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Symposium on Music in Schools to reward partnerships June 2015

Biennial Symposium to focus on partnership programs between public school music programs and professional music organizations
November 25, 2014

The Music in Schools Initiative is proud to announce the 2015 Yale Symposium on Music in Schools and Yale Distinguished Music Educators Awards. This year’s Symposium will be held June 4–7, 2015 at Yale University.

This year, the focus of these two activities is on partnership programs between public school music programs and professional music organizations. With support from an endowment established by the Yale College Class of 1957, the 2015 Symposium will honor thirty-five music education partnership programs from throughout the United States for their outstanding accomplishments teaching music in public schools.

Over the course of four days, two representatives from each partnership will participate in a variety of discussions and workshops, culminating with the presentation of the Yale Distinguished Music Educator Awards at the closing banquet. 

music-schools16The School of Music is now seeking applications for the Symposium from public school music programs and professional music organizations who partner to create a sustainable and significant program(s) that provide youngsters with comprehensive music activities. Applications will be accepted until February 13, 2015APPLY

Thirty-five partnerships will be selected to attend the Symposium and Awards Ceremony in June. Two representatives from each partnership will come to New Haven, all expenses paid, to receive their awards and participate in the symposium.

The Symposium will have two days of strategic discussion about educational partnerships, led by keynote speakers Sebastian Ruth, David Lang, and Joanne Lipman, with many opportunities to share best practices and create new models. On the final evening, we will celebrate the selected partnerships by awarding the Yale Distinguished Music Educators Awards to the two representatives from each partnership.

COMMENTS ( 4 )

Hello, When will your department be announcing this years recipients of the distinguished educator awards?

Nancy W

March 17th, 2015 | Nancy Waler

The award recipients are listed here:
https://music.yale.edu/?p=13573

March 24th, 2015 | dana astmann

Where can I find the nomination form for next year?

June 1st, 2015 | Amanda

The Symposium takes place every two years; the nomination info for the 2017 Symposium will most likely be posted in the fall of 2016.

June 4th, 2015 | dana astmann