Tishawn Gonsalves (Visual Artist & Teacher, Marquis Studios) and Andrew Roitstein (Director of Education, Orchestra of St. Luke’s & Bassist, Toomai Quintet) share approaches to creating personalized online content that cultivates interactive educational experiences for students—outside of “class time.” Through the lenses of both music and visual arts mediums, participants will explore strategies to: make impactful instructional videos; utilize technology while being inclusive of students with limited computer access; and track and support student participation.
Tishawn Gonsalves, Visual Artist & Educator
Tishawn Gonsalves is an artist and art educator. She focuses on creating multi sensory and cross-disciplinary curriculums and projects that combine art education, environmental science and cultural food politics. Utilizing a multitude of creative pedagogical methods to expose students to a variety of artistic practices and awareness of art in society. A BFA degree from Pratt Institute, she has also augmented her studies with agriculture and food justice politics and is pursuing an MA in Early Childhood Education and Curriculum Development. In addition she is an educator for With Food in Mind and Doing Art Together. Tishawn has been a Marquis Studios teaching artist since 2014, and is continually expanding her repertoire in order to teach other disciplines within the Visual Arts.
Andrew Roitstein, Director of Education, Orchestra of St. Lukes & Bassist, Toomai String Quintet
Musician and educator, Andrew Roitstein, has developed a multifaceted career producing interactive educational concerts, creating K-12 music curricula, and designing innovative music programs that have reached young people all over the world. Roitstein is Director of Education & Community Engagement at the Orchestra or St. Luke’s where he oversees the Free School Concerts series, the Youth Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and the Five-Borough Chamber Music Tour. Prior to joining OSL, he was Senior Music Curriculum Specialist for Juilliard Global K-12 Programs, where he designed the conceptual framework, selected the musical repertoire, and developed resources for Juilliard Creative Classroom—an online arts education platform that is now being implemented in over forty 40 schools internationally. Roitstein is a founding member and bassist in the Toomai String Quintet, an ensemble whose interactive school concerts and workshops have been presented by institutions such as Carnegie Hall, the 92nd Street Y, Midori and Friends, and Juilliard. An American of Cuban descent, he has a passion for performing and arranging Latin American music. In 2018, Toomai released “Cuerdas Cubanas,” an album featuring Roitstein’s arrangements of popular Cuban songs. He regularly performs Argentinian tango music with Grammy winners Pablo Ziegler and Hector Del Curto. Roitstein received his Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from The Juilliard School.