Nat King Cole Generation Hope, Inc.

Summer Strings Educator Conference

In our post Covid-19 world, music directors will want to retool their skill set to ensure students continue to receive access to high quality music instruction!

We invite you and your colleagues to join us as we partner with VanderCook College of Music to address a few of the topics we will all be faced with moving forward in our “new” world of music education.

July 29th – 31st
1PM – 3PM Eastern Time
12PM – 2PM Central Time


  • Remote Instruction & Resources – Rebecca MacLeod
  • Blended & Remote Learning – Laura Sinclair & Susan Rodberg
  • Covid-19 Instrument Care – William Harris Lee
  • Mentorship in Title I Schools – Manuel C. Capote
  • Supporting Students of Color – Jason Gerald
  • Independent Practicers – Charles Laux
  • Developing Wellness & Mindfulness – Frank Diaz

For more information, contact Dr. John-Rine Zabanal
VanderCook College of Music
Assistant Professor, Director of String Music Education
Summer Strings Conference Director

The Nat King Cole Generation Hope, Inc. mission is to provide music education to children with the greatest need and fewest resources by funding programs which provide for instruction, mentoring and resources. For more information please visit or contact us at or 561-213-8209.

VanderCook College of Music

VanderCook College of Music is a private, nonprofit college in Chicago, Illinois, and is the only college in the country solely specializing in the training of music educators.

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