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YSM announces 2013 Symposium on Music in Schools

Nominations for Distinguished Music Educators accepted through Friday, Dec. 14

Symposium teachers

The Yale School of Music is pleased to announce the fourth biennial Symposium on Music in Schools for June 6-9, 2013. Supported by the Yale College Class of 1957, the Symposium is a program of the Music in Schools Initiative.

This event honors fifty teachers from throughout the United States for their outstanding accomplishments teaching music in public schools. Teachers participate in a variety of discussions and workshops, and receive Yale Distinguished Music Educator Awards at the closing banquet.

The nominations process closes on Friday, December 14. All current teachers of music in United States public schools are eligible for nomination. Teachers may be nominated by a school district representative (superintendent, principal, music/arts supervisor, etc.) or a member of the Yale College Class of 1957. Nominated teachers are invited to complete an application including a personal statement.

Applications will be reviewed by a panel of music professionals, and fifty teachers will be chosen to attend the Symposium, all expenses paid. Award recipients will be notified by March 8, 2013. Teachers will stay in Yale housing and eat in Yale dining halls, as well as attend workshops in Yale classrooms and lecture halls. New Haven Public School music teachers and members of the Class of 1957 will also participate in the Symposium.

The theme of the 2013 Symposium is "The Role of Music in School Reform." Information on past Distinguished Music Educators can be found here.