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Educator Workshop Series with Pierce Freelon (Virtual Event)

April 18 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Grammy-nominated children’s musician, picture book author and educator Pierce Freelon reveals how he creates immersive worlds for children and families. Pierce gives educators a behind-the-scenes glimpse into his creative practice through engaging storytelling, tutorials, and interactive Q&A. 
Certificate of Completion for one (1) contact hour to be provided upon completion of the workshop.
This event will be held live on Zoom and is intended for educators only. 

photo by Mark Maya

LOCATION: Live, interactive Zoom event; registration is required
DATE/TIME: April 18, 4-5pm
MORE INFO: chenauskyc@appstate.edu

Educator Workshop Series

Let the Educator Series inspire and rekindle your love of learning with and through the arts. This year, we are focused on providing high-quality arts education experiences for K-12 audiences at no cost. We add to that quality professional development experiences for educators that will enliven a passion for learning and spark an element of excitement and fun for all educators.

Please be in touch with Christy Chenausky (chenauskyc@appstate.edu) ahead of any educator series event to request a certificate of completion.

Event is FREE, but registration is required.


Pierce Freelon is a Grammy-nominated musician, author, and educator from Durham, NC. He is the co-creator of Beat Making Lab, an Emmy Award-winning PBS web series and is the writer, composer and co-director of the PBS animated series The History of White People in America, an official selection of the Tribeca Film Festival. His Grammy-nominated children’s music album Black to the Future has been featured on NPR, Billboard and MSNBC. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers published his debut children’s picture book, Daddy-Daughter Day, in 2022. Freelon is a former Durham City Councilman, a husband and a father of two based in Durham, NC.

Pierce Freelon’s virtual performance event, Black to the Future, is available from February 17-May 15, 2023. Event is Free; registration is required. Click HERE for more information.

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Christy Chenausky
Director of Arts Education and Outreach
828-262-6084 ext. 109

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April 18
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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