Community Arts Partner

Participant Details

Community Arts Partner Name
Antonio Davidson-Gomez
Partner Type
Individual
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Individual Bio or
Organizational Statement
Antonio is an educator and percussionist focused on musical dialogue between cultures. He has studied, performed and recorded in various styles with emphases on Mediterranean and Afro-Latin music. Tony has produced cultural programming, educational projects and community engagement initiatives for over two decades. A Jubilation Foundation Fellow for music education, he has developed curricula for PBS (Latino Americans) and the EMP Museum/Smithsonian, (American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music), in addition to working as a teaching artist. Tony is a speaker on music and culture for Humanities Washington, offering presentations including Saffron & Honey: Muslims, Jews and Christians in Medieval Spain and Mapping Latino Musical Migrations. He has taught bilingual kindergarten and high school social studies, music and Spanish and led professional development for public television. He now serves as the Education Manager for the Broadway Center for Performing Arts. Recent musical projects include "De México al Mediterráneo," "The Silk Road: Trade and the Currency of Music" and work with Tango del Cielo, Gary Stroutsos, August Denhard and the Early Music Guild of Seattle. He holds a Masters in Education from UC Berkeley and has conducted study and research trips in Latin America, Europe and North Africa.

Contact Information

First Name
Antonio
Last Name
Davidson-Gomez
Address
Address 2
City
Tacoma
State
Washington
Zip
Phone
510.484.5168

Grade Levels Preferred

Grade Levels Preferred
K-2, 3rd - 5th, 6th - 8th, 9th - 12th

Artistic Disciplines

Type
Offerings include:
  • Music integrated with social studies, literacy and language (K - 12)
  • Music integrated with math and science (K-5)
  • Hands On Instruction (Afro-Latin, Iberian, Italian, North African)
  • Instrument Building
Themes include: music of Latin America (especially Cuba, Brazil, Central America and Argentina), the African Diaspora in the Americas, the Mediterranean , the Golden Age of Islam, the Silk Road (Trade from China to Italy)
Discipline
Music, Provides student experiences and Professional Development for educators

Experience

Previous School Partnerships
Other Trainings or Certifications
Sample Lesson Description: Student / Classroom Residencies
Sample Workshop Description: Teacher Professional Development

Areas of Experience and Expertise

Approved Professional Development Provider
Yes
Approved Classroom Residency Provider
Yes
Experience with English Language Learners
Yes
Experience with Students in Special Education
None

Lesson Plan

Integrated Art
Cultural Art

Teaching Approach

Teaching Philosophy + Approach
Curriculum Integration Possibilities
Special Skills and Areas of Expertise
Testimonials from Schools

Fees

Fees

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Video

Video Description
Frame Drums of the Mediterranean and Mexico
Video Description
"Saloma de Panama" with Seattle-based artists Alfredo Chavez and Tim Wetmiller
Video Description
Examples of ensemble work: early music, Afro-Latin