CONFERENCES

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NJEA/NJMEA Convention - AC  

NJEA/NJMEA Convention in Atlantic City
November 7-8, 2013

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
Room 419, Convention Center
More Than Just A Stick Monkey: Establishing Musical Communication
This presentation will examine additional ways to establish both a verbal and non verbal musical connection with your ensemble, beginning with the warm-up!
        Clinician: Milton Allen and Barbara Pavesi, sponsored by Music and Arts Center.


Thursday 9:30 - 11:00 am
Room 421, Convention Center
Quaver’s Beyond Marvelous Curriculum: The New Benchmark in PreK-5 Curriculum
Participants will be presented with information about Quaver’s new curriculum.
        Clinician: Gregg Roman, QuaverMusic Representative.


Thursday, 9:30 - 11:30 am
Ambassador Room, Sheraton Hotel
New Jersey All-State Band Procedures Committee Meeting
        Clinician: Albert Bazzel, WinslowTownship Schools.


Thursday 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Shelbourne Room, Sheraton Hotel
New Jersey All-State Choral Procedures Meeting
        Clinician: Kathy Spadafino, Retired.


Thursday 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Room 419, Convention Center
Teaching Beginning Improvisation Skills
David will present unique methods in teaching improvisation to beginning jazz students.
        Clinician: David B. Demsey.



Thursday 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Room 421, Convention Center
Rethinking The Beginning: Improving Note Reading Skills
This session will be focused on ways to teach note reading to beginning students.
        Clinician: Rick Dammers, Rowan University.




Thursday 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Room 419, Convention Center
Choral Reading Session
This reading session will include octavos appropriate for SATB, SAB, TTB, SSA and SSAA.
        Clinician: Hillary Colton, Hunterdon Central Regional High School.



Thursday 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Room 421, Convention Center
Supporting Musical Learning Through Technology
This session will be focused on technology based strategies to support and expand students’ musical learning in general and performance music classes.
        Clinician: Rick Dammers, Rowan University.



Friday 8:30 - 10:00 am
Trump Plaza, Westminster AB
NJMEA Executive Board Meeting



Friday 9:30 - 11:00 am
Room 419, Convention Center
Creativity And Literacy In The Classroom.
Participants will be able to define creativity from a social perspective; by looking at the person and more specifically the personality traits that are most characteristic of creative individuals.
        Clinician: Sharyn Fischer, Manalapan-Englishtown School District.



Friday 9:30 - 11:00 am
Room 421, Convention Center
Why Is The Bow 90% Of String Teaching?
Teach the Bow first. All instrumental string teachers need to concentrate on the bow to create an outstanding sound. This session will provide exercises and tricks of the trade.
        Clinician: Mimi Butler, Self-Employed.


Friday, 9:30 - 11:30 am
Crown Ballroom I, Sheraton Hotel
Collegiate MENC Chapter Meeting
        Clinician: Rick Dammers, Rowan University.


Friday 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Room 419, Convention Center
Take Note! Incorporating Music And Literacy Into The Elementary Classroom
This session is designed to help the teachers find ways to promote active engagement, interest, and appreciation throughout the school day.
        Clinician: Amanda Newell and Sharyn Fischer, Manalapan-Englishtown School District.


Friday 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Room 421, Convention Center
Instructional Strategies That Work In The String Classroom
        Clinician: Mary Maliszewski, West Orange Public Schools.


Friday 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Room 417, Convention Center
Incorporating The Guitar Into Your School Music Program
The objective of this workshop is to advise music educators about the benefits of starting a guitar program. The popularity of the guitar is a great tool to reach those students not currently involved in arts program. Equipment, lesson plan ideas and more will be presented.
        Clinician: Thomas J. Amoriello, NJMEA Board of Directors.


Friday 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Room 419, Convention Center
Elementary/Middle School Choral Reading Session
Participants will focus and implement choral methods and techniques of blending, diction, and multicultural styles for an elementary/junior high choral group.
        Clinician: Christine Sezer, Retired.


Friday 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Room 421, Convention Center
Recruiting For Retention: Building And Maintaining Your 4-12 String Program
        Clinician: Mary Maliszewski, West Orange Public Schools.