The Wisconsin Comprehensive Musicianship Through Performance Project (CMP) with the support of Wisconsin Music Educators Association, in collaboration with Wisconsin School Music Association, is thrilled to offer a summer workshop for teachers interested in examining the CMP model and creating teaching plans for their classrooms this fall and beyond.
Held at the beautiful Monona Terrace Convention Center in downtown Madison, the workshop will provide teachers with ample opportunity to observe demonstration rehearsals by master teachers, explore the depth and brilliance of the time tested CMP model, reflect on their own practice, and plan for fall instruction. The best part will be gathering with old and new teaching friends, live and in-person!
The CMP workshop always proves to be both challenging and rewarding for teachers and staff, but most importantly, offers an opportunity for educators to work in community for the benefit of their students. We are excited we have been able to secure this site so we can be off ZOOM and together again.
And the bonus. . . meeting at Monona Terrace will also give participants a chance to collaborate in the beautiful outdoor environment of downtown Madison in the summer! The schedule will include time for off-site lunches, dinners and even a little Madison getaway for the out-of-towners!
NOTE: Registration will be limited to the first 40 teachers, so do not delay!
Dates and Times: June 29 – 9:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. and June 30 – 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Fees: WMEA Members – $120; Non-WMEA Members – $150
Location: Monona Terrace Convention Center, Madison WI
Instructors: CMP Committee members
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. A block of rooms has been secured for June 28 and 29 at the Hilton Madison Monona Terrace (9 E. Wilson St. (608) 255-5100) for the nightly rate of $165. (For needed discount code contact Darin Menk.) Other hotels are also available in the Monona Terrace area. Reservation and payment are the responsibility of the registrant.
A. This year’s workshop will be held at Monona Terrace in downtown Madison.
A. The workshop begins with check-in at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 29 and ends at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 30. A detailed schedule can be found here.
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 time 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 workshop 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 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.” If you need a book, one can be ordered via the workshop registration form or by contacting Jerry Hrovat: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact Darin Menk: email@example.com
800-589-9762, 608-850-3566 (Madison area)