Stowe Elementary, VT: Winds of Change

In April 2017, I conducted an arts-integrated residency at Stowe Elementary School through the VT Creative Schools Initiative. Students in the 1st, 4th and 5th grades explored the science of sound, the effect of non-verbal communication, and the power of words. Throughout the ‘Winds of Change’ residency, students understood how voices and facial expressions convey different responses, building instruments and wind-chimes to mimic human emotions. Selected students participated in a call and response with the John Jorgenson Quintet at a culminating performance at the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center in Stowe VT. The teaching team consisted of Susan Meagle, Maddy Hulbert, Tamara North and Jen Volansky (art teacher).