During the 2018–2019 school year, up to 100 music educators in the New York City area will be selected to participate in a free, yearlong Music Educators Workshop that includes monthly interactive sessions with top music educators focused on three curriculum tracks: Creating Memorable Introductions to Music, Exploring Composition and Creativity, and Leading and Creating Ensembles. The sessions will take place on one Saturday per month from September to June. Please see the program details below for descriptions of specific topics.
Participants in the Music Educators Workshop will have the opportunity to go deeper into content in an area of their choice by choosing one of three curriculum tracks. 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 (“P credit”) from the New York City Department of Education.
Please note that dates and workshop titles are subject to change.
Music Educators Workshop will continue to include curriculum tracks that allow educators to dive deeper into areas of study that are most relevant to their personal growth.
Download and fill out our application form when it becomes available.
In order to ensure timely processing, applications must be received in our offices by the application due date. If you are concerned about delivery speed, feel free to submit your materials via email.
There is no participation fee for the Music Educators Workshop. Selected teachers will receive an honorarium of up to $500 each depending upon attendance and successful completion of the program. Participants will also have the option to register for professional credits (“P Credits”) from the New York City Department of Education.
This program has been created in consultation with the New York City Department of Education and supplements the annual Professional Development Series offered by the Office of Arts and Special Projects.
Absolutely! Our hope is that we will have a mix of trained music educators in need of artistic rejuvenation, as well as those working in the field with less formal training. We encourage applications from individuals who studied one instrument but find themselves teaching another instrument or a choir. Similarly, we welcome applications from professional musicians who have found second careers as teachers.
While we give priority to new teachers, we welcome returning teachers as space allows.
No. This year we are inviting K–5 music educators to apply for the program as well, expanding to include all K–12 music educators working in school or community settings regardless of their experience directing ensembles.
Lead support for Music Educators Workshop is provided by the Brooke Astor One-Year Fund for New York City Education.