Artists in the Schools

The Raleigh Symphony Orchestra offers these imaginative musical programs which engage, educate and entertain students.

Coloring Stories

An interactive performance that features audience participation in “creating” a story. Recent performances include a “dramatic” reading of the Dr. Seuss classic, “The Cat in the Hat” with percussion accompaniment that was followed by the ever popular “Green Eggs and Ham”. Designed for grades K through 3.

Ugly Duckling and Wolfie Locks

Grades K-5, audience 300-400, Length: 45 min. These stories deal with gossiping and bullying. Wolfie Locks, is introduced by reminding children of some of the lies that have been told about the “big, bad wolf”ť and how these led to his being mistreated in such classics as “Peter and the Wolf”ť. The presentation weaves a little of the “Three Little Pigs”ť, “Red Riding Hood”ť, and even the “Three Bears” into the story. In my re-telling of the classic story, The Ugly Duckling, the music brings the feelings of the little duckling to life. Children become very involved as the music and story express his struggle to find his place in the world.

All that Jazz!

A study of jazz forms and cultural differences that influenced jazz styles. Demonstrations include roles jazz players engage: lead, bass line, rhythm, and the focus of jazz as a conversational trading of musical lines. Style form discussions include: Bebop, Latin Jazz, Jazz, Fusion, R&B, Smooth Jazz, Funk, and Modern Jazz, just to mention a few. Designed for middle school age students.


All of this is made possible by the United Arts Council of Wake County. Each imaginative musical experience for students is a link, please click on them to find out more information on what we offer with the United Arts Council.