The Friends Council Performing Arts Peer Network is planning our annual event on Friday, February 25, 2022, from 9 am - 2 pm at Friends Center in Philadelphia, PA. This event will be hybrid, so you can choose between attending in-person (if fully vaccinated) and zooming in to join for conversation and community.
Our keynote speaker is Sarah Gulish, Orchestra Teacher at Lower Moreland HS and co-founder and CEO of F-Flat Books. Her talk will explore how to maintain agency over your own professional and creative life, and how to extend yourself outside of your school for your own wellness, growth, and development.
We will also spend some time talking in cohorts by discipline and in large group conversations.
We are looking for leadership from you all!
We hope that some of you will be interested in leading a small group conversation about a specific topic.
Topics could include:
Culturally Responsive work in Ensembles
Tinkering with Music - General Music Classes are STEAM classes!
Wellness for Arts Educators
(insert your passion here!)
Plan now for class coverage!
Check with your school’s administration.
PERFORMING ARTS in Quaker Schools:
Special Session for Instrumental Music
(all others are welcome!)
Join us for this special presentation.
GUEST PRESENTER DR. KUSHOL GUPTA
University of Pennsylvania
Please join us for a presentation and Q&A with Dr. Kushol Gupta, the Assistant Director of the University of Pennsylvania Band.
Each year, Dr. Gupta runs two honor bands and a summer camp for high school students. He will share the structures and tools he used to successfully run his summer band camp virtually this year, as well as the fall plans for instrumental music at UPenn.
I hope you'll register and join us for this conversation. . .
Heather Fortune, Music Department Chair, Friends Select School