E3: Engage. Experience. Explore.

Bring diverse performance experiences into your school. Ideal for K-12 educators.

people sitting making art

E3 programs at Bethel Woods bring visiting performance artists into your school, home, or learning pod.

It is our goal to inspire, education and empower Sullivan County students (K-12) and educators.  If you would like to participate as a partner or attendee, please email us or call (845) 583-2034. We have adapted this program to meet the needs of our learners.  Therefore, all programs will be live and virtual for the 2020-2021 school year.

Three Ways To Get Involved:

In-School Partnerships 

For a small honorarium to support the cost of the program our partners receive a school-wide assembly and classroom-based workshops for select classes. Please note: Final schedule based on visiting E3 performance group lesson plans.

Attend an Out-of-School Performance at Bethel Woods

Bring your class for a free, educational field trip to the Event Gallery for an hour-long school day performance by an E3 Artist-in-Residence. Transportation assistance is available.

Attend a Free E3 Community Performance

Community performances provide an opportunity for everyone to join in the fun! Artists-in-Residence share their work and provide a glimpse into the E3 experience to bring inspiration, a feeling of empowerment and entertainment for the whole family. E3 community performances are for all ages.


Upcoming Residencies Include

Soul Inscribed

December 14-19 | Grades 5-8 New York-based, six-piece band Soul Inscribed brews up a mix of hip hop poetics and soulful vocals, propelled by a sonic blend of jazz, funk, and dub instrumentals. Soul Inscribed members are all veteran arts educators and have brought their music to young audiences across the world. Their educational programming uses the allure of hip-hop related art forms to get kids writing, expressing, moving, and thinking. Their educational performances share their music and bring participants up to perform as the band’s producer, as guest beatboxers, to program beats on drum machines, and provide topics for freestyle and improvisation.

Are you an educator?

Bring Soul Inscribed to your group as they showcase their talents and work with students LIVE and online. These programs are free for school and education groups. If interested, please register below and someone from our education team will contact you.

Opportunities include:

Tuesday, December 15 at 10 AM: School Day Performance

This special school day assembly will introduce middle school learners to the work of Soul Inscribed with a short music history lesson on how hip hop has changed and influenced music through the ages, a reflection on the history of Woodstock performers mixed with lessons on beat boxing, beat making, songwriting and break dancing with Ken Fury.

Tuesday, Dec. 15 & Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 3 PM: After School Workshop

Teaching Artists will work with your group to offer a performing arts learning master class in beat box, break dance, beat making and song writing – all centered around the power that music and movement has for self-expression. Run time 45-60 minutes.

Please indicate which performance you are interested in streaming:
School Day Performance
After School Workshop
After School Workshop

Previous Residences Include

Every Body Move Facilitators

October 13-19 | Grades 9-12

During their week-long residency, teaching artists from Camille A. Brown and Dancers' celebrated community engagement platform EVERY BODY MOVE connected virtually with local students during school and after school workshops. EVERY BODY MOVE (EBM) works to inspire and incite ambitious collective action fueled by the art of social dance. Built on the belief that social dance works as a powerful tool for social change, EBM works to cultivate the creative capacity of its participants through innovative workshops, artistic encounters, educational experiences, public actions, and celebrations for people of diverse abilities, identities, and ages. Check out what more they have to offer on their website.

The Story Pirates

November 2-November 7 | Grades K-5 The Story Pirates believe that every child has a story to tell. They aim to motivate kids to write more and to express themselves, and to excite teachers and parents about the creative potential of their children. The mission of Story Pirates Changemakers is to celebrate the words and ideas of young people and to create confident, literate students equipped with a variety of tools for written, verbal, and artistic self-expression.