Due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, all in-person field trips, including the Artist Residency Program, are cancelled until further notice. We continue to assess the situation and will provide timely updates to cancellations and postponements. We thank you for your support of MIM and invite you to participate in our virtual Artist Residency Program. Click here for more details.

New! Virtual Artist Residency Program (Grades K–12)

Available January 2021

MIM’s virtual Artist Residency Program provides students opportunities to learn about music firsthand through a prerecorded, interactive, and fun performance. Students will participate in engaged and attentive listening, interpret cultural meaning, and interact with culture bearers in order to situate themselves in the global environment and foster appreciation of the world’s diverse cultures. As an optional bonus, students may attend a live Q&A session with the artist(s) via Zoom on selected dates.

Follow along with rapper and former middle school teacher Raheem Jarbo (a.k.a. Mega Ran) during a high-energy performance in the MIM Music Theater and learn more about the elements of hip hop and its history.

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Educator and Student Materials

MIM’s education team has developed pre- and post-visit materials in conjunction with the performing artist to help facilitate learning beyond MIM’s virtual stage. Follow the links below to use and explore the accompanying curricular materials.

Mega Ran Virtual Artist Residency Materials