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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.

Please check back in early 2021 for more information regarding the next workshop.

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

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.

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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