Long-Term Residency

As both a veteran classroom teacher and accomplished artist, James McCarthy’s work as a Teaching Artist earns high acclaim from both teachers and students. Residencies can range from a few days to a few weeks. All are taught through Deepened Engagement Strategies integrating dramatic context, movement, critical inquiry and music. The residencies can cover lessons … More Long-Term Residency

Professional Development

Sample Professional Development Workshops: For Teachers: We Go Jam: Finding the Music in the Words Participants will unlock their musical talents through the discovery of creating music with their own words. Through readings from the book We Go Jam: Celebrating Our Music, Our Soundscapes, Our Hawaii, teachers will reflect on key themes and explore the craft … More Professional Development

Short-Term Programs and Classroom Visits (All Ages)

James McCarthy has traveled the country “in the tradition of the Modern Troubadours,” learning stories and songs along the way. His performances blend vivid characters, audience participation, and musical selections in a way that is uniquely his own. His tales include encounters with wild animals, legends about mountain life and songs reaching back to his … More Short-Term Programs and Classroom Visits (All Ages)