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Gluck Foundation Community Fellowship Program

Gluck Foundation Community Fellowship ProgramThe Community Fellowship Program introduces the Colburn School's college-level, conservatory students to the social responsibilities of being a professional musician. Activities include sharing their musical skills and acumen with under-served audiences through performances in senior homes, public schools and other community locations, and through providing hands-on applied music instruction for youth in schools. Two academic courses serve as a foundation for program operations. "The Teaching Musician: Realizing Social Action through Music" is a required course that introduces all Colburn conservatory students to basic concepts of music instruction and musical outreach enrichment activities. Course requirements include performing in schools and other community locations for under-served audiences and creating and executing their own outreach projects. "Colburn Teaching Fellows" is an advanced course that introduces hands-on teaching techniques, explores the psychology of teaching youth in outreach locations, and requires each student to provide one-hour of weekly applied instruction to a high-school student at the Ramon C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts, the Los Angeles Unified School District’s new downtown arts high school. An 18-passenger shuttle bus funded by the Gluck Foundation transports students to outreach destinations across Southern California.

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