Zak Morgan

Zak Morgan

Zak Morgan’s wit has been compared to Shel Silverstein and Dr. Seuss. Zak has performed more than 2,500 concerts for children since 1999. Zak’s unique brand of music delivers songs and poems with wit and charm that inspire and tickle the funny bones. His performance is filled with musical stories, laughter and warmth as he encourages children to learn through reading, imagination, and believing in themselves. Students will use their voices, creativity and body movements to join in the fun.

After earning a B.A. in English from Kenyon College, Morgan worked as Director of Rights Acquisitions for Recorded Books, Inc. and was immersed in the rich offerings of children’s literature. His first CD, “Bloom”, was met with awards and many “Best of” listings and was followed by “When Bullfrogs Croak”. This CD was nominated for a GRAMMY, unusual for an independent release. In 2007 Zak released the DVD, “ZakLand”, with Hollywood director and producer Jay Silverman. 2011 brought “The Candy Machine”, an album about temptation and the golden rule. In February 2012, Morgan signed with myKaZoo Music/ Universal Music Enterprises and released “The Barber of the Beasts”. In 2014 Zak released “Christmas”, a collection of traditional pre-1900 Christmas songs.

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Program description

Zak Morgan’s science show is designed generate excitement about science and encourage children to think about how we all use science in our daily lives. Zak’s original science songs are interactive and full of his trademark wit and wordplay. Zak points out all of the ways he uses science in his show, from sound waves, to electricity, to magnetism. Students will see electrons in action with

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Program Detail

Program type: Assembly/Performance
Artistic Discipline: Multi-discipline, Multi-media, Music
Cultural Origin: Multicultural
Subject: Music, Science
Population served: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Year-round

Available times:

Monday through Sunday, day or eve

Length of program: 50 - 60 minutes
Space / technical requirements:

Space / technical requirements:

15′ x 15′ minimum performance space

Location(s):

Your site: school, library, theater

Fees / Ticketing:

$750 per performance; $700 each for two performances, same day/same site

Please call for workshop and residency fees.

EDUCATION STANDARDS

NC Standard Course of Study:

NC Standard Course of Study: Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally. Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse formats and media, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.

NC Essential Standards:

NC Essential Standards: Understand the relationship between sound and vibrating objects Recognize how energy can be transferred from one object to another. Understand force, motion and the relationship between them. Use singing, playing and/or moving to respond to a variety of musical ideas. Recognize the relationships between music and concepts from other areas.

Qualifications

Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: 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

References

References

Lori Hunter, Promoting Arts in Lander Schools (PALS), PO Box 1218, Lander, WY 82520; 307-421-8760

Jennifer Linde, C.O. Harrison Elementary School, 585 Neeb RD, Cincinnati, OH 45233; 513-922-1485

Kim Flamm, ArtsConnect, 9150 Winton RD, Cincinnati, OH 45231; 513-522-1410

Sound of Science Study Guide

ZM_Sound_of_Science-Study-Guide.pdf

Sound of Science Lyrics and Worksheets

ZM_Sound-Worksheets_and_Lyrics.pdf

Cancellation Policy

When the Artist has incurred travel expense to honor a contract and the contract or a portion of the contract is canceled due to weather, the artist will be paid in full and every attempt will be made to reschedule the services within the following 12 months at no additional charge to the Artist or the Presenter. It is understood that make-up dates will be rescheduled when the artist is traveling through an area and the Artist is under no obligation to pay additional travel expenses to make-up services canceled due to weather.
If the school cancels the Engagement in whole or in Part for reasons other than weather or any other legitimate condition beyond the control of the school, the school is responsible for full payment of the Engagement fee.