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DECEMBER 2013 VOLUME 82 — ISSUE 5
COLUMNS President’s Notes .............................................. 5 by Joe Weir Executive Director’s Notes..................... 9 by Robert Floyd
2014 TMEA Clinic/Convention Schedule Preview Use this preview to help you prepare to make the most of your attendance, and show it to your administrator to demonstrate the depth of professional development opportunities. Page 12: TI:ME Technology Preconference Page 18: Wednesday Page 23: Thursday Page 52: Friday Page 77: Saturday
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2014 Clinic/Convention Update ..................................................................4 2014–2015 Executive Board Candidates ...................................................7 Attend the General Sessions ..................................................................... 24 2014 President’s Concert: The 5 Browns ................................................. 32 Volunteer at Registration—Win a Convention Fee Waiver! ...................... 44 Thank You, Convention Sponsors .............................................................. 66
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TMEA CLINIC/CONVENTION Including the TI:ME Music Technology National Conference FEBRUARY 12–15, 2014 • SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
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PURCHASE PRESIDENT’S CONCERT TICKETS Featuring The 5 Browns, world-renowned and Juilliard-trained sibling pianists, this concert is another true TMEA bargain at just $10!
BRING YOUR FAMILY Your family members are welcome to attend. You can prepurchase their $10 family badges when you preregister. If you purchase on-site, they must be with you at the time of purchase.
PLAN YOUR SCHEDULE In addition to this magazine, the convention schedule preview will be available online by January 1 at www.tmea.org/convention. Create an online personal schedule to help you organize your time. This online schedule is also the first step to creating your official CPE record. The mobile Convention Guidebook will also be available for download from the convention website in February.
Wednesday • Feb. 12 • 8 p.m., Lila Cockrell Theater $10 General Admission Tickets. Purchase when you preregister. W W W.T ME A . O R G / P R E S ID E N T S C O N C E R T
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IMPORTANT DATES December 15—All-State dual certification deadline. December 15—Specialty instrument application postmark deadline. December 15—College student essay contest deadline. December 31—TMEA convention mail/fax preregistration deadline. January 11, 2014—Area Band and Vocal auditions. January 13–14, 2014—All-State student housing requests entered online. January 22, 2014—Last day to cancel a convention hotel reservation without penalty. January 23, 2014—TMEA convention online preregistration deadline. February 12–15, 2014—TMEA Clinic/ Convention in San Antonio.
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experience! If you happen to have gift exchanges within your fine arts department, a ticket to hear The 5 Browns just might be the perfect stocking stuffer for your coworkers. Read more about The 5 Browns on page 32. One could easily compare attending the TMEA Clinic/Convention with your first visit to New York City. You could never see or experience it all in four days. With that in mind, I encourage you to take the time to outline your personal schedule so that you can take advantage of as much as possible while you’re there. It is the hope of the Executive Board that you will have so many amazing things to choose from that you couldn’t possibly fit everything into your four-day schedule. To meet that goal, your divisional VicePresidents have spent countless hours planning and organizing the business of your divisions so that you will walk away from the 2014 convention experience refreshed, rejuvenated, and ready to return to your students and continue to provide those quality musical experiences outlined in our mission statement. Here’s hoping your fall semester wraps up nicely! Happy Holidays!
2014–2015 Executive Board Candidates President-Elect Election at the Second General Session, Friday, February 14, 8 A.M., in Lila Cockrell Theater.
Band Vice-President Election at the Band Division Business Meeting Thursday, February 13, 5:15 P.M., in Ballroom B
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ne of the responsibilities of the eight-member TMEA Executive Board as defined in the constitution is to be responsible for the business management and operations of TMEA and for management and control of the funds thereof. In addition, the board must provide for an annual audit of TMEA accounts by a duly qualified CPA and appoint a custodian of all TMEA assets. That responsibility currently rests with the Executive Director. The TMEA budget now exceeds $2.3 million annually, and at its June meeting the Board reviews the proposed budget in detail and votes its adoption. Further, the State Board reviews that budget in October. One of the positives for the Board and for me over the past 20 years has been the luxury of not having to spend countless hours in Board meetings trying to figure out how to pay our bills and meet payroll. Sadly, for many non-profits that struggle dominates their board meeting agendas. During the past 32 years, TMEA has bought and paid for three different headquarters buildings, all the while holding membership and convention costs, including booth rental fees, far below what most associations our size charge. During this same time span TMEA has steadily built its reserves to the point that this past June our CPA encouraged the Board to invest dollars in one or more projects to support our mission of providing quality music programs for students in Texas schools.
IMPORTANT DATES December 15—All-State dual certification deadline. December 15—Specialty instrument application postmark deadline. December 15—College student essay contest deadline. December 31—TMEA convention mail/fax preregistration deadline. January 11, 2014—Area Band and Vocal auditions. January 13–14, 2014—All-State student housing requests entered online. January 22, 2014—Last day to cancel a convention hotel reservation without penalty. January 23, 2014—TMEA convention online preregistration deadline. February 12–15, 2014—TMEA Clinic/ Convention in San Antonio.
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My recommendation to the Board was twofold. I have always believed that our elementary music teachers are the unsung heroes of our profession. Teaching overloaded classes throughout the day, often without a classroom or budget, these educators are frequently seen as that blur passing you in the hall wearing tennis shoes and pushing a cart heading to their next class. So the first recommendation, which the Board generously supported, was to commit $500,000 of our reserves to create a grant program for elementary music teachers. Fast-forward to August, when the TMEA Elementary Music Instructional Support Grant Program was announced, and elementary member teachers could apply for up to $800 to buy equipment, music, instruments, and other supplies to assist them in their teaching. Over 635 of our elementary teachers completed the online application, and by the end of October, 635 programs were approved to collectively receive over $480,000 in grant dollars. Those orders are now being filled by our sustaining member vendors who offered incredible discounts to our teachers to help them obtain every piece of equipment and music possible from their $800 allocation. The good news is that every teacher who successfully completed their application received funds. Over 100 of our members sent us emails or posted their thanks on Facebook. Listed below are several of their responses: I just wanted to say â€˜thank youâ€™ for the approval of these grants for our schools. This grant program came just at the right time for us and will give us a very good start at building our Orff program for our music classes. Thank you very much for selecting our proposal. I am excited and look forward to implementing my vocabulary project using the new hand drums I will be receiving. I am so excited to be awarded a grant for our music program. Thank you and all of the supporters that made this TMEA grant possible. Rest assured that these instruments will be put to work immediately and often. This is so appreciated and welcome. Several weeks ago my school caught fire
and the front portion of our campus was badly damaged. I know funds will be unavailable for the next year, so this is a godsend. This is amazing! Thanks to TMEA for this fantastic grant program! Thank you so much! I am so grateful to be a member of such a wonderful organization. TMEA rocks! My second recommendation to the board was to allocate $500,000 from the TMEA investments account to the TMEA scholarship fund. The Board again generously consented, and this endowment is now valued at over $1.2 million. Further, the Board adopted a new investments policy that would award total scholarship dollars up to but not exceeding the amount of the annual gifts and royalties to the fund plus four percent of the balance of the year-end long-term portion of the fund. For this current fiscal year this new policy will add almost $20,000 in additional scholarship monies to be awarded to worthy and qualified recipients. HB 5 Update The week before Thanksgiving the State Board of Education passed on first reading the rules that will govern the implementation of the new graduation programs created by HB 5. TMEA has been working with Texas Association of School Administrators, Texas Association of School Boards, Texas Music Administrators Conference, and members of the SBOE to protect opportunities for our students to pursue a graduation program that fulfills their interests. If that program is not music, then the goal was to ensure that the rules give the flexibility for a student to still be a part of a music program throughout high school. We have every reason to believe at this printing deadline that the rules will contain such flexibility and reflect support for arts education. For a link to the approved rules, you can go to our website at www.tmea.org/hb5issues. The second and final vote will be taken at the January Board meeting where the Board will have one last opportunity to fine-tune the rules prior to adoption.
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TMEA CLINIC/CONVENTION Including the TI:ME Music Technology National Conference FEBRUARY 12â€“15, 2014 â€˘ SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
he four days of the 2014 TMEA Clinic/Convention held in San Antonio will be filled with over 470 events! In this issue youâ€™ll read about the 300 clinics and more than 100 performances in a variety of venues. In between all that, take time to shop in two exhibit halls filled with the best products and services. To stay updated on this incredible event, go to www.tmea.org/convention. TI:ME Music Technology Preconference While there are a myriad of technology sessions held throughout the convention, be sure to take advantage of the full-day TI:ME Music Technology Preconference on Wednesday, also in the convention center. For only $50, you can choose from a concentration of technology sessions starting at 11:30 A.M. Preconference preregistration: You can preregister for the preconference when you preregister for the TMEA convention or anytime following by returning to the TMEA preregistration pages and choosing this option. This registration fee is separate from the TMEA convention.
Convention Schedule Entries Each record includes an indicator of the primary TMEA division for which the session is applicable (the first letter block). When applicable to other divisions, those codes will follow the primary division. Since this schedule is subject to change, be sure to review the online schedule that will be available in January and your convention program when you arrive. The following codes are used to identify the focus of each session:
â€“ Band â€“ Orchestra â€“ Vocal â€“ Elementary
â€“ General Membership â€“ Product Showcase â€“ Technology â€“ Music Showcase â€“ Texas Future Music Educators
Active TMEA members can earn continuing professional education credit during the convention. Each qualifying event includes its CPE code and eligible hours. Members use this information to create their CPE records online after the convention.
TI:ME MUSIC TECHNOLOGY PRECONFERENCE 8:00 AM â€“ 3:00 PM / CC 201-204 FOYER TI:ME Preconference Registration
If preregistered, pick up your Preconference badge, or register on-site for $50. This Wednesday Preconference badge is separate from the TMEA badge, and if purchased on-site must be paid for separately.
CPE 011203 â€“ 1.0 Hr Although teachers are encouraged to include composition in their music classes, for many the challenges seem too great. Learn how one teacher has successfully integrated composition into vocal and instrumental performing ensembles, guitar class, and traditional theory courses.
11:30 AM â€“ 12:30 PM / CC 201 Quickly Create Music Videos on Your iPad
11:30 AM â€“ 12:30 PM / CC 204 Music Theory Online
Clinician: Fred Kersten, Boston Univ CPE 011201 â€“ 1.0 Hr Learn how you can quickly develop and create music videos using the iPad as a camera, editing platform, and publishing vehicle. Kersten will present apps, editing basics, and production techniques, and will illustrate with examples.
11:30 AM â€“ 12:30 PM / CC 202 Musical DIY: Creating Inexpensive Digital Instruments
Clinicians: Ryan Bledsoe, Arizona State Univ; Julian Peterson, Arizona State Univ CPE 011202 â€“ 1.0 Hr Learn how your students can use technology to create music. Bledsoe and Peterson will explore inexpensive and easy-to-create digital instruments for Kâ€“12 music classrooms. Attendees will interact hands-on with multiple Raspberry Pi based instruments and participate in a discussion about implementation in various classroom settings. No experience is necessary.
11:30 AM â€“ 12:30 PM / CC 203 The Reluctant Teacher Tackles Composition for All Students Clinicians: Sandi Macleod, Music-COMP; Anne Hamilton, North Country Union HS 12 Southwestern Musician | December 2013
Clinician: Andrew Surmani, Alfred Music Sponsored by: Alfred Music CPE 011204 â€“ 1.0 Hr Award-winning music theory software, Alfredâ€™s Essentials of Music Theory, is now available as an online subscription for educators and students. Learn how to set up teacher and student accounts and access 75 lessons of material, grouped into 18 units with ear training and tests for each unit. Access the program at school or home, and create custom lessons, terms, and tests.
11:30 AM â€“ 12:30 PM / CC 206 Electrify Your Strings: Learning Through Technology
Clinician: Mark Wood, Wood Violins Demonstration Group: Rayburn MS Strings, Heather Gonzalez, Director Sponsored by: Wood Violins CPE 011206 â€“ 1.0 Hr Wood, a world-famous teaching artist and electric violinist, will present an intense workshop introducing technological breakthroughs in string pedagogy. Topics will include incorporating your instrument into your iOS device and utilizing modern technology to accelerate learning. Introducing improvisation and American styles to the beginning and advanced string player will also be covered.
WEDNESDAY TI:ME PRECONFERENCE 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM / CC 207 Motivate 21st-Century String Players with Technology
Clinician: Charles Laux, Kennesaw State Univ CPE 011207 – 1.0 Hr Effectively reaching students in the 21st century means adapting our teaching styles to accommodate how students learn, interact, and communicate. Laux will demonstrate strategies that integrate a variety of technologies to automate daily routines and motivate students to practice. Technology can help facilitate assessment, improve technique, and reinforce multiple important concepts.
12:45 – 1:45 PM / CC 201 Texas Music Standards and the KMAK595 Digital Voice Coach Clinician: Farland Bottoms, Bottoms School of Vocal Acoustics CPE 012201 – 1.0 Hr Bottoms will highlight the Texas music standards and how this computer program can greatly assist secondary-level vocal and instrumental music educators in satisfying some of those standards requirements. The device measures the harmonics in the voice/instrument and displays those sounds on a screen for review. The device can also compare a number of voices together for the best ensemble blend.
12:45 – 1:45 PM / CC 202 Cloud-Based Theory & Ear Training: It’s Easy!
Clinician: Peter Lee, Rising Software Sponsored by: Rising Software CPE 012202 – 1.0 Hr Learn how teachers are using these amazing Cloudbased tools to practice essential skills—at home or at school. Auralia and Musition make theory and ear training fun, giving students immediate feedback and tracking progress. Assessment and testing information is automatically stored, saving many hours of grading and preparation. Your students can use these Cloud products anywhere and anytime!
12:45 – 1:45 PM / CC 203 AirPlay: How an iPad and AppleTV Can Transform Music Education
Clinician: Robin Giebelhausen, Univ of New Mexico CPE 012203 – 1.0 Hr AirPlay allows wireless streaming of multimedia with any updated Apple device. By combining an AppleTV and an iPad, you can bring your teaching to the next level of interactivity! Giebelhausen will explain how to set up AirPlay, showcase apps available for a music classroom, and discuss how to proceed with a classroom set of iPads and AppleTV. (Twenty iPads will be available during the demonstration.)
12:45 – 1:45 PM / CC 204 iPads in Elementary Music: Apps and Integration
Clinician: Amy Burns, Far Hills Country Day School Sponsored by: Pearson CPE 012204 – 1.0 Hr As technology use continues to grow in elementary music classrooms, educators are forced to explore and utilize apps from classroom settings with a single iPad to those with an iPad for each student. Burns will provide lesson ideas, examples, and resourceful apps that can be easily utilized in any elementary music classroom.
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WEDNESDAY TI:ME PRECONFERENCE 12:45 – 1:45 PM / CC 206 Using GarageBand to Encourage Songwriting
Clinician: Richard McCready, River Hill HS CPE 012206 – 1.0 Hr Songwriting is an enjoyable and rewarding vehicle for self-expression, but it is difficult to teach and encourage because of the many layers of creativity involved. Students often give up, believing they can’t write good lyrics or melodies. McCready will demonstrate the successful techniques he has developed using GarageBand to encourage and nurture songwriting skills with students.
12:45 – 1:45 PM / CC 207 Motivate Your Students with Digital Achievements
Clinician: Patrick Lollis, Cannon ES CPE 012207 – 1.0 Hr Clear goals are essential to facilitate high levels of student achievement. Lollis has created video-game style achievements based directly on the new K–5 music TEKS. He will share his free and simple method of digitally tracking and sharing the achievements with students and parents.
2:00 – 3:00 PM / CC 201 Welcome to the Joys of Pinterest!
Clinician: Michele Hobizal, Wolman ES CPE 014201 – 1.0 Hr Join the multitude of music teachers who are discovering new lesson plans, activities, listening maps, and much more for the elementary music classroom. Learn how to sign up, how to set up boards, pin ideas, and turn those ideas into activities for your students. Check out ideas from your musical teaching heroes!
2:00 – 3:00 PM / CC 202 Software for the Middle School Music Program
Clinician: Jim Frankel, MusicFirst Sponsored by: MusicFirst CPE 014202 – 1.0 Hr Are you looking for affordable software for your middle school music classroom? Interested in finding out about the latest tools to help you teach
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2:00 – 3:00 PM / CC 203 Creating an Online Presence for Your Program
Clinician: Bradley Meyer, Stephen F. Austin State Univ Sponsored by: Yamaha Corporation of America CPE 014203 – 1.0 Hr Creating and building an online presence for any program is crucial, especially when today’s students utilize social networking constantly in their daily lives. Meyer will cover several easy-to-use programs that can help attract new and talented students as well as get current students more actively involved in your program.
2:00 – 3:00 PM / CC 204 In the Studio: Turning Elementary Students into Rock Stars
Clinician: Catherine Dwinal, Elm Street/Pleasant Street Schools CPE 014204 – 1.0 Hr Cleaning out a space, putting recording equipment in it, and giving students freedom to use it gave a small project big life. Younger students are always excited to hear themselves on a recording; giving them freedom to write and record their own songs brings even more excitement. Dwinal will offer how she created a recording space in her room, how she taught students to use it, and the fantastic results that developed.
2:00 – 3:00 PM / CC 206 Moving Through Bloom’s Taxonomy with Music Technology
Clinician: Lynn Purse, Duquesne Univ CPE 014206 – 1.0 Hr Music technology tools have the power to become far more than digital versions of record players or textbooks. They can support complex thinking and active learning, skills at the top of Bloom’s Taxonomy. Learn how you can build a music unit that moves your students to higher level thinking skills by using tools, including mobile devices, apps, software, multimedia, and electronic instruments.
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WEDNESDAY TI:ME PRECONFERENCE 2:00 – 3:00 PM / CC 207 GarageBand for iPad: An Overview
Clinician: Emmett O’Leary, Arizona State Univ CPE 014207 – 1.0 Hr GarageBand for iPad is an affordable and powerful musical tool. O’Leary will demonstrate some of the basic functions of the program and show how it can be used for musical exploration and creation. Participants will learn how to record live audio, integrate loops, perform with smart instruments within the app, and use GarageBand in conjunction with other iPad apps using Audiobus.
3:15 – 4:15 PM / CC 201 Touch: USF iPad Ensemble
Clinicians: Clint Randles, Univ of South Florida; David Williams, Univ of South Florida Demonstration Group: Touch iPad Quintet CPE 015201 – 1.0 Hr Touch is the University of South Florida’s iPad quintet. Made up of music education faculty and students, Touch performs in the greater Tampa Bay area. They will perform some of their repertoire, and Randles and Williams will explain how the iPad can be used as a new musical instrument in diverse areas of music education as an avenue for individual and group creative expression.
3:15 – 4:15 PM / CC 202 Online Instrument Lessons: Motivation, Skills, and Retention
Clinicians: Russ Callahan, Crownover MS; Ray Gore, Music 1st; Mark Dooly, Doolywinds CPE 015202 – 1.0 Hr Technology promises to make directors more effective. A number of new products are being released that provide online instrument lessons to students. Based on their experience, clinicians will discuss how these products work as well as their advantages and pitfalls. A band director and private lesson instructor will compare and contrast programs and discuss their actual experiences.
3:15 – 4:15 PM / CC 203 Energize Your Classroom with Game-Changing Technology
Clinicians: Rebecca Lowrey, Romeo Music; Renee Tarczon, Romeo Music Sponsored by: Romeo Music CPE 015203 – 1.0 Hr Learn about cool new technology gadgets for all music educators! Stay updated and find out what is now available to help music educators, K–12. See the newest audio and video recorders, portable and customizable sound systems, wireless innovations in sound (besides microphones!), and great practical new additions to the world of technology that enhance music classes and rehearsals!
3:15 – 4:15 PM / CC 204 An 8-Bit Composition Unit? Composing for Old School Video Games
Clinician: Jared O’Leary, Arizona State Univ CPE 015204 – 1.0 Hr Students are highly motivated by video games as they can spend dozens of hours playing each week. What if educators could channel this motivation into composition by allowing students the opportunity to compose to old school video games? O’Leary will provide suggested classroom units and engagements that integrate technology, theory, history, composition, and performance with 8-bit video games.
3:15 – 4:15 PM / CC 206 Keep Up With Tech-Savvy Kids with Free Technology!
Clinician: John Mlynczak, PreSonus Audio Sponsored by: PreSonus Audio CPE 015206 – 1.0 Hr Our students are true digital natives and are therefore consistently ahead of us when it comes to music technology. Using free software, Mlynczak will demonstrate how to enhance music instruction, engage a broader base of students, and improve communication in the music classroom. Music technology should integrate into everyday teaching practices and provide an enriching elective option.
3:15 – 4:15 PM / CC 207 Technology Resources and Activities to Assess Students
Clinicians: Amy Burns, Far Hills Country Day School; Catherine Dwinal, Elm Street/Pleasant Street Schools Sponsored by: Pearson CPE 015207 – 1.0 Hr Assessing younger students can be challenging because of their age and abilities. Music educators are expected to assess all types of learning styles and abilities and be able to produce assessment documentation. Technology can assist with these assessments in a variety of ways. Burns and Dwinal will discuss how to use technology resources for elementary student assessment.
4:30 – 5:30 PM / CC 201 Recording Audio on the iPad
Clinician: Mark Lochstampfor, Capital Univ CPE 016201 – 1.0 Hr Apple’s iPad has become one of the most useful classroom tools, and a number of audio recording apps are now available for the iPad. Lochstampfor will provide an overview of several useful apps for audio and recording as well as microphones for the iPad.
4:30 – 5:30 PM / CC 202 Software for the High School Music Program
Clinician: Jim Frankel, MusicFirst Sponsored by: MusicFirst CPE 016202 – 1.0 Hr Are you looking for affordable software for your high school music classroom? Interested in finding out about the latest tools to help you teach music? Do you want to learn how to flip your classroom so students can work at home on their Internet-connected devices? This is the session for you! Come and see the latest offerings from MusicFirst.
4:30 – 5:30 PM / CC 203 Scanning Sheet Music with Finale 2014
Clinician: Tom Johnson, MakeMusic, Inc. Sponsored by: MakeMusic, Inc. CPE 016203 – 1.0 Hr Johnson will offer essential tips for the successful scanning of sheet music into notation programs in general and into Finale in particular. Various music will be scanned and rearranged using Finale’s functions to change key, reorchestrate, assign playback sounds, and more. Presented in a non-technical and entertaining way, this clinic is a must for anyone wanting a faster way to enter notation.
4:30 – 5:30 PM / CC 206 The e-Frontier: Using New Media in Education and Performance
Clinicians: Alex Shapiro, Composer; Miller Asbill, Brevard College; Robert Sloan, Van Wert HS, OH CPE 016206 – 1.0 Hr In this session for educators, conductors, and composers, the clinicians will cover new technologies that play an increasingly important role in our field, including the following: electroacoustic band pieces; working with click tracks, prerecorded audio, and live electronics; interactive rehearsal and performance spaces via Skype; creative multimedia; and the use of social networks to build excitement and attendance.
4:30 – 5:30 PM / CC 207 Free Technology Resources for Elementary Music Educators
Clinician: Amy Burns, Far Hills Country Day School CPE 016207 – 1.0 Hr There are numerous free technology resources elementary music educators can incorporate in their classrooms immediately. Burns will highlight many of these resources and show how students utilize them in her elementary music classroom.
6:00 – 8:30 PM / CC 204 TI:ME Reception and Concert: Aergo and Friends Plug In!
CPE 018204 – 2.5 Hrs Concert and jam session of “plugged in” music with Lynn and Bill Purse using laptops and electronic instruments. Attendees are invited to join the duo on stage with their own handheld devices, laptops or electronic instruments. Charts of the music will be available at the session.
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TMEA Clinic/Convention Wednesday, February 12, 2014 10:00 â€“ 11:00 AM / CC 214 A TMAA Executive Committee Meeting
Presiders: Jay Dunnahoo, Schreiner Univ, TMAA Executive Secretary; Dinah Menger, Baylor Univ, TMAA President
10:00 AM â€“ 5:00 PM / MARRIOTT RW VALERO TCDA Executive Board Meeting/Luncheon Presider: Billy Talley, Tascosa HS, TCDA President
11:00 AM â€“ 1:00 PM / CC 214 D TMAA Concert Band Judges Workshop
Clinician: Gregory Hames, JJ Pearce HS, TMAA Concert Band Vice-President Presider: Jay Dunnahoo, Schreiner Univ, TMAA Executive Secretary $20 registration fee (cash/check) required upon arrival to attend this workshop.
1:00 â€“ 3:00 PM / CC 214 C TMAA Orchestra Judges Workshop
Clinician: Jeff Turner, Plano ISD, TMAA Orchestra Vice-President Presider: Jay Dunnahoo, Schreiner Univ, TMAA Executive Secretary $20 registration fee (cash/check) required upon arrival to attend this workshop.
1:00 â€“ 3:00 PM / CC 214 B TMAA Vocal Judges Workshop
Clinician: Kathy Hackett, Plano West SH, TMAA Vocal Vice-President Presider: Jay Dunnahoo, Schreiner Univ, TMAA Executive Secretary $20 registration fee (cash/check) required upon arrival to attend this workshop.
1:00 â€“ 4:30 PM / CC EAST REGISTRATION TMEA All-State Student Registration
11:30 AM â€“ 5:00 PM / MARRIOTT RW SALON ABC TMAC Roundtable Presider: Rick Ghinelli, Retired, TMAC President Sponsored by: Fred J. Miller and Wenger Corporation
Presider: Roger Duran, Jefferson HS, Chair Students should report with all required forms completed. Successful registration is contingent upon completion and submission of all required forms. Convention badge is presented upon successful registration and is required to participate in all auditions, rehearsals, and performances.
1:00 â€“ 9:00 PM / CC BRIDGE HALL TMEA Member Registration
2:00 â€“ 4:00 PM / MARRIOTT RW CROCKETT TexASTA Executive Board Meeting
Agenda Box located today only in Convention Registration. Deposit requests to the agenda box for review by the Agenda Committee and for their report at the First General Session on Thursday at 8 A.M.
1:00 â€“ 3:00 PM / CC 214 A TMAA Marching Band Judges Workshop
Clinician: Daniel Galloway, Clements HS, TMAA Marching Band Vice-President Presider: Jay Dunnahoo, Schreiner Univ, TMAA Executive Secretary $20 registration fee (cash/check) required upon arrival to attend this workshop.
Presider: Jose Flores, Texas A&M Univ/Corpus Christi, TexASTA President
2:00 â€“ 6:00 PM / DRURY PLAZA TCCBDA All-State Student Registration, Director Meeting, and Symphonic Band Seating Auditions Presider: Brack May, Lone Star College - North Harris, TCCBDA President
3:30 â€“ 4:30 PM / CC 214 A TMAA General Membership Meeting
Presider: Dinah Menger, Baylor Univ, TMAA President
4:00 â€“ 7:00 PM / MARRIOTT RW RIVERVIEW TMEC Executive Board Meeting Presider: Susan Bruenger, UT/San Antonio, TMEC President
4:30 â€“ 5:00 PM / CC 214 B Meeting of the All-State Orchestra String Monitors
Presider: Craig Needham, Berkner HS, TMEA Orchestra Vice-President
4:45 â€“ 5:30 PM / LILA COCKRELL THEATER TMEA All-State Student Meeting Presider: Joseph Weir, Atascocita HS, TMEA President
5:00 â€“ 5:30 PM / CC 214 A Meeting of the All-State 4A and 5A Judges, Panel Chairs, and Monitors for the 4A Symphonic Band and 5A Track Wind and Percussion Seating Auditions
With 300 clinics from which to choose, attending the 2014 TMEA Clinic/ Convention will increase your teaching effectiveness and efficiency. When you preregister, you save money and time!
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Presider: Ronnie Rios, Harlingen HS, TMEA Band Vice-President Audition Chairs: Mark Buley, Seguin HS; Ruben Adame, La Joya HS
5:00 â€“ 5:30 PM / CC 214 B Meeting of the All-State Orchestra String Judges
Presider: Craig Needham, Berkner HS, TMEA Orchestra Vice-President
5:30 â€“ 7:30 PM / MARRIOTT RW SALON EF TMEA State Board of Directors Meeting Presider: Joseph Weir, Atascocita HS, TMEA President
TCU Director of Chorale Studies, Dennis Shrock conducts the TCU Concert Chorale in Fort Worthâ€™s St. Stephen Presbyterian Church
5:45 PM / LOCATIONS VARY 5A All-State Wind and Percussion Auditions Begin
6:00 â€“ 9:00 PM / LOCATIONS VARY All-State Mixed, Womenâ€™s, and Menâ€™s Section Rehearsals
5:45 PM / LOCATIONS VARY 4A All-State Wind and Percussion Auditions Begin
6:00 â€“ 7:30 PM / MARRIOTT RW VALERO KodĂĄly Educators of Texas Executive Board Winter Meeting
No student will be allowed to audition without their convention badge. Convention badge is contingent upon successful registration. Locations will be listed in the convention program and online schedule.
No student will be allowed to audition without their convention badge. Convention badge is contingent upon successful registration. Locations will be listed in the convention program and online schedule.
5:45 PM / LOCATIONS VARY All-State Orchestra String Auditions
No student will be allowed to audition without their convention badge. Convention badge is contingent upon successful registration. Locations will be listed in the convention program and online schedule.
6:00 â€“ 7:00 PM / HYATT REGENCY BALLROOM B ATSSB All-State Student Meeting
Presider: John Young, Wills Point HS, ATSSB President To be followed by chair auditions. All-State Chair Audition Coordinator: Eric Gray, Gilmer HS All-State Chair Audition Office Managers: Collin Anderson, Groesbeck HS and Bryant Harris, Ingleside HS
No student will be allowed to participate without their convention badge. Convention badge is contingent upon successful registration. Locations will be listed in the convention program and online schedule.
Presider: Katherine Johns, Floresville ES, KET President
7:00 PM / HYATT REGENCY ATSSB All-State Seating Auditions Begin
7:00 â€“ 9:00 PM / MARRIOTT RW CROCKETT ATSSB â€“ SARC Committee Meeting Presider: Jim Cude, Whitesboro HS, ATSSB President-Elect
7:00 â€“ 9:00 PM / MARRIOTT RW MILAM Phi Beta Mu Hall of Fame Committee Meeting
Presider: Ben Gollehon, Phi Beta Mu Alpha Chapter Hall of Fame Committee Chair
8:00 â€“ 10:00 PM / LILA COCKRELL THEATER Presidentâ€™s Concert: The 5 Browns
Presider: Joseph Weir, Atascocita HS, TMEA President CPE 020LCT â€“ 2.0 Hrs Purchase $10 general admission tickets when you preregister or at any time on the TMEA website at www.tmea.org/presidentsconcert. Doors open at 7:15 P.M.
Lamar University 2014 Music Auditions Saturday: December 7, 2013 â€˘ March 1, 2014 â€˘ April 26, 2014
Contact Scott Deppe
to schedule your audition. firstname.lastname@example.org For more information, Contact Lamar University Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music
P.O. Box 10044 Beaumont, TX 77710 (409) 880-8144
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TMEA Clinic/Convention Thursday, February 13, 2014 7:30 AM â€“ 5:00 PM / CC BRIDGE HALL TMEA Member Registration 8:00 â€“ 9:30 AM / LILA COCKRELL THEATER TMEA First General Session
is charged with examining and making recommendations concerning the current processes and procedures that relate to UIL marching band contests.
10:00 â€“ 11:00 AM / CC 214 The Percussion Ensemble: Thinking Outside the Band
Presider: Bradley Kent, University Interscholastic League, UIL State Director of Music
Clinician: JD Guzman, Spring HS Presider: Jay Young, Alice HS Demonstration Group: Spring HS Percussion Ensemble CPE 110214 â€“ 1.0 Hr Guzman will discuss percussion ensemble programming, rehearsal, and performance strategies that will provide students with maximum understanding and aesthetic value. Through demonstration, he will illustrate how you can enhance the concept of musical performance through the percussion ensemble.
9:30 â€“ 10:15 AM / CC EAST REGISTRATION Harvey Pittel Saxophone Quartet
10:00 â€“ 11:00 AM / CC BALLROOM B Concert: Marine Corps All-Star Jazz Band
Presider: Joseph Weir, Atascocita HS, TMEA President Featuring a keynote address by Tim Lautzenheiser and closing of TMEA President-Elect nominations.
9:30 â€“ 11:30 AM / CC 208 PML Band Music Selection Committee Meeting
Director: Harvey Pittel, Eastman Music Company Sponsored by: Eastman Music Company As one of the worldâ€™s most unique and exciting musical ensembles, they have paved the way for the saxophone quartet in America and have brought their audiences a combination of quality music-making and elegant entertainment. They perform on twelve different saxophones from the piccolo-like sopranino to the rich baritone.
10:00 â€“ 11:30 AM / CC 102 TMAA Executive Committee Meeting
Presiders: Jay Dunnahoo, Schreiner Univ, TMAA Executive Secretary; Dinah Menger, Baylor Univ, TMAA President
10:00 AM â€“ 5:00 PM / CC EXHIBIT HALLS Visit the East and West Exhibit Halls
10:00 â€“ 11:00 AM / CC 008 Building Better Bassoonists
Clinician: Doug Spaniol, Butler Univ Presider: Cindy Casillas, Labay MS Sponsored by: Hal Leonard Corporation CPE 110008 â€“ 1.0 Hr Starting young students on bassoon and guiding them through the first years of study requires knowledge of specific techniques, materials, and equipment. Spaniol will discuss best practices for identifying candidates to study bassoon; effective teaching techniques (many of which are applicable to all wind instruments); a curriculum of method books, etudes, and solos; and recommendations for reeds.
10:00 â€“ 11:00 AM / CC 205 Unlocking the Mysteries of Horn Technique
Clinician: Peggy DeMers, Sam Houston State Univ Presider: Armando Robledo, Donna HS CPE 110205 â€“ 1.0 Hr Improve your horn section using simple exercises to strengthen and build technique. DeMers will cover techniques from foundation level through intermediate and advanced progressions of technique necessary to navigate Region music.
10:00 â€“ 11:00 AM / CC 206 UIL - Marching Band Forum
Presider: Bradley Kent, University Interscholastic League, UIL State Director of Music In this meeting, band directors and administrators will have an open forum to address the members of the UIL Marching Band Study Committee on matters relating to UIL marching band contests and procedures. This committee
Conductor: Stephen Giove, United States Marine Corps Presenter: Ronnie Rios, Harlingen HS, TMEA Band Vice-President Sponsored by: United States Marine Corps CPE 110BRB â€“ 1.0 Hr The Marine Corps All-Star Jazz Band started in 2008. It consists of 18â€“20 of the best Marine musicians from the 10 fleet bands and the Armed Forces School of Music. The repertoire ranges from big band swing, Latin, bebop, funk and standards to contemporary. It meets once a year to perform Americaâ€™s original art form: jazz!
10:00 AM â€“ 1:30 PM / MARRIOTT RW RIVER TERRACE Phi Beta Mu Membership Committee Meeting Presider: Cynthia Lansford, Phi Beta Mu Alpha Chapter Vice-President
10:00 â€“ 11:00 AM / CC 207 Implementing Popular Music in the String Curriculum
Clinician: Christopher Hanson, San Marcos CISD Presider: Mark Varian, Thompson IS Demonstration Group: Venomâ€”String Ensemble CPE 110207 â€“ 1.0 Hr Hanson will demonstrate, through visual aides and live performance, the benefits of utilizing popular music in string curriculum and instruction. By sharing scores, arranging and rehearsal techniques, and footage from past performances, Hanson will offer truly effective and measurable results of music education through studentsâ€™ interest and musical choices.
10:00 â€“ 10:25 AM / CC BALLROOM A Concert: Navo MS Varsity Treble Conductor: Mary Mathis Sadler, Navo MS Presider: Susan Neff, Pflugerville HS CPE 110BRAA â€“ .5 Hr
10:00 â€“ 11:00 AM / CC 001 Building Superior Rural Small School Choir Programs
Clinician: Matthew Moody, Cedar Bayou JH Presider: Jennifer Marrero, Dulles HS CPE 110001 â€“ 1.0 Hr Whether we teach in a 5A or 1A school, we all face challenges. Teaching at a small school in a rural area is without a doubt tough work, but the size and location of your school should not limit the success of your students. Moody will encourage, inspire, and challenge small school choir directors as he recalls his first seven years of teaching at a 2A school in small town southeast Texas.
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THURSDAY 10:00 â€“ 11:00 AM / CC 103 So Little Time, So Much to Teach: Strategies for Musical Conducting
Clinician: Michael Ware, Choral Consultant Presider: Ken Stanton, Temple HS CPE 110103 â€“ 1.0 Hr With limited rehearsal time, do you find yourself running out of time to get all the musical aspects of the score accomplished? Ware will demonstrate conducting gestures through interactive conducting of literature to help attendees master musical concepts. He will cover crescendos, decrescendos, phrasing with forward motion, phrase endings, legato, marcato and accented singing, and text and meter inflection.
10:00 â€“ 11:00 AM / CC BALLROOM C1 Developing a Dynamic Recorder Program
Clinician: Jim Tinter, Westlake City Schools (Retired) Presider: Terri Nelli, Hill Int Sponsored by: Peripole, Inc. CPE 110BC1 â€“ 1.0 Hr Tinter will cover a range of topics to help your recorder students, including moving beyond B, A, and G to learning gnarly notes (F, F#, B-flat, C#), introducing altos, beginning improvisation, harmonizing melodies, teaching a diverse population, playing over the break, using Web resources, and beginning note reading.
10:00 â€“ 11:00 AM / CC BALLROOM C2 A Playground of Creativity
Clinician: Sarah Fairfield, Van Allen ES Presider: Barbara Keaton, Ashworth ES Sponsored by: West Music CPE 110BC2 â€“ 1.0 Hr Come explore the connection between movement, creativity, and music-making by learning a variety of hand clapping games and songs from around the world. Participants will thoroughly explore the connection between beat and rhythm while engaging in songs, dances, and hand clapping games appropriate for all ages.
10:00 â€“ 11:00 AM / CC BALLROOM C3 Playing Instruments in the Primary Grades PreKâ€“2nd
Clinician: Bradley Bonner, Rhythm Band Instruments Presider: Cindy Burlin, Tanglewood ES Sponsored by: Rhythm Band Instruments, LLC CPE 110BC3 â€“ 1.0 Hr Participants will use common pitched and unpitched percussion to explore the powerful effect instrument playing in the primary grades can have on developing core elemental music skills and mastering TEKS standards. The clinic will be activity-oriented, using multiple resources from various publishers.
10:00 â€“ 11:00 AM / CC 210 No-Pass, No-Play Policies: 30 Years Later
Clinician: Robert Simpson, Texas Christian Univ Presider: Scott Deppe, Lamar Univ CPE 110210 â€“ 1.0 Hr In 1984, Texas was one of the first states to enact no-pass, no-play legislation, tying participation in extracurricular musical ensembles to academic success. Simpson will share the results of a recent study examining how no-pass, no-play continues to affect music students and teachers across Texas and will offer best practices for addressing issues raised by no-pass, no-play.
10:00 â€“ 11:00 AM / CC 212 Pay It Forward: Service-Learning for Future Music Educators
Clinicians: Cristina Ballatori, UT/Brownsville; Jonathan Guist, UT/ Brownsville Presider: Stephen Shoop, UT/Brownsville Demonstration Group: UTB Woodwind Ensemble CPE 110212 â€“ 1.0 Hr Service-learning combines community service with instruction and reflection to enrich studentsâ€™ learning experiences and strengthen communities. Guist and Ballatori will provide tips for integrating service-learning programs into the undergraduate music curriculum, providing students with valuable experiences that develop and hone presentation and teaching skills before they enter the classroom.
Attend the General Sessions Thursday & Friday: 8 a.m. â€˘ Lila Cockrell Theater First General Session â€˘ Thursday, 8 a.m.
Second General Session â€˘ Friday, 8 a.m.
â€˘ President-Elect nominations close â€˘ Keynote address by Tim Lautzenheiser
â€˘ President-Elect elections â€˘ Performance by the combined All-State groups â€˘ Keynote address by Sir Ken Robinson
TMEA is excited to welcome back Tim Lautzenheiser as our First General Session keynote speaker. His career involves ten years of successful college band directing at Northern Michigan University, the University of Missouri, and New Mexico State University. In 1981, Lautzenheiser created Attitude Concepts for Today, Inc., an organization designed to manage the many requests for workshops, seminars, and convention speaking engagements focusing on the area of positive attitude and effective leadership training. Over two million students have experienced his acclaimed student leadership workshops over the last three decades.
Sir Ken Robinson, PhD, is an internationally recognized leader in the development of education, creativity, and innovation. He speaks to audiences throughout the world on the creative challenges facing business and education in the new global economies. He works with governments in Europe, Asia, and the U.S., international agencies, Fortune 500 companies, and some of the worldâ€™s leading cultural organizations. The videos of his famous 2006 and 2010 talks to the prestigious TED Conference have been seen by an estimated 200 million people in over 150 countries. Sir Ken Robinsonâ€™s appearance is sponsored in part by NAMM (the International Music Products Association).
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Ready to Succeed? Sharing Tips for Success Presented by Marcia Neel
TMEA Clinic/Convention Friday, February 14, 2014 4:00 PM • Room CC 102
Marcia Neel A veteran of 37 years in public school music education in four states, Marcia supervised the fastest growing Music Education Program in the country while with the Clark County School District in Las Vegas.
Through the publication of these Tips for Success, the Music Achievement Council is providing successful organizational strategies to assist music educators in areas including the classroom itself, the business side of teaching school music, as well as the telling of the story and supporting of music education. These topics are often neglected in our formal education and this collection provides practical, easy-to-use information to ensure that educators stay on top of the many and varied elements of the successful music program. From beginners to the most experienced music educators, these 24 Tips are the real deal! Each attendee will receive a complimentary jump drive containing a copy of this newly published, must-have resource!
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10:00 â€“ 11:00 AM / CC 213 The Power of Eye Contact in the Classroom and Rehearsal Setting
10:00 â€“ 11:00 AM / CC 003 Quaverâ€™s New ClassPlay: Interactive Song-Based Activities
TMEA Featured Clinician: William Fredrickson, Florida State Univ Presider: Dan Keast, UT/Permian Basin CPE 110213 â€“ 1.0 Hr Research in fields such as psychology, sociology, and education have helped clarify and, in certain cases, confirm some commonly held beliefs about the power of eye contact. Learn more about these conclusions and how to apply them in your instruction.
Clinician: Graham Hepburn, QuaverMusic.com Sponsored by: QuaverMusic.com CPE PS110003 â€“ 1.0 Hr Quaverâ€™s ClassPlay activities will get your students out of their seats by singing, moving, and playing in class! Learn how ClassPlayâ€™s three-step method incorporates solfĂ¨ge, rhythm, and pitch activities, graphical scores, animated songs, dance and movement, and cross-curricular activities through folk, traditional, holiday, and patriotic music.
10:00 â€“ 11:00 AM / CC 202 Why You Need TI:ME
10:15 â€“ 11:00 AM / LILA COCKRELL THEATER Concert: MS Full Honor Orchestra - Robinson MS
Clinician: Floyd Richmond, TI:ME CPE 110202 â€“ 1.0 Hr This is an open session for all TMEA music educators who want to better understand the mission of TI:ME, the Technology Institute for Music Educators. Learn how TI:ME helps music educators become more effective in the classroom through the use of music technology. Richmond will cover the six areas of music technology that TI:ME leaders have identified as important for music teachers.
Conductor: Mary Havenstrite, Robinson MS Presider: Craig Needham, Berkner HS, TMEA Orchestra Vice-President CPE 110LCT â€“ 1.0 Hr
10:00 â€“ 11:00 AM / CC 203 Work Faster and Smarter with New Music Software
Clinicians: Rebecca Lowrey, Romeo Music; Christopher Rhodes, Cedar Hill HS Sponsored by: Romeo Music CPE 110203 â€“ 1.0 Hr There just arenâ€™t enough hours in the day to create all of the resources we need to enhance our rehearsals. Lowrey and Rhodes will present quick and easy tips on how to quickly scan sheet music, create practice recordings and new arrangements, or simply transpose! Discover how to easily change the key or tempo of any music track on your computer and deliver to your students by email or USB storage device.
10:00 â€“ 11:00 AM / CC 204 Mobile Music in the Classroom: STEM + Sonic Art = STEAM
Clinicians: Jesse Allison, LSU School of Music; Stephen David Beck, LSU School of Music; Danny Holmes, LSU School of Music CPE 110204 â€“ 1.0 Hr Mobile computing is a frontier that can frighten or inspire young musicians (and teachers!). As part of the Experimental Music & Digital Media program at LSU, we are engaging local middle and high school programs in creating mobile device instruments and making music. Topics of improvisation, composition, notation, performance, and new media are outgrowths of the educational processâ€” STEM to STEAM.
10:00 â€“ 11:00 AM / CC 002 Music Tours 101: Stress-Free Student Travel Clinician: Michael Crockett, Infinity Tours & Events Sponsored by: Infinity Tours & Events Offering a choir, band, or orchestra tour can improve performance, enhance group unity, and provide cherished musical experiences for students. But planning a tour can be daunting and overwhelming. Crockett will share ideas to help teachers overcome these struggles and make touring a tradition that strengthens and unifies their program every year. Learn how to take the stress out of touring so that you enjoy it as much as your students!
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THURSDAY 10:30 â€“ 10:55 AM / CC BALLROOM A Concert: Keller Chanteurs Conductor: Chi-Chi King, Keller HS Presider: Susan Neff, Pflugerville HS CPE 110BRAB â€“ 0.5 Hr
11:00 â€“ 11:45 AM / CC EAST REGISTRATION Tarleton State University Trumpet Choir
Director: Brian Walker, Tarleton State Univ Consisting of music majors whose primary instrument of study is trumpet, all members study with Brian Walker, assistant professor of trumpet.
11:00 â€“ 11:45 AM / CC WEST REGISTRATION Ventoso Winds
Director: Sara Stolt, Ventoso Winds The Ventoso Winds consists of professional flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn, and bassoon players. Every person in the group has at least a masterâ€™s degree in music and two of the members are also in the U.S. Army and are members of the Fort Sam Army Band.
11:30 AM â€“ 12:30 PM / CC 102 TMAA Committee on Standards of Adjudication and Performance Practices
Presiders: Jay Dunnahoo, Schreiner Univ, TMAA Executive Secretary; Mark McGahey, Keller HS, TMAA President-Elect
11:30 AM â€“ 12:20 PM / LILA COCKRELL THEATER Concert: Stephen F. Austin University Wind Ensemble Conductor: Fred Allen, Stephen F. Austin State Univ Presider: Ronnie Rios, Harlingen HS, TMEA Band Vice-President CPE 111LCT â€“ 1.0 Hr
11:30 AM â€“ 12:30 PM / CC 008 Five Concepts for Enhanced Communication from the Podium
literature. This symphonic camp concept can be adapted to fit our most advanced programs all the way to our first-year performers.
11:30 AM â€“ 1:00 PM / HYATT REGENCY CHULA VISTA ATSSB State Board of Directors Meeting Presider: John Young, Wills Point HS, ATSSB President
11:30 AM â€“ 12:30 PM / CC 206 Getting the Most from Your Orchestra
TMEA Featured Clinician: Joanne Erwin, Oberlin Conservatory Presider: Christy Myers, Turner HS CPE 111206 â€“ 1.0 Hr Erwin will offer several strategies based in string pedagogy to use in rehearsal for beginning, intermediate, and advanced string orchestras. These are some of her favorite strategies learned over her years of experience teaching and observing. Attendees will leave with several ideas to try in class the following week.
11:30 AM â€“ 12:30 PM / CC 207 Chamber Music: The String Playerâ€™s Secret to Success
Clinicians: Renee Skerik, Interlochen Arts Academy; Cris Campbell, Interlochen Arts Academy; Paul Sonner, Interlochen Arts Academy; Stephanie Arado, Interlochen Arts Academy Presider: Chassity Rauscher, West Memorial JH CPE 111207 â€“ 1.0 Hr Want to be a better soloist? A better orchestra player? Chamber music is the secret! Playing chamber music demands the integrity of a soloist and the listening of an orchestra player. The string faculty of the Interlochen Arts Academy will discuss and perform excerpts carefully chosen from chamber works that are effective tools in teaching students technical, listening, and ensemble skills.
11:30 AM â€“ 12:30 PM / CC 001 Are We Singing Today?
Clinicians: Eric Allen, Texas Tech Univ; Shanti Nolan, U.S. Air Force Band, Washington D.C. Presider: Missy DeSpain, Creekwood MS CPE 111008 â€“ 1.0 Hr Conductors are charged with the responsibility of communicating a myriad of information to their ensembles. At times our instincts compel us toward gestures that elicit undesired responses. Allen and Nolan will address five common conducting challenges and will propose rationale and solutions for meaningful communication from the podium. Attendees are encouraged to bring a baton.
Clinician: Denise Eaton, Sam Houston State Univ Presider: Patricia Balmer, Edna HS Sponsored by: BriLee Music CPE 111001 â€“ 1.0 Hr This question asked by students in almost every middle school choir class has an easy answer: â€œOf course we areâ€”we are singing great music and we are going to have fun learning it!â€? Eaton will share practical ideas about choosing repertoire through score study, skill development, and lesson planning. When we choose quality music that is relevant, accessible, and that speaks to the age group, our students will know the answer to this question before they ask.
11:30 AM â€“ 12:30 PM / CC 205 Trumpet Basics
11:30 AM â€“ 12:30 PM / CC 103 The Powerful Conductor: Let Your Hands Do the Talking
Clinician: Randy Adams, Sam Houston State Univ Presider: James Keltner, Memorial MS CPE 111205 â€“ 1.0 Hr From beginner trumpet students to seasoned professionals, careful attention to basic skills is an essential part of each playing day. Adams will highlight how players and teachers can gain an advantage in achieving musical goals through the study of proper breathing, buzzing, embouchure, tone, intonation, and articulation as well as an understanding of how each works (and how to fix them when they donâ€™t).
11:30 AM â€“ 12:30 PM / CC 214 Right from the Start: Building Healthy Clarinet Technique
Clinicians: Kimberly Luevano, Univ of North Texas; John Scott, Univ of North Texas; Deborah Fabian, Univ of North Texas; Daryl Coad, Univ of North Texas Presider: Jennifer Garza, Brownsville ISD Sponsored by: Buffet Group International CPE 111214 â€“ 1.0 Hr Clarinet faculty members will share expertise in helping students develop an ergonomic, efficient, healthy approach to building technique.
11:30 AM â€“ 12:30 PM / CC BALLROOM B How to Organize a Symphonic Band Camp
TMEA Featured Clinician: Alfred Watkins, Lassiter HS, (Ga.), Retired Presider: Bryan Mandella, Channelview HS CPE 111BRB â€“ 1.0 Hr Watkins will guide band directors through the organization, planning, budget, and philosophy of an in-house and intensive weekend study of symphonic
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TMEA Featured Clinician: Charlene Archibeque, Choral Conductor/Educator Presiders: Kathy Hackett, Plano West SH; Sally Schott, Choral Conductor/ Educator CPE 111103 â€“ 1.0 Hr Archibeque will demonstrate gestures (with and without baton) to maximize success and minimize the need for talking. What are your hands saying to your choristers? Each hand and baton inflection should elicit a very specific reaction from your singers. Be the choir, and observe what your choir members need from the podium.
11:30 â€“ 11:55 AM / CC 217 Concert: Jefferson JH Falsetto Fifth
Conductor: Jennifer Peeler, Jefferson ES Presider: Colleen Riddle, Aldine ISD, TMEA Elementary Vice-President Organizer: Shelley Harrington, Blackshear ES CPE 111217A â€“ 0.5 Hr
11:30 AM â€“ 12:30 PM / CC BALLROOM C1 Blue Is the Sea: Integrating the Arts
Clinician: Sofia Lopez-Ibor, Mills College & The San Francisco School Presider: Sarah Prather, Stovall Academy Sponsored by: Peripole, Inc. CPE 111BC1 â€“ 1.0 Hr Lopez-Ibor will present activities for the general music classroom that connect music, dance, and visual arts in a playful atmosphere. Exploring topics like patterns, colors, forms, and structures in an integrative project is rewarding for students of all ages.
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OSU Faculty Know How to Find the Balance Oklahoma State University choral and vocal studies faculty members believe in cultivating a love of music, providing one-on-one guidance and instilling conďŹ dence, musicality and workmanship. OSU provides undergraduate students invaluable stage experience and unique opportunities to perform leading opera roles, something most universities reserve only for graduate students. Itâ€™s a balanced approach of practical experience and
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THURSDAY 11:30 AM â€“ 12:30 PM / CC BALLROOM C2 Teaching Beat, Rhythm, and Tempo
Clinician: Sharon Burch, Mystic Publishing, Inc. Presider: Will Varner, Hamilton Park Pacesetter Magnet Sponsored by: West Music and Hal Leonard Corporation CPE 111BC2 â€“ 1.0 Hr Do you struggle to teach the difference between beat and rhythm? Introduce rhythm patterns through stories, making the difference between beat and rhythm easy for students. Learn the tempo game, rhythm games, stick compositions, and Mystery Singing Games. Beat and rhythm movement activities will be included. Burch will also demonstrate assessment and interactive whiteboard resources.
11:30 AM â€“ 12:30 PM / CC BALLROOM C3 Program Panic? No Problem!
Clinicians: Jenny Dees, Texas Tech Univ; Traci Davidson, Stewart ES Presider: Anysia Callis, Smith Academy CPE 111BC3 â€“ 1.0 Hr There are the three Pâ€™s: Prepare, Practice, Present, and the dreaded fourth Pâ€”Programs! Maintain the integrity of your curriculum with the cliniciansâ€™ PreKâ€“5th-grade programs, created using childrenâ€™s literature, sequentially appropriate repertoire, art/world music, movement, and simple speaking parts. Save valuable time, meet your cross-curricular goals, create an enjoyable musical experience, and donâ€™t panic!
11:30 AM â€“ 12:30 PM / CC 210 Good Cop/Bad Cop: Proactive and Reactive Discipline, Part I
Clinicians: Michael Alexander, Baylor Univ; Russell Gavin, Baylor Univ Presider: Stephen Crawford, Univ of Mary Hardin-Baylor CPE 111210 â€“ 1.0 Hr In the first of two sessions, Alexander and Gavin will discuss proactive discipline and tools for its implementation in the ensemble class. Included will be a list of top 10 proactive discipline tools.
11:30 AM â€“ 12:30 PM / CC 212 Preparing to Teach Toward 21st-Century Musicianship
TMEA Featured Clinician: Evan Tobias, Arizona State Univ Presider: Peter Neubert, Hardin-Simmons Univ CPE 111212 â€“ 1.0 Hr While the ways that people engage with music in society have evolved, particularly in terms of new technology, music programs have remained largely the same. Tobias will introduce the idea of teaching toward 21st-century musicianship as a framework for balancing the best of what we do in music programs while also expanding and evolving along with society.
11:30 AM â€“ 12:30 PM / CC 213 Practitioners as Researchers: Research for and by Teachers
Clinicians: Janice Killian, Texas Tech Univ; Kelley Poche-Rodriguez, Texas Tech Univ; Austin Swack, Twin Creeks MS Presider: Mary Ellen Cavitt, Texas State Univ CPE 111213 â€“ 1.0 Hr What hinders teachers from doing research? Two practitioners and their professor will discuss research by teachers in the field. Using two recently completed examples (effect of band performance order on adjudicated ratings; effect of audition time on choral All-Region decisions), they will list practitioner studies, explore research problems faced by practitioners, and offer possible solutions.
11:30 AM â€“ 12:30 PM / CC 202 Engaging the Digital Child in the Music Classroom
Clinician: Lynette Vincent, Prosper ISD CPE 111202 â€“ 1.0 Hr Vincent will discuss ideas using interactive whiteboards in the elementary music classroom to present, review, and assess musical learning in a fun manner that engages students. Does it work? While taking an interactive assessment, a fourth grader exclaimed, â€œThis is the coolest thing I have ever done in music!â€?
11:30 AM â€“ 12:30 PM / CC 203 Kick-Start Your Music Project with Crowdfunding
Clinician: Andrew Eldridge, Texas Christian Univ CPE 111203 â€“ 1.0 Hr Tap into crowdfunding websites such as Kickstarter, IndieGoGo, and GoFundMe to fund your next project. Using his past three projects as examples, Eldridge will offer insight in how to create your project so that it will attract audience attention. He will cover how to maintain excitement through the project deadline and what to do when the project has ended.
11:30 AM â€“ 12:30 PM / CC 204 Incorporating iPads for College-Level Instruction
Clinicians: Philip Camp, Lubbock Christian Univ; Andrew Babcock, Lubbock Christian Univ CPE 111204 â€“ 1.0 Hr The incorporation of iPads in college music courses has proven very effective. Camp and Babcock will demonstrate the benefits of using them in sightsinging and ear training courses as well as with courses in music literature, theory, conducting, and in applied performance for soloists and ensembles. A panel of students also will discuss their experiences with iPad usage in these courses.
11:30 AM â€“ 12:30 PM / CC 002 Retirement GPS
Clinicians: Cindy Mikel, Alamo Heights HS; Sonja Ball, Planto Roe Financial Services, Inc. Sponsored by: Planto Roe Financial Services, Inc. Take a step toward your dream retirement by learning how to define your vision for retirement, understand the different phases of retirement, recognize potential financial detours, and identify the financial fuel youâ€™ll need to power your retirement dreams.
11:30 AM â€“ 12:30 PM / CC 003 Finale 2014: Eight Great Tips for Music Educators
Clinician: Tom Johnson, MakeMusic, Inc. Sponsored by: MakeMusic, Inc. CPE PS111003 â€“ 1.0 Hr This is the most popular Finale clinic, designed to assist users in understanding faster, easier ways to use Finale. Learn quick and simple ways to unlock the potential of Finale. Fast-paced and full of useful ideas, this clinic will be entertaining, enlightening, and non-technical.
Noon â€“ 12:25 PM / CC 217 Concert: Frank Elementary Choir
Conductor: Jo Lynn Cookus, Frank El Presider: Colleen Riddle, Aldine ISD, TMEA Elementary Vice-President Organizer: Shelley Harrington, Blackshear ES CPE 112217B â€“ 0.5 Hr
ALL-STATE CHOIR CLINIC
Saturday, December 14, 2013 9:00 a.m. â€“ 3:00 p.m. Sectionals and large choir rehearsals will be offered to aid students in preparing for the final All-State audition. Area finalists and alternates are welcome. Rehearsals will be led by Dr. John Silantien and Dr. Gary Mabry. Pre-registration fee (postmarked by December 6) ................................$75 Registration fee at the door â€Ś.............................................................$100 For further information and pre-registration materials, go to http://music.utsa.edu and click on â€œCamps and Workshopsâ€? or contact: DR. JOHN SILANTIEN Department of Music, The University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio, Texas 78249 (210) 458-5328 firstname.lastname@example.org Southwestern Musician | December 2013 31
PRESIDENT’S CONCERT 2014 Wednesday February 12 8 P.M. Lila Cockrell Theater, $10 General Admission
Making their first appearance at the TMEA convention, The 5 Browns are an internationally acclaimed quintet of sibling pianists who will perform individually and in ensembles. As natives of Houston, The 5 Browns attended Bunker Hill Elementary (Spring Branch ISD) and remember fondly their music teacher, Mrs. Sone. The 5 Browns are delivering on their dream to wake up classical music by introducing it to the widest, largest, and most excited audience they can find. Whether performing individually or together in various combinations, The 5 Browns reveal a deep connection to the intent of their material while bringing a fresh energy and dynamic character to the color and tonal spectrum of their sound.
THE 5 BROWNS The 5 Browns—Ryan, Melody, Gregory, Deondra, and Desirae—all attended New York’s Juilliard School. In fact, they became the first family of five siblings ever accepted simultaneously. The quintet enjoyed their first wave of critical attention in February 2002 when People magazine dubbed them the “Fab Five” at about the same time they were featured on Oprah and 60 Minutes. The 5 Browns have released three CDs that each went to #1 on Billboard magazine’s Classical Album Chart. Learn more and watch some exciting performances at www.the5Browns.com. Purchase tickets when you preregister for the convention or at any time at www.tmea.org/presidentsconcert.
Send them out to schools from shore to shore, with piano teachers on hand to sign up students afterward, and the future of classical music will look a lot brighter . . . The 5 Browns proved that classical music can reach teens and twentysomethings on their own ground, but without posturing or cheapening the product.—Dallas Morning News
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12:30 â€“ 2:30 PM / CC EXHIBIT HALLS Visit the East and West Exhibit Halls 12:30 â€“ 2:00 PM / MARRIOTT RW BOWIE Elementary Region Chair Meeting/Luncheon
Presider: Colleen Riddle, Aldine ISD, TMEA Elementary Vice-President
12:30 â€“ 2:30 PM / CC EXHIBIT HALLS Visit the East and West Exhibit Halls 12:30 â€“ 1:15 PM / CC EAST REGISTRATION Texas A&M University-Commerce Saxophone Quartet
Director: Chris Beaty, Texas A&M Univ/Commerce Consisting of the most advanced saxophonists enrolled in the music education/ performance undergraduate degree programs, this group performs regularly on campus, at conferences, and serves as a small recruiting ensemble for the department of music.
12:30 â€“ 1:15 PM / CC WEST REGISTRATION The Woodlands Trombone Choir
Director: Jason Harvey, Private Instructor Consisting of students in grades 9â€“12 from The Woodlands area, all are members of Jason Harveyâ€™s private studio and have studied with him from 5â€“8 years. The ensemble has been featured at the San Jacinto College Brass Symposium and has received rave reviews of their online videos and live performances.
1:00 â€“ 2:00 PM / CC 205 Copyright: What Can I Really Do?
Clinician: Pam Phillips, Alfred Music Presider: Jeffrey Smith, Ellison HS Sponsored by: Alfred Music CPE 113205 â€“ 1.0 Hr Phillips will offer a basic and practical introduction to copyright law for educators, including copying music, copyrighting your own work, and what is urban legend versus what is the law (not intended as legal advice).
1:00 â€“ 2:00 PM / CC 102 Texas Jazz Educators Association Meeting
Presider: Aric Schneller, Sam Houston State Univ, TJEA President
1:00 â€“ 1:50 PM / LILA COCKRELL THEATER Concert: HS String Honor Orchestra - Clear Lake HS
Conductor: Bryan Buffaloe, Clear Lake HS Presider: Craig Needham, Berkner HS, TMEA Orchestra Vice-President CPE 113LCT â€“ 1.0 Hr
1:00 â€“ 2:00 PM / CC 207 Teaching the First Day of Strings Class
Clinician: Kristen Pellegrino, UT/San Antonio Presider: Angela Peugnet, Fort Settlement MS CPE 113207 â€“ 1.0 Hr What are your goals for the first day of class? At the end of that day, how do you want your students to feel and what do you want them to think, know, and be able to do? Pellegrino will share her goals for the first day of learning violin or viola and will offer samples of how she approaches teaching beginners. Bring your instrument or be prepared to participate with air instruments.
1:00 â€“ 1:25 PM / CC BALLROOM A Concert: Arnold MS Varsity Menâ€™s Choir Conductor: Gershom Garcia, Arnold MS Presider: Susan Neff, Pflugerville HS CPE 113BRAA â€“ 0.5 Hr
1:00 â€“ 2:00 PM / CC 001 Go for Gold: World Music for Intermediate Treble Choirs
Clinicians: Brian Murray, Creekview HS; Jennifer Alarcon, Blalack MS Presider: Thomas Hoffman, Rayburn HS CPE 113001 â€“ 1.0 Hr Strive for an Olympic gold medal on your quest to find unique pieces for your intermediate treble choir. While the X XII Winter Olympic Games unfold, Alarcon and Murray will explore programming world music for advanced middle school and developing high school treble choirs with discussion of appropriate repertoire, effective rehearsal techniques, and authentic performance practice.
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1:00 â€“ 2:00 PM / CC 103 How Do They Sound Like That?
Clinician: Joey Martin, Texas State Univ Presider: Roderick Blake, Ball HS Demonstration Group: Texas State Chorale CPE 113103 â€“ 1.0 Hr If you have ever heard another choir and wondered how they got that sound, or if you have wondered why your choirs arenâ€™t receiving the contest ratings you would like, this session is for you. Martin will discuss crucial components of developing excellence in choral tone and choral artistry.
1:00 â€“ 2:00 PM / CC 210 Good Cop/Bad Cop: Proactive and Reactive Discipline, Part II
Clinicians: Michael Alexander, Baylor Univ; Russell Gavin, Baylor Univ Presider: Vicki Baker, Texas Womanâ€™s Univ CPE 113210 â€“ 1.0 Hr In the second of two sessions, Alexander and Gavin will discuss reactive discipline and tools for its implementation in the classroom. Included will be a list of top 10 reactive discipline tools.
1:00 â€“ 2:00 PM / CC 212 Special Needs Students in School Music Settings: A Personal Journey
TMEA Featured Clinician: William Fredrickson, Florida State Univ Presider: Carolyn Cruse, Texas Tech Univ CPE 113212 â€“ 1.0 Hr Almost all music teachers have worked with special needs students in our classrooms and rehearsals. Fredrickson will explain how he didnâ€™t fully understand the inherent complexities until he was able to watch his child with special needs have meaningful musical experiences with good teachers.
2:30 â€“ 3:30 PM / CC 213 Musicians and Pain: Injury Prevention Through Understanding Clinician: Nancy Taylor, UT/El Paso Presider: Eka Gogichashvili, Baylor Univ CPE 113213 â€“ 1.0 Hr As the music educator is often the first to learn of a studentâ€™s pain, it is important to recognize and address issues of the hand, elbow, and shoulder. Learn how to protect students from injury while optimizing their performance capabilities. Taylor is a professional musician and certified Occupational Therapist specializing in injuries of musicians.
1:00 â€“ 2:00 PM / CC BALLROOM B Maturityâ€”Understanding of How Your Behavior Affects Others Clinician: Tim Lautzenheiser, Ball State Univ Presider: Peter Neubert, Hardin-Simmons Univ Sponsored by: Ball State Univ and Conn-Selmer, Inc. CPE 113BRB â€“ 1.0 Hr The key to masterful teaching is the ability to integrate knowledge garnered from the educational journey into wisdom along the professional pathway. Itâ€™s not what we can do that counts; itâ€™s not what we will do that counts; it is what we do do that counts. Great educators are aware of the importance of putting knowledge into actionâ€”the essence of wisdom. One person will, can, and does make a difference. Embracing the responsibility of this reality is the foundation of all great teaching and learning.
1:00 â€“ 2:00 PM / CC 204 TI:ME Keynote and Teacher of the Year Award
Clinician: Jay Smith, Livid Instruments CPE 113204 â€“ 1.0 Hr Smith will discuss the rapid advancement of performing and composing with MIDI controllers, iPads, tablets, software, laptops, and more. He will examine the evolution of electronic music from early synthesis to modern DJing and will discuss how it is changing contemporary music. The Mike Kovins TI:ME Teacher of the Year award will also be presented.
1:00 â€“ 2:00 PM / CC 002 Buffet Group New High Brass Showcase
Clinician: Warren Kus, Buffet Group USA Sponsored by: Buffet Group USA CPE PS113002 â€“ 1.0 Hr Kus will offer an introduction of new professional brass instruments from Hans Hoyer, B&S, and Besson (trumpets and French horns) and will provide students and professionals with historical and technical aspects of the manufacturing process.
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THURSDAY 1:00 â€“ 2:00 PM / CC 003 Be A Recorder Star!
Clinician: Lenna Harris, Macie Publishing Company Sponsored by: Macie Publishing Company CPE PS113003 â€“ 1.0 Hr Harris will present the Be A Recorder Star Curriculum that provides everything you need for enjoyable recorder instruction. It incorporates motivational activities, music theory and composition, and Orff orchestrations and arrangements for recorder and percussion instruments as well as new concert duet, trio, and jazz books. She will also demonstrate the Recorder Reward System that uses achievement stars and a series of award certificates.
1:30 â€“ 3:30 PM / MARRIOTT RW RIVER TERRACE Phi Beta Mu Board Meeting 1:30 â€“ 1:55 PM / CC BALLROOM A Concert: Hanna Menâ€™s Choir
2:30 â€“ 3:20 PM / LILA COCKRELL THEATER Concert: University of Texas-El Paso Symphonic Winds
2:30 â€“ 3:30 PM / CC 008 Teaching Double Reeds: Think Outside the Box!
Conductor: Eugene Holkup, Hanna HS Presider: Susan Neff, Pflugerville HS CPE 113BRAB â€“ 0.5 Hr
2:00 â€“ 2:45 PM / CC EAST REGISTRATION Venom
Director: Christopher Hanson, San Marcos CISD Venom is an alternative style string ensemble from San Marcos HS designed to explore popular music through performance on string instruments. They perform annually at their high school pep-rallies and perform flash mobs in the community to promote string education.
Director: Kevin Wass, Texas Tech Univ This ensemble includes primarily undergraduate and graduate music majors. Since its formal beginnings in 2002, the ensemble has performed by invitation at five regional and four international tuba-euphonium association inter conferences. The ensemble four annual concerts at Texas Tech. mble also presents pre
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Clinicians: Peter Warshaw, Leander ISD; John May, San Antonio ISD; JD Janda, Georgetown ISD Presider: Thomas Waggoner, UT/Austin CPE 114102 â€“ 1.0 Hr Warshaw, May, and Janda will review the revised Music Fine Arts TEKS that will be implemented during the 2015â€“2016 school year. The clinicians are fine arts educators who served on the Fine Arts TEKS review/revision committees that created the new standards.
Conductor: Ron Hufstader, UT/El Paso Presider: Ronnie Rios, Harlingen HS, TMEA Band Vice-President CPE 114LCT â€“ 1.0 Hr
Presider: Scott Coulson, Phi Beta Mu Alpha Chapter President
2:00 â€“ 2:45 PM / CC WEST REGISTRATION Texas Tech Univ Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble
2:30 â€“ 3:30 PM / CC 102 CEDFA: Debut of the New Grades 6â€“12 Fine Arts TEKS
Clinicians: Lindabeth Binkley, Central Michigan Univ; MaryBeth Minnis, Central Michigan Univ Presider: Benjamin Keltner, Rio Hondo HS CPE 114008 â€“ 1.0 Hr In this interactive session Binkley and Minnis will offer quick and easy fixes to improve the tone quality and intonation of oboe and bassoon players. Find out how a drinking straw, mirror, and other household items can instantly inspire change and development. Get ready to actively participate in this hands-on workshop!
2:30 â€“ 3:30 PM / CC 205 Start Your Beginner Saxophonesâ€”the Right Way!
Clinician: Jeffery Hutchins, Univ of North Texas Presider: Adan Molina, King HS CPE 114205 â€“ 1.0 Hr Do your beginner saxophones sound like dying ducks? Are you having difficulty getting them to sound like a real instrument? Learn a few simple exercises to start improving saxophone tone tomorrow! Hutchins will offer tips and tricks on topics including reeds, mouthpieces, embouchure, and technique to help improve your studentsâ€™ playing!
TWO MUSIC SHOWCASE STAGES!
Enjoy these performances on stages located on the east and west sides of the convention center street level. Weâ€™ve got so much talent, it wonâ€™t fit on one stage! SHOWCASES ARE LISTED IN THE SCHEDULE WITH THE CODE: 36 Southwestern Musician | December 2013
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2:30 â€“ 3:30 PM / CC 214 Building the Rhythm Section to Develop the Armonia
Clinician: Jose Hernandez, Music Education Consultants, Inc. Presider: William McKinney, Mercedes HS Demonstration Group: North Side HS Mariachi Espuelas de Plata, Ramon Nino, Director Sponsored by: West Music, Conn-Selmer, Hal Leonard Corporation CPE 114214 â€“ 1.0 Hr The rhythm section is the engine of the mariachi ensemble and should provide the foundation for the musical material. Hernandez will work with a high school rhythm section to demonstrate successful rehearsal strategies that can be used to solidify this vital part of the ensemble. He will also address how rhythmic parts can be embellished without obstruction to the specific style being performed.
2:30 â€“ 3:30 PM / CC BALLROOM B Year-Round Brass
Clinicians: Brian Casey, Brazoswood HS; Ryan Heath, Dawson HS; Levi Chavis, Reagan HS; Mark Nichols, Dickinson HS; Marc Martin, Langham Creek HS Presider: Richard Clem, Sterling HS CPE 114BRB â€“ 1.0 Hr Panelists will present a progressive, year-round approach to brass instruction. They will discuss topics including the importance of finding time to rehearse with only brass players, setting up during the first week of marching season for year-round success, how and when to start Region etudes, and brass specific fundamentals for use in daily rehearsal.
2:30 â€“ 3:30 PM / CC 206 Conductorâ€™s Tune-Up
TMEA Featured Clinician: Joanne Erwin, Oberlin Conservatory Presider: Patrick Leaverton, Lamar HS CPE 114206 â€“ 1.0 Hr Anyone who stands in front of a group can use a bit of a tune-up to improve their skills in leading the ensemble. Erwin will work with attendees to develop awareness of gestures and communication that can be more musically effective. Be ready to practice together!
2:30 â€“ 3:30 PM / CC 207 Preparing for Region and All-State Throughout the Year
Clinician: Lawrence Wheeler, Univ of Houston Presider: Carolyn Vandiver, Austin HS CPE 114207 â€“ 1.0 Hr How can you help your students prepare for Region and All-State? The answers may surprise you. Wheeler has had extensive experience and success preparing viola students for Region and All-State orchestras. He has sent numerous students to Texas All-State ensembles, including 18 principal players. Find out how itâ€™s done during this informative clinic.
2:30 â€“ 3:30 PM / CC 103 Vocalizing with Gesture: The Kinesthetic Connection
TMEA Featured Clinician: Charlene Archibeque, Choral Conductor/Educator Presiders: Kathy Hackett, Plano West SH; Sally Schott, Choral Conductor/ Educator CPE 114103 â€“ 1.0 Hr Encouraging total facial, mental, and physical involvement during vocalizing enhances vocal development and is the foundation for expressive performances. With demonstration vocalist Corinne Walker, Archibeque will show how vocalises can be used to inspire singers to engage their imaginations, refine their technique, and communicate with fellow singers and audiences. Attendees will experience the clear advantages of incorporating movement in vocal warm-ups.
2:30 â€“ 2:55 PM / CC 217 Concert: Brentfield Singers
Conductor: Ben Torres, Brentfield ES Presider: Colleen Riddle, Aldine ISD, TMEA Elementary Vice-President Organizer: Terri Nelli, Hill Int CPE 114217A â€“ 0.5 Hr
2:30 â€“ 3:30 PM / CC BALLROOM C1 Improvisation and Composition in the Upper Elementary Grades
TMEA Featured Clinician: Roger Sams, Music is Elementary Presider: Melissa Jurick, St. Francis Episcopal CPE 114BC1 â€“ 1.0 Hr Orff Schulwerk offers thoughtful processes for integrating improvisation and composition into the general music classroom all year. Come explore models for grades 4â€“6.
2:30 â€“ 3:30 PM / CC BALLROOM C2 Multicultural Singing Games for Lower and Middle Elementary Students TMEA Featured Clinician: Christopher Roberts, St. Joseph School / Univ of Washington Presider: Casey Medlin, Holley ES CPE 114BC2 â€“ 1.0 Hr Teaching singing games from a variety of cultures can be a fun way for American students to connect with diverse populations. Come learn multicultural singing games for lower and middle elementary students, and observe videos of children playing them.
Clinicians: Timothy C. Takach, Composer; Mark Rohwer, Flower Mound HS; Pamela Elrod, Southern Methodist Univ; Joshua Shank, Composer Presider: Jennifer Marrero, Dulles HS CPE 114001 â€“ 1.0 Hr How can conductors and composers connect? How do composers consider the conductor in their writing? In a panel discussion, conductors Rohwer and Elrod will talk with composers Shank and Takach about the conductor-composer relationship as it pertains to programming, rehearsals, commissions, finding new repertoire, and the changing landscape of music publishing.
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THURSDAY 2:30 â€“ 3:30 PM / CC BALLROOM C3 Learning World Music Through Improvisational Play
Clinician: Mary Knysh, Rhythmic Connections Presider: Jonathan Arvin, Johnson ES Sponsored by: Rhythm Band Instruments, LLC CPE 114BC3 â€“ 1.0 Hr Knysh will share powerful world music teaching tools and strategies designed to build awareness, understanding, and appreciation for ethnic traditions while expanding studentsâ€™ expressive musical vocabulary. She will feature rhythms, scales, and musical styles from Africa, Asia, India, Bali, and more. Knysh will present fun and innovative ways to explore the world and to meet TEKS objectives.
2:30 â€“ 3:30 PM / CC 210 Project-Based Learning & Development for Deep Musical Understanding
TMEA Featured Clinician: Evan Tobias, Arizona State Univ Presider: Sarah Allen, Southern Methodist Univ CPE 114210 â€“ 1.0 Hr Tobias will lead you through steps to generate, design, and facilitate long-term projects that foster studentsâ€™ deep musical learning in ensembles or general music classrooms. He will also address how to connect projects to standards and curriculum while embedding cornerstone assessments to demonstrate student growth and support evaluations. Resources related to project-based learning and authentic assessment will be shared.
2:30 â€“ 3:30 PM / CC 212 Motivating the Unmotivated Student: Preparing for Performance
Clinicians: Anthony Robinson, Retired; Anne Heath-Welch, Lone Star College Kingwood; Choong-ha Nam, West Texas A&M Univ Presider: Robert Tucker, Hardin-Simmons Univ CPE 114212 â€“ 1.0 Hr College applied teachers often deal with students who, for any number of reasons, are unmotivated or uncertain of how to prepare for performance. These three applied teachers will offer ideas and recommendations for helping applied students prepare and be motivated for performance.
2:30 â€“ 3:30 PM / CC 213 Preparing for the TExES Music ECâ€“12 Certification Exam
Clinicians: David McCullar, Denton ISD; Caia McCullar, Dallas Baptist Univ Presider: Kelley Poche-Rodriguez, Texas Tech Univ CPE 114213 â€“ 1.0 Hr This session is suggested for CTME members. Knowledge and skill as a comprehensive musician and a well-defined program of study are key components in preparing for the TExES Music ECâ€“12 certification exam. The McCullars will provide an overview of music domains and competencies, test format, guidelines for student preparation, test-taking strategies, question-answer analysis, and suggested resources.
2:30 â€“ 3:30 PM / CC 202 Educational Technology All Music Teachers Can Use
Clinicians: Richard McCready, River Hill HS; Joseph Pisano, Grove City College CPE 114202 â€“ 1.0 Hr Wake up, smell the coffee, and become techno-smart. TI:ME Teachers of the Year Pisano and McCready will take you on a tour and introduce some of the most effective ways to boost your productivity, master your classrooms, increase your efficiency, administer your programs, and be more creative in all of your music endeavors.
2:30 â€“ 3:30 PM / CC 203 Auto-Assessed Music Theory Online: Easy to Use, Fun to Do
Clinician: Jean McKen, Breezinâ€™ Thru Theory Sponsored by: Breezinâ€™ Thru Theory CPE 114203 â€“ 1.0 Hr Breezinâ€™ Thru Theory offers music directors an effective, fun way to teach students music theory and composition at an affordable price. The new Auto Assessment Student Tracker gets measurable results, saves you marking, with no messy installations or setup. Learn about the phenomenal results and student engagement teachers have experienced. Itâ€™s perfect for grades 5â€“12 and AP prep, and its online access makes it easy to work at home or school.
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THURSDAY 2:30 â€“ 3:30 PM / CC 204 Unleashing the Power of Sound Innovations
Clinicians: Bob Phillips, Alfred Music; Peter Boonshaft, Alfred Music Sponsored by: Alfred Music CPE 114204 â€“ 1.0 Hr Come learn about the power of Sound Innovations. The Standard Edition features integrated master class DVDs and every line of music recorded on one disk. The customizable Directorâ€™s Choice Edition provides the ability to change content and to add review or enrichment pages in your method book, CD, and SmartMusic.
2:30 â€“ 3:30 PM / CC 002 Fundamental Requirements of a Music Suite
3:45 â€“ 4:30 PM / CC 213 CTME Chapter Officers & Sponsors Meeting
Presiders: Keith Dye, Texas Tech Univ, TMEA College Vice-President; Mollie Tower, TMEC Faculty Advisor All chapter officers and sponsors should attend this important organizational meeting. Students or faculty from institutions without a currently active CTME chapter but who are interested in starting a chapter are also encouraged to attend.
4:00 â€“ 5:00 PM / CC 102 Texas Percussive Arts Society Business Meeting Presider: Kennan Wylie, PAS President
Clinician: Steve Bright, Wenger Corporation Sponsored by: Wenger Corporation CPE PS114002 â€“ 1.0 Hr In new construction or renovation, cutting corners in music rehearsal spaces can dramatically reduce the effectiveness of your music education program. Bright will detail the fundamental requirements of a music suite and the critical factors that affect this dynamic environment.
2:30 â€“ 3:30 PM / CC 003 So You Are Teaching Both Band and Recorder?
Clinician: Dale Schubert, Ed Sueta Music Publications, Inc. Sponsored by: Ed Sueta Music Publications and Macie Publishing Company CPE PS114003 â€“ 1.0 Hr With todayâ€™s restrictive budgets and the diversification of teaching duties, more teachers are teaching band and recorder. Whether you have experience or are just starting to teach both, this clinic will be a great source of practical, classroom-tested techniques as well as curriculum content. Using the Be A Recorder Star and Premier Performance Band Curriculums, you will develop music reading skills with your recorder students and ease their transition to band.
3:00 â€“ 3:25 PM / CC 217 Concert: Rayford Honor Choir
Conductor: Chance Gillett, Rayford IS Presider: Colleen Riddle, Aldine ISD, TMEA Elementary Vice-President Organizer: Terri Nelli, Hill Int CPE 115217B â€“ 0.5 Hr
3:30 â€“ 5:30 PM / CC EXHIBIT HALLS Visit the East and West Exhibit Halls 3:30 â€“ 4:15 PM / CC EAST REGISTRATION University of Texas at Brownsville Flautarra Ensemble
Clinicians: Luis Portillo, Pflugerville ISD; Monica Ruiz-Mills, Lee HS; Charles Kuentz, Retired Presider: Lauren Gutierrez, UT/San Antonio, Moderator CPE 116206 â€“ 1.0 Hr As students, we learn a lot before our first teaching job, but what about the information we donâ€™t have time to cover in our classes like working with school administration? District and school administrators can be key allies for your program. Portillo, Kuentz, and Ruiz-Mills will give helpful advice and answer your questions on this topic.
4:00 â€“ 5:00 PM / CC 008 Simplifying Chord Changes with Bracketing
Clinicians: Stephen Jones, Texas Tech Univ; Benjamin Haugland, Texas Tech Univ Presider: Joe Pruitt, Dulles HS CPE 116008 â€“ 1.0 Hr Seemingly complicated chord changes can often be reduced to just a few scales or key centers, or they can be bracketed. This allows the jazz band director to provide students with simple direction for harmonic accuracy in improvised solos. Jones will explain bracketing, using examples from the standard jazz literature. Advanced theory knowledge or advanced improvisation skill is not necessary.
4:00 â€“ 5:00 PM / CC 205 Goals, Motivation, and Talent: How Are They Related?
Clinician: Brian Gibbs, Sam Houston State Univ Presider: Allen Clark, UT/Brownsville CPE 116205 â€“ 1.0 Hr Gibbs will begin by discussing how studentsâ€™ understanding of talent influences their choices for setting goals. Links between goals and motivation will also be reviewed. Gibbs will provide information to help identify different motivational styles and goal preferences and to help directors and student leaders develop healthy attitudes about nurturing talent and setting goals.
3:30 â€“ 4:15 PM / CC WEST REGISTRATION Maniacal 4 Trombone Quartet
Director: Matt Jefferson, Maniacal 4 Trombone Quartet Sponsored by: Buffet Group USA - Antoine Courtois USA M4 is a trombone quartet hailed as â€œa force to be reckoned with!â€? They have played concerts on three continents, entertaining audiences with a wide range of styles and time periods. Well versed in classical, jazz, Latin, and rock music, M4 projects a â€œclear, unified, uplifting and committed musical vision on par with great chamber ensembles.â€?
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Directors: Cristina Ballatori, UT/Brownsville; Michael Quantz, UT/ Brownsville The UTB Flautarra Ensemble is a combined ensemble of undergraduate music education majors in the UTB Flute Choir and UTB One Oâ€™Clock Guitar Ensemble. The group was recently selected to perform at the 2013 National Flute Association Convention.
4:00 â€“ 5:00 PM / CC 206 Getting Administration on Your Side
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4:00 â€“ 5:00 PM / CC 214 Level 1â€“3 Sightreading & The Director
Clinician: Mark Gurgel, Kealing MS Presider: Ron Bissett, Weslaco East HS CPE 116214 â€“ 1.0 Hr Gurgel will focus on level 1â€“3 sightreading and review fundamentals to help students develop rhythmic and technical knowledge and skills. Gurgel will concentrate on how directors use time during the sightreading process. He will emphasize effective use of score study time and the efficient use of the general and summary explanation periods.
4:00 â€“ 5:00 PM / CC BALLROOM B Building Blocks to Developing the Comprehensive Band Program
TMEA Featured Clinician: Alfred Watkins, Lassiter HS, (Ga.), Retired Presider: Jim Egger, McAllen HS CPE 116BRB â€“ 1.0 Hr Watkins provides the band director the main elements necessary to develop a comprehensive school band program. He will cover topics including building student leadership, recruitment and retention, concert band and chamber ensembles as the musical core of your band, tackling marching band, developing excellent jazz, color guard, and percussion programs, guiding booster organizations, and working with administrators.
4:00 â€“ 4:50 PM / LILA COCKRELL THEATER Concert: HS Full Honor Orchestra - Jasper HS
Conductor: Ryan Ross, Jasper HS Presider: Craig Needham, Berkner HS, TMEA Orchestra Vice-President CPE 116LCT â€“ 1.0 Hr
4:00 â€“ 5:00 PM / CC 207 Turn Your Students into Sightreading Superstars Clinician: Charles Laux, Kennesaw State Univ Presider: Andrew Davis, MacArthur HS Sponsored by: Hal Leonard Corporation CPE 116207 â€“ 1.0 Hr
The ability to sightread is one of the most important skills for any musician. Unfortunately, this skill is often left out of the majority of orchestra curricula as something assumed to be learned. Laux will offer attendees a variety of strategies and techniques to integrate sightreading into daily lessons to help develop and enhance a studentâ€™s ability to read, count, and more.
4:00 â€“ 5:00 PM / CC 001 CPR: Commitment, Passion, Responsibility-Reviving Your Choir!
Clinician: Ryker Dillard, Sherman HS Presider: Erin Evans, Polk ES/Lundy ES CPE 116001 â€“ 1.0 Hr Whether you are starting a new program, stepping into one that has become stagnant, or just needing some fresh ideas, Dillard will offer tools to breathe new life into your organization. In just two years, Dillard has grown a program of 45 to a Sweepstakes choir program of over 150! He will discuss strategies including fun, rhythmic warm-ups, concert programming, and teaching methods that will bring a new energy and success to your program.
4:00 â€“ 5:00 PM / CC 103 Rehearsal and Concert Positioning to Improve Choral Sound
Clinicians: Charlene Archibeque, Choral Conductor/Educator; Sally Schott, Choral Conductor/Educator Presider: Matthew Coffey, Clear Creek HS Demonstration Group: Reagan HS Chamber Singers and Select Members of Kantorei, Mary Cowart, Director Sponsored by: GIA Publications, Inc. CPE 116103 â€“ 1.0 Hr Creative positioning of singers in rehearsal and performance benefits all types of ensembles and improves balance, blend, and intonation. Archibeque will utilize video footage and a demonstration choir to show how different standing positions create efficient rehearsals and effective performances. She will discuss the factors involved in choosing positions, including repertoire, performance venue, and the ensembleâ€™s strengths and weaknesses.
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THURSDAY vice teachers use iPads to enhance their musicianship, teacher preparation, and field work. She will provide teaching suggestions, recommended apps, and sources for funding.
4:00 â€“ 5:00 PM / CC 216 A Texas Orff Chapter Officers General Meeting Presider: Jan Baker, Retired
4:00 â€“ 5:00 PM / CC 217 Teaching TEKS Across the Curriculum Through Music
4:00 â€“ 5:00 PM / CC 203 What Skills Should Students Have in Notation Software?
Clinician: John Jacobson, Hal Leonard Corporation Presider: Kimberly Carter, Crestview ES CPE 116217 â€“ 1.0 Hr Jacobson will demonstrate how music can be an effective tool for teaching Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills in math, language arts, history, science, and so much more. Standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, and no where will this become more evident than in this hands- and feet-on musical workshop by one of Americaâ€™s most respected music educators.
Clinician: Charles Menoche, Central Connecticut State Univ CPE 116203 â€“ 1.0 Hr It is a key time for the music technology community to identify, document, and share the expectations we have for students learning to enter and edit using music notation software. Menoche will propose best practices for what might and might not be included in teaching computer-based notation, an important core music technology competency for music students.
4:00 â€“ 5:00 PM / CC BALLROOM C1 Improvisation and Composition in the Primary Grades
Clinicians: Rebecca Lowrey, Romeo Music; Renee Tarczon, Romeo Music Sponsored by: Romeo Music CPE 116204 â€“ 1.0 Hr The Skoog is a multi-colored instrument designed to empower those unable to play traditional instruments. The Skoog creates a level playing field for interaction and integration for students with any degree or combination of physical, mental, or behavioral challenges. Check out this revolutionary game-changing box of technology that supports inclusion in music classrooms and ensembles.
TMEA Featured Clinician: Roger Sams, Music is Elementary Presider: Rebeca Compton, North Riverside ES CPE 116BC1 â€“ 1.0 Hr Orff Schulwerk offers thoughtful processes for integrating improvisation and composition in the general music classroom all year. Come explore models for grades 1â€“3.
4:00 â€“ 5:00 PM / CC BALLROOM C2 Multicultural Singing Games for Upper Elementary Students
TMEA Featured Clinician: Christopher Roberts, St. Joseph School / Univ of Washington Presider: Kathryn Kuddes, Plano ISD CPE 116BC2 â€“ 1.0 Hr Upper elementary students can be too-cool-for-school, but singing games are a way to engage them in kid-friendly play while supporting the development of musical and social skills. In this session attendees will play games from around the world, learn characteristics of effective games for older students, and watch videos of children at musical play.
4:00 â€“ 5:00 PM / CC BALLROOM C3 Lively Learning with the Little Ones
Clinician: Julie Kastner, Univ of Houston Presider: Abigail Hawes, Moore ES CPE 116BC3 â€“ 1.0 Hr Preschool and kindergarten children learn about music in fundamentally different ways, and we can modify our teaching to provide developmentally appropriate and fun activities for these lively learners. Kastner will examine some of the unique social, physical, and musical characteristics of this age group and will present hands-on activities to support childrenâ€™s musical growth.
4:00 â€“ 5:00 PM / CC 204 What Is a Skoog?
4:00 â€“ 5:00 PM / CC 002 Quaverâ€™s Beyond Marvelous Curriculum: The New Benchmark
Clinician: Graham Hepburn, QuaverMusic.com Sponsored by: QuaverMusic.com CPE PS116002 â€“ 1.0 Hr The QKâ€“5 Curriculum uses Cloud-based resources, executable (and customizable!) Quaver Lesson Plans incorporating elements of solfĂ¨ge, rhythm, and pitch activities, animated songs, dance and movement, and cross-curricular activities. Let us show you how Quaverâ€™s Resource Manager can help you plan and even provide automated assessment of student work to gauge mastery of class objectives.
4:00 â€“ 5:00 PM / CC 003 Band Directorâ€™s Resource Manual
Clinician: Lenna Harris, Ed Sueta Music Publications, Inc. Sponsored by: Ed Sueta Music Publications, Inc. CPE PS116003 â€“ 1.0 Hr Lenna will present the Premier Performance Band Directorâ€™s Resource Manual. The manual offers detailed suggestions and techniques. Twenty-six instrument outlines provide concise, practical techniques for setting optimal embouchure and playing position for all woodwind and brass instruments as well as grip and playing technique for all percussion instruments.
Presider: Carla Cash, Texas Tech Univ
4:00 â€“ 5:00 PM / CC 201 Teaching Composition with Technology: Lessons That Work
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Clinician: Barbara Freedman, Greenwich HS CPE 116201 â€“ 1.0 Hr Todayâ€™s students can have meaningful, hands-on applied learning experiences that will affect not only their music experience and learning but also their understanding and comfort with 21st-century technology. Freedman will explore lessons and curriculum on composition and theory skills intended to help beginning students become successful creators of music.
4:00 â€“ 5:00 PM / CC 202 Using iPads for Teaching and Learning
Clinician: Patricia Riley, Univ of Vermont CPE 116202 â€“ 1.0 Hr iPads are dynamic teaching and learning tools that are increasingly available in schools. Riley will guide educators in making informed technology choices for their classrooms and will reflect on how preser-
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4:00 â€“ 5:00 PM / CC 212 College Division Keyboard Committee Meeting
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4:30 â€“ 5:15 PM / CC 213 CTME Business Meeting and Reception
Clinicians: Natalie Magana, UT/San Antonio, CTME President; Lauren Gutierrez, UT/San Antonio, Moderator; Andrew McNair, Texas State Univ, CTME President-Elect; Kat Mangum, Texas Christian Univ, CTME Dir. of Internal Operations and Finance; Ami Irons, Texas Christian Univ, CTME Dir. of Communications and Public Relations Presiders: Keith Dye, Texas Tech Univ, TMEA College Vice-President; Mollie Tower, TMEC Faculty Advisor
4:45 â€“ 5:30 PM / CC EAST REGISTRATION The Atlantic Brass Quintet
6:30 â€“ 8:30 PM / MARRIOTT PLAZA TBME Annual Banquet/Meeting
Presider: Darryl Singleton, Texas Southern Univ, TBME President Texas Black Music Educators is dedicated to diversity in music education in Texas. To join TBME, register at www.tbme.org or at the meeting.
7:00 â€“ 7:50 PM / LILA COCKRELL THEATER Concert: Texas Christian University Wind Symphony
Conductor: Bobby Francis, Texas Christian Univ Presider: Ronnie Rios, Harlingen HS, TMEA Band Vice-President CPE 119LCT â€“ 1.0 Hr
Director: Andrew Sorg, The Atlantic Brass Quintet Acclaimed as one of the worldâ€™s finest brass ensembles, the Atlantic Brass Quintet has been heard in 48 of the United States and more than a dozen countries across four continents, performing a unique repertory of classical and jazz.
4:45 â€“ 5:30 PM / CC WEST REGISTRATION The Marcsmen
Directors: Brent Dunavant, Barbershop Harmony Society; Wallace Stanley, Sippel El The Marcsmen are San Antonioâ€™s premier menâ€™s a cappella chorus and members of the Barbershop Harmony Society. They are the 2012â€“2013 Southwestern District champions. The chorus consists of men from many diverse careers from music educators to bank branch managers and including local high school students. They perform a wide array of a capella music ranging from doo wop to barbershop.
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5:15 â€“ 6:15 PM / CC BALLROOM B Band Division Business Meeting
Presider: Ronnie Rios, Harlingen HS, TMEA Band Vice-President Featuring a keynote address by Tim Lautzenheiser.
5:15 â€“ 6:15 PM / CC 206 Orchestra Division Business Meeting
Presider: Craig Needham, Berkner HS, TMEA Orchestra Vice-President Featuring a performance by the Interlochen Arts Academy string ensemble.
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5:15 â€“ 6:15 PM / CC BALLROOM A Vocal Division Business Meeting
Presider: Dinah Menger, Baylor Univ, TMEA Vocal Vice-President
5:15 â€“ 7:00 PM / CC BALLROOM C1 Elementary Division Business Meeting Presider: Colleen Riddle, Aldine ISD, TMEA Elementary Vice-President Featuring a keynote address by John Feierabend.
5:15 â€“ 6:15 PM / CC 213 College Division Business Meeting
Presider: Keith Dye, Texas Tech Univ, TMEA College Vice-President Featuring a keynote address by by Dr. Benon Kigozi, President Pan-African Society for Musical Arts Education.
6:00 â€“ 7:50 PM / HILTON EL MIRADOR Bâ€“C Texas Orchestra Directors Association Membership Reception
Presider: Patrick Leaverton, Lamar HS, TODA President Sponsored by: Lisle Violin Shop, Dâ€™Addario Strings, Fishburn Violin Shop
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7:00 â€“ 8:00 PM / CC 008 Women in Mariachi
Clinician: Laura Sobrino, East Los Angeles College Presider: Michael Garcia, Los Fresnos HS CPE 119008 â€“ 1.0 Hr A presentation of pioneer women of mariachi from Mexico and the United States will feature their personal experiences working and performing with male and female mariachi ensembles.
7:00 â€“ 8:00 PM / CC 205 How to Say and Get What You Really Want
Clinician: Richard Fiese, Houston Baptist Univ Presider: Tommy Tuggle, Anderson-Shiro CISD CPE 119205 â€“ 1.0 Hr Effective communication, both verbal and gestural, is essential to improving student performance during a rehearsal. Fiese will focus attention through practical strategies on how to verbally communicate during the problemsolving portion of an instrumental rehearsal.
7:00 â€“ 8:00 PM / CC 214 If You Build It, They Will Come
Clinician: Leigh McClain, Griffin MS Presider: Brandt Leondar, Grapevine HS CPE 119214 â€“ 1.0 Hr How do we make our program stand out? How can we create an environment where students want to belong and want to stay? How do we accomplish this
within a nontraditional school schedule? McClain will discuss tricks of the trade for recruitment, retention, and the overall building of a band program. In addition, learn how to overcome the challenges of many nontraditional schedules so that they can work for you!
7:00 â€“ 8:00 PM / CC BALLROOM B Iâ€™ll Take Five!
Clinician: David Kirven, U.S. Army Band Presider: Ricardo Hernandez, Pace HS Sponsored by: U.S. Army Band â€œPershingâ€™s Ownâ€? of Washington D.C. CPE 119BRB â€“ 1.0 Hr The United States Army Band Tuba/Euphonium Quartet of Washington D.C. presents a recital/clinic performance of chamber music with three euphoniums, two tubas, and rhythm section as well as selections from standard tuba/ euphonium quartet repertoire.
7:00 â€“ 8:00 PM / CC 206 Double Bass â€“ Double Bow: The German and French Bows
Clinician: Mark Morton, Texas Tech Univ Presider: Sabrina Behrens, Travis HS CPE 119206 â€“ 1.0 Hr Morton will explore French and German double bass bow holds, how to draw these bows, and the relative advantages and challenges of each.
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THURSDAY 7:00 â€“ 8:00 PM / CC 207 Going to the Light Side: From Band to Orchestra
Clinicians: Louis Ghent, The Colony HS; Nick Nixon, Fort Worth ISD; Michael Link, McKinney Boyd HS; Phil LaRocque, Lakeview MS Presider: Michael Isadore, Dulles HS CPE 119207 â€“ 1.0 Hr Many band directors would like to teach orchestra but believe they arenâ€™t equipped with the skills needed for success. Four successful orchestra directors who were former band directors will offer insight into their career change and specifics on how you, too, can make the transition to being a successful orchestra director.
7:00 â€“ 7:25 PM / CC BALLROOM A Concert: Vines NV Chorale Women
Conductor: Amy Allibon, Birdville HS Presider: Susan Neff, Pflugerville HS Presenter: Danny Detrick, Birdville ISD CPE 119BRAB â€“ 0.5 Hr
8:00 â€“ 8:50 PM / CC BALLROOM A Concert: University of Texas at Arlington A Cappella Choir Conductor: Karen Kenaston-French, UT/Arlington Presider: Dinah Menger, Baylor Univ, TMEA Vocal Vice-President CPE 120BRAC â€“ 1.0 Hr
8:30 â€“ 9:20 PM / LILA COCKRELL THEATER Concert: University of Texas-Austin Wind Ensemble
Conductor: Christopher Ahrens, Vines HS Presider: Susan Neff, Pflugerville HS CPE 119BRAA â€“ 0.5 Hr
Conductor: Jerry Junkin, UT/Austin Presider: Ronnie Rios, Harlingen HS, TMEA Band Vice-President CPE 120LCT â€“ 1.0 Hr
7:00 â€“ 8:00 PM / CC 103 Piano, â€œYouâ€™re Fired!â€?
Clinicians: Elizabeth Gove, Cedar Park HS; Eddie Martinez, Cedar Park HS Presider: Rebecca Nunez-Stubbs, Gainesville HS Demonstration Group: CPHS Concert Menâ€™s Choir CPE 119103 â€“ 1.0 Hr Learn new techniques for developing tone, blend, balance, placement, vowels, tuning, support, and breathing through the use of a cappella warm-ups.
7:00 â€“ 8:30 PM / CC BALLROOM C2 Publisherâ€™s Showcase
7:30 â€“ 7:55 PM / CC BALLROOM A Concert: Birdville Chorale
10:00 â€“ 11:00 PM / CC 212 Kappa Kappa Psi / Tau Beta Sigma Sing
Presiders: Alan Bonner, National Executive Director; Amanda Dickson, Texas Tech Univ, TBS Executive Council Member Sponsored by: Tau Beta Sigma Alumni Association
10:00 â€“ 11:00 PM / CC 217 Sigma Alpha Iota Sing Presider: Alyssa Valdez, Texas State Univ
Clinicians: Denise Eaton, Bri-Lee and Carl Fischer, Inc.; Andy Beck, Alfred Music Company; Mary Lynn Lightfoot, Heritage Music Press Presider: Colleen Riddle, Aldine ISD, TMEA Elementary Vice-President CPE 119BC2 â€“ 1.5 Hrs Heritage: Join Lightfoot as she presents a variety of unison and two-part treble chorals and resources appropriate for elementary/middle school choirs and the general music classroom. BriLee & Carl Fischer: Eaton will share her favorite 2013 BriLee chorals appropriate for the elementary and general music classroom. Alfred: Albrecht is excited to share some her favorite new Alfred treble chorals, some with movement suggestions.
10:00 â€“ 11:30 PM / CC 214 Phi Beta Mu Alpha Chapter Business Meeting
Presider: Scott Coulson, Phi Beta Mu Alpha Chapter President
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7:00 â€“ 8:00 PM / CC 212 Benefits of Music Education: Substantiating the Claims
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7:00 â€“ 8:00 PM / CC 213 A Conversation with Dr. Benon Kigozi
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Clinician: Victoria Folks, Univ Texas Health Science Center San Antonio Presider: Kathy Mayer, Northeast Lakeview College CPE 119212 â€“ 1.0 Hr Claims that music increases intelligence in other domains are frequently made. Music educators are now expected to be informed about the research behind these claims. Folks will review some previous research, address common problems with how the media often misinterprets results, and examine research in related fields that arenâ€™t considered in music education research.
Clinician: Benon Kigozi, President Pan-African Society for Musical Arts Education Presider: Janice Killian, Texas Tech Univ CPE 119213 â€“ 1.0 Hr Music education in other parts of the world can often be quite different than what we find in the United States. Kigozi describes music education in Uganda and other African countries that belong to the PanAfrican Society for Musical Arts Education.
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TMEA Clinic/Convention Friday, February 14, 2014 7:00 â€“ 8:00 AM / CC 102 Fellowship of Christian Musicians Breakfast Meeting
Presider: Rory Davis, Cinco Ranch JH Sponsored by: Brook Mays/H&H Music Companies This meeting is open to all divisions. Join us for a short time of praise, worship, prayer, and encouraging fellowship, with a free, light continental breakfast. All are welcome and encouraged to rise and shine with us. Information will also be available on how to start an FCM chapter at your school.
7:30 AM â€“ 5:00 PM / CC BRIDGE HALL TMEA Member Registration 8:00 â€“ 9:30 AM / LILA COCKRELL THEATER TMEA Second General Session
Presider: Joseph Weir, Atascocita HS, TMEA President Featuring a keynote address by Sir Ken Robinson, election of TMEA President-Elect, and a performance by members of the All-State Symphony, 5A Symphonic Band, and Mixed Choir.
9:30 â€“ 10:15 AM / CC EAST REGISTRATION Corpus Christi Brass Quintet
Directors: Scott Hagarty, Del Mar College; Donald Pinson, Del Mar College; Mary Thornton, Texas A&M Univ/Corpus Christi; Karl Kemm, Del Mar College; Dan Sipes, Texas A&M Univ/Corpus Christi This ensemble formed in 2009 is a joint faculty ensemble of full-time faculty members from Texas A&M University Corpus Christi and Del Mar College. They perform frequently around the Corpus Christi area and at both institutions for various functions throughout the academic year.
9:30 â€“ 10:15 AM / CC WEST REGISTRATION University of Texas Pan American and Brownsville Clarinet Choirs
Director: Lorne Oâ€™Neil, UT/Pan American Most choir members are music majors at their respective institutions; the remainder are majors in other fields who have demonstrated high-quality clarinet skills.
10:00 â€“ 11:00 AM / CC 103 Q&A with Sir Ken Robinson
Clinician: Sir Ken Robinson Presider: Robert Floyd, Texas Music Educators Assn, Executive Director Sponsored by: NAMM, The National Association of Music Merchants CPE 210103 â€“ 1.0 Hr Following the Second General Session, join keynote speaker Sir Ken Robinson for this valuable opportunity to ask this leader in educational development your questions.
10:00 AM â€“ 5:00 PM / CC EXHIBIT HALLS Visit the East and West Exhibit Halls
10:00 â€“ 10:50 AM / CC BALLROOM B Concert: Carroll HS Jazz Ensemble
Conductor: David Lown, Carroll Senior HS Presider: Ronnie Rios, Harlingen HS, TMEA Band Vice-President CPE 210BRB â€“ 1.0 Hr
10:00 â€“ 11:00 AM / CC 008 Clarinet Family Fundamentals
Clinicians: Mary Druhan, Texas A&M Univ/Commerce; Paula Corley, Texas Lutheran Univ Presider: Jennifer Garza, Brownsville ISD Demonstration Group: Student Demonstration Group CPE 210008 â€“ 1.0 Hr Learn essential performance fundamentals for the clarinet family. Druhan and Corley will discuss the development of a centered tone, building endurance, proper voicing, and finger technique necessary to meet the demands of wind band performance. Techniques for improving balance and blend within the clarinet section will be demonstrated, and the strategies presented will be appropriate for band directors and private teachers at any level.
10:00 â€“ 11:00 AM / CC 205 Flute Wizardry: Sound and Articulation
Clinicians: Kimberly Clark, Floot Fire; Claire Johnson, Retired Presider: Christopher Bailey, Taylor HS CPE 210205 â€“ 1.0 Hr Johnson and Clark will discuss how to create a rich, round, vibrant, and free flute tone. Clark will provide information regarding the anatomy and movement of the tongue and embouchure. Johnson will discuss how to use this information in a practical manner when teaching young children.
10:00 â€“ 11:00 AM / CC 207 Parents, Administrators, and Directors Supporting Music Education
Clinician: Richard Saucedo, Carmel HS CPE 210207 â€“ 1.0 Hr Former high school administrators and band parents will give their perspective on how todayâ€™s band directors can better garner the support of parents and administrators for their programs. Saucedo will focus on techniques to help music directors build transparent and lasting relationships with band parents and administrators who have such an impact on the band programâ€™s success.
10:00 â€“ 11:00 AM / CC 214 The Nonnegotiables of the Music Classroom
TMEA Featured Clinician: Alfred Watkins, Lassiter HS, (Ga.), Retired Presider: Al Torres, Livingston HS CPE 210214 â€“ 1.0 Hr Watkins will highlight the hallmarks of a teacherâ€™s classroom that must never be compromised. He will discuss learning readiness, the need for a strong fundamentals program, maintaining a high level of attention span, teacher enthusiasm, respecting the students, developing attention to details, pedagogical structure, and developing comprehensive musical skills.
10:00 â€“ 11:00 AM / CC 206 Conducting Rehab: Twelve Steps to Better Communication
Clinician: Mark Laycock, Wichita State Univ Presider: Melissa Livings, Pearce HS CPE 210206 â€“ 1.0 Hr In this hands-on interactive session attendees will review fundamental conducting practices and a variety of advanced techniques. The reappraisal of basic techniques will include the upbeat, eye contact, and clarity in the ictus. Advanced practices include customizing the gesture, eliminating extraneous motion, isolating muscle groups, and manipulating the conducting plane.
10:00 â€“ 10:25 AM / CC BALLROOM A Concert: York JH Varsity Treble Choir Conductor: Derek Adams, York JH Presider: Susan Neff, Pflugerville HS CPE 210BRAA â€“ 0.5 Hr
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FRIDAY 10:00 â€“ 11:00 AM / CC 001 RAP: Reflect, Assess, and Plan for the Future
10:00 â€“ 11:00 AM / CC 213 Classroom Management: Are You Proactive or Reactive?
10:00 â€“ 11:00 AM / CC 102 CEDFA: Debut of the New Grades Kâ€“5 Fine Arts TEKS
10:00 â€“ 11:30 AM / DRURY PLAZA TCCBDA Business Meeting
Clinicians: Jo Scurlock-Dillard, Retired; Denise Eaton, Sam Houston State Univ Presider: Marilu Manzano, PSJA Memorial HS CPE 210001 â€“ 1.0 Hr Throughout the last two years, retired high school directors Jo ScurlockDillard and Denise Eaton have traveled around the state and presented numerous workshops and clinics. Based on these experiences, they will offer ideas on preparing choirs for success. Practical topics will include rehearsal techniques, tone development, assessment, and clinic preparation.
Clinicians: Michele Hobizal, Wolman ES; Patricia Moreno, Austin ISD Presider: Thomas Waggoner, UT/Austin CPE 210102 â€“ 1.0 Hr Moreno and Hobizal will highlight the revised Fine Arts TEKS for grades Kâ€“5 that will be implemented during the 2015â€“2016 school year. The clinicians are fine arts educators who served on the Fine Arts TEKS review/revision committees that created the new standards.
10:00 â€“ 11:00 AM / CC BALLROOM C1 Blue Is the Sea: The Planetsâ€”A Conversation Between the Senses
Clinician: Sofia Lopez-Ibor, Mills College & The San Francisco School Presider: John Parker, Robinson ES Sponsored by: Peripole, Inc. CPE 210BC1 â€“ 1.0 Hr Attendees will have the opportunity to connect language arts, visual arts, music listening, dancing, and performing while they explore some of the ideas that inspired Holst to write his famous opus.
10:00 â€“ 11:00 AM / CC BALLROOM C2 Yesâ€”You Can Help Your Students Sing in Tune!
TMEA Featured Clinician: Christopher Roberts, St. Joseph School / Univ of Washington Presider: Dawn Denne, Ride ES CPE 210BC2 â€“ 1.0 Hr When second-grade Maria sings, some might say she sounds like a wounded moose. Learn a variety of strategies to address this long-standing, vexing question: How do you solve a problem like Maria?
10:00 â€“ 11:00 AM / CC BALLROOM C3 Texas Orff Chapters Meeting/Reception
Presider: Selma Ramirez, Dishman ES Performing group: Edinburg CISDâ€™s 5th Grade District Orff Ensemble
10:00 â€“ 11:00 AM / CC 210 Integrating Contemporary Music Creation in Music Programs
TMEA Featured Clinician: Evan Tobias, Arizona State Univ Presider: Annie Chalex Boyle, Texas Tech Univ CPE 210210 â€“ 1.0 Hr Tobias will explore emerging ways people are leveraging technology to create and interact with music in contemporary society. Whether addressing production or the creation of new musical works with pre-existing material, Tobias will offer expanded ways of thinking about creating music. Explore the principles, practices, and resources around creating music through digital media to modify, extend, or even transform classrooms and ensembles.
10:00 â€“ 11:00 AM / CC 212 Using Time Wisely: The Neuroscience of Music Practice
Clinicians: Amy Simmons, Texas State Univ; Robert Duke, UT/Austin; Carla Cash, Texas Tech Univ Presider: Andrew Stetson, Texas Tech Univ CPE 210212 â€“ 1.0 Hr Surprising research findings about how the brain encodes and refines skill memories not only make the process of music learning more understandable and interesting, but they also suggest ways to make practice a more positive and productive experience for musicians. Clinicians will explain ways to set up effective practice for learners at all levels of experience and expertise.
Clinicians: Kristen Pellegrino, UT/San Antonio; Si Millican, UT/San Antonio Presider: Scott Deppe, Lamar Univ CPE 210213 â€“ 1.0 Hr Many teachers are concerned about developing effective classroom management techniques. Pellegrino and Millican will present 15 proactive classroom strategies, share the most effective techniques suggested by research, and discuss some doâ€™s and donâ€™ts of reactive classroom strategies. Attendees will offer additional doâ€™s, and time will be available to address individual concerns.
Presider: Brack May, Lone Star College - North Harris, TCCBDA President
10:00 â€“ 11:00 AM / CC 202 Engaging Audiences with Multimedia Ensemble Performances
Clinician: Shana Kirk, Pianotopia Sponsored by: Yamaha Corporation of America CPE 210202 â€“ 1.0 Hr Fully engaging todayâ€™s student or family audience often requires more than just a stage and good musicians. Explore interactive software for multimedia performances, including MIDI-driven tools to control the show right from the stage. Learn to use student- and teacher-friendly tools to expand the range of artistic expression and produce concerts with 21st-century style!
10:00 â€“ 11:00 AM / CC 203 Cool New Composition App for the iPad
Clinician: Jean McKen, Breezinâ€™ Thru Theory Sponsored by: Breezinâ€™ Thru Theory CPE 210203 â€“ 1.0 Hr Students will experience the thrill of creating their own music with Breezinâ€™ Thru Theoryâ€™s new composition app for the iPad. Discover interactive lessons, musical models, and videos to get students listening, analyzing, and reflecting as they prepare to complete each activity using a notation tool or even a sequencing app. Each Composerâ€™s Corner activity combines a compositional concept, a theory link, and historical or cultural points to help you meet important curriculum standards.
10:00 â€“ 11:00 AM / CC 204 Easily Add Technology in Lessons and the Rehearsal Room
Clinician: Bradley Meyer, Stephen F. Austin State Univ Sponsored by: Yamaha Corporation of America CPE 210204 â€“ 1.0 Hr Meyer will identify and discuss several ways to incorporate inexpensive, easy to use, and effective technology into lessons and ensemble rehearsals. He will demonstrate several types of hardware and software and will cover how to more effectively use programs such as Sibelius and Finale and apps for iOS devices.
10:00 â€“ 11:00 AM / CC 002 Orchestrations for Recorder and Barred Instruments
Clinician: Ran Whitley, Macie Publishing Company Sponsored by: Macie Publishing Company CPE PS210002 â€“ 1.0 Hr In this hands-on session explore recorder instruction using recorder and barred instruments. Whitley will present a series of compositions great for classroom and concert performances.
10:00 â€“ 11:00 AM / CC 003 The Piano Keyboard: A Musical Gateway
Clinician: Lenna Harris, Ed Sueta Music Publications, Inc. Sponsored by: Ed Sueta Music Publications, Inc. CPE PS210003 â€“ 1.0 Hr Whether you are teaching in an elementary or middle school piano lab or privately with individual students, you will enjoy this session. The comprehensive approach of the series attractively presents universal concepts that are easily adapted to any teaching style. Harris will describe the structure of the books and demonstrate some of the musical contents.
10:15 â€“ 11:00 AM / LILA COCKRELL THEATER Concert: MS String Honor Orchestra - Fowler MS
Conductor: Karina Lindsey, Fowler MS Presider: Craig Needham, Berkner HS, TMEA Orchestra Vice-President CPE 210LCT â€“ 1.0 Hr 54 Southwestern Musician | December 2013
FRIDAY 10:30 â€“ 10:55 AM / CC BALLROOM A Concert: Craig MS Concert Boyâ€™s Choir Conductor: Wendy Weeks, Craig MS Presider: Susan Neff, Pflugerville HS CPE 210BRAB â€“ 0.5 Hr
11:00 AM â€“ 1:00 PM / CC EXHIBIT HALLS Visit the East and West Exhibit Halls 11:00 â€“ 11:45 AM / CC EAST REGISTRATION Sotto Voce Quartet
Directors: Mike Forbes, Sotto Voce Quartet; Demondrae Thurman, Samford Univ; Mark Carlson, Mount St. Maryâ€™s Univ; Nat McIntosh, YoungBlood Brass Band Sponsored by: Miraphone Instruments This premier tuba-euphonium quartet of college professors sponsored by Miraphone has three CDs released on the Summit Records Label and is soon releasing a fourth. The quartet tours extensively in North America and Europe.
11:00 â€“ 11:45 AM / CC WEST REGISTRATION University of Texas at Arlington Trombone Choir
Director: Dennis Bubert, UT/Arlington Consisting of music majors from various degree plans enrolled in applied trombone study, the ensemble meets once weekly as an extension of private study and performs one or two concerts a semester. The primary focus of this group is educational, with the emphasis on developing ensemble skills in its members.
11:15 AM â€“ 1:00 PM / MARRIOTT RW TRAVIS Orchestra Region Chairs Luncheon
Presider: Craig Needham, Berkner HS, TMEA Orchestra Vice-President
11:15 AM â€“ 1:15 PM / MARRIOTT RW RIVER TERRACE Vocal Region and Area Chairs Luncheon Presider: Dinah Menger, Baylor Univ, TMEA Vocal Vice-President
11:30 AM â€“ 12:30 PM / CC 102 What the Texas Music Office and Grammy Texas Can Do for You
Clinicians: Stephen Ray and Casey Monahan, Texas Music Office Presider: Timothy Young, Ellison HS CPE 211102 â€“ 1.0 Hr The TMO and the Texas Chapter of The Recording Academy are once again joining forces at the TMEA Clinic/Convention. Representatives from both offices will outline how their organizations can help Texas music educators prepare their students for life as music industry professionals.
11:30 AM â€“ 12:20 PM / LILA COCKRELL THEATER Concert: CC Honor Band - Clark MS Symphonic Band Conductor: Benjamin Katz, Clark MS Presider: Ronnie Rios, Harlingen HS, TMEA Band Vice-President CPE 211LCT â€“ 1.0 Hr
11:30 AM â€“ 12:30 PM / CC 008 How to Develop Great Clarinetists: Basics and Musical Style
Clinician: Michael Dean, Private Instructor Presider: Elizabeth Stone, Veterans Memorial HS Sponsored by: Music & Arts CPE 211008 â€“ 1.0 Hr The primary hindrances to clarinetists performing with excellence at all levels are usually weaknesses in fundamentals and knowledge of musical style. Dean will provide clarinet teachers practical information that addresses each of these areas. Clarinet embouchure, voicing, and articulation will receive special attention, and there will be time for questions and answers.
11:30 AM â€“ 12:30 PM / CC 205 Making Cents of Ensemble Intonation
Clinician: Shelley Jagow, Wright State Univ Presider: Benjamin Keltner, Rio Hondo HS Sponsored by: Meredith Music Publications & Hal Leonard Corporation CPE 211205 â€“ 1.0 Hr Teaching intonation in your ensemble does not need to be a foreign concept to students. Learn the pros and cons of just intonation, and explore various teaching methods to engage your students in the tuning process. In addition to exploring a variety of factors affecting pitch, Jagow will identify the best 56 Southwestern Musician | December 2013
tuning notes for each instrument and provide sound pedagogy for teaching interval relations.
11:30 AM â€“ 12:30 PM / CC 214 The Interlochen Approach to Brass Playing
Clinicians: Gustavo Camacho, Interlochen Arts Academy; Ken Larson, Interlochen Arts Academy; Thomas Riccobono, Interlochen Arts Academy Presider: Devin Turk, Carver Academy CPE 211214 â€“ 1.0 Hr Camacho, Larson, and Riccobono break down each essential brass playing category and offer their brass teaching expertise to help educators improve their ensembleâ€™s brass section sound and technique. Various exercises and pedagogical concepts are explored by each of the three presenters in the areas of warm-up and breathing, note accuracy, intonation/sound development, and extreme dynamics/range.
11:30 AM â€“ 12:30 PM / CC BALLROOM B From Seed to Harvest
Clinician: Ricardo Rodriguez, Cedar Ridge HS Presider: William McKinney, Mercedes HS Demonstration Group: Cedar Ridge Percussion Ensemble CPE 211BRB â€“ 1.0 Hr With several percussion ensembles demonstrating a variety of performance techniques, Rodriguez will illustrate how to fertilize your percussion group with great expectations.
11:30 AM â€“ 12:30 PM / CC 001 SOS: Simplifying Our Sightreading
Clinicians: Mary Phillips, Wayside MS; Laura Farnell, Clinician/Composer Presider: Vanessa Mora, Liberty MS CPE 211001 â€“ 1.0 Hr Learn techniques to improve your choirâ€™s sightreading skills from two veteran choral directors with 34 years combined experience teaching middle school choirs to read music. Farnell and Phillips will offer solutions to simplify sightreading instruction to help your choirs find success in sightreading, and they will introduce their new sightreading book.
11:30 AM â€“ 12:30 PM / CC 103 Teaching, Rehearsing, and Performing Music of the 16th Century
TMEA Featured Clinician: Charlene Archibeque, Choral Conductor/Educator Presiders: Kathy Hackett, Plano West SH; Sally Schott, Choral Conductor/ Educator Demonstration Group: Birdville HS Chorale, Amy Allibon, Director CPE 211103 â€“ 1.0 Hr When taught with skill and understanding, singers love to rehearse and perform the a cappella masterpieces of choral musicâ€™s Golden Age. In this interactive session, Archibeque will utilize a demonstration choir and participants to demonstrate successful rehearsal techniques that make music of the Renaissance accessible. Both sacred motets and secular madrigals can become program highlights when these stylistic principles are applied.
11:30 AM â€“ 12:30 PM / CC 206 Music Teacher Success Kit: Choral, Vocal, and Classroom Edition
Clinician: Andy Beck, Alfred Music Presider: Mason Barlow, Arlington HS Sponsored by: Alfred Music CPE 211206 â€“ 1.0 Hr Whether you are a new teacher or an experienced educator looking for new ideas, come explore favorite and proven educational materials from Alfred Music Publishing. Beck will help you build your own success kit consisting of top resources for warm-ups, sight-singing, theory, history, vocal repertoire, echo songs/rounds/partner songs, and general music.
11:30 AM â€“ 12:30 PM / CC BALLROOM C1 Percussion Games and Activities for Primary Grades
Clinician: Steve Campbell, Dancing Drum Presider: Michial Meyer, Giddens ES Sponsored by: Dancing Drum CPE 211BC1 â€“ 1.0 Hr Enhance your elementary music program with a new set of engaging percussion games and activities for Kâ€“3 students. In this interactive session, Campbell will cover beginning activities, creative activities, leadership activities, and assessment activities that are designed to encourage students to play accurately, explore their creative ideas, build leadership skills, and that enable teachers to assess student proficiency.
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FRIDAY 11:30 AM â€“ 12:30 PM / CC BALLROOM C2 Engage the Special Needs Students in Your Room
Clinician: Kristin Pugliese, Note Knacks Music Presider: Penny Davis, Webb ES Sponsored by: Rhythm Band Instruments, LLC CPE 211BC2 â€“ 1.0 Hr Learn how to help all of your students succeed in your room. Pugliese will explore the structure of a lesson, classroom space, and how to make all students immediately successful. She will also draw upon programs that have had success with special needs students and relate them to the Texas state standards. Enjoy a session filled with tips, tools, and ideas to help your classroom run smoothly!
11:30 AM â€“ 12:30 PM / CC BALLROOM C3 Everyday Recorderâ€”Recorder Every Day!
Clinician: Michael Chandler, Valley Ridge ES Presider: Tonie Barnes, Marcella IS Sponsored by: Sweet Pipes Inc. and Yamaha Corporation CPE 211BC3 â€“ 1.0 Hr Playing the soprano recorder offers elementary students opportunities for expression through improvisation and composition while reinforcing music reading. Chandler will introduce a new recorder publication demonstrating engaging and sequential lessons that are supported by interactive technology and encourage student creativity. These activities can be integrated throughout the school year.
11:30 â€“ 11:55 AM / CC 217 Concert: Mesquite Childrenâ€™s Chorus
Conductor: Christy Forkner, Vanston MS Presider: Colleen Riddle, Aldine ISD, TMEA Elementary Vice-President Organizer: Dawn Denne, Ride ES CPE 211217A â€“ 0.5 Hr
experiences. There may still be a gap between published research and practiced music education. To further efforts in uniting research and practice, the clinicians will describe research terminology, discuss classroom implications, and provide tools for use in elementary and secondary music classrooms.
11:30 AM â€“ 1:00 PM / MARRIOTT RW RIVERVIEW College Region Chairs Luncheon
Presider: Keith Dye, Texas Tech Univ, TMEA College Vice-President
11:30 AM â€“ 12:30 PM / CC 202 Teaching & Learning in the Cloud with MusicFirst
Clinician: Jim Frankel, MusicFirst Sponsored by: MusicFirst CPE 211202 â€“ 1.0 Hr Come find out about the latest offering from MusicFirstâ€”an incredible new way to integrate technology into any music curriculum. This Cloudbased, affordable resource offers tools and software programs that provide opportunities for creativity, music learning, and assessmentâ€”all in an easy to use, content-driven portal, accessible anywhere, anytime, on any Internetconnected device!
11:30 AM â€“ 12:30 PM / CC 203 iPads in Class: Quality Apps for Band, Orchestra & Choir
Clinician: Peter Lee, Rising Software Sponsored by: Rising Software CPE 211203 â€“ 1.0 Hr iPads and Android tablets are rapidly changing how you can work with bands, orchestras, and choirs. A new series of apps from the publishers of Auralia and Musition offer an amazing array of theory and ear training exercises. Find out how these apps can assist student learning and make your assessment requirements an absolute breeze.
11:30 AM â€“ 12:30 PM / CC 210 Current Trends and Future Directions in Music Education
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TMEA Featured Clinician: William Fredrickson, Florida State Univ Presider: Si Millican, UT/San Antonio CPE 211210 â€“ 1.0 Hr Music in schools is going through a process that may be more evolution than revolution. If it is true that the more things change the more things stay the same, what does this mean for thoughtful music teachers?
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11:30 AM â€“ 12:30 PM / CC 212 Out of Africa: Cross-Cultural Comparisons in Music Education
Clinicians: Janice Killian, Texas Tech Univ; John Wayman, Young Harris College; Vallie Owens, Texas Tech Univ; Melody Gamblin-Bullock, Brookhaven College Presider: Thomas Cimarusti, Texas Tech Univ CPE 211212 â€“ 1.0 Hr Informed by their shared experiences at the PanAfrican Society for Musical Arts Education in Kampala, Uganda, four music educators will compare U.S. and African music education practices and discuss the impact of international connections on their instruction in university classes, choral performances, and Kâ€“6 classrooms. Clinicians will present videos and sound files.
11:30 AM â€“ 12:30 PM / CC 213 Teaching and Research: Two Sides of the Same Coin
Clinicians: Christina Svec, Univ of North Texas; Jordan Edmonson, Univ of North Texas; Benjamin Price, Univ of North Texas; Russ Callahan, Crownover MS Presider: Dan Keast, UT/Permian Basin CPE 211213 â€“ 1.0 Hr Music educators use experience to inform teaching, and many use research to support classroom
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It’s a feast for the senses you won’t want to miss!”
A TMEA PRODUCTION SAN ANTONIO FEBRUARY 12–15, 2014
TMEA PRESENTS ITS ANNUAL CONVENTION. WITH 300 CLINICS. 110 PERFORMANCES. 1,100 EXHIBIT BOOTHS. 25,000 ATTENDEES. WITH EVENTS FOR BAND, ORCHESTRA, VOCAL, ELEMENTARY, AND COLLEGE DIVISION MEMBERS. THE NATIONAL TI:ME MUSIC TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD DURING THE CONVENTION. G TEXAS MUSIC For all teachers, students, and musicians. EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION AT ONLY $50, THERE IS NO BETTER BARGAIN IN THE BUSINESS. PREREGISTER TODAY. GENERAL AUDIENCES
FRIDAY 11:30 AM â€“ 12:30 PM / CC 204 Preparing Your Students for a Career in Music Technology
11:30 AM â€“ 12:30 PM / CC 207 Warm-up Exercises That Work
11:30 AM â€“ 12:30 PM / CC 002 Developing Virtuosity: A Supplemental Method for Strings
Noon â€“ 12:25 PM / CC 217 Concert: Childrenâ€™s Choir of Texas
Clinician: Scott Phillips, Univ of Alabama at Birmingham CPE 211204 â€“ 1.0 Hr Many students are fascinated by music technology and some want to pursue it as a career. They will look to their music teachers for advice. Phillips will provide easy-to-access resources on career preparation in music technology. Learn which colleges offer music technology programs and how to help students prepare for careers in fields ranging from video games to the recording studio.
Clinician: Lynne Latham, LudwigMasters Publications Sponsored by: Latham Music, a Division of LudwigMasters Publications CPE PS211002 â€“ 1.0 Hr Developing Virtuosity is a new supplemental method for private or classroom instruction. The 12-book series reinforces basic skills and includes alternative style pieces to fulfill new educational standards. Participants will play selections from each book, with an emphasis on unison pieces that can be used in the classroom. Come prepared to play!
11:30 AM â€“ 12:30 PM / CC 003 Hal Leonard - EEi Practice Tools
Clinician: Steve Smith, Hal Leonard Corporation Sponsored by: Hal Leonard Corporation CPE PS211003 â€“ 1.0 Hr Smith will provide real world examples on the incorporation of the new Essential Elements Interactive (EEi) technology in teaching instrumental pedagogy, music theory, ear-training, intonation, and more. EEi is the new easy-to-use online resource that comes with the Essential Elements Band and Strings Method Books. It provides an online music studio for practicing and recording, additional video and music resources, and tools to connect teachers, students, and parents.
Clinician: Peter Boonshaft, Alfred Music Sponsored by: Alfred Music CPE PS211207 â€“ 1.0 Hr In this session, based on Sound Innovations: Ensemble Development for Intermediate and Advanced Bands, Boonshaft will offer specific exercises you can use to develop ensemble performance at the middle school and high school levels. These focused warm-ups isolate and target improvement in virtually every aspect of large ensemble playing.
Conductor: Victor Johnson, FWAFA Presider: Colleen Riddle, Aldine ISD, TMEA Elementary Vice-President Organizer: Dawn Denne, Ride ES CPE 212217B â€“ 0.5 Hr
12:30 â€“ 2:15 PM / MARRIOTT RW BOWIE Band Region and Area Chairs Luncheon
Presider: Ronnie Rios, Harlingen HS, TMEA Band Vice-President
12:30 â€“ 2:30 PM / CHART HOUSE RESTAURANT Texas Orchestra Directors Association â€“ Executive Board Meeting Presider: Patrick Leaverton, Lamar HS, TODA President
12:30 â€“ 1:15 PM / CC EAST REGISTRATION Texas State Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble
Director: Raul Rodriguez, Texas State Univ Consisting of undergraduate tuba and euphonium music education majors, this ensemble has performed for the university and San Marcos community. They have been invited to perform at conferences in Texas, Colorado, and Cincinnati. An emphasis is also placed on smaller chamber ensembles as well as performing as a large group.
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FRIDAY 12:30 â€“ 1:15 PM / CC WEST REGISTRATION Texas A&M University-Kingsville Woodwind Quintet
Director: Ann Fronckowiak, Texas A&M Univ/Kingsville This ensemble consists of undergraduate music majors from Laredo and the Rio Grande Valley. They perform standard literature and unique works that reflect their culture and they were just accepted to the prestigious Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival.
1:00 â€“ 2:00 PM / CC 102 Solving Rhythm Problems in Instrumental and Choral Ensembles
Clinician: Garwood Whaley, Meredith Music Presider: Jeffrey Smith, Ellison HS Sponsored by: Hal Leonard Corporation CPE 213102 â€“ 1.0 Hr Rhythm, the fundamental element of all music, can be problematic for beginning and intermediate instrumental students because their concentration is divided between rhythm, expression, ensemble, and technical skills. Attendees will learn comprehensive teaching tools for sharing transferable rhythm skills that allow any individual or ensemble to perform complex rhythms on sight.
1:00 â€“ 2:00 PM / CC 008 Air=Sound: A Simpler Approach to Low Brass Tone Production Clinician: Kevin Wass, Texas Tech Univ Presider: Juan Sosa, Donna HS CPE 213008 â€“ 1.0 Hr Using primarily product-based methods, Wass will demonstrate simple exercises to build tone production skills in all levels of tuba and euphonium players. He will emphasize the use of secondary products of mouthpiece buzzing and wind patterning to aid in range, articulation, and tone quality development. Many of these exercises and ideas will be applicable to other brass and wind instruments.
1:00 â€“ 2:00 PM / CC 205 Percussion 101 Refresher
Clinician: Jim Catalano, Ludwig-Musser Percussion Presider: Adan Molina, King HS Sponsored by: Ludwig-Musser Percussion CPE 213205 â€“ 1.0 Hr Catalano will offer a refresher on teaching basic concert percussion techniques for the non-percussionist music educators. He will demonstrate proven and simple methods for teaching students the best way to produce quality sound from their percussion instruments.
1:00 â€“ 2:00 PM / CC 207 ATSSB General Membership Meeting
Presider: John Young, Wills Point HS, ATSSB President
1:00 â€“ 2:00 PM / CC 214 Have a Mentor â€“ Make Life Easier
Clinician: Yvanna Reyes, Harlingen HS Presider: Brandt Leondar, Grapevine HS CPE 213214 â€“ 1.0 Hr Every band directorâ€™s situation is unique, and having a mentor can support your circumstances. Reyes will expand on this idea to help less experienced band directors prevent common issues from arising in their early years of teaching.
1:00 â€“ 2:00 PM / CC BALLROOM B Handle with Care
Clinician: John Benzer, Univ of Houston Presider: Joe Pruitt, Dulles HS Demonstration Group: Univ of Houston Student Performers CPE 213BRB â€“ 1.0 Hr Benzer will discuss how instrument carriage and hand position enhance student performance at all levels. Live video will be projected to show close-up views of the demonstrations during the presentation. Attendees will be able to see in great detail the specifics that are critical when examining students from all lines of vision.
1:00 â€“ 1:50 PM / LILA COCKRELL THEATER Concert: Baylor Symphony
Conductor: Stephen Heyde, Baylor Univ Presider: Craig Needham, Berkner HS, TMEA Orchestra Vice-President CPE 213LCT â€“ 1.0 Hr
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1:00 â€“ 2:00 PM / CC 206 Whereâ€™s the Fifth?
TMEA Featured Clinician: Joanne Erwin, Oberlin Conservatory Presider: Mary Powers, Georgetown HS CPE 213206 â€“ 1.0 Hr Erwin will present a variety of chorales that can be useful in string ensemble rehearsals to develop tone and intonation. Chorales are great for guiding careful listening. What should the student listen for? What are effective ways to break down the chorale for more analytical understanding of the chord tones? Finding the root and then the fifth and determining the best role of the third or seventh is an example of one path she will review.
1:00 â€“ 1:25 PM / CC BALLROOM A Concert: Garland Acappella Women Conductor: Cheryl Wilson, Garland HS Presider: Susan Neff, Pflugerville HS CPE 213BRAA â€“ 0.5 Hr
1:00 â€“ 2:00 PM / CC 001 Creative Programming Choices for High School Choirs
Clinician: Mary Lynn Lightfoot, Heritage Music Press Presider: Andrew Henry, Alamo JH Sponsored by: Heritage Music Press, a Lorenz Company CPE 213001 â€“ 1.0 Hr In this dynamic presentation, explore creative choral resources in a variety of styles and voicings for levels of difficulty ranging from easy to moderatelyadvanced. Along with gaining insightful techniques and teaching tips, participants will learn about other outstanding resources that promote learning skills for choral singing.
1:00 â€“ 2:00 PM / CC 103 Where the Wild Things Are: Coaching Middle School Males
Clinician: Ashley Delaney, Blalack MS Presider: Jeanette Murphy, Brown MS CPE 213103 â€“ 1.0 Hr Given the nature of the middle school menâ€™s choir, it can be challenging to manage the classroom environment, monitor voice changes, and recruit while creating an environment of musicality. Delaney will demonstrate teaching strategies that foster teamwork and promote structure while offering approaches to address the competitive nature of middle school boys from the perspective of a female director.
1:00 â€“ 2:00 PM / CC BALLROOM C1 Putting It All Together in the Orff-Schulwerk Classroom â€“ Primary Grades
TMEA Featured Clinician: Roger Sams, Music is Elementary Presider: Debra Johnson, Leon Heights ES CPE 213BC1 â€“ 1.0 Hr The four media of Orff Schulwerk (singing, saying, moving, playing) provide a plethora of choices in the music classroom. But how do you combine all of these activities in a way that creates a satisfying whole? Come explore ideas for Grades 1â€“3 that integrate the four media and culminate in a satisfying performance that includes student-created work.
1:00 â€“ 2:00 PM / CC BALLROOM C2 Rockinâ€™ Music Literacy Segments
TMEA Featured Clinician: Christopher Roberts, St. Joseph School / Univ of Washington Presider: Juli Salzman, Northside ES CPE 213BC2 â€“ 1.0 Hr Music literacy is a major goal in elementary music classrooms, but students often find it among the least interesting activities. Learn how to write short literacy segments to maximize learning in less time to allow more lesson time for kid-preferred activities.
1:00 â€“ 2:00 PM / CC BALLROOM C3 Order from Chaos: Taming the Wild Classroom
Clinician: John Jacobson, Hal Leonard Corporation Presider: Christy Corder, South Georgia ES Sponsored by: Hal Leonard Corporation CPE 213BC3 â€“ 1.0 Hr Jacobson will help you in your efforts to tame the wild classroom. He will share new music, games, dances, classroom techniques, and more to help you conquer with joy that challenging class you unexpectedly found yourself teaching. Jacobson will also highlight a multitude of tips regarding classroom management, motivational techniques that work, getting and keeping studentsâ€™ attention, and more.
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1:00 â€“ 2:00 PM / CC 210 Addressing Popular Music and Culture in Music Education
TMEA Featured Clinician: Evan Tobias, Arizona State Univ Presider: Carolyn Cruse, Texas Tech Univ CPE 213210 â€“ 1.0 Hr Addressing popular music and popular culture in music classrooms and ensembles means more than simply inserting new music in the curriculum. Tobias will offer key principles and practices to develop a foundation for integrating popular music and culture in ways that can broaden studentsâ€™ experiences, deepen musical understanding, and relate to contemporary society.
1:00 â€“ 2:00 PM / CC 212 Practical Ways to Incorporate Special Learners in Ensembles
Clinicians: Christopher Bailey, Taylor HS; Laura Meehan, Florida State Univ Presider: Joe Waldrop, Wharton County Junior College CPE 213212 â€“ 1.0 Hr Music can be an incredibly positive experience for students with special needs. While it can be challenging, as music educators, itâ€™s our job to make that possible. Bailey (band director) and Meehan (music therapist) will offer practical ideas to incorporate special learners in your classroom and will provide curriculum to promote the greatest level of success for all students.
1:00 â€“ 2:00 PM / CC 213 Team, Tools, TEKS, and Your Tux!
Clinicians: Lisa Roebuck, Round Rock ISD; James Van Zandt, Round Rock ISD Presider: Jenny Dees, Texas Tech Univ CPE 213213 â€“ 1.0 Hr Team building and collaboration is crucial for developing curriculum alignment, strategies, and assessmentsâ€”and for meeting all studentsâ€™ needs! This is especially true with the revised Fine Arts TEKS effective in 2015. Van Zandt and Roebuck will focus on Kâ€“12 music curriculum alignment, emphasizing vertical communication relative to vocabulary, philosophy, strategies, sequential curriculum, and seamless transition from elementary music to secondary band, choir, or orchestra.
1:00 â€“ 2:00 PM / CC 204 TI:ME National Business Meeting
Presider: Jay Dorfman, Boston Univ, TI:ME President Attend this review of TI:MEâ€™s activities for the past year and plans for the coming year.
1:00 â€“ 2:00 PM / CC 002 Transitioning to Finale 2014
Presider: Amy Simmons, Texas State Univ CPE 213CCPVPS â€“ 2.0 Hrs Research posters will be listed in the convention program and will be in the online schedule as soon as they have been selected.
2:00 â€“ 4:00 PM / CC EXHIBIT HALLS Visit the East and West Exhibit Halls 2:00 â€“ 2:45 PM / CC EAST REGISTRATION Texas A&M University-Kingsville Tuba & Euphonium Ensemble Director: Justin Benavidez, Texas A&M Univ/Kingsville Consisting of music majors, this ensemble is directed by Justin Benavidez, assistant professor of tuba and euphonium.
2:00 â€“ 2:45 PM / CC WEST REGISTRATION University of Texas Pan American & Brownsville Clarinet Choirs
Director: Lorne Oâ€™Neil, UT/Pan American The group consists of the clarinet choirs of both institutions. Most of the members are music majors at their respective schools. A few are students from the university who have demonstrated superior clarinet skills.
2:30 â€“ 3:30 PM / CC 102 How Music Students Will Navigate the Revised Graduation Plans
Clinicians: Robert Floyd, Texas Music Educators Assn, Executive Director; Matt Matthews, Texas Capitol Strategies, Lobbyist; Michelle Smith, HillCo Partners, Lobbyist Presider: Joseph Weir, Atascocita HS, TMEA President CPE 214102 â€“ 1.0 Hr Floyd, Matthews, and Smith will give an overview of TMEAâ€™s ongoing efforts in the political arena. Specifically they will provide an update on rules that impact the implementation of HB 5, including those that will affect a studentâ€™s accessibility to music and other arts discipline courses, whether the student is pursuing the arts and humanities or some other endorsement such as STEM.
2:30 â€“ 3:20 PM / LILA COCKRELL THEATER Concert: CCC Honor Band - Artie Henry MS Honor Band Conductor: Robert Herrings, Henry MS Presider: Ronnie Rios, Harlingen HS, TMEA Band Vice-President CPE 214LCT â€“ 1.0 Hr
1:00 â€“ 2:00 PM / CC 003 Explore the New SmartMusic: Rubrics, State Standards, iPad
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Clinician: Leigh Kallestad, MakeMusic, Inc. Sponsored by: MakeMusic, Inc. CPE PS213003 â€“ 1.0 Hr SmartMusic now incorporates rubrics for you to create and edit as one of your grading options. TEKS Fine Arts standards are now in SmartMusic grading software and can easily be associated with any assignment. Students can practice and submit assignments from their computer or iPad.
1:30 â€“ 1:55 PM / CC BALLROOM A Concert: Vista Ridge HS Chorale Conductor: Steve White, Vista Ridge HS Presider: Susan Neff, Pflugerville HS CPE 213BRAB â€“ 0.5 Hr
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Clinician: Tom Johnson, MakeMusic, Inc. Sponsored by: MakeMusic, Inc. CPE PS213002 â€“ 1.0 Hr The list of notation programs that have come and gone is long, and Finale remains the notation program of choice for the majority of musicians worldwide. If you have used another notation program and are looking to transition to Finale, come learn how easy it can be. Discover the power of Finale 2014 and never look back!
1:30 â€“ 3:30 PM / CC PARK VIEW (217 foyer) College Division Research Poster Session
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2:30 – 3:30 PM / CC 008 Teaching Jazz for the Non-Jazzer
Clinician: Chad West, Ithaca College Presider: Ron Bissett, Weslaco East HS CPE 214008 – 1.0 Hr West will present tools for teaching swing, Latin, bop, and blues styles; rhythmic solfège; articulation; ornamentation; improvisation; intricacies of the rhythm section; and rehearsal and stage setup for the beginning jazz band. He will provide audiovisual demonstration with recordings of his middle school jazz band rehearsals.
2:30 – 3:30 PM / CC 205 Teaching Band in the (Sub)Urban Setting
Clinicians: Jeffrey Jones, North Mesquite HS; Brandon Downs, North Mesquite HS Presider: Armando Robledo, Donna HS CPE 214205 – 1.0 Hr From 2006 to 2013, the North Mesquite HS band program has experienced 158% growth on a campus that serves students from diverse backgrounds and with 68% on free or reduced-price lunch. Jones and Downs will offer their philosophy of building a culture of high expectations and creating a community of excellence. Topics will include recruiting, retention, and cultivating campus and community support.
2:30 – 3:30 PM / CC 214 Do You Hear What I Hear? Self-Evaluation of Your Band
Clinician: Mary Ellen Cavitt, Texas State Univ Presider: Michael Garcia, Los Fresnos HS CPE 214214 – 1.0 Hr Are you a good judge of your band’s performance? Evaluation of your band involves goal imaging, hierarchical listening, and self-monitoring. Cavitt will discuss the interaction of skills needed to make music and to discriminate, detect, diagnose, and correct performance problems.
2:30 – 3:30 PM / CC BALLROOM B Nonverbal Communication Can Improve Rehearsal Efficiency and Effectiveness
Clinician: Richard Saucedo, Carmel HS Presider: Ruben Adame, La Joya HS CPE 214BRB – 1.0 Hr Saucedo will focus on the often unnoticed negative effects of too much verbalization in rehearsals. Nonverbal techniques and methodology will be explored to help the pacing, focus, and outcome of the modern band rehearsal. He will also discuss the lack of critical listening that occurs when directors talk too much from the podium.
2:30 – 3:30 PM / CC 206 Grossed Out, Shocked, & Appalled: Engaging the Teenage Brain
Clinicians: Daniel Gee, Chisholm Trail MS; Clarissa Lopez, Hernandez MS Presider: Aaron Gemoets, Polk MS Demonstration Group: Chisholm Trail & Hernandez MS Orchestras CPE 214206 – 1.0 Hr It is sometimes difficult to get students to care about the nuances and techniques of string playing, even though we know they are essential to success. Gee and Lopez will explore creative ways to introduce aspects of string playing that are memorable and relevant to students’ lives. They will demonstrate activities related to developing tone, intonation, posture, musicality, and ensemble playing.
2:30 – 3:30 PM / CC 207 Total Tone Transformation
Clinician: Bob Phillips, Alfred Music Presider: Sam Flippin, Dobie HS Sponsored by: Alfred Music CPE 214207 – 1.0 Hr Learn the concepts for creating an artistic sounding string or full orchestra in middle or high school. Specific language and techniques will be presented that empower teachers to talk to their orchestra about sound. This clinic will be perfect for string teachers and a must-attend for band directors who work with strings.
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FRIDAY 2:30 â€“ 2:55 PM / CC 217 Concert: McKamy Elementary Orff Ensemble
Conductor: Billy Ferguson, McKamy ES Presider: Colleen Riddle, Aldine ISD, TMEA Elementary Vice-President Organizer: Dianne Lami, Nitsch ES CPE 214217A â€“ 0.5 Hr
2:30 â€“ 3:30 PM / CC BALLROOM C1 Use Classical Music to Develop Rhythmic and Melodic Literacy Clinician: John Feierabend, GIA Publications Inc. Presider: Mary Gohary, Crockett ES Sponsored by: GIA Publications, Inc. CPE 214BC1 â€“ 1.0 Hr Feierabend will present wonderful classical selections for developing rhythmic and melodic listening, reading, and writing skills for elementary students. Participants will sing, dance, play, and laugh their way to music literacy with this excellent music literature.
2:30 â€“ 3:30 PM / CC BALLROOM C2 First, We Sing!
Clinician: Susan Brumfield, Texas Tech Univ Presider: Sarita Napoleon-Mills, Normandy Crossing ES Demonstration Group: The West Texas Childrenâ€™s Chorus CPE 214BC2 â€“ 1.0 Hr First, We Sing! is a collection of childrenâ€™s songs, rhymes, and singing games from around the world that were selected, transcribed, researched, and annotated by Brumfield. Explore ways to incorporate delightfully singable songs from the collection into a KodĂĄly-inspired, literacy-based curriculum, and learn to read, write, play, and sing.
2:30 â€“ 3:30 PM / CC BALLROOM C3 Splish, Splash, Weâ€™re â€œOrffâ€? to the Beach!
Clinician: Sarah Fairfield, Van Allen ES Presider: Ruth Aguirre, Passmore ES Sponsored by: West Music CPE 214BC3 â€“ 1.0 Hr Come explore the Orff-Schulwerk process of imitation, exploration, and improvisation, through a variety of songs and games related to the theme of
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water. Participants will engage in movement, singing, chanting, and playing instruments all while focusing on developing lessons for increasing studentsâ€™ active participation and engagement in learning.
2:30 â€“ 3:30 PM / CC 103 How We Teach Is As Important As What We Teach
Clinician: Peter Boonshaft, Alfred Music Presider: Richard Bjella, Texas Tech Univ Sponsored by: Alfred Music CPE 214103 â€“ 1.0 Hr Boonshaft will review simple techniques to energize and focus our teaching, offering specific techniques to solve everyday concerns. Learn from this practical look at what, why, and how we can teach to achieve better results faster, easier, and more efficiently. Information will be useful for teachers and conductors of any level and type of ensemble.
2:30 â€“ 3:30 PM / CC 210 StringSpeak for the Non-String Major
Clinician: David Eccles, VanderCook College of Music Presider: Martha Placeres, UT/Brownsville Sponsored by: Hal Leonard Corporation CPE 214210 â€“ 1.0 Hr Why do beginning band and beginning string classes sound different? Look no further than your favorite method book for the answer. Identifying and understanding the differences and similarities in instruction will help those with a limited background in strings overcome instructional challenges. Practical aspects of bowing and rehearsal strategies will also be explored.
2:30 â€“ 3:30 PM / CC 212 When Two Worlds Meet
Clinicians: Kathryn Kuddes, Plano ISD; Mackie Spradley, Dallas ISD Presider: Kathy Mayer, Northeast Lakeview College CPE 214212 â€“ 1.0 Hr Explore the challenges of traditional pedagogues in culturally diverse settings through a discussion of critical theories related to cultural responsive teaching (CRT) and KodĂĄly philosophy. Spradley and Kuddes will share their ideas for how the two connect. Gain resources to increase the inclusion of culturally relevant repertoire in the elementary and secondary music classes.
CHOR A L/ VOCA L ST U DI ES osu offers the highest of performance and teacher preparation standards in a supportive and nurturing environment. W H AT O U R S T U D E N T S SAY: “One of the most important things I have learned is that you have to bring to the table whatever makes you unique, and develop that into the best you can be. At OSU, each student contributes an important piece to the ensembles and solo performances every semester. — Lindsey Hiles, freshman ”Joining and participating in the choirs at Oklahoma State revitalized my love for music and fostered a great appreciation for
the choral tradition within me. I have been immensely affected by Drs. Stroope and Haygood as well as my peers, and my time here will shape my future in immeasurable ways.” — Renae Perry, sophomore “The choirs at OSU are a time to meet with fellow musicians daily to collaborate and become part of an amazing family. The experience and skills gained will carry you further than you could ever imagine.” — Nick Chabot, sophomore
Z. Randall Stroope, director of Choral/ Vocal Studies
Christopher Haygood, associate director of Choral Studies
For scholarship information and audition schedule, please visit sing.okstate.edu
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2:30 â€“ 3:30 PM / CC 213 Music Education Organizations on Campus
Clinicians: Susan Dill, UT/San Antonio; Michele Henry, Baylor Univ; Robin Stein, Texas State Univ Presider: Si Millican, UT/San Antonio CPE 214213 â€“ 1.0 Hr Music education organizations help students network with each other and result in stronger music educators. In this forum, clinicians will discuss the importance of having an on-campus music educator organization and will provide a guide for starting a chapter. This forum will be of incredible importance for anyone starting or maintaining a music education organization.
2:30 â€“ 3:30 PM / CC 202 Basics of Audio Recording for the Music Educator
Clinician: Barbara Freedman, Greenwich HS CPE 214202 â€“ 1.0 Hr Everyone can learn how to record in the classroom or on the stage. Freedman will explore a variety of mics and recording devices of all sizes and for all budgets. She will discuss the techniques for recording in varied environments and for different ensembles and will offer suggestions for specific equipment based on different budget levels.
2:30 â€“ 3:30 PM / CC 203 Creating Unlimited Repertoire Using SmartMusic
Clinician: David Hawley, MakeMusic, Inc. Sponsored by: MakeMusic, Inc. CPE 214203 â€“ 1.0 Hr Are you looking for additional accompaniments beyond SmartMusicâ€™s extensive library? Hawley will present two solutions: (1) create or scan the music in Finale and export it to SmartMusic, or (2) import an MP3 recording and play or loop it at any tempo or keyâ€”itâ€™s great for practice and assignments.
2:30 â€“ 3:30 PM / CC 204 iPad Apps for Practice Motivation
Clinician: Yigal Kaminka, JoyTunes CPE 214204 â€“ 1.0 Hr Kids love music but they hate practicing. Our commitment to energize their motivation is crucial. Kaminka will present new technological tools that are interactive, educational, and fun! Tools work with either an iPad or PC, and you use your actual instrument as the game controller! Renew your arsenal of motivational tools and boost the positive energy in your classroom or private lessons!
2:30 â€“ 3:30 PM / CC 002 Measures of Success for Strings: An Exciting New Method
Clinician: Gail Barnes, The FJH Music Company Inc. Sponsored by: The FJH Music Company, Inc. CPE PS214002 â€“ 1.0 Hr Discover this exciting and powerful new string classroom method that combines time-tested pedagogy with outstanding sequencing and repertoire. Designed to foster musical growth by focusing on the presentation of new concepts through repertoire, Measures of Success for Strings systematically presents and reinforces musical techniques in a practical and positive way. Prepare to experience a new level of success!
2:30 â€“ 3:30 PM / CC 003 Recorders, Rhythm, and Boomwhackers
Clinician: Ran Whitley, Macie Publishing Company Sponsored by: Macie Publishing Company CPE PS214003 â€“ 1.0 Hr Whitley will present clever arrangements for recorder, hand-held percussion instruments, and boomwhackers. These compositions are great fun and serve as excellent concert pieces.
3:00 â€“ 3:25 PM / CC 217 Concert: DLV Orff Ensemble
Conductor: Rogelio Trevino, De La Vina ES Presider: Colleen Riddle, Aldine ISD, TMEA Elementary Vice-President Organizer: Dianne Lami, Nitsch ES CPE 215217B â€“ 0.5 Hr
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3:30 â€“ 4:15 PM / CC EAST REGISTRATION TAMUK Flute Ensemble
Director: Elizabeth Janzen, Texas A&M Univ/Kingsville This ensemble features Texas A&M-Kingsvilleâ€™s flute studio in a variety of styles and repertoire. The ensemble performs several times a year and have a passion for showcasing new repertoire that features extended techniques and auxiliary instruments.
3:30 â€“ 4:15 PM / CC WEST REGISTRATION Texas A&M University-Commerce Percussion Ensemble
Director: Brian Zator, Texas A&M Univ/Commerce Sponsored by: Innovative Percussion, Dynasty/Bergerault, Evans, Sabian Consisting of undergraduate and graduate music majors, this ensemble has previously performed at a TMEA convention, two Percussive Arts Society International Conventions, and recorded three CDs. The ensemble has won the PAS International Percussion Ensemble Contest-College and the Small Ensemble Contest.
4:00 â€“ 5:00 PM / CC 102 Guide to Success for Instrumental Music Teachers
Clinician: Marcia Neel, Music Achievement Council Presider: Timothy Young, Ellison HS Sponsored by: Music Achievement Council CPE 216102 â€“ 1.0 Hr The Music Achievement Council has provided a most valuable resource, the Tips for Success series, and Neel will offer a dynamic and informative session based on these proven, practical tips. These success strategies help new and veteran teachers to prepare an instrument replacement plan, implement successful budget strategies, build programs, and work effectively with administrators.
4:00 â€“ 4:50 PM / LILA COCKRELL THEATER Concert: AA Honor Band - C.H. Yoe HS Band Conductor: Steven Moss, Yoe HS Presider: Ronnie Rios, Harlingen HS, TMEA Band Vice-President CPE 216LCT â€“ 1.0 Hr
4:00 â€“ 5:00 PM / CC 008 What Do I Tell My Trombones Next? Tips for Teaching
Clinician: Deb Scott, Stephen F. Austin State Univ Presider: Allen Clark, UT/Brownsville CPE 216008 â€“ 1.0 Hr You may know the minimum about teaching beginner trombone, but you still need to know how to guide your beginner or intermediate trombone players. Encourage the musical growth of your section from the podium by using these teaching tips for the trombonist. Help students improve intonation, tone, technique, and learn what to tell them about the F attachment and the bass trombone.
4:00 â€“ 5:00 PM / CC 205 Keeping Double-Reed Players in a Double-Reed State of Mind
Clinicians: Sally Bohls, Coppell ISD; Jennifer Sadoff Auerbach, Private Lesson Teacher Presider: Monica Garza, Porter HS Demonstration Group: Bocal Majority Double Reed Ensemble CPE 216205 â€“ 1.0 Hr You selected your bassoon and oboe players, you taught them well all year, theyâ€™re using the right fingerings and they sound great! Now what? To cultivate those wonderful double-reed players, Bohls and Sadoff Auerbach will discuss creative ways to help keep your double-reed players motivated, moving forward and in a double-reed state of mind though middle school and high school.
4:00 â€“ 5:00 PM / CC 214 Teaching Beginning Band: Is There Madness to Your Method?
Clinician: Si Millican, UT/San Antonio Presider: Al Torres, Livingston HS CPE 216214 â€“ 1.0 Hr Whether youâ€™re a new teacher or a seasoned pro, you can breathe new life into beginning band classes using any method book. Help your students perform with musical understanding and avoid the pitfalls that encourage them to become button pushers. Millican will highlight techniques for teaching note reading, composition, and improvisation based on his research and classroom experience.
4:00 â€“ 5:00 PM / CC BALLROOM B 25 Critical Mistakes of Young Music Teachers
TMEA Featured Clinician: Alfred Watkins, Lassiter HS, (Ga.), Retired Presider: Ricardo Hernandez, Pace HS CPE 216BRB â€“ 1.0 Hr Watkins will assist the young band director in avoiding some of the pitfalls so many of us experienced during the first few years in our profession. While designed for the less experienced teacher, veteran educators may find reminders about some of the same issues quite helpful.
4:00 â€“ 5:00 PM / CC 206 Conducting Effective Rehearsals
TMEA Featured Clinician: Joanne Erwin, Oberlin Conservatory Presider: David Hinds, Retired CPE 216206 â€“ 1.0 Hr The strategies Erwin will present will apply to any instrumental director. She will focus on the various forms of communication we make in rehearsals and how we instruct the whole or parts of the group. This session is based primarily on research examining the common modes of instruction in instrumental rehearsals.
4:00 â€“ 5:00 PM / CC 207 Break the Habit, Not the Kid
Clinicians: Mary Havenstrite, Robinson MS; Deborah Perkins, Southern Methodist Univ Presider: Amanda Su, Curtis MS Sponsored by: Eastman Music Company CPE 216207 â€“ 1.0 Hr They arenâ€™t beginners anymore. The honeymoon is over, and the real work has begun. Have your students developed bad habits in danger of becoming permanent? Have they reached technical obstacles? Havenstrite and Perkins will review the fundamentals of good string technique and will go beyond the beginning year to offer teaching strategies for intermediate through high school level players. The beginning year is vital, but learning is lifelong.
4:00 â€“ 5:00 PM / CC 001 Do You Conduct Amuck?
Clinician: Joni Jensen, Texas Womanâ€™s Univ Presider: Christian De la Cruz, Reagan HS CPE 216001 â€“ 1.0 Hr Do you wish you had paid more attention in conducting class? Refresh your mind and gestures with a conducting makeover. Strengthening your technique will boost the success of your ensemble via greater unity, more efficient rehearsals, and vast expressive possibilities. Jensen will provide hands-on opportunities for novice and experienced conductors to communicate more clearly from the podium.
and tone quality. Archibeque will demonstrate techniques for building a unified choral sound through matching individual voices within each section based on vocal timbre, blend, tuning, strength of voice, and resonance. Step by step, she will experiment with placement until the best results are achieved, concluding with a comparison of unblended and blended positions.
4:00 â€“ 5:00 PM / CC 217 KodĂĄly Educators of Texas General Membership Meeting Presider: Katherine Johns, Floresville ES, KET President
4:00 â€“ 5:00 PM / CC BALLROOM C1 Putting It All Together in the Orff-Schulwerk Classroom â€“ Upper Elementary
TMEA Featured Clinician: Roger Sams, Music is Elementary Presider: Karen Herrera, McAllen ISD CPE 216BC1 â€“ 1.0 Hr The four media of Orff Schulwerk (singing, saying, moving, playing) provide a plethora of choices in the music classroom. But how do you combine all of these activities in a way that creates a satisfying whole? Come explore ideas for grades 4â€“6 that integrate the four media and culminate in a satisfying performance that includes student-created work.
4:00 â€“ 5:00 PM / CC BALLROOM C2 Ta-Da! Developing Creative Artistry in Young Students
Clinician: Deborah Oakes, Turner ES Presider: Erin Evans, Polk ES/Lundy ES CPE 216BC2 â€“ 1.0 Hr Oakes will explore the development of creative artistry in young children. Sharing her expertise from 30+ years of all-level music instruction, She will provide exciting, lesson-ready methodology and materials guaranteed to interest and delight your students as they learn to be expressive, lyrical music makers.
4:00 â€“ 5:00 PM / CC BALLROOM C3 De TĂn MarĂn: Mi Canto, Mis Raices
Clinician: Beatriz Aguilar, Edgewood College Presider: Michelle Lopez, Martin ES CPE 216BC3 â€“ 1.0 Hr Hispanic songs are sometimes altered to meet curricular or taste needs of the classroom, without regard to original musical and cultural content. Aguilar will present authentic songs from Mexico, organized by their cultural, rhythmic, melodic, structural, and thematic content. She will discuss the impact of this content on the scope and sequence of a KodĂĄly-based curriculum.
Clinicians: Lynne Gackle, Baylor Univ; Dianna Jarvis, Bush MS Presider: Nyadia Thorpe, Byrd MS Demonstration Group: Combined Bush MS Treble Choirs, Audrey De La Cruz, Director CPE 216103 â€“ 1.0 Hr Developing tone with adolescent female singers is often a challenge. Gackle and Jarvis will employ the use of research-informed concepts regarding the changing female voice (maturational stages, symptoms of change, literature selection, and pedagogical techniques) as a basis for focusing on selection of appropriate literature and the development of tone.
4:00 â€“ 5:00 PM / CC BALLROOM A The Magic of Voice Matching: Reposition Your Singers, Refine Your Sound
TMEA Featured Clinician: Charlene Archibeque, Choral Conductor/Educator Presiders: Kathy Hackett, Plano West SH; Sally Schott, Choral Conductor/Educator Demonstration Group: Clark HS Concert Chorale, James Hare, Director CPE 216BRA â€“ 1.0 Hr Placement of individual singers plays a vital role in establishing optimum blend, balance, intonation,
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Oklahoma City University
Ryan Beach (BMâ€˜10) Recently appointed as Principal trumpet, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
4:00 â€“ 5:00 PM / CC 103 Literature and Tone Production with Female Changing Voices
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4:00 â€“ 5:00 PM / CC 210 Music Teacher Recruitment and the Evolution of the Profession
TMEA Featured Clinician: William Fredrickson, Florida State Univ Presider: Eka Gogichashvili, Baylor Univ CPE 216210 â€“ 1.0 Hr Members of the Teacher Recruitment Area for Strategic Planning and Action of the Society for Music Teacher Education have been working on a series of research projects focused on pre-collegiate music students interested in joining the profession. Learn more about this and upcoming projects, including music teachersâ€™ roles in the process of identifying, recruiting, and nurturing the next generation of teachers.
4:00 â€“ 5:00 PM / CC 212 Meaningful Musicianship: Teaching Ideas for Lasting Relevance
Clinician: Cornelia Watkins, Rice Univ Presider: Vallie Owens, Texas Tech Univ CPE 216212 â€“ 1.0 Hr Every teacher wants music learning to be meaningful, but lessons and rehearsals are too often fix-it sessions that never go beyond making technical corrections. Still, there are ways to affect deep learning and elevate the potential for expressive connection to music without sacrificing excellence. Watkins draws on 40 years of experience and her more recent involvement with the Wisconsin CMP project to offer a session of inspired teaching ideas.
4:00 â€“ 5:00 PM / CC 213 Title 1 Success in the Middle School Music Classroom
Clinicians: Chris DeArmond, Pease MS; Christy Newman, Bush MS; Casey Newman, Krueger MS Presider: Joe Waldrop, Wharton County Junior College CPE 216213 â€“ 1.0 Hr Successful instruction in middle school, especially in a Title 1 environment, presents particular challenges. The clinicians are veteran teachers in Title 1 middle schools and will share proven classroom management and student motivation strategies to help your students reach their full potential, regardless of economic status.
4:00 â€“ 5:00 PM / CC EXHIBIT HALL A Graduate School Fair
Presider: Keith Dye, Texas Tech Univ, TMEA College Vice-President Sponsored by: TMEA and TAMS This new event is hosted separately from College Night to allow college students and active music educators time to interact with graduate music school representatives from Texas and beyond.
4:00 â€“ 5:00 PM / CC 201 What to Expect When Youâ€™re Expecting Technology in Class
Clinician: Pete Carney, Interactive Listening Sponsored by: Interactive Listening CPE 216201 â€“ 1.0 Hr Carney, chosen by Apple as â€œEditorâ€™s Choiceâ€? iBook author, unravels best practices for integrating technology to create an interactive classroom experience. Tactile, visual, and aural technology enables students to learn faster, connect more dots, and leads to greater information retention. Used properly, technology should be simple, comfortable, and promote deeper discovery in class.
4:00 â€“ 5:00 PM / CC 202 Classroom Recording Inside and Outside the Box for Pro Tools
reading etudes, hundreds of UIL solos, jazz improvisation accompaniments, and more.
4:00 â€“ 5:00 PM / CC 204 General Music for the iGeneration
Clinician: Susan Elliott, Beaver Technology Center CPE 216204 â€“ 1.0 Hr Gain ideas for integrating tablets and smartphones into general music class instruction. Elliott will demonstrate apps to enhance student engagement and learning. This session is geared for elementary teachers, but other general music teachers are welcome.
4:00 â€“ 5:00 PM / CC 002 Integrating Technology into an Instrumental Music Program
Clinician: Dave Kurtiak, eMedia Music Sponsored by: eMedia Music CPE PS216002 â€“ 1.0 Hr Integrating music technology into your instrumental music program can greatly enhance your studentsâ€™ learning experience. They will learn more quickly and be encouraged to advance at their own pace, and you will be able to meet individual needs. Kurtiak will show how music software can be implemented in an existing MIDI lab and other ways to integrate music technology and software into your music program.
4:00 â€“ 5:00 PM / CC 003 Smith Music Systems Color Music Translator for Piano and Strings
Clinicians: Robert McKay, Smith Music Systems; Dana Smith, Smith Music Systems; Carol Tom, Smith Music Systems; Casey Edwards, Smith Music Systems Sponsored by: Smith Music Systems CPE PS216003 â€“ 1.0 Hr Smith Music Systems representatives will demonstrate its revolutionary teaching aid for beginning piano and string orchestra students. The system presents music notation in shapes and colors for ease in identifying music notes and accelerates the studentâ€™s understanding of the position of music notes and their meaning. The system produces a much more rapid grasp of traditional black and white notation.
4:45 â€“ 5:30 PM / CC EAST REGISTRATION Texas A&M University-Commerce Flute Choir
Director: Julee Walker, Texas A&M Univ/Commerce This ensemble consists of 16 undergraduate flutists majoring in music performance and music education.
4:45 â€“ 5:30 PM / CC WEST REGISTRATION Sam Houston State University Horn Choir
Director: Peggy DeMers, Sam Houston State Univ This ensemble consists of music majors and non-music majors who participate in the school of music ensembles.
5:00 â€“ 6:15 PM / MARRIOTT RW SALON EF Retired Teachers Reception
Presider: Janwin Overstreet-Goode, Friendswood HS, TMEA President-Elect
5:15 â€“ 6:00 PM / LOCATIONS VARY TMEA Region Meetings
Locations will be listed in the convention program and online schedule.
Clinician: Bill Purse, Duquesne Univ CPE 216202 â€“ 1.0 Hr Purse will explain and demonstrate the concept of recording, mixing, and mastering with his personal approach to outside-the-box components such as audio interfaces, microphones, and microphone techniques. He will also cover the inside-the-box aspect of working directly in Pro Tools to track, mix, and master a professional CD project from concept to finished CD and upload.
5:15 â€“ 6:15 PM / CC 212 TFME Meeting & Keynote Session
4:00 â€“ 5:00 PM / CC 203 SmartMusic Anytime, Anywhere on iPad
Presider: Rick Ghinelli, Retired, TMAC President Sponsored by: TMAC and TMEA
Clinician: David Hawley, MakeMusic, Inc. Sponsored by: MakeMusic, Inc. CPE 216203 â€“ 1.0 Hr SmartMusic is now available for iPad! See how your students can practice and submit assignments with an iPad at home or school with SmartMusicâ€™s library of 60 method books, 3,600 concert titles, 50,000 exercises, 300 sight-
Presider: Joseph Weir, Atascocita HS, TMEA President CPE 217212 â€“ 1.0 Hr TMEA welcomes Texas Future Music Educator chapter members to the convention with a keynote address.
6:00 â€“ 8:00 PM / CC EXHIBIT HALL A Job Fair
6:00 â€“ 8:00 PM / CC LONESOME DOVE ROOM TMEA Past-Presidents Dinner Presider: Ross Boothman, Lumberton HS, TMEA Past-President
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6:00 â€“ 8:00 PM / CC EXHIBIT HALL A College Night
Presider: Keith Dye, Texas Tech Univ, TMEA College Vice-President Sponsored by: TMEA and TAMS Representatives from music schools across Texas and beyond will be available for one-on-one discussions. The primary focus of this event is undergraduate music education (a Graduate School Fair is held in Exhibit Hall A, 4â€“5 P.M. for those wanting information about graduate school opportunities).
6:30 â€“ 7:30 PM / CC 008 Beautiful Tone and Intonation in Every Flute Section
Clinician: Kathryn Blocki, Blocki Flute Studio Presider: Leilani Ramirez-Gomez, Veterans Memorial HS CPE 218008 â€“ 1.0 Hr Every band director would love to have a flute section that plays with exceptional intonation, but without a good tonal foundation, thatâ€™s impossible. Blocki will help attendees build confidence in their instruction so they can consistently teach flutists how to lay the foundation for their section to have outstanding tone and pitch.
6:30 â€“ 7:30 PM / CC 102 American School Band Directors Association Business Meeting Presider: Travis Smith, Williams HS, ASBDA State Chair
6:30 â€“ 7:30 PM / CC 205 Trombone Choir Start-Up Kit
Clinician: Dennis Bubert, UT/Arlington Presider: Jim Egger, McAllen HS Demonstration Group: UT/Arlington Trombone Choir CPE 218205 â€“ 1.0 Hr Improve the quality of your bandâ€™s trombone section through a trombone choir experience by using appropriate repertoire and techniques to create an enhanced awareness of ensemble playing by your trombone students. Guide your students to greater sensitivity of the basics of blend, balance, intonation, as well as a more sophisticated understanding of style and musicality.
6:30 â€“ 7:30 PM / CC 214 The Lord of the Rings: The First 25 Years
6:30 â€“ 7:20 PM / LILA COCKRELL THEATER Concert: Baylor University A Capella Choir Conductor: Alan Raines, Baylor Univ Presider: Dinah Menger, Baylor Univ, TMEA Vocal Vice-President CPE 218LCT â€“ 1.0 Hr
6:30 â€“ 7:30 PM / CC BALLROOM C3 Body Percussion: Sing, Say, Move, and Play!
Clinician: Julie Scott, Southern Methodist Univ Presider: Will Varner, Hamilton Park Pacesetter Magnet CPE 218BC3 â€“ 1.0 Hr The four traditional levels of body percussion used in Orff are stamping, patting, clapping, and snapping. Some teachers view body percussion as a way to gain studentsâ€™ attention, but it can be much more! Hands-on activities will include incorporating body percussion with a song, a speech piece, and with unpitched percussion instrumentsâ€”upper elementary students will love it!
6:30 â€“ 8:00 PM / CC BALLROOM C1 Songs That Dance and Dances That Sing
Clinician: John Feierabend, GIA Publications Inc. Presider: Casey Medlin, Holley ES Sponsored by: GIA Publications, Inc. CPE 218BC1 â€“ 1.5 Hrs In this energetic session, Feierabend will demonstrate how to transition from simple circle games to folk dances accompanied by singing. He will offer teaching strategies and examples that will show how students can easily learn and enjoy these great dances from our American folk song and dance traditions.
8:00 â€“ 8:50 PM / LILA COCKRELL THEATER Concert: AAAA Honor Band - Cedar Park HS Honor Band Conductor: Steve Wessels, Cedar Park HS Presider: Ronnie Rios, Harlingen HS, TMEA Band Vice-President CPE 220LCT â€“ 1.0 Hr
8:00 â€“ 10:00 PM / TBD Mu Omicron Dinner and Business Meeting Presider: Ellen Townley, Lowery Freshman Center
Clinician: Johan de Meij, Amstel Music Presider: Jay Young, Alice HS CPE 218214 â€“ 1.0 Hr Enjoy this retrospective by the composer of one of the most popular and most performed works in wind orchestra literature.
9:30 â€“ 11:30 PM / LOCATIONS VARY College Reunions
6:30 â€“ 7:30 PM / CC BALLROOM B Connecting with and Inspiring Your Students
Presider: David Irving, Del Mar College Guest Conductor: Brian Stratton, Province 14 Governor
11:00 â€“ 11:50 PM / CC 217 Annual Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Sing
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6:30 â€“ 7:30 PM / CC 207 Letâ€™s Get Loud!
Clinicians: Diana Ladio, The Moxie Strings; Alison Lynn, The Moxie Strings Presider: Michael Fahey, Stratford HS Sponsored by: Shar Music CPE 218207 â€“ 1.0 Hr Experiences with amplified instruments equip students for todayâ€™s changing musical world and hold a tremendous power to recruit, excite, and motivate. Ladio and Lynn will compare types of amplification available to strings, including pick-ups, microphones, and electric instruments. They will offer the basics for setup and ideas for incorporation into your program. Letâ€™s plug in and get loud!
Oklahoma City University
Maren Weinberger (â€˜11)
Second-place winner, 2013 Lotte Lenya International Theater Singing Competition
Clinician: Daniel Glass, Alfred Music Presider: Lynda Eubanks, Klein Forest HS Sponsored by: Alfred Music CPE 218BRB â€“ 1.0 Hr Glass, an award-winning drummer, historian, and educator, will present a set of tools that can help students make connections between the pop music of today and traditional music being taught from the curriculum.
Locations will be listed in the convention program and online schedule.
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TMEA Clinic/Convention Saturday, February 15, 2014
7:00 â€“ 8:50 AM / MARRIOTT RW SALON DEF Phi Beta Mu New Members Installation Breakfast Presider: Scott Coulson, Phi Beta Mu Alpha Chapter President
7:30 AM â€“ 2:00 PM / CC BRIDGE HALL TMEA Member Registration
7:30 â€“ 9:00 AM / MARRIOTT RW TRAVIS TMEA/TJEA Region Jazz Coordinators Breakfast
Presider: Aric Schneller, Sam Houston State Univ, TJEA President
8:00 â€“ 9:00 AM / CC 217 Promote Your Program â€“ Save Your Program!
Clinician: James Van Zandt, Round Rock ISD Presider: Ross Boothman, Lumberton HS, TMEA Past-President CPE 38217 â€“ 1.0 Hr Advocacy is all about positive communication with your district and campus personnel, budgeting, staffing, scheduling, working with parents and the community, and your state. Learn more from Van Zandt about how you can be an effective advocate for your program.
8:00 â€“ 9:00 AM / CC 205 Effective Practice Exercises for Flute
Clinician: Kristi Miller, Harris ES Presider: Paul Flinchbaugh, Brownsville ISD CPE 38205 â€“ 1.0 Hr Miller will present a variety of practice exercises that can help students develop tone, technique, vibrato, articulation, and expression. These exercises can be used in weekly band sectionals and in private practice to lay a firm foundation in all aspects of flute playing for the middle school and high school student. Exercises will be demonstrated by middle and high school students.
8:00 â€“ 9:00 AM / CC 214 Techniques and Perspectives of the Honor Band Directors
Clinicians: Steve Wessels, Cedar Park HS; Robert Herrings, Henry MS; Benjamin Katz, Clark MS; Steven Moss, Yoe HS Presider: Ruben Adame, La Joya HS CPE 38214 â€“ 1.0 Hr Directors of the 2013â€“2014 TMEA Honor Bands will discuss the structure, administration, and focus of their very successful programs and will answer your questions.
8:00 â€“ 9:00 AM / CC 102 TexASTA General Business Meeting
Presider: Jose Flores, Texas A&M Univ/Corpus Christi, TexASTA President
8:00 â€“ 9:00 AM / CC 206 Techniques and Perspectives of the Honor Orchestra Directors
Clinicians: Karina Lindsey, Fowler MS; Mary Havenstrite, Robinson MS; Ryan Ross, Jasper HS; Bryan Buffaloe, Clear Lake HS Presider: Brian Coatney, Plano SH CPE 38206 â€“ 1.0 Hr Directors of the 2013â€“2014 TMEA Honor Orchestras will discuss the structure, administration, and focus of their very successful programs and will answer your questions.
8:00 â€“ 9:00 AM / CC 207 Musical Motivation in the Orchestra Classroom
Clinician: Gail Barnes, The FJH Music Company Inc. Presider: Reuben Chance, Memorial HS Sponsored by: The FJH Music Company Inc. CPE 38207 â€“ 1.0 Hr The best way to motivate students is with the music they learn. Barnes will discuss the attributes of the most popular pieces for school orchestra, and attendees will learn assessment strategies that can motivate stringed instrument students to take ownership of their musical learning.
8:00 â€“ 9:00 AM / CC 001 Programming and Recording Strategies for the TMEA Invited Choir Process
Clinician: Catherine Wafford, Retired Presider: Erica Salazar, Cathey MS CPE 38001 â€“ 1.0 Hr Wafford will discuss programming for UIL to utilize selections for submission, using recordings that arenâ€™t part of a UIL program, arranging selections on the CD, and developing musical and musicianship skills that enhance the performance.
8:00 â€“ 9:00 AM / CC 103 From 10 to 150 Students: How to Grow a Choir Program
Clinicians: Allison Johnston, Friona HS; Daniel Hutchins, Friona HS Presider: Audrey Quintero, McAllen HS CPE 38103 â€“ 1.0 Hr Johnston and Hutchins will present tips, tricks, and techniques to help directors build a graded choir program from scratch. Johnston will offer program history and background on how she built the 2A FHS choir from 10 to 150 students. The clinicians will discuss motivating students, student leadership, recruiting, service projects, fundraising, and more.
8:00 â€“ 9:00 AM / CC BALLROOM C1 Establishing a Positive Classroom
Clinician: Lynette Vincent, Prosper ISD Presider: Sarah Prather, Stovall Academy CPE 38BC1 â€“ 1.0 Hr Classroom management can be used to establish a positive classroom environment in which students enjoy engaging in learning. Vincent will provide ways to use positive reinforcement, student leadership, classroom procedures, lesson planning, appropriate consequences, and parent communication to establish a positive classroom environment that encourages an atmosphere of joy and trust.
8:00 â€“ 9:00 AM / CC BALLROOM C2 Music as a Second Language
Clinician: Kathryn Kuddes, Plano ISD Presider: Mary Ella Stevens, Carter Academy CPE 38BC2 â€“ 1.0 Hr Nearly every child in the literacy oriented music classroom can be classified as an â€œMLLâ€? (Music Language Learner). Explore the application of ESL (English as a Second Language) strategies and best practices in music instruction to enhance learning and literacy in music and English. Kuddes will highlight effective techniques that support musical literacy instruction and enhance language acquisition.
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8:00 â€“ 9:00 AM / CC 210 Seven Positive Habits of Music Educators
Clinicians: Aaron Kennell, Plummer MS; Kevin Wood, Cypress Woods HS Presider: Renee Wilson, Texas Tech Univ CPE 38210 â€“ 1.0 Hr It is widely known that many talented teachers leave education within their first five years of employment. Wood and Kennell will present the seven characteristics that exemplary music educators share in any setting. These positive habits will help reduce attrition in not only our music programs, but also within the ranks of music educators ourselves.
8:00 â€“ 9:00 AM / CC 212 Piano Sightreading Skills Development
Clinician: Michael Sullivan, St. Maryâ€™s Univ Presider: Carla Cash, Texas Tech Univ CPE 38212 â€“ 1.0 Hr Keyboard session: Having piano sightreading skills is beneficial for many teachers in the primary and secondary schools. Sullivan will examine two books of piano music developed specifically to help beginning piano students learn sightreading and accompanying skills.
8:00 â€“ 9:00 AM / CC 213 The Bach Chorales and How to Use Them in Our Teaching
Clinician: Ruth Holmes, Lubbock Christian Univ Presider: Rodney Mason, Brazosport College CPE 38213 â€“ 1.0 Hr Illuminating the Bach chorales, their compositional perfection, and their foundation for Bachâ€™s larger compositions as well as those of his successors illustrates how we can use them to inspire our students. Holmes will offer a myriad of ways we can utilize the chorales in our teaching.
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8:00 â€“ 9:00 AM / CC 216 Working Together: Youth Outreach Programs in Harmony
Clinicians: Ames Asbell, Texas State Univ; Lynn Brinckmeyer, Texas State Univ; John Lopez, Texas State Univ Presider: Eddie Vandewalker, Wharton County Junior College Demonstration Group: Texas State Youth Outreach Programs CPE 38216 â€“ 1.0 Hr A broad variety of musical experiences are essential for building aptitude and musicianship in young performers. In this fun and inspiring program, Texas State University faculty and San Marcos Kâ€“12 students from three youth education programs (strings, chorus, and mariachi) join forces to demonstrate a variety of approaches to vocal and instrumental performance education.
8:00 â€“ 9:00 AM / CC 202 Long Distance Music Opportunities for 21st-Century Schools
Clinician: Shana Kirk, Pianotopia Sponsored by: Yamaha Corporation of America CPE 38202 â€“ 1.0 Hr Distance learning is a popular concept, but can it be effective in music education? Explore the latest tools to expand the reach of your students and faculty, as well as ways to bring exciting artists and teachers into your school from afar! Learn how to broadcast student performances over the Internet, participate in remote concerts, and teach long distance using interactive musical tools.
8:00 â€“ 9:00 AM / CC 203 Finale 2014 Time Savers for Band/Choir/Orchestra Directors Clinician: Tom Johnson, MakeMusic, Inc. Sponsored by: MakeMusic, Inc. CPE 38203 â€“ 1.0 Hr The new Finale 2014 is here! Discover the easiest and fastest ways to create your band, orchestra, and choral notationâ€”whether youâ€™re changing that horn, violin, or alto part into a sax, viola, or tenor part in seconds or creating an entire score. Special attention will be given to Finale 2014â€™s entry processes for notes, articulations, expressions, slurs, lyrics, scanning music, and much more.
SATURDAY 8:00 â€“ 9:00 AM / CC 204 Electro-Jazz: Computers in the Jazz Ensemble
Clinicians: Ariel Alexander, Saddleback College; Jon Bremen, Los Angeles Southwest College CPE 38204 â€“ 1.0 Hr Alexander (saxophone) and Bremen (guitar) demonstrate how they use the computer (using Ableton Live) as an instrument in their Electro-Acoustic jazz duo. Through a mixture of presentation and performance, the clinicians will offer insight into the fusion of electronic music and jazz.
8:00 â€“ 9:00 AM / CC 002 Total Percussion Jam
Clinicians: Gary Mallinson, Adventure Percussion; Yale Snyder, Monroe Township Public Schools Sponsored by: Adventure Percussion CPE PS38002 â€“ 1.0 Hr Total Percussion Jam is a revolutionary new total percussion method centered around nine elementary-level percussion ensembles throughout the book beginning as soon as students have learned the first three notes. Total Percussion Jam covers the essential concepts needed for the beginning percussionist, so that snare drum and mallets are played with a unified approach. Complete with a play-along CD, teachers wonâ€™t hear â€œI hate playing malletsâ€? again!
8:00 â€“ 9:00 AM / CC 003 SmartMusic for Vocalists: No Instrumentalists Allowed!
Clinician: Leigh Kallestad, MakeMusic, Inc. Sponsored by: MakeMusic, Inc. CPE PS38003 â€“ 1.0 Hr Vocalists are using SmartMusic for solo practice, learning choir parts, vocal assessment, sight singing, assignments, and even performances. See how easy and effective SmartMusic is for vocalists. In addition, you can import recordings or create your own content using Finale. Your music, practice options, and success are limitless with SmartMusic.
9:30 â€“ 10:30 AM / CC 217 Teaching Percussion from the Podium: A No Fear Approach
Clinician: Darrin Hicks, Lake Highlands HS Presider: Sam Rodriguez, Hanna HS Demonstration Group: Flower Mound Cluster Percussionists CPE 39217 â€“ 1.0 Hr Percussion teaching can be intimidating for the non-percussionist band director. Hicks will offer detailed yet simple techniques that will help your percussion section make your band sound even better. Instruments covered include concert snare drum, bass drum, crash cymbals, suspended cymbal, tambourine, triangle, timpani, and keyboards. He will cover other topics including balance, blend, and phrasing.
9:30 â€“ 11:30 AM / LILA COCKRELL THEATER Concert: TMEA/ATSSB All-State Concert and Symphonic Bands
Presider: John Young, Wills Point HS, ATSSB President CPE 39LCT â€“ 2.0 Hrs Concert Band Conductor: Dr. Timothy Rhea, Texas A&M Univ Concert Band Organizer: Mark Conaway, Sunnyvale HS Concert Band Percussion Organizer: Steven Olmstead, Wills Point HS Symphonic Band Conductor: Richard Floyd, UIL Director of Music â€“ Emeritus Symphonic Band Organizer: Nick Kornegay, Wills Point HS Symphonic Band Percussion Organizer: Adan Garcia, Pilot Point MS
9:30 â€“ 10:30 AM / CC 206 String Orchestra Rehearsal Laboratory
9:00 AM â€“ 2:00 PM / CC EXHIBIT HALLS Visit the East and West Exhibit Halls
Clinician: Mark Laycock, Wichita State Univ Presider: Andrew Potter, LBJ HS Demonstration Group: Lady Bird Johnson HS Forza String Orchestra, Karen George, Director CPE 39206 â€“ 1.0 Hr Designed to showcase creative ensemble pedagogical techniques in a practical setting, the lab will feature Laycock serving as rehearsal clinician. He will explore concepts including skill transfer, self-assessment, critical listening, teaching expressivity, and promoting a chamber music aesthetic within a large ensemble.
9:30 â€“ 10:30 AM / CC 102 TMEA State Board of Directors Meeting
9:30 â€“ 10:30 AM / CC 207 Starting Your Strings â€“ Itâ€™s All About the Beginning
Presider: Joseph Weir, Atascocita HS, TMEA President
9:30 â€“ 10:30 AM / CC 205 Trumpet Basics for the Mariachi Style
Clinicians: Ramon Nino, Northside HS; Jose Hernandez, Music Education Consultants, Inc. Presider: Juan Sosa, Donna HS Demonstration Group: North Side HS Mariachi Espuelas de Plata Sponsored by: Conn-Selmer, West Music, Hal Leonard Corporation CPE 39205 â€“ 1.0 Hr There are specific techniques and articulations in the mariachi genre that instrumentalists must master to play in the authentic style. Hernandez will guide young musicians to control the trumpet vibrato so that they can perform in authentic style at any speed. Hernandez will also explore how to teach students to properly articulate the mariachi staccato.
9:30 â€“ 10:30 AM / CC 214 Letâ€™s Talk Band!
Clinicians: Marilyn Bennett, Olney HS; Cynthia Lansford, Phi Beta Mu Alpha Chapter Vice-President; Melodianne Mallow, Retired; Jolette Wine, Retired Presider: James Keltner, Memorial MS Sponsored by: Women Band Directors International CPE 39214 â€“ 1.0 Hr Once upon a time band directors met at the local music store on Saturday mornings. Over coffee they would share their band directing experiences and problems in an effort to find answers and solutions. In this Q&A session (with questions submitted prior to and during the clinic), clinicians will offer their advice and solutions based on their expertise and experience.
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Clinician: Bob Phillips, Alfred Music Presider: Erin Fox, Parkhill JH Sponsored by: Alfred Music CPE 39207 â€“ 1.0 Hr How do you create a highly successful beginning string class? Whether you have 20 or 200 beginners, learn from the master of large group instruction. Phillips will explore the factors of success that ensure your students play well, are engaged, and, most of all, continue in music.
9:30 â€“ 10:30 AM / CC 001 Atmospheric Change: Rejuvenating Your Choral Rehearsals
Clinician: Carolyn Cruse, Texas Tech Univ Presider: Elizabeth Edwards, Killian MS CPE 39001 â€“ 1.0 Hr Do your rehearsals feel routine? Do you tend to use similar strategies during daily rehearsals? Cruse will illustrate rehearsal strategies to bring a renewed energy into your classroom. These rejuvenating tips and techniques include verbal strategies, active strategies, ideas for building connections within the repertoire, and suggestions for building relationships during rehearsals.
9:30 â€“ 10:30 AM / CC 103 Who Says Singers Canâ€™t Count?
Clinicians: Karla Cruz, Murchison MS; Jeffrey Martin, Murchison MS Presider: David Soliz, Chavez MS Demonstration Group: Murchison MS Chorale Women, Karla Cruz, Director CPE 39103 â€“ 1.0 Hr Singers are known for not being as rhythmically proficient as instrumentalists. Cruz and Martin will share an exciting method of teaching and performing rhythms that will motivate singers of all ages. This energetic and physical approach to rhythm counting is fun and engaging in the choral classroom and helps individual singers grow as musicians.
SATURDAY 9:30 â€“ 10:30 AM / CC BALLROOM C1 A Story, a Song, and Youâ€™re Moving Along
TMEA Featured Clinician: Roger Sams, Music is Elementary Presider: Olivia Norine, Donald ES CPE 39BC1 â€“ 1.0 Hr Picture books create the theme for learning through music and movement with preschool through first-grade students. The emphasis in this clinic is on play!
9:30 â€“ 10:30 AM / CC BALLROOM C2 Listening Lessons Using World Music
TMEA Featured Clinician: Christopher Roberts, St. Joseph School / Univ of Washington Presider: Shelley Harrington, Blackshear ES CPE 39BC2 â€“ 1.0 Hr Recordings can be an effective way for American children to experience world music as it would sound in its home culture. To avoid the age-old complaints from students that the music is â€œbooooring,â€? construct activities around well-chosen pieces of music to maximize both student interest and learning.
9:30 â€“ 10:30 AM / CC 210 Career Moves: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Clinician: Mary Ellen Cavitt, Texas State Univ Presider: Mark Morton, Texas Tech Univ CPE 39210 â€“ 1.0 Hr Finding the job that is the right fit for you can be a challenge. Cavitt will discuss interviewing, ins and outs of a variety of careers in music education, and how best to thrive.
9:30 â€“ 10:30 AM / CC 212 Piano Pathways to Instrumental and Vocal Success
Clinician: Elizabeth Gutierrez, Private Instructor Presider: Carla Cash, Texas Tech Univ Sponsored by: Hal Leonard Corporation CPE 39212 â€“ 1.0 Hr Keyboard session: Playing the piano reinforces skills used in almost every musical ensemble. From sightreading and music literacy to composition and improvisation, piano students learn it all. Gutierrez will introduce several pathways to getting students involved with the pianoâ€”from class piano to individual lessons to self-teaching materialsâ€”regardless of your level of piano proficiency.
9:30 â€“ 10:30 AM / CC 213 From Architecture to Teaching: A Universal Approach
Clinicians: Judith Jellison, UT/Austin; Ellary Draper, UT/Austin Presider: Jenny Dees, Texas Tech Univ CPE 39213 â€“ 1.0 Hr Universal design in architecture (ramps, icons) benefit everyone, and these designs led to laws requiring a universal design when teaching students with disabilities. How can future music teachers learn about this approach and how universal strategies will benefit all students? Draper and Jellison will focus on this question using discussion, videos, and online resources.
9:30 â€“ 10:30 AM/ CC 216 Going from High School Student to College Music Major
Clinicians: Robert Tucker, Hardin-Simmons Univ; Stephen Cox, Eastland ISD; John Scott, Univ of North Texas; Marylynn Fletcher, Victoria College; David Scott, Texas A&M Univ/Commerce Presider: Wayne Dorothy, Hardin-Simmons Univ CPE 39216 â€“ 1.0 Hr Deans and professors from Texas universities will discuss preparing to major in music and will take questions from students.
9:30 â€“ 10:30 AM / CC 202 Digital Portfolios: The Basics and Beyond
Clinicians: Sarah Mayer, Kettle Moraine Lutheran HS; Stephanie Sanders, Berwick Academy CPE 39202 â€“ 1.0 Hr Do you want new ideas for increasing program retention; ways to reach out to parents and administrators for advocacy and support; or methods for student-centered, authentic assessment and reflection? Digital portfolios are a simple, expandable, and customizable answer for all music teachers.
9:30 â€“ 10:30 AM / CC 203 New Directions in EWI/Wind Controller Programming
Clinician: Wayne Pierce, Kingswood Oxford CPE 39203 â€“ 1.0 Hr Advances in programming options for wind controllers have opened up a variety of new sounds and textures for solo or ensemble use. Ableton Live, Reason, and Logic are a few of the programs that give EWI/wind controller players almost endless potential for unique and musically interesting sound sources. Pierce will provide a live demonstration as well as audio/video examples of these programs.
9:30 â€“ 10:30 AM / CC 204 Innovative Uses of Technology in the Orchestra Rehearsal
Clinician: Joseph Brennan, Haverford HS CPE 39204 â€“ 1.0 Hr Using technology in the secondary string rehearsal will improve your studentsâ€™ playing skills and make your rehearsals more effective and efficient. Devices such as computers, document cameras, tuners and metronomes, along with various software applications, and websites like YouTube, will be demonstrated. Brennan will also discuss how to acquire these devices and how to set up your rehearsal room.
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SATURDAY 9:30 â€“ 10:30 AM / CC 002 MUSIVU â€“ the Music Virtual University
Clinician: Kris Maloy, Oklahoma City Univ, Instructor of Music Sponsored by: MUSIVU, The Music Virtual University CPE PS39002 â€“ 1.0 Hr Students who successfully complete MUSIVU courses learn to read music fluently, understand it deeply, hear it with accuracy and sensitivity, and to increase their ability in performance on any instrument (including voice). Students who have successfully completed these courses will pass collegiate music school entrance tests easily and in many cases test out of first-year courses, saving thousands of dollars in college costs.
9:30 â€“ 10:30 AM / CC 003 Innovative Electric Instruments by Mark Wood
Clinician: Mark Wood, Wood Violins Sponsored by: Wood Violins CPE PS39003 â€“ 1.0 Hr Experience new technology that brings string instruments into the 21st centuryâ€”Mark Wood electric violins and cellos that can easily be incorporated into your school orchestra. Demonstration will include monitoring, amplifiers, effects pedals, tune production, and special playing techniques. Learn how to plug your orchestra into an iPad!
10:30 â€“ 11:15 AM / CC EAST REGISTRATION TTU Tango Camarata
Director: Thomas Cimarusti, TTU Sponsored by: TTU School of Music This ensemble consists of undergraduate and graduate music students interested in the performance of traditional Argentine tangos as well as the nuevo tango of Astor Piazzolla. Instrumentation includes bandoneon, violin, piano, guitar, and bass.
11:00 AM â€“ Noon / CC 102 TMEC Annual Meeting and Reception
Presider: Susan Bruenger, UT/San Antonio, TMEC President Sponsored by: Music in Motion and Mr. Eâ€™s Music Supercenters
11:00 AM â€“ Noon / CC 205 Techniques for the Tuba: Setting a Foundation
Clinician: Janet Tracy, Univ of the Incarnate Word Presider: Richard Clem, Sterling HS Sponsored by: Custom Music International/Tuba World CPE 311205 â€“ 1.0 Hr Tracy will offer a detailed overview of setting up your bandâ€™s tuba students with the correct embouchure, breathing techniques, recommended methods, literature, and equipment.
11:00 AM â€“ Noon / CC 214 Preparing Middle School Hands for High School Percussion
Clinician: William Bachman, Lewisville ISD Presider: Cindy Casillas, Labay MS Demonstration Group: Marcus HS-MS Cluster Percussion, Kennan Wylie, Director CPE 311214 â€“ 1.0 Hr Preparing middle school percussionists for high school percussion is quite a challenge. While it is common to train through the rudiments, Bachman will demonstrate a better and faster way by training the 12 essential hand motions, making playing rudimental vocabulary much easier.
11:00 AM â€“ Noon / CC 206 Strolling Strings: The Ultimate Surround Sound
Clinician: Todd Berridge, Permian HS Presider: Brett Berridge, Monterey HS Demonstration Group: Permian HS Satin Strings CPE 311206 â€“ 1.0 Hr Add movement and memorization to your auxiliary string ensemble. Berridge will illustrate the ease and feasibility of having a strolling strings group and how it can add to your program both publicly and from within.
11:00 AM â€“ Noon / CC 207 Macro to Micro: Planning for the Success of Your Students
Clinician: Paul Sikes, Texas A&M Univ Presider: Zayra Molina, Rosemont MS CPE 311207 â€“ 1.0 Hr Planning may be the most important part of a music program. A well-laid plan gives the teacher a road map to follow to ensure students arrive at the learning destination. Sikes will discuss how to make plans, starting at the macro 82 Southwestern Musician | December 2013
level (4-year plan) down to the micro level (daily plans) and will suggest what to include in your plans to ensure the success of your students.
11:00 AM â€“ Noon / CC 217 Achieving Pin-Drop Quiet Rehearsals
Clinician: David Newell, Ford MS, Berea, Ohioâ€“Retired Presider: Bryan Mandella, Channelview HS Sponsored by: Neil A. Kjos Music Company CPE 311217 â€“ 1.0 Hr During 30 years in the public school music classroom, Newell earned a reputation for conducting rehearsals and classes in which one could hear a pin drop, this despite the fact that he is a quiet, calm, shy person who absolutely never raised his voice. Newell will discuss two foundations for achieving this: management techniques and musical skills.
11:00 AM â€“ Noon / CC BALLROOM C1 Playing with the Classics: Music Masterworks for Young Children
Clinicians: Peggy Bennett, Oberlin Conservatory; Vicky Suarez, Prairie Creek ES Presider: Katherine Stark, Timber Creek ES Sponsored by: Alfred Music Publishing CPE 311BC1 â€“ 1.0 Hr Imagination and fun are keys to making music classics come alive for young children. When playfulness is at the heart, children contribute words, movement, and giggles as the classics achieve treasured status with these little ones.
11:00 AM â€“ Noon / CC BALLROOM C2 The Best of Both Worlds: KodĂĄly and Music Learning Theory
Clinicians: Julie Kastner, Univ of Houston; Rhona Brink, Retired Presider: Nicole Catoire, Mendel ES CPE 311BC2 â€“ 1.0 Hr KodĂĄly and Gordonâ€™s Music Learning Theory are two successful methods for teaching elementary music. Join the presentersâ€”two friends with different certificationsâ€”to learn some of the basics of these methods. They will feature descriptions of main principles and engaging activities from both methodologies that support studentsâ€™ singing, movement, literacy, and audiation.
11:00 AM â€“ Noon / CC 210 Performance Anxiety: How It Works and the Means to Defeat It
Clinician: Jesse Cook, Georgetown HS Presider: Christina Svec, Univ of North Texas CPE 311210 â€“ 1.0 Hr We all have known the agony of choking on stage. It is human nature to want something badly and consequently, to fear we wonâ€™t have what it takes to secure the desired results. Yet it is this fear, not a lack of talent, that does the most to undermine us. Cook will help teachers and performers of all levels in fusing their potential and preparation into peak performances.
11:00 AM â€“ Noon / CC 212 Functional Keyboarding Skills for the Music Educator
Clinician: Carolyn Cruse, Texas Tech Univ Presider: Stephen Crawford, Univ of Mary Hardin-Baylor CPE 311212 â€“ 1.0 Hr Keyboard session: The need for functional keyboarding skills is often neglected in college methods courses. However, both practicing and preservice teachers realize the importance of piano skills and how difficult it can be to increase and strengthen these skills. Cruse will provide specific practicing techniques and hand-strengthening exercises to turn even the most novice beginner into a functional pianist.
11:00 AM â€“ Noon / CC 213 Student Teaching 101
Clinician: Brian Coatney, Plano SH Presider: Bruce Wood, Texas Tech Univ CPE 311213 â€“ 1.0 Hr Coatney, who has had the privilege of working with several student teachers, will discuss the details of student teaching. He will cover all of the necessary tasks college students should complete prior to, during, and after their student teaching to get the most out of their experience. Additionally, he will address the characteristics of cooperating teachers who provide a superior and fulfilling experience.
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11:00 AM â€“ Noon / CC 216 Young Teachers and Low-SES Districts
Clinicians: Mackie Spradley, Dallas ISD; Paula Hoover, Hillcrest Professional Development; Michael Parker, White HS; Lauren Robertson, Baylor Univ, Moderator Presider: Kurt Cereske, Texas Tech Univ CPE 311216 â€“ 1.0 Hr Do you feel under-prepared for effectively teaching students in low socioeconomic school districts? Do you believe teaching in these schools is your calling but you have questions about the challenges and needs involved? These panelists will help you get a strong start on preparing to serve these school districts.
11:00 AM â€“ Noon / CC 202 Bring Music to Life: Composing for Performance
Clinicians: Sandi Macleod, Music-COMP; Anne Hamilton, North Country Union HS CPE 311202 â€“ 1.0 Hr When students compose for voice or instruments, the process should aim toward a live performanceâ€”formal or informal. Hearing a computer replay a work isnâ€™t the same as hearing it come to life with musicians. Students can perform their own works or write for others. The process will improve music learning and inspire young musicians to think of themselves as composers.
11:00 AM â€“ Noon / CC 203 Quaver Innovation in Classroom Technology
Noon â€“ 1:15 PM / CC BALLROOM A Concert: TMEA All-State Mixed Choir
Conductor: Elena Sharkova, Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale Presider: Dinah Menger, Baylor Univ, TMEA Vocal Vice-President Organizer: Robert Horton, The Woodlands HS Orchestra: Baylor Symphony, Stephen Heyde, Director CPE 312BRA â€“ 1.25 Hrs
Noon â€“ 12:45 PM / CC EAST REGISTRATION Texas Tech University Saxophone Ensemble
Director: David Dees, Texas Tech Univ Consisting of music majors, this ensemble performs arrangements and original works with and without conductor. The ensemble has performed at regional and national conferences of the North American Saxophone Alliance and at the 16th World Saxophone Congress in St. Andrews Scotland in 2012.
12:30 â€“ 1:20 PM / LILA COCKRELL THEATER Concert: TMEA All-State 4A Symphonic Band Conductor: Johan de Meij, Composer Presider: Ronnie Rios, Harlingen HS, TMEA Band Vice-President Organizer: Arnold Garza, Alice HS Percussion Organizer: Jeffery Valperts, Robstown HS CPE 312LCT â€“ 1.0 Hr
12:30 â€“ 1:30 PM / CC 206 Envisioning and Developing the Complete Orchestra Program
Clinician: Graham Hepburn, QuaverMusic.com CPE 311203 â€“ 1.0 Hr QuaverMusic.com is revolutionizing music education with technology-driven resources. Music teachers are equipped with hundreds of IWB activities, customizable lesson plans, interactive song-based activities, auto-assessments, district management tools, cross-curricular connections, and iPad appsâ€”not to mention music creation programs and games on their free website for kids.
Clinician: Charles Laux, Kennesaw State Univ Presider: Nicacio Lopez, Amarillo HS CPE 312206 â€“ 1.0 Hr Having a successful program takes more than just good teaching. It requires teachers to go beyond the traditional program mold and implement ideas that will help motivate and build studentsâ€™ confidence in the teacher and their goals. Laux will discuss the topics of programming, organization, communication, promotion/marketing, motivation, assessment, and more.
11:00 AM â€“ Noon / CC 204 iPads in Music Education
12:30 â€“ 1:30 PM / CC 207 Intonation Bootcamp
Clinician: Barbara Freedman, Greenwich HS CPE 311204 â€“ 1.0 Hr With a single device, several, or a whole class set, iPads and other tablet devices offer many options for use in the music classroom. Freedman will cover several applications for use in general music, music creation/composition, ensembles, and guitar music classrooms for the teacher and the student.
11:00 AM â€“ Noon / CC 002 Creative Storytelling Through Music
Clinician: Sue Hamilton, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, Creative Entertainment Sponsored by: Disney Youth Group Programs CPE PS311002 â€“ 1.0 Hr Explore musicâ€™s role in Disney theme park attractions and entertainment storytelling. Join Hamilton for a â€œbackstage tourâ€? of the Disney creative process, where the fundamental building blocks of music are used to develop layered, structured scores that evoke time, place, tone, character, and emotionâ€”the key components of successful storytelling.
11:00 AM â€“ Noon / CC 003 Answers to Your Wildest Questions About Finale 2014
Clinician: Tom Johnson, MakeMusic, Inc. Sponsored by: MakeMusic, Inc. CPE PS311003 â€“ 1.0 Hr This is the Finale clinic for you! Come with your Finale question. Write it on your entry form to win a free Finale at the end of the clinic. We will go through every question, learning from each question and answer. Explore the surface and depths of the worldâ€™s most popular music education software, Finale 2014.
11:30 AM â€“ 12:20 PM / CC BALLROOM B Concert: TMEA All-State Jazz Ensemble II
Conductor: Conrad Herwig, Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Arts Presider: Ronnie Rios, Harlingen HS, TMEA Band Vice-President Organizer: Samuel Aguilar, Edinburg HS CPE 311BRB â€“ 1.0 Hr
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Clinician: Eliza Thomason, Texas Lutheran Univ Presider: Louanne Greer, Young JH Demonstration Group: Members of the TLU Chamber Orchestra CPE 312207 â€“ 1.0 Hr Thomason will offer techniques to improve your groupâ€™s intonation. Build a strong foundation with a whole rehearsalâ€™s worth of techniques, and keep fine tuning every day, translating these skills to your repertoire.
12:30 â€“ 1:30 PM / CC BALLROOM C1 The Singing Voice in an Orff-Schulwerk Classroom
TMEA Featured Clinician: Roger Sams, Music is Elementary Presider: Kimberly Gibson, Lamar ES CPE 312BC1 â€“ 1.0 Hr As humans, the singing voice is our primary instrument. Together we will explore ways to focus on the singing voice while using Orff-Schulwerk processes. Sams will include procedures for bridging the Orff classroom and choir, with examples from The Crooked River Choral Project.
12:30 â€“ 1:30 PM / CC BALLROOM C2 Multicultural Singing Games for Upper Elementary Students (Repeat)
TMEA Featured Clinician: Christopher Roberts, St. Joseph School / Univ of Washington Presider: Joann Watson, Retired CPE 312BC2 â€“ 1.0 Hr Upper elementary students can be too-cool-for-school, but singing games are a way to engage them in kid-friendly play while supporting the development of musical and social skills. In this session attendees will play games from around the world, learn characteristics of effective games for older students, and watch videos of children at musical play.
12:30 â€“ 1:30 PM / CC 210 The Leader in You
Clinician: Richard Fiese, Houston Baptist Univ Presider: Eddie Vandewalker, Wharton County Junior College CPE 312210 â€“ 1.0 Hr Teachers must be leaders by definition, but leadership is more perspective than position. Learning the proper perspective on leadership promotes instructional effectiveness in the classroom and rehearsal hall and provides a model for students to develop leadership skills.
12:30 â€“ 1:30 PM / CC 212 The Instrumentalist in a Vocal Pedagogue World
Clinician: John Wayman, Young Harris College Presider: John Reid, South Plains College CPE 312212 â€“ 1.0 Hr I play an instrumentâ€”not voice! Certification for music teachers encompasses a complete spectrum of all areas and levels, but do we really feel comfortable teaching everything? Wayman explores the cross-culture of the instrumentalist in the vocal realm by examining a curriculum that challenges students to make the connection between instrumental and vocal teaching.
12:30 â€“ 1:30 PM / CC 202 Software for the Elementary Music Classroom
Clinician: Jim Frankel, MusicFirst Sponsored by: MusicFirst CPE 312202 â€“ 1.0 Hr Are you looking for affordable software for your elementary music classroom? Interested in finding out about the latest tools to help you teach music? Do you want to learn how to flip your classroom so students can work at home on their Internet-connected devices? This is the session for you! Come and see the latest offerings from MusicFirst.
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12:30 â€“ 1:30 PM / CC 213 Teaching Students with Dyslexia Clinician: Donald Taylor, Univ of North Texas Presider: Christina Svec, Univ of North Texas CPE 312213 â€“ 1.0 Hr Dyslexia is a common issue affecting approximately 15â€“20 percent of the worldâ€™s population. Taylor will offer instructional strategies for music teachers in classroom and studio settings. Research-based techniques will be offered to address common issues related to visual, auditory, and kinesthetic forms of dyslexia.
12:30 â€“ 1:30 PM / CC 216 Building Bridges: Music Theory from High School to College
Clinicians: Terry Eder, Plano SH; Blaise Ferrandino, Texas Christian Univ; Nancy Scoggin, Joshua ISD; David Forrest, Texas Tech Univ.; Kevin Clifton, Sam Houston State Univ; Sean Atkinson, Univ of Texas at Arlington Presider: Vallie Owens, Texas Tech Univ CPE 312216 â€“ 1.0 Hr Communication between high school and college music theory teachers is critical to student success before and beyond graduation. In this spirit, teachers from both sides of the great divide will discuss the oral, aural, written, and visual aspects of music literacy. Scope and sequence will be related to outcomes that transcend grade-level and that are essential to ongoing student development.
12:30 â€“ 1:30 PM / CC 201 TI:ME Certification Meeting
Presider: Floyd Richmond, Valley Forge Christian College The Technology Institute for Music Educators (TI:ME) has identified six areas of music technology that can be used to improve music instruction. Teachers taking coursework or demonstrating expertise in these areas are eligible for TI:ME level 1 or level 2 certification. Richmond will offer an overview of the curriculum as well as the requirements and paths leading to certification. (Institutions interested in offering TI:ME certification, and individuals who have completed their alternative certification assignments should meet with the clinician by appointment.)
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SATURDAY 12:30 â€“ 1:30 PM / CC 203 What if You Could Show Students the Sound They Produced?
Clinicians: Hector Perez, Randolph HS; Stephen Giovanoni, Randolph HS Demonstration Group: Randolph HS Band, Hector Perez, Director CPE 312203 â€“ 1.0 Hr Perez and Giovanoni will demonstrate easy-to-use technology for daily rehearsals that can improve your ensemble sound. With free software, you can show your students what we tell them every day about tone production, articulation, dynamics, phrasing, and balance. Learn how to turn your computer into a recorder and teleprompter to offer a real-time analysis of what an individual or ensemble is producing.
12:30 â€“ 1:30 PM / CC 204 21st-Century Elementary Ensemble Director
Clinician: Jared Oâ€™Leary, Arizona State Univ CPE 312204 â€“ 1.0 Hr Music educators have only begun to scratch the surface of integrating technology into elementary ensembles. Oâ€™Leary will explain and demonstrate the potential for using various technologies to improve student performance inside and outside the classroom. Bring an idea to share with the group as we will create a collective list of suggestions and resources.
1:00 â€“ 1:50 PM / CC BALLROOM B Concert: TMEA/ATSSB All-State Jazz Ensemble
Presider: John Young, Wills Point HS, ATSSB President CPE 313BRB â€“ 1.0 Hr Jazz Ensemble Conductor: Charles Owen, Univ of South Florida Jazz Ensemble Organizer: John Nutt, Crandall HS Jazz Ensemble Coordinator: Brian Donnell, Greenhill School
1:30 â€“ 2:15 PM / CC EAST REGISTRATION Sam Houston State University Trombone Choir
Director: R. Benjamin Osborne, Sam Houston State Univ This ensemble includes undergraduate and graduate music majors who have been developing as a group over the last three years.
2:00 â€“ 3:00 PM / CC 205 Developing the Sound Saxophone Section in Band
Clinician: Glen Gillis, Univ of Saskatchewan Presider: Devin Turk, Carver Academy Sponsored by: Conn-Selmer, Inc. CPE 314205 â€“ 1.0 Hr The saxophonist has the potential to produce a sound as powerful and dynamic as a brass player while matching the sensitivity and technical facility of other woodwind performers. Gillis will discuss the role and characteristics of the saxophone and will offer solutions to the common tuning, balance/blend, and articulation challenges that emerge within this section of the band.
student groups of any age or size, and to build critical skills for effective ensemble playing of music in any genre.
2:00 â€“ 2:50 PM / LILA COCKRELL THEATER Concert: TMEA All-State String Orchestra
Conductor: Guillermo Figueroa, Figueroa Music and Arts Project Presider: Craig Needham, Berkner HS, TMEA Orchestra Vice-President Organizers: Adrianna Garza, North Garland HS; Erin DeLavan, Goddard JH CPE 314LCT â€“ 1.0 Hr
2:00 â€“ 2:50 PM / CC BALLROOM A Concert: Texas Two-Year College All-State Choir
Conductor: Janet Galvan, Ithaca College Presider: Allyson Applebaum Wells, Houston Community College - Northwest CPE 314BRA â€“ 1.0 Hr
2:00 â€“ 3:00 PM / CC BALLROOM C1 Teach Me to Sing: A Six-Step Guide to Training Young Singers
Clinician: Andy Beck, Alfred Music Presider: Danette Lovelady, Sulphur Springs ES Sponsored by: Alfred Music CPE 314BC1 â€“ 1.0 Hr In this practical how-to session, Beck will highlight materials and techniques for training young singers. He will guide you step by step through unison songs, echo songs, rounds and canons, rhythm, and music reading activities, ending with full two-part chorals. This will be a very special instructional session!
2:00 â€“ 3:00 PM / CC 210 How Improvising Will Benefit Your Students
Clinicians: Martin Norgaard, Georgia State Univ; James Fidlon, UT/Austin Presider: John Reid, South Plains College Sponsored by: Yamaha Corporation of America CPE 314210 â€“ 1.0 Hr Improvisation can enhance your studentsâ€™ creative thinking and self-confidence, but not all approaches to teaching improvisation are equally effective. Our research with students, teachers, and expert practitioners describes the thinking of improvisers at different skill levels. Norgaard and Fidlon will discuss their findings and suggest strategies for successfully incorporating improvisation into any music classroom.
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Clinicians: Brandon Brewer, Princeton HS, ATSSB President; Jim Cude, Whitesboro HS, ATSSB President-Elect; Kathy Johnson, Argyle HS Presider: Missy DeSpain, Creekwood MS CPE 314214 â€“ 1.0 Hr You can improve the skill level of individual musicians in your band by developing the non-varsity band. Panelists will discuss how they utilize the non-varsity band to help students find success playing music at the appropriate ability level. Nonvarsity bands can enable students to grow musically and to develop into student leaders.
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2:00 â€“ 3:00 PM / CC 217 Developing Your Bandâ€™s Groove: The Inner Game of Rhythm
Clinician: Mike Titlebaum, Ithaca College School of Music Presider: Bryan Mandella, Channelview HS CPE 314217 â€“ 1.0 Hr All musicians need to develop their inner metronome to play effectively in a group. Attendees will learn to utilize a metronome in enjoyable new ways to improve their own rhythmic pulse, to work with
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2:00 â€“ 3:00 PM / CC 214 Building Your Program Through Your Non-Varsity Bands
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2:00 â€“ 3:00 PM / CC 212 The Harmonic Language of the Piano
Clinician: Joseph Pinson, Retired Presider: Carla Cash, Texas Tech Univ CPE 314212 â€“ 1.0 Hr Keyboard session: Pinson will discuss harmonic motion as it relates to the piano, including primary chords, secondary chords, substitute chords, chords in circle motion (up a perfect fifth or down a perfect fourth), diminished chords, the diatonic circle (all roots from one major scale), and parallel harmonies. Examples for practice of each principle will be offered as part of the instruction.
2:00 â€“ 3:00 PM / CC 213 Urban Student Success Through Multicultural Performances
Clinician: Ramon Nino, Northside HS Presider: Renee Wilson, Texas Tech Univ Demonstration Group: Mariachi Espuelas de Plata CPE 314213 â€“ 1.0 Hr Multicultural music can provide students positive, life-changing experiences. Nino will provide examples of opportunities and experiences that his mariachi utilizes to help foster school, district, and community support. These experiences have allowed the mariachi students to gain a great cultural experience, academic success, and a closer family connection in an urban school environment.
2:00 â€“ 3:00 PM / CC 216 Mapping Music: Strategies for Efficient Learning and Memorizing
Clinicians: Melissa Colgin-Abeln, UT/El Paso; Rebecca Shockley, Univ of Minnesota Presider: Dan Keast, UT/Permian Basin CPE 314216 â€“ 1.0 Hr Mapping is a strategy for learning and memorizing music more efficiently by diagramming the key elements of a piece or section. It can be used to provide an overview of a piece (form, themes, harmony, phrasing, etc.), solve specific memory problems, and aid those with reading challenges. Helpful for musicians at all levels, it leads to confident performance and a deeper connection to the music.
2:00 â€“ 3:00 PM / CC 202 Engaging the Net Generation
3:30 â€“ 4:20 PM / LILA COCKRELL THEATER Concert: TMEA All-State 5A Concert Band Conductor: Roby George, Indiana State Univ Presider: Ronnie Rios, Harlingen HS, TMEA Band Vice-President Organizer: Daniel Lugo, Holmes HS Percussion Organizer: Daniel Asgari, Warren HS CPE 315LCT â€“ 1.0 Hr
3:30 â€“ 4:20 PM / CC BALLROOM A Concert: TMEA All-State Womenâ€™s Choir
Conductor: Jeffrey Redding, West Virginia Univ Presider: Dinah Menger, Baylor Univ, TMEA Vocal Vice-President Organizer: Teresa Berrier, Wylie East HS Accompanist: Tracy Carroll, Summit HS Orchestra: Baylor Symphony, Stephen Heyde, Director CPE 315BRA â€“ 1.0 Hr
4:00 â€“ 4:50 PM / CC BALLROOM B Concert: Texas Community College Band Directors Association All-State Jazz Ensemble
Conductor: Tim Ishii, Univ of Texas at Arlington Presider: Brack May, Lone Star College - North Harris, TCCBDA President Organizer: Larry Greer, Angelina College CPE 316BRB â€“ 1.0 Hr
5:00 â€“ 5:50 PM / LILA COCKRELL THEATER Concert: TMEA All-State Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Philip Mann, Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Presider: Craig Needham, Berkner HS, TMEA Orchestra Vice-President Organizers: Phil LaRocque, Lakeview MS; Gary Needham, The Colony HS Percussion Organizer: Andrew Anker, Creekview HS CPE 317LCT â€“ 1.0 Hr
5:00 â€“ 5:50 PM / CC BALLROOM A Concert: TMEA All-State Menâ€™s Choir
Conductor: Geoffrey Boers, Univ of Washington Presider: Dinah Menger, Baylor Univ, TMEA Vocal Vice-President Organizer: Michael Hawley, Permian HS Accompanist: Joseph Fuller, Memorial Parkway JH CPE 317BRA â€“ 1.0 Hr
Clinician: Phyllis Thomas, Bridlewood ES CPE 314202 â€“ 1.0 Hr Transform your elementary music instruction using innovative digital resources. Thomas will demonstrate new online resources to add to your technology toolkit. Discover how to use an IWB or iPad to present music concepts in engaging, inspiring ways. Make the most of ready-to-use, student-centered, and classroom-tested digital lessons and activities that will excite you and your students.
5:30 â€“ 6:20 PM / CC BALLROOM B Concert: Texas Community College Band Directors Association All-State Symphonic Band
2:00 â€“ 3:00 PM / CC 203 Free Technology for Musicians and Music Educators
6:30 â€“ 7:20 PM / LILA COCKRELL THEATER Concert: TMEA All-State 5A Symphonic Band
Conductor: Matthew McInturf, Sam Houston State Univ Presider: Brack May, Lone Star College - North Harris, TCCBDA President Organizer: Lee Hudson, Trinity Valley Community College CPE 317BRB â€“ 1.0 Hr
Clinician: Barbara Freedman, Greenwich HS CPE 314203 â€“ 1.0 Hr Much of what music educators need and use is available via the Internetâ€” absolutely free. You just need to know where to look. Freedman will highlight the enormous amount of free technology including interactive websites, video, audio, screen-capture, music notation, music theory, recording, music creation/composition, music sharing and downloading.
Conductor: Frank Ticheli, Univ of Southern California Presider: Ronnie Rios, Harlingen HS, TMEA Band Vice-President Organizer: Gerard Miller, Wakeland HS Percussion Organizer: Michael Zellers, Leander HS CPE 318LCT â€“ 1.0 Hr
2:00 â€“ 3:00 PM / CC 204 Make Your Own Music Software: An Introduction to Max
Conductor: Kevin Noe, Michigan State Univ Presider: Craig Needham, Berkner HS, TMEA Orchestra Vice-President Organizers: Todd Berridge, Permian HS; Matthew Porter, Tompkins HS Percussion Organizer: Anthony Robinson, Retired CPE 320LCT â€“ 1.0 Hr
Clinician: Matthew Harder, West Liberty Univ CPE 314204 â€“ 1.0 Hr Max is a graphical programming environment capable of creating a virtually infinite variety of audio and/or video software applications. Create electronic music, design interactive applications, and build software for your needs. Harder will present the basics of using Max as well as the construction and demonstration of custom software that can be used as pedagogical tools for music teachers.
2:30 â€“ 3:20 PM / CC BALLROOM B Concert: TMEA All-State Jazz Ensemble I
Conductor: Terell Stafford, Temple Univ Presider: Ronnie Rios, Harlingen HS, TMEA Band Vice-President Organizer: Roland Sandoval, Oâ€™Connor HS CPE 314BRB â€“ 1.0 Hr 88 Southwestern Musician | December 2013
8:30 â€“ 9:20 PM / LILA COCKRELL THEATER Concert: TMEA All-State Symphony Orchestra
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