Aesthetic Education – Brief Outline

Ted Piltzecker is a member of the artist faculty of Lincoln Center’s pioneering aesthetic education program, the Lincoln Center Institute. LCI focuses on a teaching approach which extends the ability of a general audience to perceive a work of art. It is an experiential interdisciplinary approach to the creative process, focusing on the choices that an artist makes. Ted has taught summer sessions for LCI at the Juilliard School with a team comprised of an actor, dancer, visual artist and musician, and also presented special workshops on jazz. He has taught elementary and high school residencies for the Institute as well. Lincoln Center Institute’s aesthetic philosophy encourages audiences and artists to experience art from a broad perspective, influencing his own composing. For seven years, Ted has also been an artist/teacher in residence at the summer workshops at the Lied Center for the Performing Arts of the University of Nebraska in Lincoln (an LCI affiliate), and has created commissioned works combining dance, music and theater. Ted performed with jazz artists John Blake and Sumi Tonooka in the “Arts are Basic” program at the Lied Center and worked with Chinese pipa virtuoso, Gao Hong and the “Spirit of Nature Ensemble.”