ITAC4 Program

Conference Schedule at a Glance

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2018 – Optional Pre-Conference Workshops (various locations)

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 
Location: Carnegie Hall’s Resnick Education Wing, 154 West 57th Street

9:00am      Registration and Coffee

10:00am    Welcome and Morning Plenary Session

12:00pm    Breakout Sessions

1:00pm      Lunch Break

2:00pm      Breakout Sessions

3:30pm      Coffee Break

4:00pm      Breakout Sessions

5:00pm      Afternoon Plenary Session

5:30pm      Opening Night Reception

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2018
Morning Location: Selected Site Visit (see below); Afternoon Location: Carnegie Hall

9:00am      Site Visit Workshops*

12:30pm    Lunch Break

2:30pm      Afternoon Plenary Session

3:30pm      Breakout Sessions

4:15pm      Breakout Sessions

5:00pm      Afternoon Plenary Session

5:30pm      Optional Small Group Dine-Arounds; Free-Time in New York City

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2018
Location: Carnegie Hall’s Resnick Education Wing, 154 West 57th Street

9:00am      Welcome and Coffee

9:30am      Morning Plenary Session

10:30am    Breakout Sessions

11:30am    Coffee Break

12:00pm    Breakout Sessions

1:00pm      Extended Lunch and Learning Conversations

2:30pm      Breakout Sessions

4:00pm      Afternoon Plenary Session

5:00pm      Closing Reception

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2018 – Optional Post-Conference Workshop

*Please note – this schedule is subject to change and the complete list of breakout sessions, keynote speakers, and guest performers will be announced in the coming month. Updates will be posted as more information becomes available.

*Day 2 – Site Visit Workshops

Take a deeper dive into conference topics and themes by working alongside New York City teaching artists in these half-day, site specific, hands-on workshops at one of the three host organizations (Carnegie Hall, DreamYard, or Lincoln Center Education). Delegates may pre-select their site visit choice or decide at registration on Day 1.

Creating Artistic Communities with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (154 West 57th Street)

Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (WMI) is guided by three core values: artistry, community, and equity. Celebrating the creativity of every participant, WMI works with hundreds of thousands of students and teachers in classrooms and concert halls across the country, and through workshops and residencies in correctional facilities, healthcare settings, homeless shelters, foster care, and juvenile justice settings. In this workshop, join WMI Teaching Artists for an exploration of songwriting from three different perspectives and approaches. Participatory activities and group discussions will engage in the following questions:

  • How do artists build trust with participants and bring them into the creative process?
  • How do artists think about their own practice as a way of supporting others to bring their voice, stories, and agency to a project?
  • How can artists effectively adapt and respond to participants needs throughout a project, while maintaining artistic quality?
  • How might artists approach the work differently based on the type of setting or community with in which you are working? What elements of the process are constant?

Social Justice and the Arts with DreamYard (1085 Washington Avenue, Bronx, NY)

DreamYard lives and thrives in the Bronx. Though it has been in a constant state of transition and development for the last few decades, the Bronx (a northern borough of New York City) continues to evolve as a wellspring of cultural diversity, creativity and resilient communities. The demographics of our participants span the globe and as such, our programs reflect the necessity for empowering those who join us to celebrate their culture and where they’re from while creating instances of community. With a focus on healing and restorative justice, join DreamYard teaching artists and staff in exploring the opportunities to navigate and nurture place-based work in schools and their surrounding communities through music, poetry, visual arts, dance/movement, and theater.

Aesthetic Artistic Experiences with Lincoln Center Education (165 West 65th Street)

Study of the arts cultivates a unique set of skills useful beyond the stage or studio and indispensable for the 21st century: problem-solving, collaboration, communication, imagination, creativity, and grit. Lincoln Center Education (LCE) has spent more than 35 years using imaginative learning techniques to help students develop talents vital to success in every subject, equip them for success in their future careers, and prepare them to serve as active participants in their communities. Structuring courses that are focused around a single work of music, dance, art, or theater, students and adults are led into a deep, sustained engagement with the work – finding patterns, noticing details, making connections, and questioning the choices the artist made in order to understand the logic of the work. Take a journey through this aesthetic and reflective process with LCE teaching artists and Soundtrack ’63 as they present Soul Science Lab. Travel through time with this musical and cultural retrospective of the Civil Rights Movement from 1963 to Black Lives Matter featuring a big band, DJ, narrators, and video as this artistic survey of the past gives context to the present-day condition and asks important questions about our future.