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TEMPO Express  

December 18, 2014

New Jersey Music Educators Association
Higher Education Research Session
Call for Proposals: Poster presentations
2015 New Jersey Music Educators Association Annual Conference

A research poster session will be held during the 2015 NJMEA Annual Conference, to be held in East Brunswick, NJ from February 19-21. Posters may represent unpublished research as well as projects in process. Proposals may be submitted by any party(ies) whose work provides insight into the learning and teaching of music: university faculty, school or private music teachers, university students,  performers, etc.

Submissions are via email to Carol Frierson-Campbell

Submission Procedures:

1.       Complete the form below and attach a file, in MS Word format (*.doc or *docx) or PDF format (*.pdf) that includes the title   of the proposal as well as an abstract of not more than 300 words.
2.       Abstracts will be reviewed by a volunteer committee of NJMEA Higher Education members.
3.       Submission deadline: January 19, 2015.
4.       Notification of acceptance will be emailed by February 2, 2015.



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NJ Music Administrators Association Saturday Seminars
Planting The Thought!

As announced previously, beginning in late January 2015, a series of professional development seminars will take place across the State, facilitated by highly qualified NJMEA members.

The schedule and session descriptors are posted below for the membership to view the offerings, and check calendars over the holiday break.  Another Tempo Express posting will follow in early January, with specific registration directions.  Questions regarding the seminars can be directed to akinskas@rowan.edu

We hope that the membership will take advantage of these professional development opportunities. PD hours will be granted via NJMEA.  Read on:

“String Repertoire Overview - What works and how to spot it “  
Facilitator: Betsy Maliszewski
Date: January 24, 2015      
Time: 9:00-11:00 am
Location: Roosevelt Middle School
36 Gilbert Place
West Orange, NJ 07052

Descriptor:  This session is a hands-on examination of string music that will satisfy both curricular assessment goals and concert programming demands. Method/technique books, orchestral arrangements and on-line resources will be discussed and examined. Content will be determined by the teaching level of participants, with the goal to find and identify music that works for your group.This session is geared towards both string-players and non-string players; participants should bring their “most comfortable” string instrument.


“Cross Curricular Integration in the General Music Classroom”
Facilitator: Andrew Lesser
Date: January 24, 2015  
Time: 9-11 am
Location: Wilbur Watts Intermediate School                    
550 High Street, Burlington

Descriptor: This session will cover techniques to incorporate core curriculum instruction such as Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies within the Elementary and Middle School General Music classroom.


“Measuring Student Success”: Creating Assessments for Instrumental Classes
Eugenia Goldman
Date: February 28, 2015
Time: 9-11 am
Location: Montgomery Middle School
Upper Campus
375 Burnt Hill Road, Skillman, NJ 08558

Descriptor: This session will focus on measuring student progress in instrumental classes. Topics will include creating performance assessments for classroom use, designing SGOs according to the NJ state guidelines, and aligning tests with the stated objectives. 


“Zookeeper and Warden No More!”
Facilitator: Amanda Newell
Date: March 7, 2015
Location: Taylor Mills School
77 Gordons Corner Road
Manalapan, NJ

Descriptor: A Proactive Approach to Classroom Management for the Elementary Music Class.
Are you dreading that last period 4th grade class?  Tired of repeating yourself? Coming home hoarse from shouting over the noise?  This session will provide useful strategies to minimize classroom interruptions and maximize classroom learning.  Emphasis will be on nurturing and fostering a creative climate in your music classroom; lesson planning to forestall and prevent classroom disruptions and self-reflection – an opportunity to examine the behaviors we, the teacher, may engage in that unwittingly lead to problems in the classroom.  


“Taking The Chore Out of Chorus”

Facilitator: Susan Kaczor
Date: April 25, 2015 Time: 9-11 am
Location: Macopin Middle School,
70 Highlander Drive, West Milford, NJ 

Descriptor: A session for Music Educators who are trained as instrumentalists and have been placed in a choral position.  A “lab choir” of students will be present to give some hands on experience for attendees.

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