2012-2014 Arts On Tour Roster
$600 - $1,000
308 Forest Hill Drive
Cocoa, FL 32926
Phone and Fax: 321-452-1219
Chris is a solo musician and songwriter who presents musical performances in a folk style that highlights Florida’s history through songs and storytelling, and is suitable for all ages. The hour-long A Musical Journey Through Florida takes the audience on a journey through the state, featuring songs that cover a wealth of history, characters, and folklore. A Power Point slideshow supports the program.
Presentations are also available for K-12 audiences including residencies. Subjects covered include the playing of guitar, harmonica, and mandolin, the process of songwriting; and careers in music. The residency program can be expanded into an interactive, cross-curricular learning experience. Sunshine State Standards and sample lesson plans are included in the material provided.
Available for Tour
A Musical Journey Through Florida
Florida history and folksongs.
School-wide arts program for ½ day.
Viva Florida Program Available for Tour
A complete activity with synopsis, lesson plan, procedures, and Sunshine State Standards that shows students how to interpret the meaning of a song’s lyrics. As Chris performs his original song “Easter Sunday,” students will learn about Ponce de Leon’s discovery of Florida on Easter Sunday in 1513 and how Florida got its name. During the study of the song, students will move through the sea voyage and landing. The song will help them each create diary entries on the sailors’ experiences and then use their imaginations to expand this experience in history. Detailed study guides are available with Language Arts and Music Sunshine State Standards. 45 minutes.