Beverly Botsford

Beverly  Botsford

Beverly Botsford is a cross-cultural percussionist and educator; blending music, movement, and spoken word in solo and ensemble presentations.  Embracing drumming traditions and inspirations of Africa, Cuba, South America and her native North Carolina, she weaves colorful rhythmic tapestries with

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Roots and Rhythm Residency


Program description

School Residencies usually involve multiple “hands on” classes with the same group of students, often with 3 to 5 or more sessions with the artist. They also may include performances and/or workshops for different groups. They can be designed to integrate specific core curriculum and are molded to the needs of the presenter.

For example, a full week residency in a school might open with a


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Program Detail

Program type: Residency, Workshop
Artistic Discipline: Dance, Literary Arts, Multi-discipline, Music, Storytelling, Theater
Cultural Origin: American, Latino, Multicultural
Subject: Language Arts, Literacy, Math, Music, Science, Social Studies / History
Population served: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Kindergarten, Pre-K
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Flexible and available

Available times:

Flexible and available

Length of program: 60 to 90 minutes
Space / technical requirements:

A classroom space where the artist can be set up with instruments and have students come to her. * Secure overnight storage for instruments * 2 tables and 10 extra chairs * Help with equipment and arrangement of space * CD player


Flexible- see space and tech requirements

Fees / Ticketing:

$400 to $600 per day, depending on number of classes, preparation required, and other activities such as assemblies or sharings. As an example, a 4 day residency would be $1600 to $2400. A 5 day residency with the option of an all school assembly and a sharing would be $2000 to $3000.


NC Standard Course of Study:


SL2 (specifically K-8): Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.



L3 (specifically grades 3-8): Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.



R2 (specifically K-8): Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.

NC Essential Standards:


From the Arts Education, Music K-8 Standards:



Music Literacy K-8:



ML.1 – Apply the elements of music and musical techniques in order to sing and play music with accuracy and expression.



ML.3 – Create music using a variety of sound and notational sources.



Musical Response



K-8.MR.1 – Understand the interacting elements to respond to music and music performances.



Contextual Relevancy



K-8.CR.1 – Understand global, interdisciplinary, and 21st century connections with music.



**** These music standards are the same across multiple grade levels. There are connecting objectives in each of these categories for multiple grades.



From the Social Studies K-8 Standards:



Culture K-8.C.1 : Understand and compare cultural expressions and diversity. * Specifics vary with each grade level.


Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes


 Please see references under Dancing Drums program

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