2015-2016 ums k-12 field trip brochure

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Our K-12 school day performances in 2015-2016. Learn more about our K-12 programs: http://ums.org/learn/k-12/


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  • UMS Field Trips Provide:

    C R E AT I V I T Y, by providing a fertile learning ground and encouraging innovative approaches to exploring complex issues.

    CO N N E C T I O N , by incorporating a variety of cultural, social, and

    historical topics that help students connect their personal experiences to

    universal themes.

    CO M M U N I T Y , by broadening students perspectives as they encounter artists from distinct cultural backgrounds, as well as diverse groups of

    students from throughout the region.

    UMS Educator Workshops Support:

    A R T I S T I C A N D C U LT U R A L E X P LO R AT I O N , by offering educators experiences to expand their knowledge about diverse art forms and cultures.

    C U R R I C U L A R CO N N E C T I O N S , by helping educators bridge the gap between artistic experiences and specific Common Core state standards

    through arts-integration strategies.

    COMMUNITY, by drawing together like-minded educators who support

    the arts in education and want to share their challenges, successes, and

    best practices.

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    We believe in the power of world-class performing arts to inspire, transform, and

    connect individuals with transcendent experiences. Housed on the campus of the

    University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, UMS (also known as the University Musical

    Society) is one of the oldest performing arts presenters in the country, committed

    to connecting audiences with performing artists from around the world in

    uncommon and engaging experiences.

    What are UMS Field Trips?UMS Field Trips are music, theater, and dance presentations carefully chosen

    from UMSs complete season and referred to as School Day Performances.

    Performances are artistically unaltered presentations of the same material that the

    general public experiences in the evening, and tickets are only $7 each. Bringing

    your class to a School Day Performance is not only a fun field trip, but a way to

    make classroom curricula come to life.

    What are UMS K-12 Educator Workshops?K-12 Educator Workshops are professional development opportunities for

    teachers to explore arts-based classroom strategies that nurture student learning

    and support student achievement goals across various areas of the curriculum.

    UMSs Three Guiding Principles for K-12 Education Programs ACCESSIBILITY

    The Arts are for everyone, of any socio-economic status or ability.


    Arts-infused experiences engage and motivate students, provide them with multiple entry points in other subject areas, and energize teaching and learning.


    Artistic excellence creates sparks in us all, and encourages us to achieve our very best.

    What is UMS?Learning is core to UMSs mission.

  • Character Interviews: A Dramatic Approach to Reading ComprehensionLed by Kennedy Center Teaching Artist Lenore Blank Kelner

    Thursday, November 5 // 4:30 pm7:30 pmWISD Teaching and Learning Center (1819 S. Wagner Road, Ann Arbor)Fee: $30, Grades 3-8

    Teachers explore an effective and engaging technique for involving students in examining literature and developing their reading comprehension skills. Participants discover how to use an imaginary talk show format in which students are interviewed while portraying characters from a book. Teachers also learn how to become the talk show host and pose appropriate questions that require students to support their answers from the literature, make predictions and inferences about their characters, and analyze the texts theme. This workshop is ideal for Language Arts and Performing Arts teachers. Presented in conjunction with the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Partners in Education Program.


    The Hampsong Foundation: Song of America Led by Thomas Hampson, Mark Clague, Susan Key, and Dan Tolly

    Saturday, December 5 // 9 am3 pmU-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance Moore Building (1100 Baits Drive, Ann Arbor)Fee: $30, Grades K-12

    The internationally renowned operatic baritone Thomas Hampson explores the power of classic American songs as the gateway for a richer knowledge of the cultures, languages, peoples, and events that have shaped American life. The workshop will include a full complement of activities: sessions exploring both content and pedagogical strategies, a conversation with Hampson about his passion for telling the story of history and culture through classic song, and a special live performance focusing on songs related to the material covered in the workshop. This workshop is ideal for Language Arts, History, Social Studies, and Performing Arts teachers.

    4th Wall Theatre Company:

    Lights! Camera! Learning! Incorporating Theater Skills into the ClassroomLed by Katie Mann and Annie Klark, Co-Founders 4th Wall Theatre

    Tuesday, January 26 // 4:30 pm7:30pmWISD Teaching and Learning Center (1819 S. Wagner Road, Ann Arbor)Fee: $30, Grades K-12

    Theater is for everyone! After their highly praised session during the UMS Accessibility and the Arts Immersion, 4th Wall Theatre co-founders Katie Mann and Annie Klark return to UMS to present an interactive and playful workshop where teachers will take an in-depth look at bringing theater to the classroom. Using music, dance, and drama strategies, teachers will learn new approaches and brainstorm ways to inspire arts-integrated and inclusive lesson plans. Mann and Klark specialize in working with children with disabilities, especially children on the autism spectrum, but their strategies and approach apply to children of all abilities. This workshop is ideal for Performing Arts and Special Education teachers.


    K-12 Educator Workshops

  • Immersion: Southwest Detroit Mexican Arts & CultureSaturday, March 19 // 9 am6 pmMeet at WISD Teaching and Learning Center (1819 S. Wagner Rd, Ann Arbor)Travel by bus to various locations throughout southwest DetroitFee: $75, Grades 3-8

    The culture of Mexico is among the richest and most fascinating in the world, the product of myriad indigenous influences, Spanish cultural elements, and a tradition of vibrant artistic expression. This day-long cultural immersion explores Mexican and Mexican-American culture as expressed right here in Michigan, in southwest Detroit. From the working tortilla factories, to the shops selling handcraft goods, to the colorful murals that decorate the streets, there is Mexican culture everywhere! Bring your appetite for discovery (and good food) and prepare to expand your appreciation of our neighbors to the South (and right down the road). UMS will partner with community experts to lead hands-on activities which give educators an authentic cultural experience. All workshops are participatory, and each workshop will feature demonstrations and resources that can be brought back into the classroom.

    Impact Roundtable with K-12 Humanities TeachersLed by Robin Bailey, AAPS Fine Arts Coordinator

    Thursday, March 17 // 4:30 pm7:30 pmWISD Teaching and Learning Center(1819 S. Wagner Rd, Ann Arbor)Fee: Free, advance registration required, Grades k-12

    See what your fellow K-12 teachers are up to in their classrooms. Teams of educators will share the arts-infused projects they have been working on throughout the school year, and talk about the origins of their ideas, highlight their successes, and reflect on challenges. Youll take away creative approaches to add a spark to your classroom and learn about the nuts and bolts of implementing arts-integrated projects from peer teachers.


    T W O P E R F O R M A N C E S !

    A Christmas Carol National Theatre of ScotlandThursday, December 17 // 12 noon 1:30 pmFriday, December 18 // 11 am12:30 pmPower Center StageTickets: $7, Grades 3-12 (limited capacity)

    The National Theatre of Scotland returns to Ann Arbor with a unique production of Charles Dickenss literary classic A Christmas Carol, performed in a specially designed box that transforms the Power Center into the offices of Messrs. Scrooge and Marley, with onstage seating right in the midst of the action. Dickenss immortal tale of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge features haunting puppets, live music, and a set that will spirit you back to Scrooges Victorian London. Length: 90 minutes.


    David and Jo-Anna Featherman


    School Day Performance Series

  • Sphinx Competition Honors Concert Friday, February 5 // 12 noon1pmMusic Box, Max M. Fisher Music Center (Detroit)Tickets: Free, registration required (limited capacity), Grades K-12

    The 19th Annual Sphinx Competition showcases the most gifted young Black and Latino string players in the U.S. In this free performance with the remarkable Sphinx Symphony Orchestra, three Junior Division Finalists (under age 18) compete for cash prizes, scholarships, and performance opportunities with the top symphony orchestras around the nation.

    Tanya Tagaq Tuesday, February 2 // 11 am12 noonLydia Mendelssohn TheatreTickets: $7, Grades 7-12

    Tanya Tagaqs music isnt like anything youve heard before. Born and raised in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, in Canadas largest and northernmost territory, Tagaq grew up surrounded by Inuit and Western culture. Although traditional music was always on the periphery, it was the sounds of pop music that captured her imagination. As a teenager she began experimenting with Inuit throat singing and gradually developed her own solo style, fusing her contemporary interests with the ancient art form. Unnerving and exquisite, Tagaqs uniqu