Sunday, Feb 15:
Lester Rollie Seiple (Florida): The Program was Great, but can She Teach: What Administrators Look for in Annual Evaluations of Music Educators
What do administrators look for when they evaluate music teachers? An open discussion from an experienced principal at elementary, middle, and high school
Conducting is not just showing how the music 'goes'. It also reinforces the ideas and concepts that were taught in the classroom.
Lynn Corbin (Georgia): Beyond Composer Reports and Theory Tests: Assessment in Performing Ensembles
If the purpose is performing, we need to assess music learning in performance mode. Ideas for authentic assessment in choral ensembles will be presented and discussed.
Maestro Corporon reflects on seven recurring concepts in the conductor’s life, exploring the themes and relationships hidden within.
Explore the world of Latin American Rhythms including the nuances, regional variances and ways that will help teach these rhythms to singers. Cristian Grases will help you discover the
various instrumental combinations for each style. Unravel this eclectic world of rhythms in a fun and interactive workshop and take home a valuable wealth of resources and
Debra Lindsay (Virginia): Yes,You Can Do it All! Exciting and Meaningful Lessons that Address New Music National Standards
This will be a hands-on and participatory learning session that will address all of the New National Music Standards that include Music Theory / Literacy, Performance, Music History and Cultural Context, Analysis, Evaluation, and Critique and Aesthetics.
1:00 - 2:00
I will outline the entire history of our near financial collapse and still evolving recovery and reconstruction of the music education landscape in California. This includes the steps I personally took to reimage the organization (CMEA) and to reach out to all the other music ed organizations (not an easy task), and the steps my successors took to continue the process.
Judith Durocher (Arizona): How I’ve Changed My Choral Vocal Warmups Now That I’m a Full-time Voice Teacher
Using the Vocal Technique acronym: A PRO ART (Audiate, Posture, Respiration, Onsets, Articulation, Resonance, Technique) and some tricks of the trade as a voice teacher I can help you warm up your students more efficiently and effectively.
Teach creativity in your music classroom. It's much easier than you think! In this session, gain strategies to give all your students opportunities to compose.
2:10 - 3:10 p.m.
This guided, participatory workshop provides multiple movement strategies to explore repertoire in the choral rehearsal, grounded in principles of Dalcroze Eurhythmics.
Hands-on activities, ideas, inspiration, and a “how to” guide for introducing or expanding composition in the classroom. Explore Twentieth Century techniques, technology, graphic notation, soundscapes, triad-melody technique, Aleatoric music, Video Fun.
3:20 - 4:20 p.m.
Demonstration of how students can develop musicianship by learning to read music, applying music reading to the `ukulele, and enjoying the experience of ensemble playing.
Why do they sing flat? Why don’t they blend better? Why is the tone thin? Techniques for improving choral tone will be demonstrated and discussed.
Discover the absolutely very best songs of the Australian wildlife from a native Aussie. Besides laughing like a kookaburra and bouncing like a kangaroo, this session will include songful storytelling and edible delights such as Toffee Apple and Wombat Stew! If you want to learn some fun Aussie songs, this session is for you!
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
An exploration of method books for all instruments and voices. Learn the "method" to their madness, examine strengths and weaknesses, and find the best for you.
Using a volunteer choir, I will review the sight-singing methods I have cultivated over 30 years as a choir director to help singers become successful. Special attention will be paid to preparing students for individual and group sight reading contests.