Scarsdale Strings

Scarsdale Strings Fellows is a unique program for first-year teachers seeking to begin their teaching careers in New York City and the surrounding area.

Graduating seniors or graduate students who are certified or on certification track have the opportunity to be trained and placed in full-time teaching positions with Scarsdale Strings in our New York City public schools. This select group of students will form a peer support network of early-career teachers and will have the opportunity to train with renowned educational leaders in the field of arts education.

Scarsdale Strings seeks to form a partnership with exceptional music education programs to support graduating college seniors in the pursuit of full-time teaching experience. We are recruiting the next generation of arts teachers to bring their ideas to the classroom and help tackle relevant issues with creative solutions

How it works

Scarsdale Strings Fellows will receive a full-time New York City public school assignment with a competitive salary effective for the 2015-16 school year beginning September 2015.

Once they have completed one year in the fellowship, select fellows will have the option to become roster teachers for Scarsdale Strings.

Many of our students are met with unique challenges that grow and change with every passing day. Teaching methods must be adapted to include the ESL student, the ELL student, and the student with a learning disability. Each Scarsdale Strings arts program cultivates a community and promotes equality through a creative learning process that inspires all children.

As a Scarsdale Strings Fellow, you will be provided with the resources, training, and support that you need to explore and define your teaching method.



Choose a mentor at your college

Submit application form on our website:

Submit a sample general music curriculum lessons

Submit a video of your teaching

Submit a statement of your teaching philosophy


Select applicants will be invited to take part in the interview process.