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Summer Workshops for Band Directors

The Center for Music Education is committed to sponsoring development sessions for practicing teachers at the secondary level. These two workshops will be available for continuing education credit and will offer insights from outstanding educators and musicians.


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“Teaching the Middle School Band”

June 9-12, 2014

Sam Houston State University Campus
Huntsville, Texas

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schedule of events

This is a workshop designed to explore all aspects of teaching the middle school band. The presentations are organized in two tracks that focus on beginning pedagogy and developing successful advancing students. Highly successful teachers and musicians will address all aspects of building a Middle School band program. 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 Art of Teaching Music”
with Southern Methodist University

June 16-18, 2014

Southern Methodist University Campus
Dallas, Texas

“New Teachers”
with Southern Methodist University

June 16-18, 2014

Southern Methodist University Campus
Dallas, Texas

The Sam Houston State University Center for Music Education and the Young Educator Seminars at Southern Methodist University are collaborating on a workshop for band directors offered this summer entitled “The Art of Teaching Music”.  The workshop will be held on June 16, 17, and 18 at the Meadows School of the Arts on the SMU campus in Dallas.

This 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. Presenters will include Peter J. Warshaw, Mary Ellen Cavitt, Jeremy Spicer, Brian Merrill, Rich Armstrong, Lynne Jackson, Reagan Brumley and Matthew McInturf.

One of the tracks in The Art of Teaching Music will focus on recent graduates who are beginning a teaching career. The "New Teachers" 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.

The schedule will run from 9:00 am until 6:30 pm on June 16 and 17, and 9:00 am – 4:30 pm on June 18.  SMU is a provider of Continuing Professional Education credit and 23 hours of CPE credit may be earned.

Registration is done through Sam Houston State University using this link. The cost is $250.

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

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