Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015

Registration, 7:30 - 8:00 a.m., Hawaiian Studies Building* - Halau o Haumea** & Music Building

*Hawaiian Studies Building (HSB), **Halau o Haumea (auditorium), ***Music Building (MB)

8:30-11:00 a.m., 1:00-4:00 p.m., 6:00-8:30 p.m., OBDA HS Select Band

Rehearsal, MB, UH Band Room (108)


Hawaiian Studies Building, Room 201

Hawaiian Studies Building, Room 202

Music Building, Room 201



Yi-Ju Shih (Taiwan): Children's Singing Games from Taiwan

This session will present three children’s songs utilizing singing games and dances
from Taiwan using the Kodaly and the Orff pedagogies.

Jean Hickman (Iowa): Creative Assessment for Performing Ensembles 

Participants will study several models of music education performance assessment, view examples of these models in use, and work to develop a creative assessment plan for their own performing ensembles.


Hawaiian Studies Building, Room 201

Hawaiian Studies Building, Room 202

Music Building, Room 201



Janet Montgomery & Paul Waskiewicz (MD), Musical “Play” for Young Children with Special Needs

How can young children, including those with special needs, SHOW their musical understanding? Participants will engage in musical activities full of play.

Jason Bishop (New Jersey): How Long Is a Dot? A Takadimi Starter Kit for Rhythmic Literacy

This session will provide an introduction to the Takadimi System for teaching rhythmic literacy.


Sheryl Shohet (Hawai`i):

Building a Suzuki Program on Mars, Venus, or Other Remote Locations…. A Case Study: The Suzuki Association of Hawaii

Learn how the Suzuki Association of Hawaii’s member teachers brainstormed and cooperated to build a solid organization which brings opportunities and resources to Hawaii’s students.


Hawaiian Studies Building, Room 201

Hawaiian Studies Building, Room 202

Hawaiian Studies Building, Room 210

10:20 - 11:20


John Farrell (New York) : Sign Language and Songs

You’ll learn uplifting, engaging songs you can sing in sign language immediately. Experience  how adding signs and movements to songs help students learn quicker and retain better. 

Debra Lindsay (Virginia): 2015 Concert for Music in Our Schools Month Choral Reading Session

Learn how to feature your students in a choral and advocacy extravaganza that will wow your administrators, school community and families.  Learn about the Concert for Music in Our Schools Month’s exciting format, ideas for planning your event, and how to submit your video for consideration for future recognition and prizes. 

Daryl Hickman, (Iowa): Emergency Repair and Maintenance Strategies for Band and Orchestra Teachers

What do you do when you have a repair emergency minutes before a performance?  This clinic will give you some quick, easy and inexpensive techniques that will allow that broken flute, tuba or cello to make it through the concert until it can be properly repaired by a qualified technician.

11:20-11:50 a.m., Lunch, HSB: Halau o Haumea auditorium

11:50-12:20 Performance



Hawaii Youth Percussion Ensemble

For more information about HYPE, click HERE

Roundtable Discussion: Advocacy, Halau o Haumea, 12:25-1:25 p.m., HSB, Room 201


Panelists: David Fullmer, Western Division President; and Norman Dea, Past President of CMEA (California Music Educators Association). The topic of the panel discussion is about seeking collaboration, strengthening relationships, and enhancing communication among different music organizations.


Hawaiian Studies Building, Room 201

Hawaiian Studies Building, Room 202

Hawaiian Studies Building, Room 210

1:35 - 2:35 p.m.

Paul Waskiewicz & Janet Montgomery (MD), Cute is Not Enough: Teaching Music to Young Children

With increased attention on preschool education, more music teachers are responsible for teaching very young children.  Participants will engage in musical activities appropriate for preschoolers.

David Fullmer (Utah): That Sounds Good.....for a High School Band

Ideas for achieving a characteristic band sound, proper instrumentation and sensitizing the ensemble to your baton

Karen Drozd (Hawai`i): Virtual Learning Environments in Music

Virtual learning environment are platforms allow students to control their learning process by reflecting and seeking out remedial assistance, reinforcing content knowledge, and conducting inquiry and research.


Hawaiian Studies Building, Room 201

Hawaiian Studies Building, Room 202

Music Building, Room 201

2:45 - 3:45 p.m.

Kelly Meyers & Jean Hickman (DC & IA): I Can Get it for You Wholesale! – Best and (mostly) Free Apps and Sources for Music Teachers

Providing an overview of good and (mostly) free digital apps and websites for use by music educators.

John Farrell (New York): Writing Songs with Students

Writing and performing original songs is a fabulous way to integrate music across the curriculum. This session will provide easy to follow methods and tools for writing songs
across the curriculum.


Steve Hirahara (Hawai`i): Tuning in to Public School Music

This session is about our public school music programs from the perspective of an administrator, a musician and a band teacher.  This session will include some helpful suggestions on staffing and budgeting for music education for DOE schools. 

Ho`olokahi High School Choral Festival

Cristian Grases, Conductor

Feb. 14, 5 pm. FREE! Central Union Church

HMEA Mission Statement

The aims and purposes of HMEA shall be: (a) to develop and promote music and music education throughout the state of Hawai`i and (b) to promote mutual cooperation and good will among its members.

HMEA Constitution
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