With a curriculum focused on HOPE, RESILIENCE, SELF-COMPASSION, and EMPATHY (The UBU Treasure Chest) as taught through music and songwriting, UBU Music's performing arts residencies are the perfect addition to your school's PBIS, SEL, and Prevention Curricula!
And what's more: no Performing Arts Experience is Needed! UBU Music specializes in working with participants from every level of experience, comfort, and skill set: from absolute beginners to advanced practitioners!
Plus - all of our residencies, workshops, and conference engagements are tailored to the schools, communities, and cultures we serve.
Our pedagogy comes from "The Prophet" by Kahlil Gibran:
"The greatest teachers lead their students to the threshold of their own wisdom." UBU Music is dedicated to leading participants of all ages along an engaging, interactive journey of self-discovery. This is achieved through a process based upon the principles of the Socratic Seminar which are:
UBU Music's classroom curriculum is based upon what we call "The UBU Treasure Chest" as taught through one-week, performing arts integration residencies:
Students of all ages quickly discover that their UBU Treasure Chest can be found within their own hearts.
UBU Performing Arts Integration
Much like the Saturday morning cartoon Schoolhouse Rock™, UBU Music's Performing Arts Integration Residencies engage and utilize performing arts skills and curricula to introduce, support, and enhance the work already being in your classrooms and after-school programs. The exciting difference with UBU Music Performing Arts Integration Residencies is that: all lyrics are created by your students! Each student’s deeper understanding of the four “UBU Treasure Chest Words” is the topic of an ongoing, week-long, interactive discussion that leads to your students creating their own original song!
PRE-RESIDENCY: In preparation for your UBU Residency, you will have the opportunity to meet with your UBU Music Teaching Artist and support staff to ensure that your student's experience is tailored to the specific curriculum needs, goals, community, and culture of your school.
(students will need note-taking supplies: spiral notebook and writing utensil or school-approved form of a digital device)
Your UBU Music Teaching Artist begins the interactive process of discussing the UBU Treasure Chest Words with all students. These "treasure words" will serve as the foundation of your UBU Social/Emotional Learning Curriculum for the week:
HOPE, RESILIENCE, SELF-COMPASSION, EMPATHY
And remember: No Performing Arts Experience is Needed!
The UBU Project specializes in working with students from every level of experience, comfort, and skill set: from absolute beginners to advanced practitioners!
Since most UBU Residency classrooms are not specifically performing arts-oriented we place our emphasis on creating a safe space where every voice and level of experience and comfort are honored and heard.
“At the end of the week, the students not only get to know the social-emotional skills they need. They also have a new songwriting skill that builds their self-esteem and helps them give voice to the struggles of their hearts in a hopeful, compassionate, and empathic way.”
September 18-22, Available (Iowa)
September 25-29, Available (Iowa)
October 2-6, Available (Iowa)
October 9-13, Available (Iowa)
October 16-20, Available (Iowa)
October 23-27, Available (Iowa)
November 6-10, Available (Arizona)
November 13-17, Available (Arizona)
November 20-24, N/A (Thanksgiving Week)
November 27-December 1, Available (Arizona)
December 4-8, Available (Arizona)
December 11-15, Available (Arizona)
December 18 - 25 (N/A, UBU Holiday Break)
December 26-29: Maricopa County Juvenile Justice at Durango
January 2-5: Phoenix, AZ, Maricopa County Juvenile Justice at Durango
January 8-12, Available (Arizona)
January 15-19, Available (Arizona)
January 22-26, Available (Arizona)
January 29-February 2, Available (Arizona)
February 5-9. Available (Arizona)
February 12-15, Available (Arizona)
February 26-March 1, Available (Arizona)
March 4-8, Available (Arizona)
March 11-15, Available (Arizona)
March 18-22, Available (Arizona)
March 25-29, Available (Arizona)
April & May, Available (Iowa +)
June, July, August Available (Locations TBA)