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Southeast Regional Practicum: January 17-18, 2023


The Southeast Regional Practicum is designed to convene Teaching Artists from El Sistema-inspired and community music programs across the Southeast, including North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. 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 January 17-18 at the Southeast Regional Practicum in Newport News, VA, hosted by Soundscapes.

About the Host organization

Soundscapes is an El Sistema-inspired youth development organization in Southeastern Virginia that uses music instruction and performance to foster life skills in students from early childhood to early adulthood. The organization provides daily after-school music programs, a regional youth orchestra, and several week-long summer camps. Through Soundscapes, youth from 1st grade through age 25 prepare to be today’s successful students and tomorrow’s engaged citizen artists.

Attending the Southeast Regional Practicum

January 17-18, 2023

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

Registration Type

EArly Bird: Now - Nov 16

General: Nov 17 - Dec 16

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 December 2, 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 December 2, 2022. All cancellation requests must be submitted via email to info@tatraininginstitute.org.

sample schedule

Day 1

9:00 – 10:00               Breakfast / Welcome

10:00 – 12:00            Workshop 1

12:00 – 12:45             Lunch

12:45 – 2:30               Workshop 1 Continued

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

5:30 – 7:00                 Optional Orchestra Rehearsal Observation

7:00 – 9:00                 Networking Social

Day 2

9:00 – 9:30              Breakfast

9:30 – 11:45            Workshop 2

11:45 – 12:30          Lunch

12:30 – 2:30             Workshop 2 Continued

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

5:00 – 5:45               Closing Reflections

6:30 – 8:00               Optional Guest Workshop

travel and lodging

Recommended Hotels

TATI Hotel Room Block Reserved at:
Holiday Inn Newport News
980 Omni Boulevard, Newport News, VA
Complimentary parking and airport shuttle
On-Site restaurant

  • To book your room through the TATI hotel room block, please click here.
  • Search for the dates you wish to reserve, then enter Group Code: “TAT“.
  • The deadline to make a reservation through the room block is December 26, 2022.
  • The room block rate is $103.00/night, including breakfast.

Prefer an AirBnB? 
Search in neighborhoods like Hilton, Warwick, Hidenwood, and Riverside.

Travel Tips

Out of town attendees will need a car or to use a ride share service to travel to and from Practicum locations.

Parking will be available for all locations.

"I teach in a small program and don't have other TAs to talk to on a daily basis. This [2022 Regional Practicum] was really validating to hear how things are going for other TAs and realize that I'm doing a lot of things well and that I face challenges in my class that are similar to other TAs."