About the Sessions
- Session Length: 1 hour 15 minutes
- Types of Sessions:
- Presentation Sessions are 1-3 people presenting material to the attendees.
- Panel/Discussion Sessions have a moderator and no more than 6 panelists discussing a topic in the presence of attendees.
- Demonstration Sessions require a group of musicians (student or adult) to assist the presenter in his/her presentation. Demonstration groups are the responsibility of the presenter and must be limited in size. Session description should include number of performers.
- There are no restrictions on who may submit a proposal.
- Session should focus on music, education and related topics. (See the category and standards lists shown below.)
- Deadline for submission: December 15, 2017
- January-March: Session evaluation performed by the conference committee.
- Notification of Acceptance: On or before March 15
Presenters will be notified by the conference committee.
Required Materials for Proposal
As part of the proposal be prepared to include…
- Session title and description
- Name and contact info for all presenters/panel members
- Sponsor company (if any)
- Target grade level (Early Childhood, Middle School, etc.)
- Session category/track (Advocacy, Band, Choir, Curriculum, etc.) Up to three (3) may be indicated. (See below for full list.)
- Which standards does the session address? (See below for full list.)
Composition & Improvisation
Curriculum & Development
I.D.E.A. (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access)
Life Long Learning
- Sing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
- Play, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
- Improvise music.
- Compose and arrange music.
- Read and notate music.
- Analyze and describe music.
- Evaluate music and music performances.
- Relate music to the other arts and disciplines outside the arts.
- Relate music to history and culture.
- Know the subjects they are teaching.
- Know how children grow.
- Understand that children learn differently.
- Know how to teach.
- Know how to manage a classroom.
- Communicate well.
- Be able to plan different kinds of lessons.
- Know how to test for student progress.
- Be able to evaluate themselves.
- Be connected with other teachers and the community.