Each fellow is partnered with a public school within the five boroughs of New York City for school residencies in collaboration with the school's instrumental music teacher.
In order to qualify for the Ensemble ACJW partnership, please ensure the following:
To apply for to be a 2012–2014 Ensemble ACJW partner school, please submit an application in February 2014.
Within two weeks of receiving this application, Ensemble ACJW's Education and Community Associate Manager will contact the school’s instrumental music specialist. If your school meets the criteria, a site visit will be scheduled. The site visit will include two class or ensemble observations and a meeting with the prospective partner music specialist and principal. Schools selected for participation in this program will be partnered with an incoming Ensemble ACJW fellow.
$1,500 each year.
The Ensemble ACJW partnership is a two-year commitment.
Each Ensemble ACJW fellow spends most of the school year—from October through June—in a residency that focuses on student-centered, musical skill-building through interactive performance units and concerts, as well as creative approaches to skill-based work. All work incorporates the New York State Standards for Music Education as well as the New York City Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts.
Working with your instrumental music teacher, the ACJW fellow will plan instructional units that complement your existing music program through the application of creative approaches to skills-based work. Fellow-led activities may focus on composition, reflection, active listening, or improvisation, and take place during regular classroom time. ACJW fellows may also serve as coaches, working with full ensembles or with small groups, and can also model on their instruments to help students improve their instrumental skills. Your fellow will also join with his or her ACJW colleagues to bring two interactive performances of classical and contemporary chamber music to your school each year, actively engaging up to 150 students per performance.
No. ACJW fellows are young professional instrumentalists who have been chosen to participate in Ensemble ACJW because of their high level of artistry and interest in bringing their talents into the classroom and the community.
No. ACJW fellows are not certified teachers.
Yes. Workshops for teachers and fellows in participating schools are held five times a year.
Ensemble ACJW partner schools are given a materials allowance, free tickets to select Ensemble ACJW concerts as well as other concerts at Carnegie Hall and The Juilliard School, and ongoing consultation with ACJW staff.