School of Music Alumni & Faculty Present Variety of Sessions at Cyber Summit

By Bradley Whittemore, November 20, 2020
Ithaca College well-represented at first online virtual NYSSMA Winter Conference.

Each year, the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) gathers in Rochester, New York for their annual Winter Conference. This is a time to catch up with colleagues, hear musical performances, and learn from other educators as we all seek to improve our craft.

Because of COVID-19, NYSSMA moved to offer a virtual Cyber Summit for the 2020 season. However, the goal and purpose of the event have not changed with that switch.

We are thrilled to see so many Ithaca College School of Music alumni and faculty represented throughout the conference. We hope that you will consider joining them to see their presentations!

Ithaca College-Connected Sessions

Session Title Instructor(s)
2020 Vision: How A Pandemic Shaped A Better Future For Band Courtnie Elscott & Collin Smith
Arms of Steel (Band) Leah Gardner (SoM '21)
A-Z of Music Advocacy Lori Orestano-James
Breathing For A Better Band David Earll
Creating Online String Resources James Mick
I'm a Music Teacher, Now What Lori Orestano-James
Ithaca College Jazz Ensemble Mike Titlebaum
It's All About the Resume Lori Orestano-James
Learner-Centered Approaches in Technology-Based Music Education Radio Cremata
Modern Band Meets Classroom Instruments Matt Clauhs and Beatrice Olesko
Navigating the NYSSMA Solos Options for Tuba & Euphonium David Earll
NYSSMA Virtual All-State Honor Ensembles Preview Ed Chiarello
NYSSMA Virtual Evaluation Festival Introduction Ed Chiarello
Practice Makes Perfect - Speed Interviewing Lori Orestano-James
Professional Dispositions & The Music Educator Marc Greene
Teaching Music Online With Soundtrap Matt Clauhs
What Counts As Culturally Responsive Pedagogy Radio Cremata
What Is a 100 George Smith