Educator Resources

Muse For Educators

Muse celebrates and challenges teachers by putting them face-to-face with remarkable thinkers, artists and educators from across the globe. Professional development opportunities (which we collectively refer to as “Muse for Educators”) happen throughout the school year, in curriculum workshops and monthly advisor meetings, at our Summer Institute for Educators and even during several unbelievable days in New York City, immersed in an energizing, thought-provoking experience that elevates teachers and their students!

Club Advisor Meetings

Club Advisor Meetings (CAMs) will occur this year via Zoom. In addition to updates and best practices for Muse Club Advisors, the meetings include performances and discussions with guest artists and educators. Meetings are free and open to educators pre-K through 12. The experiences are designed with high school and middle school experiences in mind, but can often apply to the lower grades! If you’d like to participate and do not already have the Zoom invitations, contact

2020-2021 Club Advisor Meetings
4:00-4:30pm: Casual Conversation
4:30-6:00pm: Meeting

Wed, Sept 30, 2020
Put Learning (and Your Muse Club) Into Motion – Creative movement builds the brain-body connection! Join Qarrianne Blayr, DCDC associate artistic director, and experience how movement creates joy, connection and better thinking in the digital medium. Stick around for a club brainstorming session with Muse staff and fellow advisors.

View the Sept mtg notes

Tues, Oct 13, 2020
Empowering Student Voices: Curriculum Workshop – Join returning artists Eli Yamin and Shireen Dickson and scholar Dara N. Byrne, PhD., for a hands-on conversation about how you have brought the activities and themes of Summer Institute 2020 into your teaching. Teachers are invited to share lesson plans at any stage of development.

View the Oct mtg notes

Tues, Nov 10, 2020
The Wisdom of the Cypher – Join 2021-2022 kickoff artist Toni Blackman and learn how to use freestyle hip-hop to engage, empower and educate young people. Get ready to think on your feet, let go of mistakes and identify creative ways to develop your students as leaders!

View the Nov mtg notes

Tues, Dec 8, 2020
Raising Up Our Voices in Celebration – You are cordially invited to a special celebration of all Muse educators and special guest artists and the announcement of 2019-2020 Muse Achievement Award winners.

View the Dec mtg notes

Tues, Feb 9, 2021
Sharing That Muse Love Valentine’s Day Party – Spend some time with your Muse friends and get a leg up on promoting your school’s Muse programming on social media.

View the Feb mtg notes

Tues, March 23, 2021
2021-2022 In-School Program Preview.

View the March mtg notes

Tues, May 11, 2021
2021 Summer Institute Preview – More details to come.


BandLab Workshop for Educators

You’re invited to Muse’s Summer Institute 2020 follow-up workshop on BandLab on Nov 18 or Dec 9. Led by teaching artists from Jazz Power Initiative (JPI), we’ll explore how this digital audio workstation can be used to create collaborative audio projects with K-12 students.

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Advanced Teacher Training Seminar

The Advanced Teacher Training Seminar (ATTS) takes place in New York City in early summer and always provides teachers with the highest quality arts training available.

As an ATTS participant, you will experience world-class theatre, dance, music, opera and visual art. In addition, you will have the opportunity to meet and participate in workshops and seminars with world-renowned producers, directors, artists, designers, costumers, and arts administrators from the city’s leading arts organizations. This seminar will also allow you to meet and interact with your peers in an exciting and invigorating arts environment that can lead to unique and progressive teaching ideas.

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Summer Institute For Educators

The Summer Institute for Educators is an immersive arts learning experience, Muse’s institute brings acclaimed creative minds from across the globe to the Miami Valley to spend several days in July exploring and co-creating with teachers. Teachers learn inventive arts-based strategies for cultivating and assessing higher-order thinking skills and utilize these new techniques in their schools. The institute is free for Muse schools and prospective Muse school teachers and administrators.

The next institute will take place, virtually, July 19-22, 2021.

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Met Opera HD Live

This information is now located on the Out-of-School Performances page.

Out-of-School Performances


Grant Opportunities

Opportunities to receive grants for field trips and buses will return for the 2021-22 season!



Lesson Plans

The following lesson plans were submitted by Muse Machine advisors in conjunction with experiential Muse Machine workshops and seminars. Although each is the property of the author, any educator is welcome to utilize these in the classroom. Click on the title to view or print the lesson plan.

Good assessment is tied directly to good questions! The following resources may help you to incorporate enduring understanding and essential questions into your lesson plans:

What makes a question essential Essential Questions Asking good questions


Quick Start Guide for Advisors

Guidelines, tips and best practices compiled for Muse clubs in high schools and middle schools.

Quick Start Guide


For information about accessibility at teacher programs, out-of-school performances, in-school performances or residencies, click here.

The students grow, our community grows and I personally grow into a better teacher because of Muse Machine—I don't doubt that for a minute.

Anne Cichanowicz Teacher