Education

Claire leads educational workshops throughout the world, in which she gives master classes, conducts interactive workshops with composers, and offers sessions on topics ranging from collaboration to building communities of artists and arts advocates.

As an advocate for early childhood musical education for children of all economic backgrounds, Claire launched and oversaw the development of multiple new initiatives that expand access to the creation and enjoyment of the music of our time in her role as Artistic Director of International Contemporary Ensemble (2001-2016); The Listening Room, for K-6 children to improvise, compose and make music alongside professional musicians; EntICE, for teen youth ensembles of all sizes and abilities; and OpenICE, a free public access program that opens ICE's programming and behind-the-scenes workshops to audiences of all ages, all over the world. More about ICE's educational programs here

Claire was a faculty artist in residence at Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity in January 2015, where mentored emerging professionals from around the world on contemporary music performance, curation and production. Shortly thereafter, she was named Co-Artistic Director of the Banff Summer Music Programs with her longtime colleague Steven Schick. Read about Steve and Claire's groundbreaking summer educational program, Ensemble Evolution, here.

In the past season, Claire has given workshops and masterclasses at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and the Australian National Academy of Music, at The Juilliard School, the Weill Institute at Carnegie Hall, and the The Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg, and was a Resident Artist at Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music

In 2017, Claire was named Professor of the Practice at Harvard University’s Music Department, where she teaches courses on contemporary music, collaboration, and 21st century nonprofit organization-building.