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Fanfare: Strategies for Today's Music Educators

PMEA District 1

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM (EST)

Fanfare: Strategies for Today's Music Educators

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Event Details

Registration: 8:00-8:45AM
Sessions: 9:00AM-3:00PM
Act 48 Credit: 5 hours
Cost: Free to PMEA & PCMEA Members
Non-Members: $10.00
Collegiate Non-Members: $5.00
On-Campus Parking: $8.00 (separate check)


Keynote Address
An Eye to the Future: Marketing & Advocacy Ideas for Music Educators
Jamie Baxter, Director of Legislative Policy & Advocacy, AIU


General Session
The Real Deal: Superindendents' Panel on Sustaining Music Programs
Dr. Ann Stephens (Fox Chapel), Dr. Thomas Washington (Penn Hills),
Dr. Bart Rocco (Elizabeth Forward), Moderated by Richard Victor


Breakout Session I
Selecting Elementary Chorus Literature
Lisa Spang & Karla Kyan, Elizabeth Forward School District

Teacher Alert: What are our Kids Listening to?
Ron DePascale, Montour School District


Breakout Session II
Successful Instrumental Rehearsal Techniques
Dr. Robert Cameron, Duquesne University

Successful Choral Rehearsal Techniques
Todd Kuczawa, Bethel Park School District


General Session
Technology: The iPad in Music Education
Bob Tozier, North Allegheny School District


Parking on the CMU Campus
You can purchase a parking voucher by sending a check for $8.00
payable to Carnegie Mellon University, to

Ron DePascale
Elementary Professional Development Representative 
5023 Windriver Drive
McKees Rocks, PA 15136

Pre-paid vouchers will be distributed at the registration desk
when you register on the morning of the workshops.

Deadline for purchasing vouchers is Friday, November 9, 2012.


PMEA Non-Members:
Send a check for $8.00 payable to PMEA District 1
c/o Ron DePascale at the address listed. 

Have questions about Fanfare: Strategies for Today's Music Educators? Contact PMEA District 1

When & Where

Carnegie Mellon University
University Center Building
Pittsburgh, PA

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM (EST)

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PMEA District 1

Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) is an affiliate of the 65,000-plus member Music Educators National Conference (MENC). PMEA is a service organization to music education in the Commonwealth. The membership includes those engaged in music instruction at all levels, from preschool through college and university, retired educators, as well as those in the music industry.

In addition, college chapters and TRI-M Music Honor Society are comprised of students enrolled in music education. PMEA provides leadership in professional growth and offers special opportunities for musical development to school students.

District One includes over 550 school and private music teachers from Allegheny, Fayette, Greene, Washington and Westmoreland counties. District One sponsors high school and junior high orchestra, band and chorus festivals for members' students who are selected either by tryouts or director recommendation and school size quotas. An honors string orchestra, honors band and honors chorus are offered to student-musicians by competitive audition. District One festival musicians may advance to Region, All State, Eastern Division and National MENC groups.

In addition, District One annually hosts two Jazz Band fests, an Elementary Sing Fest East and West, several Elementary Band Fests and Curriculum/Instruction Workshops for all music teachers.

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Fanfare: Strategies for Today's Music Educators
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