Phillips Exeter Academy African Drumming & World Percussion Ensemble • Randy Armstrong, Director (1991-2020)

World Music Educational Residencies for Schools

Randy Armstrong offers educational residencies in World Music for grades ranging from elementary to high school. Each residency is designed to be age/grade appropriate and last from 1 to 3 weeks.

The residency begins with an opening assembly performance by Randy Armstrong demonstrating up to 50 instruments from around the world. Core student groups then work with Randy in a series of sessions and rehearsals culminating into a public concert on the concluding day of the residency.

The focus is on West African drumming, original “soundscapes” with creative writing, and choir and/or music ensemble performance.

A teacher’s guide, music and instructional videos and materials are provided to schools. Teacher workshops and master classes for advanced students are also available.

Residency Option

A collaborative residency with actor/director/storyteller, Genevieve Aichele in Story Theatre and World Music. For more info on Armstrong & Aichele, World Tales, visit Armstrong & Aichele Website for more information.

Residency Funding Support

Funding for Randy Armstrong performances and educational programs is available from the following organizations:

Artist in Residence at Bicentennial Elementary School

TEACHING PEACE and RESPECTING DIVERSITY through MUSIC and the ARTS. “We Are The World” school assembly concert at Bicentennial Elementary in Nashua, New Hampshire.