Special Thanks

These programs are made possible by an endowment established by the Yale College Class of 1957.


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Be a Teaching Artist

In the Teaching Artists program, Yale School of Music graduate students work in New Haven Public School classrooms as assistants to NHPS music teachers.

YSM Teaching Artists work 3-10 hours each week during the school year. Their work in these music programs both contributes to the classroom and improves their teaching skills. Teaching Artists lead group lessons, work one-on-one with individual students, and assist with activities like music theory and ear training.

The School of Music has longstanding Teaching Artists programs at three New Haven Public Schools: John C. Daniels School, Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School, and Lincoln-Bassett School. Students are also placed in 10–20 other NHPS schools each year, depending on teacher requests. Teaching Artists also assist with the All-City Honors Ensembles program on Saturdays and Morse Summer Music Academy in the summer.

YSM Teaching Artists work closely with Lead Teacher Rubén Rodríguez and our Visiting Professor of Community Engagement to hone their skills in the classroom.