Claire leads educational residencies throughout the world, in which she gives master classes, conducts interactive workshops with composers, and offers sessions on topics ranging from improvisation to self-organizing communities of artists and arts advocates. She has been a Resident Artist at Northwestern University’s New Music Institute for the past two academic years, where she teaches, coaches chamber music, mentors student-led projects, and mounts large-scale new work side by side with students and members of the community.

Claire was also an artist in residence at the Banff Center in January 2015, where she worked with students on contemporary music, curation and production, and was named Co-Artistic Director of the Banff Summer Music Programs starting in 2017. 

Read more about ARC, Steve and Claire's groundbreaking new summer educational program here.

As an advocate for early childhood musical education for children of all economic backgrounds, Claire launched multiple new initiatives with her colleagues at ICE that expand access to the creation and enjoyment of the music of our time: 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.