On Nov. 8, 2016, the Hampsong Foundation teamed up with the NYC Dept. of Education for a workshop integrating the Hampsong Foundation’s Song of America project.
The workshop featured Song of America master teacher Dan Tolly, who delivered an engaging address on Antonín Dvořák, his time in America, the musicians and artists who influenced him, the impact of his music and the ways in which repertoire, i.e. „The New World,“ may be used as a rich resource for teaching music, history, literature and sociology, among other subject areas. The Song of America resources of the Hampsong Foundation were integrated into his presentation and will continue to play a role in the professional development requirements of music teachers during this school year.
The workshop included approximately 400 music teachers from throughout the New York City public school system, of all grades and special areas.
For more about the Song of America Curriculum Initiative, please visit the Song of America for Educators project on this website, and the Song of America website, http://songofamerica.net, a project of the Hampsong Foundation.