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Room: DeVos - Welsh Lobby, Time Slot: 07:00 AM Thu 01/24/19

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4 GarageBand Projects in 45 Minutes
  • by Josh Roltsch, Fowlerville Community Schools 
Room: DeVos - River Overlook AB, Time Slot: 09:00 AM Thu 01/24/19

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Have you ever wanted to use GarageBand in the instrumental classroom, but did not know where to start? This is a session for you! In this session, four separate projects will be presented that utilizes GarageBand or programs like it such as SoundTrap. The projects in this session are intended to be implemented in the classroom right away!

41st Annual MSBOA Conducting Symposium
  • by Dr. Scott Boerma, Western Michigan University, Sarah McKoin, Texas Tech University, John Varineau, Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra and Mark Stice, Okemos High School 
Room: Amway - Ambassador, Time Slot: 09:00 AM Thu 01/24/19

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Conducting Symposiums have been offered to Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association (MSBOA) members since 1975. The Symposium is 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, including Dr. Scott Boerma from Western Michigan University, Dr. Sarah McKoin from Texas Tech University, and John Varineau from the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra. Our featured rehearsal ensembles this year are the Western Michigan University Wind Symphony and the MSBOA/MASTA Teacher Orchestra. 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.

Assessments for Data-Driven Instruction
  • by Mike Olander, MusicFirst 
Room: DeVos - River Overlook EF, Time Slot: 09:00 AM Thu 01/24/19

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Music classes often are categorized as “difficult to assess” - in this session we’ll explore assessment types (performance - group and individual; musical knowledge; and literacy) - and ways you can collect and manage the data to make instructional decisions, document student growth, with technology to help save time and NOT overtake your rehearsals.

Elementary General Music Pre-Conference: I Have Something to Say! Helping Students Express Themselves in the "Language" of Music
  • by Cynthia Taggart, Michigan State University 
Room: JW Marriott - International Ballroom, Time Slot: 09:00 AM Thu 01/24/19

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This six-hour session will engage teachers in activities that, over time, will enable their students to express their own ideas through music. Too often music teachers focus only on the “perform” domain, helping students to recreate and perform the music of others rather than creating and sharing their own musical ideas. Wouldn’t it be fantastic if students felt like they had something to say musically and were given the chance to say it? This workshop will help teachers empower their students through exploration, creation, improvisation, arranging, and composition. We will explore how activities can be built from the very early stages of music learning and scaffolded over time until children are fluent, confident, empowered speakers of the “language” of music.

Every Child Can! An Introduction to Suzuki Method and Philosophy
  • by Winifred Azrak, Suzuki Association of the Americas 
Room: Amway - Grand View, Time Slot: 09:00 AM Thu 01/24/19

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This is a six-hour course designed by the Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA), which serves as an introduction to Dr. Suzuki’s philosophy and its application in Suzuki education. It is intended for parents and educators and is a prerequisite for Suzuki Teacher Training in all instruments. This course is not instrument specific. The Suzuki Method is used in the study of: violin, viola, cello, bass, harp, piano, flute, guitar, recorder, and pre-school education. There are no auditions or requirements to take this course. A fast-paced, engaging and inspiring program, “Every Child Can” includes new view materials and SAA-developed courseware. Each participant will be provided useful reference materials for later study. The SAA-accredited course will run with a minimum of 10 attendees. Participants must be 18 years of age and must stay for the entire workshop.

MSVMA Choral Conducting Symposium
  • by Sandra Snow, Michigan State University 
Room: Amway - President Ford Ballroom, Time Slot: 09:00 AM Thu 01/24/19

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20-minute sessions with six participant conductors, focusing on conducting and rehearsal technique. This pre-conference event will allow participants to conduct traditional choral repertoire with a featured rehearsal ensemble, and receive live feedback and instruction from a guest clinician. Teachers have the opportunity to apply as either a Conductor or as an Observer (reduced fee). College students may apply as an Observer. Both new and experienced choral conductors can benefit from observing or conducting. Our guest clinician is Dr. Sandra Snow from Michigan State University. Repertoire (All SATB Primary) Ave Verum Corpus Mozart Schirmer Nine Hundred Miles Silvey SBMP I Thank You God Pfautsch Lawson Demo Choir: Clarkston High School Madrigals

Tech Lounge
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Room: DeVos - River Overlook CD, Time Slot: 09:00 AM Thu 01/24/19

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MMC Technology Committee members will be available to assist you with hands-on tech questions and projects or questions.

Making Music Videos in the General Music Classroom
  • by Ian Boynton, Redford Union Schools 
Room: DeVos - River Overlook AB, Time Slot: 10:00 AM Thu 01/24/19

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Student created music videos are an excellent way of demonstrating musical knowledge, engaging students in multi-sensory learning, and sharing work in the classroom with parents and the community. In this session we will explore how to best use student related videos in your curriculum, and the hardware/software solutions available to accomplish your goals.

MASTA Board Meeting
  • by Dan Scott, Jenison Public Schools, MASTA 
Room: Amway - Pearl, Time Slot: 10:00 AM Thu 01/24/19

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MASTA Executive & General Board Meeting

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