Master Classes & Events

We will add additional master classes to this list as they become finalized.

Nominations for each master class are opened approximately two months before it takes place. Any teacher or school administrator is invited to nominate a teacher from the New York City metropolitan area. Academy Fellows are eligible to nominate themselves.

  • World Music
    with The Throat Singers of Tuva and Hazmat Modine
    Offered in partnership with Grace Church School
    Monday, October 2, 2017
    6:00pm – 8:30pm
  • Lincoln: In His Own Words
    with Andrew Delbanco
    Offered in partnership with Columbia University
    Friday, October 13, 2017
    10:00am – 5:00pm
    Nominations are now closed.
  • The Future of Food
    with Dan Barber and Adam Kaye
    Offered in partnership with Blue Hill at Stone Barns and the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
    Thursday, October 19, 2017
    9:00am – 5:00pm
    Nominations are now closed.
  • White Light Festival: Dancing Voices
    with Meredith Monk and Francisco J. Núñez
    Offered in partnership with Lincoln Center
    Friday, October 20, 2017
    6:00pm
  • The Changing Arctic
    with Stephanie Pfirman
    Offered in partnership with Barnard College
    Wednesday, October 25, 2017
    9:00am – 4:00pm
    Nominations are now closed.
  • Stargazing in Central Park
    with Michael Wilkinson, Jupiter Joe, and Justin Starr
    at Central Park's Great Lawn
    Date TBD
    Event postponed because of weather.
  • Making the Most of Wastewater
    with Kartik Chandran
    Offered in partnership with Columbia University
    Monday, October 30, 2017
    9:00am – 4:00pm
    Nominations are now closed.
  • Trafficking Children for Sex and Labor
    with Hanni Stoklosa
    Offered in partnership with Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
    Friday, November 3, 2017
    9:00am – 4:00pm
    Nominations are now closed.
  • CRISPR: The Brave New World of Genome Editing
    with Shirley Tilghman
    Offered in partnership with Princeton University at the Princeton Club
    Monday, November 6, 2017
    9:00am – 4:00pm
    Nominations are now closed.
  • A Songwriting Workshop
    with Phil Galdston
    Offered in partnership with New York University
    Monday, November 13, 2017
    9:00am – 4:00pm
    Nominations are now closed.
  • Caminando con Poemas / Walking with Poems
    with Ernesto Estrella
    Offered in partnership with The New-York Historical Society
    November 20, 2017 • November 27, 2017
    9:00am – 4:00pm
    Nominations are now closed.
  • Leadership and the Bhagavad Gita
    with Laurie L. Patton
    Offered in partnership with The Asia Society
    Tuesday, November 28, 2017
    9:00am – 4:00pm
    Nominations are now closed.
  • Puppetry: Fundamentals & Possibilities
    with Basil Twist
    Offered in partnership with The National Archives at NYC (U.S. Customs House)
    Monday, December 4, 2017
    9:00am – 4:00pm
    Nominations are now closed.
  • Writing Freedom: Turning Primary Documents to Narrative Nonfiction
    with Russell Shorto
    Offered in partnership with The Brooklyn Historical Society
    Thursday, December 7, 2017
    9:00am – 4:00pm
    Nominations are now closed.
  • An Op-Ed Writing Workshop
    with Frank Bruni
    Offered in partnership with The New York Times
    Monday, December 11, 2017
    9:00am – 4:00pm
    Nominations are now closed.
  • Julius Caesar
    with Oskar Eustis
    Offered in partnership with the Ford Foundation
    Friday, January 5, 2018
    9:00am – 4:00pm
    Nominations are now closed.
  • African American Folklore
    with Maria Tatar
    Offered in partnership with The New-York Historical Society
    Monday, January 22, 2018
    9:00am – 4:00pm
    Nominations are now open. Nominate here.
  • Dancing Voice / Singing Body
    with Meredith Monk
    Offered in partnership with National Sawdust
    Monday, March 26, 2018
    Nominations are not yet open.
  • The Trouble with Big Data: A Case Study in Criminalization
    with Khalil Muhammad
    Offered in partnership with TBD
    Date TBD
    Nominations are not yet open.
  • The Speech
    with Stephen Krupin
    Offered in partnership with The Cooper Union
    Date TBD