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Scott Ainslie

Scott Ainslie

Considered a master of America roots music, Scott Ainslie brings a wealth of personal and musical history to the stage. With expertise in Ragtime & Delta Blues – and the banjo and fiddle traditions of the Southern Appalachians – in Ainslie’s hands the African and American roots of the music

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Scott Ainslie's Educational Concerts


Program Description

Call & Response: African and American Musical Traditions – In a program of spoken words and live musical performances, diverse audiences of all ages will sing and clap with Scott Ainslie through a survey of the hidden history and the dynamic interplay of more than a century of American and African musical traditions.

Across the Color Line: The African South – In this varied program featuring the


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Program Detail

Program type: Out-of-School-Time, Workshop
Artistic Discipline: Music
Cultural Origin: American, European, Multicultural
Subject: Music, Social Studies / History
Population Served Grade 1, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 9, Kindergarten
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Available year-round with routed dates at several times during the school year.

Available times:

Available for day time student concerts and evening family concerts

Length of :Program 50 minutes
Space / technical requirements:

Artist will provide sound in most cases; 8′ x 8′ space with outlet accessible


In schools, libraries, theater, centers

Fees / Ticketing:

$650 for one performance / $1,200 for two in the same day


NC Standard Course of Study:


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


SL4 = 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.


R7 = Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse formats and media, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.

NC Essential Standards:


From the Social Studies 3-5 Standards:


4.C.1 = Understand the impact of various cultural groups on North Carolina.


8.C.1 = Understand how different cultures influenced North Carolina and the United States.


From the Arts Education, Music Standards:


CR.1 = Understand global, interdisciplinary, and 21st century connections with music.


Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance (Individuals and organizations listed in this Directory can provide proof of insurance upon request. ASC does not hold copies of current documentation for providers): 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


North Ridge Elementary School Preston Peek 1401 Ravenhurst Drive Raleigh, NC 27615 919-870-4100 Magellan Charter School Alice Lynch 9324 Baileywick Road Raleigh, NC 27615 919-844-0277