I am an artist

11/25/2013

By Colette Krebs, sophomore at Annapolis High School’s Performing and Visual Arts Magnet Program I want you to think of your life right now. Think about who you work with. There may be that one person who loves movies or sports or…

Hip Hop and History: Telling Stories of the Past and of Ourselves

10/31/2013

By Staci Taustine, Fifth Grade Teacher, F.L. Templeton Preparatory Academy During the course of my fifth-grade class’ six-day Hip Hop residency with Young Audiences artist Jamaal “Mr. Root” Collier, walls were broken down, confidence was built up, and the entire…

Using arts integration to prevent summer learning loss

10/04/2013

By Lucy Coyle Lucy Coyle recently completed a summer internship at Young Audiences and wraps up our series on Young Audiences’ summer learning programs–and their importance for students who would otherwise have limited opportunities to stay active and engaged during the…

The Deutsch Foundation shares its TAI experience

09/27/2013

The Teaching Artist Institute (TAI) is made possible in partnership with Young Audiences, Arts Education in Maryland Schools Alliance (AEMS), and the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC). TAI partners and generous sponsors, like the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, provide funding and support that…

Artist Max Bent shares how he made summer learning pop

09/26/2013

Earlier this week, Kurtis Donnelly, Young Audiences Program Director, shared his experience visiting Stadium School to watch Young Audiences artist Max Bent lead the class in an arts-integrated math lesson this summer. Max also recently posted about his time at Stadium…

The 2013 TAI Seminar is off and running!

09/26/2013

Teaching Artist Institute 2013, a set on Flickr. The 2013 Teaching Artist Institute (TAI) Seminar kicked off with a three-day retreat at Southwest Baltimore Charter School last week. The 2013 TAI class boasts being the largest in the program’s seven-year…

One voice, one love, one heart!

09/25/2013

By Danyett Tucker, Young Audiences visual artist and illustrator Do you think there is a difference between listening and hearing? One of my professors once asked me to illustrate Jimmy Hendrix’s song “Voodoo Child.” The project made me see art…

Register for the next MAIN event on September 27

09/25/2013

Arts Education in Maryland Schools (AEMS) Alliance is hosting the September Maryland Arts Integration Network (MAIN) event on Friday, September 27, from 9:30 a.m. to noon, at the 149-acre Center for Maryland Agriculture and Farm Park in Baltimore County. The focus…

How summer programs make math fun

09/24/2013

By Kurtis Donnelly, Young Audiences Program Director This summer I went and observed one of our artists, Max Bent, working with students at Stadium School as a part of our partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools Summer Learning Academies. Max is…

Welcome to our new blog!

09/23/2013

Every day, Young Audiences artists, teacher partners, staff, board members, and supporters work to fulfill our mission of providing opportunities for Maryland students to imagine, create, and realize their full potential through the arts. In addition to our monthly enewsletter,…

Spreading joy through song to Baltimore’s youngest learners

09/06/2013

By Sue Trainor, Young Audiences artist and singer/songwriter In 1998, I sang for the first time in a classroom for and with children who have profound special needs. That 45-minute gig rocked my world: the children may not have been…

Are you a musician?

09/06/2013

By Kevin Martin, Steel drum musician Young Audiences artists and teacher partners have written case studies documenting their work in schools and their exploration of one essential question. Each study provides a snapshot of how the artist or teacher works…

Building self-confidence with the acoustic Blues guitar

06/16/2013

By Curtis Blues, Young Audiences artist and one-man Blues band Her face was hidden under rows of tiny, tight braids with small colorful beads on the ends. “Would you like to join the class and learn to play guitar?” I…

Learning in action: How songwriting transformed the classroom

05/16/2013

By Karen Baratz, Parent of a Westbrook Elementary third-grader Even if I had not been a classroom volunteer at Westbrook Elementary this year, I would have heard about Young Audiences teaching artist Alden Phelps’ residency program from my son and…

How can the Blues be used to learn fractions?

05/09/2013

By Curtis Blues, One-man Blues band Young Audiences artists and teacher partners have written case studies documenting their work in schools and their exploration of one essential question. Each study provides a snapshot of how the artist or teacher works…

Steel drum residency shares the power of music with school community

03/16/2013

By Jennifer Brumbalow, Imagine Discovery Public Charter School music teacher In my experience as the music teacher at Imagine Discovery Public Charter School, a Young Audiences artist-in-residence program is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for teachers, the school community, and students. The…