• Music Educators Workshop

    Ensemble directors from New York City middle and high schools, as well as community settings, sharpen their skills during this yearlong series of professional training and musical activities. This unique opportunity aims to enhance the artistry of educators at all levels, while incorporating best teaching practices into their ensemble settings. In addition to attending concerts, instructors engage in hands-on workshops, classroom observations and mentoring, and professional networking to receive invaluable supplementary training while reinvigorating their own musical practice.

  • The 2014–2015 Program

    In 2014–2015, up to 50 middle and high school ensemble directors will be selected to participate in a yearlong workshop that includes monthly interactive workshops with top music educators focused on pedagogy, conducting, and best teaching practices. Workshops will take place on Saturdays from September to May.

    Please see the program details page for workshop descriptions. Confirmed guest faculty include: Steven Reineke, James Ross, Rossen Milanov, Peggy Dettwiler, Randal Swiggum, and Margaret Jenks.

    The Music Educators Workshop will include:

    • monthly interactive workshops (on Saturdays) with top music educators that focus on pedagogy, ensemble leadership, and best teaching practices
    • attendance at concerts as a guest of Carnegie Hall
    • classroom observations and feedback from Music Educators Workshop faculty and peers
    • the opportunity to network with a peer group of New York City music teachers and conductors

    To apply, you must

    • work in either a school or community setting
    • be the director of a middle- or high-school-aged ensemble in New York City (eg. band, chorus, orchestra, guitar ensemble, etc.)
    • be able to attend at least eight of the ten sessions
    • be willing to contribute to and participate in a community of learners
    • be interested in receiving supplementary training or rejuvenating your musical and teaching practice

     

    Participants will receive an honorarium of $500 upon successful completion of the program and have the option to register for P-credit from the Department of Education.

  • The Summer 2015 Program

    In July 2015, Carnegie Hall will host the first Summer Music Educators Workshop for ensemble directors throughout the New York Tri-State area. Over the course of a 4-day workshop, educators will have the opportunity engage with guest faculty on a range of topics including pedagogy and best teaching practices. There will also be opportunities to see student ensembles in rehearsal and to interact with peer educators. The Summer 2015 workshop will also include tickets to the Carnegie Hall performance of the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America and a chance to interact with these inspiring young musicians.

    Send an email to secondaryschoolprograms@carnegiehall.org to receive an application when it becomes available.

    To apply to the Summer Music Educators Workshop, you must

    • work in either a school or community setting
    • be within driving distance from New York City
    • be the director of a middle- or high-school-aged ensemble in New York City (eg. band, chorus, orchestra, guitar ensemble, etc.)
    • be able to attend 3 full days of workshop from 9 AM–6 PM
    • be willing to contribute to and participate in a community of learners
    • be interested in receiving supplementary training or rejuvenating your musical and teaching practice