MEANYC Workshops/Professional Development Opportunities
The product of a 2006 merger between the UFT’s Music Teachers’ Committee and the Music Educators Association of New York City (MEANYC), the NYC Music Teachers’ Association/UFT provides professional development for music educators in New York City public schools. The committee chair is Sharon Golub.
The committee hosts several workshops each year. Topics are chosen based on committee members’ needs and desires; we strive for our workshops to be both fun and useful.
"An Armful of Choral Hits" presented by Donald Moore on Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 10am-2pm
"Successful Inclusion Models in Music Education" presented by Adam Goldberg and Brian Wagner on Saturday, January 6, 2018 from 10am-2:30pm
"Swing into Spring with Stories, Games and Jazz for Kids (that anyone can do!) presented by Sharon Burch on Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 9am-1pm
A VERY SPECIAL OFFER: Lisha Lercari of Music and the Brain offers to pay for one workshop for any MATB teachers that join MEANYC.
What People Are Saying...
"As one of Anthony's student teachers, I had the opportunity to witness first-hand the success of this approach to teaching sight reading. However, attending this workshop was especially informative in that it allowed me to better understand the NYSSMA guidelines and to experience the entire process from the beginning. As a future educator, I just can't wait to start incorporating these sight reading concepts into my own teaching!"
Anissa Tazari, Student Teacher
Music and Dances of South Africa, presented by Sharon Katz
"I've been teaching for many years, but I continue to come to these wonderful workshops because if I can learn even one new thing, or gain one new idea that I can take back to my students and they get excited and I get excited also, then I shout glory hallelujah!"
Dr. Sherrie Pratt, Music Teacher PS 30 M
Dr. James Frankel's "Teaching Music in the Cloud"
Having to get up on a Saturday morning the same time as I normally do for school (before the crack of dawn) and braving inevitable subway disruptions and frigid cold temperatures does not make me a happy person. However, I’m glad I did because Dr. James Frankel’s PD presentation on “Teaching Music in the Cloud,” was excellent. [more] Dr. Peris Alban
Jim Frankel Workshop
Remember blackboards and textbooks? These old world artifacts still linger nostalgically in many classrooms but, on a gray morning in January, Jim Frankel of MusicFirst hurtled a packed room of educators into a brave new world of music education. [more] Michaela Harel
On November 16, Dr. Heather Buchanan presented a workshop entitled, “Embodied and Expressive Choral Conducting.” Dr. Buchanan, professor of music and director of choral activities at Montclair State University in New Jersey, presented... [more] by Quinn McClure
“What is the Sound of Young America"
presented by Traci Hinton Peterson
This workshop brought so much light into the discussions regarding Motown. We first started the workshop by having a small discussion by answering multiple questions that we, the participants, came up with about Motown... [more] by Liban O. Gómez Music teacher to grades: Pre-K through 2nd at C.S. 66 District 12 in the Bronx
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You can also download a paper copy of our MEANYC Membership Application and mail with your payment to Patti Peltz,