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Educator Program

The Honors Performance Series is dedicated to providing enriching and inspiring development opportunities for students and music educators.

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

The 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 Program 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. If you require additional documentation, please contact our team at
  • 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.

Note: Educators interested in applying to be a Series Chaperone can also sign up for the Educator Program. To ensure space is available, we recommend reserving your space below and remitting your registration deposit as soon as you are able. If you are selected as a program Chaperone, any funds paid towards your Educator Program participation will be refunded in full.

Educator Program registration is currently closed. Please check back in the spring for details about our 2022 Educator Programs. 

Educator Program Itinerary

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

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

Day 1
Thursday, June 25, 2020

  • Afternoon/early evening arrival into New York City
  • Program Registration at the Series hotel
  • Meet your Series Host & attend a mandatory welcome meeting

Please note: Thursday evening activities are optional as to allow teachers flexibility in traveling to New York after the school day, as possible; hotel accommodations will be provided Thursday evening for all participants.

Day 2
Friday, June 26, 2020

  • Welcome meeting and Professional Development Seminar:
    Customized workshop, led by one of our renowned professional clinicians, with content determined by participant disciplines and desired areas of focus.
  • Attend Honors Ensemble rehearsals:
    Watch as our renowned Honors Conductors interact with talented musicians from all over the world. Take some inspiration and ideas back home with you!
  • Professional Development Seminar:
    Networking and brainstorming session with Educator Program participants, with content determined by participant disciplines and desired areas of focus.
  • Evening free time OR Broadway show (optional add-on; additional fees apply) 

Day 3
Saturday, June 27, 2020

  • Attend additional Honors Ensemble 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 Series will be available to share their experiences and best practices about nominating and supporting students interested in participating in future Series programs.
  • Dinner with the Honors Conductors:
    • Jessica Nápoles – Honors Junior Choir
    • Michelle Rofrano – Honors Junior Orchestra
    • Curt Ebersole – Honors Junior Band

Day 4
Sunday, June 28, 2020

  • 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.
  • Closing reception
  • One priority ticket to the Honors Performance at Carnegie Hall

Day 5
Monday, June 29, 2020

  • Farewell and departure for home

Educator Program Inclusions


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 Carnegie Hall 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 scheduled activities
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*

*Unless opting for a single room upgrade, participants will be assigned two-to-a-room with another educator of the same gender. Educators will have the option to request a roommate (must be a registered participant).

Please note: transportation to New York and meals are not included in the program fee.

Cost & Payment Plan

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The program cost for each educator participating in the program is $799 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 challenges meeting the below payment deadlines, please contact our team at +1-800-503-0807 to discuss modifying the payment plan.

Educator Program Payment Plan
Date Amount Due
Deposit with Registration $99 US
March 27, 2020 $300 US + room upgrade fee
(if requesting a single room)
April 24, 2020 $300 US
May 22, 2020 – 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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