In Schools - Arts Enrichment

Teaching Artist Directory 2022 - 2023

The Music Hall maintains a diverse teaching artist roster, ranging in all styles and genres across the performing arts disciplines. Workshops are offered in schools and at our Hall. Click below for the current roster!

Teaching Artist Directory 2022-2023

Booking Information

There are a a couple of ways to book our teaching artists:

Option 1: Fill out this Teaching Artist Request Form

Option 2: Contact Director of Education & Outreach, Jessica Bowen at (518) 629-4016, or with your inquiry. 

In School Performances

The Music Hall provides the opportunity for our partner ensembles to visit schools throughout the capital region. These interactive performances give students the opportunity to experience live music and learn about the music and musicians behind it.


Berus in the Woods is back in Spring 2023, and this time, the show is coming to you!

Quintocracy, featuring the Troy-based Electric City Puppets presents a re-enactment of the original story Berus in the Woods for narrator and woodwind quintet as in school, traveling performance series presented by Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in April & May 2023.

Teaser video from the 2022 performance HERE!

Berus in the Woods is a narrative piece for wind quintet. The conceptual drive for the piece gives children and new listeners the opportunity to hear instruments in isolation along with thematic materials that help listeners of all ability levels to identify and distinguish the different sounds of the instruments involved. In Berus in the Woods, each instrument represents a single character in the story and the piece is constructed, through a narrative, with their interactions intertwining after the initial solo introductions to their themes and sounds.

Each performance is 60 minutes in length and features the following:

  • An introductory video from composer Alexander Ford
  • 40 minute performance of Berus in the Woods
  • 10-15 minute Q&A with the musicians and puppeteers

Dates to Book Berus in the Woods at your School or Organization:

April 3, 2023 [Morning Slot: 10AM, Afternoon slot: 2PM]
April 17, 2023 [Morning Slot: 10AM, Afternoon slot: 2PM]
April 24, 2023 [Morning Slot: 10AM, Afternoon slot: 2PM]
May 1, 2023 [Morning Slot: 10AM, Afternoon slot: 2PM]
May 15, 2023 [Morning Slot: 10AM, Afternoon slot: 2PM]
May 22, 2023 [Morning Slot: 10AM, Afternoon slot: 2PM]

Cost: $2,500 - BOCES funding available, see here for more information!

Note: Berus in the Woods is a shadow puppetry performance that will be ideally performed in a space that can be darkened, i.e. auditorium, gymnasium, cafeteria, or classroom where light can be dimmed.

Submit a request to reserve your slot HERE

Interested in learning more about educational opportunities for your students?

Please Contact Jessica Bowen, Director of Education & Outreach at or call (518) 629 - 4016.

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