Created and taught by real teachers, a CMP workshop is the authentic professional development experience that will really transform your work. Come experience the energy and excitement of creative, passionate K-12 music teachers, new and veteran, instrumental, general and vocal all in one place.
Watch demonstration classes taught by master teachers
Think about how this model will fit with your particular style and students.
Discuss ideas, ask questions and hear from others all around the country in small group settings.
Create a teaching plan that you can really use.
- A natural fit for professional goals.
- Current educational initiatives are examined from a CMP perspective.
- A perfect mix of inspiring and practical!
Frequently Asked Questions
Expand All | Close AllWhat is the CMP Summer Workshop?
A. While CMP originated as a planning process for teachers of performing band, choir, and orchestra ensembles, it now includes K-12 general music teachers and studio teachers of any instrument. The workshop includes presentation of the CMP planning model and examples of CMP applied to rehearsals as well as interest sessions related to current issues in music education.
A. This and much more…
- You will gain an understanding of the CMP Model for Planning Instruction through constructing a teaching plan using music that you would use in your own teaching setting.
- Participants will attend demonstration rehearsals/classes/lessons led by master teachers from all areas: band, choir, orchestra, general music, private studio and levels: K-12, college-university.
- A shared learning community with enthusiastic and experienced music educators from all areas – in one-on-one and small and large group settings.
- Special interest sessions exploring a variety of instructional ideas: new strategies, effective outcomes and assessments. A wealth of resources, materials, techniques, and ideas will get you ready for next fall.
A. Absolutely! Visit our Graduate Credit page for more information.
A. Yes, housing is offered. Housing options and prices will be available when registration opens in March. Detailed information will be provided in the workshop information letter sent out a few weeks before the workshop.
A. Workshops are held at universities and colleges throughout the state of Wisconsin. A decision on each year’s location is made in January.
A. Registration and first sessions begin on Monday morning. The workshop ends Friday afternoon. Sessions last until 9:00 pm each evening. An exact schedule is provided prior to the workshop.
A. Instrumental teachers should bring scores of 6 pieces and choral teachers bring 6 copies of 5-6 pieces you are considering doing with your groups next year.
Good repertoire can make your week at CMP an even richer experience—it is at the heart of what we do all week. Although we will spend quite a bit of time discussing what makes a good piece of music, if you have brought high quality music with you, you will begin the week that much further ahead. When in doubt, bring more pieces—the more music you have with you, the more chance that you’ll find a great piece to study.
You will need a laptop computer or tablet device with internet, email, and word processing software. We will share final CMP plans with one another at the end of the week via email, so please be sure you can access your email account via a webmail process.
A. Reviewing the first five chapters of Shaping Sound Musicians will introduce you to the CMP planning process. Instrumentalists and any singers who also play an instrument should bring them for our “demonstration rehearsals.”
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