Pre-Conference Sessions

Pre-Conference Sessions

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Technology Pre-Conference

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Additional fee for this session; fee does not include lunch

 

A selection of practical and hands-on sessions relevant to all levels of instruction and
tech proficiency. Attendees are encouraged to BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and your
real-world questions for some instant answers and creative networking solutions. This
year’s Pre-Conference will feature sessions in the morning, a round table discussion for
your questions and hands-on “Make and Take” opportunities in the afternoon. Clock hours
are available.

 

 

Elementary General Music Workshop

Presented by: Jacque Schrader & Richard Layton

Thursday, January 19, 2017, 9:00am – 4:00pm Additional fee for this session; fee does not include lunch

Additional fee for this session; fee does not include lunch

Workshop participants will be involved in a number of sequenced activities for lower,
middle and upper elementary school children, including speech, songs and dances from
the U.S. and around the world. Activities will involve the participants not only in singing
and dancing, but also playing barred instruments, percussion instruments, and recorders.
Participant should look forward to the opportunity to improvise and create as well!

 

 

Every Child Can! An Introduction to Suzuki Method and Philosophy

Presented by: Wendy Azrak

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Additional fee for this session; fee does not include lunch

 

This is a six-hour course designed by the Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA), which serves as an introduction to Dr. Suzuki’s philosophy and its application in Suzuki education. It is intended for parents and educators and is a prerequisite for Suzuki Teacher Training in all instruments. This course is not instrument specific. The Suzuki Method is used in the study of: violin, viola, cello, bass, harp, piano, flute, guitar, recorder, and pre-school education. There are no auditions or requirements to take this course. A fast-paced, engaging and inspiring program, “Every Child Can” includes new view materials and SAA-developed courseware. Each participant will be provided useful reference materials for later study. The SAA-accredited course will run with a minimum of 10 attendees. Participants must be 18 years of age and must stay for the entire workshop.

 

 

39th Annual Conducting Symposium

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Additional fee for session; fee does not include lunch

 

Conducting Symposiums have been offered to Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association (MSBOA) members since 1975. For the 10 th year, the Symposium will be held as a pre-conference event. Participants are videotaped as they conduct traditional band and orchestral repertoire followed by live comments from respected and experienced conductors, including Dr. Kevin Sedatole from Michigan State University. Our featured
rehearsal ensembles this year are the Michigan State University Wind Symphony and the
MSBOA/MASTA Teacher Orchestra.
Chosen participants gain valuable insight into the art of conducting. New teachers and seasoned professionals alike can benefit from this unique, hands-on program. Up to 20 wind and 15 string conductors will have time in front of an ensemble. Conductors will be selected based upon the time available, total number of requests submitted, and the order of receipt of applications. Those selected to conduct will be notified in advance and
will be asked to select one movement from a conducting medium (winds or strings) to be announced at a later time. Spots to conduct do fill up quickly. Selections to conduct have yet to be determined. Teachers may elect to apply to conduct or merely observe; college students may only observe. Questions can be directed to Mark
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Hours are available for both participants and observers.

 

 

 

MSBOA/MASTA Teacher Orchestra Rehearsal & Conducting Symposium Strings

Presented by

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Registration Required. Free to MMC attendees; fee does not include lunch

 

Looking to recharge your musicianship, rehearsals, and conducting through an active session? Join teachers from across the state for this Thursday session + Friday performance led by Han Soo.

 

7th Annual Research Symposium

Presented by: MMEA

Thursday, January 19, 2017

The research symposium is a preconference session that serves as a forum for researchers to present new studies in music education. The symposium will include keynote speaker; Herbert Marshall, full research presentations, a panel discussion, and/or discussions of current works in progress. Individuals are invited to submit proposals for (a) presentation of unpublished research papers or (b) round table discussions of works in progress. Please direct inquiries to Phillip Hash, Symposium Chair, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

 

MSVMA Choral Conducting Symposium

Presented by: MSVMA

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Additional fee for this session; fee does not include lunch

 

The pre-conference event will allow participants to conduct traditional choral repertoire with a featured rehearsal ensemble, and receive live feedback and instruction from a guest clinician. Teachers have the opportunity to apply as either a Conductor or as an Observer (reduced fee). College students may apply as an Observer. Both new and experienced choral conductors can benefit from observing or conducting. In 2017, our guest clinician
will be Kimberly Dunn Adams.

 

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