Chautauqua’s School Residencies programs provide arts integrated learning opportunities that address key areas of student need, especially in the post-COVID era. This programming has been designed to be inclusive of multiple learning styles and levels of ability, accessible to learners at all levels in the classroom.
This program was originally developed for self-contained, special education classrooms to meet the strong need for arts education learning opportunities for these students. While this program prioritizes serving this population, it is also appropriate for students in mainstreamed classrooms at the developmental levels listed below.
Each program is designed as a 10-week residency, with each class meeting for 25 minutes per week. Schools may host either program for the full 10-weeks, or combine the two over a 10-week period.
This program will be funded in part by schools through the Erie 2 BOCES Arts in Education Co-Ser program. Contact Suzanne Fassett-Wright at [email protected] for fee structure details. Capacity is limited – submit your school’s application to participate by June 15, 2022.
Generous support is provided for this program by the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation and the Children’s Guild Foundation.
Director of Arts Education
“Feelin’ the Beat”
For developmental levels Pre-K – 4, adaptable for 5-8 upon request
This program integrates social emotional learning and musical skill development through drumming. Students drum, learning the elements of music while developing their ability to take turns, lead and follow, identify and express emotions and collaborate with peers towards a common goal. More advanced classes additionally develop music improvisation skills and a knowledge of some basic hand drumming beats.
“Sing Me a Story”
For developmental levels Pre-K – 2
This program integrates early reading and musical skill development, encouraging students to develop their reading comprehension skills while singing, drumming and moving through the stories. This interactive program encourages students to be active participants in the reading process, working on predictive skills, recall and retell along with their understandings of rhythm, melody and tone color.