May 25 Virtual Workshops

May 25 Workshops for Students and Music Educators!

FREE MONTHLY VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS The MMEA Conference Committee is offering free monthly virtual workshops in each specialty area. Save the date for the next set of workshops on May 25.
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May 24, 2021. 7:00-8:00 p.m. (please note this workshop is on Monday, May 24)
Finishing the School Year Strong: An Elementary General Music Sharing Session
Sharing session host: Christine Morgan
Need some great ideas to carry you through the rest of the school year? In this session, we’ll share tried and true ideas and activities that both you and your students will enjoy. Consider bringing an idea to share, whether it’s a lesson, book, song tech tool or activity, or just come participate in the discussion! We’ll compile a google doc full of end of the year inspiration!

May 25, 2021. 7:00-8:00 p.m.
How to Create a Virtual Performance Video
Clinician: Chee-Ping Ho
The clinic will review ways to create your own virtual concert video and audio production sound reinforcement.

May 25, 2021. 7:00-8:00 p.m.
AVOIDING BURNOUT! “Why Do I Feel so Bad When My Groups are Playing So Good?”
Clinician: Scott Lang, Be Part of the Music
Sponsor: Music & Arts
The average tenure of a music educator has fallen fast in the past decade and has resulted in a dramatic shortage nationwide of qualified music teachers. The increased demands of the job coupled with the ever-changing political and parental culture have created a climate where the once-storied career music educator has been replaced by a revolving door in the director’s office. This session offers a series of tips, hints, and tricks on how to lighten the load so you can make the long haul. This session is for everyone who is a teacher and wants to stay one!

May 25, 2021. 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Universal Design for Learning and Music
Clinician: Rhianon Gutierrez
Sponsor: Berklee Institute for Arts Education and Special Needs
How can we create more inclusive and welcoming learning spaces? In this session, you will gain a foundational understanding of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), a framework based in the learning sciences that intentionally plans for learner variability.

MMEA Conference 2022
Noreen Diamond Burdett, Conference Coordinator

The 2022 MMEA All State Conference will not be in the usual 3-day in-person format that we had for so many years before the pandemic. The Conference format will be whatever works best as the restrictions ease – maybe that will be a combination of virtual workshops throughout the year and a one-day in-person event at a college or conference site, or maybe it will be some other option that will arise when life gets back to somewhat normal. Regardless of the format, the 2022 MMEA Conference Committee is committed to providing meaningful PD for music educators and will continue to work on a plan that meets the expectations and needs of our members.

Whether the sessions next year be virtual or in-person, we are now seeking proposals for workshops. Proposals can be made here. What we don’t know for sure is: when and where, virtual or in-person, length of sessions, etc. What we do know is: clinicians need to indicate whether or not their session could be virtual, so that the committee members are aware of that when choosing sessions.

It would be utterly fantastic to have a magic wand to predict exactly what this is going to look like, but that’s not the case! So we have wait a tad to see what is safe, comfortable, and affordable. It is important for you to check the website and MMEA eblasts for updates.

Massachusetts Music Educators Association

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Michael LaCava
Interim Executive Director
PO Box 920004
Needham, MA 02492