Saturday, August 19. 2017
Sullivan High School
Keynote address: "Why We Do What We Do"
Breakout Sessions will be offered twice so that everyone will be able to attend 2 of the sessions.
10:45-11:30 am Session 1 11:30-12:15 pm Session 2
H.S. /M.S. Band or Choir- Focus your Process - Levels of Musicality Presented by Doug Rice - Union School District
The Levels of Musicality are a hierarchy of needs in the performance based music classroom. I developed this strategy along with help from my colleagues David North and Cassie Rice to help students (and teachers) prioritize the most integral parts of learning to perform successfully as a young soloist or in a school ensemble. Much like Blooms taxonomy (but not really), or Webb's Depth of knowledge have uses in the traditional classroom, it is necessary in the performance based music class to remind and focus musical priorities in the classroom. Having priorities allows students to focus on individual skills within the rehearsal/practice session in a logical and successful order. There will be digital resources available to print and use in your classroom as well as presentations on how it relates to Standards based teaching and grading, power standards and non-negotiables. Presentation will have first hand experiences from Band and Choir directors who have used this for 5+ years and anecdotal discussions on how it can be modified to fit your program permanently or situationally.
H.S./ M.S. Band or Choir- CHARMS- This presentation will be an overview of Charms Office Assistant and how it's being used in area music programs. What is Charms?
Charms is an all-encompassing office assistant, ready to go to work when you are. Charms keeps track of all your student, member, and adult information such as email addresses, phone numbers, what group they are in, their grade, and lots more. Charms can organize and make sense of your library, and keep track of your inventory, equipment, props and uniforms. Charms knows who turned in their form, who missed practice, where they stand or sit, how much they owe on their trip, and who still hasn't turned in their uniforms.
H.S. Choir- Sight Singing- The high school choral breakout session will be sight reading based with Patrick Dell from Hermann HS to lead our clinic. Mr. Dell has a process of teaching his students that has shown great success. His choirs receive Exemplary ratings in sight reading every year. His women's choir performed at the MMEA conference in January. He has been a clinician at the MCDA conference and is a great resource for all directors.
K- 12 or Elementary- Engaging activities that you or a guest teacher can use to help your students understand Solo, Duet, and Trio etc.These activities will work for students in K – 6th grade. Zin Zin a Violin by Lloyd Moss will be used to get our brains working. Come ready to sing, play, dance and work with teams.
K- 12 or Elementary- (If you need) 'theme and variation' lesson writing a variation using technology Bring your computer or chromebook. Fun time for students 5th and up.
12:15 pm Lunch provided. Head to your respective meeting and enjoy lunch while your group meets!
12:30 pm Band, Choir, Elementary Meetings- led by V.P.’s.
Discuss dates,audition procedures and anything else for the good of the group. I thought this would be a good time to give out information to new teachers to the district and go over any new procedures. As an example, this is the first year for the Middle School band audition and that could be useful to give out information and line up judges.
1:00 pm Adjournment
1:15 pm E.C. District #7 Executive Board meeting and wrap up.
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