Sunday, June 29

5:00-8:00pm Registration McHenry Lobby
7:30pm Welcome
Keynote Address
Mark Fonder, Ithaca College
Karl Paulnack, Dean, Ithaca College School of Music

Monday, June 30

7:30am-noon Registration McHenry Lobby
8:30-9:30am Ensembleship for the 21st Century Artist-Teacher Carolyn Barber, University of Nebraska Hockett
Ensembleship is the ability of musicians to function effectively (i.e. creatively and artistically) in groups. This session will connect contemporary scientific thought to traditional rehearsal practice to build a more effective and ultimately artistic method of developing ensembleship, including rehearsal activities and techniques based on interactive and improvisatory modes of thought common among actors. Material to develop character, define point of view, and enable interaction (as opposed to simple presentation which tends to be the ensemble musician’s default) will be woven into the flow to tip the balance from philosophical to practical. The emphasis for the session will be on how to achieve the shift in values and behaviors that supports ensembleship.
9:00-noon Northeast Wind Conducting Symposium Craig Kirchhoff, University of Minnesota
Steve Peterson, Ithaca College
Drop in anytime to observe conductors work with a live ensemble and receive feedback.
9:45-10:45am Issues and Trends in the Assessment of Music Learning Douglas Orzolek, University of St. Thomas Hockett
Over the past decade, our profession has developed and learned to implement myriad assessment tools that allow us to evaluate our students’ work and improve our own. In spite of this, we have not yet established a suitable means of reporting the learning that happens in our classrooms. This presentation will address that concern, discuss some of the latest themes in the assessment of music learning and consider the practical application of those ideas in the instrumental music classroom.
11:00am-noon Creativity and Improvisation: Music Literacy Beyond the Page Christopher Azzara, Eastman School of Music Hockett
Using repertoire as a foundation, Christopher Azzara will provide practical, accessible ideas for creativity and improvisation in instrumental music. Through the intrinsic musical benefits of creativity and improvisation, students and teachers improve listening skills, improvise and compose music, gain deeper understanding of literature, read music with more comprehension, and sing and play with better intonation and rhythm. In this musically interactive session, participants will learn teaching techniques that make connections across the music curriculum and improve rehearsal and performance.
Noon-12:50pm Paper Presentation Brian Diller, DMA Candidate, University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music Hockett
Beyond the Band: A Model for Incorporating Conducted Chamber Music into the School Music Program. Strategies, Repertoire, and Materials
1:00-2:00pm Lunch (on your own - Ithaca College Campus Center)
2:00-4:00pm Ithaca High School Band Masterclass Rehearsal Craig Kirchhoff, University of Minnesota
Elizabeth Jackson Kirchhoff, Eden Prairie High School, MN
Mitchell Robinson, Michigan State University
Nicki Zawel, Ithaca High School, NY
Observe experienced mentor teachers work with younger teachers on rehearsal techniques in a wind band setting.
4:30-5:00pm Technology in the Music Classroom and Rehearsal: iPad and Google Glass Cynthia Johnston Turner, University of Georgia Hockett
5:00-5:30pm Paper Presentation Mark Skaba, DMA Candidate, Rutgers University Hockett
The Incomparable Organ of Instruction: Teaching and Learning Within the Band Tradition
5:30-7:30pm Dinner (on your own)
7:30-9:00pm Panel Presentation #1 Robert Duke, University of Texas
Craig Kirchhoff, University of Minnesota
Evan Tobias, Arizona State University

Tuesday, July 1

8:30-9:30am Using Technology to Facilitate Comprehensive Music Learning in Band William I. Bauer, University of Florida Hockett

In 1972, Charles Benner, a former college professor and president of the Music Educators National Conference, stated “It can be inferred that performing group participation has little effect on musical behavior other than the acquisition of performance skills, unless there is a planned effort by the teacher to enrich the performing experience with additional kinds of music understanding." Few would disagree that getting beyond the notes on the page and the mechanics of performance in order to help students develop a deep understanding of music is an important outcome of an instrumental music education. Yet despite various approaches utilized over the years, the development of comprehensive musicianship through performance has often been elusive. However, new, widely available technologies are prompting innovative teachers/conductors to implement novel learning strategies to facilitate experiences creating, performing, and responding to music for members of their ensembles. Examined through the lens of a research-based, conceptual model called Technological Pedagogical and Content Knowledge (TPACK), participants in this session will learn how technology, pedagogy, and content influence and constrain one another in a transactional relationship. Recognizing that there is no single technological solution that is appropriate for every teacher, school, classroom, or student, ways in which content, pedagogy, and technology may work together in a specific teaching and learning context will be considered. Research-based pedagogical approaches that align technologies with specific curricular outcomes will be explored, and applications to the development of comprehensive musicianship in bands will be provided.

9:00-noon Northeast Wind Conducting Symposium Craig Kirchhoff, University of Minnesota
Steve Peterson, Ithaca College
Drop in anytime to observe conductors work with a live ensemble and receive feedback.
9:45-10:45am El Sistema Programs: An Alternative to Traditional Music Education Here and Abroad Cassandra Sulbarán, Ithaca College Hockett
Based on personal experiences in Venezuela and advice from colleagues working in El Sistema-based programs here in the United States, this session will introduce you to how El Sistema works in Venezuela, and how it is translating here in the US and abroad. As a relatively new alternative to traditional music education programs, Sistema-style programs aim to provide underserved communities with a quality music education in addition to affecting social change through music. Topics will include the organizational aspects of the various programs here in the US, the logistics of acquiring and maintaining instruments, and the economics of creating a viable program. An overview of El Sistema in Venezuela, what is happening in the United States and abroad with Sistema-based programs, and resources for starting your own Sistema-based program will also be discussed.
11:00-11:50am Paper Presentation Brian Shelton and Alexa Yunes, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi Hockett
Teaching and Motivating Diverse Populations
Noon-2:00pm Roundtable Lunch Campus Center
We invite you to purchase food at the Ithaca College Campus Center and find a table to discuss the 'issues' with your colleagues over lunch.
2:00-3:00pm Open Rehearsal with the Summer Conducting Symposium Wind Ensemble Larry Livingston, University of Southern California Presser
3:15-4:15pm Bands, music literacy, and the new National Music Standards Scott C. Shuler, Immediate Past President NAfME and Arts Consultant, Connecticut State Department of Education Hockett
In this session Dr. Shuler, co-chair of the National Music Standards writing team, connects their vision of empowering students to carry out three key Artistic Processes (Creating, Performing, and Responding) to broader notions of music literacy and to band classes. Among the key questions he will address: How will new standards support teaching for understanding? How can they be used to design engaging band curricula? How can universities prepare future teachers to deliver these standards?
4:30-5:45pm Finger Lakes wine tasting overlooking Cayuga Lake Fountain Plaza
5:45-7:30pm Dinner (on your own)
7:30-9:00pm Panel Presentation #2 Frank Battisti, New England Conservatory
Larry Livingston, University of Southern California
Scott C. Shuler, Immediate Past President NAfME and Arts Consultant, Connecticut State Department of Education