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The Guitar Man Does Science with Jim McCutcheon—Kennedy Center Workshop

Thursday, February 16, 2023 at 4:30 PM

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Renaissance Ballroom


February 16, 2023 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

138 Park Ave. W.
Mansfield, 44902 United States
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The Kennedy Center Partners in Education Mansfield Team, comprised of the Renaissance Performing Arts Association, the Mansfield Art Center, and Mansfield City Schools, will host Teaching Artist, Jim McCutcheon, for a three-hour professional development workshop for educators and administrators on Thursday, February 16, 2023. The workshop will take place from 4:30-7:30 PM, in the ballroom at the Renaissance Theatre, located at 138 Park Avenue West in Mansfield, Ohio.

Join Teaching Artist Jim McCutcheon as he guides you through the countless ways by which to connect music and the sciences, in a risk-free environment--no special training in music or science is required! Since 1993, Jim has worked with teachers from numerous school systems to raise their awareness of the arts in and around them, and how to use the arts to help deliver course content in creative and effective ways.

Recipient of the 2017 Ohio Governor's Award for the Arts in Arts Education, Jim is able to present age-appropriate concepts to students K-12 using a variety of instruments as well as electronic equipment including signal generators, oscilloscope, microphone, amplifiers, strobe light and above all, his red, sparkly electric guitar! Armed with a B.S. in Physics as well as a M.M in Music Education, guitarist Jim McCutcheon is in the perfect position to relate science and music. If you play an instrument, bring it to this workshop and 'see' your sound!

These workshops are most valuable for teachers of grades K-12. Dinner is included!

Jim McCutcheon, “The Guitar Man,” earned the Ohio Governor’s Award for the Arts in Arts Education (2017) as well as two awards from the Parents Choice Foundation for his recordings for children. With teaching experience ranging from Montessori (24 years) through college (he teaches at the University of Dayton, Wright State, and Miami University), Jim has engaged enthusiastic audiences of all ages for decades. Jim's teaching and performance experiences, training with the Kennedy Center, and a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Master of Music in Music Education, allows him to bring these diverse skill sets to all ages in stimulating, participatory presentations for small or large groups. In addition to presenting to teachers in professional development workshops, Jim also works with students in a variety of settings.

Attending this workshop provides contact hours towards CEU credit. For more information, email [email protected].

This event is free thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, Charles P. Hahn, CFP and the Ohio Arts Council.

Important Information: Attendees who have been exposed to COVID-19 and/or are experiencing symptoms are asked to remain at home and visit the Renaissance for one of our future workshop offerings.

Our Sponsors

Ohio Arts Council
Charles P. Hahn, CFP
KeyBank Foundation



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