[DOE-Arts] Maine DOE VPA Newsletter

Lambert, Beth Beth.Lambert at maine.gov
Thu Jul 13 12:43:19 EDT 2017

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Assessing Proficiency in the Visual and Performing Arts Classroom Conference: Thank you to all attendees- the conference was an incredible success and I am so grateful for all that you do! 2017-2018 Professional Development opportunities coming soon!

UMaine Hutchinson Center exhibits artwork by Broadreach preschoolers<https://waldo.villagesoup.com/p/umaine-hutchinson-center-exhibits-artwork-by-broadreach-preschoolers/1660299>

Little Kids Rock training: ANY Maine music educator who would like to receive FREE modern band training from Little Kids Rock may as part of our partnership. We will be hosting a training this summer, August 9th at Waterville High School. Due to space, seats are limited. If you would like to attend, apply here<http://www.littlekidsrock.org/for-teachers/apply-2/>.

Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts Figure Sculpture Workshop: For Middle and High School Art educators, during this two-day workshop, artist and art educator Claudia Olds Goldie will present a number of figurative ceramic sculpture projects that can be adapted for all grade levels, class sizes, and classroom situations. July 20-21 at Lincoln Academy, Newcastle, ME. FMI<http://www.watershedceramics.org/education-outreach/artist-workshops/cog-workshop/>

Still Looking for summer learning opportunities? The University of Maine and UMaine online has some great courses for VPA teachers. Check them out here<https://umaine.edu/summeruniversity/course-listing/>.

Emerging Leaders Program for Orchestra Teachers: The League of American Orchestras is now accepting applications from orchestra professionals for their 2017-18 Emerging Leaders Program (ELP). The ELP engages participants in a comprehensive curriculum to enhance their leadership skills and increase the potential for success in their professional roles. The deadline to apply is July 31, 2017. FMI<https://americanorchestras.org/learning-leadership-development/leadership/emerging-leaders-program.html?utm_source=MagnetMail&utm_medium=email&utm_term=sjones@ecs.org&utm_content=ELP%20Program%20Launch%206-1&utm_campaign=Orchestra%20Leaders%20Wanted>.

The Maine Jewish Museum Portland: is pleased to present the art exhibition, "Holocaust Heroes: Fierce Females," by Linda Stein. It consists of ten Heroic Tapestries, twenty Spoon to Shell sculptures and one Protector sculpture. It is a traveling solo exhibition and educational initiative. The installation is on view September 14 - November 5, 2017. The Maine Jewish Museum is located at 267 Congress St., Portland. Hours are Monday thru Friday 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. For further information, or to schedule a group visit, please contact me at nancyd.mjm at gmail.com, 207-239-4774 or Laurie Perzley, Maine Jewish Museum docent, at laurie at lbpFIneArt.com, 207-671-3551.

Theatre at Monmouth Fall Tour of A Midsummer Night's Dream: From October 10 through 28, we'll present an 80-minute version of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. The play can be produced with or without intermission. Cumston Hall Dates are October 12 & 13. Please contact the box office directly at 207.933.9999 to schedule performance dates and times.

Penobscot Theatre Company Student Matinees: Beauty and the Beast, December 12, 14, 19 & 21 and the shows begin at 10am. Cost is $8 for student tickets and $10 for chaperones. They are currently accepting reservations for the matinee, but final numbers don't need to be in until mid-November. A study guide is provided for educators, as well. For more information or to reserve, teachers can call (207) 947-6618, ext. 107.

University of Southern Maine school matinees and in-school workshop programs: The 2017-18 seasons offers productions for grades 4 through high school and school attending the matinees can reserve special in-school workshop visits (at no additional cost) to help prepare students for their theatre experience. Contact Sara Valentine for more information: (207) 780-5192 or email: sara.valentine at maine.edu<mailto:sara.valentine at maine.edu>


Snow Pond Center for the Arts Enrichment: is an afterschool program that provides youth with academic support, recreation, music education and a healthy snack/meal to every student every day. The Enrichment program is supported by a network of stakeholders to provide access to exceptional instrumental and orchestral education in order to promote youth development. The afterschool program is looking for staff:

·         Part-time music educator<https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Snow-Pond-Center-for-the-Arts-&-Snow-Pond-Arts-Academy/jobs/Snow-Pond-Enrichment-Music-Educator-de2bb559fc010151?q=music+educator>

·         Asst. music educator<https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Snow-Pond-Center-for-the-Arts-&-Snow-Pond-Arts-Academy/jobs/Assistant-Music-Educator-bd3ceb7ebf73edac?q=music+educator>

Acadia Choral Society: of Ellsworth, Maine is searching for a guest director for its Fall 2017 concert season. The responsibilities of this paid position include planning the program, rehearsing the chorus on Tuesday evenings starting in mid-September, and conducting three concerts in early December. The selected candidate may also be considered for a permanent position. The community chorus is currently comprised of 50 experienced singers, and is celebrating its 40th year. It has a skilled rehearsal accompanist and an active board of directors. More information about the chorus can be found on its website at www.acadiachoralsociety.org<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001-6AUTlPrCPbgB3iBgG55Nn7zmyzB3JRTggh5exrYMZ3o2u-SPckJEOqr1VVT4fYCOLVRjrJRa1bv0jKZ4ca6DnsF5h0yOOcgCSxsx-1UHVfxezhU7tiwtl-dhot9ew6fShQkCrAZbsps0cwSBUkteqY2nj3p7kHf&c=qyuP9WuWGEcOih-r-_0bUKKl5SHeBgyb97uXfW0D-2_vxgKDyoj6oA==&ch=L3zhTz3gwSkzv68JJRm2fM0rShqqENpZ5WfyeKHcJCDgUEBu8N0u5Q==>, and a complete job description is available upon request. Interested candidates should contact board president Michael Marion at mmarionmdi at gmail.com<mailto:mmarionmdi at gmail.com> or (207)610-2337.

           RSU 50: Southern Aroostook Community School Music Director position available. Contact Elaine Small at esmall at rsu50.org<mailto:esmall at rsu50.org> for more information.

            MSAD 44: 3/5 general music teacher position open at Crescent Park School in Bethel.

Madison Junior High School: Middle School Art Teacher opening. FMI<https://sites.google.com/a/msad59.org/rsu59/home/administration/vacancies>

           Sound Health: Music and the Mind<https://medium.com/international-arts-mind-lab/sound-health-music-and-the-mind-47903b04a316>

Beautiful Brain: The Stunning Drawings of Neuroscience Founding Father Santiago Ramón y Cajal<https://www.brainpickings.org/2017/02/23/beautiful-brain-santiago-ramon-y-cajal/?mc_cid=4bbdb148ab&mc_eid=26ca542065>

John Coltrane Draws a Picture Illustrating the Mathematics of Music<http://www.openculture.com/2017/04/the-tone-circle-john-coltrane-drew-to-illustrate-the-theory-behind-his-most-famous-compositions-1967.html>

            Who Created the Statue of Liberty? Art Meets Engineering<https://youtu.be/PjZCAR1ttE8>

            Music That's More Than Notes<http://www.chalkbeat.org/posts/detroit/2017/06/22/this-detroit-teacher-uses-music-to-expose-students-to-history-politics-and-power-they-walk-in-here-and-they-dont-even-know-who-they-are/?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=>

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Beth A Lambert
Visual and Performing Arts Specialist
Aroostook County Regional Representative
Maine Department of Education
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
beth.lambert at maine.gov<mailto:beth.lambert at maine.gov>
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