Music educators who work in schools and communities with K–12 students strengthen their skills in a series of professional training and musical activities in the Resnick Education Wing. From September to June, New York City directors at all stages of their careers have the opportunity to participate in workshops with student ensembles and visiting faculty, learn from professional artists, and attend Carnegie Hall concerts. Each July, national Summer Music Educators Workshop participants attend four days of intensive workshops focused on ensemble instruction and classroom strategies, observe student-ensemble demonstration rehearsals, build a community of peers, and interact with the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA).
Lead support for Music Educators Workshop is provided by the Brooke Astor One-Year Fund for New York City Education.
Up to 100 music educators are selected to participate in a yearlong Music Educators Workshop that includes monthly interactive workshops with top music educators focused on pedagogy, conducting, and best teaching practices.
K–12 educators from across the country convene in New York City each summer to expand the impact and breadth of their work with young musicians.