KC Contract color 2017 18Serving differently-abled students: This program is currently funded by the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation and VSA Kennedy Center.

Serving students of all abilities is a focus of the arts at CHQ, and two residencies are in their fourth year. These residencies are held at the Board of Cooperative Education Services sites at Chautauqua Lake School, Hewes Center (Ashville, NY) and the LoGuidice Center (Fredonia, NY).

Sing Me A Story, Play Me A Book
Led by Kennedy Center national teaching artist Deborah Sunya Moore and Manager of the Chautauqua Schools of Performing and Visual Arts Sarah Malinowski-Umberger, the program focuses on the integration of vocal and instrumental music and stories with an end goal of increased music and reading comprehension as well as the ability to work as a team through ensemble.

I Can Drum
Led by CSO principal percussionist and teaching artist Brian Kushmaul and Director of Arts Education Suzanne Fassett, the drumming residency builds self-confidence and collaboration through ensemble drumming for students with disabilities.


Sample Arts Integrated Lesson Plan