FMEA 2021 Conference Program

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Contents Index of Advertisers.....................................................................................................................................4 President’s Message......................................................................................................................................5 Executive Director’s Notes..........................................................................................................................7 Conference Chairman’s Message................................................................................................................9 2020-2021 Board of Directors and Committee Chairpersons..........................................................10-11 Thank You to Our Conference Sponsors............................................................................................ 12-13 Preconference Highlights...........................................................................................................................15 President’s Concert.....................................................................................................................................16 FMEA First General Membership Session...............................................................................................19 FMEA Second General Membership Session..........................................................................................21 FMEA Mini-Concert Hour................................................................................................................... 22-23 History of the FMEA Professional Development Conference and Presidents........................................................................................................................24 Schedule Overview.....................................................................................................................................27 On-Demand Schedule of Events......................................................................................................... 28-36 Corporate Partners......................................................................................................................................37 Early Events.................................................................................................................................................38 Preconference Schedule of Events............................................................................................................39 Wednesday Schedule of Events................................................................................................................40 Thursday Schedule of Events.............................................................................................................. 41-45 Friday Schedule of Events................................................................................................................... 46-50 Saturday Schedule of Events............................................................................................................... 51-54 FMEA College Fair......................................................................................................................................55 All-State Experience Schedule of Events........................................................................................... 56-64 Thank You to Our Donors.................................................................................................................... 65-67 Academic Partners......................................................................................................................................68 FMEA Research Poster Session.................................................................................................................69 FMEA Award Winners......................................................................................................................... 70-79 Tribute to Byron and Bobbie Smith..........................................................................................................80 Virtual Sponsors/Exhibitors Directory.............................................................................................. 81-83 2 0 2 1 V i r t u a l C o n f e r e n c e a n d A l l - S t a t e E x p e r i e n c e

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Advertiser Index These advertisers have provided additional support to FMEA

members through membership

in the Corporate and Academic

Partners program and sponsorship of this year’s conference. These

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Conn-Selmer, Inc. DeMoulin Brothers & Company Excelcia Music Publishing

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Florida Gulf Coast University (Bowers School of Music) Florida State University

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Kaleidoscope Adventures, Inc.

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Kent State University School of Music

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North Broward Preparatory School

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Patel Conservatory at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts

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Peripole, Inc.

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Southeastern University

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University of Florida Online MME

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University of Miami – Frost School of Music

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University of South Florida

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Wenger Corporation

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West Music

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President’sMessage Steven N. Kelly, PhD President, Florida Music Education Association

It’s Time Once Again to Celebrate

W

elcome to the 2021 FMEA Virtual Professional

focusing on multicultural music and diversity. These

been a greater need to celebrate than now. Despite so

and wellness and social and emotional learning.

Development Conference! There has never

many challenges, Florida music teachers have kept

music in music education. While much has changed, you will see that much remains the same. I am excited

you have joined us and hope this conference will be as memorable as all of the past FMEA conferences you have attended.

sessions will include timely topics regarding health

Congratulations to Dr. Shelby Chipman on this outstanding preconference. Wednesday night will include two concert hours (7:00 pm and 8:00 pm) fea-

turing ensembles selected for the President’s Concert, Concert Hour, and Mini-Concerts.

Thursday at 5:00 pm will be our First General

We have reimagined our conference for 2021.

Session featuring our keynote speaker Alysia Lee,

9:00 pm, with a Networking Hour for each component

the Arts. Many of you may not know Alysia, but she

The sessions will be each weekday from 5:00 pm to and FMEA committee on Thursday and Friday from 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Then on Saturday we will have a full day of sessions from 8:00 am to 6:30 pm, concluding with our Closing Ceremony. The sessions include

both live sessions and recorded on-demand sessions.

who is a citizen artist for the Kennedy Center for

will bring powerful energy and a message that will resonate with everyone. The Florida State University

Singers directed by Dr. Kevin Fenton will also perform at this session.

The always incredible Dr. Judy Bowers is the

All sessions will be recorded and archived so that every

keynote speaker for the Second General Session at

like through June 1, 2021. Furthermore, the Exhibits

will also be held during this session, which provides

registrant can return and view them as often as they will be open all day Wednesday through Saturday. You will be amazed at the exhibit experience!

Additionally, I am happy that our all-state students

will be recognized and have so many unique oppor-

5:00 pm on Friday. Our annual awards presentation a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the accomplish-

ments of many outstanding music educators, school programs, and administrators.

So much planning and preparation have gone

tunities. We have expanded our all-state experiences

into this experience. I want to thank John Southall

talented students. These sessions will go beyond our

endless hours of work. The work done by the mighty

to include more than 100 sessions devoted just to these traditional conference dates. Most of our groups will have master classes and conversations that kick off on Saturday, January 16, and these experiences will

continue with additional offerings on the following

two Saturdays, January 23 and 30. Teachers are also welcome to attend these sessions. And of course do

not forget about our All-State Guitar Ensemble and

and his Conference Planning Committee for their FMEA staff is invaluable and so often goes unnoticed. Thanks to each of the FMEA components, the FMEA Board of Directors, and the Executive Committee for

their work and organization. Finally, a huge thank you to the many volunteers for their commitment to our success.

Our format may have changed, but the experiences

the new All-State Popular Music Collective.

will remain the same. There will be so many opportu-

for everyone. We begin the conference Wednesday

and renew a sense of purpose. So much to experience,

So much awaits you, and I believe there is something

afternoon at 5:00 pm with the FMEA Preconference

Music Excellence: Past, Present, & Future!

nities to reconnect, meet new friends, hear new ideas, so much to celebrate! Enjoy! Sincerely,

Steven N. Kelly, PhD, President

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ExecutiveDirector’sNotes Kathleen D. Sanz, PhD Executive Director, Florida Music Education Association

Celebrating 77 Years Welcome to the Conference!

W

elcome to the 77th annual Florida Music

Education Association (FMEA) Professional

Development Conference and All-State Experience ‌ and the first-ever FMEA virtual conference. As

Association, and Florida Vocal Association. Please be sure to thank the boards of directors of these associations.

We know that many of our all-state students are

we are all aware, 2020 provided many challenges,

disappointed they will not have the opportunity

Board of Directors is excited you have planned to

board has provided an alternative to face-to-face

which certainly is an understatement. The FMEA join us in this new virtual endeavor.

The conference theme, Celebrating Music

Excellence: Past, Present, & Future, encourages music educators to look at our past and the present,

and to look forward to the future with foresight.

There are more than 120 sessions including 70-plus live/semi-live sessions and on-demand sessions. They will be recorded and will be available until

June 1, 2021, providing an opportunity for teachers

to extend their professional development through-

out the spring and to experience the numerous sessions presented.

There will be 45-plus booths in the virtual

Exhibition Hall, where you can visit and chat with

to rehearse and perform in person, but the FMEA

The FMEA Virtual Professional Development

planning effort by FMEA, Florida Bandmasters Association, Florida College Music Educators

Association, Florida NAfME Collegiate, Florida Elementary Music Educators Association, Florida

Music Supervision Association, Florida Orchestra

comprehensive

music education in all Florida schools.

than 100 sessions designed to help move their music education forward. While we will not be able to have

every all-state ensemble perform, we are providing enriching experiences developed by the component organizations that will take place on January 15, 16, 23, and 30.

The All-State Guitar Ensemble and the newly

created All-State Popular Music Collective will

rehearse and prepare for virtual concerts during the conference.

Our annual conference is the result of the efforts

on behalf of the association. The FMEA Executive

Conference and All-State Experience is a joint

promote quality,

allow secondary students to participate in more

nity to interact with corporate and college/universithem and support our amazing vendor colleagues.

Association is to

students and teachers. The All-State Experience will

of many volunteers. Members of the FMEA Board

ty representatives in their virtual booths. Please join

of the Florida

Music Education

events to protect the safety and well-being of our

exhibitors to help you with equipment and material needs for your students. You will have the opportu-

The mission

of Directors spend many volunteer hours working Committee deserves special recognition. Please

take the time to thank Dr. Steven Kelly, president; Dr. Shelby Chipman, president-elect; Dr. Kenneth Williams, past president; and Dr. John K. Southall, conference chairman, who worked tirelessly to make this conference successful.

We are so glad you are here to celebrate with

FMEA in our 77th conference year. Enjoy the sessions and reconnect with colleagues.

Kathleen D. Sanz, PhD, Executive Director Florida Music Education Association

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ConferencePlanningCommittee John K. Southall, PhD Chairman, Conference Planning Committee

Welcome to the 2021 FMEA Virtual Professional Development Conference!

G

reetings! The planning process for each FMEA conference begins immediately following the previous

conference, and for almost an entire year, many individuals are involved in planning, organizing, and

implementing what will prove to be a most comprehensive professional development conference.

In the planning process, the FMEA staff members, the Conference Planning Committee, and the FMEA

component associations (FBA, FEMEA, FOA, FVA) have been instrumental in creating a foundation of suc-

cess for all conference participants. A large number of volunteers from all component organizations and beyond are also involved in the conference planning and implementation process, and they have spent countless hours working for the benefit of all. I am privileged to have the opportunity to work with so

many outstanding individuals and hope you will join me in letting everyone involved in the planning of

the conference know that we appreciate their hard work and commitment to the advancement of music education!

An exceptional cast of session presenters, performers, and conductors from across the nation will be in

attendance, and a comprehensive schedule of conference activities has been created for the benefit of all. Please plan to attend, learn, and grow professionally from these outstanding individuals.

I wish you all the very best in your conference endeavors and hope you will find your experience reward-

ing, thought-provoking, and inspirational. Have a wonderful time! Sincerely,

John K. Southall, PhD, Chairman

Conference Planning Committee

Florida Music Education Association

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2020-2021 Board of Directors

If you need information about the Florida Music Education Association, please call us at 1-800-301-3632.

Steven N. Kelly, PhD President

Kenneth Williams, PhD Past President

Shelby R. Chipman, PhD President-Elect

Kathleen D. Sanz, PhD FMEA/FSMA Executive Director

Ian Schwindt FBA President

Marc Decker, DMA FCMEA President

Julian Grubb Florida NAfME Collegiate President

Mark A. Belfast, Jr., PhD Florida NAfME Collegiate Advisor

Ernesta Chicklowski FEMEA President

Matthew Davis FOA President

Jason Locker FVA President

Edgar Rubio Member-at-Large

STAFF Kathleen D. Sanz, PhD Executive Director Valeria Anderson, IOM Director of Operations Richard Brown, CAE Director of Finance & Client Relations Josh Bula, PhD Director of Information Technology Jenny Abdelnour Public Affairs & Communications Coordinator Jasmine Van Weelden Marketing & Membership Coordinator

Harry “Skip” Pardee FMSA President

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Committee Chairpersons

Debbie Fahmie Awards

Steven N. Kelly, PhD Budget/Finance, Development

Alice-Ann Darrow, PhD Diverse Learners

Mary Palmer, EdD Emerging Leaders

John K. Southall, PhD Conference Planning

Fred Schiff — Florida Corporate & Academic Partners

David Williams, PhD Contemporary Media

Jeanne W. Reynolds Government Relations

Ex-Officio Members

Bruce J. Green Multicultural Network

Scott Evans Professional Development

Don D. Coffman, PhD Research Valerie Terry FSMA President

Ed Prasse Secondary General Music

Michael Antmann, EdD Student Leadership

D. Gregory Springer, PhD Florida Music Director Editor-in-Chief

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PAST, PRESENT, & FUTURE

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FMEA Preconference Multicultural Music Education Wednesday, January 13, 2021 (5pm-7:20pm)

PAST, PRESENT, & FUTURE

Coordinator: Shelby Chipman; Sponsored by FMEA

Personal Excellence = Teaching Excellence Health and Wellness for Music Teachers

Drawing on the Past to Survive the Present and Guide the Future

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FMEA President’s Concert Wednesday, January 13, 2021 (8pm-9pm) Coordinator: Steven Kelly; Sponsored by FMEA Fleming Island High School Wind Ensemble Directors: James Bruce, Alexander Buck, Mara Rose The Fleming Island High School Wind Ensemble is the top performing ensemble at Fleming Island High School and is primarily under the direction of Mara Rose. The Fleming Island

High School Wind Ensemble has received the Otto J. Kraushaar Award, given to bands that receive a superior in marching, district concert assessment, and state concert assessment for six of the last eight years. The Fleming Island Wind Ensemble has received a rating of superior at District Concert Festival

since the school opened in 2003. Additionally, the wind ensemble has received a superior

at State Concert Festival nine of the last 10

years. In 2019, Ms. Rose was a recipient of the Andrew J. Crew award, through the

Florida Bandmasters Association, which is given to directors that have received superiors at the state level for five consecutive years.

Fleming Island has traveled and performed

throughout the state of Florida and recently performed in London, England, and in Rome, Italy.

Melbourne High School Chamber Orchestra Director: Michelle Eggen The orchestra at Melbourne High School is a 140+ member program featuring five string orchestra classes, a sympho-

ny orchestra, IB Music, Tri-M Music Honor Society, and Happy Harmonies, an MHS community outreach group.

The MHS Orchestra seeks to create lifelong musicians who respect and care for the world around them while maintaining a high standard of performance. Consistently

earning superior ratings at district and state music performance assessments, “Mel-Hi” Orchestra students are

well-rounded individuals, striving for personal academic achievement while also participating in various sports,

clubs, and activities on-and off-campus. The orchestra director is Michelle Eggen, cellist and graduate of Florida State University (BME, MME), and the string consultant

is Gary Mousseau, bassist and graduate of University of South Florida (BME).

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General Sessions FMEA

FIRST GENERAL SESSION

Thursday, January 14, 2021 (5pm-5:50pm) Presenters: Steven Kelly, Alysia Lee, Mackie Spradley, Kevin Fenton Coordinator: Melissa Nelson Sponsored by FMEA NAfME Presentation:

Dr. Mackie Spradley, NAfME president, will address conference attendees.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS:

Music Educator as Citizen Artist Keynote speaker Alysia Lee is a musi-

cian, music educator, teaching artist, arts administrator, and arts advocate. Her

unique perspective of the arts ecosys-

tem and her passion for advancing justice remain central to her work. In this keynote address, Ms. Lee will share her experience applying great advice from visual artist

Michael Bell to “create a direct line from you to your art� to her work with students, families, institutions, and communities.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION:

Remembering Byron and Bobbie Smith

MUSICAL PERFORMANCE:

The FSU University Singers, under the direction of Dr. Kevin Fenton,

Dr. Michael Hanawalt, and

Dr. Kari Adams, will perform.

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General Sessions FMEA

SECOND GENERAL SESSION

Friday, January 15, 2021 (5pm-5:45pm)

Presenters: Steven Kelly, Sonja Williams, Debbie Fahmie, Judy Bowers Coordinator: Melissa Nelson Sponsored by FMEA

SDNAFME PRESENTATION:

Mrs. Sonja Williams, president,

Southern Division NAfME,

will address conference attendees.

FMEA AWARDS PRESENTATION:

Ms. Debbie Fahmie, FMEA awards chairwoman, will present the 2021 FMEA Awards. KEYNOTE ADDRESS:

Professional Evolution: Learn From an Ant Bed Whether personal or professional, change is seldom easy, and living/working through

a national health crisis has forced schools to change far beyond normal expectations. Dr. Judy Bowers, professor emerita in the College of Music at Florida State University and the Emy-Lou Biedenharn endowed chair in music at the University of Louisiana Monroe,

will examine opportunities for positive professional evolution that can arise from identify-

ing current emergency tactics that may still have value when traditional music programs return.

FMEA VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

CLOSING CEREMONY

Saturday, January 16, 2021 (5pm-6pm)

Presenters: Steven Kelly, Kenneth Williams, Shelby Chipman, Kathleen Sanz, John Southall Sponsored by FMEA The closing ceremony will include tribute to all Florida music educators.

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FMEA Mini-Concert Hour

H. B. Plant High School Jazz Ensemble Director: Brian Dell The band program at H. B. Plant High School in Tampa provides a myriad of experiences in the performing arts for its students. Performing ensembles include the nationally acclaimed wind ensemble, symphonic band, campus band, jazz band, chamber

ensembles, indoor percussion, football band, and competitive

marching band. The jazz band has consistently earned superior

ratings at both the district and state levels of the FBA jazz MPA. Ensemble performances include the 2019 Essentially Ellington Regional in Orlando and the 2018 demo ensemble for the FMEA Professional Development Conference in Tampa. The H. B.

Plant Jazz Band was named a 2019 National Jazz Band Honors

Commended Winner and 2018 National Jazz Band Honors

Winner through the Foundation of Music Education Mark of Excellence. Members consistently represent Plant High School in the Hillsborough All-County Jazz Band.

Armwood High School Hawk Jazz Ensemble Director: Bradley Esau

Fellsmere Elementary Ukulele Club Director: Sara DiPardo Based in Indian River County, the Fellsmere Elementary Ukulele

Club was founded in 2018 by director Sara DiPardo. Fellsmere Elementary is a long-time Title I school with a high Hispanic

population (84%). Most students come from Mexico, Honduras,

or Guatemala. Even though these students come from Hispanic countries, they do not know many Latin folksongs. The primary goal in Ukulele Club is to learn folksongs from other Latin countries while incorporating ukulele as well. The funding for the

club’s ukuleles was made possible by generous local donations.

The Ukulele Club meets twice a week in the morning before school and is composed of students in third, fourth, and fifth

grades. Students use a school-owned ukulele or purchase their own. The Ukulele Club performs at the school board meeting

during Hispanic Heritage Month, at the local Fellsmere Frog Leg Festival, at the Holiday Cheer Tour around the campus, and at the Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital.

After being dormant for five years, the jazz ensemble at Armwood

High School was restarted in fall 2018. Initially started as an afterschool activity, it became a class

during the school day this past

school year. The performance level

has been high, and the ensemble is the on-call ensemble for various events on campus and in the community.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2021 (7pm-8pm) Coordinator: Shelby Chipman Sponsored by FMEA

chosen for this high honor. Every member takes part in the FVA

Solo & Ensemble Vocal Festival where they receive superior ratings in various categories. At the Choral MPA Festival, they

have received straight superiors for the last three years. These students love to sing and realize how important being a part of a choir is. It develops self-esteem, confidence, and the ability

to communicate with each other. There is an elevated sense of

achievement during the rehearsal process when harmonies and the music come together. They truly become a family through Lake Nona High School Symphonic Orchestra

song.

Director: Vincent Conrod The Lake Nona High School Symphonic Orchestra program

consists of 22 students in grades 9-12. The goal of the LNHS Orchestra program is to provide students with as much exposure to standard orchestral literature as possible, with the philos-

ophy that while most students will not pursue a career in music, all students can gain an appreciation and knowledge of music

that will remain with them throughout their lives. The LNHS

Orchestra program seeks to provide as complete an educational

experience as possible to all students, and regularly hosts events geared toward the success of LNHS orchestra students and students in the surrounding schools.

Woodrow Wilson Middle School Jazz Band Director: Jeff Cayer Wilson has historically enjoyed a strong performing arts depart-

ment. The first class play was performed in Wilson’s auditorium in 1925. Traditionally, the performing arts have also included

an orchestra and a band. The first stage band, which included

Sol Fleischman on the drums and Morris Acton on the piano, North Fort Myers Academy Chamber Choir Director: Stacy McDonald The North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts Chamber Choir was formed four years ago under the direction of Stacy McDonald. It is an auditioned choir and has gone from strength to strength

since its conception. The middle school choir takes part in school

concerts and events and is seen throughout the community, especially during Christmas time spreading holiday cheer. They

perform for district school board meetings and the Lee County Sounds of the Season video. They represent the school at the SFR

performed for the students on a regular basis. This stage band

originated in the 1920s and then reunited to entertain once more

at the 50th anniversary celebration for Wilson. One former band

director, Warrend Frederick, served Wilson from 1953 to 1978. During his time at Wilson he composed the Wilson Pep Song, which was sung at athletic events and pep rallies. Through the years, the band and the orchestra have won many awards,

always reputed to be of superior achievement. Wilson Middle

School regularly is recognized by FMEA for the high percentage of students enrolled in the music program.

airport, take part in the River District Arts Walk, and perform with the Spirit of the Gulf barbershop chorus. Students in this group are excited by choral music and work hard to be selected

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History of the FMEA Professional Development Conference and Presidents With grateful appreciation, the Florida Music Education Association recognizes the history of this annual professional development conference and the chronology of its outstanding leadership. President

Year

Conference Site

Mary J. Palmer

1982 1983

Daytona Beach Jacksonville

Tampa

John R. DeYoung

1984 1985

Daytona Beach Tampa

1950 & 1951

Tampa

Raymond Kickliter

1986 & 1987

Tampa

Al G. Wright

1952 & 1953

Tampa

Shelby R. Fullerton

1988 & 1989

Tampa

Harry McComb

1954 & 1955

Tampa

A. Byron Smith

1990 & 1991

Tampa

Frances Deen

1956 & 1957

Tampa

Bobby L. Adams

1992 & 1993

Tampa

Howard Swyers

1958 & 1959

Tampa

Andre Arrouet

1994 & 1995

Tampa

Alton L. Rine

1960 & 1961

Tampa

Russell L. Robinson

1996 & 1997

Tampa

Roy V. Wood

1962

Miami

Kathleen D. Sanz

1998 & 1999

Tampa

Roy V. Wood

1963

Daytona Beach

Phillip D. Wharton

2000 & 2001

Tampa

Reid Poole

1964

Daytona Beach

Carolyn C. Minear

2002 & 2003

Tampa

Reid Poole

1965

Jacksonville

Frank R. Howes

2004 & 2005

Tampa

Pauline Heft

1966 & 1967

Tampa

Lucinda G. Balistreri

2006 & 2007

Tampa

William Ledue

1968 & 1969

Daytona Beach

Jeanne Reynolds

2008 & 2009

Tampa

Charles Quarmby

1970 & 1971

Daytona Beach

Joseph Luechauer

2010 & 2011

Tampa

Peggy Joyce Barber

1972

Daytona Beach

Sheila King

2012 & 2013

Tampa

Peggy Joyce Barber

1973

Gainesville

Beth Ann Cummings

2014 & 2015

Tampa

William P. Foster

1974 & 1975

Daytona Beach

John K. Southall

2016 & 2017

Tampa

Andrew Wright

1976 & 1977

Orlando

Kenneth Williams

2018 & 2019

Tampa

F. Lewis Jones

1978 & 1979

Orlando & Tampa

Alice S. Fague

1980 1981

Tampa Daytona Beach

Steven N. Kelly

2020 2021

Tampa Virtual Conference

President

Year

Conference Site

Otto Kraushaar

1944-1947

Tampa

Fred McCall

1948

Tampa

Otto Kraushaar

1949

Wallace P. Gause

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PAST, PRESENT, & FUTURE

2021 FMEA Virtual Professional Development

Schedule of Events So much awaits you on the following pages. We believe there is something for everyone. Although the format has morphed, the content remains captivating, educational, and inspiring.

Schedule Overview Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Friday, January 15, 2021

5pm-8pm: Preconference: Health & Wellness for Music Educators (no additional charge this year)

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8pm:

9pm:

President’s Concert

Thursday, January 14, 2021 5pm:

6pm-9pm: Several Tracks of Live Webinars and Virtual Exhibits Virtual Networking/Social Events

Saturday, January 16, 2021

General Session

6pm-9pm: Several Tracks of Live Webinars and Virtual Exhibits 9pm:

General Session

Virtual Networking/Social Events

9am-5pm: Several Tracks of Live Webinars and Virtual Exhibits 5pm-6pm: Closing Ceremony

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Schedule of Events ON-DEMAND Do the Hustle: Using Concurrent Instruction to Expedite Student Learning and Make Rehearsals Engaging, Motivating, and More Efficient Sponsored by FVA

Presenter: Adam Zrust

Time is a precious commodity, and most teachers would agree there is generally not enough of it. Testing procedures, inclement weather, in-school functions, etc., often hamstring educators from meeting personalized performance standards with student ensembles. “If only I had more time” is a common catchphrase shared among educators, music or otherwise. This session will offer time management solutions with respect to lesson planning and content delivery, and will demonstrate how concurrent instructional techniques (i.e., “hustles,” cues, reminders) can be used to help expedite student learning and save valuable time in rehearsal. Keywords: direct instruction, concurrent instruction, pacing, classroom management, efficiency.

A Celebration of Latin America’s African Heritage Sponsored by FMEA

Presenter: Vimari Colón-León

The presence of African heritage in Latin American culture is visible in the arts and music of many regions. This presence is so fundamental that Latin American music would not be as we know it today without it. The rich musical heritage that African descendants carried with them was part of the foundation of a new musical culture that mixed African traditions with those of Europe and the Americas. In this session, participants will get practical ideas on how to showcase the interconnection between African and Latin American musical traditions. Through singing, drumming, and dancing, attendees will discover ways in which Afro-Latin American music can be used to encourage collaboration, creativity, and musicianship.

A Practical Score Study Guide to Drive Your Weekly Lessons Sponsored by FBA

Presenter: Douglas Phillips Coordinator: Charles Watford

Effective score study for the busy band director—presented by Phi Beta Mu.

Accommodations! Using Your Creativity to Include All Learners Sponsored by FOA

Presenter: Vivian Gonzalez

In this session participants will learn how to get creative with regular classroom items to create appropriate accommodations to help their special learners access their lessons. A general overview of federal laws, Universal Design, and common teacher concerns will also be addressed. Get ready to have some fun while providing access to all your students!

CONCERT All-State Popular Music Collective Sponsored by FMEA

Coordinator: David Williams

The Popular Music Collective consists of students in grades 9-12, who auditioned in the following categories: DJ, rapper/hip-hop artist, vocalist, guitarist, bass guitarist, keyboardist, drummer, and other instruments. The Collective focuses on and performs mostly original music created by the students, and it uses a learner-centered pedagogical approach where the students have significant autonomy over the choice of literature performed.

And Still They Rise: Exploring and Advocating for Choral Music by Black Women Composers Sponsored by FMEA

Presenter: Khyle Wooten

There has been significant advancement in the academic study of choral and orchestral concert music of composers of African descent, but compositions by women composers of African descent have received far less attention. Many of these composers were unable to have their works published or performed, thus creating a considerable void. This presentation will explore select choral repertoire of Black women composers for choirs of various voicings and abilities, engage attendees in singing this diverse music, provide new repertoire resources for conductors and teachers, and ultimately increase awareness of the choral works of this underrepresented group of composers.

Avoiding Autopilot: Embracing Surprises in Conducting and Teaching Sponsored by FVA

Presenter: Elizabeth Hearn

Have you ever arrived at a destination only to realize that you can’t recall how you got there? Or perhaps you failed to enjoy and experience the scenery on your journey? Autopilot mode threatens artistry and productivity in our choral classrooms and in our profession. The danger of this mode is that we teach and conduct without intention or reflection, missing opportunities to embrace surprises along the way. This session will explore practical strategies that will empower teachers and conductors to identify and switch off autopilot mode for themselves and their students. COVID-19 was an unprecedented surprise that shook the music education profession, forcing us out of autopilot mode and into survival mode. What did we learn? What surprises have music educators missed as a result of being in autopilot mode, in doing things the way they’ve always been done? A time of discussion will explore ideas for avoiding the pitfalls of perpetual autopilot mode as a profession and in our classrooms.

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On-Demand Building Beautiful Voices: Tools and Principles Sponsored by FMEA

Presenters: Frank Eychaner, John Petzet

Dr. Eychaner and Dr. Petzet will detail dozens of specific tools, exercises, and rehearsal techniques that every choral director and voice teacher can use to build the technique of singers. Utilizing a practical approach, this active session will engage participants in actively demonstrating and practicing the techniques. Participants will leave the session with a generous resource packet of exercises and detailed descriptions of how they can be applied to accomplish specific pedagogical goals. Topics to be addressed include: getting and keeping singers’ attention, physical preparation and posture, breath management, onsets and releases, freedom of articulators, common problems and practical solutions, and much, much more.

Can I or Can’t I? Copyright Basics for Music Educators Sponsored by FMEA

Presenter: Marshall Haning

Copyright is a topic that has long been of interest to music educators. Copyright laws and regulations are complex, and many teachers mistakenly assume that any use of copyrighted material is permissible as long as it takes place in a school. With the increased use of technology, and especially with the current turn toward distance learning, a clear understanding of copyright and fair use regulations has become even more important to help music educators avoid challenges resulting from copyright enforcement. In this session, attendees will discuss basic principles and guidance related to copyright in the music classroom. Topics will include a brief history of copyright law, current copyright regulations, and governmental guidance regarding specific practices that music teachers may and may not engage in. Special attention will be given to copyright issues related to technology and/or distance learning environments.

Choral Warm-Ups Using Dalcroze Eurhythmics Sponsored by FMEA

Presenter: Marla Butke

This session will demonstrate a variety of warm-ups for the choral classroom utilizing meaningful movement based on the Dalcroze philosophy. Specifically, warm-ups to increase focus; exercises for breathing, range extension, and part-singing; and scale/solfège activities will be experienced. The goal is to add another element to traditional warm-ups to enhance concentration, to provide variety, and to increase musicality through kinesthetic means.

Classroom Management in Ensemble Rehearsals—It’s All About Our Preparation Sponsored by FMEA

Presenter: John Lychner

Classroom management is not only about what happens during the class or rehearsal. As with most things, what happens outside of the class or rehearsal time plays a major role in the flow as well as the academic and artistic outcomes of a rehearsal. This interactive session will explore how choices we make affect classroom/rehearsal management, including choices like what music will be performed, the setup or placement of the performers, what procedures will become habits, and many more. Research-based suggestions for successfully navigating the variety of choices discussed will be provided.

CONCERT FSU University Singers Sponsored by FMEA

Directors: Kari Adams, Kevin Fenton, Michael Hanawalt Coordinator: Steven Kelly

University Singers, founded in 1948 by Dr. Wiley Housewright, is the premier undergraduate touring choir at Florida State University. The auditioned choir consists of students majoring in music and other degree programs. During its rich history, University Singers has performed with remarkable musicians Simon Halsey, Krzysztof Penderecki, Bobby McFerrin, and Sir David Willcocks. Additionally, University Singers has been invited to perform at national and regional conventions of the College Music Society and the American Choral Directors Association, including performances at national conventions in 2007 and 2013.

Creating a TraumaInvested Elementary General Music Classroom: Practical Strategies for Elementary General Music Educators Sponsored by FMEA

Presenter: Melissa Lloyd

Childhood trauma is a pervasive phenomenon among American youth, with lifelong implications for an individual’s physiological, behavioral, social, and emotional well-being. Children who suffer childhood trauma often experience difficulties expressing, sharing, and regulating their emotions in traditional classroom settings, particularly when they are under the tutelage of educators who are unaware of trauma symptomology. Souers and Hall (2019) noted that while many schools, districts, and states have claimed to be trauma-informed, there is a distinct difference between being trauma-informed and trauma-invested. In a trauma-invested classroom, educators are committed to cultivating a safe and nurturing learning environment to foster student achievement (Souers & Hall, 2019). The purpose of this session is to provide elementary general music educators with practical strategies for creating a trauma-invested elementary general music classroom. Techniques regarding classroom setup, management, and instructional approaches will be addressed.

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Diversifying the Traditional Music Program: Future Trends Sponsored by FMEA

Presenter: Jason Stahl

As funding and participation in the arts continue to dwindle, the future of many music programs can benefit from an inclusive approach that blends orchestra, wind band, jazz ensembles, pop/rock groups, choir, and world music ensembles into one setting. A diverse approach can significantly increase enrollment, garner buy-in from the student body, and provide a rich and versatile music education for students at all levels of development. This hybrid model is a reflection of our current global culture, which allows traditional and nontraditional school musicians (like pianists, guitarists, ukulele players, etc.) the opportunity to play and perform together. Mr. Stahl will share tested examples of how this approach can develop performance versatility, theory application, and opportunities for student composition/arranging. Discussions will also include how to establish an advanced program for career-bound, upper-echelon students.

Elementary Essentials for Exceptionalities Sponsored by FMEA

Presenter: Christine Lapka

Several years ago, I began early childhood and elementary field experiences with students who have a range of abilities. I will share experiences and materials that work for the students with exceptionalities (autism spectrum disorder, sensory processing disorder, and communication disorders). After we establish goals and activities that work for students with disabilities, we will then determine how to challenge students who are typical. In the end, we will have plans that will reach a broad range of abilities and learners—differentiated instruction.

Empowering Your Young Female Students: Who Runs the World, Girls Sponsored by FMEA

Presenters: Stephanie DeLuca, Faith Hall, Devan Moore, Victoria Warnet

As our society moves toward the elimination of inequality, we need to do our part in music education to support our young female students and set them up for a successful and rewarding life. This session welcomes teachers of any gender and will focus on how to empower the young female students in your music classes. Some of the topics discussed in this session will include classroom inclusion, eliminating instrument stereotypes, the social factors of teens, leadership roles for students, and how to be your best self and act as a role model for your students. There will be a panel discussion where we discuss powerful experiences that impacted us as young female music students. The session will close with a question and answer session with the panel. Participants will leave with techniques that can be easily implemented in their classrooms to create a more supportive environment for all of their students.

Engaging Non-Rehearsal Activities for the Choral Classroom Sponsored by FMEA

Presenter: Carlton Kilpatrick

Many directors find themselves focusing on preparing for performances while other musical and educational goals fall by the wayside. Music literacy skills, dictation, composition, improvisation, listening skills, music history, music terminology, and more can all be incorporated into established routines and will enrich your students’ musical experience. This session will demonstrate a variety of activities, many implementing technology, that will engage students. The skills developed by these standards-based activities can deepen understanding of repertoire and relate directly to musicianship goals. Examining intersections between choral music and other curricular subjects can create lasting cognitive connections for students. Participants will receive materials they can put into place immediately in their classrooms and that work well with substitute teachers and student leaders.

Fleming, Didonato, and Hampson: YouTube Master Classes to Improve the Sound of Your Choir Sponsored by FMEA

Presenter: Austin Thorpe

As choral conductors, we often look up choirs on YouTube to find new repertoire and to be inspired by choirs we admire. Do we also spend time discovering the best singing practices? Do we continue searching for those tips and devices that will breed stunning vocal success for our ensembles? This session will examine master classes presented by Renée Fleming, Joyce Didonato, and Thomas Hampson, and how their artistically based pedagogy can be implemented in the choral warm-up and rehearsal to improve the sound of our choirs.

FMEA PRODUCT SHOWCASE Invaluable Basics for the Beginning Band Director; Honing Your Skills for the Veteran Sponsored by Ed Sueta Music Publications

Presenter: Dale Schubert

Dale will present a Band Director’s Resource Manual, which outlines practical techniques for setting optimum embouchure and playing position for all woodwind and brass instruments as well as grip and playing technique for all percussion instruments. Quizzes, assessments, composer biographies, suggested listening, and a historical overview of all music periods aid in complying with national and state standards. Each attendee will receive copies of Premier Performance, which is now on PracticeFirst and SmartMusic. Cloud-based software is ideal for remote learning.

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On-Demand FMEA PRODUCT SHOWCASE Jazz Theory for the Rest of Us Sponsored by Neil Kjos Music Company

Presenter: Dean Sorenson

Jazz has a language all its own, and it is surprisingly similar to what we learned in freshman theory. Different systems of shorthand and performance practice are mysterious to those with limited jazz experience. This session will explain chord symbols and chord/scale relationships in a very logical way that will allow directors to better understand jazz ensemble scores and lead sheets. These concepts can then be immediately applied to rehearsal and performance situations.

FMEA Virtual Awards Ceremony Sponsored by Awards Committee

Coordinator: Debbie Fahmie

This year’s On-Demand Awards Ceremony will put a big spotlight on our awardees as you will have an opportunity to hear from each one of them.

From “Surviving” to “Thriving”: What Your Music Ed Professors Wished You Knew About Your First Years of Teaching Sponsored by FMEA

Presenters: Julia Baumanis, Annalisa Chang, Kenna Veronee

About to head into your student teaching semester? Looking for that first teaching job? Have questions about what you can do to make your new music classroom better? Then this session is for you! Join three music education professors in a panel discussion about your first years of teaching. In our talk, we offer advice on how to not only survive, but THRIVE in your first years of teaching, as well as an open Q&A session for audience members.

From Tech to Tactile (and Vice Versa): Creativity in the Orff Classroom Sponsored by FMEA

Presenters: Sandra Adorno, Candice Davenport Mattio

Technology can provide a plethora of possibilities for authentic musical exploration, learning, and creativity. When used with purposeful intent, technology can enhance and extend tactile music experiences in the classroom. Conversely, technology can provide an exploratory foundation from which tactile experiences can spring forth. In keeping with the spirit of Orff Schulwerk, this presentation will discuss how technology and classroom experiences can complement one another during the creative music-making process and provide strategies for utilizing parameters continued in physical and digital improvisation and composition activities.

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Get to Know the Florida Alliance for Arts Education Sponsored by FMEA

Presenter: Leiland Theriot

The Florida Alliance for Arts Education was founded by Dr. June Hinkley and Dr. Mary Palmer, and has been formally in existence since 1989. The FAAE mission is to improve, enhance, and promote arts education throughout the state of Florida. We believe that the arts are basic to a complete education, are essential to the vitality and quality of life in schools and communities, address both cultural inclusiveness and diversity, are powerful in the education of students with special needs, and have a positive impact on student achievement. In this session you will learn about the history of the organization and its current grant projects and programs, and how to join our ACE Coalitions and advocate with us for arts education.

Hispanic Heritage Month Fiesta En Fuego Sponsored by FMEA

Presenter: Sara Dipardo

Hispanic Heritage Month Party on Fire! celebrations run September 15 through October 15 each year. During this session you will learn strategies for incorporating Latin culture and music into your classroom in innovative ways. Rhythm sticks, exercise balls, ukuleles, ribbons, movement, and tons of Latin percussion will be at the forefront of our lessons. Be ready to get hands on to experience the fun yourself!

Implementing Music Technology in Upper Elementary Grades Sponsored by FMEA

Presenters: Joshua Argueta, Victor Rubio

Do you want to implement music technology emphasizing popular music? By blending general music approaches, students can gain ownership of the procedures necessary to create their music. What if conditions are not ideal (e.g., not enough equipment)? We will show how to utilize limited resources so students receive adequate time on task. Adapting the same lesson plan for different students’ achievement levels can be difficult. We can help you craft and simplify music tech objectives for that purpose. We will also explain how to change pace across the music tech curriculum, taking advantage of other general music activities that can be blended with technology. Developing students’ attitudes, opinions, perspectives, and interests can facilitate their learning. We will show affective objectives and the activities necessary to achieve them. Finally, we will demonstrate the use of evaluation instruments using NAfME’s music technology standards for assessment and refinement of your curriculum.

In This Together: Collaboration Between Music Educators and Music Therapists in Special Music Education Sponsored by FMEA

Presenters: Amalia Allan, Jessica DeKleva

Can music teachers and music therapists benefit from collaboration? YES! Can educational and therapeutic goals be worked on simultaneously? YES! Join us as a music educator and a music therapist, both working within special education, demonstrate how these two professions can work hand in hand in self-contained and inclusive classroom settings. We will review overlapping research between the two fields, our favorite interventions/activities to do with students from the elementary/general to the secondary level (middle and high school), self-contained vs. inclusive music performance, and collaboration between music therapy and music education.

Kinesthetic Tools for Choirs: Movement and Pedagogical Gesture in Rehearsal and Performance Sponsored by FVA

Presenter: Frank Eychaner

In this active session, Dr. Eychaner will explore practical application of the research and psychology of why moving singers are more relaxed, have improved communication with audiences, and report higher levels of enjoyment of their choral experience. Eychaner will share dozens of specific ways that movement can be used in rehearsal and performance to improve technique, understanding of singing principles as well as the experience of audiences. Topics to be explored include movement in warm-ups, pedagogical gestures and why they work, what movements to use and why, being informed by dance, how movement informs tempo and groove as well as common challenges with movement and how these challenges can be overcome. Session participants will receive a generous resource packet of principles, illustrations, and examples.

Let’s Put on a Show! Sponsored by FMEA

Presenter: Suzanne Livesay

Is it time to stage a production or put on a musical revue? Maybe you’ve already produced and are ready to take your productions to the next level. This workshop will provide valuable resources to help you start from scratch or expand your current production capabilities. Get tips and tricks from a fellow music and theater educator on how to utilize budgets from $0 to tens of thousands and maneuver casts from two to 150. Rehearsal plans, schedules, best practices, and the newest resources will be shared.

Navigating Sync and Copyright Law for Virtual Concerts Sponsored by FBA

Presenter: Robert W. Smith

This session addresses the synchronization license, which grants permission to release a copyrighted song in a video format.

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On-Demand Not Just About Slavery: Music for Black History Month Sponsored by FMEA

Presenter: Marco Thomas

Many of our students’ first exposure to Black history is slavery. While it is important to learn, it is not the totality of Black history and culture in America. This session will talk about ragtime, gospel, and the blues, and how they helped shape Black history.

One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Differentiating Instruction in the Elementary Music Classroom Sponsored by Diverse Learners Committee

Presenters: Danielle Hatch, Jessica Niemiec, Brittany Purves

Not all students come to the music classroom with the same abilities. Music activities that allow all students to develop the same understandings and skills are taught with different levels of support, challenge, or complexity. Participants will engage in tiered music activities that are accessible to learners with a range of skills and abilities.

Outreach, Mentoring, Recruitment, and More! Sponsored by FMEA

Presenter: Vivian Gonzalez

Miami Arts Studio 6-12 @ Zelda Glazer is a Title 1 Magnet Arts School that has no direct feeder program. To reach our community, provide our current students with community service and vocational skills, and encourage our high school students to consider music education in college, we created MAS Orchestra Outreach, a free Saturday program where elementary students are paired with trained high school mentors. Learn about how our program is funded, how it works, and how you can replicate it in your community. continued

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Poverty and Gender in the Music Classroom: Moving to Equality Sponsored by FMEA

Presenter: Tiffany Cox

Identifying the intersectionalities of our students helps to provide them with authentic and impactful music education experiences. This session will focus on how gender impacts the experience of students living in poverty and how the band room and director can adapt to the needs of these students.

Promoting Literacy Through Creative Thinking in Beginning Band Sponsored by FMEA

Presenter: Barry Hartz

While educators and employers agree that creative thinking is an essential skill in the 21st century, band directors often worry about having insufficient time to teach technique and music reading. When done well, providing students with opportunities to exercise their musical creativity does not need to detract from traditional skills such as instrument technique and reading notation, but can actually strengthen those skills. This presentation will provide practical and time-efficient strategies for engaging students in improvisation and composition within developmentally appropriate parameters in ways that foster audiation, creative thinking, technique, and music literacy. Participants will learn how to incorporate tonal and rhythm patterns, improvising on defined pitches, improvising antecedents and consequences, composing variations on familiar tunes, and composing harmony parts to familiar songs.

Recruiting and Retaining Middle School Students in Title 1 Music Programs Sponsored by FMEA

Presenter: Samantha Patterson

The vision is clear: Get them in the door, keep them in the classroom, and get them to continue to participate at the next level. This session will focus on procedures, practices, and policies that have proven successful for the presenter for close to a decade for recruiting middle school students into a Title 1 arts program, keeping them involved and interested all three years, building it into a strong arts program, and finally maintaining that involvement as they move into high school. Given the correct mentoring, inspiration, and of course, music selection, any school, regardless of income level, can have a strong arts program. These strategies can be taken by teachers in any stage of their career and easily implemented in time for this year’s round of recruitment.

Rethinking Choir Through Contemporary a Cappella Technology Sponsored by FMEA

Presenter: Jacob Berglin

While the “traditional” choral model of large-scale performance with one director choosing repertoire and leading rehearsal is well-loved and important in many ways, it is sometimes inefficient in times of crisis, and generally poorly suited for skills such as composition/arranging and overall musical independence. In this session, we will examine how using technology and a contemporary a cappella modality can assist directors in being more flexible and in fostering important skills in their singers. Through a participatory model, this session will combine practical information with opportunities for attendees to explore technologies and techniques on their own devices. Attendees should leave the session with immediate, actionable skills that will allow for more creativity and independence (and fun!) in their transforming ensembles.

Setting Music to Video Using GarageBand Sponsored by Contemporary Media Committee

Presenter: Tosh Sargeant

There’s a saying in the film industry, “music tells the audience how to feel.” Apple’s GarageBand can be used to easily add music to video. This session will walk teachers through simple step-bystep instructions on how to add video to a GarageBand project, tips and tricks for creating music for video, and a few project ideas.

Setting Your Students Up for Success: Motivating Your Group Piano Classes With Exciting Repertoire While Establishing Healthy Playing Habits Sponsored by Secondary General Music Committee

Presenter: Diana Dumlavwalla

One of the best ways to motivate your students to develop their skills in group piano classes is to choose repertoire they will enjoy playing. This interactive workshop will discuss how to choose the most appropriate pieces for your students’ individual needs. We will look at a range of effective resources and will explore music that will be accessible and enjoyable to learn. A wide variety of repertoire will be explored including arrangements of the classics, popular music, as well as duets and ensemble music that encourage team work. Additionally, this session will review the fundamentals of healthy piano playing habits that are essential for your students’ success. A generous amount of time will be reserved to answer all your piano questions.

Staying Relevant— New Teaching Pedagogies From and for Our Students Sponsored by FMEA

Presenter: Morgan Luttig

What makes your students tik and tok? Dive into new pedagogies that engage students by meeting them where they are and building on their experiences. Participants will explore the latest apps and technologies that can be used in ensemble rehearsals and music classrooms immediately. This session will explore students’ ever-changing social and cultural world to inform teaching practices that engage diverse learning styles. How can teachers stay relevant in music education? Look first to the students!

Talent Knows No ZIP Code Sponsored by FOA

Presenter: Judith Evans

This session will present strategies that work with all students/programs, but stressing that all schools can develop quality orchestra programs. Too many teachers believe schools with the majority of students from low economic families are not able to develop quality programs.

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On-Demand Teaching Deliberate Practice: The Missing Fundamental Sponsored by FMEA

Presenter: Chris Grifa

Teaching students to practice deliberately requires the deliberate teaching of effective strategies. This session will challenge attendees to view practice as a skill, which can be both practiced and improved. The ideas presented in this session are based on current research on practice and my applications of this research with my students. The focus of this session is to help teachers become more deliberate in teaching their students how to practice effectively. Attendees will learn how to create a process for their students to improve their individual practice and how to allow their students to practice practicing through the use of guided practice during rehearsals. Finally, attendees will be introduced to the “levels of practice,” a research-based method of helping students focus their practice to effectively improve their performance level as well as how this concept can be integrated into rehearsals and music learning.

Teaching Strategies for High School Group Piano Classes Sponsored by FMEA

Presenter: Ricardo Pozenatto

Group piano class is a course where students develop musicianship skills at the keyboard. Additionally, the group piano setting is a great environment where students can develop social skills while sharing music-making. In this session, I will explore the different teaching settings that group piano class enables (pairing, small groups, whole class). Most of these settings are based on the cooperative learning theory, which will be briefly described at the beginning of the session. Following, a series of strategies and activities for the high school level class piano will be shared, providing the class piano teacher with an array of tools in how to approach piano teaching in groups.

Technical Guide to Recording Equipment for Virtual Concert Broadcasts Sponsored by FBA

Presenter: Matthew McCutchen

A panel of experienced directors and audio experts will demonstrate methods of easily recording for broadcast or live-streaming concerts using mobile phones, tablets, or other basic audio equipment you may already have. The panel includes Matt McCutchen, director of bands, USF; Logan Sorey, band director, Sumner High School in Hillsborough County; Trevor Butts, DMA student at LSU; and Matt Baltrucci, assistant professor of commercial music, FAU.

The “A” Word: Meaningful Assessment Strategies for Choral Teachers and Students Sponsored by FMEA

Presenter: Elizabeth Hearn

With increasing pressure to generate individualized student data in our ensembles, the “A” word presents unique challenges, including limitations in rehearsal time, personnel, and resources. The individualized assessment strategies presented in this session are meaningful to students and teachers because they enrich the ensemble experience without taking away from our sacred rehearsal time. These strategies have been used successfully at all levels of choral ensembles, including advanced collegiate choirs. (Yes, the “A” word exists in higher ed, too.) Through demonstration and discussion of best practices, this session will empower choral educators to embrace and value (not dread) the “A” word.

The Fluent Flutist— Pedagogy and Techniques for Teaching Well-Rounded Flute Students Sponsored by FMEA

Presenter: Charlene Cannon

This session will provide participants with the “take-away” of a well-rounded approach to starting, developing, maintaining, and advancing the instruction of their flute students in a band setting. Participants will receive detailed information about how to start flute students (including holding the headjoint and making first sounds and proper instrument assembly, maintenance, and carriage), how to develop flute students (teaching vibrato in the context of the individual flute tone and its contribution to the band sound, and proper articulation techniques/correction of common tone issues), how to maintain flute students (how to encourage listening to good examples of tone and technique, and concepts to consider including sharing stands as well as proper individual/group warm-up ideas), and how to advance flute students (extended techniques for tone development and performance including flutter/double-tonguing, and warm-up techniques like harmonics and singing while playing).

The New American All-Stars: Literacy, Trauma, and Community Music-Making With Refugee Youth Sponsored by Diverse Learners Committee

Presenter: David Knapp Coordinator: Alice-Ann Darrow

The New American All-Stars is a popular music ensemble for newly arrived refugee youth. Pedagogically, the ensemble incorporates the ethnic popular musical interests of the refugee youth. Learning experiences are constructed around critical literacy skills while allowing members to address trauma and prior experiences. Additionally, the band is designed to support members’ self-efficacy and group affiliation, leading to improved outcomes in members acclimating to their new home.

What to Grade, What Not to Grade, and How to Grade It: Best Practices in Grading Grounded in a Standards-Based Grading Philosophy Sponsored by FMEA

Presenter: Jamie Burg

Grading in a performing arts classroom can be tough. Grades are important because they give value to our class, but too often they don’t accurately reflect what a student knows and what he or she can do. This session will guide you toward creating quality assessments and will offer a quick and easy guide on what to grade, and how to grade it, so that your assessments are meaningful and accurately communicate to all stakeholders. Standards-based and competencybased grading practices will be the foundation for this work. continued

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What You Wish You Had Learned in College: Put the Oxygen Mask on Yourself Before Putting It on Others Sponsored by FMEA

Presenter: Crystal Berner

Tried and true reflections of the “taboo” topics that may not have been sufficiently addressed in college, such as making self-care a priority, behavior management plan development in the first year of teaching, grades and documenting the student-process of learning, dealing with parents professionally, teaching creatively by relinquishing “control,” keeping your passion for music alive in performing ensembles, understanding that time/resources ARE limited, the importance of building bridges in the first five years, and what should go in your “I quit” box. These and other topics will be addressed in this high audience participation required session.

Yin and Yang in Music Teaching and Learning: A Way to Approach Balance Sponsored by FMEA

Presenter: Victor Fung

Both the concept of yin and yang and the practice of music teaching and learning have a long history. Is there, and should there be, a connection? If so, how? The presenter explains the essence of yin and yang in terms of energy transmission, continuum, nonjudgmental nature, indexicality, complementarity, concomitance, and forward moving. While the concept of yin and yang has inspired philosophers and scholars for millennia and has spread throughout the world, it can be manifested in contemporary practices in music education and can benefit music teachers and learners. The presenter offers a framework for balance in the process of music teaching and learning. Considerations include the nature of the music involved, the roles of the teacher and the learner, the energy level of the activities, and the familiarity level of the musical experiences. Balance could be achieved through a network of yins and yangs in the short and long terms.

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Schedule of Events FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 2021 6pm-7pm

FBA Adjudication: Virtual Adjudication Primer Workshop Sponsored by FBA

Presenters: Josh Bula, Jon Sever Coordinator: Richard Davenport

Workshop for all FBA adjudicators to introduce the virtual platform and technical instruction for effective virtual evaluation of MPA events.

7pm-8pm

FBA Adjudication Workshop: Virtual Solo & Ensemble (Session A) Sponsored by FBA

Presenter: Jon Sever Coordinator: Richard Davenport

FBA Adjudication Workshop that will address procedures for adjudicating virtual solo & ensemble performances.

8pm-9pm

FBA Adjudication Workshop: Virtual Concert Band (Session A) Sponsored by FBA

Presenter: Jon Sever Coordinator: Richard Davenport

FBA Adjudication Workshop that will address procedures for adjudicating virtual concert band MPA performances.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 9, 2021 10am-11:45am

FBA General Business Meeting Sponsored by FBA

Presenter: Ian Schwindt Coordinator: Ian Schwindt

1pm-2pm

FBA Adjudication Workshop: Virtual Concert Band (Session B) Sponsored by FBA

Presenter: Jon Sever Coordinator: Richard Davenport

FBA Adjudication Workshop that will address procedures for adjudicating virtual concert band MPA performances.

1pm-2pm

FBA Adjudication Workshop: Virtual Solo & Ensemble (Session B) Sponsored by FBA

Presenter: Jon Sever Coordinator: Richard Davenport

FBA Adjudication Workshop that will address procedures for adjudicating virtual solo & ensemble performances.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2021 FMEA PRECONFERENCE: Multicultural Music Education 5pm-5:10pm

OPENING SESSION Multicultural Music Education Sponsored by FMEA

Presenter: Shelby Chipman Coordinator: Shelby Chipman

Welcome by Dr. Steven Kelly and Dr. Shelby Chipman.

5:15pm-5:50pm

SESSION 1 Personal Excellence = Teaching Excellence Health and Wellness for Music Teachers Sponsored by FMEA

Presenter: Karen Dillard Coordinator: Shelby Chipman

The importance of health and wellness continues to be a concern in our society. This session will provide a summary of life transformation stories, both physical and mental. Additional discussion will include the importance of self-care through the topics of nutrition, exercise, sleep, and how it ties into our role as happy, successful teachers. Ultimately, better health is central to human happiness and well-being, and in the world of music, more sharing of musical expression.

5:55pm-6:35pm

SESSION 2 Social Emotional Learning Strategies in a Hybrid World! Sponsored by FMEA

Presenters: Bryan Munera, Angela Pagunsan, Amy Wacksman Coordinator: Shelby Chipman

Learn from instrumental music educators experiencing reallife challenges in a hybrid world. During this session, Bryan Munera, Amy Wacksman, and Angela Pagunsan will share their experiences rehearsing their ensembles in a hybrid setting. These middle school directors will share information about specific programs and equipment they are using to assist them while teaching multiple modalities at the same time. A key feature of this session is the incorporation of Social Emotional Learning strategies into the hybrid classroom designed to engage both virtual and face-to-face students. There will be time for questions at the end of the session by utilizing the chat feature. You won’t want to miss this!

6:40pm-7:20pm

SESSION 3 Drawing on the Past to Survive the Present and Guide the Future Sponsored by FMEA

Presenter: Alice-Ann Darrow Coordinator: Shelby Chipman

Many young music educators have little idea of what public schools were like before some of our greatest landmark legislation. The purpose of this session is to provide a music educator’s personal reflections on the educational changes these legislative events set forth and to describe how this history can provide strength for today and guidance for the future.

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We are with you, and together we can and will do better to end discrimination while advocating for equality.

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Schedule of Events WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2021 6pm-8pm

All-State Guitar Ensemble - Virtual Rehearsal Sponsored by Secondary General Music Committee

Coordinator: Edward Prasse

7pm-8pm

FMEA MINI-CONCERT HOUR H. B. Plant High School Jazz Ensemble; Director: Brian Dell Armwood High School Hawk Jazz Ensemble; Director: Bradley Esau Fellsmere Elementary Ukulele Club; Director: Sara DiPardo Lake Nona High School Symphonic Orchestra; Director: Vincent Conrod North Fort Myers Academy Chamber Choir; Director: Stacy McDonald Woodrow Wilson Middle School Jazz Band; Director: Jeff Cayer Sponsored by FMEA

Coordinator: Shelby Chipman

8pm-9pm

FMEA PRESIDENT’S CONCERT Fleming Island High School Wind Ensemble; Directors: James Bruce, Alexander Buck, Mara Rose Melbourne High School Chamber Orchestra; Director: Michelle Eggen Sponsored by FMEA

Coordinator: Steven Kelly

9pm-9:45pm

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Thursday, January 14, 2021 THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 2021 5pm-5:50pm

FMEA FIRST GENERAL SESSION Sponsored by FMEA

Presenters: Steven Kelly, Alysia Lee, Mackie Spradley, Kevin Fenton, Michael Hanawalt, Kari Adams Coordinator: Melissa Nelson

The FMEA First General Session will be presided by FMEA President Steven Kelly, PhD, and will feature a keynote address by musician, music educator, teaching artist, arts administrator, and arts advocate Alysia Lee. In addition, there will be a special presentation honoring Byron and Bobbie Smith, NAfME President Mackie Spradley, PhD, will make an address, and the FSU University Singers, under the direction of Dr. Kevin Fenton, Dr. Michael Hanawalt, and Dr. Kari Adams will perform.

6pm-8pm

All-State Guitar Ensemble — Virtual Rehearsal

Coordinator: Edward Prasse

Sponsored by Secondary General Music Committee

6pm-6:45pm

Effects of ConductingGesture Instruction on Eighth-Grade String Orchestra Students Performance and Response to Conducting Emblems Sponsored by Research Committee

Presenter: Charles Patterson Coordinator: Don Coffman

This study is an investigation of the effects of short-term conducting-gesture instruction on eighth-grade string orchestra students. Comparison was done between conducting-based instruction and modeling-based instruction. Participants were 31 eighth-grade string orchestra students. During five consecutive days, experimental-group subjects (n = 14) received instruction designed to improve recognition and response to conducting gestures. The control group (n = 17) participated in modeling-based instruction of the same musical techniques targeting the conducting gestures (without any conducting explanation). The study used two measures of conducting-gesture recognition: (1) a written examination; and (2) an individual performance examination.

6pm-6:45pm

First, We Sing! Little Songs and Games for Reading, Writing, and More Sponsored by FEMEA

Presenter: Susan Brumfield Coordinator: Luis Rios

Readiness for music reading and writing begins early, through listening, singing, moving, and playing games. The musical development that happens in these early years paves the way for older learners to acquire musical literacy by working through developmentally sequenced steps. Dr. Susan Brumfield has worked extensively in the choosing, transcription, and annotation of songs and rhymes that are just right for singing, playing, reading, and writing in grades K-2. In this session, she will present teaching activities, singing games, and new ways to incorporate a fresh batch of songs into your curriculum, ready to take home and use in your classroom tomorrow.

6pm-6:45pm

FMEA PRODUCT SHOWCASE A Day in My Quaver Classroom Sponsored by QuaverMusic.com

Presenter: Steve Skinner Coordinator: Lorri Naylor

Whether you are a current QuaverMusic teacher or are just curious to see what it’s all about, this session will provide you with proven strategies to bring your lessons to life in a whole new way. Learn how technology can be successfully integrated to engage students in active music-making experiences. Come experience how this combination of ready-to-go resources and customizable content allows you to do what you do best—TEACH—and walk away with resources you can try with your students tomorrow!

6pm-6:45pm

FMEA PRODUCT SHOWCASE Exploring the Modern Band Method Sponsored by Hal Leonard

Presenter: Scott Burstein Coordinator: Sandy Lantz

This session will explore the new Modern Band Method series by Little Kids Rock and Hal Leonard, the first method for teaching a full-class popular music ensemble. This series provides a guided lesson plan for the absolute beginner, complete with audio tracks, video lessons, and many popular songs by the biggest musical artists of the day. Each book is filled with instruction in composition, improvisation, music theory, and instrumental technique, and works in tandem with the other books in the series so all students can learn and play music together in the same full band.

6pm-6:45pm

Our Shared Song: Creating a Choral Collective Through Introspection, Depiction, and Reflection Sponsored by FVA

Presenters: Kari Adams, Kevin Fenton, Michael Hanawalt Coordinator: Carlton Kilpatrick

During this interactive session, presenters will use musical examples to show how a rehearsal process can shift from being “me” (conductor) centered to “we” (choral collective) centered. Conferees will explore three elements of the rehearsal process: introspection (the conductor’s exploration of the score), depiction (gestures and rehearsal activities that provide a window to the possible), and reflection (thoughtful questioning that ignites the imagination and celebrates the contributions of each singer in the choral collective). These elements will outline a process that allows singers to become more engaged, generous, and soulful members of the choral collective. continued

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6pm-6:45pm

Remembering the Joys of Teaching: Why Did I Go Into Teaching Again? Sponsored by FOA

Presenter: Robert Gillespie Coordinator: Matthew Davis

We enter our profession with enthusiasm, zeal, courage, and passion for teaching! However, after years of facing challenging students, classroom discipline problems, administrators who do not value strings, and critical parents, we begin to wonder: Why am I doing this again? Come focus on the many JOYS of string teaching. We will laugh a lot, tell stories, have a good time, and find our first love again for our profession.

6pm-7pm

You Can Do It! Teaching Digital Beat Making in Your Music Classroom Sponsored by Contemporary Media Committee

Presenter: Jonathan Kladder Coordinator: David Williams

Music technology changes fast, but the opportunities to enhance creative thinking in your music classroom with digital beat making are vast! As a significant portion of our students now listen and make music using digital technology, this session will offer examples of software for creating beats in your classroom. We will explore activities that incorporate beat-making experiences for your students in all contexts, including general music classrooms, ensemble spaces, and even ideas for integrating student-created beats into formal concerts. Come and experience the exciting possibilities of expanding your students’ musicianship using accessible and easy-to-use music technology in your classroom. Hands-on and practical applications for beat making will be provided for participants.

7pm-7:45pm

Adults’ Mental Images of Music Sponsored by Research Committee

Presenter: Giulia Ripani Coordinator: Don Coffman

How can we encourage lifelong participation in musical activities? Understanding how adults define and use music at different age levels is crucial to design educational spaces that respond to adults’ changing musical interests and needs. Despite the growing interest in musical adulthood, little research has addressed adults’ musical experiences from a developmental perspective. This session will present results and implications of a study that examined adults’ mental images of music and musical selves across the lifespan. Projective techniques such as drawings and free linguistic associations were used to access participants’ inner thoughts. Echoing new developmental theories, results identified stable and changing elements in adults’ uses of music and definitions of musical selves across the lifespan.

7pm-7:45pm

Creating Community Through Choral Text Sponsored by FVA

Presenters: Carol Krueger, Hillary Ridgley Coordinator: Solangi Santiago

The foundation of choral music is the connection between the music and the text. As a conductor, the study of the music is never complete without the analysis and understanding of the text. In performance, one of the challenges directors encounter is engaging the choir in expressing the text to the audience, and for the singers to invest in the text and music. Creative and practical strategies for engaging singers in expressing the text, understanding and unifying the mechanics of the text, and current research will be explored.

7pm-7:45pm

FMEA PRODUCT SHOWCASE Back to Bach: New Methods for Enhancing Ensemble Musicianship Sponsored by The Bach Initiative

Presenter: Peter Folliard Coordinator: Nicholas Lockey

Intended for directors of all types and levels of instrumental ensembles, Dr. Peter Folliard presents a new method for refining ensemble musicianship through his new text, The Bach Initiative. Folliard begins the presentation by sharing his lifelong relationship with the music of J. S. Bach and his stories about employing Bach’s chorales with professional, collegiate, and secondary ensembles to refine his ensemble’s musicianship. Folliard discusses various areas of musicianship including awareness, intuition, shaping, intonation, articulation/bowing, and voice leading, and shows how a conductor can best address these areas through the study and rehearsal of the four-part chorales of J. S. Bach. Folliard demonstrates, through audience participation/singing and recorded examples, how a conductor can employ this method with an ensemble to more fully develop the musicianship of the ensemble.

7pm-7:45pm

FMEA PRODUCT SHOWCASE Guitar Class Assessment: Tools and Techniques Sponsored by Class Guitar Resources, Inc.

Presenter: Edward Prasse Coordinator: Edward Prasse

In this session, attendees will experience the assessment tools imbedded in the First Year Guitar student text and teacher manual from Class Guitar Resources, Inc. Specific strategies including use of scoring rubrics for both individual playing assignments and trio projects, written worksheets and exams, and “zone grading” strategies will be discussed and demonstrated. Translation: come to this session if you are ready to sharpen your guitar curriculum and raise the rigor for your students!

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Thursday, January 14, 2021 7pm-7:45pm

One Stop Rhythm Shop: Tips to Get Your Rhythm Section Groovin’ in Various Styles—From Swing to Salsa Sponsored by FBA

Presenters: Richard DeRosa, Michele Fernandez Coordinator: Edgar Rubio

One Stop Rhythm Shop provides an aural, visual, and interactive experience for educators and students (handouts included). Tips for full rhythm section include playing swing, funk, ballads, cha-cha, salsa, bossa nova/samba styles with authenticity, as well as interpreting a drum part and setting up common ensemble swing rhythms. The information and live demonstration will yield immediate results for students at any level, from elementary to high school. Michele and Rich share their pedagogical methods with today’s inquiring music educators. In addition to their significant professional experiences with Latin and jazz styles, both educators bring a wide spectrum of experience: Michele at the public school level and Rich at the university level. Both have presented pedagogical clinics in international settings and conducted all-state, all-region, and all-county bands at the middle/high school levels. Both are published composers with music designed for public school students.

7pm-7:45pm

The Hardest But Most Important Task in Our Profession: Teaching Beginners in a Large, Heterogeneous Class to Play Correctly Sponsored by FOA

Presenter: Robert Gillespie Coordinator: Carol Griffin

Teaching beginners in a large, heterogeneous class to play well is one of the hardest tasks in our profession. To get the high school orchestra to play its best, beginners must play well from the start. Teachers who effectively teach beginners are worth their weight in gold! Come explore the best pedagogy, research, motivation, assessment, technology, sequencing, and strategies for young string students.

8pm-8:45pm

Assessing the Correlation Between Student Engagement and Musical Capacity in College Students Sponsored by Research Committee

Presenter: Yangqian Hu Coordinator: Don Coffman

In higher education, one of the major challenges is student engagement. Higher education institutions not only require faculty to have a command of the subject matter, but they must also implement effective approaches to engage their students. In the study field of music in higher education, there has been increasing interest in the influences of music on emotional and cognitive functions. The effects of music could be moderated by people’s music background and their music engagement level. The effects of music and music engagement level are even more important among college students as they continue to be involved in music for their lifetime. The aim of this research is to explore and identify the correlation between student engagement and musical capacity in college. The questionnaire consists of two parts; the first part is to evaluate the participants’ engagement in school, and the second part is the music capacity of participants. The data and analysis will be completed by January 2021.

8pm-9:45pm

Crossover and Digital Music Showcase

Coordinator: David Williams

Sponsored by Contemporary Media Committee

8pm-8:45pm

FMEA PRODUCT SHOWCASE Breezin’ Thru Theory Online: Perfect for Your Performance Program (At Anytime) Sponsored by Breezin’ Thru, Inc.

Presenter: Jean McKen Coordinator: Jason Thomashefsky

Bring any device and see why Breezin’ Thru Theory is perfect for building musicianship and confidence in your students. And more important, as an online learning tool, see how it can support your music program under any circumstances—at home or school. You’ll see how it engages students, frees up time, and builds mastery fast: anytime, anywhere, any device! Great planning tools, track progress with ease, 24 scaffolded chapters, curriculum aligned, middle and high school.

8pm-8:45pm

FMEA PRODUCT SHOWCASE Just Intonation: Help Your Ensemble Hear and Play Better in Tune Sponsored by Yamaha Corporation of America

Presenter: Thomas Bough Coordinator: Valeria Anderson

Playing perfectly in tune requires more than just a tuner! Setting the length of the tuning slide, neck, or string simply minimizes the amount of adjustments the students need to make. However, literally every note they play will need to be adjusted to some degree. The skill of LISTENING and ADJUSTING while playing is the mark of all great musicians, and can be developed and improved by players of any age by tuning against a drone. The ability of the drone to switch between equal temperament and just intonation provides a listening environment more applicable to ensemble performance for the students. Attendees will witness the demonstration of exercises that can easily be applied to their ensemble to help students develop their listening skills while matching pitches perfectly tuned to make the chords and melodies resonate.

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8pm-8:45pm

I Sing Because I’m Happy: Engaging and Retaining Black Men in Choral Music Sponsored by FVA

Presenter: Marshaun Hymon Coordinator: Charlie Toomer

This session will discuss how to engage and retain Black men in choral music. The experiences of Black men in school are unique, and choral music is shown to benefit their development in school. It is important for music educators to shift their pedagogy and instruction to best support and enhance the gifts of Black men. Through small- and large-group discussion, opportunities for sight singing, and instructional practice, participants will walk away able to implement actionable strategies that will assist in creating safe spaces for Black men in choral music.

8pm-8:45pm

Keep on Going: Overcoming Roadblocks to Resilience Sponsored by FBA

Presenter: Mickey Smith, Jr. Coordinator: Tamara Lewis

As a traveling educator and musician, GRAMMY Music Educator Mickey Smith, Jr., has encountered numerous teachers who have taken their craft to higher levels of excellence. And he said he has learned from them. Such high levels of job performance naturally turn into high levels of learning, and the combination of the two creates a harmony between teacher and student, which creates a sound 180 days of instruction. “You quickly see, ‘Hey, this isn’t the only show in town,’” Smith said. “You take ideas, you learn from them, start implementing things, and my classroom gets stronger.” Smith, a three-time GRAMMY Music Educator Award nominee, said he has used his experience to develop Sound 180, a program to help empower teachers and make them more effective, to help people teach uplifted, and to find their joy.

8pm-8:45pm

Practical Strategies for Ensemble Motivation and Growth Sponsored by FMEA

Presenter: Kari Adams Coordinator: Valeria Anderson

Motivating adolescent students can be challenging because of the popular view of music as inborn talent rather than crafted skill. How can ensemble directors keep students engaged in rehearsals and promote practice outside of class? This session will explore how educators can use positive motivation strategies derived from the world of psychology and our teaching experiences to effectively motivate students to participate in ensembles, accept challenges, and practice individually. Teachers will walk away with specific examples of how to give students feedback that will encourage them to see their musical ability as inside rather than outside their control.

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Thursday, January 14, 2021 8pm-8:45pm

Two- and Four-Year Panel: Current Challenges in Collegiate Music Education Sponsored by FCMEA

Presenters: Mark Belfast, Robyn Bell, Dianna Campbell, Marc Decker Coordinator: Marc Decker

A panel of two- and four-year public and private instructors in higher education will discuss two major challenges facing higher education. The first subject concerns the pandemic and how it will change undergraduate curriculum, creative approaches for ensemble rehearsals and performances, methods of promoting student wellness during these challenging times, and ways of addressing the increased technological and facility needs necessary to promote student safety. The second subject is a discussion on diversity and inclusion including university and department initiatives, curriculum development, and community collaborations. There will be time at the end of each major subject for questions and answers.

8pm-8:45pm

Who’s in the Seats? Why It’s Important to Reach Everyone in the Stadium! Sponsored by Multicultural Network

Presenters: Gabriel Arnold, Jack Eaddy, Chandler Wilson Coordinator: Bruce Green

This session will provide strategies to reach different constituents in the stadium. With university stadium audiences getting younger and younger, it is becoming imperative for the bands to provide music that reaches everyone. This session will address the importance of playing different genres of music at events, investigating your stadium demographics, and reaching a broader audience. In addition to providing strategies for success, panelists will discuss how to get buy-in from your school and community, how to tailor specific arrangements for your audience, and how to create a game day experience that is worthwhile for everyone. Panelists will offer insights and share strategies they have used to change the game day experience for their respective universities.

9pm-10pm

Contemporary Media Evening Chat Hour

Coordinator: David Williams

Sponsored by Contemporary Media Committee

9pm-10pm

Diverse Learners Evening Chat Hour

Coordinator: Alice-Ann Darrow

Sponsored by Diverse Learners Committee

9pm-10pm

FBA Evening Chat Hour

Coordinator: Ian Schwindt

Sponsored by FBA

9pm-10pm

FEMEA Evening Chat Hour

Coordinator: Ernesta Chicklowski

Sponsored by FEMEA

9pm-10pm

Florida NAfME Collegiate Evening Chat Hour

Coordinator: Julian Grubb

Sponsored by Florida NAfME Collegiate

9pm-10pm

FVA Evening Chat Hour

Coordinator: Jason Locker

Sponsored by FVA

9pm-10pm

General Music Evening Chat Hour

Coordinator: Edward Prasse

Sponsored by Secondary General Music Committee

9pm-10pm

Multicultural Network Evening Chat Hour

Coordinator: Bruce Green

Sponsored by Multicultural Network

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Schedule of Events FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 2021 5pm-5:45pm

FMEA SECOND GENERAL SESSION Sponsored by FMEA

Presenters: Judy Bowers, Debbie Fahmie, Steven Kelly, Sonja Williams Coordinator: Melissa Nelson

The Second General Session will be presided by FMEA President Steven Kelly, PhD, and will feature a keynote address by Judy Bowers, PhD, professor emerita in the College of Music at Florida State University and the Emy-Lou Biedenharn endowed chair in music at the University of Louisiana Monroe. FEMA Awards Chairwoman Debbie Fahmie will present the 2021 FMEA Awards, and SDNAfME President Sonja Williams will make an address.

6pm-6:45pm

Don’t “Crack” Under Pressure! Teaching Adolescent Boys Sponsored by FVA

Presenters: Cathy Montero, Danielle Zier Coordinator: Angela Guira

Oh, the crazy world of the male changing voice. Choral directors are often hesitant and unsure of how to help our boys navigate this rite of passage. But despite our self-perceived inadequacies and limited experiences, we are the experts, and for them it’s all new. We’ve either gone through it ourselves or had boys in our choir who look to us for direction. This is likely our one chance to lead them to form lifelong opinions about singing. Their personal experiences in our classroom will either make them love it, or avoid it at all costs. It is our responsibility to provide them with the tools and guidance to have a successful experience in our choirs and a future that includes music. Cathy Montero and Danielle Zier have had great success in creating and maintaining boys’ choirs in their respective programs. Their choirs of 30+ boys have a great retention rate throughout middle school and even into high school. In this practical session for teachers at all levels, they will provide activities, strategies, and materials backed by experience and research that have been used to grow noteworthy middle school boys’ choirs. Resources will include concepts and activities for teaching music theory and sight reading, warm-ups for better vocal techniques, and time-tested repertoire, all geared toward a developing men’s program.

6pm-7pm

Embrace Not Knowing: Search and Learn Sponsored by Contemporary Media Committee

Presenter: Natalie Mallis Coordinator: David Williams

Are you new to teaching and feeling intimidated? Perhaps you’ve been teaching awhile and are feeling stuck? Embrace an “I don’t know” mentality and figure it out—together! Let your students guide you. Join us for an interactive and engaging experience where “not knowing” is encouraged! Together, we will explore the unknowns of progressive teaching methods and investigate approaches to facilitating a learner-centered classroom where our students develop intellectual curiosity and create meaning.

6pm-6:45pm

FMEA PRODUCT SHOWCASE Sound Shaping and Breath Release for the Flute Sponsored by Florida Flutes

Presenter: Nora Lee Garcia Coordinator: Fred Schiff

You can let your flute section members decide on their own the sound shapes and the phrases they create, or you can help them become the section you want to hear. Join Dr. Garcia as she takes you through the fundamentals of shape and release; techniques that can be shared with every level on the day you get back to your classroom.

6pm-6:45pm

Multicultural Network Business Meeting Sponsored by Multicultural Network

Coordinator: Bruce Green

Annual business meeting for the FMEA Multicultural Network members and those interested in ensuring that quality music education experiences are available for ALL Florida students as well as professional development for music educators.

6pm-6:45pm

Music Selection for Elementary, Middle, and High School Steel Pan Ensembles Sponsored by FMEA

Presenters: Jared Allen, Shaun Bennett, William Sahely Coordinator: Shannon Stem

The aim of this clinic is to equip both new and experienced directors with a database of music choices that are appropriate for beginning, intermediate, advanced, and mixed ensembles at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Topics in this clinic will include but not be limited to appropriate music, arrangements, music selection based on ability, and music selection based on age. The clinicians aim to provide the attendees with selections that can immediately be used in their program, as well as offer access to websites and resources where source material can be found.

6pm-6:45pm

Read Me a Story Sponsored by FEMEA

Presenter: Thomas Pierre Coordinator: Jenny Chambless

Singing, chanting, moving, playing, and creating are what children do instinctively. Read to your students and incorporate the arts as a point of access to teach, influence, and inspire. Witness your students connect their learning to real-life experience.

6pm-6:45pm

The Benefits of Team Teaching Sponsored by FMEA

Presenters: Marina McLerran, Roy McLerran Coordinator: Stephen Grindel

This session will discuss the benefits of team teaching in secondary instrumental ensembles and will provide suggestions for best utilizing clinicians and private lessons staff. Team teaching is more than having multiple experts working with students, and requires long-term planning, open communication, and curriculum alignment. Suggestions will be presented for a multitude of program sizes and staffing circumstances.

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Friday, January 15, 2021 6pm-6:45pm

The Care and Maintenance of Our “Grown-Up” Beginners: Second Semester Tips for Retaining Students After Their First Year of Playing Sponsored by FBA

Presenters: Carol Allen, Jeanie Berry, DaLaine Chapman, Hannah Jennings, Kerry Waldo Coordinator: Richard Davenport

While there is no exact approach for retaining beginners in your program, there are ways to secure a high percentage of them playing their instrument and returning to your class the following year. Maintaining a balance between fun and work, and keeping students engaged during the third nine weeks, is often difficult given the number of distractions the second semester brings. The attention our beginners require during this time is sometimes overlooked as state testing approaches and as the upperclassmen work toward their music performance assessments. This presentation focuses on the importance of paying close attention to our youngest players as they begin their second semester of instruction and what we can do to keep them engaged, interested, and happy—all three ingredients making a recipe for success.

7pm-7:45pm

Accessible Success: Supporting Collegiate Music Education Students With Special Needs Sponsored by FCMEA

Presenters: Sandra Adorno, Vimari Colón-León, Alice-Ann Darrow, Candice Davenport Mattio, Stephen Zdzinski Coordinator: Marc Decker

University music students with special needs face unique challenges as systems place the onus of seeking support resources on the students themselves. Inherently at higher risk of stress, failure, and dropout, music education students with special needs face compounded issues with little guidance. This discussion panel seeks to explore faculty experiences with creating inclusive and supportive spaces for special needs music education students. Topics will include entrance interviews, field experiences and internships, creating awareness, advising, grappling with uninformed faculty, collaborating with campus resources, and the perspective of a current music education doctoral student and future faculty member with special needs.

7pm-7:45pm

Band After COVID: Planning for Recovery Sponsored by FBA

Presenter: Ian Schwindt Coordinator: Richard Davenport

FBA President Ian Schwindt will moderate a conversation with a panel of directors from around our great state that will provide strategies for strengthening band programs during and after our “new normal” of music education after COVID.

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Bass-ics: What Every String Teacher Needs to Know About the Bass Bow Sponsored by FMEA

Presenter: Brian Powell Coordinator: Valeria Anderson

Dr. Brian Powell is a professional bassist and teacher at the Frost School of Music who has more than two decades of experience directing public school and honors orchestras. From these experiences he has witnessed how issues of tone and articulation of the lower strings (which are often unaddressed) can fundamentally transform the sound and unity of an orchestra. This session is for orchestra teachers who want to gain a deeper understanding of how to unlock the potential of their lower string sections, particularly with the double bass. This session will present clear, easy-to-understand strategies that will help your lower strings have a bigger, more focused, pure, even, and resonant sound. Attendees will learn more about the German and French bow and how these strategies apply differently to each. And more important, session members will see clear correlations in how this pedagogy pertains to all string instruments in the orchestra.

7pm-7:45pm

Creating a Culture of Vocal Health in the Choral Ensemble Sponsored by FVA

Presenter: Brett Epperson Coordinator: Paul Roy

Choral conductors are responsible for cultivating the culture of their ensembles. Singers tend to draw a significant portion of their identity from their involvement in singing. Choral directors are also often the primary teacher of voice and vocal techniques to their chorus members. This session explores avenues for deliberately establishing a culture where healthy vocal technique is paramount, supporting students’ social identity as “singers,” and pursuing lifelong learning regarding vocal pedagogy.

7pm-7:45pm

Meet the Supervisors and School District Exhibit Sponsored by FMSA

Presenter: Skip Pardee Coordinator: Lindsey Williams

Please join the music supervisors from around the state of Florida in a “meet and greet” session combined with a school district exhibit to learn about teaching opportunities in our state. We welcome current or future music educators to this session. We look forward to meeting you!

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Friday, January 15, 2021 7pm-7:45pm

This Is What I Can Do ... What Will You Add? Building Inclusive Ensembles Sponsored by Diverse Learners Committee

Presenter: Christine Lapka Coordinator: Alice-Ann Darrow

Experience “reverse inclusion” as we start the session with students who chant, sign, sing some of the pitches, “fill in” on a modified guitar, and improvise on harmonica. Participants will be asked to add their musical abilities to the group. During the process, we will work cooperatively to create a musical product. At the conclusion, participants will discuss the principles of reverse inclusion and how they can use these techniques in the future.

7pm-7:45pm

Vibrato: From Foundational Building Blocks to Expression Sponsored by FOA

Presenters: Katarzyna (Kasia) Bugaj, George Speed Coordinator: Jason Jerald

Vibrato is a technical and artistic element of string playing that allows performers to “bring the sound alive” and shape musical phrasing. While an intermediate technique, the foundations of successful vibrato development rest in the early stages of learning to play a stringed instrument. This session will explore upper and lower string vibrato development from the first steps to advanced expressive use. Participants will come away with an assortment of exercises and vibrato development tips.

7:30pm-9pm

FEMEA Business Meeting and Drumming Thursday Night Sponsored by FEMEA

Presenter: Ernesta Chicklowski Coordinator: Ernesta Chicklowski

Come sing and play with your friends! Participants will learn fun drumming pieces. Please try to bring your own drum. Bring your friends and join the FUN!

8pm-9pm

CONCERT All-State Popular Music Collective

Coordinator: David Williams

Sponsored by Contemporary Media Committee

8pm-8:45pm

Developing Community in the Rehearsal Sponsored by FMEA

Presenter: Greg LeFils Coordinator: Audrey Carballo

We conductors are responsible for creating an environment of belonging and acceptance. This session will examine strategies for fostering a communal environment involving vulnerability, nurturing, trust, collaboration, playing, building traditions, and fostering group commitment.

8pm-8:45pm

FCMEA General Membership Meeting

Coordinator: Marc Decker

Sponsored by FCMEA

8pm-8:45pm

Instructional Strategies and Practices for the Beginning Steelband Sponsored by Secondary General Music Committee

Presenter: William Sahely Coordinator: Edward Prasse

During this clinic, attendees will learn about successful instructional strategies and practices in the beginning steelband ensemble. Topics in this clinic will include but not be limited to instrument selection, performance techniques and pedagogy, music selection, and recruitment. As a director of six beginning steelbands per year, William Sahely intends for this session to inform fellow steelband directors on some of the strategies he has developed in his time as a teacher. The aim of the clinic is to provide quality, informative ways for steelband directors to enhance their beginning level ensemble, thereby enhancing their upper level ensembles.

8pm-8:45pm

Interview Strategies for Preservice Music Teachers Sponsored by FMSA

Presenter: Skip Pardee Coordinator: Lindsey Williams

Join music supervisors and program leaders from around the state of Florida in a group discussion and breakout session about interview strategies for preservice music teachers. Learn some take-home strategies from our state’s program leaders to be prepared for your first job interview. Don’t miss this opportunity to hone your interview skills!

8pm-8:45pm

Research Poster Session Sponsored by Research Committee

Coordinator: Don Coffman

Fifty presenters (graduate students, faculty) are eager to chat with you about their research studies. Come for a virtual stroll, view the posters, and visit with the presenters. Download the handout for a listing of presenters and the titles of their research.

9pm-10pm

Contemporary Media Evening Chat Hour

Coordinator: David Williams

Sponsored by Contemporary Media Committee

9pm-10pm

Diverse Learners Evening Chat Hour

Coordinator: Alice-Ann Darrow

Sponsored by Diverse Learners Committee

9pm-10pm

FBA Evening Chat Hour

Coordinator: Ian Schwindt

Sponsored by FBA

9pm-10pm

FEMEA Evening Chat Hour

Coordinator: Ernesta Chicklowski

Sponsored by FEMEA

9pm-10pm

Florida NAfME Collegiate Evening Chat Hour

Coordinator: Julian Grubb

Sponsored by Florida NAfME Collegiate

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Coordinator: Harry “Skip” Pardee

Sponsored by FMSA

9pm-10pm

FOA Evening Chat Hour

Coordinator: Matthew Davis

Sponsored by FOA

9pm-10pm

FVA Evening Chat Hour

Coordinator: Jason Locker

Sponsored by FVA

9pm-10pm

General Music Evening Chat Hour

Coordinator: Edward Prasse

Sponsored by Secondary General Music Committee

9pm-10pm

Multicultural Network Evening Chat Hour

Coordinator: Bruce Green

Sponsored by Multicultural Network

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Saturday, January 16, 2021 SATURDAY, JANUARY 16, 2021 8am-9am

FMEA Emerging Leaders Coffee Talk: Getting to Know Our TEAM! Sponsored by Emerging Leaders

Presenter: Mary Palmer Coordinator: Malissa Baker

It may sound quaint, but this is an opportunity to join us for coffee and conversation, face-to-face, in real time! Florida’s music education leaders and Florida Music Education Association emerging leaders will be on hand for informal talks, to answer questions, and to enjoy getting to know you. The “NEWS,” that is, teachers new to the music education profession, new to the Florida Music Education Association, or new to the FMEA Professional Development Conference, and the “SEASONEDS” are welcome.

8am-9am

Pecha Kucha: A Kaleidoscope of Classroom Practices and Tips Presented by FMEA Emerging Leaders Sponsored by Emerging Leaders

Coordinator: Malissa Baker

From first principles of physics, to carts, to “doubling,” to testing, to connecting, to STEAM, to techie—there’s something for everyone! Presented in a Pecha Kucha format, there will be something NEW every couple of minutes. All conference attendees are invited to join us.

9am-9:45am

Balance, Posture, and Gesture: Expanding Conducting Vocabulary for Better Health Sponsored by FMEA

Presenters: Brittan Braddock, Rosemary Engelstad Coordinator: Dorothy Yorty

Conducting is a musical tool that we use in rehearsal every day. This session will explore balance and posture in relation to our conducting gesture, shoulder health, and movement. We all form habits that create repetitive gestures, but can work to achieve a healthy balance through diversified movement practices. Be prepared to move in this session!

9am-9:45am

Florida NAfME Collegiate Move That Bus!—How to Plan and Execute Memorable Travel Experiences for Your Students! Sponsored by Florida NAfME Collegiate

Coordinator: Mark Belfast

The world is full of learning opportunities for students that extend beyond the four walls of the music classroom. Traveling with students offers experiences they can remember for the rest of their educational careers. Whether it is a simple trip to perform at MPA or taking a group to perform at Carnegie Hall, traveling and performing is a part of music education that other disciplines cannot offer. This session is geared for new and future teachers and will explore where to go, how to plan, and most important, how to pay for it!

9am-9:45am

FMEA PRODUCT SHOWCASE Do You Hear What I Hear? Lessons Learned From Master Musicians Sponsored by Neil Kjos Music Company

Presenter: Jeff King Coordinator: Marc Decker

As much as we are all teachers, we are, first and foremost, all STUDENTS, called to pass on what we learn to each other. In this session, Texas band director and author Jeff King shares the lessons learned from other master musicians on his 36-year quest to develop exercises for superior tone, flexibility, range, articulation, dynamics, technique, listening skills, and more. Application of these exercises takes place during the “daily drill”—that time between the first note of rehearsal to the working of literature—where students warm up both physically and mentally and where new concepts and skills are introduced and reinforced. What makes this time genuinely effective is thoughtful application to the repertoire being studied. This leads to better music-making in every performance setting, regardless of students’ experience or ability.

9am-9:55am

FVA General Business Meeting Sponsored by FVA

Presenter: Jason Locker Coordinator: Jason Locker

9am-10am

Graduate Student Research Presentations Sponsored by Research Committee

Presenters: This session features two graduate student research presentations. Amalia Allan, Dawn Mitchell White, Rachel Sorenson Coordinator: Don Coffman

9am-9:45am

Meaningful Movement: Dalcroze Eurhythmics in the General Music Classroom Sponsored by FEMEA

Presenter: David Frego Coordinator: Shannon Stem

Participants will be engaged in brain to body to feelings through purposeful movement that explores the elements of music (focus, pulse, beat, duration, meter, and phrasing). Direct transfers will be made to the Orff and Kodály curriculum. Handouts will provide extensions on lessons.

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The Missing Faces in Music Education Sponsored by FMEA

Presenters: David Cruz, Alicia Romero-Sardinas Coordinator: Valeria Anderson

Research findings suggest there is an underrepresentation of minority students in music education classrooms. There are numerous factors we can consider that contribute to this imbalance as well as hidden biases we may hold when teaching. The music world outside of “school music” has more diverse artists with whom students may identify. The challenge for music teachers is how to merge the students’ music with school music and create a vessel of expression and authenticity to represent our diverse students and their communities. As a result of this session, you will discover how your own students can serve as a guide and play an active role in the learning process.

10am-10:45am

Feeling the Burn: Learning to Assess Your Level of Teacher Burnout Sponsored by FOA

Presenter: Raine Allen Coordinator: Carol Griffin

This presentation will address the realities—and the myths—of the elusive “work-home balance” as it relates to the high-stress field of music education. Also discussed will be the obvious and not so obvious signs of teacher burnout, and the realities and benefits of committing to a healthy work-life balance.

10am-10:45am

Florida NAfME Collegiate Budgeting Without a Budget: How to Reallocate Your Resources and Gain Support for a Successful Year Sponsored by Florida NAfME Collegiate

Presenters: Margaret Flood, Jennifer Jimenez Coordinator: Mark Belfast

This session recommends ways to access and reallocate resources without having to spend money. Resources include, but are not limited to, sheet music, instruments and equipment, uniforms, marching band, and color guard, etc. Discussion will include ways teachers can collaborate with their district colleagues to pool and share materials. It will also encourage teachers to reach out to community members for support through donations and community partnerships. Sample materials such as letters soliciting donations from community businesses, applying for small grants, and applications and spreadsheets for tracking inventory will be provided.

10am-10:45am

Flipped Assessments for Secondary Music Ensembles Sponsored by FMEA

Presenter: Michael Douty Coordinator: Valeria Anderson

For secondary music ensembles, individually assessing students outside of rehearsal time is beneficial to both student learning and ensemble performance. Borrowing insights from flipped classroom strategies (Baker 2000) and competency-based assessment models (Lurie 2011), students can submit video assessments for individualized teacher feedback and work toward musical mastery at their own pace. The increasing availability of smartphones and other devices with a video camera makes it possible for most students to submit assessments from home. Free apps streamline the process. Accommodations are possible for students with access problems. When online/distance learning becomes necessary, ensembles using flipped assessments can smoothly transition to at-home learning. This model has been implemented in middle school band and orchestra classrooms in a Title I school, fostering individual student success and ensemble excellence.

10am-10:45am

FMEA PRODUCT SHOWCASE Online Recorder Instruction and Blended Learning Sponsored by Macie Publishing Company

Presenter: Dale Schubert Coordinator: Emily Kinnunen

School closures caused by COVID-19 demonstrate the value and sometimes necessity of being able to teach online. Blended learning can be defined as “an educational program, formal or informal, which combines online digital media with traditional classroom methods.” Dale will present a fun dedicated website for teaching recorder both in the classroom and at a distance! This engaging, student-friendly program enables you to stay connected with your students and easily give daily assignments including emailable music theory pages. Whether in class or at home, your students will develop strong music-reading skills and successfully learn to play the recorder without missing a beat. This session will include information regarding platforms for teaching remotely and helping to implement 1:1 initiatives. Bring your laptop! Free trial access codes will be provided as well as free recorders.

10am-10:45am

Jazz for the Rock Guitarist Sponsored by Secondary General Music Committee

Presenter: David Tyson Coordinator: Edward Prasse

It is common for a young guitarist to show interest in joining the jazz ensemble with little to no experience in the genre. Music teachers often cite feeling underprepared to teach players of this instrument effectively. This session will provide introductory materials for the teacher and student, introducing basic jazz concepts to rock guitarists. Concepts will include basic equipment choices, chord voicings, comping rhythms, fingering choices, and improvisation. Technological materials relevant to jazz guitar will also be introduced. The audience is encouraged to participate in this interactive session. While the presenter will provide eight guitars, attendees are encouraged to bring their own instruments.

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Saturday, January 16, 2021 10:15am-11am

Being Present With Peers Sponsored by FEMEA

Presenter: BethAnn Hepburn Coordinator: Ashley Peek

Your role as the teacher becomes the role of a facilitator as the students make meaning through creative group tasks in the elementary setting. This session will explore lessons for grades K-5 that use a variety of hands-on manipulatives to enhance student understanding through peer interactions. Model lessons will include both Orff Schulwerk and Kodály pedagogical strategies. The session will also highlight the research grounded in sociocultural theories that informs our practice to support peer collaboration in the elementary music setting. Strategies for peer-assisted learning for decoding music notation, group rhythmic compositions, and partners for improvisation will be modeled for grades 1-5.

11am-11:45am

Call and Response: Teaching Improvisation for All Levels Sponsored by FMEA

Presenter: Jeffrey Benatar Coordinator: Melissa Nelson

Dr. Jeff Benatar has created a 15-step pedagogy for teaching the Call and Response method of interaction and improvisation. Steps 1-8 are activelistening based. Step 9 adds a transcription. Steps 10-15 engage students on their instruments. This process will empower student improvisers.

11am-11:45am

Florida NAfME Collegiate What Kind of Teacher Are You? Sponsored by Florida NAfME Collegiate

Presenter: Douglas McCullough Coordinator: Mark Belfast

There are three kinds of teachers. Teachers who make things happen! Teachers who watch things happen! Teachers who wonder what is happening?

11am-11:45am

FMEA PRODUCT SHOWCASE Teaching Blues Improvisation in Guitar Class Sponsored by Class Guitar Resources, Inc.

Presenter: Edward Prasse Coordinator: Edward Prasse

In this session, attendees will be presented with the “Blues” curricular sequence and content from the new H.O.T. Hands-On Training Second Year Guitar student text. Topics such as 12-bar format, powerchords, turnarounds, Chuck Berry style soloing techniques, string bending, pentatonic scale voicing, and phrasing patterns will be examined from both the student’s and teacher’s perspective. Attendees will leave this session with a deeper insight of the Blues curriculum found in this text. Bring your guitar and let’s play the BLUES!

11am-11:45am

The Middle School Conductor: Reinforcing Fundamentals Through Purposeful, Intentional Gesture Sponsored by FMEA

Presenter: Erin Bodnar Coordinator: Jacob Reedy

The aim of this hands-on session is to bring awareness to the influence of the middle school teacher’s conducting in reinforcing the teaching of fundamentals. The session will examine the effect of posture, horizontal gestures, breathing, musical releases, and much more on creating a better sound from your ensemble. Participants will practice a variety of gestures that will aid their current teaching and will leave the session with tangible strategies for improving the sound of their ensembles through gesture.

11am-11:45am

Visually Impaired Students: Equitable Inclusion and Access in a Traditional Music Degree Curriculum Sponsored by FCMEA

Presenter: Stacie Rossow Coordinator: Marc Decker

Students with visual impairment and complete blindness have had only two choices if they wanted to pursue a degree in music: have some standard requirements waived or altered or find an institution that deals only with similar students. With increased technology and accessibility, we cannot continue to tell these talented students they need not have the same level of musical literacy, the same standards of achievement, or access to materials as their fully sighted colleagues. These students should be provided the tools to learn to read and understand music just as their sighted peers. This paper session will present the real-world challenges and successes encountered in working with visually impaired students in a traditional collegiate music program, from gaining access to printed scores and working with the student accessibility office to the basics of Braille music notation.

11:30am12:15pm

Building a Classroom Community Through History, Culture, and New Music Ensembles Sponsored by FEMEA

Presenter: James Mader Coordinator: Dorothy Yorty

This hands-on presentation will demonstrate how various drum and xylophone ensembles address the needs of the urban music classroom, addressing the needs of the urban student and how the academic study of music (the African diaspora of the Yoruba) will develop various learning modalities, life skills, and social awareness, thus tying in our past, present, and future.

1pm-1:45pm

FMEA PRODUCT SHOWCASE Your Next-Gen Private Music Studio Sponsored by Your NextGen Private Music Studio

Presenter: Mimi Butler Coordinator: Cody Puckett

Brand new: Your Next-Gen Private Music Studio. A respected speaker and author of three private teaching guides, Mimi Butler has compiled the very latest tips, trends, and information from private music studio teachers across the United States, including new teaching tech, global internet instruction, digital cash management, the millennial parent, and social media.

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Inside the Publishing World Sponsored by FMEA

Presenter: Larry Clark Coordinator: Melissa Hinds

Clinician Larry Clark draws on his 25 years of working in the music publishing business as a composer, author, editor, and music publisher to present teachers with useful information on how copyright works and how it affects what you do in the classroom, along with explanations of what a publisher is, how you get published, and what goes into the process of bringing music to educators to use with their students. Additional resources for how to find more information online and how technology will affect how we use copyrights and published music will be provided.

1:15pm-2pm

DRESS REHEARSAL CONCERT All-State Guitar Ensemble

Coordinator: Edward Prasse

A special "concert" for family and friends! Sponsored by Secondary General Music Committee

2pm-5pm

FMEA College Fair Sponsored by FMEA

Coordinator: Josh Bula

2pm-2:45pm

Superior Flutes — Ten Ways to Improve Your Flute Section Today Sponsored by FMEA

Presenter: Karen Large Coordinator: Jay DeDon

For many music educators, the flute is the most elusive of all wind instruments to teach. The lack of reed or mouthpiece makes it truly unique in the wind band. Dr. Karen Large, assistant professor of flute at FSU, will present 10 pillars of flute teaching that will produce immediate gains in the sound, intonation, and technique of any flute section. Additionally, she will address common pitfalls and how to correct them, host an open Q&A session, and send attendees back to their band rooms with a handout and resources for future reference. Superior flutes are within your reach!

2pm-2:45pm

They Did It on Their Own! Teaching Independent Musicianship in Your Large Ensemble Classroom Sponsored by FMEA

Presenter: Daniel Taylor Coordinator: D. Gregory Springer

Growing students into independent, lifelong/life-wide musicians is a primary goal for many music educators and education organizations throughout the United States. The large ensemble classroom, though, is sometimes criticized as being too product based and director led. This clinic provides strategies (including scaffolded coaching, encouraging student decision-making, and increasing student motivation) that can be used by secondary music teachers to increase self-regulated learning and musical independence. Special emphasis will be given to large ensemble programs that may or may not have access to private instruction through additional staff members.

3pm-3:45pm

Chamber Music — The Secret Ingredient to Better Large Ensemble Skills and Better Students Sponsored by FMEA

Presenters: Osvaldo Gomes, Daniel Hasznos Coordinator: Patricia Gingras

Students engaged in chamber ensemble activities produce better results for their entire music program. Incorporating chamber music into the overall mix of performance offerings is an effective and exciting way to instill strong fundamental performance skills, interpersonal and communication skills, and solid musicianship. Chamber music, distinctly used as a pedagogical process, provides opportunities for students to develop heightened awareness of the finer details of performance. By using a chamber scaled approach, students naturally become sensitive to refinements of tonal concepts, intonation, balance, blend, matching articulation, rhythm, and sense of pulse. By removing the conductor from the process of rehearsal or by empowering students in a collaborative rehearsal/performance model, students gain greater autonomy of musical ideas. An environment that encourages the sharing of ideas provides students an authentic pathway to build self-image, self-esteem, and self-efficacy.

4pm-4:45pm

Skittles Does Not Equal Musical Excellence: Tackling Teachers’ Perception of Problematic Student Behaviors Sponsored by FMEA

Presenter: Pamela Richardson Coordinator: Crystal Berner

As our society changes, so do the needs of our students. No matter how much change takes place, their needs as human beings must be met in order for them to experience musical excellence in our classes. When time becomes a focal point, it is easy to lose sight of the process and the journey as we rush to get a product from the students. Rushing against the clock and placing our faith in intrinsic rewards while dealing with behaviors can lead to missed opportunities to build relationships. In this session, we will tackle teachers’ perceptions about behavior and go over the variables that serve as hindrances in order to shed light on what students really need to flourish.

5pm-6pm

FMEA Virtual Conference Closing Ceremony Sponsored by FMEA

Presenters: Steven Kelly, Kenneth Williams, Shelby Chipman, Kathleen Sanz, John Southall

A tribute to all Florida music educators.

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Virtual PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE & ALL-STATE EXPERIENCE

COLLEGE l a u t r i V A FAIR Event Students and parents have the opportunity to meet with representatives from premier universities and colleges located in Florida and throughout the country.

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All-State Experience SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 2021 6pm-8pm

All-State Guitar Ensemble Virtual Rehearsal Sponsored by Secondary General Music Committee

Coordinator: Edward Prasse

8pm-9pm

CONCERT All-State Popular Music Collective Sponsored by Contemporary Media Committee

Coordinator: David Williams

SATURDAY, JANUARY 16, 2021 10am-10:45am

Conductor Conversation: Cheryl Floyd All-State Middle School Band Sponsored by FBA

Presenter: Cheryl Floyd Coordinator: Ian Schwindt

10am-10:45am

Conductor Conversation: John Rosbottom Middle School Honors Band Sponsored by FBA

Presenter: John Rosbottom Coordinator: Ian Schwindt

10am-10:45am

Conductor Conversation: Alex Kaminsky High School Honors Band Sponsored by FBA

Presenter: Alex Kaminsky Coordinator: Ian Schwindt

10am-10:45am

Conductor Conversation: Rodney Dorsey All-State Symphonic Band Sponsored by FBA

Presenter: Rodney Dorsey Coordinator: Ian Schwindt

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Friday, January 15 & Saturday, January 16, 2021 11am-11:45am

All-State Conductor Session Middle School Honors Orchestra Sponsored by FOA

Presenter: Kira Omelchenko Coordinator: William Sanderson

11am-11:45am

Conductor Conversation: Gordon Brock All-State Concert Band Sponsored by FBA

Presenter: Gordon Brock Coordinator: Ian Schwindt

11am-11:45am

All-State Concert Chorus Clinic Sponsored by FVA

Presenter: Eugene Rogers Coordinator: Thomas Jomisko

11am-11:45am

All-State Middle School Mixed Chorus Clinic Sponsored by FVA

Presenter: Emily Ellsworth Coordinator: Andrea Lange

12noon-12:45pm

All-State SSAA Chorus Clinic Sponsored by FVA

Presenter: Rosephanye Powell Coordinator: John Luffred

12noon-12:45pm

All-State TTBB Chorus Clinic Sponsored by FVA

Presenter: Andrew Minear Coordinator: Jeffry Bogue

12noon-12:45pm

All-State Middle School Treble Chorus Clinic Sponsored by FVA

Presenter: Lynnel Joy Jenkins Coordinator: Elizabeth Phillips

12noon-12:45pm

Conductor Conversation: Chris Dorsey All-State Middle School Jazz Band Sponsored by FBA

Presenter: Christopher Dorsey Coordinator: Ian Schwindt

12noon-12:45pm

Conductor Conversation: Rob Parton All-State High School Jazz Band Sponsored by FBA

Presenter: Rob Parton Coordinator: Ian Schwindt

12noon-1:10pm

All-State Guitar Ensemble – Virtual Rehearsal Sponsored by Secondary General Music Committee

Coordinator: Edward Prasse

1pm-1:45pm

All-State Conductor Session High School Honors Orchestra Sponsored by FOA

Presenter: Rebecca MacLeod Coordinator: Jarrod Koskoski

1:15pm-2pm

“Dress Rehearsal Concert” for Family and Friends All-State Guitar Ensemble Sponsored by Secondary General Music Committee

Coordinator: Edward Prasse

2pm-2:45pm

All-State Conductor Session All-State Middle School Orchestra Sponsored by FOA

Presenter: Paul Davis Coordinator: Tosha Knibb

3pm-3:45pm

All-State Conductor Session All-State Concert Orchestra Sponsored by FOA

Presenter: William Wiedrich Coordinator: Steven Bossert

4pm-4:45pm

All-State Conductor Session All-State Symphony Orchestra and All-State Concert Orchestra Sponsored by FOA

Presenters: Douglas Drose, Kirt Mosier Coordinator: Andrea Szarowicz

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All-State Experience SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

SATURDAY, JANUARY 23, 2021 9am-9:45am

FBA Master Class: Middle School Jazz Piano For piano players in the All-State Middle School Jazz Band Sponsored by FBA

Coordinator: Richard Davenport

9am-9:45am

FBA Master Class: Flutes (Middle School Ensembles) For All-State flute players in the All-State Middle School Band and the Middle School Honors Band. Sponsored by FBA

Presenters: Charlene Cannon, Spencer Katz Coordinator: Richard Davenport

9am-9:45am

FBA Master Class: Oboe (Middle School Ensembles) For All-State oboe players in the All-State Middle School Band and the Middle School Honors Band. Sponsored by FBA

Presenter: Dawn Hardy Coordinator: Richard Davenport

9am-10am

Band Opportunities in High School (Session A) Tri-M Students and Directors of Middle School Students Sponsored by FBA

Presenter: Dayna Cole Coordinator: Richard Davenport

9am-9:45am

Voice Master Class: Soprano 1— All-State Concert Chorus and All-State SSAA/TTBB Choruses Sponsored by FVA

Coordinator: John Luffred

9am-9:45am

Voice Master Class: Soprano 2—All-State Concert Chorus and AllState SSAA/TTBB Choruses Sponsored by FVA

Coordinator: Thomas Jomisko

9am-9:45am

Voice Master Class: Alto 1—All-State Concert Chorus and All-State SSAA/TTBB Choruses Sponsored by FVA

Coordinator: Jeffry Bogue

9am-9:45am

Voice Master Class: Alto 2—All-State Concert Chorus and All-State SSAA/TTBB Choruses Sponsored by FVA

Coordinator: Jason Locker

9am-9:45am

FBA Master Class: Bassoon (Middle School Ensembles) Sponsored by FBA

Presenter: Michael Hardy Coordinator: Richard Davenport

10am-10:50am

Q&A With Composer: All-State Ensembles Sponsored by FOA

Presenter: TBA Coordinator: Matthew Davis

10am-10:45am

FBA Master Class: Middle School Jazz Bass Sponsored by FBA

Presenter: Jeremy George Coordinator: Richard Davenport

10am-10:45am

Band Opportunities in High School (Session B) Tri-M Students and Directors of Middle School Students Sponsored by FBA

Presenter: Dayna Cole Coordinator: Richard Davenport

10am-10:45am

FBA Master Class: Clarinets (Middle School Honors Band) Sponsored by FBA

Presenter: Christine Pascual-Fernandez Coordinator: Richard Davenport

10am-10:45am

Voice Master Class: Tenor 1— All-State Concert Chorus and All-State SSAA/TTBB Choruses Sponsored by FVA

Coordinator: Thomas Jomisko

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Saturday, January 23, 2021

10am-10:45am

Voice Master Class: Tenor 2— All-State Concert Chorus and All-State SSAA/TTBB Choruses Sponsored by FVA

Coordinator: Jason Locker

10am-10:45am

Voice Master Class: Bass 1— All-State Concert Chorus and All-State SSAA/TTBB Choruses Sponsored by FVA

Coordinator: John Luffred

10am-10:45am

Voice Master Class: Bass 2— All-State Concert Chorus and All-State SSAA/TTBB Choruses Sponsored by FVA

Coordinator: Jeffry Bogue

10am-10:45am

FBA Master Class: Clarinets (All-State Middle School Band) Sponsored by FBA

Presenter: Jessica Speak Coordinator: Richard Davenport

11am-11:45am

FBA Master Class: Middle School Jazz Guitar For guitar players in the All-State Middle School Jazz Band. Sponsored by FBA

Presenter: Abe Alam Coordinator: Richard Davenport

11am-11:45am

FBA Master Class: Trumpets (Middle School Ensembles) For All-State trumpet players in the All-State Middle School Band and the Middle School Honors Band. Sponsored by FBA

Presenter: Erich Rivero Coordinator: Richard Davenport

11am-11:45am

FBA Master Class: Saxophones (Middle School Ensembles) For All-State saxophonists in the All-State Middle School Band and the Middle School Honors Band. Sponsored by FBA

Presenter: Ajori Spencer Coordinator: Richard Davenport

11am-12:45pm

Mixed Chorus Soprano Room: Master Class and Community Building Sponsored by FVA

Coordinator: Andrea Lange

11am-12:45pm

All-State Mixed Chorus Alto Room: Master Class and Community Building Sponsored by FVA

Coordinator: Elizabeth Phillips

11am-11:45am

FBA Master Class: French Horns (Middle School Ensembles) For All-State French horn players in the All-State Middle School Band and the Middle School Honors Band. Sponsored by FBA

Presenter: Natalie Janas Coordinator: Richard Davenport

11am-12:45pm

All-State Mixed Chorus Tenor and Bass Room: Master Class and Community Building Sponsored by FVA

Coordinator: Jeannine Stemmer

11am-11:45am

FBA Master Class: Trombone (Middle School Ensembles) For All-State trombone players in the All-State Middle School Band and the Middle School Honors Band. Sponsored by FBA

Presenter: Andrew Dubbert Coordinator: Richard Davenport

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All-State Experience SCHEDULE OF EVENTS continued

11am-11:45am

Band Opportunities in High School (Session C) Tri-M Students and Directors of Middle School Students Sponsored by FBA

Presenter: Dayna Cole Coordinator: Richard Davenport

12noon-12:45pm

FBA Master Class: Middle School Jazz Saxophone For saxophone players in the All-State Middle School Jazz Band. Sponsored by FBA

Presenter: Melton Mustafa Coordinator: Richard Davenport

12noon-12:45pm

FBA Master Class: Euphonium (Middle School Ensembles) For All-State euphonium players in the All-State Middle School Band and the Middle School Honors Band. Sponsored by FBA

Presenter: Alex Pedigo Coordinator: Richard Davenport

12noon-12:45pm

Band Opportunities in High School (Session D) Tri-M Students and Directors of Middle School Students Sponsored by FBA

Presenter: Dayna Cole Coordinator: Richard Davenport

1pm-1:45pm

All-State Middle School Orchestra and Middle School Honors Orchestra Technique Session “We’re All in This Together” Sponsored by FOA

Presenter: Sarah Black Ball Coordinator: Carol Griffin

1pm-2:45pm

All-State Middle School Treble Chorus T1 Room Clinic Sponsored by FVA

Coordinator: Elizabeth Phillips

1pm-2:45pm

All-State Middle School Treble Chorus T2 Room Clinic Sponsored by FVA

Coordinator: Andrea Lange

1pm-2:45pm

All-State Middle School Treble Chorus T3 Room Clinic Sponsored by FVA

Coordinator: Jeannine Stemmer

1pm-1:45pm

FBA Master Class: Middle School Jazz Trumpet For trumpet players in the All-State Middle School Jazz Band. Sponsored by FBA

Presenter: J.B. Scott Coordinator: Richard Davenport

1pm-1:45pm

FBA Master Class: Tuba (Middle School Ensembles) For All-State tuba players in the All-State Middle School Band and the Middle School Honors Band. Sponsored by FBA

Presenter: Phil Beatty Coordinator: Richard Davenport

2pm-2:45pm

Music After High School For All-State Symphonic Orchestra, All-State Concert Orchestra, and High School Honors Orchestra. Sponsored by FOA

Presenter: Katarzyna (Kasia) Bugaj Coordinator: Jason Jerald

2pm-2:45pm

FBA Master Class: Middle School Jazz Trombone For trombonists in the All-State Middle School Jazz Band. Sponsored by FBA

Presenter: John Normandin Coordinator: Richard Davenport

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Saturday, January 23, 2021

2pm-2:45pm

FBA Master Class: Percussion (Middle School Ensembles) For All-State percussionists in the All-State Middle School Band and the Middle School Honors Band. Sponsored by FBA

Presenter: Bobby Blum Coordinator: Richard Davenport

3pm-4pm

FBA Master Class: Middle School Jazz Percussion Sponsored by FBA

Presenter: Marcus Grant Coordinator: Richard Davenport

3pm-3:45pm

Middle School Violin Workshop: All-State Middle School Orchestra Sponsored by FOA

Presenter: Tina Raimondi Coordinator: Tosha Knibb

3pm-3:45pm

Middle School Viola Workshop: All-State Middle School Orchestra and Middle School Honors Orchestra Sponsored by FOA

Presenter: Victor Fernandez Coordinator: Jarrod Koskoski

3pm-3:45pm

Middle School Cello Workshop: All-State Middle School Orchestra and Middle School Honors Orchestra Sponsored by FOA

Presenter: Robert-Christian (Tian) Sanchez Coordinator: William Sanderson

3pm-3:45pm

Middle School Bass Workshop: All-State Middle School Orchestra and Middle School Honors Orchestra Sponsored by FOA

Presenter: August Berger Coordinator: Steven Bossert

3pm-3:45pm

Middle School Bass Workshop: All-State Middle School Orchestra and Middle School Honors Orchestra Sponsored by FOA

Presenter: August Berger Coordinator: Steven Bossert

4pm-4:45pm

Middle School Violin Workshop: Middle School Honors Orchestra Sponsored by FOA

Presenter: Tina Raimondi Coordinator: Tosha Knibb

4pm-4:45pm

High School 1st Violin Workshop: All-State Symphonic Orchestra, All-State Concert Orchestra, and High School Honors Orchestra Sponsored by FOA

Presenter: Leonid Yanovskiy Coordinator: Matthew Davis

4pm-4:45pm

High School 2nd Violin Workshop: All-State Symphonic Orchestra, All-State Concert Orchestra, and High School Honors Orchestra Sponsored by FOA

Presenter: Ben Sung Coordinator: Andrea Szarowicz

4pm-4:45pm

High School Viola Workshop: All-State Symphonic Orchestra, AllState Concert Orchestra, and High School Honors Orchestra Sponsored by FOA

Presenter: Lauren Hodges Coordinator: Steven Bossert

4pm-4:45pm

High School Cello Workshop: All-State Symphonic Orchestra, AllState Concert Orchestra, and High School Honors Orchestra Sponsored by FOA

Presenter: Jamie Clark Coordinator: Jarrod Koskoski

4pm-4:45pm

High School Bass Workshop: All-State Symphonic Orchestra, AllState Concert Orchestra, and High School Honors Orchestra Sponsored by FOA

Presenter: Brian Powell Coordinator: William Sanderson

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All-State Experience SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Saturday, January 30, 2021 9am-9:45am

Band Opportunities in College-CBDNA (Session A—for High School) Sponsored by FBA

Presenter: Douglas Phillips Coordinator: Richard Davenport

9am-9:45am

FBA Master Class: Trumpets (All-State Concert Band and High School Honors Band) For All-State trumpet players in the All-State Concert Band and the High School Honors Band. Sponsored by FBA

Presenter: John Almeida Coordinator: Richard Davenport

9am-9:45am

FBA Master Class: Flutes (All-State Concert Band and High School Honors Band) For All-State flute players in the All-State Concert Band and the High School Honors Band. Sponsored by FBA

Presenter: Tammara Phillips Coordinator: Richard Davenport

9am-9:45am

FBA Master Class: Bassoon (High School Ensembles) For All-State bassoon players in the All-State Symphonic Band, All-State Concert Band, High School Honors Band, and either Orchestra. Sponsored by FBA

Presenter: Monica Ellis Coordinator: Richard Davenport

9am-10am

FBA Master Class: Clarinets (All-State Concert Band) For All-State clarinetists in the All-State Concert Band. Sponsored by FBA

Presenter: Deborah Bish Coordinator: Richard Davenport

9am-9:45am

FBA Master Class: High School Jazz Piano For pianists in the All-State High School Jazz Band. Sponsored by FBA

Presenter: Per Danielsson Coordinator: Richard Davenport

10am-10:45am

FVA College/University Participation Forum— All-State Concert Chorus Room Sponsored by FBA

Coordinator: Thomas Jomisko

10am-10:45am

FBA Master Class: Trombone (All-State Concert Band and High School Honors Band) Sponsored by FBA

Presenter: David Schmidt Coordinator: Richard Davenport

10am-10:45am

FVA College/University Participation Forum— All-State SSAA Chorus Room Sponsored by FVA

Coordinator: John Luffred

10am-10:45am

FVA College/University Participation Forum— All-State TTBB Chorus Room Sponsored by FVA

Coordinator: Jeffry Bogue

10am-10:45am

FBA Master Class: High School Jazz Bass For bass players in the All-State High School Jazz Band. Sponsored by FBA

Presenter: Dennis Marks Coordinator: Richard Davenport

10am-10:45am

FBA Master Class: Flutes (All-State Symphonic Band and Orchestras) For All-State clarinetists in the All-State Symphonic Band and either Orchestra. Sponsored by FBA

Presenter: Hilary Abigana Coordinator: Richard Davenport

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Saturday, January 30, 2021

10am-10:45am

FBA Master Class: Clarinets (All-State Symphonic Band) For All-State clarinetists in the All-State Symphonic Band. Sponsored by FBA

Presenter: Jerome Simas Coordinator: Richard Davenport

10am-10:45am

FBA Master Class: Alto Saxophones (High School Ensembles) For All-State tenor and bari saxophonists in the All-State Symphonic Band, All-State Concert Band, and High School Honors Band. Sponsored by FBA

Presenter: Edward Goodman Coordinator: Richard Davenport

10am-10:45am

Band Opportunities in College-CBDNA (Session B—for High School) Sponsored by FBA

Presenter: Kyle Prescott Coordinator: Richard Davenport

10am-10:45am

Master Class: Low Saxophones (High School Ensembles) For All-State tenor and bari saxophonists in the All-State Symphonic Band, All-State Concert Band, and High School Honors Band. Sponsored by FBA

Presenter: Jonathan Hulting-Cohen Coordinator: Richard Davenport

11am-11:45am

Band Opportunities in College-CBDNA (Session C—for High School) Sponsored by FBA

Presenter: Douglas Phillips Coordinator: Richard Davenport

11am-11:45am

FBA Master Class: High School Jazz Guitar For guitarists in the All-State High School Jazz Band. Sponsored by FBA

Presenter: Stephen Luciano Coordinator: Richard Davenport

11am-11:45am

FBA Master Class: Clarinets (All-State Concert Band) For All-State clarinetists in the All-State Concert Band. Sponsored by FBA

Presenter: Deborah Bish Coordinator: Richard Davenport

11am-11:45am

FBA Master Class: Oboe (High School Ensembles) For All-State trumpet players in the All-State Symphonic Band, All-State Concert Band, High School Honors Band, and either Orchestra. Sponsored by FBA

Presenter: Toyin Spellman-Diaz Coordinator: Richard Davenport

11am-11:45am

FBA Master Class: Trombone (All-State Symphonic Band and Orchestras) For All-State trombonists in the All-State Symphonic Band and either Orchestra. Sponsored by FBA

Presenter: Domingo Paliuca Coordinator: Richard Davenport

11am-11:45am

FBA Master Class: French Horns (High School Ensembles) For All-State French hornists in the All-State Symphonic Band, All-State Concert Band, High School Honors Band, and either Orchestra. Sponsored by FBA

Presenter: Chris Castellanos Coordinator: Richard Davenport

12noon-12:45pm

Band Opportunities in College-CBDNA (Session D—for High School) Sponsored by FBA

Presenter: Kyle Prescott Coordinator: Richard Davenport continued

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All-State Experience SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Saturday, January 30, 2021

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12noon-12:45pm

FBA Master Class: All Low Clarinets For all All-State low clarinet players. Sponsored by FBA

Presenter: Jerome Simas Coordinator: Richard Davenport

12noon-12:45pm

FBA Master Class: High School Jazz Saxophone For saxophonists in the FBA All-State High School Jazz Band. Sponsored by FBA

Presenter: Jeff Rupert Coordinator: Richard Davenport

12noon-12:45pm

FBA Master Class: Tubas (High School Ensembles) For All-State tuba players in the All-State Symphonic Band, All-State Concert Band, High School Honors Band, and either Orchestra. Sponsored by FBA

Presenter: William Russell Coordinator: Richard Davenport

12noon-12:45pm

FBA Master Class: Euphoniums (High School Ensembles) For All-State euphonium players in the All-State Symphonic Band, AllState Concert Band, and High School Honors Band. Sponsored by FBA

Presenter: Gail Robertson Coordinator: Richard Davenport

1pm-1:45pm

FBA Master Class: High School Jazz Trumpet For saxophonists in the All-State High School Jazz Band. Sponsored by FBA

Coordinator: Richard Davenport

1pm-1:45pm

FBA Master Class: High School Trumpets (All-State Symphonic Band and Orchestras) For All-State trumpet players in the All-State Symphonic Band and either Orchestra. Sponsored by FBA

Presenters: Jeff Conner, Jose Sibaja Coordinator: Richard Davenport

2pm-2:45pm

FBA Master Class: High School Jazz Trombone For trombonists in the All-State High School Jazz Band. Sponsored by FBA

Presenter: Kevin Jones Coordinator: Richard Davenport

2pm-2:45pm

FBA Master Class: Percussion (High School Ensembles) For All-State percussionists in the All-State Symphonic Band, All-State Concert Band, and High School Honors Band. Sponsored by FBA

Presenter: Alan Keown Coordinator: Richard Davenport

3pm-4pm

FBA Master Class: High School Jazz Percussion Sponsored by FBA

Presenter: Jason Furman Coordinator: Richard Davenport

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FLORIDA MUSIC EDUCATION ASSOCIATION 2020-2021 DONORS

Thank you to all of the donors who have shown their dedication to the improvement of music education in Florida by supporting our Mission through financial contributions.

Our donors support specific causes by donating to the FMEA funds of their choice: FMEA Scholarship Fund Music Education Advocacy General Fund

June M. Hinckley Scholarship Professional Development for Members Mel & Sally Schiff Music Education Relief Fund

The following have graciously donated to FMEA from April 1, 2020, through December 15, 2020.

MAESTRO’S CIRCLE

ARTIST’S CIRCLE $1,000 – $9,999

$10,000 and up

No current donors at this time.

Artie Almeida In Honor of June Audrey Holcombe Grace & Katie Grace Miller Frank Howes In Memory of Tom McDonald & In Honor of Anne Howes & Lou Hyatt Clifford Madsen Russell Robinson

SUSTAINERS $100 – $999

Ann Adams-Valle In Dedication of Bobby L. Adams Andre Arrouet Lucinda Balistreri In Honor of June M. Hinckley Anthony Chiarito Dayna Cole In Memory of Linda Mann Alice-Ann Darrow In Honor of Mr. & Mrs. O. B. Darrow Virginia Densmore In Memory of Jeff Bradford, Byron & Bobbie Smith Jason Dobson Florida Bandmasters Association In Memory of Bobbie & Byron Smith

Patricia Flowers Stanley Hoch Dennis Holt Alexander Jimenez Marsha Juday Steven Kelly Carlton Kilpatrick Sheila King In Memory of John W. King Frances Lilly In Memory of Byron & Bobbie Smith Jason Locker In Memory of June M. Hinckley Natalie Mallis

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SUSTAINERS continued Angel Marchese Carolyn Minear Ree Nathan John Nista Kimberly Oppermann On Behalf of the Board of Directors of HCEMEC, Inc. David Pletincks In Honor of Alexis & Jonathan Pletincks Mary Catherine Salo In Memory of Gary Rivenbark & Wes Rainer Steven Salo In Honor of John “Buck” Jamison & Dr. Bill Prince Kathleen Sanz In Honor of June M. Hinckley & In Memory of A. Byron Smith J. Mark Scott In Honor of Dr. Judy Arthur & Dr. Judy Bowers; In Memory of Byron & Bobbie Smith on behalf of the Florida Vocal Association

Frederick Schiff Kathy Shepler D. Gregory Springer Harry Spyker In Honor of Fred & Marlene Miller Gregory St. Jacques In Honor of Bobbie & Byron Smith Jeannine Stemmer In Memory of Barbara Kingman & Lauren Alonso Valerie Terry Leiland Theriot In Memory of Clayton Krehbiel Robert Todd In Memory of Gary Rivenbark Richard Uhler David Williams Kenneth Williams

PATRONS $25 – $99 Carlos Abril David Bayardelle In Memory of Matthew Jensen Mark Belfast In Memory of Dr. Mark A. Belfast, Sr. Karen Bradley In Memory of Harold Bradley Gordon Brock James Bruce Jamie Bryan In Honor of J. Mark Scott Katarzyna (Kasia) Bugaj Alexander Busby Stanley Butts Tara Callahan In Memory of Kristin Y. Clark Audrey Carballo In Memory of Irwin Bernard Patrick Carney In Memory of Stephen & Sally Carney Greg Carswell Renee Cartee Carol Casey Shelby Chipman

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Dale Choate Zachary Chowning Debbie Cleveland Don Coffman David Cruz Matthew Davis In Memory of Robert Morrison Marc Decker Virginia Dickert

In Memory of Lindsay Keller & Deborah Liles

Patrick Dunnigan Judith Evans Scott Evans Debbie Fahmie Melanie Faulkner Margaret Flood In Memory of Dr. Karen Kennedy Bradley Franks In Memory of Gary W. Rivenbark Tina Gill In Memory of Gary W. Rivenbark Cheryce Harris Julie Hebert John Henderson

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John Jarvis Michael Johnson Mary Keyloun Cruz In Memory of George & Laurice Keyloun Pauline Latorre Lu Anne Leone Joseph Luechauer Kevin Lusk Robert McCormick Jeneve Medford Jarvis Katie Grace Miller In Honor of My Aunt Artie Ronald Miranda Amy Nickerson In Memory of Carola F. Nickerson Mary Palmer Galen Peters Edward Prasse Marie Radloff In Memory of Charles F. Ulrey C. William Renfroe In Memory of Herbert Beam, past FVA President & my high school choral director


PATRONS continued Alicia Romero-Sardinas In Honor of John Rose Melissa Salek Ted Shistle John Sinclair Kyle Spence Missy Tanton Dobson In Memory of Bobbie & Byron Smith Valerie Terry

Howard Weinstein In Memory of Barry Weinstein Julian White In Dedication of Kenneth Tolbert Marguerite Wilder In Memory of Bobbie & Byron Smith Billy B. Williamson In Memory of Bob Maguire

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FMEA Research Poster Session Friday, January 15, 2021 (8pm-8:45pm) Coordinator: Don Coffman; Sponsored by FMEA Research Committee AUTHOR(S)

INSTITUTIONAL AFFILIATION(S)

TITLE

Kari Adams

Florida State University

Adolescent Self-Theories of Singing Ability Within the Choral Hierarchy

Amalia Allan

Florida State University

The Identification of Musical Responses in Children With Disabilities by Undergraduate Music Education Majors

Braham Dembar, Grace Rimkunas

Ball State University

Artificial Intelligence in Music Education

Livia de Moraes

University of Miami

The Brazilian Pífano: Fourth-Graders’ Responses to a Curriculum Unit

Margaret Flood

Florida Southern College

The Lived Experiences of Paula Thornton and Her Contributions to the History of Florida Bands

Adrian Lordache

University of South Florida

Alternative Methodologies for Instrumental Teaching

Jason Ladd

Nicholls State University

Florida MPA and College Band Programming in 2016-2017

Leonidas Lagrimas

State University of New York at Fredonia

Performance Anxiety in the Collegiate Class Piano Setting: Student Reflection and Self-Diagnosis

Brandon Meeks

Florida State University

Who Is Leading? An Investigation of the Demographics of Band Directors at NCAA Division One Colleges and Universities Across the United States

Charles Patterson

University of South Florida

Effects of Conducting-Gesture Instruction on Eighth-Grade String Orchestra Students’ Performance and Response to Conducting Emblems

Ricardo Pozenatto

Florida State University

Working Memory in Musicians: A Review of Literature

Víctor Manuel Rubio Carrillo, Joshua Argueta

University of Miami Sweetwater Elementary School

Music Technology Curriculum Inquiry Using the National Standards and Educational Domains

Víctor Manuel Rubio Carrillo, Natalie Vanessa Lopez

University of Miami Fulford Elementary School Partnerships

Music Standards, Educational Objectives, and Reflective Practices in Early Elementary Music

Melissa Salek

University of North Florida

Charter School Instrumental Music Enrollment Trends and Perceptions

Christina Sisson

Florida State University

Teaching the Standards: Elementary General Music During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Julie Myung Ok Song

University of Florida

Strategies for the Development of Music Education Philosophy for Preservice Music Teachers

Julie M. Song, David E. Tyson

University of Florida

The Music of Our Time: A Case Study of Popular Music Experience for Five Preservice Music Teachers

Rachel Sorenson

Florida State University

The Effect of Conducting and Error Placement on the Error Detection Ability of Preservice Music Educators

Victoria Warnet

Florida State University

The Experiences of First-Time Honor Band Clinicians: A Collective Case Study

Victoria Warnet

Florida State University

Predictive Relationships Between Concert Band Size and Ratings at Adjudicated Music Performance Assessments

Dawn R. Mitchell White

University of South Florida

On the Spectrum: The Music Experiences of Two Young Adult Brothers

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Congratulations to the 2021 FMEA Award Winners Elementary Music Educator of the Year ROSEMARY M. PILONERO Villages Elementary of Lady Lakes School Nominated by Joani Slawson on behalf of FEMEA Rosemary M. Pilonero has been an elementary music

teacher for 26 years and has spent her last six years

teaching at Villages Elementary of Lady Lakes School in Lady Lake. She taught in New Jersey before moving to Florida in 2006. The Villages Elementary of Lady

Lakes School selected Rosemary as its 2018 Teacher of the Year.

Rosemary truly believes in music for ALL. As part

of the Executive Committee for the Florida Elementary Music Educators Association (FEMEA), she steered the

organization through substantial transformations that would cast a wider net to reach more students, particularly those in underserved areas. Under her leadership,

the FEMEA Regional Honor Ensembles came to fruition and now provide a space and place for wonderfully

talented and devoted elementary musicians through-

and is on the FMEA Conference Planning Committee.

As much as she is a master teacher, Rosemary is

Orff Association. She has served as a guest conductor

out the state.

a servant leader paving pathways for colleagues as

well as students. She has moved from local leadership, which included serving as FEMEA district chairwom-

Rosemary remains very active in the Central Florida for Orff ensembles and honor choirs throughout the state of Florida.

Rosemary earned her undergraduate degree from

an, to state leadership serving as president of FEMEA.

the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and went

national level serving as a regional representative

College. Additionally, she has certification in Orff

Rosemary has now extended her leadership to the (Region IV) on the National Board of Trustees for the

American Orff-Schulwerk Association. She has also chaired that board’s advocacy subcommittee. Currently

she serves FEMEA as past president of the board of

directors and as the conference event coordinator,

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on to earn a master’s degree from Montclair State

Schulwerk Level III and Master Class and in world drumming.

Ms. Pilonero is dedicated to enthusiastic teaching

as a means of creating and nurturing a lifelong love of music in children.

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Congratulations to the 2021 FMEA Award Winners Secondary Music Educator of the Year LAURA PENFIELD Brevard Public Schools String Specialist Nominated by Amy Davis Laura Penfield has served as a string specialist with Brevard Public Schools’ orchestras at both the elementary and secondary levels since

1988, developing program excellence through collaboration with teachers, students, parents, and administrators at 21 elementary schools, six middle

schools, and five high schools. A lifelong violinist, Laura began lessons

at age 4 with the Suzuki method through the University of Wisconsin,

Madison, and attended the Stevens Point Summer Institute where Sinichi

Suzuki was guest clinician. Ms. Pinfield holds a bache-

facilitating communication among stakeholders, dis-

of South Florida, and the MME from the University

and improve music achievement. Ms. Pinfield has

lor’s degree in violin performance from the University

of Central Florida. The Brevard Symphony Youth

Orchestra invited Ms. Pinfield to launch its string ensemble in 2000, which she conducted and developed

for three years. Best practices in music education and

cussing policies, and exploring ways to strengthen played with the Brevard Symphony Orchestra since

1988 and was awarded the Director’s Choice Musician of the Year in the orchestra’s 2003-04 season.

Laura enjoys playing the electric violin in various

curriculum writing are of particular interest to Ms.

settings and is adept at improvisation and using

the county and state levels. The study of foundational

Summer Workshop in 2018 for students to learn

Pinfield, and she has authored numerous resources at technique and its essence to achievement have been a focal point of her instruction, leading many of her stu-

dents to become all-county and all-state performers, as well as music teachers and professional musicians.

Laura served as district chairwoman for the Florida

Orchestra Association (FOA) District 10 from 1993 to 1995 and is an FOA board-approved adjudicator.

She served on the Brevard Music Leadership Team from 2003 to 2019 developing music in-services,

special effects pedals. She held an Electric Strings improvisation through electric string instruments, which featured guest artists, music vendors, and

teachers from the community. Workshop proceeds went to the Light of Day Foundation, an organization that harnesses the power of music to support a cure for Parkinson’s disease.

Ms. Laura Penfield has had a tremendous impact

on students as well as teachers in Brevard County and beyond.

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Congratulations to the 2021 FMEA Award Winners College Music Educator of the Year DON COFFMAN, PhD Frost School of Music, University of Miami Nominated by Dr. Carlos Abril Dr. Don Coffman, professor and chair, Department of Music Education & Music

Therapy, Frost School of Music, University of Miami, teaches courses in instrumental conducting, instrumental music methods,

and community music. He holds an under-

graduate and doctoral degree from the

University of Kansas and a master’s degree from Wichita State University.

Dr. Coffman has over 40 years of teach-

ing experience spanning K-12, university, and community band settings. He is an

internationally known scholar with more

than 100 publications and 100 presentations in 13 countries around the globe. His

vitae is extensive, citing research, publications, journals, books, chapters, presentations, panels, lectures, and symposiums,

both nationally and internationally, he has

participated in. His influence is deep and widespread.

walk away with a renewed vision of music educa-

band performances and clinics. In Iowa City, he

was asked to chair the Commission for Community

Dr. Coffman has conducted more than 300 wind

founded the Iowa New Horizons Band in 1995 and led it for 16 years. When he moved to Miami, he

became the director of Frost’s New Horizons Band.

tion that lasts into adulthood. It is no wonder he

Music Activity for the International Society for Music Education.

Dr. Coffman was honored as the first recipient of

This band serves as a laboratory for music educa-

the NAfME Adult and Community SRIG Award for

community ties and recruiting young students to

as chairman of the FMEA Research Committee and

tion majors while simultaneously strengthening

work with older musicians. Dr. Coffman’s students

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“Outstanding Scholarship and Service.” He serves edits Research Perspectives in Music Education.

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Congratulations to the 2021 FMEA Award Winners Leadership Award KRISTY PAGAN Miami-Dade County Public Schools Nominated by Pauline Latorre and David Cruz on behalf of FEMEA Kristy Pagan is the district elementary

music support specialist for Miami-Dade

County Public Schools and the music

teacher at Amelia Earhart Elementary in Hialeah.

Kristy is an exceptional music edu-

cator who has served the Miami-Dade

County Public Schools for the past 17

years. She received both her bachelor’s in music therapy and master’s in music edu-

cation from Florida State University. She teaches at Amelia Earhart Elementary, where she directs the chorus, modern band, and general music. In addition

to her responsibilities as a teacher, she

serves the district as a visual and per-

forming arts curriculum support specialist. Her role

Note Foundation 2020 Music Education Innovator

taking since she essentially provides guidance and

Music Educator Award, Young Patronesses of the

as a district support specialist is a significant underassistance throughout Miami-Dade County Public

Schools, the fourth largest district in the nation. Her responsibilities include supporting teachers, evaluating the integration of STEAM with other

disciplines, analyzing data, and coordinating several district programs. She takes on leadership roles

in the Dade County Music Educators Association, is a clinical supervising cooperating teacher, and a MINT mentor for beginning teachers.

Kristy’s extraordinary commitment to music

education has led her to receive several nominations

and recognitions including a Finalist for the Give a

Award, Quarter Finalist for the 2020 Grammy

Opera Educator of Note Award, and North Region Teacher of the Year Finalist. Kristy goes beyond for the music education community, and everyone

that has the opportunity to interact with her can attest to her passion, charisma, and energy that

she instills in others. Ms. Pagan holds certifications

in American Orff Schulwerk Levels 1 & 2, Little Kids Rock 101 & 102, Circle of the Square Theater

School, and is a board-certified music therapist. Ms. Pagan’s impact reaches the entire South Florida

area as well. She is a board member of the South Florida Orff Chapter where she serves as treasurer.

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Congratulations to the 2021 FMEA Award Winners Administrator of the Year KELLY PADUANO, EdD Timber Creek High School Nominated by Paul (Wesley) Roy on behalf of FVA Dr. Kelly Paduano serves as the principal of Timber Creek

High School where she oversees 230 employees and 3,350

students who participate in a broad range of academic and extracurricular programs. Prior to her time as prin-

cipal, she served as assistant principal of instruction at Timber Creek High School and assistant principal of instruction at Union Park Middle School. During her time

at Timber Creek, she increased the graduation rate from 90.3% to 99%, the highest rate in the district, and expanded the Performing Arts Department to include 13 highly

qualified certified arts educators. She has increased the school grades at both Timber Creek and Union Park, and

played an integral role in helping Timber Creek to become the top-ranked high school in the district and 49th high

school in the state of Florida. She was named the 201617 Principal of the Year for the Florida Association of

Student Councils, the 2013-14 OCSCA Administrator of the Year, and the Timber Creek High School Female

School under Dr. Paduano’s administration. Dr. Paduano

Dr. Paduano is an ardent supporter and advocate for

Timber Creek. Through her support, the music program

Administrator of the Year in 2007 and 2009.

the music programs at her school and is well loved by her entire visual and performing arts department. As a result of Dr. Paduano’s support, Timber Creek High

School offers a comprehensive arts education program for all students including band, chorus, orchestra, AP

Music Theory, honors music theory, theatre, dance, and the visual arts.

Whether you are at Friday Night Lights and witness the

Regiment with its 300-plus band members, or you attend

a concert in the community or at a local place of worship and are riveted by incredible vocal groups, or you are at

a school event where you are entertained by a first-class orchestra ensemble, it is always clear that the vitality of music flows through the veins of Timber Creek High

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has taken music education to unprecedented levels at is 550 students strong. These performing groups get reg-

ular invitations to perform at Disney, are omnipresent in

the Avalon Park Community, have a large acceptance to all-county and FMEA all-state groups, and attain superi-

or ratings at music performance assessments. The music faculty at Timber Creek is often tapped to mentor new

teachers, and there are continual collaborations with local universities and colleges. None of this would be possible without the unending support of Principal Paduano. She

is highly committed to ensuring all students have access to the arts programs at her school.

Dr. Kelly Paduano holds the BS degree in social science

education and a master’s and a doctoral degree in educational leadership from the University of Central Florida.

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Congratulations to the 2021 FMEA Award Winners Superintendent of the Year ALBERTO M. CARVALHO Miami-Dade Public Schools Nominated by Pauline Latorre on behalf of FEMEA Alberto M. Carvalho has served as superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS), the

nation’s fourth largest school system, since September

2008. He is a nationally recognized expert on education transformation, finance, and leadership development. During his tenure, M-DCPS has become one of

the nation’s highest-performing urban school systems,

receiving systemwide accreditation from AdvancEd. The district was recognized with the 2012 Broad Prize

for Urban Education, 2014 College Board Advanced Placement Equity and Excellence District of the Year, and 2019 Cambridge District of the Year. As a staunch

believer in school choice, he has expanded choice

Directors. Mr. Carvalho holds the BS degree in biol-

offerings including programs in fine and performing

MA in educational leadership from Nova Southeastern

options in Miami-Dade to include more than 1,000

arts, biotechnology, engineering, robotics, aviation, forensic sciences, and many others. An instructional leader at heart, Mr. Carvalho is also the proud founder of the award-winning iPrep Academy, a model of robust 21st century learning in the age of innovation and technology.

Recognized by his peers as a leader, he has been

named Florida’s 2014 Superintendent of the Year, 2016 winner of the Harold W. McGraw Prize in Education,

ogy/biomedical sciences from Barry University, the

University, and has been awarded many honorary degrees including Doctor of Public Service by Florida

International University, Doctor of Humane Letters by both Barry University and Florida Memorial University,

and Doctor of Pedagogy, Honoris Causa from Nova Southeastern University. He has been honored by the president of Portugal with the Ordem de Mérito Civil and by Mexico with the Othli Award.

Mr. Carvalho has proven his belief in arts education

2018 Urban Superintendent of the Year, 2019 NABE

throughout the years. He has allocated $54 million for

Superintendent of the Year; and he is one of Scholastic

local cultural arts center to develop a Cultural Passport

Superintendent of the Year, and AASA’s 2014 National

Administrator’s “The Fantastic Five” educators making a difference in America. He serves on the National

Assessment Governing Board, is a member of the National Board of Directors for Common Threads,

as well as serves on the Posse Foundation Board of

music and arts programs, and has partnered with the initiative that ensures every child in the district has

equal access to field trip performances during the

school day. He hosts the Superintendent’s Honors

Festival and the Superintendent’s Artist in Residence Program.

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Congratulations to the 2021 FMEA Award Winners School Board Member of the Year CAROL J. COOK, CHAIRPERSON

Services Committee, vice chairman

Pinellas County School Board

forces for the Florida Department

of advocacy, and on several task of Education. As the representative

Nominated by Meghan

of FSBA, Mrs. Cook served on the

Alfaro on behalf of FEMEA

Florida School Music Association (FSMA) Board of Directors.

Carol J. Cook, chairperson of the

Florida

Pinellas County School Board,

School

Boards

was elected to the school board

Association has awarded Mrs.

County Schools for 20 years. A

recognition and the Advanced

Cook the Certified Board Member

in 2000 and has served Pinellas

Boardsmanship

graduate of the University of

The

South Florida, she taught elemen-

Boardmanship

Certification is a distinction cur-

tary school in Pinellas County

rently held by five other board

for 10 years. Mrs. Cook under-

members in the state. In addition

stands how music education fits within the district’s bigger pic-

Advanced

Certification.

to her board responsibilities, she

ture initiatives and plans. During her tenure, and

has served on the Partnerships for a Healthier Pinellas

passed a referendum to support music and arts edu-

Directors. Mrs. Cook has also held several leadership

partly because of her strong support, Pinellas County cation. She has served on the board of the Florida

School Music Association, and arts are included in

Board of Directors and Clothes to Kids Board of positions in her church.

Under Board Chair Carol Cook, over $1.5 million a

the Pinellas County School’s District Strategic Plan.

year goes to support music programs funded by the

Directors for nine years and is a former president

wonder that Pinellas County was designated a NAMM

Mrs. Cook served on the Florida PTA Board of

of the Pinellas County Council of PTAs. Mrs. Cook

serves on the Florida School Boards Association

passage of the Pinellas County tax referendum. It is no 2020 Best Community for Music Education.

Mrs. Cook and her husband Ed have lived in

(FSBA) Board of Directors in her role as chair-

Clearwater for more than 35 years and are the proud

has also served as chairman of the Functions and

graduates of Pinellas County Schools.

man of the Board Development Committee. She

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parents of two children and a daughter-in-law, all

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Congratulations to the 2021 FMEA Award Winners Distinguished Service Award DENISE GAGNE MUSICPLAY Nominated by Jenny Chambless on behalf of FEMEA Denise Gagne is a music specialist with 40-plus years of experience

teaching

band,

choir, and classroom music

from preschool to college. Her

choirs and bands won many awards at music festivals and performed for local and nation-

al sporting events, on national radio, and even for the Queen of England. Denise has a bachelor

of music from the University of Victoria, a bachelor of edu-

cation from the University of Saskatchewan, a

& Variations, a preschool music teacher, and a fre-

(pending), and a post graduate diploma in fine arts

classrooms. She has been a workshop presenter in

diploma in music from the University of Auckland

(Kodàly Level 3) from the University of Calgary with Lois Choksy. She has completed Orff Level 3

and additional Orff training with Cindy Hall, Jay

Broeker, Jos Wuytack, and Donna Otto. Denise has

served on the boards of the Saskatchewan Music Educators Association and the Saskatchewan Band

quent visitor to Red Deer elementary school music every Canadian province and territory and in all

50 U.S. states. She presents regularly for Orff and Kodály workshops and for preschool and kindergarten conferences in Canada, the United States, Asia, and Australia.

When the pandemic hit and schools were forced

Association, and served for eight years on the board

to close last March, Denise Gagne jumped into action

Denise is the owner of Musicplay and author

ers throughout the world in order to keep high-quali-

of the Kodàly Society of Canada.

or editor of more than 100 publications for K-6

music teachers. She is managing editor of Themes

full force by sharing her resources with music teachty, engaging music instruction alive through distance learning.

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Congratulations to the 2021 FMEA Award Winners Exemplary Model Program “SONGBIRD” EVAN POWERS, AVALON MIDDLE SCHOOL Nominated by Paul (Wesley) Roy on behalf of FVA

Evan Powers is the choral director at Avalon Middle School in Orlando. SONGBIRD is a program in which

seventh- and eighth-grade students share music and

establish relationships with elders living with dementia. Following a four- to five-week training period, students are partnered with memory care residents at Encore

at Avalon Park (an assisted living facility). When the students first meet with the residents, they get to know

them through a game of “music detective” using a ques-

tionnaire and the internet. The students learn about what kind of music the residents love and connect to, and then they research and share that music with them. Students

bring recorded music to the residents each week and work to share music (through recordings or singing),

listen to stories, and build relationships. At the end of each of these sessions, the students and facilitators meet

This project allows middle school students to learn

as a group to share stories, troubleshoot, and develop

and experience how music is a vehicle for service, as

The results are breathtaking—people whose disease

empathy can have on themselves and others. As a result,

solutions to any issues that may have arisen.

has taken away their ability to fully and authentically

express themselves are gifted with moments of clarity

and joy. Their reactions range from a simple smile, to engaging conversation, to memory sharing, to dancing and playing instruments. These moments bring incredi-

ble joy to the residents and leave a very important mark on the students. Goals of the program include chang-

ing students’ attitudes toward the elderly, connecting

students and elders through shared music experiences, brightening the days of elders living with dementia,

well as the power that genuine human connection and many students feel an urgency to continue volunteering.

Furthermore, it creates awareness among and support from the school’s administrators as they see the community impact and school representation through the

choral program. Finally, it helps students experience a stage of life with which they may not be familiar, and

therefore allows for the opportunity to build the kind of

humans we want taking care of us should we one day be in assisted living.

Evan has developed materials and a “how to” guide to

inspiring students to continue in community service, and

get a project like this started in other schools and com-

feel a sense of purpose and helping them to better under-

teachers around the state to learn about and work toward

giving the students greater confidence, allowing them to stand themselves.

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munities. As a result, he has inspired many other music starting their own version of SONGBIRD.

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Congratulations to the 2021 FMEA Award Winners 2021 Music Education Service Awards Carla P. Maxwell

Rhonda C. Gauger

Audrey W. Carballo

Lakeville Elementary School

Hickory Creek Elementary School

Bob Graham Education Center

25 years

29 years

38 years

Orange County

Melinda Fradley

St. John’s County

Eric W. Mendez

West Orange High School

Maitland Middle School

26 years

32 years

Orange County

Miami-Dade County

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Virtual Exhibitors 2021 FMEA Sponsors/Exhibitors Directory TITLE SPONSORS Conn-Selmer, Inc.

Conn-Selmer is the leading manufacturer and distributor of a full line of American-made band and orchestral instruments for professional, amateur, and student use. The company manufactures and distributes its products under well-known brand names including Selmer, Bach, Ludwig, Leblanc, and King & Conn.

Florida Gulf Coast University

The Bower School of Music, accredited by NASM, offers degrees in music performance, music education, music therapy, and music. Our nationally recognized faculty offers inspiring ensembles and rich musical experiences. FGCU: Changing Lives Through the Power of the Arts. As the nation’s third-largest music program in higher education, the FSU College of Music is widely

Florida State University recognized as a top-tier university-based program with a tradition of excellence at both the undergraduate FCAP GOLD and graduate levels.

Hal Leonard LungTrainers, LLC FCAP GOLD

University of Florida Online MME FCAP BRONZE

Hal Leonard is the world’s largest educational music print publisher, featuring the Essential Elements series for band, orchestra, jazz ensemble, and choir, plus many other educational and classical publications. BUILD. BETTER. BREATHING. The LungTrainer is a unique breathing training device. Its ability to simulate breathing skills needed for wind instruments and voice makes it a ‘must have’ for every classroom and studio. Come on by for a demonstration! The University of Florida’s online Master of Music in Music Education program, part of the School of Music and College of Arts, is designed to help music educators enhance their abilities as musicians, teachers, and passionate students of one of humanity’s most dynamic modes of creative expression.

University of Miami – Frost School of Music

University of Miami Frost School of Music is one of the largest, most comprehensive, and relevant music schools in higher education. Frost fosters creativity, leadership, and scholarship in instrumental/vocal/ keyboard, contemporary, jazz, as well as composition, music education, and many more.

University of South Florida

The School of Music at the University of South Florida offers degrees in music education, performance, composition, jazz studies, electronic music, conducting, chamber music, and piano pedagogy. Degree programs are available at the bachelor, master, and doctoral levels.

Wenger Corporation

Wenger Corporation, founded in 1946, provides innovative, high-quality solutions for music and theatre education and performance, elementary education, and athletic equipment storage. In new construction and renovation projects, Wenger works in partnership with the project team to deliver outstanding longterm value with a beautiful blend of form and function.

MAESTRO SPONSORS Florida Atlantic University FCAP GOLD

Florida Atlantic University’s Department of Music offers BA, BM with concentrations in performance or commercial music; BME, MM with concentrations in commercial music, conducting, performance, or composition. Scholarships and graduate assistantships available. fau.edu/music, 561-297-3820

New World School of the Arts

New World School of the Arts was created by the Florida Legislature as a center of excellence in the performing and visual arts as an educational partnership of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Miami Dade College, and the University of Florida.

North Broward Preparatory School

The NBPS Arts Academy inspires tomorrow’s artists to make a positive impact on the world. We empower our students to achieve their goals by focusing on artistic excellence, collaboration, venture artistry, and creative engagement with today’s audiences. nbps.org/fine-arts/arts-academy

Patel Conservatory at The Patel Conservatory at the Straz Center provides superior performing arts training in an inspirational the Straz Center for the setting. Year-round music classes, performance ensembles, private lessons, as well as summer intensives are available for all instruments and voice types in beautiful downtown Tampa. Performing Arts Peripole, Inc.

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Virtual Exhibitors ENCORE SPONSORS All County Music FCAP GOLD

DeMoulin Brothers & Company

Excelcia Music Publishing FCAP BRONZE

Kaleidoscope Adventures, Inc.

Kent State University School of Music

Serving music education since 1976, All County Music offers Florida’s largest factory authorized service center, the most trusted name-brand instruments, and dedicated school representatives. All County Music is the home of Florida Flutes, Florida Trumpets, and Florida Saxophones. DeMoulin Brothers & Company—now in its 129th year continues to serve the world’s quality apparel needs offering full-time representation and complete uniform and accessory lines. Contact our state representative and Florida resident Chris Ball at 352-219-0939. Excelcia provides new school performance music for concert band, orchestra, and choir, as well as methods, solos, and cutting-edge resources for music educators. We publish music by composers who are sensitive to and passionate about the needs and educational aspirations of young musicians. Kaleidoscope Adventures is a full-service tour company specializing in student group travel. Our primary emphasis is developing festival and performance tours for middle and high school bands, choirs, and orchestras. We work closely with educators to create a unique and enriching travel experience. Kent State University prepares teachers for the demands of modern music classrooms. We offer a 100% online Master of Music in Music Education program that develops expertise with courses geared especially toward instrumental, choral, and general music teaching.

The Marine Corps Music Program is looking for Marine Corps Music musicians that have a desire to pursue their passion Program in musical performance and serve their country as an active duty United States Marine. Miraphone eG

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West Music

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MIRAPHONE, Germany; manufacturer for brass instruments. SEU is a Christian university in Lakeland, Florida, offering bachelor’s degrees in music education, music business, church music, and music performance. Faculty members have degrees from top-tier music institutions. New facilities opened in 2016! Generous scholarships available for music and non-music majors. West Music specializes in instruments and curriculum materials for the general music classroom. Resources include Remo drums, books, Yamaha recorders, Kala ukuleles, children’s books, props, puppets, percussion, and Sonor and Studio 49 Orff instruments. We also offer Gameplan and Musicplay Online.

BRAVO SPONSORS

99Pledges

Our mission is to help groups raise more money while simplifying life for everyone. Schools, sports teams, and other groups use 99Pledges to manage their practice-a-thons, walk-a-thons, and other “thons” to more than double their results while virtually eliminating the related administrative burden.

Alfred Music

Alfred Music, the leader in music education for 99 years, produces educational, reference, and performance materials for teachers, students, professionals, and hobbyists spanning every musical instrument, style, and difficulty level.

Baptist College of Florida

The Baptist College of Florida offers baccalaureate degrees in music, worship leadership, and music education, and a hybrid MA in music and worship leadership.

Bob Rogers Travel

Founded by a band director and family owned since 1981, Bob Rogers Travel is singularly focused on the service and experience you deserve. Our team of former educators, musicians and travel professionals will personalize every detail and make it easy for you to deliver a meaningful trip to your students.

Breezin’ Thru, Inc. FCAP GOLD

Brevard Music Center Summer Institute and Festival

Breezin’ Thru is the award-winning online music theory and composition program that makes learning fun, saves time, and brings out the music in your students! Accessed seamlessly online, on any device, it’s the perfect solution for in-class, at home, and blended learning. Grades 4-12. The Brevard Music Center is a premier summer training institute where exceptional students and extraordinary faculty collaborate in lessons and on stage. Areas of study include orchestral studies, piano, collaborative piano, high school voice, college opera, classical guitar, composition, and jazz.

“New Sound … New Breed” - by Chateau USA. Chateau© was established in 1979 in Taiwan and is a well-known manufacturer and exporter of musical Chateau Music USA instruments today. It is Chateau’s mission and goal to strive for excellence in making woodwinds and brass winds for a new generation of sound. Florida Marching Band Championships

Yamaha offers a full line of musical instruments and accessories. With a focus on consistently high-quality products and services combined with innovative methods, Yamaha is dedicated to music education and providing fantastic music-making experiences for all generations. Vi r t u a l C o n f e re n c e a n d A l l - S t a t e E x p e r i e n c e

The Florida Marching Band Championships was created to provide a consistent and educationally based evaluation system that rewards growth through standards of achievement. We are “the music ... the motion ... the magic” of high school marching bands in Florida!


Virtual Exhibitors

Fred J. Miller, Inc.

Fred J. Miller is the leader in innovation, quality, creativity, and service! A family-oriented uniform company, we pride ourselves on our attention to detail, integrity, and always putting the client FIRST! We specialize in creating the perfect uniform and pageantry products for high schools and colleges.

Green Light Group Tours – Capitol Music Fest

Green Light Group Tours specializes in all-inclusive trips, workshops, and music festivals for bands, choirs, orchestras, and other traveling groups. We are a small company, and we pride ourselves on the amount of time and attention we are able to spend with you, our client!

Head’s House of Music FCAP BRONZE

Ictus Limited

J. W. Pepper FCAP BRONZE

Macie Publishing / Ed Sueta Music FCAP GOLD

Specializing in SERVICE—We offer choral, vocal, piano, and organ music at a discount for schools and churches. Order toll-free at phone 800-783-8030 or fax 800-209-8661, at headshouseofmusic.com, or at headsmusic.orders@verizon.net. Ictus Limited offers musicians’ PPE (mask and bell covers), uniforms, concert dresses and tuxes, printed flags, T-shirts/polos/shorts/bags, and shoes/gloves/ accessories. Contact us today for info and samples at ictuslimited.com or 800-664-2887. Serving Florida music groups since 1994. Founded in 1876, J. W. Pepper is the largest sheet music retailer in the world, delivering unparalleled customer service to musicians through its distribution centers, stores, and website jwpepper.com. Pepper offers sheet music useful to directors and performers alike. Macie publishes the Ed Sueta Be a Recorder Star Recorder curriculum including the new interactive digital method book. Ed Sueta publishes Premier Performance for Band and Keys to Successful Piano Performance.

MakeMusic, Inc.

MakeMusic, Inc., is a world leader in music technology. Our products include Finale®, the world’s best-selling music notation software; Garritan™, the leading provider of quality virtual software instruments; and SmartMusic®, interactive software featuring the world’s largest accompaniment library.

Manhattan Concert Productions

Our production and performance activities are guided by principles of musicianship, unparalleled hospitality, and intrinsic value. We offer unforgettable experiences of lifetime significance for the musicians, collaborating partners, and music communities we serve. Visit mcp.us to learn more.

Murphy Robes

Murphy Robes has been offering unsurpassed quality, service, and value for a century. Respected for quality, style innovation, and service to the customer, offering an extensive collection of clergy, choral, baptismal, and church apparel. A division of Herff Jones.

Music & Arts

Music & Arts is a one-stop shopping experience for all your musical needs! From our user-friendly online services to our select door-door service, since 1952 we have been supporting music communities with instruments, lessons, rentals, and repairs. Learn more about us at musicarts.com.

We are an online music supply company that centers on the elementary music classroom. We carry many of the trusted national brands like Yamaha, Music Is Elementary Hohner, Casio, Meinl, and Sonor, as well as our own brands of quality recorders, percussion, Orff stands, publications, and mallets. U.S. Army Music Program

United States Army Music Program—Serving the Nation through Music.

University of North Texas

The UNT College of Music is one of the nation’s largest and most respected comprehensive music schools. Our faculty includes internationally acclaimed artists and scholars in composition, conducting, education, entrepreneurship, ethnomusicology, history, jazz studies, performance, and theory.

University of South Alabama

The USA Department of Music offers educational and creative opportunities for musicians and educators in the Gulf Coast region. With a growing music student population, a newly created graduate degree program, and a highly active concert series, USA continually embraces new artistic experiences.

The University of Tampa offers professional degrees in music education (K-12), music performance, musical theatre, and a flexible BA in music (including University of Tampa a music technology track), through an experiential, comprehensive music program in the heart of Tampa. Contact us at music@ut.edu or ut.edu/music.

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FMEA owes much to our partners in the music industry. Their loyal support during our 2021 Virtual Conference and throughout the year allows us to actively pursue the goal of excellence in music education in Florida. FMEA continues to be successful because of their continued patronage.

s r’ a e y s i h t to u o Y k n a Th s r o it ib h x E & s r o s n Sp o TITLE SPONSORS

MAESTRO

Florida Atlantic University // New World School of the Arts // North Broward Preparatory School Patel Conservatory at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts // Peripole, Inc.

ENCORE

All County Music // DeMoulin Brothers & Company // Excelcia Music Publishing Kaleidoscope Adventures, Inc // Kent State University School of Music // Marine Corps Music Program Miraphone eG // Southeastern University // West Music // Yamaha Corporation of America

BRAVO

99Pledges // Alfred Music // Baptist College of Florida // Bob Rogers Travel // Breezin’ Thru, Inc. Brevard Music Center Summer Institute and Festival // Chateau Music USA // Florida Marching Band Championships Fred J. Miller, Inc. // Green Light Group Tours – Capitol Music Fest // Head’s House of Music //

Ictus Limited

J. W. Pepper // Macie Publishing / Ed Sueta Music // MakeMusic, Inc. // Manhattan Concert Productions Murphy Robes Music & Arts // Music Is Elementary // U.S. Army Music Program University of North Texas // University of South Alabama // University of Tampa

VISIT THE VIRTUAL EXHIBITION TO SHOP AND TO EXTEND YOUR THANKS!