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The Lab Cohort program is the signature training program of the Teaching Artists Training Institute (TATI) and follows the TATI motto of “prepare, do, reflect”. Over the course of nine sessions, cohort members learn from expert clinicians via synchronous zoom sessions on topics ranging from classroom management to culturally relevant pedagogy. Cohort members are asked to incorporate the newly learned elements into their teaching and then reconvene in small Lab discussion sections to discuss and reflect on the skills and concepts.


Applications Close

September 6, 2022


September 26, 2022

Lab Program Begins

1st & 3rd Monday of every month, beginning October 3


During the summer months, interested Teaching Artists submit an application. As part of application review, the TATI administrative team conducts reference checks with the Teaching Artist’s direct supervisor. Upon conclusion of the review process, 50 Teaching Artists are accepted to the Lab Program Cohort, with decisions shared in early September. Cohort acceptances are determined based on teaching experiences, fit with TATI core values, and personal backgrounds to ensure a diverse cohort that enriches the peer community experience. Cohort members typically have completed 2+ years of teaching group lessons and are seeking further opportunities to deepen their personal and professional growth in the education field.

Applications for the 2022-2023 Lab Cohort program are now closed. Please visit our Regional Practicums page to learn other ways to be involved with TATI this year.


TATI’s Lab Cohort Program is open to any Teaching Artist currently working with an El Sistema-inspired or community music program. These Teaching Artists teach primarily group classes to students in Grades K-12 and demonstrate a commitment to TATI’s Core Values:

  • Passionate about social change through music.
  • Personal commitment to social justice and anti-racist practices.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated curiosity and eagerness to learn and reflect.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with colleagues.


Thanks to generous private funders, each Lab Cohort member receives a full tuition scholarship (valued at $2,000 per person). In return, TATI asks that Cohort members commit to attending 4 hours per month of live sessions.

Absolutely! TATI typically accepts 3-4 Teaching Artists per organization to the Lab Cohort each year.

TATI asks each Cohort member to commit to 4 hours per month of live Zoom sessions, held on the 1st & 3rd Monday of each month from October-June. In addition, Cohort members can expect ~2 hours per month of self-paced pre and post-work implementing and reflecting on new strategies.

The deadline to apply has been extended! Lab Cohort applications close at midnight PT on Tuesday, September 6, 2022.

Once the application window closes, TATI will conduct reference checks during the weeks of August 29 and September 5. Decision notifications will be shared no later than September 14.