The Big Up Show is a program designed for middle & high school students who are interested in multimedia & music production. During Big Up Show residencies youth collaborate to produce segments for a children’s show with an emphasis on music and peace building. We offer this program as an in-school or after-school school class for public and private high school aged youth.
We partner with The Blazer’s Boys & Girls Clubs, Portland Parks & Recreation ,Oregon Education Service District, The Mayor’s Office of Youth Violence Prevention, Keen Footwear and the Mt. Hood Regulatory Commission fund and implement this project.
1 World Chorus is our signature program. More than 7,000 youth in the USA, Kenya, and Jamaica have participated in our group singing projects. We encourage at least 3 schools from different parts of the city, state, country, or world to collaborate in each of our sessions. There is a culminating event after each residency where the participating schools come together to sing in the name of peace.
1 World Chorus is for students ages 8-12 who love to sing. In this program we explore a variety of musical genres including classical, jazz, folk and popular music. We also encourage youth to understand the voice as a musical instrument by sharing basic vocal production, breathing and ear-training techniques.
We offer this program as an in-school or after-school school class for public and private elementary & junior high school aged youth.
1 World Drumming is one of our most popular programs. 1 World Drumming program is for persons ages 8 and up who love to drum. We share rhythms and drumming techniques from Africa, South America & the Caribbean. During this fun and interactive program we explore world culture through music.
We offer this program as an in-school or after-school school class for public and private elementary, junior high and high school aged youth. We partner with Remo Drums to provide schools with drums for our residencies.
Our drumming classes are also perfect for community centers and organizations seeking team building or activities that promote authentic connection.