TEACHING ARTIST TRAINING PROGRAM

Graduates of the Inaugural 2019 Orpheum Teaching Artist Training Program Cohort

The Orpheum Theatre Group Teaching Artist training program seeks to train local artists and educators to leverage their artistic practice in creating high-quality instruction and facilitation for youth and communities throughout the Mid-South. OTG cultivates an annual cohort of trained teaching artists made up of passionate, energized, disciplined, collaborative, and open-minded artists who represent diverse cultural backgrounds, communities, and artistic disciplines in theatre, music, design, and movement.

With the goal of elevating the standard for teaching artistry in the region, the program aims to equip local, regional, and national artists with the skills to formulate sustainable careers as teaching artists while continuing to enrich the artistic landscape of the cities they choose to reside in.

In addition to participating in all mandatory training sessions, participants have required readings, lesson plan drafting assignments, and participate in a sample lesson for evaluation. Mentorship, coaching, and professional development in both artistic practice and pedagogy are on ongoing for graduates of the program who are selected for employment by OTG.

Who We Are Looking For

  • Artists and Educators who are passionate, energized, disciplined, collaborative, and open-minded who represent diverse cultural backgrounds, communities, and artistic disciplines (in Theatre, Music, and Movement).
  • Artists and Educators who want to expand the impact of their artistic practice with communities and young people.
  • Artists and Educators that desire continued mentorship and exposure to new methods in their artistic and teaching practices.
  • Artists and Educators who want sustainable teaching artist careers in our city.
  • Artists and Educators who want to change lives through the transformative power of the arts.

Dates for our 2020 cohort and information sessions will be announced shortly.

For more information or to nominate a candidate for consideration to this program, please contact Taylor St. John, Education and Engagement Specialist at stjohn@orpheum-memphis.com.

 

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