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The Artist Outreach

Creating Songs Using Mathematics - Residency

Time Frames
During School Day, After School, Summer, Weekend
Residency, On Campus Professional Development, Off Campus Professional Development, On Campus Program
Prof. Dev., Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th


TAO artists create songs with students’ birthdays. Melodies and songs are created from the students’ birth dates by turning them into musical notation, associating music and math. Addition, subtraction, multiplication and complex multiplication, proper and improper fractions- all mathematical formats are used to create original music ALL based on the students’ birth dates! Students will sing ideas to help create the melodic patterns. When the song is finished, the entire group sings along to give their interpretation of the created song. To build math/music association, lower elementary students are taught to sing notes with the math sentences to help them remember the answers. For lower elementary, they will clap hands as a group to create patterns to build a rhythmic song. For upper grades, students are hand-picked to create rhythms from our award-winning RHYTHM CLOCK manipulative tool, which allows music notation to be associated with fractions, decimals and percentages. (

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


Dates: Monday - Saturday
Times: Anytime
Duration: 60 minutes
School Fee: Flat Rate: $425.00
Number Of Workshops Included: 1
Price Per Additional Workshop: $325.00
Minimum Attendance: 5
Maximum Attendance: 300
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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