Too Hot to Handel Engagement Opportunities

With the Auditorium Theatre’s Too Hot Engagement opportunities, students explore the music of Too Hot to Handel, Dr. Martin Luther King’s vision of “beloved community” and the importance of contributing their voice and talent to building community. All of our Too Hot to Handel residencies connect to our one-hour student matinee on January 18, 2019 @ 11AM.

**To apply for one of our Too Hot to Handel residencies, please fill out a teacher application.

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Too Hot to Handel Poetry Contest | FREE!

RECOMMENDED FOR GRADES 3–12
The Auditorium Theatre’s annual Too Hot Poetry Contest is back! Winners’ poems will be published in the Too Hot to Handel performance programs, with each winner receiving 4 tickets to a performance of Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah and the chance to perform their poetry from our historic landmark stage.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: December 14, 2018 @ 5PM

GUIDELINES: Poems should be 3-12 lines in length. All entries must be printed or typed on 8.5”x11” paper and must include the student name, teacher name (if applicable), and school, along with an email address and phone number (on a separate sheet of paper so entries may be read blind) to contact the student/family/teacher. The phrase “How has my community shaped me?” or “This is how many community has shaped me” must be used at some point — either in the title or body of the poem.

Poems will be judged blind-based on creativity, originality, language, and relevance to theme.

To submit to the poetry contest please send poems via email or USPS.

Email entries can be sent to:
Atru-education@auditoriumtheatre.org
Subject Line: Too Hot Poetry Contest

USPS entries can be sent to:
Auditorium Theatre
Attn: Too Hot Poetry Contest
50 E Ida B Wells Dr
Chicago, IL 60605

Questions? Contact Sarah Illiatovitch-Goldman at silliatovitchgoldman@auditoriumtheatre.org or by calling 312.341.2353!


Too Hot to Handel Five-Class Music Residency

FREE to CPS schools while space is available!
For non-CPS schools (or once slots are filled): $900/Classroom + Student Matinee Tickets ($10/ticket)

Explore the music of Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah and its connection to Dr. Martin Luther King’s vision of “beloved community.” By working as a classroom community to create a unique music composition, students are challenged to make active choices as an ensemble and as individuals that change the “sounds” of their own communities.


Too Hot to Handel Five-Class Poetry Residency

FREE to CPS schools while space is available!
For non-CPS schools (or once slots are filled): $800/Classroom + Student Matinee Tickets ($10/ticket)

Explore the ways that Dr. Martin Luther King and the text of Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah use words to create an emotional impact. Students discover how their individual language choices can be used to create “sounds of non-violence” and affect positive change. Over the course of five, one-hour residency classes students work to create and then perform poems based on their knowledge of Dr. King, Too Hot to Handel, and their experience within their own communities. Residencies end in a spoken word performance of all students’ poems.

 


Thank you to our Too Hot Educational Outreach Sponsor: