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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.

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Workshop Fee: $100
Registration Deadline: Monday, July 1st

If you plan on paying by check, please email musiceducatorsworkshop@carnegiehall.org to complete a PDF application.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register for the Summer Music Educators Workshop?

Early Registration is now open. Click here to complete the online registration form.

Does your deadline date indicate the postmark date or the date the registration form is due?

In order to ensure timely processing, registration forms must be received in our offices by Monday, July 1, 2019. The workshop fee for forms received by Tuesday, April 30 is $75, and the workshop fee for forms received on or after Wednesday, May 1 is $100. This fee is payable via credit card or by check to Carnegie Hall.

What is the total cost for the Music Educators Workshop?

The workshop fee is the total cost for workshop participation. There are no additional tuition or participation costs associated with the workshop. Participants will be responsible for their own travel and lodging costs. Financial aid is available for a limited number of registrants to help cover travel and lodging expenses. Financial aid is not available for meal expenses, but Carnegie Hall will provide breakfast and lunch on workshop days.

Who should I contact for more information about financial aid?

Participants interested in applying for financial aid should contact Tom Werring at musiceducatorsworkshop@carnegiehall.org. Financial aid applicants will be asked to fill out an application form. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through Monday, July 1, 2019. Applicants will be reviewed by a committee and will be rewarded financial aid at the committee’s discretion.

Can I participate in the workshop if I live outside the New York City area?

We welcome educators from outside the New York City area to participate as long as they can attend all four days of the workshop.

If I cannot attend all four days of the workshop, can I still participate?

Due to the short length and intensive structure of the program, we cannot accept registration from participants who cannot attend all four days of the workshop.

Where should I stay for the Workshop?

Carnegie Hall has secured room blocks at conference rates at two nearby hotels for the Summer Music Educators Workshop:

  • The Washington Jefferson Hotel ($179/night): Click here to book at this conference rate
  • The Blakely Hotel ($255/night): Please e-mail Rose Hirschel at rhirschel@tzell.com to book a room at this hotel

What is the full schedule of workshops?

A tentative list of dates, workshop topics, and guest faculty can be found on our program details page. We will keep this up to date as we confirm additional details.

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

Absolutely! Our hope is that we will have a mix of trained music educators who are in search of artistic rejuvenation, as well as performers and teaching artists in search of growth as educators. We encourage participation from choral educators who have found themselves teaching instrumental ensembles, as well as instrumental educators who have found themselves teaching choral ensembles. Similarly, we welcome registration from professional performers 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 priority will be given to new participants, we will welcome returning teachers as space allows.

Registration Fee Cancellation or Refund

In the event that you need to cancel your registration, please email musiceducatorsworkshop@carnegiehall.org 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.

Summer Program Registration Policies

Registration Fee Cancellation or Refund

In the event that you need to cancel your registration, please email musiceducatorsworkshop@carnegiehall.org 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 musiceducatorsworkshop@carnegiehall.org and we will resolve the issue to the best of our ability.

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

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