• Music Educators Workshop
    School Year Program

    During the 2017–2018 school year, up to 100 music educators in the New York City area will be selected to participate in a free yearlong Music Educators Workshop that includes monthly interactive sessions with top music educators focused on Creating Memorable Introductions to Music, Exploring Composition and Creativity, and Leading and Creating Ensembles. The sessions will take place on one Saturday per month from September to June. Please see the program details for descriptions of specific topics.

    This year, participants in the Music Educators Workshop School Year Program will have the opportunity to go deeper into content in an area of their choice by choosing one of three curriculum tracks. Curriculum track topics are forthcoming. 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 (“P Credit”) from the New York City Department of Education.

  • Music Educators Workshop: new this year
  • Expanding to include elementary-level instructors, the 2017–2018 season will invite K–12 educators to apply for the program and benefit from
    • monthly interactive workshops (on Saturdays) focused on classroom pedagogy, musical creativity, and ensemble leadership led by top music educators and artists
    • concert attendance as a guest of Carnegie Hall
    • observation and feedback on classroom teaching from Music Educators Workshop faculty and peers
    • the opportunity to network with a peer group of New York City music teachers and conductors
    To apply, you must
    • work in either a school or community setting
    • work with K–12 music students
    • be able to attend at least nine of the ten sessions
    • contribute to and participate in a community of learners
    • be interested in receiving supplementary training or rejuvenating your musical and teaching practice
  • School Year Program Details

    Tentative Workshop Schedule
    Please note that dates and workshop titles are subject to change.

    • Saturday, September 16, 2017 | 10 AM–2 PM
    • Saturday, October 21, 2017 | 10 AM–2 PM
    • Saturday, November 4, 2017 | 10 AM–2 PM
    • Saturday, December 9, 2017 | 10 AM–2 PM
    • Wednesday, January 31, 2018 | 4–7 PM
    • Saturday, February 3, 2018 | 10 AM–2 PM
    • Saturday, March 24, 2018 | 10 AM–2 PM
    • Saturday, April 14, 2018 | 10 AM–2 PM
    • Saturday, May 5, 2018 | 10 AM–2 PM
    • Saturday, June 9, 2018 | 10 AM–2 PM

    The Music Educators Workshop will continue to include curriculum tracks that allow educators to dive deeper into areas of study that are most relevant to their personal growth. Educators will have the option to select one of the following tracks for the 2017-2018 season each of which will meet for five sessions throughout the year:

    • Creating Memorable Introductions to Music: Explore a wide range of approaches to making the most of your students’ first impressions of formal music instruction.
    • Exploring Composition and Creativity: Discover ways to engage your students creatively through composition, improvisation, and songwriting across a range of genres.
    • Leading and Creating Ensembles: Develop conducting techniques, rehearsal strategies, and planning routines to lead instrumental or choral ensembles.

    Past faculty has included:

    • Thomas Cabaniss, Composer and Teaching Artist
    • Richard Mannoia, Teaching Artist and Consultant
    • Ronnie Oliver, Jr., Associate Director of Choral Activities, Manhattan School of Music
    • Randall Allsup, Associate Professor of Music Education, Teachers College Columbia University
    • James Ross, Director of Orchestral Activities, University of Maryland
    • Randal Swiggum, Music Director, Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra in Illinois
    • Margaret Jenks, Choral Teacher, Madison Metropolitan School District
    • Eric Booth, Senior Advisor, El Sistema USA, Teaching Artist
    • Joe Miller, Director of Choral Activities, Westminster Choir College
    • Ron Carter, Retired Director of Jazz Ensemble and Professor Emeritus, Northern Illinois University
    • Chris Azzara, Professor and Chair of Music Education, Eastman School of Music
    • Malcolm W. Rowell, Jr., Retired Director of Bands and Professor Emeritus, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    • Liz Lerman, Founder of Dance Exchange
    • Johanna Siebert, Retired Director of Fine Arts, Webster (NY) Central School District
    • Dianne Berkun-Menaker, Artistic Director and Founder, Brooklyn Youth Chorus
    • Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor of The New York Pops
    • Peggy Dettwiler, Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities, Mansfield University
    • Rossen Milanov, Music Director, Princeton Symphony Orchestra