[DOE-Arts] Maine DOE VPA Newsletter

Lambert, Beth Beth.Lambert at maine.gov
Thu Jul 20 12:00:04 EDT 2017


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MAINE DOE ANNOUNCEMENTS:
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!

MAINE ARTS IN THE NEWS:
Midcoast Actors' Studio summer musical theater senior camp will present "Rent: School Edition" Friday, July 21, at 7 p.m.; and Saturday, July 22, at 3 and 7 p.m. on the Troy Howard Stage, 173 Lincolnville Ave./Route 52.<https://waldo.villagesoup.com/p/mas-camp-presents-rent-school-edition/1668814>

OPPORTUNITIES:
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/>.

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<mailto:nancyd.mjm at gmail.com>, 207-239-4774 or Laurie Perzley, Maine Jewish Museum docent, at laurie at lbpFIneArt.com<mailto: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>

EMPLOYMENT:
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>

           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>


RESOURCES:
            A TEACHER'S DEDICATION: CREATING A THESPIAN TROUPE, MAKING THEATRE HAPPEN & MORE<https://www.breakingcharactermagazine.com/teachers-dedication-creating-thespian-troupe-making-theatre-happen/?utm_source=Samuel+French+US+List&utm_campaign=638cea779c-Breaking_Character_5_25_17&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_87801c64c4-638cea779c-350588125>

            Finding the proper place for the arts in education: Intro<http://exclusive.multibriefs.com/content/finding-the-proper-place-for-the-arts-in-education-intro/education>

            Creating music by thought alone<https://blog.frontiersin.org/2017/07/18/frontiers-in-human-neuroscience-creating-music-by-thought-alone/>


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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
207-624-6642
beth.lambert at maine.gov<mailto:beth.lambert at maine.gov>
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