Black Teaching Artist-in-Residence (BTAR) Program
The Black Teaching Artist-in-Residence program is a nine-month residency for Black teaching artists in Pittsburgh. In addition to engaging with UniSound and its partners throughout the residency, the BTARs will present a culminating project (i.e. workshop, recital, talk, etc.) of their choosing at the end of the residency period. Each BTAR will receive a monthly stipend of $1,000 for their participation in the program.
Additionally, the BTAR will receive opportunities for professional mentorship, networking, and up to $2,000 in additional resources for developing their artistic practice and career. There will also be opportunities to work with local schools and organizations which will pay $200 per event (with a limit of five events per BTAR). Read all about the program and apply below!
Black Teaching Artist-in-Residence Fellow Program
Applications open January 2024!
UniSound is expanding the scope of its existing Black Teaching Artist program, which supports the artistic practice and professional development of Black music teaching artists in the Pittsburgh region. In the fall of 2024, UniSound will welcome the inaugural UniSound Black Teaching Artist Fellow, who will be selected through a competitive nationwide search. The UniSound Black Teaching Artist Fellowship is a two-year, full-time position for an early career music teaching artist who identifies as Black/of African descent. Due to the current needs of the Pittsburgh ecosystem, for the 2024-2026 session priority will be given to a violin teaching artist. The BTAR Fellow will split their time between teaching private, group classes, and chamber coachings through a partnership with Hope Academy and Guardians of Sound Hip Hop Orchestra and also have the opportunity to facilitate workshops in community and educational settings. Learn more about the position requirements below! Applications will be accepted starting January 2024.