Education is an essential element of education for
children, producing students who excel on academic and social levels.
A required part of statewide educational curriculum, Judith Insell can guide your school or institutional program to present enriching
classroom lessons, workshops, or lecture demonstrations in harmony with
Common Core Learning Standards.
Judith Insell, violist and an established Music Education Advocate & Consultant, is a native New Yorker who openly cites that
her career as a musician began with her introduction to the viola in her public middle school in the Bronx. She feels
fortunate to have continued her musical studies at LaGuardia High School, the Juilliard School, Pre-College Division and then
received both her Undergraduate and Master’s degrees from the Manhattan School of Music.
As a Music Education Administrator, Ms. Insell previously held the positions of
Director of Music at the Harlem School of the Arts and Assistant Director of Instrumental Studies at Mannes College, The New
School for Music. She also headed the
string programs at three NYC institutions: The Collegiate School, The Juilliard School- MAP Program and The Bloomingdale School
Throughout her career as
a music educator, Ms. Insell has instructed multitudes of students in the art of string playing, the skill of improvisation,
and the rich history behind music and its’ most notable composers.
Serving the Harlem community, Ms. Insell is the former 2nd Vice Chair of Community Board
9, serving on 2 Sub-Committees: the Arts and Cultural Committee and the Youth, Education, and Libraries Committee. She is also a Community Board 9 Representative for the “Uptown Education Collaborative”
and the Teacher’s College Community School (SLT) “School Leadership Team.”
Insell has also lent her expertise to American Center for Musical Arts as a member of their Board of Trustees and has participated
in grant adjudication panels for the City Parks Foundation and Harlem Arts Alliance.
Ms. Insell is a proud recipient of a “2012 Community
Heroes for Education Award,” presented by the office of NYC Councilman Robert Jackson.