2016-2017 - MUSIC

Explore world cultures, discover a story in movement or celebrate an American classic. Our roster of internationally renowned dance artists brings the best the world has to offer to your school or event.

ACONCAGUA Lavish instrumentation captures the soul and spirit of the South American people in a program inspired by the ancient ruins and rich musical heritage of the Andean region of South America.
AIMEE YOUNG HOPKINS Performer, singer, and vocal instructor Aimee Young Hopkins, combines her talents as an artist and educator to teach the fundamentals of music through multicultural songs from around the world.
THE ALLEY CATS By bringing their own contemporary style to the tunes from the ’50s and ’60s, The Alley Cats present fun, interactive and informative assemblies.
ANDREW GRUESCHOW Percussionist Andrew Grueschow introduces students to the instruments, rhythms and culture of the Ewe people of Ghana, West Africa while teaching important music concepts.
BABA THE STORYTELLER World-renowned Kora musician and storyteller breathes life into African culture through songs, African harp playing, interactive games, storytelling and much more in these vibrant programs.
BETH SUSSMAN Juilliard-trained classical pianist Beth Sussman makes classical music fun and accessible in her humorous and interactive programs.

A free, 20-minute Kindergarten assembly is available if one, full-length assembly is booked on the same day.
BRASS PACIFICA Discover the brass family of instruments, expertly played by five talented and entertaining musicians, as you travel through musical time in an interactive program designed to engage students and bring music to life.
CLASSICAL BLAST World-renowned mime artist Sharon Diskin and classical pianist Beth Sussman team up to bring classical music to life with their unique blend of mime and music.
THE DOO-WAH RIDERS Described as "high-energy country with a Cajun twist," The Doo-Wah Riders bring their original blend of country music to the stage with instruments ranging from fiddles to accordions and everything in between.
DR. CRAIG WOODSON Inspired by children’s ideas from around the world, this educator, musician and musical instrument maker explores easy-to-make musical instruments that reflect the cultures of Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas.
FIDDLING WITH HISTORY Actor and musician Daniel Slosberg brings to life little-known but fascinating characters in programs where history and music meet.
GOIN' SOUTH BAND Welcome to a home-spun performance of foot-stompin’ Cajun music, Appalachian mountain tunes, Bluegrass and a host of other musical treats!
JAZZY ASH AND THE LEAPING LIZARDS Jazzy Ash and the Leaping Lizards are the first and only New Orleans Jazz band just for kids and families.
JOHN ZERETZKE Award-winning composer and world musician John Zeretzke guides students through an exploration of music’s early civilizations to the present.
JUDY CARMICHAEL GRAMMY®-nominated jazz pianist Judy Carmichael gives a behind-the-scenes look at the uniquely American art of jazz in her own astounding, flawless and captivating style.
MARIACHI FOR ALL As they cultivate the Mexican music tradition, this professional group of musicians offers a stunning and interactive performance that will leave a mark on its audiences by creating a love for and understanding of mariachi music.
MEGAN HOOK Learn the fundamentals of singing and the building blocks of music with talented singer, and song writer, Megan Hook. Megan uses music to inspire us to move through life with hope and confidence. She believes that all songs have a message and she wants to share that message with you.
MOSCOW NIGHTS Moscow Nights is an exciting, versatile trio of world-renowned musicians from Russia in a dazzling program celebrating their homeland.
MUSIC BORN IN AMERICA Sandii Castleberry and friends specialize in Americana roots music and offer a variety of programs that integrate U.S. history with American folk music.
OBEDIAH THOMAS Obediah Thomas, a 20 year veteran professional performing artist and co-founder of the popular duo Razzle Bam Boom uses skilled vocals, comic talent, and a trumpet to deliver an important message on character education.
ORANGE COUNTY OPERA Professional operatic artists bring this classical art form alive with larger-than-life voices, beautiful costumes and sets, as well as engaging comedic storylines that will leave audiences enthralled. 
PACIFIC TRIO Pacific Trio presents a lively, touching, and exciting performance of traditional music from China using the Zither, Pipa, Dizi, Er-Hu, and several other authentic instruments. Students will learn about Chinese history and language, and will even hear a moral story about resolving conflicts peacefully. With music that ranges from portraying war to portraying love, these three master musicians will enthrall audiences in every way.
THE PERFECT GENTLEMEN Keeping the tradition of vaudeville alive, these four gentlemen perform a repertoire of music, unsurpassed in its ability to entertain audiences of all ages.
RAZZLE BAM BOOM Musical-comedy duo Mark Beckwith and Obediah Thomas expertly use humor, song and theater in programs designed to make learning fun! 

An additional $100 fee will be charged for outdoor performances.
SIDE STREET STRUTTERS JAZZ BAND The Side Street Strutters have been delighting audiences throughout the country since 1983. Their repertoire covers half a century of classic American jazz including Blues, New Orleans Dixieland, popular jazz standards and swing. Their mission is to preserve the art form while at the same time offering audiences a fresh, new interpretation of our musical heritage in an exciting, educational and entertaining style.
STREET BEAT This STOMP-inspired, urban percussion group uses the ordinary and makes it extraordinary in an explosive percussion celebration that is sure to get your students moving.
TAIKO PROJECT The acclaimed TAIKOPROJECT is an ensemble of premiere taiko drummers dedicated to sharing their Japanese American culture and heritage with the community from TV appearances to school performances.
VYBRATION Thrilling vocals, exquisite harmonies and energizing vocal percussion combine in vibrant programs featuring some of California’s most talented and dynamic a cappella performers.
ZAK MORGAN GRAMMY® nominee Zak Morgan’s unique brand of children’s music delivers songs and poems with wit and charm that inspire and tickle the funny bones of children and adults alike.