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The CSO presents educator workshops to support teachers’ work using music to affect learning and creativity in students. Sessions can include arts integration, instrumental pedagogy, conducting, and other topics. All sessions are FREE to educators and may be eligible to earn continuing education units (CEUs). 


Educator Workshop: World Instruments & Roots of Rhythm with Dr. Craig Woodson
Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 10:00 AM, Music Hall - RSVP Required

Join in the fun at this interactive 4-hour educator workshop with ethnomusic expert, Dr. Craig Woodson. Throughout the workshop, we will learn how to make 10 different world music instruments for the classroom and explore Dr. Woodson’s Roots of Rhythm world drumming curriculum. Walk away with free curriculum handouts and an assortment of student-friendly DIY instruments! This workshop pairs well with attendance to our Young People's Concert: The Beat Goes On, but all teachers are welcome to attend! Space is limited, RSVP is required to Becky Spiewak by September 22nd at bspiewak@cincinnatisymphony.org or 513.744.3347. This workshop is free for attendees who RSVP and eligible for CEUs. 

Learn more about Dr. Woodson at www.ethnomusicinc.com or www.rootsofrhythm.net


Educator Appreciation Night at the CSO
Friday, November 30, 2018 at 6:30 PM, Music Hall - RSVP Required 

Educators and a guest are invited to attend our annual Educator Appreciation night before the Bronfman plays Brahms CSO concert. Educators who RSVP will receive 2 complimentary tickets to the concert and admittance to our pre-concert reception with drinks, small bites and music on us! RSVP is required through our online form. RSVP by November 21st. 

As a social event, this is not eligible for CEUs.

For questions, contact Becky Spiewak at bspiewak@cincinnatisymphony.org or 513.744.3347


Educator Workshop: Conducting Master Class with JMR
Monday, February 4, 2019 at 6:30 PM, Sycamore High School 

Learn from Cincinnati’s own Pops Conductor, John Morris Russell in a conducting master class where educators take the podium! With the CSYO Concert Orchestra on the stage, participants will practice their conducting with live coaching and feedback from JMR. Rehearsed repertoire will include musical excerpts from The Firebird. Free, RSVP is encouraged or required if wanting to conduct, dinner provided, CEU eligible.

Conducting spots are full, but plenty of space remains to observe the workshop. Music will be available to conducting participants a month prior to the workshop.


More season 2018-2019 Educator Workshops will be announced over the summer. For questions or to RSVP, please contact us at education@cincinnatisymphony.org or 513.744.3347


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