Sessions & Schedules

Concerts | Meetings | Receptions | Rehearsals

Maps of Locations - Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center

Sessions        Session Descriptions       At-a-Glance


Day Time Room Session Title Clinician Strand
Thurs 8:00-9:00 Waterfront 1ABC Advocacy in MA John Mlynczak Gen Int
Thurs 8:00-9:00 Waterfront 2 The Kodaly Approach: What is it and How can I use it Tomorrow? Charlyn Bethell Gen Mus
Thurs 8:00-9:00 Waterfront 3 Jazz Improvisation Open Forum Jerry Bergonzi Band/Jazz
Thurs 8:00-9:00 Beacon Hill 1 From the Ground Up: Building a Choir from Nothing Kirsten Oberoi Choral
Thurs 8:00-9:00 Beacon Hill 2&3 Let's Get It Started In Here: Fostering Creativity and Expression in the K-5 Music Classroom Darla Hanley Gen Mus
Thurs 8:00-9:00 Cambridge Complex Tried And True Techniques: A Roundtable Discussion for String Teachers Colleen MacDonald, Whitney Tandon Strings
Thurs 8:00-9:00 Back Bay Complex Arrr, mateys!: Sea Chanteys, Songs of the Sea, and Stories for the Early Elementary General Music Classroom Liam Leahy Gen Mus
Thurs 8:00-9:00 Federal Complex Interdisciplinary Arts: An Agent for Community Building Ida Pappas Gen Int
Thurs 8:00-9:00 Skyline Music Education Displacement: The Hidden Voices André de Quadros, Kinh Vu Innov
Thurs 8:00-9:00 South End Top Ten Tips -- to make your percussion section instantly sound better Stuart Marrs Band/Jazz
Thurs 9:15-10:15 Plaza Ballroom Teaching Essential Singing Skills in Choir Stephen Paparo Choral
Thurs 9:15-10:15 Waterfront 1ABC Noteflight and Noteflight Learn Brian Rabuse, Rebecca Hoffmann Tech
Thurs 9:15-10:15 Waterfront 2 12 Steps to Music Literacy Using Conversational Solfege Level 1: Rhythm Development John Feierabend Coml
Thurs 9:15-10:15 Waterfront 3 Jazz Basics - Pedagogy and Resources Jeffrey Leonard Band/Jazz
Thurs 9:15-10:15 Beacon Hill 1 Forum on the Revised MA Music Standards Lisa Leach MMEA
Thurs 9:15-10:15 Beacon Hill 2&3 Tips and Tricks for teaching infant and toddler music classes Connie Greenwood Gen Mus
Thurs 9:15-10:15 Cambridge Complex Tried And True Techniques: A Roundtable Discussion for String Teachers Colleen MacDonald, Whitney Tandon Strings
Thurs 9:15-10:15 Back Bay Complex Empowering Choral Singers as Soloist and Readers Marc Greene MMEA
Thurs 9:15-10:15 Federal Complex Curriculum for Orff Teachers Gina DePaoli Gen Mus
Thurs 9:15-10:15 Skyline Listening from the Inside: Mindfulness Techniques for the Modern Music Classroom Rebecca Schauer Innov
Thurs 9:15-10:15 South End "But That Doesn't Work in Music!": A Guide to Advocacy and Growth in Teacher Evaluation Cara Bernard, Joseph Abramo Gen Int
Thurs 10:30-11:45 Plaza Ballroom KEYNOTE: Beautiful Robert Duke MMEA
Thurs 12:00-1:00 Waterfront 1ABC Music Production: Recording and Mixing Techniques Chee-Ping Ho Tech
Thurs 12:00-1:00 Waterfront 2 Folk Dancin' Fun! Karin Puffer Gen Mus
Thurs 12:00-1:00 Waterfront 3 Practical Principles – Three R's For Developing a Successful Beginning Band Joseph McIntyre Band/Jazz
Thurs 12:00-1:00 Beacon Hill 1 Conducting Reboot: Refresh, retool, reimagine Sommer Forrester Band/Jazz
Thurs 12:00-1:00 Beacon Hill 2&3 Standards 101: A Summary Introduction Marc Greene MMEA
Thurs 12:00-1:00 Cambridge Complex Teaching Guitar through Popular Music Education Scott Burstein Innov
Thurs 12:00-1:00 Back Bay Complex Straws and SOVT Exercises! Vocal Pedagogy for the Choral Director Paige Taylor Choral
Thurs 12:00-1:00 Federal Complex Open Reading Session with backing tracks Julie Lyonn Lieberman Strings
Thurs 12:00-1:00 Skyline Keeping Your Job: Classroom Management Tips for New Teachers Anthony Beatrice Gen Int
Thurs 12:00-1:00 South End Guitar Class for Students with Disabilities: Using Universal Design Sarah Fard Innov
Thurs 1:15-2:30 Plaza Ballroom CONCERT HOUR MMEA
Thurs 1:15-2:30 Waterfront 3 The Performance-Ready K-5 Music Classroom Allison Kipp Gen Mus
Thurs 1:15-2:30 Back Bay Complex Nurturing the Young Musical Mind: A Multifaceted Approach to Early Childhood Music Anastasia Mousouli Gen Mus
Thurs 1:15-2:30 Federal Complex Creative Band and Orchestra Julie Lyonn Lieberman Strings
Thurs 1:15-2:30 Skyline Attention on Retention Jeff Scott Coml
Thurs 1:15-2:30 South End Help with your Color Guard. How to build a Guard you and your students will love. Christine Sirard Band/Jazz
Thurs 2:45-3:45 Plaza Ballroom If we learn like that, why do we teach like this? Robert Duke MMEA
Thurs 2:45-3:45 Waterfront 1ABC Creating on Any Device: Online music tech made easy John Mlynczak Tech
Thurs 2:45-3:45 Waterfront 2 12 Steps to Music Literacy Using Conversational Solfege Level 2: Melodic Development John Feierabend Coml
Thurs 2:45-3:45 Waterfront 3 Teaching Ukulele through Popular Music Education Scott Burstein Innov
Thurs 2:45-3:45 Beacon Hill 1 Meaningful Middle School Band Rehearsals Jeff Scott Coml
Thurs 2:45-3:45 Beacon Hill 2&3 Showing your work: What your evaluator really wants to see in your classroom Heather Cote, Arto Asadoorian Gen Int
Thurs 2:45-3:45 Cambridge Complex String Orchestra New Music Reading Session Christopher Memoli Strings
Thurs 2:45-3:45 Back Bay Complex Music Moves Us Together: A Dalcroze Approach to Building Ensemble Skills Martha Rogers Gen Mus
Thurs 2:45-3:45 Federal Complex Recruiting & Retaining Boys to Sing in Your Choir Reagan Paras Choral
Thurs 2:45-3:45 Skyline Nurturing a Moving and Learning Child in the Music Classroom. Connie Greenwood Gen Mus
Thurs 2:45-3:45 South End Big Band Repertoire Selection,Something old ,something new,something borrowed ,something blue Paul Pitts Band/Jazz
Thurs 4:00-5:00 Plaza Ballroom Eleven years of piano and I can't get a date. Robert Duke MMEA
Thurs 4:00-5:00 Waterfront 1ABC 21st Century Learning in the Music Classroom: Engaging and Empowering Students Through Formative Assessment and Technology Kate Mercadante Tech
Thurs 4:00-5:00 Waterfront 2 Intentional Movement in the Music Classroom Lillie Feierabend Coml
Thurs 4:00-5:00 Waterfront 3 Creating Artistry with Young Singers Marianna Simpson MMEA
Thurs 4:00-5:00 Beacon Hill 1 Engaging Ensemble Students Through Project-based Partnerships Bonnie Cochran Band/Jazz
Thurs 4:00-5:00 Beacon Hill 2&3 Integrating Multi-Cultural Songs in K-12 Music Curricula Donna Menhart Gen Mus
Thurs 4:00-5:00 Cambridge Complex String Orchestra New Music Reading Session Christopher Memoli Strings
Thurs 4:00-5:00 Back Bay Complex Troubleshooting Choral Repertoire Ashley Nelson-Oneschuk Choral
Thurs 4:00-5:00 Federal Complex Why We Dance: Celebrating Cultures through Movement in the General Music Classroom Valerie Diaz Leroy Coml
Thurs 4:00-5:00 Skyline A Philosophy of Hip-Hop Music Education Jarritt Sheel Innov
Thurs 4:00-5:00 South End Introducing the Newly Released Intermediate Band Unit Plans from the NAfME/Library of Congress Project Jenny Neff Band/Jazz
Thurs 5:00-6:00 Plaza Ballroom Exhibitor Reception MMEA
Fri 8:00-9:00 Plaza Ballroom Concert Band New Music Reading Session Catherine Haywood, Gerry Dolan Band/Jazz
Fri 8:00-9:00 Waterfront 1ABC Digital Content & Solutions for the Chromebook Classroom Jim Frankel Coml
Fri 8:00-9:00 Waterfront 2 First Steps in Music: Movement Development in the Early Years John Feierabend Coml
Fri 8:00-9:00 Waterfront 3 Bowing Styles for the Ages: How to Choose and Play Bow Strokes for Baroque, Classical, and Romantic Era Music Bob Gillespie Strings
Fri 8:00-9:00 Beacon Hill 1 Who could pay attention to a lesson this dumb? Robert Duke MMEA
Fri 8:00-9:00 Beacon Hill 2&3 Show Me the Money: Uncovering the World of Grants and Fundraising Rachel Rivard Gen Int
Fri 8:00-9:00 Cambridge Complex What's New for Middle School Choirs?: A Reading Session Brendan Ferrari Choral
Fri 8:00-9:00 Back Bay Complex The National Standards: How To Unpack Them & Use Them In TheChoral Classroom Marc Greene MMEA
Fri 8:00-9:00 Federal Complex Poetry, Process, and Performance Griff Gall Gen Mus
Fri 8:00-9:00 Skyline Learning Theories Made Real: A Down-To-Earth Approach to Teaching Music Using Pedagogical Science Josef Hanson Innov
Fri 8:00-9:00 South End Interactive Recorder Instruction - It's Fun And It Works! Lenna Harris Tech
Fri 9:15-10:15 Plaza Ballroom Concert Band New Music Reading Session Catherine Haywood, Gerry Dolan Band/Jazz
Fri 9:15-10:15 Waterfront 1ABC Noteflight Marketplace: Buy and sell music notation online John Mlynczak Coml
Fri 9:15-10:15 Waterfront 2 First Steps in Music: Vocal Development in the Early Years John Feierabend Coml
Fri 9:15-10:15 Waterfront 3 The Hardest But Most Important Task in Our Profession: Teaching Beginners in a Large, Heterogeneous Class to Play Correctly Bob Gillespie Strings
Fri 9:15-10:15 Beacon Hill 1 Practice makes better. Practice makes worse. Practice does nothing at all Robert Duke MMEA
Fri 9:15-10:15 Beacon Hill 2&3 Podcast, Collaboration and Music Education Methods Libby Allison, Carla Restivo Tech
Fri 9:15-10:15 Cambridge Complex When Your Choir is Too Tired to Phonate and You Need to Rehearse…! Judith Nicosia Choral
Fri 9:15-10:15 Back Bay Complex Popular Music Education and Modern Band Scott Burstein Innov
Fri 9:15-10:15 Federal Complex Not Ready To Jump Right In? Then, Dip Your Toe! Heather Kirby Gen Mus
Fri 9:15-10:15 Skyline Instilling a Growth Mindset in Your Students for the Practice Room, Rehearsal Room and Beyond Andrew Hitz Band/Jazz
Fri 9:15-10:15 South End Delving Into the Vietnam Era Through Song Mary Ellen Junda MMEA
Fri 10:15-11:00 Plaza Ballroom Exhibitor Breakfast MMEA
Fri 11:15-12:15 Plaza Ballroom General Meeting and Awards - Plaza Ballroom MMEA
Fri 12:30-1:30 Waterfront 1ABC Digital Music for Social Justice Lincoln Smith Tech
Fri 12:30-1:30 Waterfront 2 Bridges to the Community: Planting Seeds for a Lifetime of Musical Growth Lillie Feierabend Coml
Fri 12:30-1:30 Waterfront 3 Elementary Choral Reading Session Marianna Simpson MMEA
Fri 12:30-1:30 Beacon Hill 1 Tips and Tricks to Keep 'em Coming Back - Retention Through the Grades Kat O'Toole, Kristy Foye Strings
Fri 12:30-1:30 Beacon Hill 2&3 Habits of a Successful Middle School Band Director Jeff Scott Coml
Fri 12:30-1:30 Cambridge Complex Motivating the Adolescent: Okay, What Happened to Them? They used to like me and want to do what I asked? Now what do I do? Strategies for getting the adolescent to stay the course and give their best in school orchestra. Bob Gillespie Strings
Fri 12:30-1:30 Back Bay Complex Building A Rhythmic Vocabulary For Your Winds Eric Posner, Thom Hannum Band/Jazz
Fri 12:30-1:30 Federal Complex Songwriting with Ukuleles Sarah McQuarrie Gen Mus
Fri 12:30-1:30 Skyline Incorporating Beginners into High Schoool Band and Choral Programs Laura Lamore Innov
Fri 12:30-1:30 South End Research for Practice: A Working Partnership Tawnya Smith Gen Int
Fri 1:45-3:00 Plaza Ballroom CONCERT HOUR MMEA
Fri 1:45-3:00 Waterfront 2 Keep it Moving: Traditional World Dances Rachel Gibson Gen Mus
Fri 1:45-3:00 Waterfront 3 5 Ways to Engage Hard to Reach Students Valerie Diaz Leroy Coml
Fri 1:45-3:00 Cambridge Complex Afghan Children's Songs: Preserving Culture Louise Pascale, Colleen Casey-Nelson Gen Mus
Fri 1:45-3:00 Federal Complex Rock Your Repertoire: Engaging Your Students Through Collaboration and Modernization Kevin Oates Strings
Fri 3:15-4:15 Plaza Ballroom Rehearsal Clinic with Frank Battisti Frank Battisti Band/Jazz
Fri 3:15-4:15 Waterfront 1ABC Help Students Prepare for Auditions with SmartMusic Ryan Sargent Tech
Fri 3:15-4:15 Waterfront 2 Classroom Management: The Key to Successful Teaching Lillie Feierabend Coml
Fri 3:15-4:15 Waterfront 3 High School Choral Reading Session Sean Landers, Ashley Nelson-Oneschuk Choral
Fri 3:15-4:15 Beacon Hill 1 "Beat Buddies": When Everyone has a Friend in Music Sarah Leahy, Kristine Chylinski Gen Mus
Fri 3:15-4:15 Beacon Hill 2&3 Gadgets and Gizmos for Beginning Orchestra Cassandra Sulbaran Strings
Fri 3:15-4:15 Cambridge Complex General Music: A Case for Ukulele Andrea Cook, Meredith Lord Gen Mus
Fri 3:15-4:15 Back Bay Complex The Jazz Rhythm Section 101 Paul Pitts, George Murphy Band/Jazz
Fri 3:15-4:15 Federal Complex Bucket Drumming 4-12: Starting your own program Eytan Wurman Innov
Fri 3:15-4:15 Skyline No-Tech, Low-Tech, and High-Tech Adaptations for Students with Special Needs Will Houchin Gen Int
Fri 3:15-4:15 South End Earthtones: Exploring Cultures Through Song Mary Ellen Junda Choral
Fri 4:30-5:30 Plaza Ballroom Young Band Reading Session Nicole O'Toole, Lindsey Sherman Band/Jazz
Fri 4:30-5:30 Waterfront 1ABC Music Production on Ipad as a Culturally Responsive Teaching Tool: Using Soundtrap in a Collaborative Setting in Middle School. Stefano Marchese, Andrea Pejrolo Tech
Fri 4:30-5:30 Waterfront 2 Singing Games and Activities for the Elementary Music Classroom Rachel Gibson Gen Mus
Fri 4:30-5:30 Waterfront 3 Think, Sing, and Swing!!! Vocal Jazz Repertoire Selection and Reading Session Kevin McDonald Choral
Fri 4:30-5:30 Beacon Hill 1 Autism in the Music Classroom Will Houchin Gen Int
Fri 4:30-5:30 Beacon Hill 2&3 I'm All Alone! Practical ways to work successfully with your Administration as a Specialist. Michael LaCava MMEA
Fri 4:30-5:30 Cambridge Complex String Project - An Inclusive Community Centered Approach to String Teaching Christian Hernandez Strings
Fri 4:30-5:30 Back Bay Complex Unlocking the Treasures of Russian Choral Music for Children and Youth Marianna Simpson MMEA
Fri 4:30-5:30 Federal Complex Total Participation Techniques in the Music Classroom Shannon Ward-Leighton Innov
Fri 4:30-5:30 Skyline Young Composer's Forum Joe Pondaco MMEA
Fri 4:30-5:30 South End Sparking Creativity: Improvisation in the Choral Classroom Chris Clark Choral
Sat 8:00-12:00 Plaza Ballroom Treble Chorus Marianna Simpson
Sat 8:00-9:00 Waterfront 1ABC The Art of Using SmartMusic to Foster Musical Growth Ryan Sargent Tech
Sat 8:00-12:45 Waterfront 2 & 3 Body Music Keith Terry Gen Mus
Sat 8:00-9:00 Beacon Hill 2&3 Everyday Inclusion Julie Duty, Rhoda Bernard Gen Int
Sat 8:00-9:00 Back Bay Complex 12 Steps to Music Literacy Using Conversational Solfege Level 1: Rhythm Development John Feierabend Coml
Sat 9:00-11:30 Amphitheater Innovations Festival Tom Westmoreland Innov
Sat 9:15-10:15 Waterfront 1ABC Easily Create Your Music Assignments with the New SmartMusic Notation Program Ryan Sargent Tech
Sat 9:15-10:15 Beacon Hill 2&3 How Pre-Band Can Unite General and Instrumental Beginning Instruction Brittany Bauman Coml
Sat 9:15-10:15 Cambridge Complex Let's Make Some Noise! Encouraging the Reluctant Singer Allison Flores Choral
Sat 9:15-10:15 Back Bay Complex 12 Steps to Music Literacy Using Conversational Solfege Level 2: Melodic Development John Feierabend Coml
Sat 10:30-11:30 Waterfront 1ABC Creating on Any Device: Online music tech made easy John Mlynczak Tech
Sat 10:30-11:30 Beacon Hill 2&3 A Clarinet that Evolves with Your Students Katie Morrell, Korinne Smith Coml
Sat 10:30-11:30 Cambridge Complex Earthtones: Exploring Cultures Through Song Mary Ellen Junda Choral
Sat 10:30-11:30 Back Bay Complex Classroom Management: The Key to Successful Teaching Lillie Feierabend Coml
Sat 11:45-12:45 Waterfront 1ABC Music Production: Recording and Mixing Techniques Chee-Ping Ho Tech
Sat 11:45-12:45 Cambridge Complex General Music: A Case for Ukulele Andrea Cook, Meredith Lord Gen Mus
Sat 11:45-12:45 Back Bay Complex Intentional Movement in the Music Classroom Lillie Feierabend Coml

Concerts

Concert Hour Details
Concert Hour 1 – Plaza Ballroom, Thursday (1:15pm-2:30pm) - February 28, 2019

Concert Hour 2 – Plaza Ballroom, Friday (1:45pm-3:00pm) - March 1, 2019

Casual Concerts

Treble Chorus Concert
Saturday, March 2, 2019 – Plaza Ballroom, Seaport Hotel, Boston, MA
First Concert – 1:00 PM
Second Concert – 2:30 PM

Meetings

Thursday, 6:15 PM – 7:00 PM

Receptions

Thursday, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Rehearsals

Massachusetts Music Educators Association

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Michael LaCava
Interim Executive Director
PO Box 3886
South Attleboro, MA 02703-3886