Showcase Sessions

The following are the Industry Showcase Sessions
for the 2018 OMEA PDC

Friday 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Higher-order Thinking! – It’s as simple as Do Re Mi. Giving young students the tools they need to infer, understand, connect, categorize, evaluate, and apply the information they learn will help them.
Room: Trott
Presenter: John Jacobson
Sponsor: Hal Leonard Corporation

Friday 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM 
Assessing Your Music Students Online – Its’ never been more important to document student growth, and online tools can help facilitate this. This session explores the many ways teachers can utilize affordable technology for assessment.
Room: Eisenman
Presenter: Jason Panucci
Sponsor: MusicFirst

Friday 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
SightReadingFactory.com: Revolutionizing How You Teach Sight Reading – This clinic will focus on developing musically mature music readers through regular sight reading practice. You’ll learn how to simplify sight reading and make it a part of every rehearsal.
Room: Eisenman
Presenter: Don Crafton
Sponsor: SightReadingFactory.com

Friday 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Ready or Not, Here I Come – Join us for a panel discussion on preparedness as Bowling Green State University College of Musical Arts’ string Alums share insights from their varied experience.
Room: Trott
Presenter: Dr. Penny Thompson Kruse & Elaine Colprit
Sponsor: Bowling Green State University

Friday 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Music Rocks! with John Jacobson – Join John in learning new songs, dances, and activities celebrating the vital role of music. John will demonstrate how using McGraw-Hill Music Studio creates more focused students and efficient teachers!
Room: Trott
Presenter: John Jacobson
Sponsor: McGraw-Hill Education

Friday 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Teach music recording classes with Mixcraft 8 – Learn to teach modern music recording with Mixcraft 8 in the classroom. Session covers track recording, loop creation, virtual instruments and publishing. Free classroom curriculum and Mixcraft 8 license for attendees!
Room: Eisenman
Presenter: Anthony Conte
Sponsor: Acoustica, Inc.

Friday 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
WindStars: An Exciting New Flexible Elementary Music Curriculum – In this Showcase by Nuvo Instrumental, participants will actively learn about a new, flexible music curriculum call WindStars. This curriculum combines general music content with pre-band experiences.
Room: Eisenman
Presenter: Brittany Bauman
Sponsor: Nuvo Instrumental, LLC

Friday 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Teaching Music in the Cloud – MusicFirst is a cloud-based, affordable resource offering tools and software programs that provide opportunities for creativity, music learning, and assessment. It’s easy to use and accessible, anytime.
Room: Trott
Presenter: Jason Panucci
Sponsor: MusicFirst

Friday 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Essential Elements – Positive techniques to develop beginners and retain them as music makers for a lifetime. Recruitment and retention are the cornerstones of a program built on the positive growth and development of every student.
Room: Eisenman
Presenter: Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser
Sponsor: Hal Leonard Corporation

Friday 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Music Rocks! with John Jacobson (Repeat Session) – Join John in learning new songs, dances, and activities celebrating the vital role of music. John will demonstrate how using McGraw-Hill Music Studio creates more focused students and efficient teachers!
Room: Trott
Presenter: John Jacobson
Sponsor: McGraw-Hill Education

Friday 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Creative Rehearsing with the Harmony Director – Using the Yamaha HD-200 Harmony Director Electronic keyboard, this clinic will demonstrate the differences between “Equal vs. Just” temperament and suggest ways to build better training info each rehearsal.
Room: Eisenman
Presenter: John Madden
Sponsor: Yamaha Corporation of America