Music Ascension is looking for an enthusiastic and skilled Teaching Artist to facilitate Songwriting & Recording workshops as well as lead a Bucket Drumming Class during an After-School Program in the East Village of NYC.  Must have skills required to help students write, record, and produce their own music.



Experience with songwriting as well as music technology, including ProTools and/or Logic and/or Ableton and/or Reason
Communicate with After-School Program leadership, Music Ascension leadership and students effectively.
Know how to operate and light troubleshoot recording equipment/software
Send Weekly Reports including requested content uploads                                
Must be organized, confident yet highly cooperative, have strong teaching/leading experience, and wield an efficient work flow in Pro Tools, Logic, Reason and/or Ableton.


Length of Residency: 15 weeks

Start Date: Feb, 9, 2017, 5-10 minute Presentation Pitch to Students FEB 6

Day of Week: THURSDAYS

Number of Classes per day: 2

Class Size: 20-25 students

School Staff Support: 2 aides each class

Class Times: 2:50-3:50pm, 4:15-5:15pm

Student Age: Grade 2 (Bucket Drumming)

                                        Grades 3 and 5 (Songwriting & Music Production)

                                        ** Performance Date: June 2, 2017 1:30pm and 5:00pm

                                        ** Album Release Celebration: date TBD, June 15?



                         $  35     Pre-Program Planning Meeting via video conference (date TBD)

                         $  75      February 6, 2017 Program 5-10 minute Pitch to Students, 4:15pm

                         $250     June 2, 2017 performance day (1:30pm and 5:00pm)

                         $100     Album Release Celebration (Date TBD, June 15?)

                         $  35     Post-Program Meeting via video conference (date TBD)


$75 per workshop x 2 workshops per day =$150 per day + $15 per day equipment cartage



PROGRAM DATES: 2/9/17, 2/16/17, 3/2/17, 3/9/17, 3/16/17, 3/30/17, 4/6/17, 4/20/17, 4/27/17, 5/4/17, 5/11/17, 5/18/17, 5/25/17, 6/1/17, 6/8/17           

APPLICATION STEPS: Deadline for applicant submission is January 29, 2017

         STEP 1:

         Please send a cover letter and resume to

         If available, feel free to also send link(s) or an attachment of a song you wrote and/or produced. 

        STEP 2:

        Please fill out the on-line application below.  Deadline for applicant submission is January 29, 2017