The Teaching Artist Roster is a resource list of Oklahoma artists who have been vetted by the Oklahoma Arts Council and are available to schools and organizations for arts education and learning programs. Each artist accepted to the roster has demonstrated artistic and instructional abilities, and is familiar with curriculum and instructional strategies.
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David Berntson is a Tulsa area educator and musician .Berntson's gifts at connecting with people and his passion for Blues are apparent in every one of his presentations.
Selby Minner and Blues on the Move
Selby Minner has great passion for singing and playing blues and rhythm and blues (R&B) music. She loves to move the music into the future by sharing it with people of all ages. An experienced blues musician, Minner understands people well and particularly shines when working in alternative education settings
KC Clifford & David Broyles
Drawing from her 21-year experience as a performing singer-songwriter, Clifford desires to share her love of the song with today's Oklahoma students in hopes of inspiring the songwriters of tomorrow. Anybody can write a song!
Camara is passionate about sharing the art form he has practiced since childhood, and is adaptable to working with age groups from elementary to adult and with students from widely differing communities and backgrounds. His primary goal is sharing his traditions with new audiences.
Ellen Sheffield-Charles' residencies provide a foundation of knowledge and experience about the great music of the world and instill in students a love and appreciation of the art form.
Monty Harper helps students in grades 2-5 connect with curriculum and community by writing, performing, and recording original songs.
Ken's exciting residencies can bring together your drama, band, choir, and tech crew departments to spotlight and preserve their performances, or do a "Video Yearbook Keepsake" highlighting student life and activities.
(Note: Teaching Roster artists are not employees of the Oklahoma Arts Council)