FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tulsa, OK – July 1, 2016
Sistema Tulsa Faculty to Hone Skills at Carnegie Hall
Music teachers selected to attend a Music Educator’s Workshop in New York City
Sistema Tulsa music educators will travel to New York City and hone their skills as part of Carnegie Hall’s prestigious 2016 Music Educator’s Workshop. The Music Educators Workshop is a community of ensemble directors from around the country who come together to learn from each other and from top-notch guest faculty, to attend concerts at Carnegie Hall, and to explore their important role as purveyors of musicality and creativity.
The music workshop will be focused on studying and choosing effective literature and repertoire to motivate students and awaken their artistic sensibilities.
Four teachers, including Sistema Tulsa Director Jose Luis Hernandez, will be in residence learning at the Resnick Education Wing at Carnegie Hall from July 13-16. Hernandez said that this opportunity will bring the faculty closer together and provide them with skills that they can utilize in Sistema Tulsa rehearsals and in their own school contexts. Best of all, this opportunity is free of cost to them. “This is a win-win for our program and our schools, he said, “teachers will bring back new tools and knowledge that will benefit Sistema Tulsa students and many more throughout our local public school system.”
Kelsey Rooney, a General Music teacher at Grissom Elementary and Lead Teacher for Sistema Tulsa said, “I hope to become a better teacher at this workshop so that I can continue to teach and inspire students to the best of my ability.”
Teachers attending: Amy Clark (Chouteau Elementary), Lauren Harper (Holland Hall), Greg Dorst (private studio), Kelsey Rooney (Grissom Elementary)