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.


June 7-10, and June 14-16, 2021

9am to 5pm with several short breaks and a lunch break each day

Using the "Zoom" platform, this seven day virtual conference 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 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.

Pricing Options:

  • $180.00 for a full All Access Pass
  • $90.00 for any SHSU Alumni
  • Payment Plan Option - pay $90.00 now and pay $90.00 before workshop start date

Presenter list and schedule coming soon!


Back in 2021!

June 7-10 AND June 14-16, 2021

9am to 5pm with several short breaks and a lunch break each day

The Pedagogy Project is one of the tracks in The Art of Teaching Music workshop, and it is designed for those with college graduation dates between December 2020 and May 2022.

Using the "Zoom" platform, and produced as a joint project of The Center for Music Education at Sam Houston State University and a consortium of universities and professional organizations, attendees will participate in clinics on beginner pedagogy on every band instrument from master teachers, non-varsity band rehearsal techniques from seasoned band directors, and advocacy and inspiration from thought leaders in music education.

If you register for The Pedagogy Project, do not also register for The Art of Teaching Music (2021 Online). The Pedagogy Project 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 fee is $30.

Full Schedule Coming Soon!​



"Back to Basics: Repertoire, Reading, and Rehearsal"

June 29 - July 1, 2020

Dr. Sandy Hinkley Denise Eaton Mike Ware Dennis Boyter Choral Directors
Dr. Sandy Hinkley
SHSU Coordinator of Music Education,
Associate Director of Choral Activities
Denise Eaton
Special Guest
Mike Ware
Special Guest
Dennis Boyter
Special Guest
Nick Likos, Mica Bull, Evan Key
Cy-Fair High School

The SHSU Choral Educators Professional Development Workshop is scheduled for June 29, 30 and July 1, 2020 (June 29/30: 8am - 5pm; July 1: 8am - 12pm). Teachers can earn up to 20 hours CPE hours credit during the workshop.

The theme for the 2020 SHSU Choral Educators Workshop is "Back to Basics: Repertoire, Reading and Rehearsal." Topics this year include teaching repertoire, music literacy development, and rehearsal techniques. Presenters include Dr. Sandy Hinkley and other SHSU faculty, special guests Denise Eaton, Mike Ware, and Dennis Boyter, as well as choral directors Nick Likos, Mica Bull, and Evan Key from Cy-Fair High School.

Registration is open for this online workshop. Prior to the start of the workshop, registered attendees will be sent Zoom links, as well as links to all relevant materials. Attendees need only to have internet access with audio capabilities to participate.
All questions may be directed to Dr. Sandy Hinkley at:

Workshop Fee: $150

Payment Options:

  • Pay full price now ($150)
  • Pay $75, SHSU Alumni discount
  • Pay $40, SHSU Student discount


*In addition to completing payment here, email with your name, school, and student names to confirm your attendance under the discount. Confirmation of full payment for ten students attending All-State camp will be required prior to the beginning of the workshop, and will be confirmed with Dr. Bronfman.

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

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