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

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,… Continue reading

Using arts integration to prevent summer learning loss

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… Continue reading

The Deutsch Foundation shares its TAI experience

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.… Continue reading

Artist Max Bent shares how he made summer learning pop

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… Continue reading

The 2013 TAI Seminar is off and running!

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… Continue reading

One voice, one love, one heart!

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… Continue reading

Register for the next MAIN event on September 27

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… Continue reading

How summer programs make math fun

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… Continue reading

Welcome to our new blog!

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… Continue reading

Spreading joy through song to Baltimore’s youngest learners

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… Continue reading

Are you a musician?

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… Continue reading

Building self-confidence with the acoustic Blues guitar

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… Continue reading