Session Preview

The Ohio Music Education Association
2019 Professional Development Conference

(Session titles as of 9/2/2019 and subject to change)

Advocacy

  • Tri-M: It’s Worth the Extra Work
  • Ohio Arts Education Data Project – Explore the Dashboard!
  • Advocacy: Ohio’s Future in Arts Education
  • Approaching the School Board….The Key to Funding!
  • You, Your Classroom, and the Ohio Legislature: What Happens in Columbus Doesn’t Stay in Columbus
  • Creating Positive Community Support for Your School Music Program
  • Making the Case for Music Education in Socioeconomically Challenged Schools
  • Mental Health in the Music Room: Recognizing Warning Signs and Supporting Student Wellbeing
  • Your Ohio Arts Council: Funding Opportunities for Arts Education

 

Adjudicated Events

  • AE Vocal: Ask An Adjudicator – Panel Discussion
  • Woodwind Adjudication: How Many Reeds Does It Take To Earn A Superior Rating?
  • AE Creative Events: A Different Approach to OMEA Adjudicated Events!
  • AE Strings: Just Because You Can Does Not Mean You Should
  • Brian and Bill’s Excellent Sight-Reading Adventure
  • AE Marching Band Affairs and Adjudications: General Session
  • AE Marching Band Events: The State of Affairs

 

Band

  • Horns Can Be Your Friends Too! Helping Horn Players be Successful in a Concert Band Setting
  • Beyond the Basics: Tapping the Power of Creativity to Foster Individual and Ensemble Musicianship
  • Cornet Connections – Lessons for Trumpeters from The Golden Age of Cornets
  • What’s Really Going on Back There? Engaging Musicianship in Your Concert Band Percussion Section
  • Habits of a SUCCESSFUL Band Director
  • The Pioneers of Movie Music: Soundscapes of the “Silent” Cinema
  • Back to Basics: A Step-by-Step Approach to Building Sound Intonation
  • Fantastic Sounds and Where to Find Them: Rehearsing the Music of Julie Giroux
  • Meaningful Middle School Band Rehearsals
  • Sight Reading – A Structured Approach
  • Maximize the Potential of Your Mini Marching Band
  • Composing With My Middle School Band? YES YOU CAN!
  • Driving with a Dirty Windshield? Finding Clarity in Score Preparation and Rehearsal Planning
  • Make Your Percussion Section More Musical Tomorrow
  • Habits of a Successful WIND ENSEMBLE
  • Clarinet 101: Simple Steps to Improve Your Clarinet Section
  • Just Intonation: Help Your Ensemble HEAR and PLAY the Difference.
  • Adding to the Wind Band Repertoire
  • Beginning Band Basics: Daily Workouts & Techniques to Energize & Motivate the Beginning Band Student
  • Big Ideas in a Small School
  • Sight-Reading In the Band Room: Current Practices and Trends
  • You Too Can Be a Winner with Beginners
  • Flute and Piccolo
  • Organize Your Percussion Section to Increase Rehearsal Time, Musicianship, and Your Sanity
  • Minimizing Administrative Mayhem… or How to Make Time to Teach Music!
  • Habits of a SIGNIFICANT Band Director
  • T.E.S.T. – Teaching Essential Skills for Trombone
  • The Computer is a Musical Instrument Too – Get YOUR computer to flawlessly run Sibelius/Finale/Music Notation Software
  • Strategies for the Successful Small School Band Director
  • The How and Why of Music Making

 

Curriculum and Assessment

  • Stop. Collaborate and Listen.
  • Assessment in Ensembles: Having the Right Tools
  • Missing Beats and Messy Rhythms: Ways to Fill the Gaps for Intermediate to Advanced Musicians
  • Purposeful Planning: Using Long-Range Planning to Simplify Your Day to Day Lessons
  • Data Driven Instruction: Getting Assessment to Work for You and Your Students
  • Assessment 101: How to Guide Students to Self Assess and Build Quality Musicianship
  • Teacharts Ohio in Action: Enriching Your Classroom Experience with a Teaching Artist
  • Assessment Using Standards Based Scales

 

Conducting

  • Compelling Conducting: Creating, Connecting, and Communicating
  • Rehearsing with Purpose: Fundamentals, Artistry, and Creativity
  • A Conducting Flow Chart: Creating Meaningful and Efficient Gesture

 

Choral

  • Choral Resources for the Developing Choir
  • Spirituals and Gospel Music, Can We Sing This Music Within a Public School Setting?
  • Sacred and Secular Choral Music In Print by African American Composers/Arrangers
  • From the Village to the Risers – Collecting and Arranging a Folk Song for Children’s Choir
  • Fun & Fabulous Sight-Singing For the Choral Classroom
  • Yes, Your High School Choir Can (and Should) Sing Renaissance Music!
  • The Choral Warm Up Period: My Only Opportunity to Work on Singing and Skills in the Choral Classroom
  • Dear Stress!  Let’s Break Up: Building Blocks That Matter in Middle School Choir
  • From the Court to the Concert Hall: What Conductors Can Learn From Coaches and Sports Psychology
  • Recruiting Boys For Chorus In the 21st Century: New Challenges
  • OCDA Jr. High/Middle School Reading Session
  • From the Court to the Concert Hall: What Conductors Can Learn From Coaches and Sports Psychology (Repeat Session)
  • Laying the Foundation: Warm-ups and Sight Reading for the Middle School Choral Ensemble
  • The Quest for Quality Literature
  • Choir Bites: Tips, Tricks, Activities, and Analogies to Enhance Your Choir’s Rehearsals and Culture
  • Programming Social Justice Songs with Young People: An Appropriate Process
  • How Do I Look? Showing the Sound and the Score
  • OCDA High School/University Reading Session
  • Starting and Growing a Competitive Show Choir–Tips and Tricks For Those Intimidated By Sequins
  • OCDA Elementary Reading Session
  • Rehearsal Matters! Practical Tips and Ideas for a Better Choral Rehearsal
  • Mentoring the New Choral Conductor: Essential Tips For the First Five Years
  • YOUR Singers Can Improvise (and YOU Can Teach Them!)
  • Vocalises for Vocal Ease: Conditioning your Singers’ Voices for Freedom of Expression
  • Cultural Validity In Choral Repertoire Selection: Seeking Diverse Literature With Integrity

 

Classroom Management

  • The Secret to Good Ensemble Behavior in One (Relatively) Easy Step

 

General Music

  • General Music Jump Start – Play Parties Plus!
  • It’s All About Layering!
  • Mining the Modes and Meters: Building a Foundation Beyond Major-Duple
  • Let’s Jam! Drum it Up With Your Upper Elementary Students
  • Hand Drums on the Move!
  • Working with Functional Harmony in General Music
  • Sing & Strum: Ukulele in General Music
  • Songwriting As a Secondary General Music Class
  • Buckets, Basketballs, Stepping and More: Active Music Making for Teens and Tweens.
  • The ABCs of MLT
  • Basic Skills and Pop Music With Classroom Instruments
  • Orff: A Creative Approach!
  • Favorite’s with Children’s Lit
  • Solutions for the Universal Challenges of Teaching Recorder
  • Music in Preschool and Kindergarten–the Kodály way
  • Orff & Music Learning Theory: A Perfect Pairing
  • Ukulele 101:  Engaging Middle School Students!
  • Hands to Hands, TOO!: Clapping Songs and Games from the USA and Canada
  • Build Success Playing Classroom Instruments
  • Dalcroze Eurhythmics: Flow and Phrasing for All Grade Levels
  • A Collaborative Rhythm Project
  • Manipulative Mania
  • Buckets, Basketballs, Stepping and More: Active Music Making for Teens and Tweens (Repeat Session)
  • Interactive, Digital Recorder Instruction: It’s Fun and It Works!
  • Dalcroze Eurhythmics: Flow and Phrasing for All Grade Levels (Repeat Session)
  • Manipulative Madness
  • Recorders: Tried and True and Something New
  • Move on Over!  Centers and Rotations in the Music Room
  • Teaching Ukulele through Popular Music Education
  • Singing Games from Around the World
  • All They’ll Ever Need to Know They’ll Learn in Kindergarten!
  • So…You’re The One That Will Be Teaching the Guitar Class (Repeat Session)
  • Favorite Folk Dances
  • So…You’re The One That Will Be Teaching the Guitar Class

 

Higher Education

  • Stepping out and Stepping In: How to Manage Your First Year of Teaching – a Panel Discussion
  • Mentoring Student Teachers: Surviving and Thriving as a Successful Cooperating Teacher
  • Learning to Teach / Teaching to Learn: Tips and Tools to Transform and Re-Energize Your Teaching
  • Show Boat, Rap, & Social Justice: A Sociological Approach to the Music Appreciation Course
  • Another Path to Retirement: The Value of Earning a Doctoral Degree as a Mid-Career Music Teacher

 

Jazz

  • Ragtime Music for Band & Orchestra: Traditions & Repertoire
  • Start Your Engines!: Building Confidence with Less Experienced Rhythm Section Players
  • Taking the Leap – Getting Students to Improvise Jazz for the First Time
  • Now What: Tips and Strategies for the Middle School Jazz Band
  • Rehearsal Strategies for Beginning and Intermediate Jazz Bands
  • The Jazz Commandments: Guidelines for Successful, Authentic Swing Performance
  • All the Things: Using the Tune “All the Things You Are” as a  Vehicle for Improvisation at All Levels
  • How to Talk to Your Big Band Drummer & Jazz Drumset 101
  • What Do I Do with This Jazz Group? They’re Still Not Teaching Me That at College!
  • The Chart Says “Latin”, Now What?!  a Masterclass on Latin Drumset Styles for Jazz Band Directors
  • Multicultural
    Make Simple African Instruments to Teach General Music: The Dondo and Gyili
  • Effective Strategies for Teaching African American Gospel Music
  • Rediscovering Ensemble Music by Historic African-American Composers
  • Taiko, Sing, Dance, and Play the Japanese Way
  • African Children’s Games: Musicality and Creativity in Their Natural State: The Artistic Playground
  • Children’s Singing Games from West Africa in a Kodály-Inspired Classroom
  • Gospel Music Sing-A-Long-Learn-A-Long

 

Musical Theatre

  • Avoiding the “Pitfalls” of Conducting a Musical
  • Razzle Dazzle ‘Em: Making the Most of the Ensemble/Chorus in Your School Musical
  • Do You HEAR the People Sing?
  • From Production to Performance: Solutions to Challenges in Mounting Your School’s Musical
  • Singing and Staging Your High School Musical
  • No Business Like Show Business: Choosing the Right Musical for Your Students and School
  • Introduction to Theater Conducting

 

Ohio Collegiate Music Education Association (OCMEA)

  • Putting It Together: Music, Teaching, and Professionalism in the Workplace
  • Classroom Management for the New Music Teacher – Lessons from the Field
  • Becoming the Best Music Teacher Possible: How to Make the Most of Your Undergraduate Experience
  • How to Interview with a Non-Musical Principal and Succeed
  • Manage Your Rehearsal, Not Your Classroom: Tips to Keep Young Musicians on Task and out of Trouble
  • I’m a Survivor! Navigating the Amazing Race of Instrumental Music Teaching
  • Culturally Responsive Pedagogy: An Essential Skill for Future Teachers
  • The Summer Before Year One: A Preparation Guide for the First-Year Teacher
  • Reflections from a First-Year Teacher: What Students Could Be Doing Today to Prepare for Tomorrow

 

Orchestra

  • Achieving an Artistic Vibrato in the String Class
  • Rhythmic Success: Improving Students’ Precision and Confidence
  • Own Your Tone! Getting The Best Sound Out of Your Cellos
  • Orchestra Vitamins – Easy Exercises for Healthy Playing At All Levels
  • Mixing It Up: Unconventional Ways to Rehearse a Middle School Orchestra That WORK!
  • Intonation Matters: Developing Students’ Listening Skills in the Orchestra Classroom
  • Habits of a Successful Orchestra: The Secret Is In The Right Hand: Tone, Articulation and Rhythm
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching in the Orchestra Classroom
  • Habits of a Successful Orchestra—Teaching Concert Music and Achieving Musical Artistry
  • The Music That Never Wears Out: Essential Pieces for the School Orchestra
  • Beginning String Instruction: A Pedagogical Model
  • State of the Orchestras
  • Habits of a Successful Orchestra—A Path To Creating Meaningful and Helpful Long-Range Plans
  • Motivating the Adolescent: Research-based Strategies To Get Them To Do Their Best In Orchestra/Band
  • Effective Rehearsals: Combing Artistry and Pedagogy
  • Simpler Symphonies: Selecting and Teaching Full Orchestra Repertoire in the Schools

 

Ohio Teacher Evaluation System (OTES)

  • OTES/Teacher Evaluation State Level Update
  • Professional Perspectives: A Panel of Music Educators Discuss How to Make SLOs Meaningful
  • Resa and Otes? I Thought I Was Finished with EdTPA!
  • SLOs 101
  • A Principal’s Perspective on OTES for Music Teachers
  • Meet the New Ohio Fine Arts Consultant

 

Research

  • Connecting Research and Practice: Teaching Exceptional Learners in Choral Ensembles
  • Connecting Research and Practice: Teaching Exceptional Learners in General Music
  • Facebook Band Directors Group: Early-Career Member Engagement and Perception as Teacher Induction
  • Nurturing Lifelong Musicians in Our Classrooms and Ensembles

 

Special Learners

  • Success! How to Adapt Teaching Young Musicians with Special Needs in Your Inclusive Music Classroom!
  • Music Education of Special Learners; A Lifetime of Experience in Sixty Minutes
  • Why Bother With Inclusion? A Parent’s Narrative on Why it Matters to Everyone
  • Be the Best Teacher Your Student Ever Had: Physical Disabilities and the Music Classroom
  • In Concert with the THS/TASK & RBC Drums
  • Making Meaningful Modifications: Differentiation for the Adaptive and Inclusion Environments
  • Special Learners Roundtable
  • ACEs: How to Engage Students by Recognizing and Reducing the Effects of Trauma
  • Learning from Our Students: Successful Strategies Discovered and Grown in the Classroom
  • Adapted Music and Academics, It Can Be Done!
  • Reaching All Learners: Differentiated Instruction in the General Music Classroom

 

Technology Institute for Music Educators (TI:ME)

  • An Overview of Music Technology with Q&A
  • Become a Mac Power User
  • Can You Do That?  The Legalities of Web Use in the Classroom
  • Chromebooks and Websites and Kids. Oh, My!
  • Composing Activities for Performing Ensembles (Band, Orchestra, Choir)
  • Design a Musical Learning Community with Our Students
  • Flipped Classrooms: Leveraging Technology in the Large Ensemble
  • Lebanon High School Electronic Music Group
  • Marching Audio-Instrument Amplification
  • Music Education for the 21st Century: New Wine, New Skins
  • Starting a Music Production Class for Middle or High School General Music
  • Teach Modern Music Recording Techniques with Mixcraft and Virtual Synthesizers
  • Teaching Intonation with Tonal Energy
  • Tech and Uke & Uke and Tech; So Happy Together!
  • Technology for Classroom Management
  • The Google Infused Bandroom. Practical Ways to Implement Technology in a Performance Based Classes
  • What Is Sound Design? Teach Students the Creative Artistry That Happens Behind the Scenes!
  • A River Runs Through It: Cross-Genre Collaborations Through Music Technology
  • Applying 21st Century Skills in the Music Room
  • Going Paperless with iPad
  • Inspiring Choral Student Success Through Assessment Technology
  • Instagram: Secret Tool for Rapid Individualization
  • Noteflight in the Performing Ensemble Classroom
  • Practical Technology Tips for Music Educators
  • Problem-Based Learning Through Technology: Building Independent Musicians
  • Schoology in the Performing Ensemble Classroom
  • Using Pro Tools First in the Music Classroom – It’s FREE!
  • A Musical Music Tech Curriculum
  • Can I Teach Music Technology with Chromebooks?
  • Coding in the Music Room
  • Creating on Any Device: Online Music Tech Made Easy
  • ForScore (Not Seven Years Ago): Digitally Integrating Your Scores and Useful Documents in One Place!
  • Google Tools for Every Music Classroom
  • Leveraging Old School Drum Machines to Teach Rhythm Fluency
  • Marching Audio-Systems & Applications
  • Podcasting in Your Music Classroom
  • Revolutionize Music Making & Recording Using ANY Device!
  • Sheet Music in the Digital Age
  • Using Technology Tools for Assessment in the Ensemble Setting

 

Ensembles

  • Approximately 40 performing ensembles across all genres including five All-State ensembles.