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Northeast Regional Practicum: February 16-17, 2023


The Northeast Regional Practicum is designed to convene Teaching Artists from El Sistema-inspired and community music programs across the Northeast, including Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont. 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 February 16-17 at the Northeast Regional Practicum in Paterson, NJ, hosted by the Paterson Music Project, a program of the Wharton Institute for Performing Arts.

About the Host organization

The Paterson Music Project (PMP) is a program of the Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts that empowers children to achieve their full potential through the joyful pursuit of musical excellence. Inspired by the global El Sistema movement, PMP uses music education as a vehicle for social change in its home city of Paterson.

PMP provides tuition-free musical training to students throughout Paterson after school and on weekends. Students study a primary instrument and participate in ensemble practice, instrumental sectionals, and private lessons three times a week. Students perform frequently for the community.

Attending the Northeast Regional Practicum

February 16-17, 2023

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

Registration Type

EArly Bird: Now - Dec 15

General: Dec 16 - FEB 1

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 January 1, 2023. 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 January 1, 2023. 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           Workshop #1

12:00 – 1:00             Lunch

1:00 – 3:00                Workshop #2

3:00 – 5:00                Site Visit and Peer Observations

5:00 – 7:00                Happy Hour Networking Social

Day 2

9:00 – 9:30              Breakfast

9:30 – 11:00            Peer Observation Feedback

11:00 – 1:00            Workshop #3

1:00 – 2:00               Lunch

2:00 – 5:00               Workshop #4

5:00 – 6:00               Closing Reflections

travel and lodging

TATI Hotel Room Block Reserved at:
Home 2 Suites
350 US-46, Wayne, NJ 07470
Free Breakfast
Complimentary Parking

  • To book your room through the TATI hotel room block, please click here.
  • Single and double rooms available.
  • Rates range from $143-$160/night.
  • The deadline to make a reservation through the room block is January 31, 2023.

Prefer an AirBnB? 
Search in neighborhoods like Singac, Totowa, or Paterson.

Travel Tips

Public transportation within Paterson and the surrounding towns is limited. 

Participants will need a car or ride-share service to travel to/from workshop locations and the site visit. Carpooling will be encouraged once at the first location each day.

Parking information for each location will be shared in advance of the event.

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."