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The Artist Outreach

Creating Songs Using Mathematics

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During School Day, After School, Summer, Weekend
Residency, Field Trip, On Campus Professional Development, Off Campus Professional Development, On Campus Program
Prof. Dev., 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Special Ed


Students will create rhythms by using the award winning, RHYTHM CLOCK manipulative, which combines math concepts and music into one teaching manipulative tool (distributed through RBI Instruments). With this tool, students will create rhythmic patterns for the original song while associating fractional breakdowns. Also, TAO artists create songs with numeric students’ birthdays. Melodies and songs are created from the students’ birth dates (using numbers and solfege), This workshop will also identify music symbols (such as notation and how it relates to fractions.

Students Will

  • Participate in creating songs with the teaching artists
  • Retain a better understanding of their current math curriculum
  • Learn retainable and sustainable songs that help understand proportions
  • Learn group interaction for Stronger Creativity
  • Music and Mathematics: From Pythagoras to Fractals, John Fauvel, ISBN-13: 978-0199298938
  • Build patterns and rhythms while connecting to fractions


Dates: Monday - Saturday
Times: Anytime
Duration: 60 minutes
School Fee: 425.00 for one or $675.00 for two if they are back-to-back sessions
Minimum Attendance: 5
Maximum Attendance: 275
Bilingual: No
Technical Needs: White Board & Marker, Microphone (for larger audiences),Speaker/PA with USB Port to perform songs
Other Information: We prefer 30 minutes for load-in and preparation

Scheduling / Booking

Instructions: Please contact Joseph for booking and information: Joseph Vincelli, Executive Director, 214-906-1059 [email protected] 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Deadline: 15 days prior to performance date
Cancellation Policy: A program is confirmed when you receive your contract by mail or email. Should illness, inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances prevent the program from taking place as scheduled, The Artist Outreach will offer to reschedule. Cancellations are made by email and/or call until a cancellation is confirmed by The Artist Outreach. A 48 hour timeline for rescheduling is acceptable without penalty, otherwise the date and refund are forfeited. Programs canceled (outside of the above exceptions) by a school or community presenter after confirmation are subject to full payment.
After School Policy: We always need a contact (and info) for our on-site performances. Please designate a person in the school or community as the primary contact on the day of the event to facilitate artist needs and ease of performance.

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