CONFERENCES

NJMEA
Thomas A. Mosher
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Phone: 732-367-7194
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NJEA/NJMEA Convention - AC  

NJEA/NJMEA Convention in Atlantic City
November 6-7, 2014

Contact: Nancy Clasen - nancydidi@hotmail.com or 973-766-5343
Anyone who would like to present at next year's convention please contact Nancy.


Thursday 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Convention Center


Choral Reading Session - Room 419

We will sing through octavos appropriate for SATB, SAB, TTB,SSA,SSAA.

Clinicians: Hillary B. Colton & Nancy L. Clasen



iPad Apps for the Music Educator - Room 421

Discover apps for your music classroom for all music teachers. These apps will help organize/manage your daily routines throughout the year. All apps will be projected onto the screen.

Clinician: Rachel L. Klott


Thursday 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Ambassador Room, Sheraton Hotel


New Jersey All-State Band Procedures Committee Meeting

 Presiding: Al Bazzel



Thursday 12:00 - 2:00 pm

Ambassador Room, Sheraton Hotel

New Jersey State Choral Procedures Committee Meeting

Presiding: Kathy Spadafino



Thursday 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Convention Center


Do Recorders and Technology Play Well in the Classroom? - Room 421

What do you get when you combine the seriously fun interactivity of QuaverMusic and your yearly recorder emphasis? We

will explore this and and more in Quaver’s QK-5 Curriculum. 

Clinicians: Gregory Roman & Graham Hepburn


Elementary/Middle School Choral Reading Session - Room 419

Selections presented will focus on choral methods/techniques and muticultural styles that are appropriate for the

elementary/middle school. All selections have been “tried and proven” by the presenter.

Clinician: Christine C. Sezer



Thursday 3:00 - 4:30 pm

Convention Center


Assessing Student Growth In The Music Classroom - Room 421

This session will focus on Music Assessment Portfolios and sharing of Music Specific Student Growth Assessments.

Instrumental and music theory samples with many years of successful application will be presented. 

Clinician: Keith W. Hodgson


Improvisation in Your Music Program (Going Where It Never Goes) - Room 419

Improvisation can fit into unexpected corners of a music program. This session will debunk myths about improvisation showing how improv can be opened up and applied to other areas. 

Clinician: Denis DiBlasio



Friday 8:00 - 10:00 am

Caesars - Room TBA

NJMEA Executive Board Meeting

Presiding: Joseph Jacobs



Friday 9:30 - 11:00 am

Convention Center


Method Book Madness: Choosing the Best for Your String Classroom - Room 421

Many factors influence the selection of method books for the string classroom. Through a review of current and established method books, participants will identify characteristics that match student needs. 

Cliniscian: Mary (Betsy) E. Maliszewski


Does It Hurt To Play A String Instrument? - Room 419

Bring one and discover that it doesn’t need to. It’s all about muscle memory, the best accessories, appropriate exercises, stretching and correct instrument positioning.

Clinician: Mimi Butler


Friday 9:30 - 11:00 am

Crown I, Sheraton Hotel

Collegiate NAfME Chapter Meeting

Presiding: Rick Dammers



Friday 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Convention Center


Maintaining Diversity Across the Multi-Level String Classroom - Room 421

Most elementary string classrooms reflect the diversity of the community; the challenge is maintaining that diversity through high school. This session will investigate ways to promote retention while respecting all.

Clinician: Mary (Betsy) E. Maliszewski


Friday 3:00 - 4:30 pm

Convention Center

Ukulele in the Music Classroom: Four Strings of Joy! - Room 421

Aloha! If images of palm trees come to mind when you hear the strumming of the ukulele, you are not alone! So why not include the “uke” in your teaching? 

Clinician: Thomas J. Amoriello Jr