Play some improvisation games with your family.

  • Make riddles about movies. Be prepared to share your movie riddles to the class. Who can guess which movies you're giving clues for?

  • Explore math from various movies: http://www.math.harvard.edu/~knill/mathmovies/

  • Create a budget for aspiring actors.

  • Explore other jobs in Hollywood: http://creativeskillset.org/creative_industries/film/job_roles

  • Explore characters of other inanimate objects. For example, how would a person talk and perform if they were sandpaper?

  • Get a stack of index cards. On each card, write the name of one of your favorite performers. Put the cards in thee different arrangements:

  • by age

  • by last name

  • by popularity

Sing a choir song.

  • Read or watch some Shakespeare.