Yaddo Artist Forums: Remote Teaching—Sharing Tips and Best Practices

During the COVID-19 shutdown, many colleges and universities have offered training and virtual-teaching tools, but different disciplines require different digital approaches to effectively translate to online platforms. Teacher-to-teacher collaboration can help—join your fellow Yaddo Artist Instructors to share strategies.

Manuel Sosa is a Venezuelan/American composer based in Brooklyn. His orchestral and chamber music has been performed in North and South America, Europe, and Asia, and he has collaborated with painters, dancers, and sculptors in the creation of multimedia environments. Sosa teaches composition at Julliard Pre-College, is a member of the Musical Studies faculty at the Curtis Institute of Music, and is a member of the Art and History and Music departments at Fordham University. 

Nat Ward works with photographs and writing to examine social and physical landscapes where a desire for self-preservation motivates exile, where collective alienation finds its logical conclusion in the subtleties of individually isolated, personal defeat, and how these spaces are informed by and inextricably woven into histories of violence and exploitation. Ward has exhibited work at the Ford Foundation Live Gallery, Nathalie Karg Gallery, and The Jewish Museum. He is an instructor for The Cooper Union School of Art.

Christy Williams is a choreographer, dancer and teacher as well as the Program Manager at Yaddo. Williams has apprenticed with the Séan Curran Company and Australian Dance Theatre and her performance career includes dancing with the Inclined Dance Project, Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company, Opera Boston, MakeShift Dance Collective, and numerous independent projects throughout the North Eastern United States and Australia. Williams’ work as a choreographer has been commissioned for shows in Connecticut, California, Pennsylvania, around Eastern Australia and New York. She is an instructor in the Dance Department at Skidmore College.

Kevin Wilson is the author of two story collections, Tunneling to the Center of the Earth, which received an Alex Award from the American Library Association and the Shirley Jackson Award, and Baby You’re Gonna Be Mine as well as three novels, The Family FangPerfect Little World, and Nothing to See Here.  His fiction has appeared in PloughsharesTin HouseOne StoryA Public Space, and elsewhere, and has appeared in four volumes of the New Stories from the South: The Year’s Best anthology as well as The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2012.  He lives in Sewanee, Tennessee, where he is an Associate Professor in the English Department at Sewanee: The University of the South.