Professional Development

The Ensemble seeks to connect and inform all people who are committed to ensemble music education for youth empowerment and social change.

NAAS Audition Intensives Are Back


Auditions play a role in the mental fatigue and anxiety our students feel, especially these days. With that in mind, Sphinx is offering a great opportunity for young Black and Latinx orchestral musicians to connect with peers and prepare themselves for a career in music through their National Alliance for Audition Support (NAAS) Audition Intensives.

Black Teaching Artist Lab Publishes Afrocentric SEL Framework


Last time we checked in with Black Teaching Artist Lab’s Melissa Parke, she was preparing to launch her Afrocentric Social Emotional Learning through the Arts framework. We’re happy to report that it’s now available online, replete with five Afrocentric SEL Competency Areas, interactive curricular examples and tips, ten journal reflections, and over 50 resources across the arts.

EUYO to Host the Youth Orchestra Models Symposium


The European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO) invites youth orchestras from all participating Creative Europe countries to a daylong exploration of the different challenges and opportunities associated with making successful youth orchestra projects.

Music for Active Citizenship Training Package


Whether you are a musician, a music teacher, or just interested in music as a tool for social inclusion, this training package, created as part of the Music for Active Citizenship: A Young Music Mentors Program (MAC), is for you.

Building Continual Improvement into Our Teaching


Action research is widely used in professional research, but unlike most academic research methodology, action research doesn’t stand back and wait for non-practitioners to deliver findings. Action research is led by the people inside the work, with ongoing hypotheses, experiments, and discoveries leading to improved practice along the way.

Changemakers in the Music Classroom


Are you a music educator interested in learning more about technology in the classroom? How about diversity and equity in band programming? These subjects and more will be covered in the Longy School of Music’s Free Virtual Weeknight Workshops series.

The Path to Funding


The Peabody Institute has published an open educational resource for early-career artists who want to develop their craft and then find funding for it: The Path to Funding: The Artist’s Guide to Building Your Audience, Generating Income, and Realizing Career Sustainability.

Afrocentric SEL Workshop


On October 8, the Black Teaching Artist Lab will offer an online workshop to introduce their Afrocentric Social Emotional Learning Framework, equipping arts educators to empower Black youth through their teaching practices.

Arts for Good Fellowship


If you are looking to connect with an international network of arts and cultural professionals, the Arts for Good (A4G) Fellowship wants to hear from you!

International Arts Education Week


The fourth week of May is International Arts Education Week!


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