Vermont
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Rebecca Mack

Rebecca Mack is a sound and visual artist, performing musician, and teaching artist, living and working in Burlington, Vermont. As a teaching artist, Mack works with adults and children, with a special focus on early education. Recent residencies include visual arts with toddlers and preschoolers, singing with disabled adults, hip-hop and social justice with teens, street art for teens, sensory-friendly drumming for students with autism, painting with infants, sound art and vocal music with elementary students, and professional development for early educators. Mack also works at Burlington Children's Space in the position of atelierista: in-house arts educator and documentation support staff in the Reggio Emilia tradition. Her approach to arts education employs mindfulness and exploration of open-ended materials for a constructivist approach to creative learning.

Rebecca Mack's formal training  includes drawing, photography, vocal performance, music history and music composition. Independently she has studied animation, print-making, sound recording, turntablism and percussion. An active exciter of extra-institutional scholarship, her studies currently focus on themes of human development across the lifespan, the relationship of descriptive language to scientific inquiry in children, and the theory and history which support her practice as a performer of Eastern European and Jewish folk music. Turntablism and graffiti, two of the five elements of hip-hop culture, are ever present in her work as a visual and sound artist. Mack works as a hip-hop dj, or turntablist, under the name DJ Mothertrucker, accompanying a regular hip-hop dance class at Swan Dojo (Burlington, VT) with dance teacher, Lois Trombley. She also directs and performs with the vocal ensemble, Amerykanka, founded in 2013.

Mack feels that her work as an artist would be incomplete without her work as teacher; the creativity and inquiry of the students with whom she works is the main nutrient of her music and art.

She is currently writing and illustrating a book on sound and light, as scientific phenomena and art materials, for children and adults.

Additional Links: 
animations, videos, artist residencies
live music, electronic music, turntablism
presentation on RECORDS: book with sound

I Have Worked With

  • March 2016

    I worked under Artistic Director, Denton (In Tandem Arts), and producer Theatre Kavanah, as Choral Director of Brundibár, 2016.

  • March 2013

    Director, founder and performer. Amerykanka is a vocal ensemble performing traditional Eastern European music and original compostions. Debut LP, "Snow", released 2018.

  • I work with choreographer Lois Trombley as turntablist/dj for hip-hop dance classes at Swan Dojo, and for her dance company, Laisse Tomber.

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Rebecca
Job Title/Position: 
Artist; sound, light, ink
Physical Address: 
Burlington, VT 05401
Last Name: 
Mack
Phone: 
802-324-8278

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Media - Audio / Sound
Additional Disciplines: 
Music - Composition
Music - Ethnic / World
Music - Rap / Hip-Hop
Visual/Crafts - Illustration / Drawing
Visual/Crafts - Light Art
Populations Served: 
Adults
Families
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Institution/Business Type: 
Artists (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Curriculum Development
Performance / Concert / Reading / Assembly
Professional Development / Training
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Residency - Production / Development
Events Per Year: 
12
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
State

Affiliations and Accomplishments

I am on the following State Arts Agency Roster(s): 
Vermont Education Roster

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - English Language / Literacy
Arts Integration - Mathematics
Arts Integration - Science / Technology / Engineering
Media
Music
Visual/Crafts
Ages Served: 
Pre-Kindergarten-age
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
Adults
Certifications / Training: 
Northern Lights Professional Development Instructor/ Specialist 2
Vermont Arts Council: Arts Connect course
Fee Range Minimum: 
$50