Sessions & Schedules

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David French Music

Concerts | Meetings | Receptions | Rehearsals

Maps of Locations - Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center

Sessions     Session Descriptions

Day Time Session Title Clinician Strand
Thurs 8:00-9:00 Songwriting and Composition Using Technology Steven Kirby Technology
Thurs 8:00-9:00 Using New SmartMusic to Guide Student Deliberate Practice Leigh Kallestad Commercial
Thurs 8:00-9:00 Ready, Set, Resources! General Music Materials Andy Beck Commercial
Thurs 8:00-9:00 Everyone Plays: Visions for the Future Andrea Monty General Interest
Thurs 8:00-9:00 Social Justice in Music Education: Moving Beyond Just Conversation Shannon Ward-Leighton Innovations
Thurs 8:00-9:00 The World is Your Oyster! Building Cross-Curricular Connections through Folk Music and Movement Otto Gross Commercial
Thurs 8:00-9:00 General Music: A Case for Ukulele Andrea Cook, Meredith Lord General Music
Thurs 8:00-9:00 Welcome to Your New Classroom: Adjusting New Students to Your Classroom Mid-Year Christopher DiBenedetto General Music
Thurs 8:00-9:00 Let's Make One Thing Perfectly Clear: Common Conducting Problems and How to Fix Them David Rox Band
Thurs 8:00-9:00 Infusing Body Awareness and Wellness into the Choral Rehearsal Vimari Colón-León Choral
Thurs 9:15-10:15 Google Apps for Education in the Music Classroom William Choe, Taryn Smith Technology
Thurs 9:15-10:15 Integrate Improvisation and Ignite the Imagination Paul Barringer General Music
Thurs 9:15-10:15 Meet Me in the Middle: Choral Music for Middle School Voices Andy Beck Commercial
Thurs 9:15-10:15 We Are What We Program: The Importance of Repertoire Selection in the Music Curriculum Matthew Westgate Band
Thurs 9:15-10:15 Exploring the Educational Policy Landscape Lynn Tuttle MMEA
Thurs 9:15-10:15 Ukulele for Absolute Beginners: C, F, and G7 Andrea Cook, Israel Saldana General Music
Thurs 9:15-10:15 The "Bass"-ics of Bass Janet Haas Strings
Thurs 9:15-10:15 Everyone Plays: Progress with Figurenotes Notation Lauren Clay, Emma Lines Commercial
Thurs 9:15-10:15 Forum - All Things CAP! Cynthia Grammer General Interest
Thurs 9:15-10:15 Method to the Madness: Letting Students Select the Repertoire Katrina Abraham, Kathleen Kenny Innovations
Thurs 9:15-10:15 Berklee cNAfME Puerto Rico Trip: Teaching with a Multicultural Perspective Fabiola Mendez, John Liner General Interest
Thurs 10:30-11:45 Keynote - Envisioning What Music Education Can Be Dr. Constance McKoy MMEA
Thurs 12:00-1:00 Future of Music Technology: Web-Based Music Applications for Music Collaborative Process Part 2 Chee-Ping Ho, Gillian Desmarais Technology
Thurs 12:00-1:00 One, Two, Three! Children's Songs from Israel Martha Holmes General Music
Thurs 12:00-1:00 Strategies for a Successful Rehearsal: Myelinating the Circuits Bud Woodruff Strings
Thurs 12:00-1:00 Reaching Every Student: Strategies for Teaching Music Effectively to Students with Special Needs in Inclusion Settings Rhoda Bernard General Interest
Thurs 12:00-1:00 Local Music Education Advocacy: Making a Difference for Music Education Lynn Tuttle MMEA
Thurs 12:00-1:00 The Culturally Relevant Choral Classroom (Tip: It's Not Just for Urban Schools!) Jason Holmes Choral
Thurs 12:00-1:00 MLT Lite Andy Mullen General Music
Thurs 12:00-1:00 Getting the Best from the Teacher's Voice Kathryn Denney Choral
Thurs 12:00-1:00 Education Policy and Advocacy- What Can We Do? John Mlynczak General Interest
Thurs 1:15-2:30 Exploring Finale Worksheets Leigh Kallestad Commercial
Thurs 1:15-2:30 Bucket Drumming Grades 4-12 Eytan Wurman General Music
Thurs 1:15-2:30 Real Men Sing Real Repertoire: An A Cappella and Choral Reading Session James Brodeur Choral
Thurs 2:45-3:45 What's New for Middle School Choirs?: A Reading Session Brendan Ferrari Choral
Thurs 2:45-3:45 Everyone Plays: Music Technology - Introducing the Digital Orchestra Pete Sparkes Technology
Thurs 2:45-3:45 Ukulele in the Music Classroom: Four Strings of Joy! Thomas Amoriello Innovations
Thurs 2:45-3:45 If They Love Music, I've Done My Job! Janet Galván Choral
Thurs 2:45-3:45 General Music Forum (placeholder) Sandra Doneski, Cathy Ward General Music
Thurs 2:45-3:45 "I Went from Not Knowing to Understanding:" Effective Teaching in a Music Educator Preparation Program? Elissa Johnson-Green General Interest
Thurs 2:45-3:45 String Orchestra New Music Reading Session Christopher Memoli Strings
Thurs 2:45-3:45 Affirming Students' Musical LIves: Culturally Responsive Teaching in the Music Classroom Connie McKoy MMEA
Thurs 2:45-3:45 Effective Techniques for Rehearsing the Jazz Ensemble Sebastian Bonaiuto Band
Thurs 2:45-3:45 Musicking in Vietnamese Orphanage: MA Music Teachers Learn Heartwork of Artwork Kinh Vu Innovations
Thurs 2:45-3:45 The New Graduate - Now What? Craig Robbins, Heather Formon General Interest
Thurs 2:45-3:45 Social Justice Issues in Music Education Libby Allison Innovations
Thurs 4:00-5:00 High School Choral Reading Session Kirk Averitt, Sean Landers Choral
Thurs 4:00-5:00 Live Sound Basics for Music Teachers Sean Bilodeau Technology
Thurs 4:00-5:00 Multicultural Musical Role Models: Inspiring Diverse Students through Engaged Listening Adam Epstein General Music
Thurs 4:00-5:00 Kodaly Pedagogy in the Choral Rehearsal Beth Anne Young Choral
Thurs 4:00-5:00 Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Music Classroom Alice Hammel General Interest
Thurs 4:00-5:00 Playing the Long Game: Planning Beyond Beginning Band with Your Beginning Brass Students Jason Sulliman Band
Thurs 4:00-5:00 String Orchestra New Music Reading Session Christopher Memoli Strings
Thurs 4:00-5:00 Spirituals, Gospel, and More! How To Teach & Perform Music of the African Diaspora John Liner, Odell Zeigler Innovations
Thurs 4:00-5:00 Celebrating Graduate Student Research: New Perspectives on Research. Tawnya Smith, Tavis Linsin General Interest
Thurs 4:00-5:00 Selfish Software: Harnessing Technology to Increase Livelihood Chris Clark Technology
Thurs 4:00-5:00 Getting a Running Start on Your Music Education Career Markeise Russell General Interest
Thurs 4:00-5:00 Social Justice Issues in Music Education Libby Allison Innovations
Fri 8:00-9:00 Developing the Voice with a Future Janet Galván Choral
Fri 8:00-9:00 Wonderful, Worthwhile Websites for the Music Educator James Brodeur Technology
Fri 8:00-9:00 Spiral of Songs: Teaching Repertoire Across Grade Levels Adam Epstein General Music
Fri 8:00-9:00 Music Literacy Games and Activities Rachel Gibson General Music
Fri 8:00-9:00 Exploring the Educational Policy Landscape Lynn Tuttle MMEA
Fri 8:00-9:00 Time to Let Go: Moving Responsibility from the Podium to the Ensemble Mark Stickney Band
Fri 8:00-9:00 Incorporating the Guitar into Your School Music Program Thomas Amoriello Innovations
Fri 8:00-9:00 Your Elementary Choral Toolkit: Technique, Technology, and Transformation! Otto Gross Commercial
Fri 8:00-9:00 Tried and True Techniques, A Guided Roundtable for String Teachers, Year 2 Colleen MacDonald, Whitney Tandon Strings
Fri 8:00-9:00 I Have to Do What?! What I Wish I Knew Then Douglas McCall General Interest
Fri 8:00-9:00 Teaching Psychology and Sociology of Music Laura Lamore Innovations
Fri 9:15-10:15 Last Rites Reading Session Joseph Wright, Matt Sexauer Band
Fri 9:15-10:15 Music Technology: An Intuitive and Inclusive Pathway for Teens with ASD Gena Greher Technology
Fri 9:15-10:15 Affirming Students' Musical LIves: Culturally Responsive Teaching in the Music Classroom Connie McKoy MMEA
Fri 9:15-10:15 Treble Treasures Choral Reading Session Faith Lueth Choral
Fri 9:15-10:15 Why Can't They Just Sit Still and Listen: ADHD Myths and Realities Alice Hammel General Interest
Fri 9:15-10:15 Empowering LGBTQ Music Students and Teacher Stephen Paparo, Virginia Bailey General Interest
Fri 9:15-10:15 Guitar Ensemble Workshop for the Music Educator (Grades 6-12) Thomas Amoriello Innovations
Fri 9:15-10:15 Everyone Plays - Celebrating Inclusion in Scotland: Practical Ideas for Inclusion Julie McKenzie, Joni Lindsay Innovations
Fri 9:15-10:15 A Quick Introduction to the Takadimi Rhythm System Michael Driscoll General Music
Fri 9:15-10:15 Social Media Support Groups: When to Comment, When to Validate, and When to Just Read Bud Woodruff Strings
Fri 9:15-10:15 Supporting English Language Learners in the General Music Class Vimari Colón-León General Music
Fri 9:15-10:15 Towards a More Inclusive Music Education: Experiences of LGBTQQIAA Students in Music Education Programs Across Pennsylvania Eddie Holmes, Brent Talbot General Interest
Fri 12:30-1:30 You Have the Newest Finale but Are You Using It like Finale 2000? Leigh Kallestad Commercial
Fri 12:30-1:30 The Beauty of Practice: Creating Joyful and Literate Musicians in Cambridge Public Schools Kathryn Bach General Music
Fri 12:30-1:30 The Use of Movement with Elementary Singers Janet Galván Choral
Fri 12:30-1:30 Assessing Students Who Learn Differently Alice Hammel General Interest
Fri 12:30-1:30 Music Prepares Students for Future Success John Mlynczak General Interest
Fri 12:30-1:30 Fostering Diversity in Our Choral Ensembles Through Engagement in Our School Community and Repertoire Selection Felicia Barber Choral
Fri 12:30-1:30 Arranging and Performing Pop Songs to Promote Lifelong Learning and to Teach Music Theory Nathan Cohen Innovations
Fri 12:30-1:30 Why Don't They Know That? Heather Kirby General Music
Fri 12:30-1:30 Unified Approach for Band 5-12. Craig Hay Band
Fri 12:30-1:30 Decoding the Double Bass: What to Do with a Giant Cello in Your Ensemble! David Casali Strings
Fri 12:30-1:30 Embracing Your First Job: Strategies to Be Successful after Graduation, Regardless of the Situation Matthew Talbert General Interest
Fri 1:45-3:00 Retaining the Tech-Savvy Generation John Mlynczak Commercial
Fri 1:45-3:00 African Drumming and Dancing Julius Torgboh General Music
Fri 1:45-3:00 American Song: How Jazz Choir Enhances the School Choral Program Kevin McDonald Choral
Fri 1:45-3:00 What's the Big Idea?: A Workshop for Innovative Thinkers in Music Education Josef Hanson Innovations
Fri 1:45-3:00 Getting Your Jazz Students to Hear it All! David Schumacher Band
Fri 1:45-3:00 Projects for Every Process: Encouraging Students to Create, Perform, Respond AND Connect Otto Gross Commercial
Fri 1:45-3:00 Research for Practice: A Working Partnership Tawnya Smith General Interest
Fri 1:45-3:00 Help with Your Color Guard. How to Build a Guard You and Your Students Will Love Christine Sirard Band
Fri 3:15-4:15 The Three Rs: Achieving Choral Excellence through Rehearsal, Repertoire, and Re-evaluation Frank Van Atta Choral
Fri 3:15-4:15 Using SmartMusic as a Resource for Differentiation Leigh Kallestad Commercial
Fri 3:15-4:15 Puerto Rican Singing Games and Rhymes for the Music Classroom Vimari Colón-León General Music
Fri 3:15-4:15 Think, Sing, and Swing!!! Vocal Jazz Repertoire Selection and Reading Session Kevin McDonald Choral
Fri 3:15-4:15 VOICES 21C: Developing Cross-Cultural Understanding Through Empowering Choral Music Ruth Debrot, Andre de Quadros MMEA
Fri 3:15-4:15 Building Confidence and Character: Student Mentoring in the Elementary Instrumental Classroom Allison Penn Band
Fri 3:15-4:15 Music Technology Resources for the Secondary General Music Classroom Virginia Bailey Technology
Fri 3:15-4:15 The EcoSonic Playground: An Immersive, Music Focused, STEAM Integrated, Environmentally Conscious, Inquiry Based Community Project – Development and Research Elissa Johnson-Green General Interest
Fri 3:15-4:15 Urban Music Forum Tom Westmoreland Innovations
Fri 3:15-4:15 Windstars: An Exciting New Flexible Elementary Music Curriculum Brittany Bauman Commercial
Fri 3:15-4:15 Keeping Current Mimi Rabson Strings
Fri 4:30-5:30 Lift Every Voice and Sing: A Reading Session for Mixed Choirs Andy Beck Commercial
Fri 4:30-5:30 Repertoire Selection, Practice and Sight-Reading Made Easy with the New SmartMusic Leigh Kallestad Commercial
Fri 4:30-5:30 Find Your Voice: Enabling Students with Special Needs in the K-12 Music Classroom Julia Conceison General Music
Fri 4:30-5:30 Creative Movement: Assessing Students Through Kinesthetic Experiences Alice Hammel General Interest
Fri 4:30-5:30 Drill Writing Techniques and Strategies for Small Marching Bands Steven Riley Band
Fri 4:30-5:30 Local Music Education Advocacy: Making a Difference for Music Education Lynn Tuttle MMEA
Fri 4:30-5:30 A Music Composition Project for Your Middle Schoolers - and You Steve Damon Innovations
Fri 4:30-5:30 Honoring the Ear: Expanding Our Definition of Musical Literacy Connie McKoy MMEA
Fri 4:30-5:30 Young Composer's Forum John Wallace Innovations
Fri 4:30-5:30 Who do we work for, anyway? Arto Asadoorian General Interest
Fri 4:30-5:30 Gadgets & Gizmos for the Elementary School Orchestra Cassandra Sulbaran Strings
Sat 8:00-9:00 Future of Music Technology: Web-Based Music Applications for Music Collaborative Process Part 2 Chee-Ping Ho, Gillian Desmarais Technology
Sat 8:00-9:00 Integrate Improvisation and Ignite the Imagination Paul Barringer General Music
Sat 8:00-9:00 Ready, Set, Resources! General Music Materials Andy Beck Commercial
Sat 8:00-9:00 Puerto Rican Singing Games and Rhymes for the Music Classroom Vimari Colón-León General Music
Sat 8:00-9:00 Let's Make One Thing Perfectly Clear: Common Conducting Problems and How to Fix Them David Rox Band
Sat 9:00-11:30 Innovations Festival Tom Westmoreland Innovations
Sat 9:15-10:15 Copyright Do's and Don't's in a Digital World Tonya Butler Technology
Sat 9:15-10:15 Elementary Movement Activities…Creating Opportunities To Achieve Meaningful Vocal Improvisation Kenneth Trapp General Music
Sat 9:15-10:15 I Will Sing! New 2-part Choral Repertoire Andy Beck Commercial
Sat 9:15-10:15 The Bornoff Approach for the School Orchestra Debbie Lyle Commercial
Sat 9:15-10:15 Project Based Learning and Developing Independence in Elementary Music Allyn Phelps General Music
Sat 9:15-10:15 Building Confidence and Character: Student Mentoring in the Elementary Instrumental Classroom Allison Penn Band
Sat 10:30-11:30 Finale 101: Learn the Essentials to Get You Going Leigh Kallestad Commercial
Sat 10:30-11:30 A General Music Ukulele Curriculum; Where To Start? Kenneth Trapp General Music
Sat 10:30-11:30 Find Your Voice: Enabling Students with Special Needs in the K-12 Music Classroom Julia Conceison General Music
Sat 10:30-11:30 Playing the Long Game: Planning Beyond Beginning Band with Your Beginning Brass Students Jason Sulliman Band
Sat 10:30-11:30 Kodaly Pedagogy in the Choral Rehearsal Beth Anne Young Choral
Sat 10:30-11:30 Supporting English Language Learners in the General Music Class Vimari Colón-León General Music
Sat 10:30-11:30 Fostering Diversity in Our Choral Ensembles Through Engagement in Our School Community and Repertoire Selection Felicia Barber Choral
Sat 11:45-12:45 Using SmartMusic as a Resource for Differentiation Leigh Kallestad Commercial
Sat 11:45-12:45 A General Music Ukulele Curriculum; Advanced Learning Kenneth Trapp General Music
Sat 11:45-12:45 Multicultural Musical Role Models: Inspiring Diverse Students through Engaged Listening Adam Epstein General Music
Sat 11:45-12:45 Keeping Current Mimi Rabson Strings
Sat 11:45-12:45 Guiding Your Future College Music Majors: Advice from Current Students Robert Franzblau General Interest
Sat 11:45-12:45 Time to Let Go: Moving Responsibility from the Podium to the Ensemble Mark Stickney Band

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Dr. Michele Holt
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PO Box 3886
South Attleboro, MA 02703-3886