Ithaca College Conference on
Instrumental Music Education

June 29 - July 1, 2014

Preparing the 21st Century Artist-Teacher

The Ithaca College Conference on Instrumental Music Education: Preparing the 21st century Artist-Teacher addresses the preparation of the instrumental music teacher primarily through opportunities via large ensembles.  Sessions focus on traditional and contemporary methods of developing the future music educator.  It is open to all members of the music education community including public school teachers, members of CBDNA, SMTE, and IMTE.

In addition to evening panel discussions featuring prominent guest speakers, time for roundtable discussions, a rehearsal masterclass with the Ithaca High School Concert Band, and syllabus sharing, session topics will include:

  • The Role of the College Wind Conductor and the Music Education Faculty
  • Conducting Techniques
  • Teaching Rehearsal Techniques
  • Comprehensive Musicianship
  • Technology in Music Education and Rehearsals
  • Undergraduate Curriculum Offerings
  • Public School Music Curricula
  • Assessment in Music Education
  • The Standards in Music Education

The conference will be held at Ithaca College on June 29 - July 1, 2014.  The hosts for this conference are Dr. Mark Fonder, Dr. Beth Peterson, Dr. Dan Isbell, and Dr. Steve Peterson. The Northeast Wind Conducting Symposium will occur at the same time, allowing conference attendees to observe this workshop as well.  Dr. Karl Paulnack, Dean of the Ithaca College School of Music, will deliver the keynote address on June 29.

Sponsored by CBDNA, The Paynter Foundation, and Ithaca College

Fee: $80. Click here to register online.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact the School of Music at 607-274-3717. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.