Develop yourself as a Teaching Artist!
The Apprenticeship Program is designed to ensure early-stage musicians and educators have practical experience in the classroom under the mentorship and guidance of a seasoned Play On Philly Teaching Artists and the Educational Leadership team. Apprentices spend roughly 10 weeks in the classroom observing and learning classroom teaching/management skills.
Those who successfully complete the program are added to the POP sub list and are considered first for new Teaching Artist positions
Fill out our 2023 Apprentice Application
- Late undergraduate (junior or seniors), graduate students, or professional musicians who have little to experience working with students in a classroom setting who are interested in music education, student focused work, social justice and/or non-profit work
- Plays an orchestral instrument proficiently and/or has knowledge of choral singing or piano accompaniment
- Shows interest in arts administration, classroom management, day-to-day operations
- Possesses interpersonal skills, impeccable attention to detail, curiosity for learning new things and a willingness to “pitch in” wherever needed
Possible Professional Development Opportunities:
- Weekly opportunities to observe various Teaching Artists
- Individualized feedback throughout the program, including observations by the Educational Leadership team
- 10-11 week sessions (depending on the term – Fall, Winter, or Spring)
- During the school year only
- On a rolling basis