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Midwest Regional Practicum: April 19-20, 2023


The Midwest Regional Practicum is designed to convene Teaching Artists from El Sistema-inspired and community music programs across the Midwest, including Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Over two full days in-person, participants gain new skills and tools that directly support the continued growth of their teaching practice as they hear from expert clinicians, reflect together through collaborative conversations, observe teaching artistry in real-time, and build a network of peer Teaching Artists. 

We look forward to meeting you April 19-20 at the Midwest Regional Practicum in Kalamazoo, MI, hosted by Kalamazoo Kids In Tune, a program of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra.

About the Host organization

Working hand in hand with Kalamazoo Pulbic Schools, the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra offers Kalamazoo Kids in Tune, an innovative after-school orchestra and youth development program at KPS Woods Lake Elementary and Milwood Magnet School. Students from early elementary through high school study instruments and chamber music, and participate in daily lessons and orchestra rehearsals. Selected middle and high school students return to the elementary program as KKIT Young Leaders twice per week to mentor younger children, and recent graduates can apply to become paid interns. After-school meals and busing make the program widely accessible.

Attending the Midwest Regional Practicum

April 19-20, 2023

The TATI Regional Practicums are designed to be intimate, personalized conferences between a committed group of Teaching Artists. By registering for the Midwest Regional Practicum and securing one of these limited spots, you are committing to attend both days in their entirety.

Registration Type

EArly Bird: Now - Feb 18

General: Feb 19 - Mar 18

General Admission



Lab Cohort Member or Alumni



TATI Regional Practicum Policies

TATI Regional Practicum Vaccination Policy

All registered participants, clinicians, and vendors of a 2022-2023 Regional Practicum are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and will be asked to show proof of vaccine at the time of event check-in. Please review our policy for more information.

In accordance with CDC and local regional guidelines, TATI reserves the right, at any time, to change or modify the COVID-19 protocols in order to provide event attendees with a safe meeting environment. Failure of any participant to comply with this policy and all applicable protocols may result in the participant being removed, or denied entry, to the TATI event.

TATI Regional Practicum Cancellation Policy
Should you need to cancel, you will need to send a written request by the refund deadline of March 4, 2022. You will receive a refund of the registration fee, minus a $25 administrative fee, for each cancelled registration. No refunds will be issued for cancellation requests received after March 4, 2022. All cancellation requests must be submitted via email to info@tatraininginstitute.org.

sample schedule

Day 1

9:00 – 10:00              Welcome / Setting Intentions

10:00 – 12:00            Site Visit and Peer Observations #1

12:00 – 1:00               Lunch

1:00 – 5:00                 Afternoon Workshops

5:00 – 7:00                 Networking Social

Day 2

9:00 – 10:00              Breakfast

10:00 – 12:00            Site Visit and Peer Observations #2

12:00 – 1:00               Lunch

1:00 – 5:00                 Afternoon Workshops

5:00 – 6:00                 Closing Reflections

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The 2022 Midwest Regional Practicum "was the perfect balance between breadth and depth. I really enjoyed being challenged to step outside of the daily work and to think deeply and consider new perspectives. It is truly amazing to talk to other teaching artists, see their work, feel inspired, motivated, and renewed."