2022-2023 - MUSIC

Explore world cultures, discover a story in movement or celebrate an American classic. Our roster of internationally renowned dance artists brings the best the world has to offer to your school or event.

AIMEE YOUNG HOPKINS Music Performer, singer, and educator, Aimee Young Hopkins combines her talents to teach the fundamentals of music and movement through musical theater classics, multicultural songs, and dance from around the world.
THE ALLEY CATS Music By bringing their own contemporary style to the tunes from the ’50s and ’60s, The Alley Cats present fun, interactive and informative assemblies.
ANDREW GRUESCHOW Music Percussionist Andrew Grueschow introduces students to the instruments, rhythms and culture of the Ewe people of Ghana, West Africa while teaching important music concepts.
BABA THE STORYTELLER Music World-renowned Kora musician and storyteller breathes life into African culture through songs, African harp playing, interactive games, storytelling and much more in these vibrant programs.
BETH SUSSMAN Music Juilliard-trained classical pianist Beth Sussman makes classical music fun and accessible in her humorous and interactive programs.

A free, 20-minute Kindergarten assembly is available if one, full-length assembly is booked on the same day.
CLASSICAL BLAST Music World-renowned mime artist Sharon Diskin and classical pianist Beth Sussman team up to bring classical music to life with their unique blend of mime and music.
THE DOO-WAH RIDERS Music Described as "high-energy country with a Cajun twist," The Doo-Wah Riders bring their original blend of country music to the stage with instruments ranging from fiddles to accordions and everything in between.
JAZZY ASH AND THE LEAPING LIZARDS Music Jazzy Ash and the Leaping Lizards are the first and only New Orleans Jazz band just for kids and families.

For the 22-23 season, only the pre-recorded assembly Fly Through My Window will be available. Jazzy Ash will be touring her new musical North, commisioned by Segerstrom Center for the Arts.

Follow precocious Lawrence and his mother, Minnie, as they escape the Deep South and travel North through the Underground Railroad to seek freedom in this new musical commissioned by Segerstrom Center. Their route through the Louisiana bayous, the bustling city of New Orleans, and the young town of Lawrence, Kansas introduce Lawrence, Minnie, and the audience to the diverse, multi-faceted lives of Black Americans during this time period. While acknowledging the realities of slavery, North brings out the full experience of freedom-seekers: optimism, bravery, playfulness, wonder, suspense, and mystery.

For more information:
Field Trips at Segerstrom Center for the Arts
MARK BECKWITH Music Mark Beckwith began writing songs and shows for children in 1988. He published his educational tunes worldwide for products such as Knowledge Adventure’s Jump Start series. Mark co-founded the popular duo Razzle Bam Boom in 1999. Since then he has performed at over 1000 schools.
THE MOONRAYS Music A group of funny guys blend four-part harmony with their love of education to teach important and relevant topics intended to empower children to be passionate and informed young citizens.
OBEDIAH THOMAS Music Obediah Thomas, a 20 year veteran professional performing artist and co-founder of the popular duo Razzle Bam Boom uses skilled vocals, comic talent, and a trumpet to deliver an important message on character education.
PACIFIC TRIO Music Virtuoso musicians representing Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Northern China will enchant your students with the music and instruments of China.
PERCUSSIVE STORYTELLING Music International award-winning musical storyteller Cory Hills fuses elements of vocal storytelling with percussion, creating a high energy and interactive program perfect for students.
THE PERFECT GENTLEMEN Music Keeping the tradition of vaudeville alive, these four gentlemen perform a repertoire of music, unsurpassed in its ability to entertain audiences of all ages.
RAZZLE BAM BOOM Music Musical-comedy duo Mark Beckwith and Obediah Thomas expertly use humor, song and theater in programs designed to make learning fun! 

An additional $100 fee will be charged for outdoor performances.
SIDE STREET STRUTTERS JAZZ BAND Music The Side Street Strutters have been delighting Disneyland audiences, theatergoers and students with their high-energy shows and student outreach programs since 1983.  Their repertoire covers a half century of classic American Jazz including Blues, New Orleans Dixieland, Swing, and Popular Jazz.  Their school programs are designed with content specific to each grade level and cover topics such as improvisation, Jazz styles, Jazz history and introductions to musical instruments.
STREET BEAT Music This STOMP-inspired, urban percussion group uses the ordinary and makes it extraordinary in an explosive percussion celebration that is sure to get your students moving.
TAIKOPROJECT Music The acclaimed TAIKOPROJECT is an ensemble of premiere taiko drummers dedicated to sharing their Japanese American culture and heritage with the community from TV appearances to school performances.

An additional $100 fee will be charged for outdoor performances.
VYBRATION Music Thrilling vocals, exquisite harmonies and energizing vocal percussion combine in vibrant programs featuring some of California’s most talented and dynamic a cappella performers.