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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Science of Sound


Program description

“Vibration Celebration”- Science of Sound

Beverly blends music, movement, spoken word and stories in a high energy, interactive performance, celebrating the gift of listening and the science of sound.

Embracing the universal language of rhythm, she integrates culture, character and 2nd grade curriculum with drums of Africa, and Latin America and wild and crazy percussion creations from around


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Program Detail

Artistic Discipline: Multi-discipline, Music, Storytelling, Theater
Cultural Origin: American, Latino, Multicultural
Subject: Language Arts, Music, Science, Social Studies / History, Theatre Arts
Population served: Grade 1, Grade 2, Kindergarten
Bilingual: No
Length of program: 45 to 60 minutes
Space / technical requirements:

Depending on the audience size, appropriate performance space and sound reinforcement – PA system with at least 1 mic and an extra input for my wireless headset microphone. Help with tech set up and sound check. Two large tables, 8 chairs with no arms, water, CD player. Access to space one hour prior to the performance. Access to closest load in and help with equipment if possible.



Fees / Ticketing:

Fee for 1 performance (includes travel and housing) $600.00.    $900-two performances, same school, same day. $1100- three performances, same school, same day.

ALL PRICES ARE NEGOTIABLE. Inquire about block booking discount.


NC Standard Course of Study:


SL2: Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.



L3: 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.

NC Essential Standards:


From the Arts Education, Music K-8 Standards:



Musical Response



K-2.MR.1 Understand the interacting elements to respond to music and music performances.



From the Social Studies K-2 Essential Standards:





K-2.C.1 Understand and compare cultural expressions and diversity.



From the Science K-2 Essential Standards



2.P.1 – Understand the relationship between sound and vibrating objects.


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 for Dancing Drums

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