Todd, a talented and versatile performer, has a wealth of musical experience and enthusiasm. He shares his creative process with students while leading them in a songwriting workshop. Together, they will kick start an original song. The finished tune will be posted online for the kids to learn, and later sing along with Todd, as he performs in concert for the entire assembly! This process is unique and engaging as your school and children will have a song that will last a lifetime.
Grades: K-6; song writing workshop — 45 mins to an hour — Study guide provided; musical concert — 45 min.; availability: flexible with ample notice.
Todd can do concerts without the workshops if time is restricted.
Todd Burge is a nationally known, full time touring singer/songwriter from Parkersburg, WV, who studied at West Virginia University. Burge has performed his original music at hundreds of venues including local stages, and the Kennedy Center, NPR’s Mountain Stage, and The Country Music Hall of Fame. Todd has performed and toured with a long list of national entertainers and has coordinated songwriting workshops for the Mountain Stage New Song Festival.
Todd has been invited to Morgantown, WV this fall to teach the very first songwriting course West Virginia University has ever offered. At the end of the semester, WVU will release an album of songs created by the students.
Music Standard: Creating: Improvise melodies, variations and accompaniments. Perform: Sing alone and with others a varied repertoire of music.