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Music Educators Workshop

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.

Music Educators Workshop is currently at capacity. If you would like to be placed on the wait list, please e-mail

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Workshop Schedule

Please note that dates and workshop titles are subject to change.

Music Educators Workshop Curriculum Tracks

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.

Educators will have the option to select one of the following tracks for the 2018–2019 season.
Past faculty has included

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply for the Music Educators Workshop?

Download and fill out our application form when it becomes available.

Does the deadline date indicate the postmark date or the date the application is due?

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.

What is the participation fee for the Music Educators Workshop?

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.

How does this program connect with the professional development programs offered by 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.

I work with a youth ensemble on a regular basis, but am not certified in music education. May I apply?

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.

I have participated in the Music Educators Workshop in the past. Am I still eligible for this program?

While we give priority to new teachers, we welcome returning teachers as space allows.

Is the Music Educators Workshop only available for ensemble directors?

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 Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Family Foundation.

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