Music Educator Program

The Honors Performance Series is dedicated to providing enriching and inspiring development opportunities for students and music educators. By popular demand, we are offering an Educator Program coinciding with the 2018 High School and Young Adult Series in February 2018.

We are pleased to welcome music educators to participate in the Honors Performance Series Educator Program.

This program has been designed to enable music educators to experience the Series and expand their professional skills. Educators will attend select program events that are otherwise closed to non-performers (rehearsals and a panel with Broadway performers). Participants will additionally participate in seminars with Series staff, connect with our conductors, collaborate with music professionals working in New York City, and network with other music educators from around the country. A priority ticket to one of the Honors Performances is included in the Educator Program package.

Our partnership with WorldStrides, an accredited school, allows educators participating in the Educator Program to earn 25 Professional Development points upon successful completion of the program.

We invite interested music educators to review the program information on this page and to contact our team at or +1-800-503-0807 with any questions.

Note: The Educator Program is offered only as a full package and cannot be parsed into individual components.

Registration Details

  • Each educator must complete the online Reservation Form below and agree to the Educator Package Terms and Conditions.
  • A $99 deposit is required to secure your place in the program. Please note, while you can reserve your space in the Educator Program immediately, your space will not be secured until the registration deposit is received. Within 3-5 business days following your space reservation, a member of our team will contact you to obtain your program deposit.
  • Educators requiring further documentation about the program itinerary, inclusions, and content to provide school administrators should email with a detailed list of requirements.
  • Each educator wishing to register for the Program must submit a separate Space Reservation form.
  • Registrations from parents, family, and friends who are not music professionals will not be accepted.

Educator Program Itinerary

The Educator Program package is designed to allow educators to share in a fuller Honors Performance Series experience while also providing professional development opportunities.

Please note that the itinerary is tentative and subject to change.

Educator Program Itinerary


February 1, 2018

  • Afternoon arrival into New York City
  • Program Registration at the Series hotel
  • Panel with Broadway performers (with Young Adult Finalists)

February 2, 2018

  • Professional Development Seminar
  • Attend rehearsal (Young Adult Honors Ensembles)
  • Evening free time OR Broadway show (optional add-on; additional fees apply) 

February 3, 2018

  • Round-table with Series staff
  • Attend rehearsal (High School Honors Ensembles)
  • Dinner with Honors Conductors:
    • Dr. Eph Ehly - Young Adult Honors Choir
    • Dr. Lynne Gackle - High School Honors Women's Choir
    • Jeffery Grogan - High School Honors Symphony Orchestra
    • Kirt Mosier - High School Honors Band
    • Jeffery Redding - High School Honors Concert Choir
    • Jason Seber - High School Honors String Orchestra

February 4, 2018

  • Professional Development Seminar
  • One priority ticket to the Honors Performance at Carnegie Hall (based on your teaching emphasis: Honors Instrumental Performance or Honors Choral Performance)
  • Closing reception

February 5, 2018

  • Farewell and departure for home

Educator Program Inclusions Programs & Costs

The Honors Performance Series Educator Program is designed to provide a smooth and hassle-free experience for music educators to enhance themselves professionally. Educators can rest easy knowing that all details are taken care of for them, while also earning professional development credits.

The program includes for all Educator Program participants: (tentative and subject to change)

Program Inclusions
25 Professional Development Hours (issued upon successful completion of the program)
One priority ticket to the Honors Performance (Honors Instrumental Performance or Honors Choral Performance, based on participant's teaching emphasis)
Transportation to and from Carnegie Hall for the performance
Access to Honors Performance rehearsals
Fees for all activities and seminars listed, including dinner with the Honors Conductors
Motorcoach/subway transportation for other scheduled activities (does not include airport transfers)*
24-Hour staffed emergency office in the city to handle the unexpected
Doctors on Call arrangement for medical support while on the program
Extensive traveler insurance while on the program
Guides to advise on city navigation during free time and dedicated Educator Program support staff
Four nights' lodging in the Series hotel (double occupancy) with onsite staff to ensure a good stay**

*Please note: Transportation to and from the Series hotel in New York and meals (except when specified) are not included.

**Unless opting for a single room upgrade, participants will be assigned two-to-a-room with another educator of the same gender. Educators who know another program participant will have the option to request that individual as a roommate after registration.

Educator Program Cost

Inauguration 2017

The program cost for each educator participating in the program is $999 US. Participants have the option to satisfy this expense at once or following the optional payment plan outlined below.

Please Note: If you are working with your school to finance participation in the Educator Program and anticipate a challenge meeting the below payment deadlines, please contact our team at +1-800-503-0807 to discuss a schedule that may work better for you.

Educator Program Fee: $999 US
Date Amount Due
Deposit with Registration $99 US
November 17, 2017 $300 US + room upgrade fee (if requested a single room)
December 8, 2017 $300 US
December 30, 2017 – Final Payment Deadline Any remaining balance
“The value of this experience and the planning and execution of the staff makes for one of the best experiences I've ever had with performing arts programs (and I've had a lot over the years!)”

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