Programs for Young Audiences

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This photo was taken after a school assembly of String Instruments Through the Ages in 1985. I particularly like the hands-on approach. After 20 years in the schools for the Washington Performing Arts Society, I currently perform for the Maryland chapter of Young Audiences with storyteller Jon Spelman.



Singing the News-Be a Renaissance Newscaster

If you can’t Improvise then just Fake it-Improv 101

Create a Broadside Ballad

Make a Silent Movie Soundtrack

String Instruments through the Ages


Tina Chancey is a performer, educator and scholar. A former chair of the Early Music America Education Committee, Dr. Chancey has been a presenter at Orff-Schulwerk, ASTA, MENC, and Chamber Music America national conferences. For two decades she gave 40 workshops and assemblies a year in the DC public schools through the Washington Performing Arts Society’s “Concerts in Schools” program. Currently,  ‘Grimm and Grits,’ her assembly program with storyteller Jon Spelman is on the roster of Young Audiences-Maryland, and in October 2014 she participated in a week-long educational residency for the Morgan County West Virginia Arts Council.

A participant in the Kennedy Center Education Department’s seminar, Artists as Educators: Creating Teachers’ Workshops, Dr. Chancey has developed a series of  early music workshops and residencies for students and teachers which she has toured throughout the States, presenting in schools, correctional facilities, nursing homes and libraries. She recently co-presented a teachers’ workshop at the Metropolitan Museum of Art titled Fame and Folly in the Renaissance, integrating visual art, literature, and music. Chosen to present a Smithsonian Resident Associates day-long seminar on Renaissance music, she was also selected to represent the Smithsonian in a week-long educational residency in Long Beach, CA.

Dr. Chancey attended Oberlin College and received Masters degrees from Queens College and New York University, and a PhD from the Union Institute. She has taught at Queens College, Dickinson College, St. Mary’s College and George Washington University, and has been a teaching artist in residence at Oberlin Conservatory, the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts and William and Mary. Her articles on early and traditional music appear in scholarly and popular publications. With her late husband Scott Reiss, she was the recipient of a two-year grant from Earthwatch for research on Irish music.