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Music Educators Workshop

During the 2020–2021 school year, approximately 100 music educators in the New York City area will be selected to participate in a free, yearlong Music Educators Workshop that includes monthly (Saturdays) participatory sessions with Carnegie Hall Faculty. As we continue to practice social distancing, sessions from September through January will take place online, and in-person sessions will resume at Carnegie Hall in February if it is safe to do so.

Participants will receive an honorarium of up to $500 upon the successful completion of the program and will have the option to register for professional credit from the New York City Department of Education.

We invite K–12 educators to apply for the program and benefit from
  • engaging monthly workshops (on Saturdays) focused on classroom pedagogy, musical creativity, and ensemble leadership led by top music educators and artists
  • concert attendance as a guest of Carnegie Hall
  • observation and feedback on classroom teaching from Music Educators Workshop faculty and peers
  • opportunities to network with a peer group of New York City music teachers and conductors
  • opportunities to engage in music-making across genres with your peers
To apply, you must
  • work in either a school or community setting
  • work with K–12 music students
  • be able to commit to 8 out of 10 workshops
  • contribute to and participate in a community of learners
  • be interested in receiving supplementary training or rejuvenating your musical and teaching practice

Workshop Information

Workshop Schedule

Please note that dates and workshop titles are subject to change. Workshops from September through January will be held virtually. More information on workshops February through June will be communicated with workshop participants.

  • Saturday, September 26, 2020 | 10 AM–12:30 PM
  • Saturday, October 24, 2020 | 10 AM–12:30 PM
  • Saturday, November 21, 2020 | 10 AM–12:30 PM
  • Saturday, December 12, 2020 | 10 AM–12:30 PM
  • Saturday, January 30, 2021 | 10 AM–12:30 PM
  • Saturday, February 27, 2021 | 10 AM–2 PM
  • Saturday, March 13, 2021 | 10 AM–2 PM
  • Saturday, April 24, 2021 | 10 AM–2 PM
  • Saturday, May 15, 2021 | 10 AM–2 PM
  • Saturday, June 5, 2021 | 10 AM–2 PM
Past faculty has included
  • Thomas Cabaniss, Composer and Teaching Artist
  • Brian Drye, Trombonist, Teaching Artist, Director of Programs for the Community Music School at the Brooklyn Conservatory
  • Beata Moon, Composer, Teaching Artist and Activist
  • Takiema Bunche Smith, Executive Director, Center on Culture, Race & Equity at Bank Street College of Education
  • Richard Mannoia, Teaching Artist and Education Consultant
  • Shanna Lesniak-Whitney, Teaching Artist
  • Allison Loggins-Hull, Flutist, Composer, and Producer
  • Chantel Wright, Choral Director and Founder, Songs of Solomon
  • David Bloom, Conductor and Founding Co-Artistic Director, Contemporaneous
  • Alice Parker, Composer, Conductor, and Teacher
  • Rajeeyah Finnie-Myers, Director of Professional Development, DreamYard
  • Ronnie Oliver Jr., Associate Director of Choral Activities, Manhattan School of Music
  • Randall Allsup, Associate Professor of Music Education, Teachers College Columbia University
  • James Ross, Director of Orchestral Activities, University of Maryland
  • Liz Lerman, Founder of Dance Exchange

Music Educators Workshop has reached capacity for the 2020–2021 school year. Please contact us to be placed on the waiting list.

Lead support for Music Educators Workshop is provided by The Grace and Mercy Foundation and The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Family Foundation.

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