"Creative Music Teaching in
the 21st Century Classrooms"
HMEA In-Service Conference
The secret to a long and successful career is to be able to keep your perspective and overcome the obstacles that often get in the way.
Training Young Male Voices will offer insight into misconceptions about technique and tactics for easing and facilitating a smooth transition for these changing voices.
This session will include techniques that are used in voice lessons that translate well to the choral classroom. The focus will be to use the whole body as the instrument including physicalization techniques from yoga and fitness training that will be combined with vocal exercises in order to promote ease of singing and a variety of colors from the vocal palate!
This session will share how children can identify, read, and compose rhythms even in early elementary music. Using stick notation, dice, rhythm bricks, etc.-- reading and performing rhythms becomes familiar and secure.
Our craft and our calling requires much of our personhood. As music educators, our work exists at a personal intersection of passion and
profession. Therefore, our careers can easily enshroud our lives, resulting in neurosis, exhaustion, and even burnout. In this session, we explore the phenomena of self-care and
mindfulness through our work as music educators to find ways to combat stress, gain holistic perspectives on our pedagogical process, and ensure balance in our lives. Through these entry
points, we make transfers to our pedagogies and find innovative ways of facilitating self-care and mindfulness for our learners, creating room for heightened awareness, empathy, focus, and
This interactive session will feature a series of demonstrated solfege games you can use with your students to help build their ensemble and individual improvisation skills.
Do your students need to develop their technique, but are disinterested in standard scales and bowing exercises? Learn how popular music can energize your program.
This session will discuss how to develop a jazz program that introduces and engages students with the jazz idiom beginning in junior high and continuing through high school.
Modern band is centered on reaching children through the music they know and love using popular music learning tools in the classroom.
As the demand for accountability continues, music teachers will need to show evidence of growth and success in their school music programs. This clinic will provide directors at all levels with ideas to implement when planning, delivering or assessing their instruction as well as assessing total student performance.
This The key to having a successful school band program is found in those developmental years. Beginning and Middle School directors have a different set of problems to address and a different set of decisions to make. This session will offer strategies to address some of the problems and decisions these teachers face.
This session will inspire the use of alternative classroom formats for the purpose of increasing student collaborative problem solving, autonomy, and leadership skills.
This Many differences separate the way that we approach band and choir. By learning from each others' best methods/approaches, we can make more effective rehearsals.
Conductors of varied experience levels will conduct the U.S. Pacific Fleet Band under the mentorship of Kent State University Director of Bands, Dr. Jesse Leyva.
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