Genworth Lights Up! Youth Series


Music is the universal language of mankind. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 

We just wrapped up our March installation of the Genworth Lights Up! Youth Series: I've Got The Music In Me!  Check out the workshops that were shared below.  Stay tuned for our final event of the 2020-21 year: Backstage Pass (Focus on Technical Theatre).  


March Workshops:

Friday: Exploring Jazz with Plunky & Fire
Join J. Plunky Branch and his accompanist and beatmaker, Fire, as they take you on a musical journey through jazz while teaching you about the origins of the saxophone family! (All Ages)


Thursday: Calibash Stories with LaShaunda Craddock
Join Greater Richmond Wolf Trap teaching artist LaShaunda Craddock as she tells an interactive calibash folk tale! Your preschool-age children will love having the opportunity to sing along and participate during the story! (Ages 3-8)


Wednesday: Songwriting Tips with KDents TV
Join Bridget Sindelar of KDents TV (a program of Cadence Theatre Company) as she shares tips on how to get started with songwriting. During her workshop, she will also share her recent experience of having one of her original songs recorded at Red Amp Studio! (Ages 12-18)


Tuesday: "Feel the Beat" African Drumming Workshop
Join Elegba Folklore Society for Feel the Beat, an African drumming workshop. Bring your drum or bring your bucket or your box. Bring your bell or two spoons. The workshop is guided by Omilade Janine Bell, Artistic Director, Djembe player, Kofi Agyei and Dunnun player, Kurt Patterson. (Ages 7-12)


Monday: Vocal Warm-Ups
Join local artist and vocal coach, Jason Marks, as he shares his favorite vocal warm-ups and why each is important to the warm-up process! (Ages 12-18)


Workshops will be released daily March 22-26 at 10:00 AM here and on Facebook. 


Curious about the rest of our season?  Check out our upcoming events below!

Previous virtual workshops: 

Everybody Dance Now! 

Through the Lens-

Let Me Be Your Star!-



Are you interested in helping to support future workshops? 

RPAA’s goal is to make the arts accessible FOR EVERYONE and create equity in access to the arts. This means continuing to make the series FREE OF CHARGE to ALL who participate.  WE NEED YOUR HELP! Your donation will DIRECTLY support the hiring of local arts organizations and artists to provide these free workshops to the Richmond community. To donate, please click here to go to our secure donation form. (Please write “Lights Up!” in the notes section to designate your gift to this program.)

Thank you for your partnership in NURTURING the artists of tomorrow!




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