Ensemble directors from New York City middle and high schools 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 classrooms. 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 2013-2014 program will be offered to band and orchestra directors in addition to choir directors.
In 2013–2014, up to 30 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 typically take place after school and on Saturday afternoons from September to June. Please see the program details page for workshop descriptions. The Music Educators Workshop will include:
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