Detroit Wolf Trap Goes to National Conference

Living Arts Program Director, Erika Villarreal Bunce; Detroit Wolf Trap Program Manager, Sicily McRaven; and Teaching Artist Alesha Brown at the Wolf Trap Conference

Living Arts Program Director, Erika Villarreal Bunce; Detroit Wolf Trap Program Manager, Sicily McRaven; and Teaching Artist Alesha Brown at the Wolf Trap Conference

Last week, members of the Detroit Wolf Trap team traveled to reunite with our fellow Wolf Trap Affiliates at the Wolf Trap Institute Affiliate Conference. The conference was held at the Wolf Trap Foundation in Vienna, Va. from August 13-16. In total, representatives from the Institute’s 21 affiliates throughout the US and now, Singapore, bonded over our shared love and work of early learning through the arts.

In addition to Detroit Wolf Trap Program Manager, Sicily McRaven, we were accompanied by our very own Alesha Brown—musician and long-time teaching artist who has taught in all of Living Arts’ programs.

With our national and international peers, the Detroit Wolf Trap team gathered to learn about strategies in story-telling, expansion into 1st grade, equity and inclusion, and more.

We presented on new work with informal caregivers and independent early childhood providers in the Southwest Detroit and Brightmoor communities. Teaching artists from many different affiliates, including Alesha, lead our group in community-building through music, movement, bringing us closer together despite our huge spread throughout the country and world!