Professional Development in Education and Community Development
College and graduate music students with an interest in education and community development are invited to attend two days of trainings and workshops led by extraordinary composer and performer Jessie Montgomery, and ACO Education Director Kevin James.
These workshops are offered as part of the Earshot Readings, co-presented by American Composers Orchestra and Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and are FREE to attend.
EarShot Education is being hosted by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra
MARCH 2-3, 2019
at the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center
3711 Woodward Avenue in Detroit
Workshop Sessions will explore:
- the nuts-and-bolts of student engagement, including best practices for composers and musicians in the classroom and beyond
- positive approaches for bringing composers and their music into K-12 classrooms
- moving from conversations about diversity to modeling a practice of inclusion
WHO should ATTEND?
College and graduate level composers and musicians
WHAT will you LEARN?
Essential skills necessary for high impact educational engagement
WHY is this IMPORTANT?
In the era of the portfolio career, every musician should expect to be called on as an educator and cultural ambassador. We’d like give you a head start toward achieving the same sort of excellence in those arenas that you’re seeking as composers and performers.
What does it COST?
It’s FREE! but you MUST REGISTER
Are you planning to attend with a group from your school? Or in need of housing while in Detroit? Make sure you check those boxes on your registration!
SATURDAY, MARCH 2nd
12:00-3:00 pm | Training Workshop I
Led by Kevin James, ACO Education Director
Composers, New Music and Kids, OH MY!
3:30-4:30 | Rehearsals with DSO student ensembles
EarShot Composers and DSO Teaching Artists.
SUNDAY, MARCH 3rd
12:00-1:30 pm | Panel Discussion
Led by Aiden K. Feltkamp, ACO Director of Emerging Composers & Diversity
Connecting Communities – Music as an Agent of Change
2:00-3:00 pm | Keynote Presentation
Led by Jessie Montgomery, acclaimed composers & violinist
4:00-6:00 pm | Schools Presentation: Run-throughs and Feedback
Those participating in EarShot Education are welcome to attend all open sessions throughout the EarShot residency week. You will find the complete schedule of events listed on the registration page.
Ready for a more active role?
Composition Students with a deep commitment to education and community engagement are encouraged to apply for a paid DSO Earshot Student Composer Assistantship.