MMEA PD DAY 2019

Manitoba Music Educators’ Association

Tempo: Manitoba Music Educators’ Association Conference 2019

Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute
173 Talbot Avenue

Program

8:30-9:20 a.m.
Session One

9:50-10:40 a.m.
Session Two

10:50-12:00 p.m.
Manitoba Music Educators’ Association AGM
Keynote Address- Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser

12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
General Luncheon and MBA Luncheon /Annual General Meeting

1:40-2:30 p.m.
Session Three

3:00- 3:50
Session Four

Presenters

Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser
Keynote Speaker

Tim serves as Vice President of Education/Chief Education-Development Officer for Conn-Selmer, Inc. He is the Senior Educational Consultant for Steinway & Sons, Inc. He is also the Senior Educational Advisor for Music for All/Bands of America and the Senior Educational Consultant for NAMM. Tim is presently the “Visiting Scholar in Music Education” at Butler University. His popular books are published by GIA, Inc., and he is co-author of Hal Leonard’s “Essential Elements” band method. Tim is a member of the Midwest Clinic Board of Directors, the Western International Band Clinic/American Band College Board of Directors, and he is presently the Chair of the National Association for Music Education Music Honor Society (Tri-M).

 

Dr. Artie Almeida

Dr. Almeida recently retired after 37 years of teaching in the public schools, most recently at Bear Lake Elementary school in Florida, where she taught 1200 K-5 students. Her groups have performed for NAfME, AOSA, and on the NBC Today Show. Look for The Bear Lake Sound in the upcoming documentary “Marching Beyond Halftime.” Artie was chosen as Florida Music Educator of the Year, and was also selected as an International Educator by the Cambridge England Biographical Society. She was a Teacher of the Year at the school level 6 times, Seminole County Teacher of the Year and was recently chosen as a University of Central Florida Alumni of the Decade. Artie is included in the publications Who’s Who in American Education, and Great Minds of the 21st Century. Additionally, Artie is an adjunct professor at the University of Central Florida and performs on historical winds with the early music ensemble The Halifax Consort.

 

Dr. André Heywood

Since 2007, André has worked at Saint John’s Abbey and University (Minnesota), where he directs undergraduate and graduate choral ensembles, the Saint John’s Boys’ Choir, and monastic choir. A highly sought-after clinician, adjudicator, guest conductor, and expert in the development of young voices, Dr. Heywood has held conducting positions with the Amabile Choirs, Hamilton Children’s Choir, St. Michael’s Choir School, and the University of Toronto. He also directs the Interprovincial Music Camp Choir, the National Catholic Youth Choir, and teaches adolescent vocal pedagogy for the VoiceCare Network. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Western University and a doctorate in choral conducting from the University of Toronto.

 

 

Dr. Sherrie Maricle

From the drum set Sherrie leads FIVE PLAY, the 3D Trio, and the DIVA Jazz Orchestra. Sherrie has performed at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops, Lincoln Center, the Hollywood Bowl and Jazz Festivals everywhere. Sherrie runs a private drum set and percussion studio, and is also a clinician for Yamaha, Sabian, Aquarian and Vic Firth. She has served as guest conductor, soloist and adjudicator for many collegiate and high school jazz and All-State festivals. Sherrie also created and directs Musical Magic, a hospital outreach program for The Ronald McDonald House – New York. After earning her Bachelor of Arts from Binghamton University, Sherrie attended New York University, where she completed a Masters of Arts in Jazz Performance and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Jazz Performance/Composition. Sherrie has received an Ovation award for “Best Music Direction,” the Mary Lou Williams-Kennedy Center Lifetime Achievement Award and a State Department grant for FIVE PLAY to tour Vietnam.

 

Dr. Bryan Powell

Dr. Powell is an Assistant Professor of Music Education and Music Technology at Montclair State University. Prior to joining Montclair State University, Bryan served as the Director of Higher Education for Little Kids Rock, and the Interim Director of Amp Up NYC, a partnership between Little Kids Rock and Berklee College of Music.  Bryan is a founding principal editor of Journal of Popular Music Education and also serves as the Executive Director of the Association for Popular Music Education. Bryan is the current Chair for the NAfME Popular Music Education SRIG and is an International Affiliate for Musical Futures.

 

Michael Sweeney

Michael Sweeney is Director of Band Publications for Hal Leonard LLC in Milwaukee, WI. Since 1982 Hal Leonard has published over 500 of his compositions and arrangements. Mr. Sweeney is a graduate of Indiana University, and served as band director in Ohio and Indiana prior to joining Hal Leonard. He has received commissions ranging from middle and high school bands to the Eastman Wind Ensemble and Canadian Brass. His works appear on numerous state contest lists and his music is regularly performed throughout the world. Michael resides in Wisconsin where he enjoys fishing and playing traditional Irish music.

 

Sherryl Sewepagaham

Sherryl is Cree-Dene and an experienced Elementary Music Teacher and Music Therapist from northern Alberta. She earned a Level III Orff certification in 2007 and has directed two Indigenous children’s choirs in Edmonton. Sherryl is a member of the Indigenous women’s trio, Asani, who received a 2006 Juno nomination. Her debut solo album, Splashing the Water Loudly, received a 2015 Indigenous Music Awards nomination for Best Indigenous Language or Francophone CD. She is a composer of children’s First Nations songs, and composed the theme song and Indigenous arts program, All My Relations: Celebrating Canada’s Indigenous Peoples – Teacher Guide for the National Arts Centre’s Music Alive Program.

 

8:30-9:20am Session 1

World Music in the Bandroom
Michael Sweeney
Sponsor: Hal Leonard Corporation

Music can break down barriers of language, nationality, religion and race. It can help us discover a common bond with cultures from around the globe, and foster tolerance and understanding in our students. This clinic offers an introduction to music from other lands, and programming suggestions for today’s bands.


Swing, Swang, Swung on the Drums
Dr. Sherrie Maricle
Sponsor: Vic Firth and Sabian

Through a series of triplet based exercises; triplet applications of some of the basic 26 drum rudiments and identification and realization of the stylistic components of swing, Sherrie will demonstrate and teach how to develop a strong and driving swing feel to help your band swing hard, harder or the hardest.


First Nations Drum Songs for Children
Sherryl Sewepagaham
Sponsor: Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

Join Cree-Dene music educator Sherryl Sewepagaham, in an interactive workshop for K-6 students. Sherryl will share her original and shared First Nations drum, rattle and stick songs. Songs will be taught in the oral tradition using traditional instruments. Participants will leave with a resource booklet of material shared.

(Repeated at 1:40 p.m.)


It Takes a Village
Carolyn Boyes and Alexis Silver
Sponsor: Camp Arnes

Carolyn and Alexis will share experiences and strategies that have led to a happy professional collaboration between Choral and Band programs in a high school setting. (Carolyn and Alexis have taught together at Ecole Sisler High School for eighteen years). Participants are invited to share experiences that have promoted harmonious community in their own schools.


Repair Techniques for the Band Director
Joe Kovacs and Edward Machado
Sponsor: St. John’s Music

This session will provide music educators with useful tips and tricks for maintaining both brass and woodwind instruments, as well as demonstrating simple techniques for basic repairs that can be done in the classroom.


K-12 Composition and Music Production Through Modern Apps
Bert Johnson
Sponsor: Fehr Way Tours

With the use of free online apps such as Soundation and Chrome Music Lab, music teachers from Kindergarten through to University can teach composition and music production. Teachers can engage and challenge all levels of learners with concepts such as rhythm composition through to advanced composition, recording and mixing techniques.


How to Work with Your Beginning and Developing Trumpet Players
Derrick Gardner and Richard Gillis
Sponsor: University of Manitoba

Derrick and Richard will talk about strategies for starting your beginning trumpet players and for working with your developing brass players. A question & answer will also be part of this session.


Choirboys, Masculinity and Counter-Culturism
Dr. André Heywood
Sponsor: Brandon University

The problem of the missing males in choir is by no means a new one. In this session, we explore tried-and-true practices of engaging boys and young men in expressing themselves through choral art.


Music Learning as a Second Language: A New Approach to Music Acquisition
Dr. Bryan Powell
Sponsor: Canadian Mennonite University

Based on the principles of Stephen Krashen’s “Second Language Acquisition” (1982), this session will examine an approach to music acquisition called Music as a Second Language (MSL). Developed by a former first-grade ESL teacher, MSL is an approach to acquiring music in a similar way that many people acquire their second languages. This session will examine how MSL might be used to reconceive the ways in which music is taught and learned.


The Joy of Inspired Teaching
Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser
Sponsor: Conn-Selmer

This session will focus on the important role teachers play in the positive growth and development of their students. Success is a matter of CONTENT and CONTEXT; “the messenger” is equally as important as “the message.”  We as music educators have the opportunity to awaken the creative spirit within each child through music learning and music making.


Sing! Move! Learn!
Dr. Artie Almeida
Sponsor: St. John’s Music

These engaging K-5 lessons are designed to illuminate the concepts of Form, Timbre and Melodic Direction in dynamic and child-appealing ways. Where there’s passion, there’s retention!

(Repeated at 1:40 p.m.)

9:20-9:50am – Break
9:50-10:40am – Session 2

Making Wise Choices for Young Bands
Michael Sweeney
Sponsor: Hal Leonard Corporation

Michael Sweeney explores strategies for finding meaningful literature using a balance of proven classics along with carefully chosen new works. From his experience as an editor, writer, and educator, discussion will include what to look for, what to look out for, and how to find those hidden gems.


Rhythmic FUNdamentals for Jazz Improvisation
Dr. Sherrie Maricle
Sponsor: Vic Firth and Sabian

A strong sense of rhythm and feel are high on the “crucial component” list for effective and exciting soloing. Through a series of simple rhythmic motives, and the spontaneous development of others, we will explore how to create a great solo, with rhythm at its heart and soul.


First Nations Orff Songs
Sherryl Sewepagaham
Sponsor: Brandon University

Join Cree-Dene music educator Sherryl Sewepagaham, as she combines original First Nations songs with Orff media of speech, song, and instruments. Hide drums, rattles, and sticks songs
will be infused with movement, games, body percussion, and ostinatos in Orff arrangements. Participants will leave with a resource booklet of material shared.
(Repeated at 3:00 p.m.)


Taking Fiddle Tune Sheet Music and Making it Sound Like Fiddling
Patti Kusturok
Sponsor: Brandon University

Fiddle sheet music is very rarely written the way it “should” be played. It’s simply a guideline, but what can a person do to make it sound more like a fiddler is playing? Bowings, rhythmical touch-ups, and other tricks will be discussed.


Danses traditionnelles québécoises/Traditional Dances of Quebec
Jocelyne Lépine
Sponsor: Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

Les participants auron l’occasion d’expérimenter des danses traditionnel lesqué bécoises touchant les élèves de 8 à 12 ans. L’atelier se veutune expérience pratique inté grant les savoirs essentiels du programme de musique e de danse.
Traditional Dances of Quebec
Participants will have the opportunity to experiment with traditional activities that are aimed at students from 8 to 12 years old. The workshop is intended as a practical experience integrating the essential skills of the music and dance program.
This session will be presented in French.


Health and Wellness for Singers and Educators: Toward Tension-free Phonation
Dr. Catherine Robbins
Sponsor: University of Manitoba

This session involves an overview of the causes of muscle tension in both speech and singing with a focus on the principles of tension-free respiration, tone production, and resonance. Accessible exercises to develop vocal health in singers and speakers of all ages will be introduced.


AIRticulation? Physical and Artistic Considerations for Developing Individual and Ensemble Articulation
Jacqueline Dawson
Sponsor: University of Manitoba

This session will explore strategies for developing articulation skills in young players and how to advance their understanding of articulation as it relates to phrasing, character and style.


Classifying and Cultivating Adolescent Voices: The Boys’ and Girls’ Changing Voices
Dr. André Heywood
Sponsor: Canadian Mennonite University

Adolescence is perhaps the most pivotal time not only in the development of students’ voices, but also in affirming their passion for music-making. Effective and engaging pedagogy begins with a thorough understanding of the voice change process and how it influences teaching and repertoire selection.


Beginning Guitar in Modern Band
Dr. Bryan Powell
Sponsor: Fehr Way Tours

This workshop introduces participants to approaches to teaching guitar that are designed to get students up and running playing music that they know and love. No experience playing guitar is necessary to participate in this workshop!


Salting the Oats: Intentionally Building a Positive Culture in Music Classrooms
Kenley Kristofferson
Sponsor: Camp Arnes

At the intersection of field interviews with Manitoba music educators and published research in the field focuses on the intentional strategies that Performing Arts teachers can use to build a positive culture in their spaces while fostering community, inclusion, and musical quality. What small changes can I make in my interaction with students that will make a big difference? And how will I know if it’s working?


Percussive Possibilities
Dr. Artie Almeida
Sponsor: St. John’s Music

Kids love percussion instruments and you’ll love these lessons that focus on Beat, Rhythm, Timbre and Form. Body percussion, non-pitched percussion, drums, kickballs, and Hoop Groups will be utilized in these motivational lessons for K-5 children.
(Repeated at 3:00 p.m.)

10:50-12:00 p.m.

Manitoba Music Educators’ Association AGM
Keynote Address- Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser “It’s About Time!”
Sponsor: Conn-Selmer

12:00pm

General Luncheon and MBA Luncheon/Annual General Meeting

12:45-1:30 p.m.

Help I Have Handbells/Handchimes, What Do I Do Now?
Patsy Andrews-Vert and Morna-June Morrow
Sponsor: Ellison Travel & Tours

This session will touch on the following topics: Getting organized, Setting Up, Learning How to Ring, Handbell Notation and Techniques, and Repertoire for the beginning group and beyond. Some pieces will be played to demonstrate techniques.

1:40-2;30pm – Session 3

Concert Band Reading Session
Michael Sweeney
Sponsor: Hal Leonard Corporation

Composer/arranger Michael Sweeney leads the reading band through a variety of literature ranging in level from 1 to 4. The focus will include “proven classics” from the past in addition to select new publications. An open and candid discussion of the music is encouraged.


Fun with Fills
Dr. Sherrie Maricle
Sponsor: Vic Firth and Sabian

Using many of the 26 basic drum rudiments Sherrie will demonstrate a wide variety of exciting drum-fills and potential drum solo components. These basics will provide a tool that will help any drummer support “the band” and music with clarity, groove and dynamic intensity across a gamut of musical genres.


First Nations Drum Songs for Children
Sherryl Sewepagaham
Sponsor: Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

Join Cree-Dene music educator Sherryl Sewepagaham, in an interactive workshop for K-6 students. Sherryl will share her original and shared First Nations drum, rattle and stick songs. Songs will be taught in the oral tradition using traditional instruments. Participants will leave with a resource booklet of material shared.
(Repeat of 8:30 a.m.)


Suzuki Method in the Classroom
Robert Richardson
Sponsor: Ellison Travel & Tours

Drawing on his extensive experience as a Suzuki violin teacher, Robert will illustrate how to incorporate Suzuki pedagogy into the public elementary school music class. Topics will include classroom maintenance, instrument techniques, and general music appreciation.


Activités musicales à la maternelle
Jocelyne Lépine
Sponsor: Long & McQuade

Les participants auront l’occasion d’expérimenter trois thématiques visant le répertoire de chansons et de danses françaises à la maternelle. L’atelier se veutune expérience pratique inté grant les savoirs essentiels du programme de musique.

Musical Activities for Kindergarten

Participants will have the opportunity to experiment with three themes, including the repertoire of songs and French dance in kindergarten. The workshop is a practical experience integrating the essential skills of the music program.
This session will be presented in French.


Teaching in an Alternate Universe: what to do when your teaching assignment is outside your area of expertise
Virginia Helmer and Karen Tole-Henderson
Sponsor: Canadian Mennonite University

In today’s educational climate, many of us are asked to teach in a variety of musical settings that we may or may not be trained for or comfortable with. Band teachers are being asked to teach a kindergarten music class, or choir directors are taking on a few classes of band. In this session, we will examine the basic musical goals implicit in all music education and explore resources to help you navigate your new assignment and develop confidence in your ability to transfer your musicianship skills across all levels and streams.


Tips and Tricks in the Vocal Jazz Rehearsal
Sponsor: Camp Arnes

This session will feature various Manitoba vocal jazz educators working with a live demo group. The roundtable presenters will share their techniques and tricks used for achieving success in the Vocal Jazz Ensemble.


Creating Inclusive Spaces for 21st Century Singers
Dr. André Heywood
Sponsor: University of Manitoba

Choral classrooms have always been safe spaces for our singers, but as our communities become more diverse, do our rehearsal environments continue to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse array of students? How do we reach out to “musical minorities” and allow them to feel engaged and welcomed?


Intermediate Guitar
Dr. Bryan Powell
Sponsor: Camp Arnes

Once you have taught your students the basic open chords, what comes next? This workshop will focus on intermediate guitar concepts such as power chords, barre chords, playing riffs using tablature, and simple soloing techniques.


“My Dog Ate the Piano!”
Heidi Peters
Sponsor: Fehr Way Tours

Learn important Imposter Syndrome busters for you and your students. I’m trying. It’s too hard, boring. I forgot, can’t, don’t want to, don’t get it. I’m tired, stressed and want to quit! Learn ways to improve your students’ attitudes and what you have in common with Einstein and Maya Angelou.


Sing! Move! Learn!
Dr. Artie Almeida
Sponsor: St. John’s Music

These engaging K-5 lessons are designed to illuminate the concepts of Form, Timbre and Melodic Direction in dynamic and child-appealing ways. Where there’s passion, there’s retention!
(Repeat of 8:30 a.m.)

2:30-3:00pm – Break
3:00-3:50pm – Session 4

Conducting Technique Workshop
Julian Pellicano
Sponsor: Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

Hone your baton technique, conducting language, mannerisms and body language to become more effective communicators from the podium in this conducting workshop with Julian Pellicano, Resident Conductor of the WSO. Two candidates will be selected to participate on stage, and audience members will observe and learn alongside the participants.


Playing in Style
Dr. Sherrie Maricle
Sponsor: Vic Firth and Sabian

Sherrie will describe and demonstrate the basic essentials for identifying and executing stylistically accurate grooves from swing to bossa nova, samba, baiao, salsa, mambo, cha cha, rock, funk, calypso and more. The drummer (and bass player) is truly responsible for creating the groovulating foundation on which all others will rise.


First Nations Orff Songs
Sherryl Sewepagaham
Sponsor: Ellison Travel & Tours

Join Cree-Dene music educator Sherryl Sewepagaham, as she combines original First Nations songs with Orff media of speech, song, and instruments. Hide drums, rattles, and sticks songs will be infused with movement, games, body percussion, and ostinatos in Orff arrangements. Participants will leave with a resource booklet of material shared.
(Repeat of 9:50 a.m.)


Ukulele for Grades 4-8
David Stark
Sponsor: Brandon University

Ukuleles provide tremendous possibilities for music learning in the early years music class. It is easy to play, excellent for accompanying singing, and amazing for differentiating instruction. In this session participants will explore activities for beginning ukulele instruction that will help students to feel confident in their ukulele playing from day one.


The Heart & Soul of Rehearsing
Greg Crowe
Sponsor: Fehr Way Tours

This session aims to elucidate the importance of emotional quotient in rehearsals. Themes will include self-compassion, inspiration, service as a guiding force and maintaining a positive mindset. This affective approach intends to actualize meaningful and memorable rehearsals for directors and students in a common quest for emotional and mental well-being.


Effective Strategies for Teaching Beginning Jazz
Michael Sweeney
Sponsor: Hal Leonard Corporation

Designed for teachers with little or no jazz background, as well as those already experienced teaching jazz, this clinic offers a step by step approach for introducing this style from the ground up. The focus will be on teaching swing, and also a natural approach for introducing improvisation.


Jungle Dance
Dawn Muir
Sponsor: Long & McQuade

Revive your day with moving through the complete one-lesson mini introduction to popular dance styles for K-6, sparked by the much-loved book, Giraffes Can’t Dance. Find your favourite among the Waltz, Tango, Cha-cha, Scottish Reel and Your Own Thing (Pop), and leave with a ready-made lesson to share with your students, accompanied with the tracks you need.


Choir Teacher Self Care 101
Dr. André Heywood
Sponsor: Ellison Travel & Tours

We devote ourselves to the nurturing of our students’ bodies, minds, spirits, and voices, often at the expense of our own selves. How can choral teachers nurture these elements within themselves so that their students experience the best possible teacher?


Little Kids Rock and the Jam Zone
Dr. Bryan Powell
Sponsor: Long & McQuade

This session will provide an introduction to the non-profit organization Little Kids Rock and will review free online resources for teaching popular music in the classroom. These resources include play-along videos, chord charts, lesson plans, and more.


So, You Wanna Job?
Eric Marshall
Sponsor: Canadian Mennonite University

Targeted for University Students considering entering the Music Education Profession, this session will provide tools to help find employment. Tips on resume writing, job interview preparation, when and how to apply, making connections and finding the jobs, will be shared with participants.


Percussive Possibilities
Dr. Artie Almeida
Sponsor: St. John’s Music

Kids love percussion instruments and you’ll love these lessons that focus on Beat, Rhythm, Timbre and Form. Body percussion, non-pitched percussion, drums, kickballs, and Hoop Groups will be utilized in these motivational lessons for K-5 children.
(Repeat of 9:50 a.m.)

Conference Information

Conference Chairperson
Judy Giesbrecht
Phone: 204-669-2223
Email: dhgiesbrecht@shaw.ca

Registration Information
Danessa Poiron
Phone: 204-471-1226
Email: manitobamusicconference@gmail.com

 Industry Information
Meaghan Walker
Phone: 204-599-2022
Email: tempo.industry@gmail.com

Registration

 Register online at www.mymmea.ca
OR
https://memberlink.mbteach.org/Event.axd?e=1061

Pre-registration closes October 18th at midnight.  Same day registration starts at 7:30 am on October 25th