Professional development workshops are an integral part of every teacher’s growth and inspiration.
Wisconsin Music Educators Association (WMEA) strives to offer a variety of meaningful opportunities for members through CMP workshops, WMEA Standards workshops, and in collaboration with Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) for workshops throughout the year.
Summer Workshop – Turning the Page: A New Chapter with the WMEA Music Standards – July 27-29
Join with WMEA Standards committee members as inspired ideas are shared to advance music education. More music minds=more inspired hearts.
This 2.5 day WMEA Music Standards workshop will provide the opportunity to join the WMEA Standards Committee as we collaborate on best teaching practices, get a jump start with new standards-based units and plans, explore and create more just and compassionate classrooms, and educate others through advocacy featuring a full day conversation around social justice with special guest speaker, Dr. Beatriz Aguilar!
Date and Time: July 27 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. July 28 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. AND July 29 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Wisconsin Center for Music Education building at 1005 Quinn Dr. Waunakee WI 53597
Instructors: WMEA Music Standards Committee Members
Registration Fees: WMEA/NAfME Member – $75; WSMA Member School Educator – $90; Non-Member – $110; NAfME Collegiate Student Member – $25
To Attend – Register HERE
Summer Workshop – 2nd Annual Hip Hop Pedagogy for Music Educators – August 2 & 3
Hip-Hop is both a rich art form and a pedagogy, shown to engage students, encourage creativity, and sharpen critical thinking. This workshop not only looks at elements of hip-hop culture—the DJ, MC, B-boy/B-girl, graffiti, etc. but will do a deep-dive into hip-hop pedagogy and how it activates student self-knowledge, independence, and social awareness. Learn how to incorporate these skills in your band, choir, orchestra and K-12 general music classroom.
- Provide music teachers with curriculum ideas, strategies, and guidance for lesson design.
- Provide a foundation in hip-hop education as a theoretical framework and culturally relevant practice.
- Help teachers with little hip-hop experience to participate in the culture.
- Provide an introduction to technology for composition and beat-making.
Date and Time: Monday & Tuesday, August 2 & 3, 2021 – 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Virtually hosted by Madison Metropolitan School District
- Jarritt Sheel is an assistant professor of music education at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, and a doctoral candidate at Teachers College, Columbia University in the Music Education Department. He is a professional musician who has toured the world and led youth ensembles in places like Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. He’s particularly interested in how hip-hop music, culture, and pedagogies should be applied in music education and teacher training. He is a co-founder of Hip Hop Music Ed.
- Lamont Holden, aka TheLetterLBeats, holds an M.A. in Teaching and Education and works with University of Illinois School of Music students to facilitate pathways to the professional music industry by way of his “The Art of Beatmaking,” music business, and songwriting courses.
- Anthony Cao (Madison West HS) and Luke Hrovat–Staedter (Madison East HS) are MMSD Hip-Hop Educators and have presented on Hip-Hop curriculum at various state and regional conferences.
- Randal Swiggum is the Arts Teacher Leader for the Madison Metropolitan School District and a longtime leader in the CMP (Comprehensive Musicianship through Performance) movement. He is always looking for ways to push the conversation toward deeper, richer, and more culturally-relevant music teaching.
- Additional instructors announced soon…
Registration Fees: NAfME/WMEA/WSMA Member School Educator – $50; Non-Member – $50; Madison Metropolitan School District Educator – $25
WSMA Professional Learning Workshops
Each year WSMA hosts a variety of professional development classes and workshops for music teachers at the Wisconsin Center for Music Education. Classes run from one to five days depending on the course, and many include an option to earn graduate credits.
Visit the WSMA Professional Learning Workshops page for more information.