Carnegie Hall to Host Summer Music Educators Workshop

Mike Lawson • ChoralNews • June 10, 2016

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In July 2016, Carnegie Hall will host the second Summer Music Educators Workshop for school and community ensemble directors working with middle- or high-school–aged ensembles.

Over the course of four days, educators will have the opportunity to engage with expert guest faculty on a range of topics including pedagogy and classroom practices. There will also be opportunities for student ensemble demonstration rehearsals and to exchange best practices with peer educators. The summer 2016 workshop, to be held in Carnegie Hall’s Judith and Burton Resnick Education Wing, will also include tickets to the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA) performance at Carnegie Hall.

  • Workshop Schedule
    • Wednesday, July 13 | 12 PM–8 PM
    • Thursday, July 14 | 9 AM–5:30 PM, plus 6 PM dinner and 8 PM NYO-USA concert
    • Friday, July 15 | 9 AM–6 PM
    • Saturday, July 16 | 9 AM–4 PM

Dates and times subject to change

Guest Faculty to Include:

  • Eric Booth, Senior Advisor, El Sistema USA, Teaching Artist
  • Michael Haithcock, Director of Bands and Professor of Conducting at University of Michigan
  • Margaret Jenks, Choral Director, Madison Public Schools
  • Richard Mannoia, Teaching Artist and Education Consultant
  • Randal Swiggum, Artistic Director, Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra
  • Reginald Thomas, Director of Jazz Studies, Nothern Illinois University

To register for the Summer Music Educators Workshop, you must

  • work in either a school or community setting.
  • be the director of a middle- or high-school-aged instrumental or vocal ensemble (eg. band, chorus, orchestra, guitar ensemble, etc.).
  • be able to attend four full days of workshops in New York City.
  • be willing to contribute to and participate in a community of learners.
  • be interested in receiving supplementary training or rejuvenating your musical and teaching practice.

The registration fee for forms received by Monday, May 2, is $75 dollars, and the registration fee for forms received on or after Tuesday, May 3, is $100. This fee is the only participation cost for all workshop activities.

Registration forms will be accepted on a first come, first served basis, and must be received in our offices by Wednesday, June 15. We encourage registrants to have all materials and payments in as early as possible to ensure space availability.

Financial aid is available to a limited number of registrants.

The registration fee is now $100.

Registration Deadline: June 15, 2016


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