Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014

Registration, 10:00 - 10:30 a.m., Halau o Haumea**

**Halau o Haumea (auditorium)


Room 201

Room 101B (Lecture hall)

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Jim Tinter, Ohio
Boomwhackers - The Big Bang for the Baby Budget


Introducer: Kelly Meyers

Have fun integrating Boomwhackers into your K-8 music curriculum. Experience activities and materials to enhance singing, movement, rhythmic activities, improvisation, note reading, and recorder playing. Learn how to substitute Boomwhackers for Orff instruments. Free recorder compliments of Peripole.

Clarke Bright &

Dave Bandy
Royal Hawaiian Band, Hawai`i
Educational Outreach with the Royal Hawaiian Band


Introducer: Mark Falzarano

A grassroots, interactive panel & audience discussion focused on building a foundation for future educational outreach programs with the Royal Hawaiian Band in the schools and in the communities of all the Hawaiian Islands.

11:40-12:40 p.m.

Jim Tinter, Ohio

Beginning a Dynamic Recorder Program


Introducer: Kelly Meyers

Proven strategies to begin a fun, exciting, and dynamic recorder program. Topics covered: the fantastic first lesson, instrument selection, sound production, articulation, classroom management, and equipping students for success. Demonstration, imagination and participation. Free recorder compliments of Peripole.

David Bandy, University of Hawai`i

Teaching Hawaiian Values through Your Instrumental Music Curriculum


Introducer: Vanessa Maldonado

This session will look at how to combine 21st Century skills with traditional Hawaiian values into your secondary instrumental music program.

Break & Exhibition*, Halau o Haumea**, 12:40 - 1:40 p.m.

1:40-2:40 p.m.

Jim Tinter, Ohio

General Music Jazz Improvisation — Beyond Pentatonic

Introducer: Janice Okimoto

Learn to play and teach jazz improvisation against changing chords using the voice, recorders, or any concert pitched instrument. We’ll learn two songs, and two chords and use only two notes to start! Free recorder compliments of Peripole.

Jace Saplan
University of Oregon
Sparking Student Synapses: Techniques on Engaging Critical Thinking in the Choral Rehearsal 


Introducer: Julianne Hiu

Participants will explore techniques that address vocal skills and musicianship building while encouraging critical thinking and efficiency from warm-ups to the last second of rehearsal.

2:50-3:50 p.m.

Polynesian Dances


Introducer: Susan Reismann

Prof. Jean Hickman
University of Florida
Circlesong:  the Art of Group Improvisation


Introducer: Kelly Meyers

Circlesinging employs rhythmic and melodic ostinatos to unlock creativity in singers of all ages.  Participants will create circlesongs and will learn how to use this approach to improvise in their classrooms.

Performance: YMCA - Hula Hui O Kapunahala

Halau o Haumea**, 3:55 - 4:25 p.m.

Introducer: Chet-Yeng Loong

Kumu Carolee Nishi

Director, HHK, a YMCA Hawaiian Studies Program

Instructor, Niu Valley Middle School Polynesian Music Ensemble

4:35-5:35 p.m.

Chinese Dance and Hawaiian hula

Professor Michael Christiansen

Consonus Music Institute, Utah

What Every Guitar Student Needs to Know


Introducer: Susie Reisman

This session will present effective guitar curriculum and the sequencing of skills. Attention will be given to solutions to unique challenges faced by guitar educators. Methods of applying blended learning and ensembles in the curriculum will be demonstrated.  Regardless of the experience level, all teachers will benefit from attending.

**Halau o Haumea (amphitheatre)

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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