Background: As the Senior Student Associate for Campus and Community Engagement, I create lesson materials for students grades 6-12 that relate to specially-geared Texas Performing Arts performance opportunities. The Performing Arts Academic Connection (PAAC) partnership invites students from area schools to experience the power of performing arts at a discounted rate. In collaboration with teachers and district leadership, I work to design standards-aligned lesson materials to accompany PAAC performances, usually taught for one week surrounding the performance experience.
My role: As an instructional designer, I:
Collaborate with local teachers, administrators, and visiting artists to ensure high-quality instructional materials
Research and implement accessible, adaptable curriculum to meet the needs of all students
Create lesson materials that align with Texas Language Arts standards as well as standards for theatre, dance, music, and other disciplines
Work with the Texas Performing Arts Marketing Department to weave lessons into the performance information presentation platform, Issuu.
From 2017 — 2019, I designed lesson materials for:
Trey McLaughlin and the Sounds of Zamar, a gospel music group from Augusta, Georgia
Ragamala Dance, a classical South Indian dance company
Fifth House Ensemble's Journey: LIVE, a multimedia performance experience that combines live video game play, music performance, and visual art
Gigglepants Improv, UT Austin’s premier short-form improv comedy group
Ezralow Dance's OPEN, a dynamic contemporary dance performance by the world-renowned company led by acclaimed choreographer Daniel Ezralow
Hum A Cappella, an ensemble comprised of UT students performing traditional South Asian music with a contemporary a cappella twist
The UT Chamber singers, an ensemble comprised of UT students performing world choral music with a special performance emphasis on the traditional American songbook.