UNBOUGHT – RESIDENCY PROGRAMS

EXCERPT PROGRAM, For College and Adult Audiences
This 50 minute program is hosted by the Core Ensemble, with verbal introductions to vignettes from the lives of journalist/women’s rights activist Ida B. Wells, Thomas Jefferson’s slave and concubine Sally Hemings, and Shirley Chisholm, the first African American congresswoman from New York and the first African American woman to run for President. A question and answer period with the performers will conclude the program. This program can also be presented in lecture-only form and is suitable for classes in African American Studies, American History and Women’s Studies.

LECTURE-DEMONSTRATION FOR MUSIC CLASSES
Discussion and performance of the works of African American composers featured in Unbought. Styles range from concert music to jazz, blues and vernacular styles.

MASTERCLASSES FOR ACTORS
Student performers are critiqued in a 50-90 minute workshop.

MASTERCLASSES IN CELLO, PIANO AND PERCUSSION
50-90 minute workshops for instrumental music students of all levels.

REINVENTING THE CHAMBER MUSIC ENSEMBLE
As audience demographics change and technology touches the ways in which people experience art, chamber ensembles are seeking new ways to engage audiences. Core Ensemble members discuss their vision of chamber works of the future, citing examples from their own repertoire such as Unbought, Of Ebony EmbersTres Vidas, Las Magnificas, Los Valientes, and Equally Divine – The Real Story of the Mona Lisa. Discussion will center on the process of creating the new genre of chamber music theatre as well as social and cultural issues explored in each work.

THE BUSINESS OF ART
A business plan for performing artists or anyone else interested in the “nuts and bolts” of how an arts organization runs. Invaluable as a career development tool, this seminar is a must for anyone planning a profession in the performing arts or arts management. Issues such as marketing, publicity, fundraising, grant-writing, non-profit status/incorporation and board development will be discussed.

CORE ENSEMBLE SCHOOL PROGRAM, For Middle and High School audiences
A 50 minute program hosted by the Core Ensemble with verbal introductions to vignettes from the lives of Ida B. Wells or Shirley Chisholm. A question and answer period with the performers will conclude the program. Curriculum materials/teacher guide available.