Jerry G. White

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Jerry G. White

Jerry G. White

Jerry G. White:

An author, percussionist, and storyteller, Jerry G. White fuses all of those elements into his passion and love for performing and being an arts educator.

His debut bilingual children’s book Anansi and the colorful kente cloth Illustrated by Courtney Strickland was published in July2021 by 1010 Publishing-

He is a Program Consultant within The Office of Culture and Community at The Lovett School in Atlanta.

He is a Teaching Artist with the Teaching Museum of the Fulton County School System.

Jerry G. White is a Decatur Arts Alliance (DAA), Board Member

You can find him performing throughout the Atlanta metro area with his performance entity A Performance Method. His beloved phrase and mantra is “Bring the words to life!”

Social Media: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, 101 Publishing

Arts Disciplines:   Music, Theatre/Drama, Storytelling

Core Content Curriculum Areas: Music, Theatre/Drama, Social Studies/History

Specialized Content Areas: Arts Integration, Literacy, History, World Cultures

Grade Levels: Pre-K, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Family

Special Populations: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Students, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) students, Exceptional Learners (students with disabilities as well as those who are gifted and talented

Geographic Availability: Metro Atlanta, North Georgia, Middle Georgia, South Georgia

Program Types: 
School-based Classroom Workshop(s), School-based Afterschool Program, School-based Assembly Program, School-based Summer Program

Community-based Workshop(s), Community-based Assembly Program, Community-based Afterschool Program, Community-based Summer Program

Preservice and Professional Development: Professional Development for Teaching Artists

Program Fees: 

  • One Performance: $275
  • Two Performances in a Day: $350
  • Each additional Performance: $50
  • Travel: 50 miles or more – $0.50 a mile
  • Percussion Workshop: $275
  • Two Percussion Workshops in a Day: $350
  • Each additional Percussion Workshop: $50
  • Travel: 50 miles or more – $0.50 a mile

Artistic Profile:

Jerry G. White’s artistic philosophy is to always inspire imagination and creativity in everyone who will see his performances. His performance mantra is “Bring the words to life.”. Jerry G. White has had the pleasure of developing interactive programming, directing 20-minute musicals, including “Get Curious!,” “Turn the Mystery into History,” “Beebo and Ravioli’s Spectacular Circus,” and “Georgia’s History Alive…Read On!,” and writing 20-minute musicals “A Better Me…A Better You!,” “Sharpestone’s Treasure,” “Georgia Grown,” and “Peach State Flyer.” for the Children’s Museum of Atlanta. He is a Teaching Artist with the Fulton County Schools Teaching Museum. As a Decatur Arts Alliance (DAA) Board Member, he is a proven arts supporter. He .serves as the Performance Arts Committee Chair for the annual Decatur Arts Festival, Decatur, GA, he selects and schedules participants and designs the programming concept for each year’s festival. His performance arm is A Performance Method, which allows him to incorporate acting, music, singing, songwriting, and percussion instruments in each and every one of his performances.

Teaching Experience:

Jerry’s teaching experience is as a director and acting instructor in the after school and camp setting. He incorporates the acting instruction into a final performance for the students which allows the students to have a full sense of accomplishment. The grade levels reached are K-12.

Sample Programs:          

  • Breaking Ground: Jerry G. White has been performing under his creation, “A Performance Method – Bringing Their Stories to Life: Breaking Ground.” This allows him to incorporate acting, music, singing, songwriting, script writing, history, and the love of books in one unique process of storytelling. “Breaking Ground” is a one-man show about how Alex Johnson, a member of the famed 54th Massachusetts Infantry during the U.S. Civil War; Bass Reeves, a U.S. Federal Marshall; George Washington Carver, a botanist and inventor; Commander General Benjamin O. Davis, a Tuskegee Airman during World War II; Ray Charles, an entertainer; and Max Roach, a drummer, had to break ground to achieve their greatness.
    • Disciplines: Historical Storytelling, Music, and Theater/Drama
    • Grades: 3rd-5th
    • Program length: 45 minutes
    • Stage setup: The program is set up 3/4 style, where the audience is on three sides of the performance space
  • Shapes in Music: An interactive music, literacy, and geometry based program. The program uses the Acorn Early reader book Spot the Shape/Shapes in Music by Rebecca Rissman as its guide. The Acorn book starts with the declaration that “Shapes are all around us.” Then the book highlights the geometric shapes of a rectangle, semicircle, circle, square, diamond, triangle, and oval. But then, to bring shapes full circle, the reader is given a journey of how to find shapes in all different types of musical instruments, but primarily percussion instruments.
    • Disciplines: History, Geography, and Rhythm will be explored and appreciated
    • Grades: 1rd-2nd
    • Program length: 45 minutes
    • Stage setup: The program is set up 3/4 style, where the audience is on three sides of the performance space
    • Tech: The book is projected as a PowerPoint presentation

Sample Program Outlines/Study Guides: 

  • Listing ID: 6020