Music Educator Program

The Honors Performance Series is dedicated to providing enriching and inspiring development opportunities for students and music educators. Our next Educator Program will coincide with the 2018 Middle School Series in June 2018.

Registration for the June 2018 Educator Program is now closed. Please submit the Request Info Form if you would like to receive details about future Educator Programs.


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

The Honors Performance Series Educator Program enables music educators to experience the Series while working on their own professional development and enjoying the music and culture of New York City. Educator Program participants attend select program events that are otherwise closed to non-performers (such as Finalist rehearsals), connect with our Conductors, collaborate with industry professionals, participate in seminars with Series staff, and network with other music educators from around the world. Each program culminates with a priority seat at the Honors Finalist Performance. Participation in the Educator Program is fully focused on your professional development, and you are not responsible for the oversight of students while on-site.

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.
  • Click here for documentation about the program itinerary, inclusions, and content to provide school administrators. Educators requiring details beyond those provided 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

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June 20, 2018

  • Afternoon arrival into New York City
  • Program Registration at the Series hotel
  • Meet your Series Host
  • Evening free time

June 21, 2018

  • Broadway Workshop:
    • Come ready to move in this fun-filled workshop led by working professionals, from Broadway stars to casting directors to seasoned Film & TV actors who share their knowledge, enthusiasm and joy with students of all ages.
  • Attend Junior Finalist Rehearsals
  • Professional Development Seminar:
    • Customized workshop, led by one of our renowned professional clinicians, with content determined by participant disciplines and desired areas of focus.
  • Evening free time OR Broadway show (optional add-on; additional fees apply) 

June 22, 2018

  • Attend Junior Finalist Rehearsals
  • Round-table with Series staff:
    • Learn more about the Series through a participant driven Q&A session with your peers. Chaperones working with the Middle School Finalists will be available to share their experiences and best practices about nominating and supporting Junior Finalists.
  • Dinner with Honors Conductors (may include):
    • Sally Albrecht - Honors Junior Choir
    • Curt Ebersole - Honors Junior Band
    • Kirt Mosier -  Honors Junior Orchestra

June 23, 2018

  • Professional Development Seminar:
    • Working within a prestigious performance venue, music educators will strengthen their skills via a series of training and musical activities. Content will focus on topics such as classroom strategies, building a community of peers and interacting with local music professionals.
  • One priority ticket to the Honors Junior Finalist Performance at Carnegie Hall 
  • Closing reception - Receive your Professional Development Certificate (pending participation in all scheduled Series activities)

June 24, 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 Junior Finalist Performance
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 (may 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 is limited to specific airports and time frames.

**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. Meals (except when specified) are not included.

***Meals, unless specified above, are not included in the program fee.

Educator Program Cost

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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 will work better for you.

Educator Program Fee: $999 US
Date Amount Due
Deposit with Registration $99 US
March 30, 2018 $300 US + room upgrade fee (if requesting a single room)
April 27, 2018 $300 US
May 25, 2018 – Final Payment Deadline Any remaining balance
Extremely well executed program! The information I gained over the weekend was so valuable. I felt inspired, connected to other like-minded professionals, and the level of participants and conductors was far superior than I have experienced and other similar programs! I also feel that for the amount of information and knowledge and exposure that we got in four days the cost value is unlike any other I know!

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