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Scott Ainslie

About the Artist

Scott Ainslie has presented teaching concerts for over twenty years on the African roots of American music.  He brings the history and sould of the music alive through story and audience involvement in rhythm, harmonies, call and response.  Ainslie is a mesmerizing historian and inspired musician who has a deep reverence for hte tradition and history of hte music he presents.

Across the Color Line: The African South (K-12)

Scott Ainslie's popular teaching concerts illustrate America's hidden music history with live performances of work songs, blues, gospel and jazz.  Interactive educational concerts are tailored to specific grade levels, Ainslie leads audiences of all ages clapping and singing through a survey of more than a century of musical history, showcasing the interplay of African and American musicians and musical traditions.

Grade LevelsK-12
Maximums350 Students, 50 minutes, 3/day
Technical Requirements

10'x10' space with access to electricity

Total Fee1 performance- $716 / 2 performances (same day and same school)- $1320
School Portion1 performance- $358 / 2 performances (same day and same school)- $660

Before Rock 'n' Roll (K-12)

Scott Ainslie's popular teaching concerts illustrate America's hidden music history with live performances of work songs, blues, gospel and jazz.  Interactive educational concerts are tailored to specific grade levels, Ainslie leads audiences of all ages clapping and singing through a survey of more than a century of musical history, showcasing the interplay of African and American musicians and musical traditions.

Grade LevelsK-12
Maximums350 Students, 50 minutes, 3/day
Technical Requirements

10'x10' space with access to electricity

Total Fee1 performance- $716 / 2 performances (same day and same school)- $1320
School Portion1 performance- $358 / 2 performances (same day and same school)- $660

Student Workshops:

The Blues Voice – participatory vocal workshop;

The African Roots of Coolness – culture, geography, and history of “being cool”;

African Retentions – experiencing the African elements in various forms of American music;

Blues Writing Workshop – a lyrical and musical writing workshop.

Grade Levels3-12
Maximums30 students, 50 minutes, 4/day
Technical Requirements

10'x10' space with access to electricity, easel pad and markers

Total Fee$302 (with performance only)
School Portion$151 (with performance only)

Teacher Workshops:

The Blues Voice – participatory vocal workshop;

The African Roots of Coolness – culture, geography, and history of “being cool”;

African Retentions – experiencing the African elements in various forms of American music;

Blues Writing Workshop – a lyrical and musical writing workshop.
 

Grade LevelsTeacher/Staff
Maximums30 Teachers, 90 minutes, 4/day
Technical Requirements

10'x10' space with access to electricity, easel pad and markers

Total Fee90 minute workshop - $386
School Portion90 minute workshop - $193

References

Website

cattailmusic.com