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Career Technical Education in Music with TeachRock

Monday, November 13, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

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Presented by Joshua Zarbo, Associate Director of Content, TeachRock; Imani Wilson, Director of Media and Culture, TeachRock; and Gina Machado, Associate Director of School Partnerships, TeachRock

Sponsored by TeachRock

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This edWebinar highlights free lessons on that teachers can use to introduce students to the possibilities of a career in the music industry. The featured TeachRock lessons give insight into the role and experience of audio engineers, music producers, tour managers, and working musicians. The lessons are designed to engage all learners through a multisensory approach. Students will view high-interest clips from the Emmy- and Grammy-nominated Soundbreaking series, read curated articles, and explore the concepts they are learning, firsthand, using TeachRock’s TechTool.

This session also features real-world experience and tips for getting started in the industry from seasoned music industry professional Joshua Zarbo. Joshua has played on numerous critically acclaimed recordings, performed on a variety of national and international media programs, and toured the world with Grammy- and Emmy-nominated artists.

A career in music can seem out of reach for most students. However, this presentation gives teachers free and immediately implementable lessons and tools to help students explore the various, and attainable, opportunities in this exciting industry.

This edWebinar was made possible by the generous support of the Les Paul Foundation.

This recorded edWebinar is of interest to middle and high school teachers, librarians, school and district leaders, and education technology leaders.

Joshua Zarbo

About the Presenters

Joshua Zarbo is the Associate Director of Content at TeachRock where he produces a K-12 arts education curriculum that serves students, teachers, and communities everywhere. For Joshua, TeachRock is a rewarding opportunity to create resources for every classroom by bringing together all things music and art with history, language arts, math, science, social studies, and more.

Prior to joining TeachRock, Joshua was adjunct music faculty at colleges and universities in Austin and Nashville. He has since taught music courses at Hunter College in New York City and currently serves as adjunct music faculty at the Community College of Baltimore County. Joshua is a seasoned music industry professional playing on numerous critically acclaimed recordings, performing on a variety of national and international media programs, and touring the world with Grammy- and Emmy-nominated artists.

Imani Wilson

Imani Wilson is Director of Media and Culture at TeachRock. Prior to joining the foundation, Imani taught music in the public schools of New York and New Orleans, was a museum educator in London, and led music departments in community art schools and conservatories. Imani’s writing is anthologized in collections published in the UK and the US. Her work at TeachRock lives at the intersection of her passion for teaching music with her love of research and writing as seen in her favorite resources, the Lost Friends and Afrofuturism and Flying Africans Student Editions. A lifelong church musician, she is a member of the Greater Allen Cathedral Mass Choir.

Gina Machado

Gina Machado is the Associate Director of School Partnerships at TeachRock. Beginning her career as a classroom teacher in The Bronx, New York, she now designs arts-integrated education materials for TeachRock and leads professional development sessions across the United States, working alongside teachers to implement the TeachRock curriculum. An educator at heart, Gina’s true passion lies in creating new and innovative ways to reach students of all levels, always aiming to foster the student-teacher relationship.

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TeachRock.orgLaunched by Stevie Van Zandt and the Founders Board of Bono, Jackson Browne, Martin Scorsese, and Bruce Springsteen, provides free, standards-aligned resources that use music to help K-12 students succeed in science, math, social studies, language arts, and more.



Monday, November 13, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
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