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Summer Music Educators Workshop

Join K–12 music educators from across the country each summer 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.

Workshop Overview

Want to integrate music from multiple cultures into your music classroom and curriculum? Join an expert faculty in this virtual workshop for K–12 educators. Inspired by Carnegie Hall’s Musical Explorers—a robust, fully digital curriculum offered at no cost to teachers across the country—you will

  • Explore musics and cultures from around the world.  
  • Build capacity in teaching music from outside of Western classical tradition.   
  • Experience music making with faculty artists in multiple genres. 

Workshop Schedule

Schedule may be subject to change. 

Day 1: July 16, 2021
Day 2: July 19, 2021
Day 3: July 20, 2021
Day 4: July 23, 2021

Past faculty has included

  • Chantel Wright, Choral Director and Founder, Songs of Solomon
  • Constance McKoy, Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the School of Music, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Etienne Charles, Calypso Artist
  • Ilusha Tsinadze, Vocalist, Guitarist, and Georgian Folk Artist
  • Julia Gutiérrez-Rivera, Bomba and Plena Artist
  • Julie Desbordes, Conductor and Artistic Director
  • Karin Hendricks, Associate Professor of Music Education, Boston University
  • Layth Sidiq, Violinist and Iraqi Folk Artist
  • Margaret Jenks, Choral Teacher, Madison Metropolitan School District
  • Marin Alsop, Music Director, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
  • Martha Redbone, Vocalist, Songwriter, and Educator
  • Michael Haithcock, Director of Bands, University of Michigan
  • Nicole Mitchell, Flutist, Composer, Bandleader, and Educator
  • Patricia Shehan Campbell, Ethnomusicologist and Professor of Music, University of Washington
  • Randal Swiggum, Music Director, Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra in Illinois
  • Reggie Thomas, Director of Jazz Studies, Northern Illinois University
  • Richard Mannoia, Teaching Artist and Education Consultant
  • Soul Science Lab, Hip-hop, jazz, and soul music production company
  • Thomas Cabaniss, Composer and Teaching Artist
  • Tupac Mantilla, Percussionist, Educator, and CEO & Artistic Director of PERCUATION
  • Twyla Tharp, Choreographer, Director, and Author
  • Wycliffe Gordon, Trombonist, Composer, Conductor, and Arranger

Summer Program Registration Policies

Registration Cancellation

In the event that you need to cancel your registration, please email musiceducatorsworkshop@carnegiehall.org. Registration cancellation requests must be received no later than Friday, June 26.

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 four-day workshop. Carnegie Hall reserves the right to cancel the registration of participants 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 notify those participants outside of our capacity and place them on a waiting list in the event of cancellations.

Program Changes and Cancellations

Programs and guest faculty are subject to change. If an event is cancelled or postponed, we will announce the change by email.

Having trouble with registration?

Please email musiceducatorsworkshop@carnegiehall.org and we will resolve the issue to the best of our ability.

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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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