I have been working as a Program Coordinator at a community music school in Bethesda, Maryland for a little over 5 months now. I am immersed in a working environment that is devoted to educating musicians of all ages and skill levels. As people walk by my work station everyday, I get to see and hear people discovering the many benefits that a music education can add to your life.
Here's a little bit about my experience finding church related gigs in New York City:
My first gig of October was at a church on the Upper West Side. I got this gig by going to different church services around the city and introducing myself to the music directors afterwards. I have a few gigs set up with this church during the fall and the director actually referred me to another church for a gig as well. Good thing I love sacred music!
This is a post I wrote a little while ago for the Kenan Fellow Blog. I'm currently a Kenan Fellow with Lincoln Center Education. I hope you enjoy!
The weeks leading up to Summer Forum the Kenans were involved with preparing the materials for each workshop. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect since the Teaching Artists and facilitators were requesting materials from pencils to fruit and newspapers. Everyone at Lincoln Center Education seemed prepared and excited to meet the hundreds of teachers and artists that would be immersing themselves in Maxine Greene’s philosophy.
I just want to say a quick hello! I moved up to New York City about a month ago and started a Fellowship at Lincoln Center Education (LCE). If you're curious about the fellowship here is some information.
This past month has disappeared before my eyes! I will say that at first I was a little overwhelmed (having never lived in a city before) but now I think I'm starting to get the hang of it (maybe? :D). I moved to the city without knowing a single person but luckily I've had the other fellows in my program and the staff at Lincoln Center Education to support and guide me