Chicago Children’s Choir’s Future Music Educators (FME) Program supports the academic, professional development, and future success of music education students and career teachers who reflect the diversity of America and the CCC community.
Program components include a year-long paid mentorship and a week-long summer seminar providing training on culturally responsive, empowering, and sustaining teaching practices to a broad group of diverse educators. This program changes the lives of future music educators through accessible, resonant, meaningful learning experiences led by teachers with excellence, expertise, and shared lived experience.
Watch how our Future Music Educators teach and interact with their students, while learning the ins-and-outs of inclusive pedagogy from their CCC mentors.
Being a part of the FME cohort means so much to me. To be able to talk to colleagues and friends who look like you and have similar experiences is so great, but often hard to find. During our time together we talk about different field related issues, we share resources and ideas, and grow together. Being able to learn from the incredible CCC staff is so rewarding and to be to work with Mark Myers is the icing on the cake. This program is so important to have as there are very few spaces for Black music educators on the rise, despite there being such a need.Julian Goods University of Michigan, MM ‘21