Teaching Artistry

With over twenty years of experience in the teaching artist field, David continues to activate passion through engagement with the cultural arts and excite a curiosity within us, fostering a hunger to learn more.

David pairs his belief that access to the arts is a human right with his practice in the design and facilitation of innovative, experiential educational programming; new avenues that foster lifelong exploration, engagement and joy with the cultural arts as it applies to our lives, family and community.

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Throughout my career as a teaching artist, I have had the privilege of working with some of the most dedicated and inspiring teachers, administrators and staff, whose commitment to the arts is unmatched. As my practice continues, and my role in the cultural arts field grows into one of leadership and advocacy, I encourage you to contact me––let’s connect and make more space for the arts in our communities.


Experience
Board Member, Association of Teaching Artists, NY 2018 -Present

Adjunct Professor, Pace University, NY 2018 – Present  
Public Programs and Education Fellow, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA 2016
Field Fellow, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, Washington D.C. 2015 - 2016
Engagement Fellow, Washington Jewish Music Festival, Washington D.C.    2016
Teaching Artist, Arts to Grow, New York, NY 2005 - 2017
Asst. Program Coordinator/Clinician, TD Jazz Intensive/SaskTel Jazz Festival, SK Canada 2006 - 2016
Teaching Artist, Saint Ann’s School, Brooklyn, NY 2007 – Present
Teaching Artist, Division of Youth Services, Middlesex County, NJ 2001 - 2011

Professional Development:
Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian (CTLE) – New York, NY 2018
Asylum Arts Visions Retreat – Detroit, MI 2018
Lincoln Center Education Summer Arts Forum, Leadership LAB - New York, NY 2018

Central New York Arts, STAR Training Program – Auburn, NY
2018 BRIC Arts Media, Studio/Field Production – Brooklyn, NY 2014
Six Points/Asylum International Artist Retreat - NY 2013
LABA Artist Residency - New York, NY 2008
Omi International Arts Center Artist Residency - Ghent, NY 2007
Makor/92nd Street Y Artist Residency - New York, NY 2006
The Banff Arts Center Artist Residency - Banff, Alberta, Canada 2004

Awards:
Tides Foundation/Jubilation Foundation Special Projects Grant, San Francisco, CA 2018
GW Capstone Fellowship, Washington D.C. 2016
ROI/Schusterman Foundation, Washington D.C. 2015
Asylum Arts Grant, New York, NY 2014
Tides Foundation/Jubilation Foundation Grant, San Francisco, CA 2013
NJ State Council on the Arts/Folk Arts Award, Trenton, NJ 2008
Geraldine R. Dodge Fellowship, Morristown, NJ 2007                                                                   

Education:
The George Washington University, Washington D.C. 2016
M.A. Education and Human Development
Coursework: Experiential Education, Museum and Cultural Arts Education

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 2001
B.S. Anthropology, Minor in Music
 

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