MusicFirst: Transcending Boundaries of the Classroom

MusicFirst is an online teaching tool for students grades K-12. This software-based learning platform includes standards-based lesson plans, engaging content and exercises, and portfolio for the instructor to track each artist’s progress.

Equipped with training sessions, workshops, and events, MusicFirst goes beyond the screen in ensuring that students and teachers have the tools needed to ensure overall success. Online resources and interactive lessons are the newest innovation in music education, and MusicFirst is exceeding all expectations of the classroom.

The Summit is greatly anticipating MusicFirst’s presentation with Dr. James Frankel, Transforming Music Education in the Cloud, on Monday, November 9th. We are fortunate to have MusicFirst supporting this event to facilitate music educators nationwide.

The 2015 City Music Summit will be held at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City on November 9-11. Register today.




Berklee City Music Summit 2015

One Sound, Many Voices: American Popular Music and Creative Youth Development

November 9-11, 2015, in New York City

Berklee City Music is coming to New York City this fall for its fifth annual professional development event. This year’s programming will support four content areas, including:

  • Student engagement and performance
  • Technology/PULSE/curriculum development
  • Staff and teacher development (best practices)
  • Awareness raising, advancement of mission, and development

    Attendees will engage in professional development, share best practices, network, create opportunities for collaboration, and leave with the tools needed to further the City Music movement, “positively impacting youth development primarily through popular music.”

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Registration is now open, and we are also accepting proposals (PDF) if you would like to present at this year’s event.

Relive some of the highlights from last year’s event: