Sessions & Schedules

Sessions           2023 Session Descriptions

Thu-Fri, March 2-3, 2023

Index Date Time Location Strand Clinician Session Name
1 Thu 3/2 9:00 AM Emerson Band/Jazz Gabe Southard Why Can't My Flute Section Play in Tune?
2 Thu 3/2 9:00 AM Hildreth General Interest Alexandra Robinelli Safe Zone: Creating a Safe Classroom for LGBTQIA+ Students
3 Thu 3/2 9:00 AM Regency 1&2 Accessible Music Maria Doreste Velazquez Including Students with ADHD and Autism in General Music
4 Thu 3/2 9:00 AM Regency 3 General Interest Lauren Saracino NAILED IT! How to Ace your Evaluation
5 Thu 3/2 9:00 AM Salem General Interest Jenn Dennett Stepping outside the box: student voice and relationship-building in preschool music
6 Thu 3/2 9:00 AM Thoreau Innovations Brian Gellerstein Culturally Generative Community Building: Music Making with and for Communities
7 Thu 3/2 9:00 AM Westford 1 Strings Leigh Schoepflin Revamping Rehearsal: Strategies to Create a Successful Combined 4th and 5th Grade School String Ensemble
8 Thu 3/2 9:00 AM Westford 2 Tech Meaghan O'Connor-Vince You're the DJ: A Popular Music Pathway using MusicFirst
9 Thu 3/2 9:00 AM Westford 3 Accessible Music Miles Wilcox Accessible ‘Ukulele Exploration
10 Thu 3/2 9:00 AM Westford 4 Choral Jonathan Eldridge High School Choral Reading Session
11 Thu 3/2 9:00 AM Whittier Choral Rebecca DeWan Appropriate vs. Aspirational: Finding Literature for the Choir You Have
12 Thu 3/2 12:30 PM Salem General Interest Leonard's Music Quick Repair for Instruments
13 Thu 3/2 12:30 PM Thoreau Accessible Music Francis Hickey Reaching Students with Disabilities in Private Music Lessons
14 Thu 3/2 12:30 PM Westford 4 Choral Felicia Barber SSA & TTB Choral Reading Session
15 Thu 3/2 1:30 PM Emerson Band/Jazz William Kinne Playful Ensemble Rehearsals
16 Thu 3/2 1:30 PM Hildreth General Interest Jonathan Rappaport DESE Foundational Skill Progressions in Music
17 Thu 3/2 1:30 PM Regency 1&2 General Interest Darla Hanley Come on Out to Play: Creativity Development through Music Activities, Movement Games, and Dances for K-5
18 Thu 3/2 1:30 PM Regency 3 Innovations Erin Hussey Hip-Hop in the General Music Classroom
19 Thu 3/2 1:30 PM Salem Innovations Laura Lamore Student-Driven Notation in the Classroom
20 Thu 3/2 1:30 PM Thoreau General Interest Stephen Paparo Somatic Care for Music Educators
21 Thu 3/2 1:30 PM Westford 1 Strings Ken Culver Shifting for Class or Orchestral Violins and Violas
22 Thu 3/2 1:30 PM Westford 2 General Music Susie Petrov Help! I am a K-8 general music teacher and 65% of my students are English Learners!- A Kodály approach to active music-making.
23 Thu 3/2 1:30 PM Westford 3 Band/Jazz Michael Francis Smith Beginning a Band Instrument by Connecting to the Elementary Music Curriculum
24 Thu 3/2 1:30 PM Westford 4 General Music Sandra Nicolucci Deciding What To Teach in General Music
25 Thu 3/2 1:30 PM Whittier Choral Tawnya Smith Fostering Confidence: From Internal Dialogue to the Rehearsal Space
26 Thu 3/2 2:30 PM Emerson Band/Jazz Joseph Mulligan MAJE Middle School Jazz Band Clinic
27 Thu 3/2 2:30 PM Hildreth General Interest Rebecca DeWan Exploring Trauma-Informed Music Education
28 Thu 3/2 2:30 PM Regency 1&2 General Interest Reagan Paras Developing Your Conducting Artistry: Steps Towards Improved Clarity
29 Thu 3/2 2:30 PM Regency 3 Tech Brooks Holmes Utilizing Music Technology to Inspire Gen Z Students
30 Thu 3/2 2:30 PM Salem General Music Rachel Gibson ¡Canta Conmigo! Songs and Singing Games from Guatemala and Nicaragua
31 Thu 3/2 2:30 PM Thoreau Composition Melissa Ryan Songwriting is for EVERYONE! Inclusive Creativity through Songwriting
32 Thu 3/2 2:30 PM Westford 1 Strings Ken Culver Vibrato for Class or Orchestral Violins and Violas
33 Thu 3/2 2:30 PM Westford 2 General Music Gerard Stokes Exploring the Schulwerk with Style...Hairstyle!
34 Thu 3/2 2:30 PM Westford 3 Composition Michael Turner Circlesongs: Building Musical Community Through Spontaneous Vocal Exploration
35 Thu 3/2 2:30 PM Westford 4 Choral Matthew Buono Elementary Choral Reading Session
36 Thu 3/2 2:30 PM Whittier Choral Sara Carson Teaching Music Literacy Through Repertoire in Elementary and Middle School Chorus
37 Thu 3/2 3:30 PM Emerson Band/Jazz Valerie Thomforde Sing It, Play It: Diverse Repertoire for Beginning Chorus and Band
38 Thu 3/2 3:30 PM Hildreth Band/Jazz Clayton Hamilton Saxquest: Get the most out of your saxophonists!
39 Thu 3/2 3:30 PM Regency 1&2 Accessible Music Rhoda Bernard “Good Teaching on Steroids”: Reaching Students with Disabilities in Music Classes, Ensembles, and Studios
40 Thu 3/2 3:30 PM Regency 3 Tech Stephanie Riley Google Updates for the Music Educator
41 Thu 3/2 3:30 PM Salem General Music Melissa Goetschius Can I Just Play? (Do you hear me?)
42 Thu 3/2 3:30 PM Thoreau Innovations Brian Gellerstein Focal Points: Decentering Whiteness in Music Classrooms
43 Thu 3/2 3:30 PM Westford 1 Strings Christopher Memoli String Orchestra Reading Session
44 Thu 3/2 3:30 PM Westford 2 General Music Susan Calkins A Storytelling Approach to Teaching General Music
45 Thu 3/2 3:30 PM Whittier Choral Stephen Paparo From Unison to Two-Part: Developing Independent Part Singing
46 Fri 3/3 9:00 AM Concord Amp. Accessible Music Sarah Fard Music Literacy: Who Are We Including?
47 Fri 3/3 9:00 AM Hildreth Innovations Betsy Pabson Getting started with UDL for Middle and High School Music Students
48 Fri 3/3 9:00 AM Salem Band/Jazz Peter Boonshaft 24 Ways To Improve Every Rehearsal Through Inspired Teaching!
49 Fri 3/3 9:00 AM Thoreau Accessible Music Abby Casey Include Me! Including and Engaging all Students in the Middle/High School Music Classroom
50 Fri 3/3 9:00 AM Westford 4 Tech Meaghan O'Connor-Vince You're the DJ: A Popular Music Pathway using MusicFirst
51 Fri 3/3 9:00 AM Whittier General Music Susie Petrov Help! I am a K-8 general music teacher and 65% of my students are English Learners!- A Kodály approach to active music-making.
52 Fri 3/3 10:30 AM Concord Amp. Choral Tawnya Smith Fostering Confidence: From Internal Dialogue to the Rehearsal Space
53 Fri 3/3 10:30 AM Hildreth Innovations Harry Wagg Guitar Educator Roundtable
54 Fri 3/3 10:30 AM Salem General Interest Kelly Bylica Preservice Music Educator Dialogue Session
55 Fri 3/3 10:30 AM Thoreau Band/Jazz Peter Boonshaft Warm-up and Ensemble Development Exercises That Work!
56 Fri 3/3 10:30 AM Westford 4 Strings Meredith Tashkandi One Size Does Not Fit All: Posture for Every Body Type
57 Fri 3/3 10:30 AM Whittier Innovations Erin Hussey Hip-Hop in the General Music Classroom
58 Fri 3/3 11:30 AM Concord Amp. Choral Minji Kim Teaching Korean and Chinese Choral Music for HS/Collegiate Singers
59 Fri 3/3 11:30 AM Hildreth Innovations Rebecca Damiani & Julia Hanna Beyond the Ensemble: Developing Meaningful Electives for High School Students
60 Fri 3/3 11:30 AM Westford 4 General Interest Lauren Saracino NAILED IT! How to Ace your Evaluation
61 Fri 3/3 11:30 AM Whittier Composition Rebecca DeWan Consciously Building Community through Programming and Performance
62 Fri 3/3 1:00 PM Concord Amp. Choral Jennifer Kane Standing Tall: Addressing Mental Health Through a Choral Collaboration
63 Fri 3/3 1:00 PM Hildreth Innovations Tom Westmoreland DEIA Rountable
64 Fri 3/3 1:00 PM Salem Innovations Nicholas Quigley Refill your cup: An expressive arts self-care session for new educators
65 Fri 3/3 1:00 PM Thoreau Band/Jazz Christopher Gagne No Open Spaces: Strategies for developing improvisation within large ensemble settings
66 Fri 3/3 1:00 PM Westford 4 Strings Meredith Tashkandi Instrument Maintenance and Repair from the Point of View of the Orchestra Teacher
67 Fri 3/3 1:00 PM Whittier General Music James Verdone Learn to Jam: Rethinking HS/MS General Music
68 Fri 3/3 2:00 PM Concord Amp. Choral Kevin McDonald It's Not What You Sing! It's How You Sing It! Evoking the Emotional Response!
69 Fri 3/3 2:00 PM Hildreth Innovations Brian Gellerstein Focal Points: Decentering Whiteness in Music Classrooms
70 Fri 3/3 2:00 PM Salem General Interest Stephen Paparo Somatic Care for Music Educators
71 Fri 3/3 2:00 PM Thoreau Band/Jazz Paul Pitts The Jazz Rhythm Section - How to create a solid groove
72 Fri 3/3 2:00 PM Westford 4 Tech Piotr Garbaczonek The Ultimate Guide to Modular Synthesis
73 Fri 3/3 2:00 PM Whittier General Music Melissa Goetschius Can I Just Play? (Do you hear me?)
74 Fri 3/3 3:00 PM Concord Amp. Choral Rebecca DeWan Appropriate vs. Aspirational: Finding Literature for the Choir You Have
75 Fri 3/3 3:00 PM Hildreth Composition Ruth Debrot Developing Independent Musicianship in the Choral Setting
76 Fri 3/3 3:00 PM Thoreau Band/Jazz Clayton Hamilton Saxquest: Get the most out of your saxophonists!
77 Fri 3/3 3:00 PM Westford 4 Tech Chee-Ping Ho Electronic Music production
78 Fri 3/3 3:00 PM Whittier General Music Brian Sheehan Developing Standards-Based Instructional Units for the K-8 General Music Classroom
79 Fri 3/3 4:00 PM Concord Amp. Choral Reagan Paras Rebuilding Your Choral Programs: Bigger, Better, and More Resilient
80 Fri 3/3 4:00 PM Hildreth Innovations Allyson Rottman Instruments of Change: Using Intersectionality to Transform Music Education Curriculum
81 Fri 3/3 4:00 PM Salem Tech Meaghan O'Connor-Vince Music Technology Sharing Session
82 Fri 3/3 4:00 PM Thoreau Composition Nicholas Quigley Playfully co-teaching composition with Nonviolent Communication and Critical Response Process
83 Fri 3/3 4:00 PM Westford 4 Strings Alicia Winslow Working with What You've Got
84 Fri 3/3 4:00 PM Whittier Accessible Music Stephanie Riley Best Buddies and Choir

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