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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. After a successful online season in 2020–2021, we look forward to the 2021–2022 Music Educators Workshop inspiring and motivating music educators, while doing so in the safest way possible. Applicants will be updated on whether sessions will take place remotely or in-person based on New York State health guidelines.

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 artistic leadership led by top music educators and artists
  • concert attendance as a guest of Carnegie Hall as feasible
  • opportunities to network with a peer group of New York City music teachers
  • opportunities to engage in music-making across genres with your peers, leading to a culminating performance

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. Information on whether workshops will be held remotely or in-person will be communicated directly with participants.

  • Saturday, September 25, 2021 | 10 AM–2 PM
  • Saturday, October 23, 2021 | 10 AM–2 PM
  • Saturday, November 20, 2021 | 10 AM–2 PM
  • Saturday, December 11, 2021 | 10 AM–2 PM
  • Saturday, January 29, 2022 | 10 AM–2 PM
  • Saturday, February 26, 2022 | 10 AM–2 PM
  • Saturday, March 26, 2022 | 10 AM–2 PM
  • Saturday, April 23, 2022 | 10 AM–2 PM
  • Saturday, May 14, 2022 | 10 AM–2 PM
  • Saturday, June 4, 2022 | 10 AM–2 PM

Past faculty has included

  • Randall Allsup, Associate Professor of Music Education, Teachers College Columbia University
  • David Bloom, Conductor and Founding Co-Artistic Director, Contemporaneous
  • Takiema Bunche Smith, Executive Director, Center on Culture, Race & Equity at Bank Street College of Education
  • Charles Burchell, Teaching Artist and Music Producer
  • Thomas Cabaniss, Composer and Teaching Artist
  • Julie Desbordes, Conductor, Artistic Director, and Teaching Artist, Arizona State University’s Harmony Project Phoenix
  • Brian Drye, Trombonist, Teaching Artist, Director of Programs for the Community Music School at the Brooklyn Conservatory
  • Rajeeyah Finnie-Myers, Director of Professional Development, DreamYard
  • Liz Lerman, Founder of Dance Exchange
  • Shanna Lesniak-Whitney, Teaching Artist
  • Allison Loggins-Hull, Flutist, Composer, and Producer
  • Richard Mannoia, Teaching Artist and Education Consultant
  • Jonathan Miron, Violinist and Co-Founder, ARKAI Music
  • Beata Moon, Composer, Teaching Artist and Activist
  • Ronnie Oliver Jr., Associate Director of Choral Activities, Manhattan School of Music
  • Alice Parker, Composer, Conductor, and Teacher
  • James Ross, Director of Orchestral Activities, University of Maryland
  • Philip Sheegog, Cellist and Co-Founder, ARKAI Music
  • Layth Sidiq, Violinist, Composer, Educator, and Youth Orchestra Program Director, Center for Arabic Culture
  • Chantel Wright, Choral Director and Founder, Songs of Solomon

The Music Educators Workshop Application for the 2021–2022 school year opens on April 21.

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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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