Residencies consist of weekly classes for an extended period of time, allowing students to more deeply participate in the creative process of arts learning. Two residencies are available to bring arts experience to students, with a focus on serving students with disabilities. This program is provided under a contract with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 2018-2019. 

The Sing Me a Story residency, led by Kennedy Center national teaching artist Deborah Sunya Moore and Manager of the Chautauqua Schools of Performing and Visual Arts Sarah Malinoski-Umberger, focuses on the integration of vocal and instrumental music and stories, with an end goal of increased musical involvement and reading comprehension.

Led by CSO Principal Percussionist Brian Kushmaul and Director of Arts Education Suzanne Fassett, the I Can Drum residency builds confidence and collaborative skills through ensemble drumming.

Generous support is provided for this program by the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation.

Sample Sing Me a Story Lesson Plan