Teaching Artists Wanted for Celebrate! Music Program
November 1, 2021
Midori & Friends is looking for Teaching Artists with strings and/or general music background to facilitate Celebrate! Music workshops in New York City schools for grades 3-8. This is a general music Teaching Artist position that will lead a series of 3 push-in workshop classes. These workshops help students prepare for a live celebratory concert featuring Harlem Quartet or Villalobos Brothers. The curriculum focuses on Mexican, Latin, and Classical music genres, and curriculum guides are provided to Teaching Artists.
About Celebrate! Music
Midori & Friends’ new program Celebrate! Music invites young learners to become global citizens in an active exploration of world music. By learning about the richness of cultural traditions, works of art, and musical customs around the globe—in class and through live performances—students cultivate a global perspective that nurtures empathy and understanding.
Celebrate! Music brings engaging world music ensembles and corresponding workshops into New York City public schools. Students experience both live artist performances and interactive workshops with teaching artists, deepening their understanding of a particular music tradition over the course of a celebratory four-session residency. This year, students will explore the musical traditions of Mexico, Jazz & Swing, String Quartet, Afro-Latin Jazz, and Classical Violin. Midori & Friends provides professional development for classroom teachers to help facilitate curriculum connections in the classroom and school community.