Mayor de Blasio & Chancellor Carranza Announce Paul Simon Music Fellows Program
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza today announced the launch of the Paul Simon Music Fellows Program for early career music teachers, serving students in grades 6-12. The program partners 20 fellows from across the five boroughs with veteran music teachers for one-on-one mentorship and skills training over the course of a school year. Each school will also receive an 11-week “artist-in-residence,” as well as a guest artist, curated by Simon, who will lead master classes for students. The fellowship launched in September for the 2019-20 school year with a first cohort of 20 middle and high school teachers citywide. Applications for the next cohort of up to 20 fellows will open in Summer 2020, to begin in the Fall of the 2020-21 school year.