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Spencer Frohwirth

Newark, NJ   

Spencer Frohwirth began teaching music production and technology for youth at the Newark Museum in 2009. The response of the students and their parents was so positive that he has since used sound and music as a principle tool in reaching youth. Since 2011, he has taught digital music production regularly for the Institute of Music for Children, and also more recently at Newark School of the Arts and the NJPAC Center for Arts Education. For the last 5 years, he has been a resident teaching artist at Newark’s BRICK Avon Academy, BRICK Peshine Academy, and Marion P. Thomas Charter School. In addition to teaching students in a computer lab setting, Spencer has produced several collaborative projects where teachers and students compose instrumentals, choreograph dance, write poetry and lyrics, and perform together in front of audiences. In 2015, he co-founded Newark Patchbay, a community cross-branding organization, patching local creatives, leaders, and organizations together to empower dialogue on the importance of arts, technology and diversity in modern culture. They most recently completed “Newark In Tune”, a collaborative song by local youth, educators, and musicians celebrating the city of Newark.

“The conductor doesn’t make a sound, he depends for his power on his ability to make other people powerful” –Benjamin Zander, Boston Philharmonic Orchestra

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