Workshops for Music Educators

The Center for Music Education is committed to sponsoring Continuing Education Sessions for practicing teachers at the secondary level.  We offer several inspiring and informative sessions for Band Directors and String Orchestra Directors throughout the academic year. These workshops meet the requirements for Continuing Education Credit. Young teachers will develop skills and refine their technique. Veteran teachers will refresh their skills and gain new perspectives on their art. Everyone will be inspired and enriched with musical thought and professional camaraderie. See below for specific workshop information.

 


 

Professional Development Session
Saturday, September 1, 2018

Presented by the SHSU Center for Music Education and the Texas Bandmasters Association

The Well-Oiled Machine: A Look into the Full Scope of Middle School Band

Corey Graves and Dena Laurel

Join Corey Graves and Dena Laurel as they examine all moving parts of the successful middle school program. Sharing their experience in Roma ISD, we will look at the process from beginning band recruitment and sixth grade development to musicianship and UIL preparation, this clinic will address the many ins and outs of the middle school experience. Come and be a part of the discussion!


The Schedule is:

9:00 AM - Registration
9:30 AM - Session I
Noon - Lunch
1:30 PM - Session II
4:30 PM - End

The Registration fee is $10.00

PRE-REGISTER ONLINE


The SHSU Woodlands Center is west of I-45 on SHS 242 (College Park Drive) across from College Park High School. A map with directions is located here: https://www.shsu.edu/academics/woodlands-center/map.html

The SHSU Center for Music Education is delighted to present this session as part of an ongoing series of collaborates with our colleagues in the public schools to serve teachers and students.

6 Hours of CPE Credit will be offered

 

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Corey L. Graves

Corey LaMon Graves is in his tenth year of teaching and has been with the Roma Independent School District since 2010. Prior tomoving to Roma Middle School, he taught two years with La Joya ISD. His teaching responsibilities include conducting the Roma Middle School Symphonic Winds, teaching beginner euphonium and low reed for the district, and assisting with the Symphonic Band. Mr. Graves received his Bachelor of Music Education degree as a summa cum laude graduate from Stephen F. Austin State University (2007) and earned a Master of Music in Euphonium Performance from The Ohio State University as a graduate fellow (2008).

Mr. Graves is a Bill and Melinda Gates Millennium Scholar and the Region XV Middle School Coordinator. Bands under his direction have consistently received superior sweepstakes ratings at UIL Concert and Sightreading Contest, and have also earned high levels of recognition at state, national, and international stage. The RMS Symphonic Winds have been consistent state finalists in the Texas Music Educators Association Honor Band Competition, being honored as a finalist four consecutive cycles. The Symphonic Winds were also selected to perform at the 2016 Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Graves was chosen as Roma ISD’s 2013 Secondary Teacher of the Year and was selected as the Phi Beta Mu Texas Young Bandmaster of the Year for 2017. He is an active clinician, adjudicator, guest euphoniumist, and a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, Texas Music Adjudicators Association, Texas Black Music Educators, and Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society.

Mr. Graves credits his passion for music to his mother, Brenda M. Moore (who is affectionately known as “Mama Graves” by his students), his drive for success to his grandmother, Mrs. Vergie Graves, and his love of education to an incredible list of music educators across the country.

 

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Dena Laurel:

Mrs. Dena Laurel is a graduate of Baylor University and the Florida State University and holds both Bachelors and Masters of Music Degrees in Music Performance. Mrs. Laurel’s solo and symphony performances have taken her to Missouri, Oklahoma, California, Georgia, Florida, Texas, London, England, and Monterrey, Mexico.

Dena began working for Roma ISD in 1997. Under her direction, the horn studio has more than tripled in size and in the last 18 years can claim 35 TMEA Texas All-State horn players. Mrs. Laurel has been the director of bands for Roma Middle School from 2000 -2004 and returned to this position 2007-2009. In 2008, Dena became the director of bands at Roma High School. Under Mrs. Laurel’s direction, the Roma Middle School and Roma High School Marching and Concert bands have been awarded consistent Texas U.I.L. Sweepstakes awards, numerous festival grand champions, BOA regional and super regional class champions, and recently performed at the prestigious Carnegie Hall Isaac Stern Auditorium/Ronald O. Perelman Stage in New York City. Under her tenure, the Roma bands have advanced to state 8 times in the TMEA Honor Band process and 5 times to the UIL Texas State Marching Contest.

Mrs. Laurel is a member of Phi Beta Mu, Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, has served as the Region 15 Middle School Band Chair and is currently the Region 15 TMEA Band Division Chair. Most recently, she was selected as the Roma High School 2018 teacher of the year and the Roma I.S.D. secondary teacher of the year. Dena attributes her love for teaching music to her first music teacher, her mother; her drive to succeed to her first band director, Greg Hull, and her ability to teach band to her mentor, Rudy Barrera. Dena resides in Rio Grande City with her husband Abel, and is a proud mother of two boys: 12 year old Brandon Armando, a cornet player, and 16 year old Nathan Abel, a French horn player.

 


 

TEACHING THE MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND

Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX  |  June 11-14, 2018

Teaching the Middle School Band is a workshop designed to explore all aspects of a successful middle school band program. The presentations are organized in two tracks that focus on beginning pedagogy and developing successful advancing students. Accomplished teachers and musicians will address the significant issues of pedagogy, best practice and creating success for your students. The schedule will allow time for personal interaction with presenters and participants. This is an excellent workshop focused on giving teachers strong pedagogical tools and the resources to use them well. Come join us for an inspirational, educational, informative and practical professional gathering. Recent graduates are welcome!

2018 Faculty

Charlotte Royal, Conroe ISD (retired) Stephen Van Hooser, Richardson ISD
Ogechi Ukazu, Cypress Fairbanks ISD Emmy Ramos, Richardson ISD
Britni Nuckols, Amarillo ISD Matthew Fehl, Klein ISD
Randy Luster, Pearland ISD (retired) LeAnn Roth, Klein ISD
Robert Carlin, Cypress Fairbanks ISD Tom Harrington, Cypress Fairbanks ISD
Jerriald Dillard, Conroe ISD Donnie Artley, Katy ISD
Scott Plugge, SHSU Steve Gulledge, Trumpet
Matthew McInturf, SHSU Susan Patterson, Conroe ISD
Mary Santarelli, Dickinson ISD Amy Bennett, Lamar CISD
Jed Maus, Keller ISD Rachel Luegering, Katy ISD
John Ware, Aldine ISD JD Janda, Tomball ISD
Michael Dick, Cypress Fairbanks ISD Michael Keig, Klein ISD
Chris McGinty, Euphonium and Low Brass Rumaldo Saenz, Dickinson ISD
Amanda Doyle, Cypress Fairbanks ISD Sharon Kalisek, Klein ISD

The workshop fee is $250.00

2018 SCHEDULE DOWNLOAD

 


 

THE ART OF TEACHING MUSIC

Presented by SHSU Center for Music Education
in partnership with
Southern Methodist University Young Educator Seminar and Summer Workshops

Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX  |  June 18-20, 2018

The Art of Teaching Music is a workshop for band directors produced as a joint project of The Center for Music Education at Sam Houston State University and Young Educator Seminars of Southern Methodist University. This is a comprehensive event brings together teachers, performers and students to explore teaching at the highest levels. Instrument pedagogy, ensemble rehearsal, advocacy, and musicianship will all be addressed. Participants may select offerings from all tracks. This is an intense, exciting, practical, and inspiring experience for both new and veteran teachers. 

One of the tracks in The Art of Teaching Music will focus on recent graduates who are beginning a teaching career. The "New Teacher" track is an ideal way to prepare for your first year to teach and to begin a successful career. It is also a terrific place to meet people in the profession and begin to develop a network of mentors and colleagues.

If you would like more information, please contact:
Matthew McInturf at  mcinturf@shsu.edu or 936-294-1861
Brian Merrill at  merrill@smu.edu or 214-850-7814

The workshop fee is $250.00

2018 Schedule Download

 


 

NEW TEACHERS - THE ART OF TEACHING MUSIC

Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX  |  June 18-20, 2018

New Teachers is one of the tracks in The Art of Teaching Music. It will focus on the needs and interests of recent graduates who are beginning their teaching careers. Lead by Lynne Jackson, new teachers will get an opportunity to work with both experienced educators and recent graduates who are having outstanding success. There is also a laboratory component that will help provide encouraging feedback and hands on experience.  This workshop offers exceptional preparation for your first year to teach and is an ideal way to begin a career with confidence. It is also a terrific setting in which to get acquainted with others in the profession and begin to develop a network of mentors and colleagues.

The workshop fee is $250.00

2018 Schedule Download

2018 Faculty

Larry Livingston, Keynote Speaker, University of Southern California Doug Howard, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, SMU
Claire Johnson, Freelance Flute Instructor, The Juilliard School, SMU Darla McBryde, Timber Creek High School, Keller ISD
Fred J. Allen, Stephen F. Austin State University (retired) JD Guzman, Spring High School, Spring ISD
Lynn Jackson, Berkner High School, Richardson ISD Jed Maus, Keller Middle School, Keller ISD
Mike Howard, Vandegrift High School, Leander ISD David Lown, Carroll Senior High School, Carroll ISD
Sarah Allen, Southern Methodist University Jolette Wine, Fort Worth ISD
Rob Chilton, Killian Middle School, Lewisville ISD Ben Osborne, Sam Houston State University
Matthew McInturf, Sam Houston State University Joseph Clark, Spring ISD

 


 

STRING PEDAGOGY WORKSHOP FOR MUSIC EDUCATORS

Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX  |  June 25-27, 2018

The SHSU Center for Music Education is excited to offer a professional development workshop for public school orchestra directors. This event is an opportunity for music educators to enhance their teaching in string education. Participants will work with outstanding teachers, and will be offered excellent pedagogical resources for beginning through advanced students. Accomplished teachers and musicians will address the significant issues of pedagogy, best practice and creating success for students. The schedule will allow time for personal interaction with presenters and participants. This is an excellent workshop focused on giving teachers strong pedagogical tools and resources to use them well.

The introductory workshop fee is $180.00






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Sam Houston State University
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Phone: 936-294-1360

www.shsu.edu/music

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