2016 GMEA In-Service Conference Program

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er tisers Advindex

Armstrong State University page 26 page 46

Columbus State University Inside Back Cover

Eastman School of Music page 18

Furman University page 84

Georgia State University Outside Back Cover

Jacksonville State University page 47

Jody Jazz page 22

Ken Stanton Music Inside Front Cover

Kennesaw State University page 5

Lee University page 17

Mercer University page 77

Piedmont College page 30

Priority Press page 43

Quaver page 9

Stetson University page 39

University of Georgia pages 29 & 45

University of North Carolina page 10

Valdosta State University page 23

WGI

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Young Harris College page 22

Contents

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Clayton State University

Table of

Conference Schedule page 3

General Session page 7

Award Winners page 11

Session Information page 12

Performing Groups page 48

Exhibitors page 85

PLEASE NOTE

listed lobby performances are 15 minutes before or after sessions/performances


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IN SERVICE CONFERENCE

Planning Committee DR. JOHN ODOM

DR. LAURA STAMBAUGH

FRANK FOLDS

DR. MARY LAND

RICHARD PROUTY

VICTORIA KNOWLES

TRACY WRIGHT

DR. LUTHER ENLOE

DR. BERNADETTE SCRUGGS

SARAH BLACK

CECIL WILDER

DR. JOANNA KIM

NEIL RUBY

BRANDON TUCKER

WES STONER

PAT GALLAGHER

PRESIDENT

IMMEDIATE PAST-PRESIDENT

VICE-PRESIDENT OF PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONS EVENTS

VICE-PRESIDENT OF ALL STATE EVENTS

PAST PRESIDENTS’ REPRESENTATIVE

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

BAND DIVISION CHAIR

CHORAL DIVISION CHAIR

COLLEGE DIVISION CHAIR

CNAfME STATE ADVISOR

ELEMENTARY DIVISION CHAIR

GUITAR CHAIR

ORCHESTRA DIVISION CHAIR

PIANO DIVISION CHAIR

RESEARCH CHAIR

TECHNOLOGY CHAIR


REGISTRATION DESK Thursday : January 28 Friday: January 29

EXHIBIT HALL Thursday : January 28 Friday : January 29 Saturday: January 30

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Conference Schedule 9:00am - 5pm 8:30am - 5pm

2:00pm - 5:30pm 8:30am - 5:30pm 8:30am - 11:30am

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All College & All State All College Chorus WEDNESDAY - JANUARY 27 Registration: 5:30pm - 6:30pm Rehearsal: 6:30pm - 9:30pm

THURSDAY - JANUARY 28 Rehearsal: 9:00am - 12:00pm Rehearsal: 1:30pm - 4:30pm

FRIDAY - JANUARY 29

Rehearsal: 9:00am - 10:00am (Athens First United Methodist) Rehearsal: 1:45pm - 4:30pm (Magnolia Room) Masterclass: 2:00pm - 3:00pm (The Classic Center - Athena F) Rehearsal: 3:30pm - 5:30pm (Magnolia Room) Concert: 9:00pm (Athens First United Methodist)

All State Reading Chorus THURSDAY - JANUARY 28 Registration: 9:00am - 10:00am Rehearsal: 10:00am - 12:00pm Rehearsal: 1:30pm - 4:30pm

SATURDAY - JANUARY 30

Rehearsal: 9:30am - 10:30am Concert: 11:15am (Athens First United Methodist)

FRIDAY - JANUARY 29 Rehearsal: 9:00am - 11:30am Rehearsal: 2:00pm - 4:00pm Rehearsal: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

All State Jazz Ensemble THURSDAY - JANUARY 28 Registration: 9:00am - 10:00am Rehearsal: 10:00am - 12:00pm Rehearsal: 1:30pm - 4:30pm

FRIDAY - JANUARY 29 Rehearsal: 9:00am - 11:30am Rehearsal: 2:00pm - 4:00pm Rehearsal: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

SATURDAY - JANUARY 30

Sound Check: 10:00am - 11:00am Concert: 11:15am (The Classic Center Theatre)


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LOBBY PERFORMANCES PROVIDED BY Southwest Dekalb Trombone Quartet Mercer University Brass Quintet James Seda, Director Doug Hill, Director

Keynote Address NAfME PRESIDENT

Glenn Nierman

Glenn E. Nierman (BM, Washburn, 1972; MM, Cincinnati, 1977; DME, Cincinnati, 1979), NAfME President for 2014-2016, is currently Steinhart Professor of Music Education at the Glenn Korff School of Music at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He teaches graduate courses in curriculum, assessment, and quantitative research methodologies, as well as a non-major popular music guitar class. His research interests include assessment, instructional strategies, and pre-service music teacher education. Dr. Nierman has authored many journal articles and books; made numerous presentations at NAfME Conferences; and given addresses at World Congresses of the International Society of Music Education (ISME) around the world. His public school teaching experience includes work with middle school general music and choir, as well as high school band and orchestra. Glenn, a Past President of both NAfME’s North Central Division and the Nebraska Music Educators Association (NMEA), also served his state MEA as Chairperson for the following: College/University Affairs, Research, the Council for Music Teacher Education (a NAfME/SMTE state affiliate), and the Coalition for Music Education (the “advocacy arm” of NMEA). He currently serves on the ISME and ISAME Executive Boards, is a research consultant for the Music Core Arts Standards, and chairs NAfME’s Teacher Evaluation Task Force.

FEATURED PERFORMING GROUP

Fayette County High School Wind Ensemble Directors: Myra Rhoden and J. Andrew McMillen

Ignition....................................................................................................................Todd Stalter Four Scottish Dances..................................................................Malcolm Arnold/Paynter To Realms of Endless Day.............................................................................Johnnie Vinson Fairest of the Fair......................................................................................John Philip Sousa J. Andrew McMillen, conductor

Homage to the Dream.............................................................................Mark Camphouse Mark Camphouse, guest conductor

Galop....................................................................Dmitri Shostakovich, trans. Hunsberger

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General Session


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25 year recognition awards Dr. Phyllis Wynn Anderson Timothy J. Aucoin R. Alan Carter Ryan B. Cutliff Sydna A. Davidson Tim Fancher D. Alan Fowler Bobbie Getz Douglas M. Harkness

Darren Johnson Sr. Tim Johnson Richard Magner Mark Provost Michael Tanksley Joan Thomas Thetheus O. White Elizabeth Williams

40 year recognition awards

Sheldon J. Fisher

Patrick Gallagher


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recognition award winners Cobb County Schools

DISTINGUISHED CAREER AWARD Robert Cowles Retired GMEA Member - Walton High School

FRIEND OF MUSIC AWARD Alvin Wilbanks

Superintendent of Gwinnett County Schools

MUSIC EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD Dr. Kerry Bryant Adairsville High School

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD Christy Hursey Perry Middle School

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ADMINISTRATIVE LEADERSHIP AWARD Melissa Arasi


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Lobby Performance

Director: Russell Wilson

Theatre

Band

The First Step: Connecting Marching Techniques with Musical Concepts for the First Rehearsal and Beyond

Band Oconee River

Starr’s Mill High School Swingin’ Starrs Jazz Band

Band

Dickerson Middle School Symphonic Band

Athena E

2:00-3:00pm

East Coweta Woodwind Quintet

Room

Clinician: Julian Sconyers - University of South Carolina Presider: Chris Shumick - Milton High School Host: Stephen Hendricks - East Paulding High School This clinic will explore strategies for success in the first marching fundamentals rehearsal and continuing it throughout the season. The clinician will link marching techniques with familiar musical concepts, while presenting the strengths of various marching techniques and how to implement them in a streamlined and educationally sound curriculum. Director: Scott King Presider: Robin Christian - Ringgold High School Host: Tracy Wright - Ringgold Middle School

Theatre

Director: John Palmer Presider: Neil Ruby - Central-Carroll High School Host: David Trumble - Central Middle School

Choral Church

Creekview High School Men’s Chorus

CNAfME

How to Swim in the Deep End: A Guide to Succeeding in Your First Year

Elementary

Teaching Can Be Fun Again with Quaver!

Director: Scott Martin

University of North Georgia Le Belle Voci Director: John Broman

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Sanctuary

Athena A

Olympia

Clinician: Maria Menendez - Carrollton Middle School How to find daily success in your first year of teaching. This session will focus on tips that great educators have passed down and lessons from my first year of experience in the Carrollton City School System. Clinician: Graham Hepburn - QuaverMusic.com Presider: Sherry Coulombe - J.G. Dyer Host: Anita Moody - Sherwood Acres Elementary Magnet School Discover how Seriously Fun Teaching and Learning can be! This fast-paced tour of the Quaver K-5 and the new Quaver 6-8 General Music programs will provide a quick overview, new updates, sample lessons, and technology tips for auto-assessments, mobile devices and more! SPONSOR: QUAVERMUSIC.COM

Elementary Parthenon

Listen to the Teamwork! Rhythms of Cooperation for Elementary Music Classrooms

Clinician: Steve Campbell - Dancing Drum Presider: Victoria Hammond - Goshen Elementary School Host: Shelia Smith - Locust Grove Middle and High Schools Enhance the cooperative skills of your students through engaging, grade level rhythm chants and drum breaks that promote teamwork and focus in the music classroom. In this interactive session, participants will learn how to lead several original drum arrangements for Kindergarten through 6th grade students. SPONSOR: DANCING DRUM


Athena H

Quality Music Assessment Rubrics On-Line

Clinicians: Dr. Brian Wesolowski & Dory Musselwhite - University of Georgia Presider: Dr. John Odom - Starr’s Mill High School Music teachers will be shown how they can obtain quality music rubrics on-line. These Georgia made rubrics provide the means for music teachers to obtain an accurate appraisal of what most students do in music-they make music. Teachers have little time to write assessments themselves. This solves that problem.

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General

SPONSOR: UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA HUGH HODGSON SCHOOL OF MUSIC

Atlanta Guitar Guild and Guitarcurriculum.com: Resources for Atlanta Area Teachers and Guitarists

Orchestra

Technique, Tone, and Literacy: Young String Player’s Guide to Success

Athena J

Empire Room

Clinician: Mary Ackerman - Kennesaw State University Presider: Dr. Luther Enloe - Georgia State University Atlanta Guitar Guild is a 501c3 non-profit organization which promotes guitar education and performance. The Guild has used the pioneering curriculum created by the Austin Guitar Society, guitarcurriculum.com. This session includes demonstration of the curriculum and discussion of how Atlanta Guitar Guild can be of service to classroom guitar teachers.

SPONSOR: ALFRED MUSIC

Musical Self-Perceptions of Collegiate Male Choral Participants

Retired

TRS Pre-Retirement Show

Technology

Getting Started with SmartMusic

Athena B

Athena F

Athena C

Clinician: Dr. Patrick Freer - Georgia State University Presider: Brandon Tucker - Savannah-Chatham County Schools The purpose of this study was to gather the textual/visual narratives of undergraduate males about their experiences (or lack thereof) in choral music. Analysis explored these students’ reasons for participation (or not) in middle and high school choral music, their self-perceptions as singers and of their vocal maturation process. Clinician: Mike Zarem - Teachers Retirement System Presider: Teacher Longname - School Longname Host: Teacher Longname - School Longname A presentation on all important TRS concepts for members within 10 years of retirement eligibility. Topics include eligibility rules, benefit options, sick leave, service purchases, and beneficiary information. Clinician: Mike Gibson - MakeMusic, Inc. Presider: Pat Gallagher - West Forsyth High School Learn how to use SmartMusic in rehearsals, sectionals, lessons and at home. Explore the SmartMusic repertoire library: Method books for band, orchestra and voice, thousands of concert titles with audio accompaniments, exercises, solo titles, all played at any tempo. Students practice with the built in tuner, metronome and much more. SPONSOR: MAKEMUSIC, INC.

Technology Athena D

I Have a Degree in Music, Not Audio!

Clinician: John Mlynczak - PreSonus Audio Presider: Pat Gallagher - West Forsyth High School Are you expected to be the audio expert at your school? This session will provide a simple, needto-know explanation for school audio needs, including: Audio system setup, adjusting microphone levels without feedback, using EQ to get a clear sound, and recording. Bring your questions! SPONSOR: PRESONUS AUDIO

2:00-3:00pm

Research

thursday

Clinician: Bob Phillips - Alfred Music Presider: Matt Thomas - North Gwinnett Middle School Host: Bo Na - Hull Middle School Learn how to set the stage for success in the first year and build upon it in subsequent years. The combination of left hand technique, great bowing skills and reading for understanding lead to expressive playing.

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Guitar


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Lobby Performance Theatre

Band

Athena E

Young Harris College Clarinet Trio Director: Dr. Leigh Miller

iConduct: Improving Conducting Technique for the 21st Century Multi-tasking Musician

Clinician: Scott Stewart - The Westminster Schools Presider: Gary Gribble - Pope High School Host: Derek Able - Bremen High School This clinic addresses both fundamental and advanced conducting techniques which can fall out of practice due to complex and busy professional lives in which the teacher is taking care of everyone except...the teacher. Posture, grip, wrist use, frame, pattern, facial expression, and sensitization will be addressed.

thursday

3:15-4:15pm

SPONSOR: THE WESTMINSTER SCHOOLS

Band

Don’t Tune Your Group... Teach Intonation

Band

Jazz Reading Session

Choral

-Boy Language- in the Choral Music Classroom

CNAfME

Fishing For A Job? Use The Right Bait!

College

edTPA: Tips for a good portfolio

Elementary

“Trash (or Almost Free) to Treasure” in the Elementary Music Room

Athena G

High Shoals Room

Athena F

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Athena A

Athena B

Olympia

Clinician: Dr. Kerry Bryant - Adairsville High School Presider: Jason Atha - Parkview High School Host: Jeremy Fermin - Bradwell Institute Quick-fix tuning of individual players short-changes the much deeper, broader understandings that teaching intonation conceptually can produce. This session gives immediately useful techniques and shares classroom-tested materials on the conceptual teaching of intonation. Clinician: Rob Opitz - Reinhardt University Presider: Bob Steelnack - Cartersville High School Host: Wade Williams - Rome Middle School This session will be a means to introducing educators to big band literature, both new and classic. Featuring some of the finest jazz musicians in Georgia, it will be easy to get a sense for these charts for your jazz ensemble. Clinician: Dr. Patrick Freer - Georgia State University What is “boy language?” A Google search brings up over 22,000 results . . . it’s a big topic! Choral rehearsals often contain our unconscious promotion of stereotypes about boys, girls, repertoire, and singing. The session will include suggestions from boys about what they-d like to see instead.

Clinician: Chester Phillips - Georgia State University This session focuses on tips and strategies that will guide you to develop the skills and résumé needed to get the job you seek. Come check it out-just for the halibut. Clinician: Dr. Patty Nelson - Shorter University Presider: Dr. Laura Stambaugh - Georgia Southern University This session will give practical tips for Teacher Candidates to on how to do a good edTPA portfolio. Clinician: Jenny Chambless - Chattahoochee Elementary School Presider: Karen Fosnaugh - Dacula Elementary School Host: Rachel Muldrow - Jackson County Schools On a tight budget? Repurpose “found” items into tools that make your classroom work!


Parthenon

Library Books and Orff!

Clinicians: Donna Kagan - Peripole, Inc. Presider: Sarah Grant - Pine Grove Elementary School Host: Saundra Echols - Ronald E. McNair Middle School Instill in your students a love for music and reading! Come and explore the use of Orff and recorder playing while using your children’s favorite books from the school library. Your librarian will quickly become your biggest advocate!

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Elementary

SPONSOR: PERIPOLE, INC.

Simple Melodies for Beginning Guitar

Orchestra

ASTA Reading Session

Piano

Non-Traditional Piano Techniques and Repertoire

Technology

SmartMusic Gradebook Tips and Tricks

Athena J

Empire Room

Willow Room

Athena C

Clinicians: Robert McTyre - Middle Georgia State College Presider: Richard Prouty - Whitewater High School Teaching aural skills and sight-singing can be a valuable asset for any music program in that it improves musical skills which quicken the pace of learning challenging literature. Come learn tips on how to approach teaching these skills to help students improve their musicianship and prepare for college curriculum. Clinician: Erik Herndon - Young Middle School Presider: Dr. Luther Enloe - Georgia State University Learn a variety of melodies that can easily be played on any one string that will excite your students and get them playing comfortably up and down the fretboard.

Clinician: James Landreau - North Springs High School Presider: Carolyn Landreau - Centennial High School Host: Shawn Morton - Duluth High School Clinician: Jeri-Mae Astolfi - Piedmont College Presider: Kris Carlisle - Berry College Using non-traditional elementary through advanced piano literature as the basis for exploration and discussion, this presentation will focus on identifying and decoding non-traditional notation (including symbols, graphic notation, pictures, instructions, etc.), how to practice and perform them, as well as ideas for how and when to introduce piano students to modern music. Clinician: Mavis Kallestad - MakeMusic, Inc. Presider: Pat Gallagher - West Forsyth High School Learn to be more efficient with SmartMusic Gradebook. Topics include tips and tricks for creating and scheduling different types of assignments, units, creating rubrics and sharing curriculum with colleagues. Learn how to quickly export reports that document your state’s Music Standards and specific benchmark requirements. SPONSOR: MAKEMUSIC, INC.

Technology Athena D

That IS What You Sound Like!

Clinician: John Mlynczak - PreSonus Audio Presider: Pat Gallagher - West Forsyth High School Our goal is for students to be self-directed learners, and using recorded practice is essential to identify needs and make improvement. This session will demonstrate techniques for using recorded practice to improve all areas of performance, both in rehearsals and individual instruction. SPONSOR: PRESONUS AUDIO

3:15-4:15pm

Guitar

Athena I

thursday

Ear Training, Sight-Singing, and AP Preparation

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Band

Skills: They’ve Got to Have Skills

Band

YOU Teach High School Band! But How Can You, You’re a Woman?

Band/ CNAfME

Instilling Musicianship within the Beginning Band Class - Part 2

Athena G

Clinician: Dr. Jaclyn Hartenberger - University of Georgia Presider: David Trumble - Central Middle School Host: Aaron Garland - East Jackson Middle School This session provides teachers with innovative techniques with how to start wind instruments that enhance students- abilities to play with a proper fundamental sound. Special attention will be given to “What Works” and “Why It Works”.

Choral

Everything You Wanted To Know About Contemporary A Cappella But Didn’t Learn From Pitch Perfect

Choral

A New LGPE Favorite for the Young Choir!

Athena E

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4:30-5:30pm

Athena H

Athena F

High Shoals Room

Clinician: Alfred Watkins - Retired GMEA Member Presider: Robin Christian - Ringgold High School Host: Tracy Wright - Ringgold Middle School This clinic is designed for instrumental teachers of all levels. Excited students in our classroom is a must. Good teaching must also include a serious study of musical pedagogy, score study, development of their skills and good conducting. This will assist in retention, recruitment and a lifetime love of music. Clinicians: Cecilia Clark - Allatoona High School Lanie Radecke - Wanda High School Presider: Laura Moates Stanley - Brookwood High School Host: Erin Cole - Tapp Middle School Less than 20% of high school band directors are women. Why? More importantly, what enabling factors can you put in place as a female director to change this statistic? In this session, two directors will share their stories including the challenges of finding balance between their personal and professional lives.

Clinicians: Stephen Hutchings & Jennifer Morgan Flory - Georgia College Contemporary a cappella pop singing is gaining in popularity, yet how many aspects are not addressed in music educator preparation programs? This session will feature a demonstration group to illustrate the vocal -style.- Other topics include: vocal percussion, finding/arranging songs, legal issues, technology resources, and incorporation into traditional choral programs.

Clinician: Suzanne Logue - Hightower Trail Middle School Taking your young choir to LGPE, but not quite ready to sing multi-divisi on both pieces? This multi-publisher reading session will present unison and two-part pieces, covering multiple languages, appropriate for adjudication. SPONSOR: J.W. PEPPER & SONS, INC.

Elementary Olympia

It’s in the BAG! Supplementary Recorder Ideas for The Elementary Music Room

Clinician: David DeStefano - Crabapple Crossing Elementary School Presider: Marilynn Bailey - Deerwood Academy Host: Wilhelm Schmidt - Fairview Elementary School No matter what recorder method you use, there is always room for supplementary material. Whether you are looking for new ways of looking at traditional melodies or need something completely new, this is the session for you! Bring your recorder and get ready to play, sing, improvise and create!


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Lobby Performance Winder-Barrow High School Chamber Choir Haley Cox, Director


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Ji-Yeon Lee, Bachelor of Music, Applied Music, Violin, ’15 Matthew Cox, Bachelor of Music, Applied Music, Viola and Kauffman Entrepreneurial Year (KEY) Program, ’15

“This school will change your life.” KELLY KASLE, ’14

Learn more at esm.rochester.edu/apply


Parthenon

Something New On Monday’s Music Class

Clinician: Donna Kagan - Peripole, Inc. Presider: Karen Fosnaugh - Dacula Elementary School Host: Anita Moody - Sherwood Acres Elementary School Everyone needs to take home some new ideas/topics they have learned at a conference! Learn and share some tried and true great ideas for your classroom! Lots of take home prizes and fun handouts at this session.

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Elementary

SPONSOR: PERIPOLE, INC.

Kennesaw State University Jazz Guitar Ensemble

Orchestra

Dickerson Middle School Chamber Orchestra

Piano

Pianist‘s Secret weapon: Smooth and Fast Scale Playing

Research

Can You Hear My Voice? College Students’ Reflections of Secondary School Music Experiences.

Cypress Room

Oconee River Room

Willow Room

Athena B

Technology Athena C

Clinician: Parker Smith - University of Texas at Austin Presider: Dr. Bernadette Scruggs - Peachtree Ridge High School Factors related to teacher skill and expertise, confidence levels, performance anxiety, appropriate repertoire, and gender related stereotypes have the potential to negatively impact the teaching and learning of improvisation. These challenges can be overcome by using strategies from jam sessions to ensure success teaching improvisation to students of all levels. Director: Trey Wright Presider: Dr. Luther Enloe - Georgia State University Director: Tricia Laux Presider: Jennifer Folyd - McKeachern High School Host: David Metrio - Kennesaw State University

Clinician: Dr. Joy Jeehai Song - KIPP Presider: Dr. Joanna Kim - University of North Georgia Scales have been the main ingredient of the piano repertoire of all the periods. Smooth and speedy scales make performance brilliant and ringing. How we teach flawless scale from the beginning piano lesson? Secrets of fingering, smooth, fast and artistic scale performance will be discussed.

Clinician: Paulette Sigler - Georgia State University Presider: Brandon Tucker - Savannah-Chatham County Schools College students reflect on their experiences in music classes in secondary school. Issues addressed include access to classes for at-risk students, scheduling conflicts for remediation or for Advanced Placement classes, and the pressure all students experienced as a result of these considerations.

Technology Tools for the K-12 Music Instructor - including iPads!

Clinician: Jody Underwood - Romeo Music Presider: Pat Gallagher - West Forsyth High School This session will discuss the latest and greatest technology tools for all manner of teaching. Topics covered will include iPad use in the classroom, portable sound systems, music-inclusion tools, software and recording devices. SPONSOR: ROMEO MUSIC

4:30-5:30pm

Guitar

Empire Room

thursday

Jamming in the Classroom

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Lobby Performance

Double Churches Middle School String Quartet Director: Jon Carmack

Theatre

Band

Athena E

Building the Strongest Foundation for Your Band or Orchestra Program

Clinicians: Erin Cole - Tapp Middle School Charles Laux - Kennesaw State University Presider: Matt Koperniak - Riverwatch Middle School Host: Laura Moates Stanley - Brookwood High School Where do you find the strongest and most efficient pedagogy for beginning and intermediate band and orchestra students? Where do you find the most useful resources for you, your beginning students, parents, and administration for building your program? Come see the latest in Essential Elements!

1.29.2016

friday

8:45-9:45am

SPONSOR: HAL LEONARD CORPORATION

Band

Athena G

Solo & Ensemble - The Secret Ingredient for a Fantastic Program!

Clinician: Lloyd McDonald - Feagin Mill Middle School Presider: Wade Williams - Rome Middle School Host: Mark Hester - Rome Middle School Solo & Ensemble Festival can be a great avenue to build a well-rounded band program and to help your students develop skills that transfer to every aspect of musical development. Discover techniques and strategies for integrating solo & ensemble literature into the band curriculum. SPONSOR: OPUS MUSIC

Choral

Creative Vocal Warm-ups

Athena F

Clinician: Jeffrey Bauman - Young Harris College Attendees serve as the demonstration choir in this session designed to go beyond the physical aspect of the Vocalise and address additional factors in choral singing. Warm-ups designed to improve vocal technique, pedagogy, aural skills, active listening, sensitivity to gesture, commitment to the group and other areas will be demonstrated.

CNAfME

It’s Elementary, My Dear Music Teacher!: Clues to a Successful First Year

Elementary

Kicking it Up a Notch - What’s the Big Deal about Rigor??

Elementary

The Rhythm is Here! A World Music Journey in Rhythm and Song

Athena A

Olympia

Parthenon

Clinicians: Mindy Krejci - First Presbyterian Day School Alicia Canterbury - Skyview Elementary School Come gather ideas and tools you will need for a successful first year of teaching elementary music! Topics such as first week lessons, classroom discipline, concerts and program preparation, and other vital “tricks of the trade” will be presented through hands-on activities. All the material is kid-tested and approved! Clinicians: Susan Ahmad, Myra Wheat, and Megan Endicott - Fulton County Schools Presider: Martha Jo McMahon - Jackson Elementary School Host: Brenda Naughton - Poplar Road Elementary School Does the new buzzword “rigor” make you nervous? Does it give you a headache? We’ll take the pain away and make you feel better! This interactive, fun workshop will give you lots of tools, take aways, and technology integration. Join us for exciting games and prizes!

Clinician: Steve Campbell - Dancing Drum Presider: Rhonda Tucker - Vickery Creek Elementary School Host: Kay Bratton - Berry College Elementary and Middle School Travel the world to learn rhythms and songs from West Africa, South America, the Caribbean and the USA! In this interactive session, participants will play arrangements for drums and xylophones that showcase some of the signature styles and sounds of these four geographic and cultural regions of the globe. An all-encompassing finale piece brings these regions together with a choral arrangement accompanied by drums, xylophones and movement. Enhance the multi-cultural offerings in your music classroom to show your students that the rhythm is here, the rhythm is there, the rhythm of the world is everywhere! SPONSOR: DANCING DRUM


Orchestra

Union Grove Middle School Orchestra

Piano

New Approach to Develop of Technique and Musicality for a New Generation

Research

Using Music in the Classroom

Retired

Social Security

Technology

Using Finale to Create SmartMusic Files

Cypress Room

Theatre

Willow Room

Athena B

Athena I

Athena C

Clinician: Trey Wright - Knees State University Presider: Dr. Luther Enloe - Georgia State University This session will explore resources for jazz guitar pedagogy including method books, play alongs, websites, and apps. In addition a recommended listening list will be provided for beginning jazz guitarists.

Director: Kathy Saucier Presider: Sam Lowder - Woodland Middle and High Schools Host: Bill Scruggs - Northbrook Middle School

Clinician: Dr. Joy Jeehai Song - KIPP Presider: Dr. Joanna Kim - University of North Georgia New skill needed for the smart phone Generation. Symbolic icons for instant communication in piano learning might be the solution for the future piano teaching. Dr.Song was featured on MTNA’s journal(AMT) with the critical acclaim with her book Sonatine Secrets . Easy teaching and fun learning are the core value. Clinicians: Kathryn White & Susan Codone - Mercer University Presider: Brandon Tucker - Savannah-Chatham County Schools In collaboration with the Townsend School of Music at Mercer University, the newly created Center for Teaching and Learning has developed a means of incorporating music as a teaching tool for any class. We offer a range of ways to incorporate student music preferences and customized playlists in the classroom. Presider: Fritz Siler - Retired GMEA Member

Clinician: Mavis Kallestad - MakeMusic, Inc. Presider: Pat Gallagher - West Forsyth High School See how to scan music into Finale and export it as a SmartMusic assessment, ensemble or solo file that students can practice with using SmartMusic-s visual and audio feedback. Create assignments with the integrated SmartMusic gradebook and review your students- progress. The entire process will be demonstrated. SPONSOR: MAKEMUSIC, INC.

Technology Athena D

Technology Toolkit for Music Educators

Clinician: John Mlynczak - Technology Institute for Music Education Presider: Pat Gallagher - West Forsyth High School How do we advocate for adding music technology curriculums in the current education environment of assessment and student growth data? This session will demonstrate how music technology lessons incorporate many required skills in education, including National Core Arts Standards, the International Society for Technology in Education, and 21st Century Skills. SPONSOR: TI:ME

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Jazz Guitar Resources and Essential Listening

Clinician: Dr. Monty Cole - Mercer University Presider: Dr. John Odom - Starr’s Mill High School Drawing from masterworks such as The Art of War (Sun Tzu), The Tao te Ching (Laozi), various tenets of Buddhism, and several martial arts, this lecture elucidates the corollaries between the path of the warrior and the path of the musician.

8:45-9:45am

Guitar

Athena H

friday

In Search of the Warrior Spirit

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General


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Lobby Performance Theatre

Fifty Shades of Great!

Band

Small Town BIG SOUND

10:00-11:00am

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friday

Director: Stacey V. Thompson

Band

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KMS 6th String Quintet

Clinician: Chester Phillips - Georgia State University Presider: Michael Oubre - Pickens High School Host: Aaron Garland - East Jackson Middle School This clinic offers fifty (or more) tips, tricks, and strategies to improve your ensemble. From the obvious to the outrageous, there’s sure to be some takeaways for all. Clinicians: Dr. Joshua Boyd - Point University Eric Vogel - Taylor County High School Presider: David Trumble - Central Middle School Host: Mike Bearden - North Paulding High School Dr. Josh Boyd started a successful marching band from scratch at Point University. Eric Vogel doubled the size of the band and the inventory at Taylor County High School in one year. This session focuses on ideas, contacts, and connections to help small bands do BIG things. SPONSOR: POINT UNIVERSITY

Band

Don’t Go Claricrazy! Teaching Your Clarinet Ensemble Through Performance of Wind Band Literature

CNAfME

Collegiate Guitar Exchange

Elementary

WITH A SONG: What’s New for 2-Part Choirs

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Athena A

Olympia

Clinicians: Mevonnie Biggins - DeKalb County Schools John Warren - Kennesaw State University Presider: Jason Atha - Parkview High School Host: Jeremy Fermin - Bradwell Institute Band Directors dread the squeaking sounds of a clarinet section. But, how will you learn to teach the instrument and drive the ensemble to excellence simultaneously? This session will provide the tools and exercises needed to train your clarinets while improving the overall sound and performance of your wind ensemble.

Clinicians: Dr. Matthew Anderson - Reinhardt University Dr. Rob Pethel - Georgia State University Ashley Drake - Duluth Middle School In this session, collegiate guitar ensembles will gather for an exchange of repertoire and discussions related to life as a guitarists. Topics of discussion will include “Maximizing the College Music Experience” by Dr. Matthew Anderson, and “Guitar Education: Its a Thing” by Dr. Rob Pethel. Clinician: Sally Albrecht - Alfred Music Presider: D. Bruce Gamble - GMEA Member Host: Rhonda Tucker - Vickery Creek Elementary School Don’t miss this -Sing and Learn- session with Sally Albrecht. See what-s new for 2-part treble choirs. Learn about the composers, effective vocal tips, easy movement ideas, and more! A complimentary music packet will be given to each director in attendance. SPONSOR: ALFRED MUSIC

Elementary Parthenon

Something New On Monday’s Music Class (REPEAT)

Clinician: Donna Kagan - Peripole, Inc. Presider: Emily Threlkeld - Garden Lake Elementary School Host: Shelia Smith - Locust Grove Middle and High Schools Everyone needs to take home some new ideas/topics they have learned at a conference! Learn and share some tried and true great ideas for your classroom! Lots of take home prizes and fun handouts at this session. SPONSOR: PERIPOLE, INC.


Orchestra

Grading in the Instrumental Music Classroom

Piano

Twice the Fun! Piano Duet for Intermediate and Early Advance Repertoire

Empire Room

Willow Room

Clinician: Sean Thrower - Berry College Presider: Dr. Luther Enloe - Georgia State University Since note direction works in two dimensions on the guitar, the fretboard can appear as a scattered collection of pitches. The CAGED System can help organize the fretboard for the student that is ready to move beyond first position. Chords and scales can also seem more unified with this method. Clinicians: Evelyn Champion - Sprayberry High School Nicole Thompson - Taylor Road Middle School Presider: Carl Rieke - Osborne Middle School Host: Amy Clement - North Gwinnett Middle School Do you -give- grades or do your students earn them? What do your grades really reflect? Why does it matter? Spend this session examining your own grading practices and get tips for improvement.

SPONSOR: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH GEORGIA / KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY

TRS Update

Technology

Proven Digital Marketing Techniques to Better Communicate with Your Ensemble and Supporters.

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Technology Athena D

Clinician: Mike Zarem - Teachers Retirement System Presider: Fritz Siler - Retired GMEA Member A presentation on the current status of TRS, including membership statistics, financial information, investment performance, legislation, and new initiatives in TRS operations. Designed for retired TRS members or any other interested parties.

Clinicians: William Grimes - Cooper Middle School Russell Sauve - IQ Agency Presider: Pat Gallagher - West Forsyth High School This session will offer music educators a unique opportunity to learn how to manage and improve your ensembles’ social media presence and learn email and SMS best practices to make sure your messages are being received, opened, and read.

Let’s Get Digital!

Clinician: John Mlynczak - Technology Institute for Music Education Presider: Pat Gallagher - West Forsyth High School Education is rapidly moving to an all-digital environment. How do we integrate technology into music education in a way that enhances learning? This session will demonstrate the most popular technology tools for the music classroom and how to use them effectively in order to save time and increase engagement. SPONSOR: TI:ME

10:00-11:00am

Retired

friday

Clinicians: Dr. Joanna Kim - University of North Georgia Dr. Soohyun Yun - Kennesaw State University Presider: Kris Carlisle - Berry College Playing piano can be a lonely art. Piano students lack social musical interactions than any other instruments. Duets encourage student to do their very best and motivate their partner to do well too. This session will discuss educational benefits of piano duet playing and provide a list of available repertoire.

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The CAGED System: An Approach to Teaching the Fretboard

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JANUARY 29

10:00am-12:00pm

“Neural Correlates of Musical Improvisation” Dr. Martin Norgaard, Georgia State University “Evaluating Psychometric Qualities of a Rubric to Evaluate Lesson Plan Development” Dr. Dorothy Musselwhite, University of Georgia “Evaluation of a String Performance Rating Scale using the Multifaceted Rasch Partial Credit Measurement Model” Dr. Kinsey Edwards, University of Georgia “The Psychometric Evaluation of a Wind Band Performance Rating Scale using the Multifaceted Rasch Partial Credit Measurement Model” Dr. Andrew Edwards, University of Georgia “Brass Pedagogy 101: Unlocking the Secrets to Teaching Brass Articulation in an Ensemble Context” Dr. Samuel Rowley, Florida A&M University “Identifying Barriers to Music Participation Utilizing a Model of Self-efficacy” Dr. Erin Wehr, University of Iowa “The Presence of Ethics Courses in Undergraduate Music Education Curriculum” Catheryn Shaw and Dr. Jennifer Walter, University of North Carolina at Greensboro “Fostering Musical and Personal Agency in Beginning Conductors” Dr. Daniel Abrahams, University of Arkansas “Heterogeneous and Homogeneous Choirs” Dr. Michelle Herring, Columbus State University “Think About Your Fingers: Focus of Attention Affects Performance on a Wind Instrument” Dr. Laura Stambaugh, Georgia Southern University “Phrase Construction in the Freshman Theory Class” Dr. Christopher Schmitz, Mercer University

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POSTER SESSION


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Lobby Performance Theatre

Rehearsal Clinic

Band

Georgia College Jazz Band

Band

Collins Hill Symphonic Winds

Choral

Sing What You Mean, and Mean What You Sing; Choosing Culturally Responsive Choral Repertoire

Elementary

MUSIC FUN 101: New Elementary Music and Materials

Oconee River Room

11:15-12:15pm

Directors: Reid Hall & Candy White

Band

High Shoals Room

friday

Evans High School Horn Choir

Theatre

Athena F

Olympia

Clinician: Mary Land - Young Harris College Presider: Matt Koperniak - Riverwatch Middle School Host: David Trumble - Central Middle School Featuring the Oconee Middle School Band

Director: Cliff Towner Presider: Bob Steelnack - Cartersville High School Host: Tracy Wright - Ringgold Middle School Director: Daniel Treuman Presider: Neil Ruby - Central-Carroll High School Host: Robin Christian - Ringgold High School

Clinicians: David Langley - Georgia Southern University Mary Scarborough - Island High School Student populations are becoming radically more diverse, but what about the music that we teach? Is it reflecting the individuals that are in our classrooms? This session is designed to cause teachers to reflect on the messages that we send, both explicitly and implicitly, through the repertoire that we choose. Clinician: Sally Albrecht - Alfred Music Presider: Shelia Smith - Locust Grove Middle and High Schools Host: Marilynn Bailey - Deerwood Academy It’s amazing what kids CAN do when given the right materials. Join clinician Sally Albrecht to experience the newest 2-part chorals, movement ideas, songbooks, musicals, and other elementary classroom resources-perfect for those energetic young students of yours! A complimentary music

1.29.2016

SPONSOR: ALFRED MUSIC

Elementary Parthenon

A Recorder/Orff Journey Through Europe

Clinician: Donna Kagan - Peripole, Inc. Presider: Rick Gonzalez - Matt Arthur Elementary School Host: Jimmie Howell - EJ Swint Elementary School Bring your recorders and prepare for a fast paced, energetic trip through Europe...playing, singing and dancing folk tunes from the different countries. Fun and successful playing from post beginners through intermediate players. SPONSOR: PERIPOLE, INC.

General Athena A

Staying on Fire without Burning Out

Clinician: Bob Phillips - Alfred Music Presider: Dr. John Odom - Peachtree Ridge High School The highs and lows that make up a successful career in teaching: Create balance in your life. Avoid the pitfalls of burnout. Know the signs of burnout. And best of all, learn the solutions to burnout! SPONSOR: ALFRED MUSIC


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Guitar Jam Session

Orchestra

Preparation, Pattern Play: Training Musicians to Read and Play Music Through a Holistic Pattern Recognition

Piano

Why Do We All Sound Different on the Same Instrument?

Retired

Retirement Financial Strategies

Technology

Four Simple Ways To Record Your Students

Cypress Room

Willow Room

Clinician: Erik Herndon - Centennial Academy Presider: Dr. Luther Enloe - Georgia State University Improvisation is something we all want to teach but how often do we get to? Bring your ax and we will jam out to common chord progressions exploring basic techniques for improvising that will work in your classroom.

Clinicians: Winifred Crock - Parkway Central High School Ret. Laurie Scott - University of Texas Austin Presider: Corie Benton - Pope High School Host: Paula Swart - Savannah Country Day School This interactive session will discuss the concepts of holistic pattern recognition as it applies to sequential teaching, student engagement and confident sight-reading. Practical learning sequences that foster fluency in sight reading in the studio or classroom setting and lessons designed to facilitate incremental teaching and learning will be covered.

Athena C

Clinician: Jody Underwood - Romeo Music Presider: Pat Gallagher - West Forsyth High School This session will cover four distinct ways to record student performances for assessment, review and archiving. Ranging from overly simple to more advanced, topics will include handheld recorders, computers, video and iPad/phone use. SPONSOR: ROMEO MUSIC

Technology Athena D

Technology-rich Music Assessment with the iPad

11:15-12:15pm

Clinician: Richard D. Garrett - The National Center for Long Term Care Presider: Fritz Siler - Retired GMEA Member Overview of retirement strategies with emphasis on liquidity, security and retention of capital. Basic information concerning estate management and methods of bypassing probate and taxes to heirs. Additional Veterans Administration resources for former military personnel.

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Clinician: Dr. Joy Jeehai Song - KIPP Presider: Dr. Soohyun Yun - Kennesaw State University Pianists can hardly blame to the instrument about their tone color since they all perform in the same piano. And yet everyone has a unique “touch� at the performance of the piano. How to make a different touch? Knowing both the piano and body makes different.

1.29.2016

Empire Room

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Guitar

Clinician: Charles Laux - Kennesaw State University Presider: Pat Gallagher - West Forsyth High School With built-in audio/video recording and a multitude of useful apps, the iPad has become an incredible tool for music assessment. Learn about the latest technology and how you can use your iPad to capture performances and assess your students. A variety of scenarios will be demonstrated. Bring your iPad!

Lunch Break

Lobby Performance Ware County Woodwind Quintet Albert Bussey, Director


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Lobby Performance

Band

Building a Better Back Row: Ideas for Getting Great Sounds Out of Your Low Brass

Band

Lassiter High School Percussion Ensemble

Band

North Gwinnett Middle School 8th Grade Symphonic Band

Choral

MEET ME IN THE MIDDLE: Choral Music for Middle School Voices

2:00-3:00pm

Oconee River Room

Theatre

Athena A

friday

Director: Jason Atha

Theatre

Athena E

1.29.2016

Parkview Low Brass Choir

Clinician: Cale Self - University of West Georgia Presider: Sean McBride - South Effingham High School Host: Bryan Agan - South Effingham Middle School This clinic will discuss tips, tricks, and ideas that are designed to equip band directors with conceptual, practical, and pedagogical tools to help them elicit better sound, technique, and musicianship from their low brass sections. Clinic will include playing demonstrations by members of the Southeastern Tuba Quartet. Director: Mike Lynch Presider: Derek Able - Bremen High School Host: Stephen Hendricks - East Paulding High School Directors: Travis Downs and Robin Schaps Presider: Neil Ruby - Central-Carroll High School Host: Robin Christian - Ringgold High School

Clinician: Sally Albrecht - Alfred Music Presider: Teacher Longname - School Longname Host: Teacher Longname - School Longname Join clinician Sally Albrecht as we sing through the most appropriate repertoire designed specifically for middle school singers. This session will address your big concerns, like finding music for changing voices, balancing fun selections with educational repertoire, motivating teen singers, movement ideas, and more. SPONSOR: ALFRED MUSIC

Choral

Conducting Masterclass

CNAfME

Why Great Music Teachers Must Be Great Musicians

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Clinician: Dr. Betsy Cook Webber - University of Houston

Clinician: David Zerkel - University of Georgia An emphatic response to the age old question, “Why do I have to practice? I just want to be a Band Director!” This presentation will delve into the questions of mastery as it relates to the ability to teach, artistic responsibility, professional integrity, and making the case for high standards.

Elementary

Get ‘em Listening, Get ‘em Moving, Get ‘em Creating!

Elementary

Library Books and Orff! (Repeat)

Olympia

Parthenon

Clinicians: Judith Beale & Kathy Creasy - Kennesaw State University Presider: Angela McKee - Kennesaw State University Host: Michele Champion - Acworth Elementary School The sky’s the limit for innovative lessons when a rich piece of music serves as the launch pad! Experience unique, standards-based activities general music students will love, all derived from a single piece of music and providing exciting opportunities for listening, moving, and creating with students of any age. Clinician: Donna Kagan - Peripole, Inc. Presider: Saundra Echols - Ronald E. McNair Middle School Host: Wilhelm Schmidt - Fairview Elementary School Instill in your students a love for music and reading! Come and explore the use of Orff and recorder playing while using your children’s favorite books from the school library. Your librarian will quickly become your biggest advocate! SPONSOR: PERIPOLE, INC.


High Shoals Room

Aussie Funk Jam: Learn How to Play the Didgeridoo!

Clinicians: Rob Thomas & Tanya Gerard - Didgeridoo Down Under: Australian Music Presider: Dr. Bernadette Scruggs - Peachtree Ridge High School The didgeridoo has been played by Aboriginal Australians for 1,500 years, and is known for its otherworldly sound. We-ll teach you how to play the -didge- with our beginner instruments, including traditional sounds, simple rhythms, and circular breathing concepts. You-ll also learn how to easily make your own didgeridoo!

Arranging for Guitar Ensemble - How to Create Arrangements That Cater to All Skill Levels

Orchestra

Strategies for Introducing and Developing Shifting

Athena J

Empire Room

Clinician: Michael McCallie - The McCallie School Presider: Dr. Luther Enloe - Georgia State University In this session we will cover the art of arranging pieces for classroom guitar ensemble, focusing specifically on creating arrangements that allow students of varying ages and skill levels to perform together successfully. Participants will receive three finished arrangements to use in the classroom.

Clinicians: Bob Phillips - Alfred Music Presider: Sarah Black - North Gwinnett Middle School Host: Phoebe Clark - University of Georgia Teaching shifting, vibrato and scales has never been easier. Specific strategies are presented for teaching students to shift with ease throughout the range of the instrument from early instruction to advanced.

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Guitar

1.29.2016

SPONSOR: DIDGERIDOO DOWN UNDER: AUSTRALIAN MUSC - CULTURE - CHARACTER BUILDING!

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General

SPONSOR: ALFRED MUSIC

Piano

Piano Solo Masterclass 6-8

Research

Understanding, Writing, and Administering the S.L.O.: A Practical Approach for Teachers

Willow Room

Technology Athena D

Clinician: Brandon Tucker - Savannah-Chatham Schools Presider: Lee Ewing - Windsor Forest High School This session offers valuable information on many aspects of the S.L.O. process. All music education disciplines will be covered. A question and answer session will be included.

iPad Ensemble: An Additional Approach to Music Education

Clinician: Patrick Wright - High Meadows School Presider: Pat Gallagher - West Forsyth High School This session will explore how starting an iPad Ensemble can enhance your music education program. Session will include philosophy, pedagogy, logistics, set-up, useful apps, and ideas to help you get the group off the ground. A demonstration group will perform.

Please silence mobile devices

during concerts & sessions

2:00-3:00pm

Athena B

Clinician: Evgeny Rivkin - University of Georgia Presider: Dr. Joanna Kim - University of North Georgia


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Lobby Performance Theatre

3:15-4:15pm

friday

Director: Chris Harper

Band

Decomposing: There’s More Than One Way to Skin a Score (Scalpel Not Required!)

Band

The Band Director As Administrator - And I Thought I Taught Music...

Band

McEachern High School Percussion Ensemble

Choral/ General

Recruiting Strategies for Choral and Instrumental Programs

Athena F

Clinician: Christy Todd - Rising Starr Middle School Interested in growing your ensemble classes? Learn trade secrets from a recruitment specialist turned chorus teacher, and how these methods grew her program enrollment from 80 to 300 students in one year. Attendees will leave with a step-by-step recruitment plan, with access to editable marketing materials.

CNAfME

Breaking the Mold - Complete Guide on How Women Directors Can Communicate Effectively and Succeed

College

Music Teacher Training in Georgia

Athena E

Athena G

Oconee River Room

Athena A

1.29.2016

Pepperell High School Dragon Trio

Athena C

Clinicians: Lauren Denney Wright - Berry College Dr. Josh Boyd - University of West Georgia Presider: Gary Gribble - Pope High School Host: Rudy Gilbert - North Gwinnett High School This interactive session presents distinctly different approaches to score study in order to offer multiple options that can improve teaching, listening, and interpretational skills. Special attention will be given to practical ideas that will more easily fit the busy daily schedules of instrumental and vocal ensemble teachers of all levels. Clinician: Tom Brown - Veterans High School Presider: Aaron Garland - East Jackson Middle School Host: Mike Bearden - North Paulding High School So much of our time as Band Directors is consumed on non-musical activities. This clinic will help Directors to think their way through the minefield of areas that are often an impediment to having a successful program. This clinic is specifically designed with younger Directors in mind. Director: Anthony Cananzi Presider: Derek Able - Bremen High School Host: Stephen Hendricks - East Paulding High School

Clinicians: Andrea Strauss - Tara Winds Mary Land - Young Harris College When faced with real obstacles, some women respond with determination while others find the obstacles so distasteful they want to leave the job or profession all together. Learn from successful veteran women directors who have mastered the art of effective communication and have faced adversity with resolve! Clinician: Dr. Skip Taylor - University of Georgia Presider: Dr. Laura Stambaugh - Georgia Southern University Representatives from all higher education institutions involved with music teacher training in Georgia will participate in a lively discussion of the major issues these programs now face. edTPA, new national standards, increasing NASM requirements, institutional requirements, and teacher assessment are all influencing factors to enter the discussion. SPONSOR: PARTICIPATING COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES

Elementary Olympia

Work/Play: Using Learning Centers in the Elementary Music Classroom

Clinician: Rhonda Hinson - Screven County Elementary School Presider: Anita Moody - Sherwood Acres Elementary School Host: Melanie Darby - Clayton State University Well-designed Learning Centers engage students and provide opportunities for practice and application of previously learned skills. Students work in small groups while you (and they) assess learning.


General

Booster Club Essentials: Formation and Governance

Guitar

Levels in Guitar Performance: A Reading Session

Orchestra

Selecting Repertoire and Programming Considerations for School Orchestras

High Shoals Room

Cypress Room

Clinicians: Steven Kosmala - IBM Warren McClellan - McClellan & Associates Presider: Dr. John Odom - Starr’s Mill High School What every sponsor should know: Could the IRS put your boosters out of business? Are your boosters at risk for penalties, lawsuits or fraud? Do YOU know the do’s and don’ts of booster clubs?

Clinician: Caryn Volk - North Gwinnett Middle School Presider: Dr. Luther Enloe - Georgia State University An exploration of available guitar ensemble literature, and a discussion of levels. Bring your guitar and play through the tunes you’ll use next year!

Clinician: Charles Laux - Kennesaw State University Presider: Christina Esposito - Burney Harris Lyons Middle School Host: Phoebe Clark - University of Georgia Selecting repertoire is one of the most important responsibilities of a school orchestra conductor and should help introduce students to new technical skills, reinforce rhythmic concepts, introduce musical styles, and more. This session will provide guidance, suggestions, and practical examples for orchestra directors of all levels.

Piano

Piano Solo Masterclass 9-11 Grade

Research

Meanings of Creativity in Choral Music Education Candidates: Preliminary Findings of a Longitudinal Study

Willow Room

Athena B

Technology Athena D

Clinician: Evgeny Rivkin - University of Georgia Presider: Dr. Joanna Kim - University of North Georgia

Clinician: David Langley - Georgia Southern University Presider: Brandon Tucker - Savannah-Chatham County Schools Previous research has identified that choral music education candidates have evolving perceptions of creativity. This study was designed to identify that evolution from the end of undergraduate coursework, through student teaching, and through induction into the profession. Implications for undergraduate instructors and student teaching cooperating teachers will be discussed.

Where’s All My STUFF? Cloud-based Inventory Management Using Charms Office Assistant

Clinician: Justin Mirche - Charms Office Assistant Presider: Pat Gallagher - West Forsyth High School If you’re not managing your instrument inventory, uniforms, and library, you’re losing some of it! See how the Charms system gives you 24/7 access to your “stuff,” including student assignment histories, repair logs, photos, reports, and more - including District Administrator inventory control capability - helping you manage your assets! SPONSOR: CHARMS OFFICE ASSISTANT

3:15-4:15pm

SPONSOR: HAL LEONARD CORPORATION

friday

Empire Room

Clinician: Katie Grace Miller - Bonneville Elementary School Presider: Shelia Smith - Locust Grove Middle and High Schools Host: Marilynn Bailey - Deerwood Academy The natural rhythm of poetry and children’s literature will be explored in this interactive session. Come see all of the different musical elements and standards you will be able to teach your students in the elementary classroom while also connecting many of their reading standards to the lesson as well!

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Poems and Books with Musical Hooks

Parthenon

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Elementary


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Band

Oconee River Room

Teaching Percussion Pedagogy through the Wind Band

Clinician: Debra Traficante - Kennesaw State University Presider: Wade Williams - Rome Middle School Host: Mark Hester - Rome Middle School This session provides a methodology to assist ensemble directors with percussion pedagogy within the ensemble setting. For the purpose of awareness and ensemble engagement, 5 musicality questions are provided to direct percussionist’s decision making for ensemble support and effectiveness.

4:30-5:30pm

SPONSOR: KEN STANTON

Band

Kell High School Wind Ensemble

Band/ CNAfME

Using Directives and Questioning in Middle School Band Rehearsals

Choral

More Late 20th Century Music For Todays Choral Classroom

Theatre

Athena E

friday

Athena F

Clinician: Kevin Johnson - Rising Starr Middle School Presider: Matt Koperniak - Riverwatch Middle School Host: David Trumble - Central Middle School This clinic offers language useful in middle school band rehearsals to accomplish performance goals. Non-musical topics include establishing routines and a rapport, listening skills, promoting engagement, and using motivational techniques to increase achievement. Musical topics will include using language to teach your students to address both individual and ensemble skills.

Clinician: Charles Claiborne - Retired GMEA Member This session will present choral music written in the 1960’s, 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s that is still very usable in the choral classroom today. SPONSOR: J.W. PEPPER OF ATLANTA

CNAfME/ Elementary

Pitch Hill: Teaching Solfege Through Children’s Literature

Elementary

Connecting the D.O.T.S. - Using Drama, Orff, Technology, and Solfege in the General Music Classroom

Elementary

Poems and Books with Musical Hooks (Repeat)

Athena A

1.29.2016

Director: David Roth Presider: Neil Ruby - Central-Carroll High School Host: Robin Christian - Ringgold High School

Olympia

Parthenon

Clinician: Shelley Tomich - Summit Hill Elementary School Pitch Hill is an engaging method for teaching solfege to elementary students. Pitch Hill was created to overcome the challenge of teaching solfege notes by engaging visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learning modalities as well as captivating students with wonderful story telling.

Clinician: Marti Parker - Vineville Academy of the Arts Presider: Victoria Hammond - Goshen Elementary Host: Erin Anderson - Buford Academy Discover how tools of the actor (mind, body and voice) are used to explore primary and intermediate folk music and literature while implementing the Orff process and Kodaly method. GarageBand will be used to extend creative skills through technology. Bring your iPad or iPhone to try fun and easy accompaniments! Clinician: Katie Grace Miller - Bonneville Elementary School Presider: Tonya Hearn - Pike Elementary School Host: Laura Fisher - Huie Elementary School The natural rhythm of poetry and children’s literature will be explored in this interactive session. Come see all of the different musical elements and standards you will be able to teach your students in the elementary classroom while also connecting many of their reading standards to the lesson as well!


Clinician: Pam Phillips - Alfred Music Presider: Dr. John Odom - Starr’s Mill High School A basic and practical introduction to copyright for educators, including copying music, copyrighting your own work and what are the urban legends vs. what is the law. Not intended as legal advice! SPONSOR: ALFRED MUSIC

Guitar

Athens Guitar Duo

Orchestra

Teaching Technique and Musicality Through Improvisation

Piano

Piano Solo Masterclass 12-College

Research

Turning Your Ideas into Articles: Writing for Publication

Technology

Technology Toolkit for Music Educators

Cypress Room

Empire Room

Willow Room

Athena B

Athena D

Clinicians: Steven Kosmala - IBM Warren McClellan - McClellan & Associates Presider: Tracy Wright - Ringgold Middle School What every sponsor should know: Now that your boosters are properly formed, what actions will inspire your parents to lead and volunteer? How do you set the tone and sustain the momentum while maintaining program control?

Presider: Dr. Luther Enloe - Georgia State University

Clinician: Nancy Conley - Clayton State University Presider: Dr. Richard Bell - Clayton State University Host: Kinsey Edwards - Lanier Middle School Are you looking for ways to include creativity in your rehearsal while developing technique and preparing for performances? Based on the presenter’s own research and teaching experiences, this session will provide ideas for using improvisation to teach technical skills and ensemble playing while differentiating instruction at all grade levels. Clinician: Evgeny Rivkin - University of Georgia Presider: Dr. Joanna Kim - University of North Georgia

Clinician: Dr. Patrick Freer - Georgia State University Presider: Brandon Tucker - Savannah-Chatham County Schools This session will feature practical tips about getting your ideas published in journals such as Music Educators Journal, Georgia Music News, Choral Journal, and a variety of other research and practice journals. The session is ideal for graduate students and college faculty.

4:30-5:30pm

Booster Club Essentials: Inspiring Leadership and Volunteerism

High Shoals Room

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General

1.29.2016

Athena C

Copyright: What Can I Really Do?

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General

Clinician: Jennifer Morgan Flory - Georgia College Presider: Pat Gallagher - West Forsyth High School This session will focus on online technology tools for data capture, audition scheduling, elections, and surveys. The following resources will also be explored: cloud storage and sharing; audio/video recording/editing; and education, music, and communication applications. I hope this will be equally beneficial for general music teachers and ensemble directors.

friday 6pm the classic center the grand hall


Director: Eric Willoughby

Presider: Neil Ruby - Central-Carroll High School Host: Robin Christian - Ringgold High School

University of Georgia Hodgson Wind Ensemble

Director: Cynthia Johnston Turner

Presider: Neil Ruby - Central-Carroll High School Host: Matt Koperniak - Riverwatch Middle School

8pm

Director: Curtis Sanders

Presider: Angela Rocca - Dresden Elementary Hosts: Emily Threlkeld - Garden Lake Elementary Erin Anderson - Buford Academy

Buford Academy Chorus Director: Gary Lenz

Presider: Erin Anderson - Buford Academy Hosts: Kay Bratton - Berry College Elem. & Middle Emily Threlkeld - Garden Lake Elementary

Evening Interactive Drum Circle with Dancing Drum

Clinician - Steven Campbell - Dancing Drum

Presider: Angela Rocca - Dresden Elementary Hosts: Dr. Paula Thomas-Lee - LaBelle Elementary Laura Fisher - Huie Elementary Join in the rhythm with Steve Campbell from Dancing Drum at this evening interactive drum circle! This will be a hands-on, music making experience full of drumming fun for GMEA conference attendees. You are welcome to bring your own drum or play a drum/percussion instrument provided by Dancing Drum.

7:30pm

Empire Oconee River

Director: Catherine Lykins

Guitar

8pm

Director: Karen Graffius

Veterans High School Concert Chorale

Atlanta Guitar Orchestra Director: Mary Akerman

Presider: Dr. Luther Enloe - Georgia State University

Director: Jeremy Williams

All College Chorus

Conductor: Dr. Betsy Cook Webber

7pm

9pm

The Stephenson Area Elementary Honor Band

ACE Treble Choir

Duluth High School Select Women’s Ensemble

Church

Parthenon

Woodland High School Wind Symphony

Elementary

Presider: Ashley Culley - Dodgen Middle School Host: April Cull - Dodgen Middle School

8:30pm

Director: Perry Holbrook

High Shoals Room

Walton High School Chamber Orchestra

7:30pm

Director: Jay Davis

Piano

7:45pm 8:45pm 8:45pm

Houston County High School Trumpet Ensemble

8:30pm

7:30pm

Classic Center: Theatre

Band & Orchestra

Theatre

Choral

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Lobby Performance

All State Piano Solo Winners Recital

Presider: Dr. Joanna Kim - University of North Georgia


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Lobby Performance Theatre

Director: William M. Johnson

Band

The “Real” Dream Team!!!!

Band

Oh, You’re At One of THOSE Schools...

Choral

AND THIS SHALL BE FOR MUSIC: A Choral Reading Session

Athena G

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8:45-9:45am

The BEST Tuba & Euphonium Ensemble

Sancturay

Clinician: Dennis Naughton - Flowery Branch High School Presider: Derek Able - Bremen High School Host: Aaron Garland - East Jackson Middle School This clinic will feature a discussion about the importance of relationships, communication, and team effort between band directors, coaches, and administrators. The discussion will feature the band director, head football coach, and principal from Flowery Branch High School. Clinician: Kathy Mason - Louise Radloff Middle School Presider: Erik Mason - Mill Creek High School Host: Ruthie Colegrove - Wesleyan School Leveling the playing field for students that are economically challenged - find out how to think outside the box to give every student a chance not only to succeed, but to excel!

Clinician: Sally Albrecht - Alfred Music Come join fellow choral directors in song as Sally Albrecht presents exceptional new literature from Alfred Music and Lawson-Gould. Discover solid concert and contest repertoire designed to bring out the very best in your maturing choral ensembles. A complimentary music packet will be given to each director in attendance.

saturday

SPONSOR: ALFRED MUSIC

CNAfME

Overcoming Obstacles: Creative Ways to Start and Grow a Thriving Program

CNAfME/ Band

Instrumental Rehearsal Techniques and Strategies for LGPE

College

Successful Preparation for edTPA and the Methods Class: Connecting the Dots

Elementary

Do Mobile Devices and Music Class Go Together?

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Olympia

Clinician: Carolyn Tuttle - Oceanway Middle School What do we do when our vision of the -perfect- program seems far from reality? We will address practical solutions to many challenging obstacles you face when starting or growing a program and in turn, challenge you to see that sometimes the ‘greener grass’ is hiding in your own program!

Clinician: Dr. David Vandewalker - Georgia State University Presider: Jason Atha - Parkview High School Host: Jeremy Fermin - Bradwell Institute This session provides an extensive look at topics most vital to preparing a successful LGPE performance including how to develop a superior macro-micro-macro strategic instructional plan for balancing musical, pedagogical, and practical strategies for selecting music, developing performance objectives, and offering strategies for teaching technical and musical performance skills.

Clinicians: Dr. Dawn McCord - University of West Georgia Dr. Roy Legette - University of Georgia Presider: Cory Meals - Kennesaw State University This session explores curricular changes and approaches implemented by teacher education programs to address edTPA requirements. In addition, a new college course designed to address the mandates of edTPA will explored. Teacher certification candidates will also share experiences and make suggestions for successful portfolio completion and submission.

Clinician: Graham Hepburn - QuaverMusic.com Presider: Rhonda Tucker - Vickery Creek Elementary School Host: Kay Bratton - Berry College Elementary and Middle School Let Quaver’s Marvelous World of Music give you a peek into the what-s coming (and what’s already here!) Save time, integrate across the curriculum, and present a fast-paced, interactive, student-driven lesson everyday - no matter what tablet or device students bring to your room. SPONSOR: QUAVERMUSIC.COM


Piano

Piano Ensemble Masterclass

Research/ Guitar

Guitar Education Research

Athena B

Clinician: Dr. Rob Pethel - Georgia State University Presider: Brandon Tucker - Savannah-Chatham County Schools In this session Dr. Rob Pethel will present his dissertation, which investigated the national landscape of the emerging phenomenon of guitar education.

Retired

TRS Pre-Retirement Show

Technology

GarageBand Goodies

Theatre

Willow Room

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Director: Sheldon Fisher Presider: Sharon Anderson - Retired Fulton County Schools Host: James Barket - Webb Bridge Middle School

Clinician: Soohyun Yun - Kennesaw State University Presider: Dr. Joanna Kim - University of North Georgia

Clinician: Mike Zarem - Teachers Retirement System Presider: Teacher Longname - School Longname Host: Teacher Longname - School Longname A presentation on all important TRS concepts for members within 10 years of retirement eligibility. Topics include eligibility rules, benefit options, sick leave, service purchases, and beneficiary information.

Clinician: Jim Tinter - Peripole, Inc. Presider: Pat Gallagher - West Forsyth High School Unleash the power of this amazing software for Macs and iPads to help you or your students create and record audio with live instruments, software instruments, microphones, and loops. We-ll keep it simple and emphasize making musical choices. SPONSOR: PERIPOLE, INC.

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Alpharetta High School Symphony

8:45-9:45am

Orchestra

Clinician: Katie Grace Miller - Bonneville Elementary School Presider: Melanie Darby - Clayton State University Host: Jimmie Howell - EJ Swint Elementary School There is tons of research that states that movement is one of the best ways for students to learn. In this session we will explore some movement activities that will teach form, theme and variations, rhythms and more using fun props! Come ready to move and groove!

saturday

Magical Movement in the Music Classroom

Parthenon

1.29.2016

Elementary


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Lobby Performance

Band

Keep Making Music: The Importance of Making Music Outside the Classroom

Band

Ebenezer Middle School Eagle Winds

Choral

Riverwood International Charter School Singers

Elementary

App Smashing in the Elementary Music Classroom Spice Up Your Classroom!

10:00-11:00am

Oconee River Room

Sancturay

Olympia

saturday

Director: Megan Williams

Theatre

Athena E

1.29.2016

Trickum Middle School Flute Choir

Clinicians: Rob Opitz - Reinhardt University Steve Watson - Jasper Middle School Tim Aucoin - Northview High School Presider: Bob Steelnack - Cartersville High School Host: Sean McBride - South Effingham High School As educators, we spend countless hours learning how to better teach our students. But we often neglect ourselves. We got into music because we love it. This clinic will focus on how to continue to love music, as music educators.

Director: Kenza Murray Presider: Matt Koperniak - Riverwatch Middle School Host: David Trumble - Central Middle School

Director: Greg Smith

Mercer University Singers

Director: Stanley Roberts

Clinicians: Megan Endicott & Casey Hall - Fulton County Schools Presider: Anita Moody - Sherwood Acres Elementary School Host: Michele Champion - Acworth Elementary School Having problems integrating technology effectively? Need help engaging your students? Join us for an interactive session presenting innovative tech tools that can be used with iPads in your classroom that will aid in engagement, collaboration, integration, and personalization including video demonstrations of students putting the tech to the test.

Elementary

Magical Movement in the Music Classroom (Repeat)

Elementary/ Guitar

Aloha! Ukuleles in Your Classroom

Parthenon

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Clinician: Katie Grace Miller - Bonneville Elementary School Presider: Rick Gonzalez - Matt Arthur Elementary School Host: Sarah Grant - Pine Grove Elementary School There is tons of research that states that movement is one of the best ways for students to learn. In this session we will explore some movement activities that will teach form, theme and variations, rhythms and more using fun props! Come ready to move and groove!

Clinicians: Dr. Laura Stambaugh & Joshua Mock - Georgia Southern University Presider: Dr. Luther Enloe - Georgia State University Ukuleles are an excellent entry point for elementary students who may later study guitar. This session is designed for the ukulele newcomer. We will address choosing instruments, materials for class, and how to instruct and assess students. We will have a limited number of instruments for hands-on learning and jamming!

Legal Matters in Music! What They Didn’t Cover in Music School

Clinicians: Barry Morgan - Cobb County Solicitor General Ginny Markham - North Cobb High School Presider: Dr. John Odom - Starrs Mill High School What do you mean I need a lawyer? I’m just a music teacher..Music Education is not immune to legal matters. This clinic will cover what music teachers need to know about your role within the law, how to protect yourself and your program, and when to ask for legal assistance.


Research

Listening in the Music Classroom: Why You Should Do It

Retired

Retirement Financial Strategies (Repeat)

Clinician: Nancy Elton - Elton Studio Presider: Kris Carlisle - Berry College

Willow Room

Clinician: Kira White Tucker - Southwest Middle School Presider: Brandon Tucker - Savannah-Chatham County Schools In this age, teachers find it difficult to get students to give “classical” music a chance. This study examples what happened when a group of middle school students were exposed to a single piece of Renaissance music over an eight week period of time. Could multiple exposures change the students opinion of the music? At what point did the students become saturated with the piece? Is there value in having students listen to a piece of music multiple times?

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Clinician: Richard D. Garrett - The National Center for Long Term Care Presider: Teacher Longname - School Longname Host: Teacher Longname - School Longname Overview of retirement strategies with emphasis on liquidity, security and retention of capital. Basic information concerning estate management and methods of bypassing probate and taxes to heirs. Additional Veterans Administration resources for former military personnel.

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Piano Ensemble Masterclass

10:00-11:00am

Piano

saturday

Empire Room

Clinician: Anne Witt - University of Alabama Presider: Tim Anderson - Autrey Mill Middle School Host: Whitney Tinley - Trickum Middle School Taking your group to an adjudicated festival this year or next? How should you select music? How should rehearsals be planned? What should you wear? Should you warm up on stage and what kind of warm up is best? This is an interactive session, so bring your questions and experiences!

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LGPE Preparation Advice from an Experienced Adjudicator: Selecting

Orchestra

GE


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Lobby Performance Theatre

An Introduction to Japanese Wind Band Methodology

Band

All State Jazz Ensemble

Choral

All State Reading Chorus

CNAfME

So...You Got a Band Job. Now What? Setting Priorities In Your First-Year as Band Director

11:15-12:15pm

Theatre

Sancturay

Athena A

saturday

Director: Barbara Baker

Band

Athena E

1.29.2016

McIntosh Woodwind Choir

Elementary Olympia

Elementary Parthenon

Clinician: Dr. Brian Wesolowski - University of Georgia Presider: Sean McBride - South Effingham High School Host: Bryan Agan - South Effingham Middle School This session will outline philosophical, conceptual, and practical principles of Japanese wind band methodology. Sequenced exercises will be demonstrated that tie together warmup and rehearsal strategies to improve ensemble sonority with the implementation of Yamaha’s Harmony Director.

Conductor: Don Braden Presider: Rich Stichler - Lakeview Middle School / Lakeview-Ft. Oglethorpe High School Host: Robin Christian - Ringgold High School Conductor: Dr. Alison Mann

Clinicians: Dan Welborn - Georgia State University Chris Shumick - Milton High School What tasks need to be in the forefront of your mind when beginning your first teaching assignment in band? Two experienced band directors (high school and middle school) share specific suggestions for setting priorities in order to assure a positive start.

App Smashing in the Elementary Music Classroom Spice Up Your Classroom!

Clinician: Katie Carlisle - Georgia State University Presider: Teresa Granger - Rocky Branch Elementary School Host: Courtnaye Wood - Brumby Elementary School This early childhood music workshop will engage you in developmentally appropriate early musical games and songs for children birth through age 5 that integrate with the Georgia Early Learning and Developmental Standards (GELDS).

Musical Play-Parties: the Desire to Dance!

Clinician: Harmony Murphy - Darton State College Presider: Saundra Echols - Ronald E. McNair Middle School Host: Dr. Paula Thomas-Lee - LaBelle Elementary School This session will attempt to explore this elegantly reciprocal history that has been influential on the development of Southern folk music as well as music education in this country. Session members will participate by replicating a Play-Party song, dance, and game and then asked to respond to the communal implications.


Show, Grow and Excel!

Piano

All State Piano Winners Duo and Trio Recital

Empire Room

Oconee River Room

Clinicians: Carolyn Landreau - Centennial High School Susan P. Ellington - Retired: Goshen Community Schools Presider: James Landreau - North Spring High School Host: Aaron Yackley - Northwestern Middle School Learn practical strategies to help develop the orchestra program of your dreams where students love music-making and you have the support you need- focusing on your whole program including how to manage communication within the school and community, and build support from parents, colleagues and administration.

Presider: Dr. Joanna Kim - University of North Georgia

11:15-12:15pm

Orchestra

saturday

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A Righteous Right Hand!

Clinicians: Matthew Anderson - Reinhardt University Nicolas Deuson - California State University Channel Islands Presider: Dr. Luther Enloe - Georgia State University This session will focus on the elements of right hand technique necessary to developing both finger and pick-styles and quick interchangeability between the two. Proper nail and pick use, ideas for right hand positioning for quick interchangeability, and extended techniques for both styles will be discussed.

1.29.2016

Guitar


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THE DIVISION OF MUSIC The Department of Visual and Performing Arts

2016 AUDITION DATES Auditions for Fall 2016 enrollment are scheduled on the following dates. Auditions begin at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, February 13, 2016 Saturday, April 2, 2016 Saturday, May 21, 2016 Saturday, June 25, 2016 (Auditions for Spring 2016 admission by appointment.)

DIVISION OF MUSIC Online: http://www.clayton.edu/vpa/music Phone: (678) 466-4750 VPA Department Chair: Dr. Susan Tusing: susantusing@clayton.edu Coordinator of the Division of Music: Dr. Kurt-Alexander Zeller: kurtzeller@clayton.edu Division of Music email: musicinfo@clayton.edu


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AUDITION DATES February 15, 2016 February 19-20, 2016 February 26-27, 2016

WWW.JSU.EDU/MUSIC

David L. Walters Department of Music 201 Mason Hall Music 700 Pelham Road North Jacksonville, AL 36265 Phone: 256.782.5559

/JacksonvilleStateUniversity /JSUnews #JacksonvilleState /JSUpix


Oconee River Room

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Starr’s Mill High School Swingin’ Jazz Band

1.28.2016

thursday

2pm

Director: Scott King

Starr’s Mill High School is located in south Fayette County. The Starr’s Mill High School “Swingin’ Starrs” Jazz Band is conducted by Scott King. The band plays a wide variety of jazz music and styles, many of which are fronted by a singer from Starr’s Mill’s “An Octave Above” Jazz Choir. Some students are in a newly-created jazz class which focuses on improvisation, combo music, and individual techniques. The band primarily performs at the SMHS Spring Sampler, a school fund raising event, as well as community events. In 2011, the jazz band presented a collaborative clinic with our jazz singers at the GMEA convention. Groovin’ Hard......................................................................................Don Menza, arr. Menza Ricky Macke, soprano sax Summertime................................................George Gershwin, Du Bose, Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin, arr. Wolpe Hollyn Shadinger, singer; Morgan Hebert, trumpet Cute.................................................................................................Neal Hefti, arr. Glasscock Yuri-Grace Ohashi, tap dancer; Adam Warner, set; Jocelyn Gao, flute Manteca.............Dizzy Gillespie, Walter Gil Fuller, & Luciano Pozo Gonzales, arr. Tomaro Jocelyn Gao, piano; Marcus Mascara, alto sax Fascinating Rhythm............................................George & Ira Gershwin, arr. Riddle/Harpin Kelly Wildermuth, singer Autumn Leaves...................................................................Joseph Kosma, arr. Kessel/King Nathan Kufchak, cello Count Bubba’s Revenge..............................................................................Gordon Goodwin Marcus Mascara, alto sax Across the Track Blues............................................................Duke Ellington, trans. Berger

Nick Scafidi, clarinet; Morgan Hebert, trumpet; Will Sanders, trombone

All the Things You Are..........................Jerome Kern & Oscar Hammerstein II, arr. Kenton

Jocelyn Gao, piano

Orange-Colored Sky............................................Milton DeLugg & Willie Stein, arr. Holmes Kelly Wildermuth, singer Black Coffee............................................Paul Francis Webster & Sonny Burke, arr. Harpin Hollyn Shadinger, singer The Chicken................................................................................Alfred James Ellis, arr. Berg Adam Warner, set; Carter Rogers, bass; Annie Feldman, tenor sax


The Classic Center Theatre

Director: John Palmer

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Dickerson Middle School Symphonic Band

2pm ‌at Twilight.............................................................................................................Tyler Grant Cajun Folk Songs.................................................................................................Frank Ticheli The Haunted Carousel........................................................................................Erika Svanoe Lightning Field.....................................................................................................John Mackey

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High School Cadets March........................................John Philip Sousa, arr. Robert Foster

thursday

The music program is a fundamental element in the educational experience at Dickerson Middle School. Dickerson Middle School offers band, orchestra, and chorus to sixth, seventh and eighth grade students; over 95% of sixth grade students elect to participate in a music class. Around 350 students participate in one of the 10 band classes during each school day: 8th Grade Symphonic Band, 8th Grade Concert Band, two 7th grade band classes, two jazz bands, two percussion ensembles, and two periods of 6th grade beginning band. The Dickerson Band Program holds the honor of being the first band to be awarded the Georgia Music Educator’s Association (GMEA) Exemplary Performance Award. In 2009 and 2014 the Symphonic Band was a commended winner of the National Wind Band Honors Project. The Symphonic Band has been a featured band at the Music for All National Concert Band Festival (2014 and 2010), the University of Georgia Middle School Band Festival (2013, 2009 and 2009) the GMEA In-Service Conference (2006), and represented the State of Georgia in celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of World War II in New York and Washington, D.C. The Percussion Ensemble has performed at the GMEA In-Service Conference twice, the NBA/CBDNA Southeastern Division Conference, PAS, the Music for All National Percussion Festival (2010), and the Mid-West Clinic (2014 and 2008). The Percussion Ensemble holds the honor of being the first Middle School Percussion Ensemble invited to the Music for All National Percussion Ensemble Festival, and the only one to be invited for a second time. Students from Dickerson Middle School feed into Walton High School. Many band students continue their musical education in the award-winning and nationally recognized Walton Band Program.


Creekview High School Men’s Chorus Director: Scott Martin

1.28.2016

thursday

2pm

50

Church Sanctuary

The Creekview High School Men’s Chorus is the school’s only male choral ensemble. Comprised of 9th12th graders, this non-audition ensemble meets daily and is made up of students deeply involved in all facets of school culture. Creekview choirs consistently earn Superior ratings at GMEA Large Group Performance Evaluation in performance and sight-reading. Additionally, several of the gentlemen in this ensemble have participated in the GMEA All-State Choirs, GHSA Literary, and various honor choirs around the region and state. O Sing to the Lord................................................................................................Dan Davison O Bone Jesu...................................................................................................Manolo Da Rold Bar’bry Allen................................................................................................arr. Joshua Shank Invictus............................................................................................................Nancy Hill Cobb Tell My Father...............................................................Frank Wildhorn, arr. Andrea Ramsey Romance.........................................................................................................Claude Debussy When I Think About the Maidens.............................................Michael Head, arr. Paul Neal Muddy Water............................................................................Roger Miller, arr. John Leavitt


The Classic Center Theatre

Director: Dr. John Broman

…To Find A Song..................................................................................................Rick Bartlett Walk Together, Children...........................................................................arr. Stacey V. Gibbs No Time....................................................................................................arr. Susan Brumfield -assisted by Rachel Zettler, soprano Kathleen Waters, alto

Le Train D’Hiver......................................................................................Marie-Claire Saindon My Soul’s Been Anchored In The Lord............................Moses Hogan, arr. Rollo Dilworth

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Breathe On Me, Day.............................................................................................Rick Bartlett

thursday

Speak To The Child of Love...............................................................................Allen Koepke

2:30pm

This select women’s ensemble was founded by Dr. Broman in fall 2001 and was invited to perform during the 2006 Georgia Music Educators Association In Service Conference in Savannah, Georgia. At that time, daughters Elizabeth and Jessica were in the group which made that particular GMEA performance extra special. The choir is open to any female through a rigorous audition process, sight singing serving as the main criterion for being admitted into the ensemble. LBV rehearses twice a week and is offered for one hour of academic credit. The choir specializes in performing women’s music spanning a wide variety of musical genres and tours on odd-numbered years with the University of North Georgia Singers, having visited the United Kingdom in 2005, 2009, and 2013. The group typically numbers between 15 and 25 vocalists.

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University of North Georgia Le Belle Voci


Kennesaw State University Jazz Guitar Ensemble Director: Trey Wright

1.28.2016

thursday

4:30pm

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Cypress Room

The KSU Jazz Guitar Ensemble features the unique instrumentation of five electric guitars, bass and drums and plays a diverse repertoire including jazz standards, latin jazz, reduced big band charts, original modern jazz compositions and contemporary rock songs by artists such as Radiohead. The ensemble, formed in 2006, is led by KSU Jazz Guitar professor Trey Wright.

Four on Six...................................................................Wes Montgomery, arr. by Trey Wright Waltz for Bill.......................................................................................................Fred Hamilton The Dolphin..........................................................................................................Martin Taylor Christian Artieda, solo guitar

Man That’s Neat................................................................................................Jack Peterson African Flower...................................................................................................Duke Ellington Patrick Arthur & Caleb Tokarska, guitar

Nica’s Dream...........................................................................Horace Silver, arr. Trey Wright Coffee at 4 a.m..............................................................................................Christian Artieda The Preacher............................................................................Horace Silver, arr. Trey Wright


Oconee River Room

Directors: Tricia Laux & Jacob Bitinas

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Dickerson Middle School Chamber Orchestra

4:30pm Folk Song and Shanty.......................................................................................Richard Meyer Prelude and Fugue in e minor.....................................................J.S. Bach, arr. John Leavitt Confluence.....................................................................................................Sean O’Loughlin Erebus............................................................................................................Jeffrey S. Bishop Sinfonia Orchestra: Sinfonia in D, mvt. 1..........................................................................................Johan Stamitz Winter Solstice.....................................................................................................Todd Parrish April.....................................................................................................Jeremy Woolstenhulme Hungarian Dance No. 5..................................................Johannes Brahms, arr. Merle Isaac A Hero’s Journey.......................................................................................Soon Hee Newbold

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Allegro Vivo from Concerto Grosso Opus 6, #5................G. F. Handel, arr. Tim McCarrick

thursday

The Dickerson Chamber Orchestra is an auditioned group, made up of students in grades 6-8. The Chamber Orchestra was created this past school year to meet the needs of high performing students and performance requests from the community. The ensemble consists of 35 students who meet twice weekly before school. Over the last three years, the Dickerson Orchestra program has grown from 250 students to 410 students in grades 6-8. Students begin daily string instruction in the 6th grade and continue through the 8th grade. Dickerson Orchestra students are members of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra, and Metropolitan Youth String Orchestra. Students also participate in summer string camps and private string instruction. The Dickerson Orchestra program is under the direction of Tricia Laux and Jacob Bitinas.


Union Grove Middle School Orchestra Director: Kathy Saucier

1.29.2016

friday

8:45am

54

The Classic Center Theatre

The Union Grove Middle School Orchestra Program was established in 2003 and has the distinction of being the first orchestra program in Henry County. Students begin string instruction in the 6th grade and have an opportunity to continue their studies throughout the 7th and 8th grades. The program currently enrolls 200 string players, and orchestra classes meet daily for forty-five minutes. In 2005, the orchestra was the recipient of a Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation grant. The Union Grove Middle School Orchestra regularly participates in GMEA District VI Orchestra Large Group Performance Evaluations and has consistently earned Superior Ratings in concert as well as sightreading. Select members of the orchestra have participated in GMEA All State Orchestras, District VI Honor Orchestras, Solo/Ensemble Performance Evaluations, and holiday performances at the Governor’s Mansion. The orchestra was recognized for outstanding performance in all GMEA sponsored events in 2010 as the recipient of the GMEA Exemplary Performance Award. In addition to regularly scheduled concerts throughout the year, the orchestra has also performed at the Carowinds Festival of Music, the Universal Stars Performance Program, and the Walt Disney Instrumental Performance Workshop. Ablaze..........................................................................................................Chris M. Bernotas Shenandoah...................................................................................................arr. Erik Morales Mandolin Concerto in C Major, RV 425..........................................................Antonio Vivaldi I. Allegro II. Largo III. Allegro For the Star of County Down...........................................................Deborah Baker Monday Grove Blues...........................................................................................Tim Aucoin Surprise Variations.........................................................................................Vaclav Nelhybel Foggy Mountain Breakdown.................................................Earl Scruggs, arr. Larry Moore


Oconee River Room

Director: Cliff Towner

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Georgia College Jazz Band

11:15am

Walter Cornwell, piano

King Porter Stomp......................................Ferd “Jelly Roll” Morton, arr. Lawson-Haggart Bugle Call Rag..................................................Jack Pettis, Billy Meyers & Elmer Schoebel Tr. Jeff Hest My Funny Valentine.................................................................Richard Hart, arr. Dave Wolpe Julie Overvold, vocals

Opus One......................................................................................Sly Oliver, arr. Steve Wright ‘Round Midnight................................................................Thelonius Monk, arr. Dave Wolpe Teddy the Toad............................................................................Neal Hefti, Tr. Myles Collins The Nutcracker Suite........................................Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsy, arr. Billy Strayhorn V. Entr’acte

IV. Sugar Rum Cherry VIII. Dance of the Floreadores

Easy Money..........................................................................................................Benny Carter Chris Enghauser, bass

Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars (Corcovada)............Antonio Carolos Jobim, arr. Glenn Osser Julie Overvold, vocals

Big Swing Face...........................................................................................................Bill Potts

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Maple Leaf Rag.......................................................................................................Scot Joplin

friday

The Georgia College Jazz Band has a long tradition of excellence and continues to amaze audiences with its entertaining and energetic performances. The jazz band students come from all across the state and represent a variety of major fields of study. This varied interest represents the liberal arts mission of Georgia College and includes majors such as Accounting, Biology, Economics, English, Exercise Science, Outdoor Education, Physics, and Music. Each semester the jazz band performs for the university and Milledgeville communities in Russell Auditorium on the Georgia College campus. Their varied repertoire is aimed at pleasing everyone in the audience. In January of 2015 the band hosted internationally renowned trombonist Bill Watrous for a pair of concerts. In May of 2015 the Georgia College Jazz Band completed a 19-day performance tour/study abroad experience in the Czech Republic including a performance at the Prague Spring Festival. These concerts are just the most recent accomplishments of this fine ensemble that tours and performs with top level jazz artists on a regular basis.


Collins Hill High School Symphonic Winds Director: Daniel Treuman

1.29.2016

friday

11:15am

56

The Classic Center Theatre

The Collins Hill Symphonic Winds is the flagship ensemble of the Collins Hill High School Screamin’ Eagle Band Program. Winds is comprised of 65 student-musicians, ranging in age from 13 to 18, representing the very finest musicians that Collins Hill has to offer. In its 21 year history, Winds has made superiors at each and every LGPE performance. The ensemble has been invited to and has performed at the University of Georgia January Music Festival on three occasions including 2015, as well as the Georgia Music Educators In-Service Conference in January of 2006. Winds has also performed at the Georgia State University Georgia Bands of Distinction, the Kennesaw State University Concert Band Invitational, and the inaugural Music For All Southeast Regional Concert Band Festival. Smetana Fanfare.....................................................................................................Karel Husa downside - up (Premier).................................................................................... Williams Pitts Clarinet Concerto................................................................................................Frank Ticheli 2. Song For Aaron Daniel Park, soloist Conducted by Mr. Jeremy Lumpkin, Assistant Director of Bands, Collins Hill High School

The “Gum-Suckers” March............................................................................Percy Grainger Ed. Mark Rogers Conducted by Dr. Josh Byrd, Director of Bands,University of West Georgia

Vientos y Tangos...........................................................................................Michael Gandolfi Overture to “Candide”...............................................................................Leonard Bernstein


Oconee River Room

Director: Mike Lynch

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Lassiter High School Percussion Ensemble

2pm Whirlwind...................................................................................................Davis R. Gillingham Variations on the Numbers 2 and 4...............................................................David Skidmore Irish Tune From County Derry....................................Percy Grainger, arr. Chalon Ragsdale White Knuckle Stroll.....................................................................................Casey Cangelosi Casey Cangelosi, soloist

Critical Mass..........................................................................................................Matt Moore

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Brazilian Samba.......................................................................................................Traditional

friday

The percussion program at Lassiter has 35 students that comprise the Lassiter Marching Trojan’s Drumline, two large percussion ensembles as well as several small chambers groups. All of the percussion ensembles at Lassiter are extra curricular and rehearse entirely after school. The percussion students at Lassiter are trained in a variety of aspects of percussion and have an opportunity to perform with not only the above ensembles but also one of four concert bands and a jazz band. Each year “An Evening of Percussion” is held featuring the various percussion ensembles and student soloists along with special guest artists. Some past guest soloists and clinicians for the percussion program include: Tom Aungst, Jack Bell, Dr. Adam Blackstock, Michael Burritt, Glen Caruba, Lalo Davila, Clint Gillespie, Lynn Glassock, Thom Hannum, Ralph Hardimon, Scott Herring, Steve Houghton, Jeff Kershner, John Lawless, Tony McCutchen, Chris Moore, Dr. John Parks, Rafael Pereira, Tom Roady, Charles Settle, Tom Sherwood, Paul Vaillancourt, Bill Wilder and Mark Yanich. The ensemble was invited to perform at the Georgia Music Educators Association In-Service Conference in 2000, 2003, 2008 and 2009. In 2000, 2002 and 2015 the ensemble performed at the Music For All Sandy Feldstein National Percussion Festival in Indianapolis, Indiana. In 2005 and 2011 the ensemble performed at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, Illinois in 2007 they performed at the Percussive Arts Society International convention in Columbus, Ohio.


North Gwinnett Middle School 8th Grade Symphonic Band Directors: Travis Downs & Robin Schaps

1.29.2016

friday

2pm

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The Classic Center Theatre

There are 400 students enrolled in the band program at North Gwinnett Middle School. At the conclusion of the school’s first year, the band program was awarded the Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) Citation of Excellence for middle school bands. Bands from North Gwinnett Middle have earned superiors over the past six years in the Large Group Performance Evaluations sponsored by GMEA as well as earning superiors for the Seventh and Eighth Grade Jazz Bands in the GMEA Jazz Performance Evaluation. The North Gwinnett Eighth Grade Symphonic Band performed at the 2011 University of Georgia Middle School Band Festival and has commissioned three band pieces, as well as an arrangement featuring flute choir. Students have also been selected to the GMEA District 13 Honor Bands, participated in Solo and Ensemble Performance Evaluation, and have been selected to the GMEA Middle School All-State Bands each year. The NGMS Percussion Ensemble also participates in the Lassiter Percussion Ensemble Symposium each year held at Lassiter High School in Marietta, Georgia. The NGMS Percussion Ensemble was was selected to perform at the 2015 Sandy Feldstein National Percussion Festival, part of the Music for All National Festival presented by Yamaha. Into the Clouds!........................................................................................Richard L. Saucedo April.....................................................................................................................Aaron Perrine Foiled Again! (The Villain’s Galop)..........................................................................Jack Wilds Amen!....................................................................................................................Frank Ticheli Blue Bells of Scotland (Air and Variations)..........................Arthur Pryor, arr. E.M. Pearson Evan Roussey, Soloist

Ruckus..................................................................................................Randall D. Standridge


Willow Room

Piano Solo Masterclass

2:00pm

Dr. Evgeny Rivkin

Andrew Leehyun Bae (6th Grade) Rondo Op. 51, No. 1..................................................................................................................................L.V. Beethoven Student of Grace Kim

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Middle School

Barnabas Li (6th Grade) Sonata in G Major, Hob. CVI/40 III..................................................................................................Presto Joseph Haydn Student of Joseph Hokayem Robert Jeon (7th Grade) Sonata No. 2 Op. 14 IV. Vivace................................................................................................................Sergei Prokofiev Student of Dr. Soohyun Yun Chloe Chen (8th Grade) Sonata No. 6 KV. 284 D major.......................................................................................................................W. A. Mozart Student of Dr. Elena Cholakova Ivy Xue (8th Grade) Paganini Etude No. 5........................................................................................................................................Franz Liszt Student of S.C. Fred Hsiang

9 th -11th Grade

Dr. Evgeny Rivkin

Helen Bryant (9th Grade) Prelude and Fugue in E-flat from WTC Book 1..................................................................................................J.S. Bach Student of Dr. Alexander Wasserman

friday

3:15pm

Isabella Pu (9th Grade) Toccata from Pour le Piano......................................................................................................................Claude Debussy Student of Dr. Nancy Elton

Ruby Lee (10th Grade) Reflections in the Water from Image Book 1...........................................................................................Claude Debussy Student of S.C. Fred Hsiang Grace Wei (10th Grade) Sonata Op. 109 I. Vivace ma non troppo...................................................................................................L.V. Beethoven Student of Ping Xu Kevin Tao (11th Grade) Liberstraume Notturno III..................................................................................................................................Franz Liszt Student of Ping Xu Lelan Eberly (11th Grade) Nocturne in D-flat Op. 27, No. 2................................................................................................................Fredric Chopin Student of Dr. Martin David Jones

4:30pm

12th Grade -College

Dr. Evgeny Rivkin

Chelsea Chen (12th Grade) Sonata No. 1 Op. 22 I. Allegro Marcato.................................................................................................Alberto Ginastera Student of Dr. Soohyun Yun Tom Connerley (12th Grade) Etude de Concert Op. 36....................................................................................................................Edward MacDowell Student of Joseph Hokayem Jennifer Zou (12th Grade) Etude Op. 25, No. 5................................................................................................................................Frederick Chopin Student of Lois Finlay Forest Kirkland (College) Sonata in F Major, Op. 10, No. 2 I. Allegro.................................................................................................L.V. Beethoven Student of Dr. Martin David Jones Iris Cho (College) Sonata in D minor, Op. 31, No. 2 III. Allegretto..........................................................................................L.V. Beethoven Student of Dr. Geoffrey Haydon Steven Fitzwilliam (College) Mouvements Perpertuals (Complete).......................................................................................................Francis Poulenc Student of Dr. Martin David Jones

1.29.2016

Lennox Xu (9th Grade) Paganini Etudes, No. 5 “La Chasse”................................................................................................................Franz Liszt Student of Dr. Elena Cholakova


McEachern High School Percussion Ensemble Director: Anthony Cananzi

1.29.2016

friday

3:15pm

60

Oconee River Room

The McEachern High School Percussion Ensemble is under the direction of Mr. Anthony Cananzi. The percussion ensemble is an active performing ensemble in the Cobb County area. The ensemble has performed at numerous Percussive Arts Society’s Georgia Days of Percussion, as well as local percussion ensemble festivals including the Lassiter Percussion Symposium. The McEachern Percussion Ensemble will be hosting the first McEachern Day of Percussion in May 2015 with guest artists to include Blake Tyson, Tony McCutchen and Jonathan Ovalle. McEachern has had the privilege of performing for artists and educators including Dr. Omar Carmenates of Furman University, Dr. Scott Herring of U. of South Carolina, Dr. John Parks of Florida State University, and Professor John Lawless of Kennesaw State University. Pyroclastic Steam.....................................................................................................Dave Hall Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana‌.....................................................Mascagni/Parks Flow........................................................................................................................Ivan Trevino Dr. Omar Carmenates, marimba/snare drum

Raspberry Tango..............................................................................................Dustin Schulze Evergreen.............................................................................................Benjamin Finley/Parks I Ching..................................................................................................................Dwayne Rice


The Classic Center Theatre

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Kell High School Wind Ensemble Director: David Roth

4:30pm friday Ecstatic Fanfare.................................................................................................Steven Bryant Shepherd’s Hey.................................................................................Percy Aldridge Grainger Reverie..............................................................................Claude Debussy, arr. Erik Morales Taylor Watts, conductor

Dowd’s Favourite (for Saxophone Octet)........................Traditional, arr. James Crockford featuring the Kell Wind Ensemble saxophone section with Taylor Watts

Tight Squeeze.......................................................................................................Alex Shapiro Three Chorale Preludes..............................................................................William P. Latham I. Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light Dr. Cynthia Johnston Turner, conductor

Russian Christmas Music.....................................................................................Alfred Reed featuring the University of Georgia Wind Ensemble brass section

Circus Days...........................................................................Karl L. King, arr. Loras Schissel

1.29.2016

Since opening in 2002, the Kell High School band program has quickly established a reputation for musical excellence. The 51-member Wind Ensemble is the top-performing ensemble within a three-tiered concert band program, which includes the Symphonic Band and the Concert Band. Each of these ensembles meets for 52 minutes a day in a traditional 7-period schedule. Students in the Kell band program are consistently members in the District 12 Honor Band, Georgia All-State Band, ASYO, AYWS, GYSO, and the Georgia GHP. With the concert bands at the core of the music curriculum, students also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of extracurricular ensembles. These include the 130-member marching band, full symphony orchestra, a pit orchestra for the spring musical, numerous chamber ensembles, two jazz bands, a percussion ensemble, and a nationally renowned “Stomp” Ensemble. The Kell Band Booster Association (KBBA) sponsors an after-school private lesson conservatory with an outstanding faculty of professional musicians. Since its opening in 2002, the Kell Band program has grown to over 200 total students in grades 9-12. The Kell High School Wind Ensemble has performed recently at the 2008 Music For All National Concert Festival, the 2010 Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, and the 2013 UGA January Music Festival (JanFest) and has received straight superior ratings at all LGPE evaluations since the schools’ opening in 2002.


Cypress Room

1.29.2016

friday

4:30pm

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Athens Guitar Duo Whether it is for a large audience in Beijing, China, or an intimate audience in their hometown of Athens, Georgia, the Athens Guitar Duo (AG²) is becoming known for leaving “a deep impression on the audience with their passionate, meticulous, and masterful artistry.” Dusty Woodruff and Matthew Anderson met while studying at the University of Georgia with the late John Sutherland. They were formerly a part of the Athens Guitar Trio, but after that group dissolved, Woodruff and Anderson decided to continue performing together. Both play a guitar built by master luthier, Kenny Hill, including a rare 11-string guitar. With this unique combination, the AG² explores the expressive capabilities of their instruments through diverse repertoire selections and creative arrangements. Their debut recording, Magellan’s Playlist, has received many positive reviews and has been featured on NPR’s “Classical Guitar Alive!,” BBC Radio’s “Late Junction with Nick Luscombe,” and other radio stations throughout the world. The AG² has performed and taught throughout the United States, Europe, and China. They have also been invited to perform for an impressive list of distinguished guests including Jimmy Carter, William Bolcom, Simone Fontanelli, and the world-renowned guitarist, Christopher Parkening. The AG²’s explorations into the depth and wealth of the guitar repertoire, along with their dedication to producing great performances, will open to new audiences the joys to be found in this music. In the words of St. John Brown, of MeridianFM (in the UK): “I’m not really a great fan of the guitar, but I thought [their CD] was wonderful, and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it!” Nocturne – Fantasy...................................................................................Lowell Liebermann Lady Slipper Waltz......................................................................................Gregory W. Brown Violet Hour....................................................Joy Williams & John-Paul White, arr. Woodruff Gavotte avec 6 doubles..............................................Jean-Phillipe Rameau, arr. Anderson Divertissement...................................................................................................Jean Françaix Entrée Élégie Madrigal Rondeau Portraits of Country Fiddlers...................................................Pehr Nordgren, arr. Woodruff Tuumiskelija Pelimannin clämänkappale


Oconee River Room

All State Piano Solo Winners Recital Student of Dr. Elena Cholakova

Toccata from Le Tombeau de Couperin......................................................................................................Maurice Ravel

Student of Ping Xu

Charles Li (7th grade)

Student of Dr. Clara Park

*Sonata Op. 14, No. 2 III. Scherzo: Allegro assai..........................................................................Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata No. 2 Op. 14 II. Scherzo..............................................................................................................Sergei Prokofiev

Skyler Feng (7th grade)

Student of Ping Xu

Impromptu No. 4 in C-sharp minor, Op. 66.............................................................................................Frederic Chopin

Catherine Shih (8th grade)

Student of Dr. Elena Cholakova

Toccata Op. 155.............................................................................................................................................York Bowen

Kevin Chen (8th grade)

7:00pm

Daniel Pan (6th grade)

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Katherine Yang (6th grade)

Student of Anne Sun

Sonata Op. 27 III. Presto agitato...................................................................................................Ludwig van Beethoven

Vivia Lung (8th grade)

Student of S.C. Fred Hsiang

*Sonata Op. 13 3rd movement.....................................................................................................Ludwig van Beethoven

Student of Dr. Elena Cholakova

Phantasie Op. 28 3rd movement.........................................................................................................Felix Mendelssohn

Moses Wang (9th grade)

Student of Joseph Hokayem

La Campanella (9th grade)...............................................................................................................................Franz Liszt

Emily Guo (9th grade)

Student of S.C. Fred Hsiang

friday

Erica Hong (9th grade)

Hungarian Rhapsody No. 11............................................................................................................................Franz Liszt

Christine Yang (10th grade)

Student of Dr. Elena Cholokova

Hungarian Rhapsody No. 11............................................................................................................................Franz Liszt

Student of Dr. Joanna Kim

James Kim (10th grade)

Student of Jonathan Klein

*Desperate Measures Op. 48, Theme, Var. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 & 12........................................................Robert Muczynski

Anthony Zhang (11th grade)

Student of Anne Sun

La Campanella...................................................................................................................................................Franz Lisz

Ethan Shen (11th grade)

Student of Kelly Xu

Prelude in g-sharp minor, Op. 32, No. 12.........................................................................................Sergei Rachmaninoff

Bennett Zhu (11th grade)

Student of S.C. Fred Hsiang

Naomi Meadows (12th grade)

Student of Joseph Hokayem

Reflection on the Water from Image book 1............................................................................................Claude Debussy Etude in C-sharp minor, Op. 42, No. 5................................................................................................Alexander Scriabin

Laura Street (12th grade)

Student of Dr. Nancy Elton

Richard Red (12th grade)

Student of S.C. Fred Hsiang

Scherzo No. 3 in C-sharp minor, Op. 39..................................................................................................Frederic Chopin Capriccio in B minor, Op. 2, No. 4.............................................................................................................Erno Dohnanyi

Geneva Stonecipher (College)

Student of Dr. Martha Thomas

Toccata Op. 155.............................................................................................................................................York Bowen

Lee Song (College)

Student of Dr. Geoffrey Haydon

Meiton Lu (College)

Student of Dr. Geoffrey Haydon

Sonata in D minor, Op. 14 IV. Vivace.......................................................................................................Sergei Prokofiev

Sonata in A minor, Op. 28........................................................................................................................Sergei Prokofiev

1.29.2016

Michael Roman (10th grade)

*Reflects dans l’eau from Image Book 1.................................................................................................Claude Debussy


ACE Treble Choir Director: Stephana Lynch

1.29.2016

friday

7:30pm

64

Church Sanctuary

The Academy for Classical Education (ACE) is a public charter school that opened its doors in August 2014. It is located in Macon, Georgia. The enrollment is 1,120 students in grades K-9. ACE will add a new grade each academic year with the first graduating class in 2019. The Academy for Classical Education Treble Choir is a non-auditioned choir in grades 7-9. They received straight superior ratings for their stage performance and sight reading at their initial performance at LGPE in 2015. Additionally, they received the Southern Star Music Festival Gold Level Sweepstakes Award for the highest scoring middle school choir. The additional choruses at ACE have grown in size from 85 in inaugural year to 185 this year with 49% of the student population in grades 6-9 enrolled in chorus. The chorus is under the direction of Stephana Miller Lynch. She has a BME from Florida State University and a MME from Georgia College and State University. She has taught choral music for 24 years in Florida, Texas, and Georgia. She was named the 1996 Everitt Middle School Teacher of the Year, the 1996 Bay County (FL) Teacher of the Year, and the 2004 Howard Middle School Teacher of the Year. She is married to Allen Lynch, Professor of Economics and Statistics at Mercer University. They have three children: Elizabeth, age 21, Emily, age 18, and David, age 12.


High Shoals Room

Director: Curtis Sanders

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Stephenson Area Elementary School Band

7:30pm friday The Victors................................................................................Louis Elbel, arr. Jack Bullock Beethoveen’s Ninth...........................................Ludwig Van Beethoven, arr. Paul Lavender Guest Conductor, Alfred Watkins

Inception.......................................................................................................Joseph Compello Guest Conductor, Dr. Julian White

Skeleton In The Closet..................................................................................James D. Ployar A Spinning Game.........................................................................................Michael Sweeney Guest Conductor, Don P. Roberts

Dancin’ On The Bayou............................................................................................Ralph Ford

1.29.2016

The Stephenson Area Elementary School Band is under the leadership of Mr. Curtis Sanders. The students are primarily beginners in 4th, 5th, and 6th grades in the Stephenson Community in DeKalb County School District. The band is one of the few elementary bands that perform for ratings in the state at LGPE. The band has made a superior rating every year at festival under Mr. Sander’s leadership. The group has 95 members. The motto of the band is, “Music is fun, and band is the way we express it.”


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Willow Room

Composition Competition Recital

Flying In A Hot Air Balloon.........................................................................Emma Dong

8:00pm

Simpson Elementary School

I’m a Happy Snowflake.......................................................................Eva Lesciauskas Simpson Elementary School

Be-Dazzle!...............................................................................................Emilie Paris Vu Sugar Hill Elementary School

Recess............................................................................................................Brian Shon Webb Bridge Middle School

friday

Little Bird.............................................................................................Emma Hammond Vickery Creek Middle School

Ballade for String Quartet in C# Minor..........................................................Jacob Lay Stillwell School of the Arts

I Am.......................................................................................................Martha Palombo Cambridge High School

1.29.2016

Le Reve.....................................................................................................Quentin Green Savannah Arts Academy

Bring Them Home.......................................................................................Quinn Hasty Apalachee High School

Five Vignettes: What You Hear Is Gone.......................................................Kyle Lewis University of Georgia

Ave Maria..........................................................................................Robert Thomlinson Piedmont College


Empire Room

Director: Mary Akerman

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Atlanta Guitar Orchestra

7:30pm Hush You Bye............................................................Traditional American, arr. Matt Hinsley Danza Andaluza...............................................Traditional Spanish, arr. Eythor Thorlaksson El Gato Montes...................................................................Manuel Penella, arr. Thorlaksson Chorale BWV 147.......................................................................................J. S. Bach, arr. Lee The Ash Grove...................................................................Traditional Welsh, arr. Elaine Fine Cantabile..............................................................................................................Edson Lopes Eleanor Rigby...................................................................John Lennon and Paul McCartney

1.29.2016

Symphony 29, 1st Mvt...............................................................W. A. Mozart, arr. Alan Hirsh

friday

The Atlanta Guitar Orchestra is a community-based guitar ensemble in Atlanta, Georgia. It serves as the main outreach component of the Atlanta Guitar Guild, which is a 501(c)3 non-profit arts organization. The mission of the Atlanta Guitar Guild is to promote and support the artistic performance of music on guitar in all of its stylistic variety. The Atlanta Guitar Guild is dedicated to the presentation of the guitar as a unique vehicle for the artistic expression of Atlanta’s diverse musical culture. The Guild exists to facilitate all aspects of the study, performance and appreciation of the guitar and its music. In pursuit of these goals, the Guild sees its mission in three broad areas: Education: The Guild seeks to further the study of the guitar and its music through education and outreach. Additionally, the Guild seeks to promote the study of the guitar in middle and high schools with curricula that align with the Georgia Performance Standards for current music education programs for band, orchestra, jazz band and choir. Appreciation: The Guild will sponsor concerts by professional guitarists. Events will be open to the public at large. Venues and events will be selected and presented in a way that heightens musical expression and grows the audience for similar events. Professional Development: The Guild seeks to develop and sustain Atlanta’s existing professional guitarists through concert promotion, recognition of excellence, and an online teacher directory. The Atlanta Guitar Guild is a community of Atlanta guitarists, teachers, students and music lovers, and as such, it reflects the interests of its members and contributors.


Walton High School Chamber Orchestra

Directors: Perry Holbrook & Sarah Grimes

1.29.2016

friday

7:45pm

68

The Classic Center Theatre

Founded in 1975, the Walton Orchestra has established a traditional of excellence. Dr. Perry Holbrook was named Director of Orchestras at Walton in 2001. Since 2010, he has been assisted by Sara Grimes. Together, they provide a comprehensive string education for 345 orchestra students on a daily basis. The orchestras receive a tremendous amount of encouragement and support from their parent volunteers, the Walton community, and the administration of Walton High School. The Walton Chamber Orchestra welcomes the opportunity to perform at the Georgia Music Educators Association Conference for the ninth time. The orchestra program has been honored to perform four times at the prestigious Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, Illinois. The orchestra has performed at the American String Teacher Association National Convention twice and have given four European concert tours. They are a 2014 and 2015 national winner for the Mark of Excellence Award given by the Foundation for Music Education. Spanish Dance.........................................................................Dmitri Shostakovich/Gosman Contrapunctus I: Art of the Fugue..........................................................................J. S. Bach Serenade for Strings.......................................................................................Antonín Dvořák Overture to La scala di seta.....................................................................Gioacchino Rossini The Lark Ascending, Romance for Violin and Orchestra..............Ralph Vaughan Williams Helen Kim, violin, Kennesaw State University

Sueños Sureños (Bulerías)...................................................................................Sidney King


Church Sanctuary

Director: Catherine Lykins

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Duluth High School Select Women’s Ensemble

8:00pm friday Jubilate Deo………………………………………………………………….....Gyongyosi Levente Makedonska Humoreska………………………………………………………...Todor Skalovski Alleluia from Motet VI, BMV 230................Johann Sebastian Bach, arr. Russell Robinson No Time............................................Traditional Camp Meeting Song, arr. Susan Brumfield I’m Gonna Sing ‘Til the Spirit Moves In My Heart...........................................Moses Hogan Keep on Singing………………………………………….……….......................….Simon Wawer

1.29.2016

The Select Women’s Ensemble is one of six choirs at Duluth High School. It is a small auditioned group of no more than 25 girls, grades 10-12, who have demonstrated great sight reading and musical skill. Select Women’s Ensemble is a truly gifted group of young women. Through vocal inflection and facial expression, the group strives to give special meaning to all music they perform. Since the group was created in 2011, they have been invited to perform on concerts with Georgia State University, Louisiana State University and Georgia Southern University. Additionally the group is often invited to perform for ceremonies, events or lunches in their hometown, and has even been invited to sing at a wedding! Duluth High School has a tradition of excellence in the Fine Arts. The chorus program features 250 students divided into six choirs who perform four concerts each year, Fall, Winter, Pre-LGPE and a pop music variety show called Peach Jam. In the past five years, the choirs have received Superior and Excellent ratings at Large Group Performance Evaluation, a group performed the Faure Requiem, groups have performed in events with Georgia State University, Georgia Southern University and Louisiana State University, and students have participated in the All State Chorus and Georgia Honor Chorus programs. The choirs have also gone on tour to Michigan, Washington DC, Athens and Six Flags. Duluth Choirs live by the phrase DPTL: Discipline, Patience, Tradition and Love. Choir is more than just a class, it’s a family!


Buford Academy Chorus Director: Gary Lenz

friday

8:00pm

70

High Shoals Room

1.29.2016

The Buford Academy Chorus has grown from just 47 members in 2002 to last year’s nearly 200 energetic singers. Students are not auditioned, but must maintain good grades and excellent behavior. Under the direction of Mr. Gary W. Lenz, our chorus has sung in a variety of languages, including latin, hebrew, german, and spanish. Our list of songs performed include pieces by great composers like Bach, Faure, Mozart, Beethoven and Rutter. Break Forth into Singing...................................................................................Eugene Butler Dreams of the Sleeping Birds..............................................................................Amy Bernon Morning Song (Cherokee “Amazing Grace”).............................................arr. James Green Over the Rainbow.......................................................arr. Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo’ole/Lenz Jacob Lenz and Nick Warnstrom, ukulele

Sourwood Mountain...................................................................................................arr. Lenz Carolyn Alford, fiddle; John Alford, bass fiddle; Jack Ball, banjo; Greg Jones, guitar

I Want Two Wings........................................................................................arr. Earlene Rentz Feel Good...................................................................arr. Barbara Baker and David J. Elliott


Church Sanctuary

Director: Jeremy Williams

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Veterans High School Concert Chorale

8:30pm friday O Magnum Mysterium.....................................................................Thomas Luis De Victoria John Saw Duh Numbuh.........................................................................arr. Parker and Shaw Contre Qui, Rose.........................................................................................Morten Lauridson How do I love thee?...............................................................................................Eric Nelson Run To You.............................................................Kevin Olusola, Avi Kaplan, Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi, Kirstin Maldonado, and Ben Bram Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal......................................................................arr. Alice Parker

1.29.2016

The Concert Chorale of Veterans High School is an ensemble of advanced singers in grades 9-12. The achievement of these singers is recognized through consistent superior ratings at Large Group Performance Evaluations as well as the Southern Star Music Festival. Individual achievement in this choir is also shown through membership in the All-District Honor Choir, All-State Choir, All-State Reading Choir, the UGA Summer Music Institute, and the Governor’s Honors Program. Many of these students are also extremely active in the school’s musical theater and drama programs as well as both concert and marching bands.


Woodland High School Wind Symphony Director: Eric Willoughby

1.29.2016

friday

8:45pm

72

The Classic Center Theatre

The Woodland Wind Symphony is the premier concert ensemble at Woodland High School. Under the direction of Eric Willoughby, this 64 member ensemble has been honored with invitations to perform at the GMEA In-Service Conference (2011 and 2016), The University of Georgia High School Band Festival “Janfest” (2013), and The University of Alabama High School Honor Band Clinic (2014). The Woodland Band was awarded the 2012 Exemplary Performance Award form the Georgia Music Educators Association and was also recognized as a 2013 Regional Winner of the National Band Association Program of Excellence “Blue Ribbon” Award. Students from this ensemble have been selected to membership in the Georgia All-State Band, GMEA District 7 Honor Bands, Governor’s Honors Program, the Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony, and the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra.

Atlantic Fanfare.......................................................................................................Kyle Green Premier

Hounds of Spring...................................................................................................Alfred Reed Slava............................................................................................................Leonard Bernstein Wesley Brooks, Conductor

Under the Willow...................................................................................................Julie Giroux Roosters Lay Eggs in Kansas.......................................................................Mayhew L. Lake Stubernic Fantasy....................................................................................................Mark Ford


Church Sanctuary

Conductor: Dr. Betsy Cook Weber

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All College Chorus

9:00pm friday 1.29.2016

Betsy Cook Weber is Professor of Music and Director of Choral Studies at the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music. In addition, she serves as Director of the Houston Symphony Chorus, preparing major choral-orchestral works for some of the world’s leading conductors. She is also highly active internationally as a conductor, clinician, adjudicator, and lecturer. In 2013, Dr. Weber became the 13th recipient and 1st woman to receive the prestigious Texas Choirmaster award from the Texas Choral Directors Association (TCDA.) The University of Houston Moores School Concert Chorale, which she directs, has performed for the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) in 2005, 2008, and 2013; they were featured at the national ACDA convention in Miami in 2007. Internationally, Chorale has received acclaim at four prestigious international competitions —the Eisteddfod in Wales in 2009, winning or placing in every category in which they were entered and the Florilége Vocal in Tours, France in 2011. In the spring of 2013, she led Concert Chorale to a first place finish in the prestigious Marktoberdorf Chamber Choir Competition in Germany, and in July 2015, Chorale competed in the Grand Prix of Nations in Magdeburg, Germany earning the title of World Champion in Youth Chorus (under age of 24) as well as two other gold medals. Before coming to the University of Houston, Dr. Weber was a successful music teacher in the public schools at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels, during which time choirs under her direction flourished and won numerous competitions and awards. She holds degrees from the University of North Texas, Westminster Choir College (Princeton, NJ), and the University of Houston.


University of Georgia Hodgson Wind Ensemble Director: Cynthia Jackson Turner

1.29.2016

friday

9:30pm

74

The Classic Center Theatre

The Hodgson Wind Ensemble has earned an international reputation for its artistry, precision, sensitivity, and musicianship. Membership, determined each semester by blind audition, includes the most accomplished graduate and undergraduate UGA music majors. Employing flexible scoring, the Wind Ensemble (one musician per part) performs chamber works as well as large scale compositions, fresh ink and classics, and music from around the world. Championing the performance of new music, the ensemble has a rich history of commissioning emerging and established composers. In addition to commissioning and premiering new works, the Wind Ensemble tours nationally and internationally, hosts acclaimed guest artists, and records on the Naxos label. Most recently, the ensemble performed at the 2009 national CBDNA conference in Austin. Under the direction of Cynthia Johnston Turner, the Wind Ensemble adds service-learning and performing to its touring regimen. Wiener Philharmoniker Fanfare....................................................................Richard Strauss Traversada..........................................................................................................Oliver Waespi Velocity Meadows.......................................................................................Christopher Stark Symphony No. 8, Movement III.....................................................................David Maslanka


The Classic Center

Director: Sheldon Fisher

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Alpharetta High School Symphony

8:45am saturday Fanfare for the Common Man.........................................................................Aaron Copland Brass and Percussion Only Ira Jenkins, Assistant Director of Bands

The Light Cavalry Overture..........................................................................Franz von Suppe Mike Walsh, Director of Bands

Serenade.........................................................................................................Thomas Ludwig Strings Only

Pas de Deux from “The Nutcracker”..........................................Peter Illytch Tschaikowsky Signs of Life II “Scherzo”....................................................................................Russell Peck Strings Only

Jupiter from “The Planets”.................................................................................Gustav Holst America The Beautiful........................................................................................Ward/Dragon

1.30.2016

Alpharetta High School opened in the fall of 2004 with 48 stu¬dents enrolled in the orches¬tra program and 37 students enrolled in the band program. The current enrollment for the entire music program exceeds 500 students. The Symphony Orchestra, formed during the 2007-2008 school year, has consistently earned superior ratings at GMEA LGPE. The AHS Orchestra and Chorus were selected to perform for the opening ceremonies of the 70th Commemoration of D-Day at Vierville Sur Mer, near Omaha Beach in France on June 5, 2014. Other concerts in Europe include a concert at the American Cemetery at Omaha Beach, La Madeleine in Paris and the Cathedral in Bad Isch, Austria. The Orchestra students at Alpharetta High School are active in many youth orchestras in the metro Atlanta area, including MYSO, Emory Youth Symphony and ASYO. Musicians from AHS Orchestra and AHS Bands have been selected as Governor’s Honors Program participants for the past eight years. AHS music students have earned placement in the GMEA All-State ensembles every year since the school’s opening in 2004.


Willow Room

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Piano Duet & Solo Masterclass 8:45am

Middle School

Dr. Soohyun Yun

Rebecca Zhang & Kimberly Shen (6th grade Duet) Berceuse from Dolly Suite Op. 56, No. 1...................................................................Gabriel Faure

saturday

Students of Ping Xu

Jimmy Kim & James Wooten (7th grade Duet) Sonatina in C major.......................................................................................Carl Maria von Weber Students of Suzanne Woodrum

Grace Lee & Kelly Huang (8th grade Duet) Hungarian Dance No. 5, Volume 1......................................................................Johannes Brahms Students of Gayle B. Vann

Michelle Wang (8th grade Solo) Etude in G-flat Major, Op. 10, No. 5.....................................................................Frederick Chopin

1.29.2016

Student of Ping Xu

Eric Van Ness & Kaitlyn Kotake (8th grade Duet) Sonata in D Major, Op. 6 I. Allegro molto................................................................L.V. Beethoven Students of Gayle B. Vann

10:00am

High School

Dr. Nancy Elton

Emily G. Wang (9th grade Solo) Sonatina Op. 20, No. 2 III Allegro Scherzando......................................................Friedrich Kuhlau Student of Hwee Boon Ng

Suekyung Jin (10th grade Solo) L’isle Joyeuse L. 106.............................................................................................Claude Debussy Student of Min Yeong Kim

Tigerwin Yang (11th Grade Solo) Etude de Concert Op. 36..................................................................................Edward MacDowell Student of Ping Xu

Samantha Bian & Amanda She (9th grade Duet) The Carnival of the Animals.............................................................................Camille Saint-Saens Students of Hyangbin Choi

Tigerwin Yang & Kevin Tao (11th grade Duet) Waltz from “Masquerade”.................................................................................Aram Khachaturian Students of Ping Xu

Kunho Kim & James Kim (11th grade Duet) Sonata for 4 hands I. Prelude II. Rustique III. Finale.............................................Francis Poulenc Students of Jonathan Klein


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Ebenezer Middle School Eagle Winds Director: Kenza Murray

1.30.2016

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Oconee River Room

Ebenezer Middle School is located at 1100 Ebenezer Rd in Rincon, Georgia near Ebenezer Landing on the Savannah River. The Ebenezer Landing is a historical site that preserves Georgian and Effingham County History as well as the original settlement for the Salzburgers in 1734. Ebenezer Middle is one of three middle schools in Effingham County. The school opened its doors in 2002 and has maintained a reputation as one of Southeast Georgia’s best middle schools. Ebenezer Middle has a student population of 800 students. Students from Ebenezer Middle School attend both Effingham County High School and South Effingham High School. The EMS Band Program consists of over 250 students in grades 6-8. Bands are divided into woodwind and brass/ percussion classes that meet every other day for 75 minutes. The Eagle Winds Honor Band is comprised of 7th and 8th grade students determined by individual auditions. The Eagle Winds meet before and after school for rehearsals. Members of the Eagle Winds are routinely selected to perform in the GMEA All State Bands, District 1 Honor Band, and local festivals and clinics. The Eagle Winds performed as a guest band for the 24th Annual University of Georgia Middle School Band Festival in December 2014. Clouds That Sail in Heaven..................................................................................Todd Stalter Psalm 42....................................................................................................................Sam Hazo La Virgen de la Macarena............................................................................arr. Calvin Custer Tom Brinson, Soloist

At Morning’s Fist Light.................................................................................David Gillingham Mister Joe.............................................................................Harold Bennett, arr. Larry Clark Ruckus.......................................................................................................Randall Standridge


Church Sanctuary

Director: Greg Smith

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Riverwood International Charter School Singers

10:00am saturday Alleluia, Laus Et Gloria......................................................................................Tarik O’Regan Esurientes Implevit Bonis................................................................................Antonio Vivaldi from Magnificat-RV 610 Tell My Ma.........................................................................................................arr. Vijay Singh Abby Gibson, Callaway Powlus, Carolyn Wright, soloists

Et Misericordia..........................................................................................Kim Andre Arnesen from Magnificat Callaway Powlus, Solo Hold On......................................................................................................arr. Stacey V. Gibbs Ave Maria................................................................................................................Franz Biebl Collaborative Choir featuring Mercer Singers and Riverwood Singers

1.30.2016

Comprised of 18 auditioned singers, the Riverwood International Charter School Riverwood Singers is one of five performing ensembles in the RICS Department of Choral Arts. Consistently scoring Superior ratings at GMEA Large Group Performance Evaluation in performance and sight reading, their high standards of musical excellence have gained them notoriety throughout the state. Members of the RICS Choral Program have performed in metropolitan Atlanta, The Grand Bahama Islands, and several European countries. Ladies in this ensemble have participated in the GMEA All-State Choirs, the Governor’s Honors Program, All-State Reading Chorus, and numerous state and national honor choirs.


Mercer University Singers Director: Dr. Stanley Roberts

1.30.2016

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10:30am

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Church Sanctuary

The Mercer Singers, an auditioned ensemble of 45 voices, is the primary touring choral ensemble of Mercer University. The choir includes undergraduate & graduate students and performs a wide range of choral music spanning from the Renaissance to works written by composers of our time. The Mercer Singers have sung on programs for the Georgia Music Educators Association, the Southern Division of MENC, and the Southern Division of American Choral Directors Association. The choir has toured extensively and performed throughout the United States and Europe. Since 2000, the Mercer Singers have experienced six highly successful international tours of England and Wales (May 2000), Italy (2002), Austria & Czech Republic (2004), Germany, Poland, Slovakia, & Hungary (2006), Japan (2007), and Russia (2011), with performances in many of the world’s grand concert halls and cathedrals including: Notre Dame (Paris), St. Paul’s (London), Ely Cathedral (Ely), St. Vitus (Prague), St. Peters (Vatican), Matthias Church (Budapest), Hibiki Hall (Kitakyushu), and Cappella Hall (St. Petersburg). The choir has also collaborated with several international choirs including the Warwick University Chamber Choir (England), St. Petersburg University Chamber Choir (Russia), the Gnessins Chamber Choir (State Music College, Moscow), and Claudio Monteverdi Choir (Castelfiorentino, Italy). In 2012, they collaborated with the McDuffie Center for Strings to film A Grand Mercer Christmas that was distributed nationally to Public Broadcast Stations throughout America. Additionally, the ensemble has gained a regional following with its annual performances of A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols held each December. The choir is widely acclaimed for its spirited performances, breadth of repertoire, and dedication to singing repertoire of the a cappella idiom. To Him We Sing..............................................................................................Robert H. Young O Salutaris Hostia...........................................................................................Ēriks Ešenvalds Pange lingua.......................................................................................................György Orbán Beati quorum via...............................................................................Charles Villiers Stanford Autumn...............................................................................................................Kevin Memley FIRE!...........................................................................................................................John Orfe Georgia On My Mind........................................................................arr. Christopher Schmitz


The Classic Center Theatre

Conductor: Don Braden

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All State Jazz Ensemble

11:15am saturday 1.30.2016

Don Braden is a Jazz musician of the highest caliber. For over 30 years he has toured the world leading his own ensembles on saxophone and flute, as a special guest, and as a sideman with Jazz greats Betty Carter, Wynton Marsalis, Freddie Hubbard, Tony Williams, Roy Haynes, and many others. He has composed music for ensembles ranging from duo to full symphonic orchestra, in many styles, for recordings (including 19 CDs as a leader and over 80 as a sideman), film, and the television networks NIckelodeon and CBS. Braden is a leading arranger of contemporary standards, and has built a solid collection of newer American songs into his Jazz repertoire. He is also a world renowned educator, having spent over two decades giving master classes at countless schools and universities, and running first class educational programs such as the Litchfield Jazz Camp, NJPAC’s Wells Fargo Jazz For Teens, and most recently, the Harvard University Monday Jazz Band. He is an imaginative, technically excellent, soulful saxophonist, and his harmonic and rhythmic sophistication give him a unique approach to improvising as well as composing and arranging. Most important of all: he has a beautiful sound, and he swings! All this combines with his joyous yet disciplined personality to make him one of the most important musicians working today.


All State Reading Chorus Director: Dr. Alison Mann

1.30.2016

saturday

11:15am

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Church Sanctuary

Alison Mann is Associate Professor of Choral Music Education and Program Coordinator for Music Education at Kennesaw State University, where she teaches coursework in Choral Methods, Foundations of Music Education, Choral Conducting, and Vocal Pedagogy for Ensemble Singing. Mann also supervises student teachers and serves as Conductor of the KSU Women’s Choir and KSU Chorale. She founded and directs the Middle and High school Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra Chorus in conjunction with the Georgia Symphony Orchestra. A native of Florida, Mann taught in the Orlando public schools as director of choral activities at William R. Boone High School and was also the assistant conductor of the Orlando Chorale. While in Orlando, choirs and soloists under her direction received top honors at the district and state levels. Dr. Mann received her Ph.D. in Music Education and Choral Conducting from the University of Oregon, and a Masters of Choral Music Education and Bachelors of Choral Music Education from Florida State University. Dr. Mann has studied conducting and music education with André Thomas, Kevin Fenton, Sharon J. Paul, Judy Bowers, and Harry Price. Dr. Mann is currently the Southern Division ACDA Women’s Choir Repertoire and Standards chair, and the Georgia state ACDA Membership Chair. Mann has also served as the ACDA Multicultural and Ethics Repertoire and Standards Chair for the states of Georgia and Oregon and the Georgia Women’s Choir Repertoire and Standards Chair. The KSU Women’s Choir was selected to perform for the Georgia Music Educators State In-Service Conference in 2014. Additionally in 2011, Dr. Mann performed the world premiere of Nico Muhly’s composition, “How Soon” with Grammy-award winning ensemble 8th blackbird, and the KSU Women’s Chorus. Her professional affiliations include the American Choral Directors Association, National Association for Music Education, Georgia Music Educators Association, National Collegiate Choral Organization, and the International Society for Music Education. Her research has been presented at the state, regional, and international levels. Dr. Mann is an active conductor, clinician, adjudicator, and researcher.


Oconee River Room

Students of Dr. Joanna Kim

Alex White/Steven White (7th grade)

Students of Hyangbin Choi

Spring Song, Op. 62....................................................................................................................Felix Mendelssohn

Michelle Wu/Tina Lin (7th grade)

Students of Ping Xu

Spanish Dance Op. 12, No. 3......................................................................................................Moritz Moszkowski

Celina Zhao/Stephen Yin (8th grade)

Students of Jonathan Klein

11:15am

Nabil Kassam/Aqil Kassam (6th grade)

Sugar Plum Fairy Dance from The Nutcracker Suite...........................................................Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

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All State Piano Winners Duet Recital

Sonata in C Major I. Allegro Spiritoso.......................................................................................................M. Clemnti

Students of Francis Yao

Nicholas Hong/Grace Xu (9th grade)

Students of Ping Xu

Joshua Li/Grace Wei (10th grade)

Students of Ping Xu

Slavonic Dance Op. 46, No. 8...........................................................................................................Antoine Dvorak Sonata in C major I. Allegro....................................................................................................................W.A. Mozart

Students of Dr. Joanna Kim

Brenna Dann/Brecken Anderson (10th grade)

Students of Lois Finlay

Characteristic March Op. 121 (D. 886)..............................................................................................Franz Schubert

Lauren Chen/Linsey Chen (11th grade)

Students of Jonathan Klein

Gazebo Dances, IV. Tarantella..........................................................................................................John Corigliano

1.30.2016

Jenny Kang/Michael Roman (10th grade)

Slavonic Dance in e minor, Op. 72, no. 2..........................................................................................Antonin Dvorak

saturday

Emilie Lin/Eileen Liu (8th grade)

Sonata in F Major Op. 18 No. 6 2nd Mvt...............................................................................Johann Christian Bach


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Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Fine Arts Department

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www.abac.edu

Tifton, GA Music at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College consists of a faculty of 12 artist teachers and over 42 music majors. Each academic year at least 20 musical performances are presented for the public. In addition, several of the major performing ensembles of music at ABAC travel throughout Georgia, the Southeast, and abroad; performing for schools, civic groups, and as part of community concert series. The faculty of Music are active performers, scholars, conductors, clinicians, and adjudicators throughout the region. Music at ABAC offers instrumental and vocal performing ensembles such as the ABAC Concert Band and Concert Choir, the ABAC Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Choir as well as the ABAC Chamber Singers. Membership in ensembles is open to all ABAC students.

Alfred Music www.alfred.com

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Van Nuys, CA Alfred Music is the world’s largest educational music publisher. Alfred Music produces educational, reference, pop, and performance materials for teachers, students, professionals, and hobbyists spanning every musical instrument, style, and difficulty level. Since 1922, Alfred Music has been dedicated to helping people learn, teach, and play music. Alfred Music currently has over 150,000 active titles representing a wide range of well-known publications. Alfred Music’s home office is located in Los Angeles, with domestic offices in Miami, Nashville, and New York, as well as offices around the world, including Australia, Germany, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.

All About Group Travel

allaboutgrouptravel.com

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Longwood, FL Full service, affordable group travel company providing all aspects of trip from hotel, attractions, meals, transportation, performances and festivals. We take you anywhere in the United States, Puerto Rico and on cruises.

Armstrong State University www.armstrong.edu

333

Savannah, GA Armstrong’s music and music education curriculum provides you opportunity for success through its solid foundation in the fundamentals of music and current pedagogical practice. Armstrong’s music program offers two bachelor-level degree programs supported by seven distinguished full-time faculty and eight adjunct faculty who provide music majors masterful instruction on a highly individualized basis. You can pursue either a music or music education degree witha performance focus in vocal/choral, woodwind/brass, percussion, or piano/keyboard pedagogy. The Armstrong Department of Art, Music & Theatre is a multifaceted fine and performing arts department located on Armstrong’s 268-acre campus arboretum on scenic Savannah, Georgia’s booming southside. Minutes from the breezy beaches of the Atlantic Ocean and the quaint charm of the historic district of downtown Savannah, Armstrong fine arts students enjoy a largely sunny and temperate climate in which to find artistic inspiration.

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Art’s Music Shop, Inc.

www.artsmusicshop.com

Montgomery, AL Servicing the musical needs of the Southeast since 1905; convention exhibit features an extensive stock of educational/instrumental music for today’s school bands.

Athena Music & Leadership Camp www.athenacamp.com

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Fayetteville, GA ATHENA is an ALL-GIRLS orchestra and band summer camp that offers middle and high school-aged musicians a comprehensive, five-day, music camp experience while emphasizing leadership and team-building skills. Our faculty consists of professional women who teach band, orchestra and private music lessons at all levels. Athena offers: separate middle school and high school curricula, premium master class instruction, music theory and conducting classes, leadership seminars, accomplished guest artist performances, and fun recreational activities.

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AWB Apparel

www.awbapparel.com

Woodstock, GA Providing music apparel to the local schools throughout the southeast. Including all-states, distrcits bands and choirs, and marching competitions.

Band Fundamental Books

www.bandfundamentals.com

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Roanoke, VA Band Fundamentals Books provide teaching methods to develop strong rhythmic skill, sight-reading ability, characteristic tone quality, and scale skill. This teaching series provides the sequencing, pacing, and reinforcement needed for today’s busy students to be more successful.

Beau Vinci Violins

www.beauvinciviolins.com

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Alpharetta, GA Beau Vinci Violins is a full service violin shop located in Alpharetta, Georgia. We specialize in the sale and restoration of fine stringed instruments and their bows.

Beethoven & Company

336

www.beethovenandcompany.com

Tallahassee, FL Beethoven & Company, located in Tallahassee, FL is a unique & excellent music store specializing in print music for study, performance, and enjoyment. We have scores, books, educational materials, and gifts. We pride ourselves in wonderful customer service! Locally owned & operated since 1999.

Berry College

www.berry.edu/music

232

Mount Berry, GA With over a century of music-making, Berry College has one of Georgia’s most established and distinguished music programs. With a world class faculty and diverse curriculum, Berry offers undergraduate degrees in Music Education, Music Business, and a Bachelor of Arts in Music.


Blue Ribbon Farms 352.516.1912

Pooler, GA High Quality Cheesecake and Frozen Food Products and Tritan Tumblers. Best pre-sort service in the fundraising industry and guaranteed delivery dates that the customer gets to choose!!!!

Brightspark Travel

www.brightsparktravel.com

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Deerfield, IL Brightspark Travel is a wholly owned subsidiary of TUI Group AG. Brightspark Travel offers custom educational and performance tours and events in a broad range of domestic and international locations. The company is based out of Chicago, Illinois, with regional offices across the country.

Camp ExtravaBANDza

www.campextravabandza.com

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Warner Robins, GA Camp ExtravaBANDza is a great summer camp opportunity for middle school band students. In addition to outstanding music instruction in small and large group settings, campers enjoy a multitude of activities, including leadership and teambuilding exercises, swimming, paintball, canoeing - even arts and crafts! A fantastic summer camp experience with an affordable summer camp price!

Carowinds carowinds.com

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Charlotte, NC Our much-anticipated Festival of Music provides band, orchestra, and choral students a performance experience unlike any other! Directors and their ensembles have a special opportunity to perform and play in our unique on-site venues at Carowinds. Under the guidance of retired Winthrop University Director of Bands William F. Malambri, nationally known adjudicators will evaluate and critique your ensemble’s performance. All groups will receive a Certificate of Participate and plaques will be awarded for Superior and Excellent ratings. The Festival of Music is open to all middle, junior and seniors high school concert bands, jazz ensembles, orchestras, and choral ensembles. For a full listing of 2016 djudicators, venue information, music instruments provided, ticket order forms and online registration, visit our website.

Charms Office Assistant

www.charmsoffice.com

428

Rowlett, TX 24/7 cloud-based management of your school music program – complete with email/text msgs, inventory, library, financials, mobile apps, Personal Recording Studio, and more!

Clayton State University www.clayton.edu

314

Morrow, GA Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Clayton State University offers the Bachelor of Arts degree in Performing Arts, with concentrations in Music and Music Education.

Conn-Selmer, Inc. www.conn-selmer.com

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Elkhart, IN Conn-Selmer, Inc. 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 a variety of well-known brand names including Selmer, Bach, Ludwig, Leblanc, King, Armstrong and Conn.

Creative Group Tours, Inc.

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www.creativegrouptours.com

Athens, GA Festivals of Music and Music In The Parks provide 1 and 2 day festival adjudications for Bands, Choirs and Orchestras.

Custom Fundraising Solutions

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678.549.7259

Cumming, GA The Original Mattress Fundraiser since 2005

Dancing Drum

www.dancingdrum.com

433

New Orleans, LA Dancing Drum is the complete drum program package for schools, offering drum packages for PreK-12, interactive in-school programs, rhythm integrated curriculum materials, professional development and more! Since 2002, Dancing Drum has reached over 1 million people nationwide with our drumming programs and materials. Visit our booth to discuss how we can support your school drum program.

DeMoulin Brothers & Company www.demoulin.com

335

Greenville, Il DeMoulin Brothers & Company - now in its 123rd year continues to serve the world’s quality apparel needs offering fulltime representation and complete uniform and accessory lines.

Didgeridoo Down Under: Australian Music - Culture Education - Entertainment! www.didgrevolution.com

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Tampa, FL Didgeridoo Down Under provides unique shows, concerts, workshops and residencies to K-12 schools, colleges and other venues nationwide. We specialize in the didgeridoo, which has been played by Aboriginal Australians for at least 1,500 years and is known for its otherworldly sound. Our school shows are very interactive and high energy, and include core curriculum, character building, anti-bullying and audience participation. Since 2003, we’ve presented more than 5,000 programs in 32 states, including all over Georgia. We also sell hand-crafted didgeridoos. Videos, references and more are on our website. Come on over and say G’day!

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Draisen Edwards Music www.demcmusic.com

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Anderson, SC Draisen Edwards Music are full service music stores specializing in musical instrument sales, service, rentals, and our premier music instruction program. Our locations are Marietta, GA & Anderson, SC.

Eastman Music Company

432

www.eastmanmusiccompany.com

Pomona, CA Eastman Music Company, parent company of Wm.S.Haynes Co. and S.E.Shires Co., proudly manufactures Strings, Woodwinds, Brass, Guitars, Mandolins, Custom Instruments as well as Reeds, Cases and Gig Bags.

Elvis Presley’s Graceland www.graceland.com

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Memphis, TN A trip to Graceland will offer an opportunity to learn about music, Memphis history, the life of Elvis Presley and more. Students will go on a one of a kind journey through Elvis’ humble beginnings and rise to super-stardom with up close and personal looks at the influence that forever changed music. They can explore the life of the king of rock ‘n’ roll through videos, photos, personal mementos, artifacts, movie memorabilia, stage costumes and more.

Encore Fundraising, Inc.

www.encorefundraising.biz

347

Suwanee, GA ENCORE! Band/Orchestra/Choir/Guitar Camps provide a fun, educational, and rewarding summer camp experience for students in grades 5-9. All camps are taught and supervised by some of the finest middle and high school teachers in the state of Georgia!

ENCORE! Band, Orchestra, and Choir Camp

www.encorebandcamp.com www.encoreorchestracamp.com www.encorechoircamp.com

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McDonough, GA ENCORE! Band/Orchestra/Choir/Guitar Camps provide a fun, educational, and rewarding summer camp experience for students in grades 5-9. All camps are taught and supervised by some of the finest middle and high school teachers in the state of Georgia!

Festivals of Music/ Music in the Parks www.edprog.com

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Douglassville, PA Festivals of Music and Music In The Parks provide 1 and 2 day festival adjudications for Bands, Choirs and Orchestras.

Florida Indian River Groves

417

www.floridaindianrivergroves.com

Vero Beach, FL Fresh Indian River Fruit for Fundraising

Fox Products Corporation

www.foxproducts.com

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Alpharetta, GA Founded in 1949, Fox Products continues to be a top manufacturer of fine double reed instruments: bassoon, contrabassoon, oboe and English horn.

Fruhauf Uniforms www.fruhauf.com

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Wichita, KS Supporting music education with fashion forward designs relating to marching band and concert wear since 1910.

Fugate Instruments www.fugatedrums.com

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Province, IL Inventor and manufacturer of patented drums. Expert in the design, fabrication, and performance of keyboard percussion instruments. Quality OEM products and services.

Fundraising with Simply Sheets www.simplysheets.net

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Mobile, AL Fundraising with Simply Sheets is a bedsheet fundraising company. Our program offers our customers no upfront costs, no contracts and no minimums. Just like our name, our program is “simple”.

Furman University Department of Music www.furman.edu/music

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Greenville, SC Located in vibrant Greenville, SC, Furman University is a nationally-ranked and internationally recognized liberal arts institution. The stellar music program offers Bachelor of Music degrees in performance (19 areas), music education (elementary, choral, instrumental), composition, music theory and church music as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in music. Furman offers undergraduate music majors and talented non-majors performance opportunities as soloists, chamber musicians and ensemble participants. Students may audition to participate in a full all-undergraduate symphony orchestra, string quartets, four choirs, two concert bands, several wind and percussion chamber ensembles, a marching band, a jazz ensemble and several jazz combos. Talent-based music scholarships are awarded based on competitive auditions. See our conference ad for scholarship and music admission audition dates. Want to test-drive Furman? Consider attending one of the summer music camps: www.furman.edu/SummerMusic. Stop by our exhibit booth and talk with us!


www.gadsdenmusic.com

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Gadsden, AL We sell musical instruments, printed music, and accessories through out the southeast.

Gateway Music Festivals & Tours www.musicfestivals.com

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Monticello, MN Always a personal touch, Gateway operates successful music tours throughout Europe, Costa Rica, Mexico, Japan, China, Canada and the United States including Hawaii.

Georgia ACDA www.gaacda.org

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Marietta, GA Georgia chapter of the American Choral Directors Association.

Georgia College Music Department www.gcsu.edu

450

Milledgeville, GA

As Georgia’s public liberal arts university, GC offers undergraduate programs of study to talented and motivated students in a residential college setting. The Department of Music offers a wide range of opportunities for students to master the principles, skills and techniques necessary to be successful in the performing arts, music education, music therapy and other music fields. The GC Music Department also provides a Master’s degree in Music Education that support the needs of the region and creates pathways to individual success and personal fulfillment. Our program provides a competitive advantage to students as they seek entry into the larger cultural community.

Georgia Regents University

548

www.gru.edu/colleges/pamplin/music

Augusta, GA The Music Program at Georgia Regents University’s Department of Music offers a B.A. degree with major in Music and B.M. degree with majors in Music Education, Instrumental, Piano, and Vocal Performance and Jazz Studies.

Georgia Southern University

Department of Music

227

http://class.georgiasouthern.edu/music/

Statesboro, GA The Department of Music at Georgia Southern University endeavors to be everything that great music itself is: inspiring, engaging, and profoundly affecting. The Department’s 33 faculty members exemplify the University’s long-standing commitment to first-rate teaching and professional excellence. Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, the Department offers the Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees, including an innovative and renowned MM in Music Technology. Georgia Southern focuses on students and what they value: a well-rounded collegiate atmosphere; a faculty whose first priority is teaching; and a safe, attractive campus environment that encourages learning, discovery, and personal growth. Offering richly diverse and intriguing experiences on the stage and in the classroom that are hallmarks of a Georgia Southern education, the Department fosters an environment where majors and non-majors can participate in meaningful music-making.

Georgia State University School of Music music.gsu.edu

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Atlanta, GA Located in the heart of Atlanta, the Georgia State School of Music offers one of the most comprehensive music programs in the Southeast, including studies in performance, composition, music management, music education, recording/technology, and jazz.

Great American Opportunities

www.gafundraising.com

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Nashville, TN Our innovative industry-leading fundraising campaign choices include, magazines, cookie dough, team tumblers, photo keepsake products, gourmet popcorn, discount cards, confections, candy bars & quality gift items.

Group Travel Consultants www.gogtc.com

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Orlando, FL Offering affordable, high-quality, custom-designed tours for traveling music groups to destinations across the USA. Although we are based in Orlando, we specialize in trips to NYC, Wash DC, LA and all others in between.

Group Travel Network

www.grouptravelnetwork.com

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Winter Garden, FL STRESS FREE Performance Travel Planning for YOUR Band, Choir or Orchestra. Custom itineraries to destinations such as Orlando, Atlanta, San Antonio, Washington DC, New York City and More.

Group Travel Odyssey

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www.grouptravelodyssey.com

Orlando, FL Group Travel Odyssey (GTO), the world’s first group travel community, provides users with a one-stop shop for everything they need to complete their group trip itinerary, meeting the needs of group travel professionals as well as groups that book direct throughout the world.

Group Travel Planners

www.grouptravelplanners.com

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Burnsville, MN Our goal is to offer you the most economical pricing while delivering a quality tour that exceeds your expectations!

Hal Leonard Corporation

www.halleonard.com

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Milwaukee, WI Hal Leonard is the world’s largest music print publisher, featuring the Essential Elements series for Band, Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, and Choir; and many other educational and classical publications for band, orchestra, and choir.

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Happi Caps 706.346.8378

Rome, GA Happi Caps...Creating Expressive Styles that Make You Smile! Handcrafted Interchangeable Magnetic Bottle Caps that can be worn on a necklace, bracelet, name badge clip, on a hair bow or as a button. Change your cap to match your mood or outfit, or use caps to accessorize your fridge, memo board or locker! Unique idea for classroom gifts, teachers, students, friends or anyone!

Hawaii State Tours www.hawaiistatetours.com

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Honolulu, HI We have been handling tour details for our extended Ohana (family) since 1989. Hawaii State Tours takes great pride in introducing our clients to some of the best kept secrets in the Hawaiian Islands. We are committed to excellence in providing you with the best experience at the best value. Currently over 60,000 satisfied Hawaii tour participants and growing. We can guarantee that each of you will come away with new friendships, touched by the many diverse customs and cultures, and have experiences with fond memories to last a lifetime!! It is our privilege to assist with your travel arrangements during your visit to the Aloha State.

Huddletrip, LLC www.huddletrip.com

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Lake Forest, IL Specializing in student and performing arts travel, Huddletrip is a leading provider of comprehensive group travel booking services. If you are planning a group trip, regardless of size, we invite you to take advantage of our expertise, trusted contacts, innovative tools, and our professional Trip Coaches who custom design every charter package. Moreover, you will save time and energy by leveraging the Huddletrip’s expertise to ensure your planning experience is easy and stress free and the group trip is fun, safe, and successful for everyone.

It’s All Custom

www.itsallcustom.com

Atlanta, GA

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Atlanta’s Premier Leader for Custom Music apparel including T-shirt and Custom Embroidery. Providing Georgia’s best Music Programs with the highest quality apparel for over 20 years.

JW Pepper Atlanta

www.jwpepper.com

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Lithia Springs, GA With 11 locations across the United States, Pepper combines friendly “home-town” service with the speed and efficiency of a modern national organization. Since 1876, it’s where you shop for music.

Java Joes Fundraising

www.javajoesfundraising.com

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Rocky Point, NY Fundraise with the best café style gourmet coffee & specialty beverages , NON-frozen cookie dough and gourmet fudge. Free logo design & order forms. Free samples. No Start-up costs.

JodyJazz, Inc. www.jodyjazz.com

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Savannah, GA Jody Espina has created unique, high quality saxophone mouthpieces to meet the needs of discerning professionals and students alike. Featuring exclusive patented designs, ground-breaking innovations and state of the art manufacturing techniques, JodyJazz mouthpieces are the choice of the world’s leading saxophonists including George Garzone, Tom Scott and Jeff Coffin. Each mouthpiece is individually hand-crafted in the USA to the strictest quality standards and with the highest possible attention to detail. Every single mouthpiece is fully gauged and play tested from the acclaimed DV series featuring the patented secondary window design to our popular, best-selling and student-affordable ‘HR* Hard Rubber’ series. New models include the groundbreaking GIANT Tenors featuring the shape of a hard rubber mouthpiece combined with the precision of Anodized Aluminum and the popular new JET Series, a powerful contemporary sounding mouthpiece that is very versatile. See our new Band Director Trial Kits and instructional DVDs & CDs.

JumpinGoat Coffee

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www.jumpingoatcoffeeroasters.com

Helen, GA Georgia based Gourmet Coffee Roaster with a fund raising program featuring single brew (K-Cup) product, bag coffee, teas and Cocoa

Jupiter/Mapex/ Majestic

www.jupitermusic.com

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Mt. Juliet, TN Jupiter Band Instruments, Mapex Drums and Majestic Percussion are the leaders in woodwind, brasswind and percussion instruments from the student to the professional.

Kaleidoscope Adventures

www.kaleidoscopeadventures.com

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Orlando, FL 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 that will enhance the classroom curriculum and bring your classroom to life.

Ken Stanton Music

www.kenstanton.com

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Marietta, GA Serving educators in Georgia since 1949 with the best in service and brand selection. Band and orchestra instrument rentals, sales and repairs. Recording, sound and electronics. large print selection at the all around best prices


School of Music

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arts.kennesaw.edu/music

Kennesaw, GA The School of Music at KSU has dedicated, vibrant, and talented faculty and staff that are completely devoted to teaching, performing, scholarship, and serving our community. It is an incredibly exciting place to study, boasting state-of-the-art facilities with opportunities to produce and explore music in a dynamic place that is ahead of the curve for what it means to be a musician in the 21st century. Our students come from the leading musical honor organizations across the region and are poised to lead the cultural offerings and musical education in our area and beyond for years to come. We welcome you to attend a concert, meet our faculty and staff, and feel the energy and excitement that our students exude. We are fully committed to our purpose as educators, performers, and scholars. We hope that you will find as much enjoyment in our product as we do in producing it.

LaGrange College www.lagrange.edu

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LaGrange, GA LaGrange College music offerings, ensembles, majors.

Lee University School of Music

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www.leeuniversity.edu/music

Cleveland, TN Lee University’s School of Music serves well over 300 music majors in undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as 700 students involved weekly in some aspect of music performance. Ensemble opportunities abound, with 9 instrumental ensembles and 10 vocal ensembles, providing diversity in style, including jazz, opera, choral and orchestral masterworks, world music, contemporary worship, urban gospel, and musical theater. The Lee University School of Music is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). Faculty and staff are deeply invested in encouraging the musical development of all interested students in an environment that nurtures creative expression, academic excellence, and spiritual growth. Each student in the School of Music receives expert instruction in music theory, history, literature, and performance, with extensive performance opportunities.

MakeMusic, Inc. www.makemusic.com

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Boulder, CO 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; MusicXML, the standard open format for exchanging digital sheet music; and SmartMusic, interactive software featuring the world’s largest accompaniment library.

Malmark Bellcraftsmen, Inc. www.malmark.com

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Plumsteadville, PA Malmark handbells and Choirchimes®, along with a variety of cajons and the new Cymbells, add vitality to school or church programs and community music organizations. Unparalleled in tone quality, Malmark’s Made-In-America handcrafted instruments combine audito-

Mandarin Strings, Inc.

www.mandarinstrings.com

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Marietta, GA Mandarin Strings was created for the purpose of importing quality student level classical string instruments. The owner is a professional musician with connections in China allowing Mandarin Strings to provide quality instruments for significantly below what others charge.

Marchmaster Inc. www.marchmaster.com

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Newnan, GA For over 30 years, Marchmaster has been the leader in the southeastern US for performance apparel and accessories for school band, guard, percussion, choral and orchestra programs. Through a network of nine sales representatives, all with experience in the music education field, we offer our clients personal service as no “on-line” ordering company can provide.

Marine Music Program www.marines.mil

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Parris Island, SC Musical Performance Employment Opportunities in the United States Marine Corps. 10 traditional field bands located around the United States, Hawai’I, and Japan. Opportunities also include “The Commandant’s Own” Drum and Bugle Corps, located in Washington, D.C.

Medieval Time Dinner & Tournament

www.medievaltimes.com/atlanta

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Lawrenceville, GA Medieval Times is a dinner theater fit for all ages! Feast your eyes on a 2-hour live show as you feast upon a 4-course meal fit for royalty. Pure Spanish horses, authentic sword fights and jousting, chivalry and bravery, all inside an enclosed climate-controlled castle. Perfect for groups of all sizes!

Melhart Music

www.melhartschoolequipment.com

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McAllen, TX Melhart Music offers a complete lineup of products necessary for the music education areas which include musical instrument storage, chairs, stands, risers, podiums, acoustic shells and panels as well as outdoor director’s towers in several height options.

Mercer University music.mercer.edu

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Macon, GA Mercer University Townsend School of Music: Small enough to relate to students on an individual basis, yet large enough to offer a wide range of performance opportunities, the School of Music offers undergraduate degrees in performance or music education and master’s degrees in performance, conducting, church mu-

Murphy Robes

www.murphyrobes.com

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Champaign, IL Quality attire for school and church choirs.

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Music & Arts

www.musicarts.com

Frederick, MD

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Music & Arts is a one-stop shopping experience for all your musical needs! Since 1952, Music & Arts has been supporting musical communities with instruments, lessons, rentals, and repairs. Learn more about what Music & Arts can do for your program by stopping at our booth!

Music for All, Inc. www.musicforall.org

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Indianapolis, IN Music for All’s mission is to create, provide and expand positively life-changing experiences through music for all. Music for All is one of the largest and most influential national music education organizations in support of active music making. Music for All is unique in that it combines programming at a national level with arts education advocacy.

Music USA Festivals

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http://www.musicusafestivals.org/

Deltona, FL Music USA Festivals is a nonprofit educational organization “Promoting Music Education through Quality evaluation” Our festivals are held in Soundstage 33 at Universal Studios. Directors pick your performance times. Instrumental and choral groups may perform “back to back” in the soundstage.

Musical Destinations, Inc.

www.musicaldestinations.com

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Winter Garden, FL Musical Destinations provide full tour services at reasonable rates to Orlando, Washington, New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Williamsburg, Texas, California, Hawaii, Cruises and more. We have arranged many Macy’s, Rose, Cherry Blossom, St. Patricks Day parades.

Neff Company www.neffco.com

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Greenville, OH Neff has provided awards and apparel to help educators motivate students across the country for more than 65 years.

New Generation Events

Puerto Rico Fest www.ngevents.org www.prfest.org

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Longwood, FL Puerto Rico Fest is a premier cultural event for middle and high school music groups from the US and Puerto Rico to perform for adjudicators in a top of the line facility. Our Black Tie Awards Gala will include local food and entertainment you don’t want to miss!

New School of Music

www.newschoolofmusic.com

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Buford, GA Thinking about starting a music school? Come by our booth and ask us how. NSM has the complete package; lessons, instrument sales, rentals & repairs, sheet music and accessories. Plans are customized to fit your needs.

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OrlandoFest

www.orlandofest.com

Orlando, FL OrlandoFest is the premiere music festival in Orlando, FL held in conjunction with Universal Studios. Ensembles perform before nationally renowned adjudicators, celebrate at an awards ceremony, and enjoy admission to Universal Orlando® Resort. If you are looking for an educational trip without the stress of competition or without worry of the rank or rating, then the OrlandoFest Signature Workshops are what you have been looking for.

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Ozark Delight Candy www.ozarkdelight.com

Prairie Grove, AR 62% Profit - NEW D’Lites meet all new 2014 “Smart Snacks” rules . Call Today!

Perform International www.perform-international.com

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Atlanta, GA Perform International is a leading concert tour company offering choirs, bands and orchestras opportunities to perform in outstanding venues across the globe and part-take in cultural exchanges with fellow musicians from around the world. The company’s artistic team consists of both music educators and conductors with a unique mix of experience in the classroom and concert hall as well as first-hand knowledge of touring the U.S., Europe and Asia.

Peripole, Inc. www.peripole.com

Salem, OR

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Manufacturers and/or Exclusive Distributors of: Peripole-Bergerault® Orff instruments; Peripole® Halo® Recorders; Peripole® Percussion; Bergerault Professional Mallet Percussion; Multi-Cultural Instruments; Takamine and Luna Guitars; Luna and Diamond Head Ukuleles.

Phi Beta Mu

BandMasters Fraternity

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www.gapbm.org

Leesburg, GA Phi Beta Beta Mu is a professional bandmasters fraternity that is committed to improving instrumental music programs. Phi Beta Mu recently initiated a band mentoring program. This program is a service offered free of charge to Georgia band directors. Come by the booth for information.

Piedmont College www.piedmont.edu

Demorest, GA Piedmont College offering: BACHELOR OF ARTS Music with concentrations in Performance and Church Music Minor in Music BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS Arts Administration MASTER OF ARTS Music Education MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING Music Education

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Portman’s Music

www.portmansmusic.com

Portman’s Music is celebrating it’s 80th anniversary. We are a full line music retailer serving music educators in sales, rentals, repairs and lessons. We have 4 locations - Savannah, Augusta, Albany and Brunswick and the exclusive distributor for Benjamin Signature Series instruments.

Prestige Digital Imaging www.digitalfotos.com

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Stockbridge, GA Creating Composite Photography memories affordably, since 1996.

Profit Plus, Inc.

www.profitplusfundraising.com

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Marietta, GA High Quality food and beverage products: Cookie Dough, with Auntie Anne’s and related food products, Cheesecakes, Pizza, Popcorn, Coffee/Tea/Smoothies.

QuaverMusic.com

www.quavermusic.com/preview

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Nashville, TN Quaver’s QK-8 MUSIC Curriculum offers a fully-digital, comprehensive program for today’s K-8 music classroom, plus an engaging FREE student website. Cloud-based and highly interactive, Quaver’s Curriculum also includes a suite of administrative tools for training and customer support, gradebook, supervisor-level reporting, and a mobile app for student assessments. Advanced Technology. Teacher-Friendly. Seriously Fun!

Reinhardt University

www.reinhardt.edu

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Waleska, GA Reinhardt’s School of Performing Arts fosters strong interaction between artist/scholar instructors and all students. In addition to the University’s major performance ensembles, (Concert Choir, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band and Symphony Orchestra), the School of Performing Arts offers instruction and opportunities in all major performance areas to more than 165 music majors. The university has been named a Kawai EPIC institution, the first institution so honored in the eastern half of the United States. Reinhardt has also recently added the Musical Theater and Theater Degrees.

Rodgers Organs by Chapel Music

www.chapel-music.com

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Lithonia, GA Chapel Music offers highly developed fully digital organs and combination pipe-augmented organs to meet the needs of our many clients. We provide the tonal and architectural specifications that our customers need. As an authorized Rodgers representative and with the cooperation of our sister company, A. E. Schlueter Pipe Organ Company, we can create combination pipe and digital organs, or can offer you fully digital systems.

Romeo Music

www.romeomusic.net

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Murfreesboro, TN Romeo Music is the leader in Music Technology Systems for Educators. Piano Labs, Sound Systems, Music Software, Recording Devices. “If it has to be plugged in, come see us!”

Ronald Sachs Violins www.ronaldsachs.com

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Lilburn, GA Really great Violin Shop with THREE locations - Lilburn, Peachtree City, and Marietta. We make all instruments play easy, and sound great. Very large selection of affordable Violins, Violas, Cellos, and Basses. Known for the BEST quality Rental instruments in Georgia. The preferred choice of majority of professionals in the Atlanta Symphony Orchesta. We NEVER EVER sell an instrument that is hard to play. Please stop by our booth and have a real conversation with how we can help our kids enjoy playing the stringed family of instruments.

School Services, www.schoolservices.tv

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Loudon, TN Musical Performance Employment Opportunities in the United States Marine Corps. 10 traditional field bands located around the United States, Hawai’I, and Japan. Opportunities also include “The Commandant’s Own” Drum and Bugle Corps, located in Washington, D.C.

Scott Brown Fundraising, Inc.

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www.facebook.com/groups/1445599119052688/

Cartersville, GA Scott Brown Fundraising specializes in frozen food fundraisers and a variety of giftware items. We have been working primarily with school music groups for 13 years.

Shorter University www.shorter.edu

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Rome, GA Shorter is a four-year, Baptist, liberal arts university located in Rome, Georgia. The average enrollment is 1000, offers 40 majors and eight undergraduate degrees.

Sigma Alpha Iota National www.sai-national.org

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Statesboro, GA Informative display for current and alumnae sisters to connect and update their info.

Snooty Hooty Too LLC 706.654.9401

Hoschton, GA Sterling Silver Jewelry and FREE On Site Engraving

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Savannah, GA

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Southern Fundraising

www.southernfundraising.com

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Peachtree City, GA Southern Fundraising offers name brand products combined with cutting edge programs to deliver the most successful fundraising events from start to finish. High Profits, Fun Energetic Kick Offs, Student Packed, Effective Incentives and Great Service! Products include Yankee Candle, Custom Tritan Tumblers, Brochure Tritan Tumblers, Otis Spunkmeyer Cookie Dough, Charleston Wrap - Kitchen and Home, Delicious Pizza Kits, Cheesecakes, Snacks, Chocolate Bars, Pretzel Rods, Jelly Belly and more. Visit our booth for a FREE GIFT!

Southern Star Music Festival

www.starmusicfestivals.com

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Norcross, GA The Southern Star Music Festival is celebrating 25 years of serving Music Education by offering festivals in the spring for high school, middle school and elementary bands, orchestras and choruses. We are pleased that our performance facility is the Riverside Epicenter next to Six Flags.

StageRight Corporation

www.stageright.com

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Clare, MI For every event, StageRight has versatile, lightweight staging and theatrical equipment that is easy to assemble with no tools required. Exceptional Customer Service to assist you. StageRight can provide Choral, Band and Show Choir Risers, FirstChair Music Chairs, ADA Ramps, Graduation Stages, Pit-Filler, Acoustical Shells and Ceilings as well as custom projects and more, we can assist in all your staging needs.

Stanbury Uniforms, Inc. www.stanbury.com

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Brookfield, MO After nearly 100 years of producing uniforms for the marching arts, our fire still burns bright. Our philosophy is to provide exceptional customer service, impeccable attention to detail and quality products that stand the test of time.

Straight A Tours

www.straightatours.com

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Orlando, FL Straight A Tours has been providing travel arrangements for student groups since 1975!

Student Group Tours Inc.

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www.studentgrouptoursinc.com

Clermont, FL STUDENT TRAVEL IS OUR SPECIALTY. We believe that travel is an integral part of the education process. Our goal is to create experiences you normally only read about and generate a lifelong appreciation for learning. With 10 years’ experience specializing in student travel, and with many happy clients, you can be assured your destination will more than meet expectations. IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS. A great travel experience means everything is taken care of for you, not just the hotel and transportation. We’ll ensure you have all your groups’ needs met, passes to attractions in hand and a dedicated team to support you whenever you need anything else.

Summit Tour & Travel

www.summittourtravel.com

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Orlando, FL

Super Holiday Tours

www.superholiday.com

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Orlando, FL For over 40 years, Super Holiday Tours has provided memorable travel experiences for students all over the world! Specializing in High School and Middle School Bands, Choirs, and Orchestras, we are committed to providing our clients a positive travel experience by dedicating ourselves to the highest quality of service. We achieve this by listening to our clients’ needs and through our attention to detail. Let us take you where you want to go!

Superior Travel and Tour

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www.superiortravelandtour.com

Deltona, FL Superior Travel and Tour has helped groups discover the excitement, education, and adventure of travel while creating memories to last a lifetime. We have the expertise and experience to deliver the best possible student travel experience with our custom packages. Our company is managed by a former Georgia Music Educator who understands the exact needs facing your group and what is required to assist you with the process.

Teachers Retirement System www.trsga.com

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Atlanta, GA The Teachers Retirement System of Georgia provides a full range of pension benefit services for its active members, retired members, and related organizations.

The Atlanta Opera

www.atlantaopera.org

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Atlanta, GA Information about our educational programming that is offered to schools.


www.traventours.com

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Brandon, FL Immerse your students in the culture of the city they are visiting. Many times, they will not have another opportunity to visit that part of the country or world again. Our goal is to allow students to experience as much as possible. Each trip is customized to your specific needs. Please come by and visit us and see how we can create the trip that your students will never forget.

Ugly Duckling Oboes

www.uglyducklingoboes.com

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Pooler, GA Oboe rentals, sales, reeds, and accessories

University of Alabama Bands bands.ua.edu

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Tuscaloosa, AL Regardless of major, there is a place for you in one of our many ensembles including the Million Dollar Band, concert bands, and our many pep bands. The University of Alabama Bands...where you can be ONE in a MILLION!

University of Georgia

Hugh Hodgson School of Music

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music.uga.edu

Athens, GA The University of Georgia Hugh Hodgson School of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, and the American Music Therapy Association.

University of North Georgia ung.edu/music

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Dahlonega, GA University of North Georgia offers.

University of South Alabama

southalabama.edu/music

Department of Music www.westga.edu/music

www.valdosta.edu

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Carrollton, GA Offering Initial Certification, graduate and undergraduate degrees in Music Education and Performance, and undergraduate degrees in the areas of Composition, Piano Pedagogy, and Jazz Studies. An accredited institutional member of NASM.

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Valdosta, GA

VanderCook College of Music www.vandercook.edu

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Chicago, IL VanderCook College of Music is the only degree granting institution in America solely devoted to the career preparation of professional band, choral, string and general music educators.

Veritas Instrument Rental www.veritas-online.com

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Clearwater, FL Veritas Instrument Rental (VIR) has been offering value, quality, and service to students, parent, and music educators for over 25 years. Working with retailers & service professionals throughout Georgia, our goal is music for every child! Stop by to learn about our exclusive Educator Rewards program. Earn valuable rewards including gift cards, pizza parties, and even instruments simply by referring students & parents to our rental portal. It’s the easiest fund raising you’ll ever do!

Wenger Corporation www.wengercorp.com

Owatonna, MN

Woodwind & Brasswind www.wwbw.com

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Westlake Village, CA Your Band and Orchestra Authority since 1978, providing the best selection of musical instruments and accessories. Call for Educator Discounts!

World’s Finest Chocolate

www.worldsfinestfundraising.com

Mobile, AL University Department of Music.

University of West Georgia

Valdosta State University

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Woodstock, GA Premium chocolate products exclusive to fundraising for 75 years. Multiple programs and price points to fit your preferences. Earn THE MOST Profit in the SHORTEST amount of time, with THE LEAST amount of effort! Nearly $4 BILLION dollars earned for fundraising groups!

Yamaha

Corporation of America usa.yamaha.com

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Buena Park, CA 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 providing fantastic music making experiences for the next generation.

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Yankee Candle Fundraising

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www.yankeecandlefundraising.com

Atlanta, GA Yankee Candle速 Fundraising, founded in 1983 on the principles of offering nonprofit groups such as yours quality merchandise at a competitive profit. We provide unique fundraising programs offering a wide variety of premium products, including our exclusive Yankee Candle速 fundraising line of items. Last year Yankee Candle速 helped more than 20,000 local and national fundraising groups.

Young Harris College www.yhc.edu

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Young Harris, GA Young Harris College is a four-year private residential liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The department of music offers the Bachelor of Music Education Degree and Bachelor of Arts in Music Degree.


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