Brian J. Wagner-Yeung is the Music for Special Learners Chairperson for New York State School Music Association. He received his BA and MSED in Music Education from CUNY Queens College and an advanced certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders from CUNY Brooklyn College. He currently teaches for the NYC Department of Education, and is an adjunct faculty member at CUNY Brooklyn College. He has taught students on the elementary, middle school, high school, and collegiate levels - where he has taught in various types of classroom settings. Mr. Wagner-Yeung has taught general music, string orchestra, and musical theatre. He has presented workshops and published articles at the state, national, and international levels. The focus of his professional work includes neurodiversity and accessibility in musical environments, developing lifelong learning through music-making for all students, and adapting the string orchestra experience for all.