IMEA Symposium at UE on August 31

Posted: Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The Indiana Music Education Association (IMEA) will be hosting the Southern Indiana Symposium & Clinic, a full-bodied professional development event for educators, at the University of Evansville on Thursday, August 31. It will offer sessions for all levels of music educators in band, orchestra, choral, and general music.

Featured sessions include “Bring Your Men”, a choral/vocal workshop bringing middle school and high school male choral singers to campus to work with Dan Anderson of Anderson University and author of choral methods published by Hal Leonard. Additional clinicians leading sessions for choral educators are Angela Hampton and David Stone.

Joani Brandon, music education faculty member at Anderson University, will be leading general music sessions including Folk Songs and Dances from around the World, First Steps of Music and Music Activities for Early Elementary, Exploring Conversational Solfege and Songs and Games for Music Literacy, Drumming in the Classroom-Activities that Work!, and Circle the State with Song Reading Session/working with Elementary School aged voices.

Instrumental music sessions for band feature masterclasses by University of Evansville faculty on woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. Orchestra sessions include: Setting up Instruments for Success, Emergency Repair Strategies, What to do When: Before the Method Book, Athletes with Instruments- Movement in String Playing, Being Resourceful: Pedagogy from the Best in the Field.

Featured clinicians for the orchestra sessions are Sheryl Schuster, fine arts specialist, orchestra, coordinator, The Spark Project and director, EVSC Middle and High School Honors Orchestra, Carol Dallinger, professor of violin/viola at the University of Evansville, coordinator, UE Suzuki Violin Program and violin teacher trainer for the Suzuki Association of the Americas, and John Rihani, string specialist at Paige’s Music, Indianapolis.

The Symposium will take place in the Krannert Fine Arts Building beginning with registration at 8:00 a.m. and concluding at 4:00 p.m. This event is open to both IMEA members as well as non-members. For more information go to:

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