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"Every Child Can"-Suzuki Philosophy
  • by Wendy Azrak, Ann Arbor Suzuki Institute 
Room: Amway - Atrium, Time Slot: 09:00 AM Thu 01/25/18

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ECC is an interactive 6 hour class which gives an overview of the principles and philosophy of the Suzuki Method of teaching. This is also the required first step in receiving Suzuki Training

40th Annual Conducting Symposium
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Room: Amway - Ambassador, Time Slot: 09:00 AM Thu 01/25/18

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40th Annual Conducting Symposium Thursday, January 25, 2018 • 9 am - 4 pm Additional fee for this session; fee does not include lunch Conducting Symposiums have been offered to Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association (MSBOA) members since 1975. For the 10th year, the Symposium will be held as a pre-conference event. Participants are videotaped as they conduct traditional band and orchestral repertoire followed by live comments from respected and experienced conductors. Chosen participants gain valuable insight into the art of conducting. New teachers and seasoned professionals alike can benefit from this unique, hands-on program. Up to 20 wind and 15 string conductors will have time in front of an ensemble. Conductors will be selected based upon the time available, total number of requests submitted, and the order of receipt of applications. Those selected to conduct will be notified in advance and will be asked to select one movement from a conducting medium (winds or strings) to be announced at a later time. Spots to conduct do fill up quickly. Questions can be directed to Mark Stice, MSBOA Conducting Symposium Chair, at mark.stice@okemosk12.net. SCE-Clock Hours are available for both participants and observers.

Aurasma: Using Augmented Reality in the Music Classroom
  • by Ashley Keller, Peace Lutheran School 
Room: DeVos - River Overlook AB, Time Slot: 09:00 AM Thu 01/25/18

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Learn how to use an augmented reality program called Aurasma to enhance lessons, display student work for open houses, and create interactive classroom displays. Bring a tablet, Smartphone, or laptop to see how the program works and to create your own Aurasmas. Attendees are encouraged to download Aurasma from the App Store and create an account prior to this session.

Leveraging Technology: The Ensemble Directors Guide to “Flipped Learning”
  • by Wendy Matthews, Wayne State University and Joo Won Park, Wayne State University 
Room: DeVos - River Overlook CD, Time Slot: 09:00 AM Thu 01/25/18

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Technology can be an innovative tool for music educators at any level. However, how do you know what tools are most helpful to your current teaching situation? One answer may be flipped learning, a method where direct instruction moves from the group learning space to the individual learning space, and the resulting group space is transformed into a dynamic, creative rehearsal. This presentation discusses the implementation of flipped learning utilizing accessible and affordable technology.

MMEA Pre-Conference: Deep Pedagogy: Teaching Music Musically
  • by Doug Goodkin 
Room: JW Marriott - International Ballroom, Time Slot: 09:00 AM Thu 01/25/18

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What is at the center of music education? What sets the Orff approach apart from merely creating musicians who know how to play instruments? Drawing from over four decades of teaching children in one school and working with all kinds of people throughout the world, Doug will share his vision of what lies at the heart of the matter: a pedagogy that trains the body, awakens the senses, cultivates the mind, unleashes the imagination and opens the heart, all within the circle of a musical community. Come prepared to play, sing and dance your way into a feeling of belonging, of connection, of challenge, of determination to work yet harder to help children create a world worthy of our humanitarian promise.

MSVMA Carolyn Leep Scholarship Interviews
  • by Steven Lorenz 
Room: Amway - Imperial Ballroom, Time Slot: 09:00 AM Thu 01/25/18

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MSVMA Carolyn Leep Scholarship Interviews

MSVMA Choral Conducting Symposium
  • by Jerry Blackstone, University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance 
Room: Amway - President Ford Ballroom, Time Slot: 09:00 AM Thu 01/25/18

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MSVMA Choral Conducting Symposium

You’ve Got Tech, Now What?! Integrating the Music Classroom
  • by Jonathan Napper, Detroit Country Day Schools 
Room: DeVos - River Overlook EF, Time Slot: 09:00 AM Thu 01/25/18

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With the increase in 1:1 technology in our schools, and the requests to make it work in our music classrooms, we often find ourselves at a loss as to how to incorporate technology in an authentic way. Come see how you can use technology to help you both in and out of the classroom with your curricular objectives, without sacrificing content, with ideas of how to use your SmartBoard, Apple TV, tablets, phones, and laptops that make sense.

Creating Digital Artists: A Bridge Between Learning Spaces
  • by Jessica Vaughan-Marra, University of Michigan 
Room: DeVos - River Overlook EF, Time Slot: 10:00 AM Thu 01/25/18

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As many school districts are increasing access to instructional technology as well as implementing learning management systems like Schoology, Edmodo, and GoogleClassroom, ensemble music educators have an opportunity to utilize this technology to extend their classroom beyond the walls of the rehearsal space. This presentation will provide with a brief overview of the general functions and features of learning management systems for the music classroom.

Finale 101: Learn the Essentials to Get You Going
  • by Giovanna Cruz, MakeMusic Inc 
Room: DeVos - River Overlook AB, Time Slot: 10:00 AM Thu 01/25/18

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Learn how easy it is to compose, arrange, edit, transpose, listen to and print your music with Finale. Topics include: Setting up a score, note entry with or without a MIDI keyboard, entering dynamics, markings and lyrics, key and instrument transposition, basic page layout, printing parts, exporting to audio and tips on sharing your music with others. Learn about the 100’s of ready-to-use music education resources included in the software.

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