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Western Regional Practicum: March 23-24, 2023


The Western Regional Practicum is designed to convene Teaching Artists from El Sistema-inspired and community music programs across the West Coast, including Arizona, California, Oregon, and Washington. 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 March 23-24 at the Western Regional Practicum in Oakland, CA, hosted by the Bay Area Music Project.

About the Host organization

Bay Area Music Project (BAMP) was founded by Lorrie Murray in 2014 to provide high-quality and empowering after-school music education for Alameda’s socio-economically and culturally diverse community. Inspired by Venezuela’s renowned El Sistema program and its dedication to artistically rigorous ensemble training as a vehicle for social change, ​BAMP’s mission is to provide an opportunity where all children—regardless of circumstances—can thrive socially and academically through music education that promotes creative expression, teamwork, discipline, and social responsibility. 

Attending the Western Regional Practicum

March 23-24, 2023

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

Registration Type

EArly Bird: Now - Jan 22

General: Jan 23 - Feb 22

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 February 8, 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 February 8, 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

travel and lodging

Coming soon.

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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."