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.


 

TEACHING THE MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND

Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX  |  June 10-13, 2019

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!

The workshop fee is $250.00


 

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 17-19, 2019

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


 

NEW TEACHERS - THE ART OF TEACHING MUSIC

Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX  |  June 17-19, 2019

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


 

STRING PEDAGOGY WORKSHOP FOR MUSIC EDUCATORS

Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX  |  June 24-26, 2019

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


 

CHORAL EDUCATORS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP

"Teaching and Engaging the Middle and High School Singer"

Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX  |  July 22-24, 2019

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Dr. Sandy Hinkley
SHSU Coordinator of Music Education,
Associate Director of Choral Activities
Tesfa Wondemagegnehu
Visiting Instructor in Music
St. Olaf College


Dr. Sandy Hinkley and the Center for Music Education present the annual ​SHSU Choral Educators Workshop. Entitled Teaching and Engaging the Middle and High School Singer, this workshop will provide middle and high school choral directors the opportunity to explore pedagogy on many levels. Sessions will be led by Dr. Sandy Hinkley, as well as other SHSU choral and voice faculty, regional area choral directors, and special guest Tesfa Wondemagegnehu from St. Olaf College. Presentations will include Building Aural Skills, Developing Healthy Vocal Tone, Student Engagement and Motivation, Choosing Appropriate Solo Repertoire, Conducting for the Busy Educator, and Justice and Equity in the Choral Classroom. Collaborative opportunities and resources will be provided. We invite you to join us for several days of sharing, learning, and growing!

Workshop Fee: $175
Director Discounted Fee: $50*

*​Bring 10 students to the SHSU All-State Choir Camp, and the fee for this workshop is only $50! Limit one discount per director per 10 students.

For more information about SHSU's All State Choir Camp, go to http://www.shsu.edu/choircamps

​Registration opens March 1, 2019. Check back here for registration links.






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Sam Houston State University
1751 Avenue I, Huntsville, TX 77340
Phone: 936-294-1360

www.shsu.edu/music

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