The Philadelphia Music Alliance for Youth—which consists of nine partner organizations including Guild members Settlement Music School, Play On, Philly!, and Temple Univiersity Music Preparatory Division—and the School District of Philadelphia's Office of the Arts & Academic Enrichment collaborated to host the first ever shared professional development day on January 18. The free event drew 252 music education teachers from local cultural organizations as well as district music educators in an effort to align, enrich, and expand music education opportunities for students across the city.
Attendees heard from Nicole Robinson, creator of Cultural Connections by Design, a music educator with a special interest in working with urban school districts. Breakout sessions focused on topics ranging from building relationships with students, the importances of emotional health and career longevity, and coding in the music classroom.
Read more about the event here.
Published: January 28, 2019