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Having completed training in Arts Integration through a partnership with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Pam and Spencer, of Wild Carrot, are TEACHING ARTISTS specializing in ARTS INTEGRATION - weaving together arts activities and COMMON CORE CURRICULUM from Language Arts and Social Studies to Math and Science.

Having completed training in Arts Integration through a partnership with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Pam and Spencer, of Wild Carrot, are TEACHING ARTISTS specializing in ARTS INTEGRATION - weaving together arts activities and COMMON CORE CURRICULUM from Language Arts and Social Studies to Math and Science.

Wild Carrot

Award-winning group, Wild Carrot, performs Americana and Folk music and offers songwriting workshops based on a class’ curriculum. Pam Temple and Spencer Funk are Wild Carrot. They have received Arts Integration training through a partnership with the Kennedy Center for the Arts. Pam Temple is a certified writing workshop facilitator with Women Writing for (a) Change ®. Spencer Funk is an experienced guitar instructor.

 

Wild Carrot is offering live performances and workshops via Zoom or other platforms. Virtual performances and workshops can be done for classrooms/schools meeting in-person or virtually. Artists will work with each class/school to ensure a fun, functional and safe experience online. Wild Carrot will consider school performances on a case-by-case basis.


 

Our Roots are Showing! interactive performance

Curriculum: Music, Social Studies

This performance features a wide variety of American Roots music from jazz and folk songs to show tunes and original material.  Spanning the last century with an interactive style that keeps all ages interested, the artists demonstrate and discuss the history and geography of the music and the people who brought it to this country. The artists share and demonstrate a number of instruments, including guitar, mandolin, concertina, lap dulcimer, and banjo. The performance is adaptable for elementary and middle school grades.

Recommend Grades: K-6 or 6-8

Length: 50 minutes

Cost: $450 first session / $150 each additional

Max #Sessions per Day: 2


 

Learning Across the Curriculum through Songwriting Workshop

Curriculum: Creative Writing, Language Arts, Music, Social Studies, STEM

Wild Carrot's unique songwriting workshops allow teachers to direct the subject matter of the song written in each class, allowing the artists to incorporate virtually any national content standard! Wild Carrot will help each class write a song and will leave the class with a recording of their song. The artists encourage and require participation of the teacher during the workshop.

Recommended Grades: K-6

Maximum Audience: 30

Length: 50-60 Minutes

Cost: $350 first session/$100 each additional; if booked with Our Roots are Showing! performance: $300 first workshop/$75 each additional

Max #Sessions per Day: 4


 

Lyrics and Learning: The Standards through Song Residency

Curriculum: Creative Writing, Language Arts, Music, Social Studies, STEM

In this engaging residency, students will learn the fundamentals of songwriting – rhythm, rhyme and melody – and apply their knowledge while writing original songs about academic content. Although they can remember all the words to the latest pop radio hits, students often have difficulty retaining necessary facts of math, science, grammar or history. When students write their own songs about such topics as fractions, the water cycle, parts of speech or government, they retain facts and deepen their understanding of both the content and the artistic process. Over two to five sessions per classroom, students will learn about song construction and craft, create new lyrics from academic content, compose new melodies and use the fun and joy of singing to help retain important facts. Each class will be given a CD recording of their new song! Award-winning songwriters and musicians, Pam Temple and Spencer Funk will facilitate the process while instilling confidence to help students and teachers create a learning tool that is easily adaptable to other curriculum areas. The residency may culminate in an evening concert for parents and the community featuring a presentation of the students' work.

Recommended Ages: Grades K-6

Maximum Audience: 30

Length: 50 minutes a session; minimum 2 sessions per classroom

Cost: $700/day, $3000/week

Max #Sessions per Day: 4


 

Rise Up Singing: The American Folk Song Movement Post-WWII

Curriculum: Music, Social Studies

The years immediately following WWII were prosperous and optimistic years for the U.S. and this optimism could be felt and heard in the popular music of the day. However, under the surface of complacency, social activism was rumbling: workers’ rights, women’s rights, civil rights, environmental awareness and anti-nuclear war activism. The folk music of this era gives students insight into the post-WWII societal issues that would come to the forefront in the following decades and are still in the media today. Making connections between the present and the past helps students understand and retain facts about history by putting events into perspective. Wild Carrot introduces students to multiple instruments and the folk music songwriting process while bringing historical issues and events of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s into focus through the music of pioneers like Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie.

Recommend Grades: 8-10

Length: 50 minutes

Cost: $450 first session / $150 each additional

Max #Sessions per Day: 2