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Arts-in-Education Roster

Arts-in-Education Artists Roster

The Arts-in-Education (AIE) Artists Roster is a resource for organizations to find professional teaching artists for hands-on learning experiences. The AIE Artists Roster includes individual artists in all disciplines as well as performing arts companies. Interested artists apply for inclusion in the roster and are juried by a statewide panel of professionals on the basis of the quality of their work, their record of professional achievement, and their skills and experience as educators.

Artists (70)

Chris Kastle

Chris Kastle has been a professional touring musician, storyteller and songwriter for almost thirty years throughout the United States and in Canada, Europe and New Zealand. As a solo artist, Chris ha...

Chris Vallillo

Chris Vallillo is a nationally acclaimed folksinger and songwriter who makes the people and places of “unmetropolitan” America come to life in song. Performing on six-string and bottleneck slide g...

CircEsteem

In 2001, after training and touring with Ringling Bros., Paul Miller founded CircEsteem (CE) with donated tennis balls, a rolling globe, and a vision. In less than two years, CE was incorporated as a ...

Claudia Hommel

Singer/actor Claudia Hommel specializes in combining art songs, American standards, and French chansons to create character and drama. Described as a “bit of Audrey Hepburn, with something of Ginger...

CORE Music Foundation

Founded by Yakira James, CORE Music Foundation began in 1995 as C.O.R.E., a network of united hip hop artists working together to obtain success in the music industry. The network formed a student Cha...

Danell Dvorak

Danell Dvorak is a painter, ceramicist, and teaching artist. As artist-in-residence, she has led collaborative tile murals at the historic Proctor Recreation Center in Peoria and Springfield Ball Cha...

Daniel Godston

Daniel Godston teaches through The Poetry Center of Chicago, The Center for Community Arts Partnerships, Snow City Arts Foundation, and at Columbia College Chicago. His poetry and fiction have appeare...

David L. Stocker

David Stocker is a performing musician, award-winning songwriter, and instructor who for more than ten years has presented the Origins of Music as an artist-in-residence. Over 100,000 students in fift...

Emerge-N-Arts

Jackie Samuel is the founder of Emerge-N-Arts. Her "arting" experiences include performing at various Chicago theater companies and film roles. She was the artistic director of Bethel Cultural Arts C...

Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater

Dame Libby Komaiko is the founder and Artistic Director of EESDT and professor of dance in the Music Department/Dance Program at Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago. She has been the recipient ...

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