Sweetwater Center for the Arts Announces Partnership with UniSound’s Black Teaching Artist in Residence Program (BTAR) to Relaunch Music Program
Sewickley, Pennsylvania, May 20—During the month of June, Sweetwater Center for the Arts is pleased to announce that we will be partnering with Unisound to host two musical workshops in conjunction with Unisound’s Black Teaching Artist in Residence program (BTAR). BTAR is an initiative aimed at supporting the practice and professional development of Black teaching artists in the Greater Pittsburgh Area, to bring them to local schools, organizations, and venues to share their knowledge with the community. With these workshops that will be provided free to the public, Sweetwater hopes to bring new life and excitement to our music programming and promote diversity in the arts in our community.
On June 8th, self-taught vocal artist, songwriter, and producer Anita Levels will teach “Pens Up! And Write!”, a workshop designed to simplify and demystify the ideas of being a songwriter, and will include prompts and ideas to help stir up the creativity in students. (Register now on the Sweetwater website: https://sweetwaterartcenter.org/all-classes/pens-up-and-write-mu01/)
On June 11th, Dominican-American soprano singer Dr. Zuly Inirio will teach “Foundations of Vocal Technique”, which will assist students in developing their own unique singing voices and styles, as well as teaching foundational techniques such as breath, posture, dictation, and more. (Register now on the Sweetwater website: https://sweetwaterartcenter.org/all-classes/foundations-of-vocal-technique-mu02/)
Sweetwater Center for the Arts is a nonprofit art organization committed to empowering their community and encouraging art excellence through classes, workshops, events, and cultural programs. UniSound’s mission is to create a more accessible, sustainable, and equitable youth music ecosystem in the greater Pittsburgh area through building an alliance of organizations that provide music education and performance opportunities for youth.