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Southwest Regional Practicum: November 10-11, 2022


The 2022 Southwest Regional Practicum is designed to convene Teaching Artists from El Sistema-inspired and community music programs across the Southwest, including New Mexico, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas. 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 November 10-11 at the Southwest Regional Practicum in Austin, TX, hosted by Austin Soundwaves.

About the Host organization

The mission of the Hispanic Alliance for the Performing Arts (d/b/a AUSTIN SOUNDWAVES) is to make music learning accessible and equitable for all. They envision communities where young people are supported, as they are, to lead creative and meaningful lives; parents don’t need to ask whether their child’s school has music; and where music brings diverse communities together. Austin Soundwaves leads music learning partnerships that transform school music programs into inspiring centers of creativity. Beyond the school day, they offer community-based music programs that encourage lifelong learning and empower students to achieve personal and professional success. 

Attending the Southwest Regional Practicum

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

Registration Type

EArly Bird: Now - October 2

General: October 3 - 24

General Admission



Lab Cohort Member or Alumni



Southwest 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 Southwest Regional Practicum Cancellation Policy
Should you need to cancel, you will need to a written request by the refund deadline of October 14, 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 October 14, 2022. All written 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

travel and lodging

The Regional Practicum events will primarily be held in East Austin. Visiting Teaching Artists are expected to make arrangements and cover costs related to travel and overnight stay. Breakfast and lunch will be provided by TATI on both days of the practicum.

Recommended Hotels

Austin Airport (~4 miles to site)
Best Western Plus
Parking $6/day
Free breakfast
Free airport shuttle

Home 2 Suites by Hilton
Includes free parking and free breakfast

Downtown Austin (~5 miles to site)
Hilton Garden Inn
Valet parking
On-site restaurant

Courtyard by Marriott
On-site restaurant

Air BnB
Search in Central East Austin and East Austin

Travel Tips

East Austin is a largely car-dependent city. We highly recommend renting a car and/or carpooling with other Practicum participants. 

Ride shares are also a good option for getting to/from Practicum locations each day.

CapMetro is the area’s public transportation option and does include routes for both buses and light rails, but be prepared that they may take a significant amount of travel time.

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."