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 honors fifty teachers from around the country for their outstanding accomplishments teaching music in public schools. For four days in June, distinguished music educators convene in New Haven to participate in a variety of workshops, discussions, and other events, culminating with the presentation of fifty Yale Distinguished Music Educator Awards at the closing banquet.
This year’s Distinguished Music Educators will convene in New Haven from June 6-9, 2013 to discuss vital issues in music education. As is customary, this year’s Symposium will focus on one main theme:
The Role of Music in School Reform
Fifty selected teachers will be invited to travel to New Haven, all expenses paid, for the 2013 Symposium on Music in Schools. Symposium participants will have the opportunity to stay in Yale housing and eat in Yale dining halls, as well as attend workshops in Yale classrooms and lecture halls. In this way, teachers be able to enjoy the full Yale experience while bringing home valuable new insights to shape their teaching. They will be joined at the Symposium by our local music teachers from the New Haven Public Schools and some members of the Class of 1957.