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Boyz in the Wood

Boyz in the Wood

Young People’s Concert Series

Elementary and Middle School Students (recommended grades K-8)

Grant Cooper’s Boyz in the Wood

Back by popular demand, Boyz in the Wood is a composition by our own Maestro Cooper. This special piece re-casts the traditional literary tale of Little Red Riding Hood into a musical story with Little Red Riding Hood as a coloratura soprano and the Wolf as a rap artist.

Charleston:  Tuesday and Wednesday, November 13 and 14, 2012 at the Clay Center, Charleston, WV   9:45 a.m. and 11:35 a.m. each day (concerts last one hour each)

Morgantown:  Friday, November 16, 2012 at the Creative Arts Center

Cost:   $4 per student; chaperones free in 10:1 ratio

Scholarship Information: Admission fee waivers and transportation assistance may be available for qualifying schools with above average free/reduced lunch rates in all West Virginia counties, as well as portions of Ohio and Kentucky.

For more information and to download the application form, please go to your trip.  Scholarship applications should be submitted at the same time registration is completed.

Key Curriculum Interfaces: Reading and Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Music and Art.   Upon registration, you will receive multi-media CD-ROMs produced by the WVSO to prepare for your concert experience. All materials are correlated with Common Core and 21st Century Standards of WV, OH, & KY.

Students will have the opportunity to write a rap verse to submit for use during the concert!

Project SCALE funding provided by Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation; WV Office of Education and the Arts

Key applicable Common Core content standards achieved (through WVSO concert preparation materials and the live concert): Reading and Language Arts – Reading; Writing; Listening, Speaking, and Viewing; Mathematics – Number and Operations, Algebra, Geometry, Measurement, and Data Analysis and Probability; Science – Science as Inquiry, Unifying Themes, Science Subject Matter/Concepts, Scientific Design and Application, and Science in Personal and Social Perspectives; Social Studies – Citizenship, Civics/Government, Economics, Geography, and History, and Elementary West Virginia Studies Visual Art – Media, Techniques and Processes; Elements of Art and Principles of Design; Subject Matter, Symbols, and Ideas; Art History and Diversity; Reflection and Analysis; and Multi-disciplinary Connections; Technology: Basic Operations and Concepts; Social, Ethical, and Human Issues; Technology Productivity Tools: Technology Communication Tools; Technology Research Tools, and Technology Problem-solving and Decision-making Tools; General Music – Performing, Exploring, Creating, and Relating