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Summer Music Educators Workshop

Join K–12 music educators from across the country in New York City to expand the impact of your work with young musicians. Learn to reinvigorate your students’ creativity and musicianship, build a community of peers, and invest in your own artistry through creative activities and music-making ensembles.

Illuminating Great Teaching

July 10–13, 2019

What does great teaching look like in your music classroom? Educators and expert guest faculty will explore how to:
  • embody artistry, intention, expression, agency, equity, compassion, and inspiration
  • expand the possibilities of authentic and creative teaching and learning
  • foster a learning and community spirit in the classroom by making music together
Summer Music Educators Workshop faculty will include:
  • Thomas Cabaniss, Composer and Teaching Artist
  • Julie Desbordes, Conductor and Artistic Director, Turtle Bay Youth Orchestra
  • Karin Hendricks, Assistant Professor of Music Education at Boston University
  • Richard Mannoia, Teaching Artist and Education Consultant
  • Bob Stewart, Jazz Tubist and Professor of Music History at The Juilliard School
  • Chantel Wright, Conductor, Choral Director, and Founder of Songs of Solomon

Additional faculty members will be announced.

Participants will also be invited to lead 40-minute peer presentations based on their own classroom practices connected to one of the impulses in the Great Music Teaching Framework.

Summer Program Registration Policies

Registration Fee Cancellation or Refund

In the event that you need to cancel your registration, please email expressing your wish to do so. Registration refund requests must be received no later than Friday, June 28, 2019. All cancellations after that date will not be refunded. Carnegie Hall is not responsible for refunds of hotel or travel accommodations.

Registrant Eligibility and Program Capacity

All registrants for the Summer Music Educators Workshop must be school and community music educators working with K-12 students. Participants must also be able to attend all activities over the course of the 4 day workshop. Carnegie Hall reserves the right to cancel the registration of participants that do not meet these requirements. A full refund will be issued to registrants that do not meet these requirements.

Registrations will be processed on a first come, first served basis. In the event that the workshop reaches capacity, Carnegie Hall will issue full refunds for any registrations received beyond that capacity and those prospective participants will be placed on a waiting list in the event of cancellations.

Program Changes and Cancellations

Programs and guest faculty are subject to change. If the event is cancelled or postponed, we will announce the change by email, and refunds will be issued to the credit card used for payment.

Having trouble with registration?

Please email and we will resolve the issue to the best of our ability.

Summer Music Educators Workshop is at capacity. Please contact to be placed on the wait 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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