25. Teaching Artist / Residency Work

Information for Teaching Artist from the Arizona Commission on the Arts

Toolkit for Teaching the Arts from the New York State Alliance for Arts Education

"Resuscitating Art Music" article by John Steinmetz, downloadable at:


The Everyday Work of Art by Eric Booth, published by Sourcebooks, Inc., 1999.

Making Money Performing in Schools. Heflick, David. Orient, WA: Siilcox Productions, 1996.

The Music Teaching Artist's Bible: Becoming a Virtuoso Educator. Booth, Eric. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.

Reaching Out: A Musician's Guide to Interactive Performance. Wallace, Guy. New York: McGraw Hill, 2008.


Teaching Artist Journal, Nick Jaffe Chief Editor, 800-926-6579, published by Taylor and Francis Group

Learning Through Music, produced by the Music-in-Education National Consortium, download articles on teaching artist work:

Selected Orchestras with excellent Community Engagement Programs
(Note: here is just a sampling of sites to browse)

Pittsburgh Symphony (youth programs/pre-school programs)

Fort Wayne Philharmonic (all-around community-centered programs)

Brooklyn Philharmonic (innovative community programs with local museums, festivals)

New York Philharmonic (highly structured teaching artist program)

San Francisco Symphony (youth engagement, great interactive website for kids)

Saint Louis Symphony (lots of adult/community engagement)

Pacific Symphony (relationship with local schools)

Teaching Artist Resources

US Music Schools offering Teaching Artist training
These are a sampling of schools having well-established community engagement programs with designated faculty or staff to run them:

Eastman (Music for All Program)

Juilliard School Public School Education Programs

Manhattan School of Music

New England Conservatory

University of Southern California Thornton School of Music

Other Teaching Artist Training Programs

New World Symphony professional training orchestra, Miami, Florida

The Academy joint program of Carnegie Hall, Juilliard, and the Weill Music Institute

Gibbs Street Connection: Rochester Philharmonic & Eastman School of Music partnership

Resources for Residency Work

Kennedy Center ArtsEdge is the Alliance for Arts Education at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is a resource center for arts in education programs. Resources include standards, model programs, and assessment guidelines for designing curriculum, materials, and programs. Check the national and state curriculum education standards on this site, so you can appropriately gear your program to your audience.

Lincoln Center Institute (LCI) is an arts and education organization whose approach is based on aesthetic education and the writings of such innovators as John Dewey and Maxine Greene. Students learn about and through the arts by focusing on works of art, including performing and visual arts, and architecture. LCI's principles support learning across the curriculum. LCI works in partnership with pre-K through grade twelve educators and degree-granting teacher education programs, and provides numerous professional development opportunities.

Young Audiences national site plus my favorite the Massachusetts chapter Read descriptions for arts education programming in music, theatre, and dance.

Carnegie Hall's education program click on Explore and Learn

The Metropolitan Opera Guild's Creating Original Opera program, in which students take on the entire production, from the libretto, to the music, costumes, set, casting, organizing rehearsals and publicizing the performance, State arts education requirements, curriculum frameworks, teacher certification Information

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