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Symposium on Music in Schools
The Symposium on Music in Schools is held once every two years at the Yale School of Music as part of the Music in Schools Initiative. With support from the Yale College Class of 1957, the Symposium brings together fifty distinguished music teachers from around the country. These teachers are nominated by their districts and are selected for their outstanding accomplishments teaching music in public schools.
Teachers are invited to travel to New Haven, all expenses paid, to attend the Symposium. For four days in June, the distinguished music educators convene to participate in a variety of workshops, discussions, and other events. They are joined by our local New Haven Public School music teachers. Discussions focus on pressing issues in the field of music education.
The Symposium culminates in the presentation of Yale Distinguished Music Educator Awards at the closing banquet. This event features a keynote address by a guest speaker.