Tom Dempsey, Institute Co-Chair Shireen Dickson, Institute Co-Chair
This is a moment of intensive learning…
Dear JPI Friends,
This is a moment of intensive learning, examining and clarifying for so many of us. All of us – parents, teachers and artists in particular – understand our unique positions as facilitators. Despite the onslaught of profound upheaval, we face and embrace our evolving roles as navigators to those who look to us for guidance.
As the current issues America faces become both more complex and more inseparable, the urgency for inclusive and accessible tools and resources that reflect the times increases.
And yet, jazz has always been here, as an example of flow, fluidity…adaptability. In authentic formations of jazz, we effortlessly find recognition of the individual alongside collaboration, with empathy and responsibility for the collective. At Jazz Power Initiative, we place these and other transformative elements into a framework called JAZZ POWER TOOLS.
As always, this summer’s Jazz Power Institute (July 7-8) will offer inspirational training in cross-modal teaching methods for anyone looking to enhance their teaching practice through the lens of jazz history, arts and pedagogy. This year we also investigate strategies and tools for remotely engaging students from all backgrounds – now becoming a standard skill for so many of our classroom teachers, teaching artists and arts specialists. We will present master classes from Louise Robinson and Carol Maillard from Sweet Honey in the Rock, and author/educator Mick Carlson, along with jam sessions and fellowship with artists and educators from around the country!
Please share this opportunity with an artist or educator, or anyone who facilitates groups, that you know.
We hope you will consider bringing your experiences to our Institute training.
@JazzPowerON Summer Institute July 7-8, 2020
This year’s Jazz Power ONLINE Institute is produced in partnership once again with Lehman College, City University of New York, Department of Music, Multimedia, Theatre and Dance. NYC Department of Education Teachers are eligible for 8 hours of CTLE Credit in Content, and all participants will receive a certificate from Jazz Power Initiative.
July 7 and 8, 2020 10am-3pm
Online Conference (link will be distributed to registrants).
There is no charge, but all participants must register in advance to attend.
Jazz Power Institute ON
Our online-based Institute will address the theme of adaptability; providing strategies and online tools for remotely engaging students from all backgrounds in jazz. Multi-disciplinary master classes in voice, acting, writing, dancing and African American cultural history are part of our JPI training and pedagogy.
About the Artists
These books by Mick Carlon, guest artist at this year’s Jazz Power ON Summer Institute, bring you the genius of these African American artists, and the historically pivotal times they lived in, through the eyes of a 12 year old — and will inspire readers of all ages.
To register for the Jazz Power ON Summer Institute 2020, click here
Our friends at Muse Machine of Ohio let us know of this excellent resource page for educators teaching anti-racism: Anti-racist resources for teachers.