Read and Bloom! (Interactive Literacy Concert)

Read and Bloom! (Interactive Literacy Concert)

Zak Morgan’s live performances are filled with musical stories, laughter and warmth as he encourages children to learn through reading skills, facts included in the songs, imagination and believing in themselves. Students will use their voices and body movements to join in the fun. Morgan’s educational concerts offer two study guides with activities for music education and arts integration with life science facts, literary devices, reading skills and confidence building. Teachers can access thirteen interactive lessons for classroom use, supporting creative writing and reading comprehension. Concerts for Pre-K to 2nd grade focus on confidence building, reading and listening and imagination. Concerts for 3rd – 5th grades teach life science facts through music including life cycles and environments. Older elementary students will explore literary devices and elements of a good story. All concerts teach basic music lessons including simple rhythmic, melodic and chordal patterns.

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Both in-person and virtual (live and pre-recorded) options are available for this program.

Artist Background

Zak Morgan has performed more than 2,500 concerts for children across the country. 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 children’s literature. His first CD, “Bloom”ť, was met with awards and “Best of”ť listings. In 2003 Morgan released, “When Bullfrogs Croak”ť. The CD was nominated for a GRAMMY. In 2007 he released the DVD, “ZakLand”ť, with Hollywood director Jay Silverman. 2011 brought “The Candy Machine”ť, an album about the golden rule. In February 2012, Morgan signed with myKaZoo Music/ Universal Music Enterprises and released “The Barber of the Beasts”ť. In 2014 Zak released a collection of traditional pre-1900 Christmas songs.

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