SCHOOL RESIDENCIES
UNSUNG STORIES of the CIVIL WAR RESIDENCY
These residencies use music from the original production Unsung Stories of the Civil War to present a cross disciplinary program about the Civil War related to history, literature, geography music and health curricula. The final day has a presentation by the students for classmates and family members, often including student instrumental ensembles as well.

5 Days.

Listen to short samples from some songs from the Civil War era. Click on the Song Title: note you must have an MP3 player to hear the samples. 
A Soldier's Letter Home - My Dearest Jessie
He Freed the Slaves - Mr. Lincoln Done Freed Us
Into the Heart of the Confederacy - Forward to Richmond

KIDS SONGS RESIDENCY
By involving the entire class in brainstorming, a unique song is born. A fast paced exercise in logic, organization and the reality of a child's world & interests, this democratic songwriting process creates an awareness of self, ability and success. What is revealed to the participants is that the initial ideas need to be developed; paying full attention gets results. Flexibility is essential and hard work is rewarding. Younger children or students with a minimal knowledge of music focus on the structure of a song, possible styles and the process of translating original ideas into lyrics. During the workshop, groups of up to 30 students create original songs. This size limit is necessary so that each child can participate actively.

Minimum of five days

Listen to short samples from some of the songs the kids have written & recorded, Click on the Song Title: note you must have an MP3 player to hear the samples. 
Rocky... a very unusual guinea pig! He plays ice hockey.
Time - The nature of time from a child's point of view.
Dogs ... All dogs are special!

STUDIO In The SCHOOL RESIDENCY 
Musician & composer Bruce Burnside is the lead presenter for these innovative residencies which introduce up to 25 music students to songwriting, composing and the work required to produce multi-track recordings. The twelve day workshop is scheduled at intervals in three day sessions. The final session includes an experienced audio engineer and equipment for the recording sessions. 
Twelve days, divided into three date sessions presented at intervals over three to four months.

 

Listen to short samples from some of the songs the kids have written & recorded, Click on the Song Title: note you must have an MP3 player to hear the samples. 
The Happy Ferret Song -
The Ferret & the Muskrat From the St. Paul School
Hot Salsa from Bayfield HS - Hananéro
Ever ask - Why? Washburn HS
A little bit of the Blues... Bluesy Bayfield HS
Ready for some Rock 'n Roll - Feebleminded Washburn HS

COMBINED RESIDENCY

Basic songwriting and Civil War curriculum based residencies are often offered on a five day schedule. A good choice for schools that are planning a Forgotten Wisdom residency for the first time.

 

Five days

Forgotten Wisdom
85455 Happy Hollow Road
Bayfield, Wisconsin 54814