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Teaching Artists International (TAI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to develop global citizen musicians through artistic cultural exchanges that empower youth and support music education around the world. We achieve that mission by partnering with socially-driven music institutions around the world to provide teaching artists residency opportunities to travel, perform, teach, and support our global music partners. Teaching Artists International curates the experience by bringing along world-class faculty to facilitate our workshops on a variety of topics ranging from culturally-responsive pedagogy, music education, and teaching artistry. As a TAI Fellow, you will be immersed in a new culture, given hands-on teaching experience and feedback, gain international performance experience with other musicians, and hone your skills as a teaching artist.

Interested in becoming a TAI Fellow? Apply below! We have current summer fellowships in the Central America & South America for the Summer of 2023. 

Guatemala Program Details: 
This year, we are launching our Youth Leadership Fellowship in Guatemala in partnership with Orchestra Lumos & Project Music. We are accepting youth musician applications on violin, viola, cello, and double bass. Student musicians must be at least 12 years old at time of travel and have been playing their instrument for a minimum of 1 academic year in their school, after-school program, youth orchestra, or taking private lessons.

Colombia Program Details:
We are excited to bring a cohort of musicians to Medellin as part of a regional seminario experience with 16 different regional music programs. TAI Colombia Fellows will have an immersive experience with Spanish language learning, personalized teaching feedback from TAI Faculty, chamber music performance opportunities, and so much more!

This year, our faculty member will be Dr. Ndindi Kitonga, Kenyan American educator, long-time community organizer and homeless rights advocate. Ndindi is the founder of Angeles Workshop School, a radical secondary school in Los Angeles with a focus on democratic learning. She brings higher education expertise in teaches courses in critical curriculum inquiry and teaching methods. Ndindi is also a published scholar in the areas of revolutionary critical pedagogy and democratic education.

TAI Fellowship 2023 Locations:
  • Central America: TAI Youth Leadership Fellowship in Guatemala
    • July 2-July 11, 2023
    • Deadline to Apply: May 15, 2023
  • South America: Colombia
    • July 28-August 7, 2020
    • Deadline to Apply: June 1, 2023

**Scholarships and financial aid available for all fellowships.

Learn more about each opportunity on our website.

Contact us at
info@taimusic.org with any questions, scholarship, and/or financial aid inquires.

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