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Wednesday March 6 Deep Dive Workshops

Bringing Teachers and Students to the Next Level through Effective Assessment

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque - Room: Enchantment E

Are you struggling with how manage student assessment, especially in your larger ensembles? This workshop is designed to help school orchestra teachers deepen their knowledge of the value of assessment and basic assessment concepts through a variety of hands-on activities. Topics to be addressed in this session will include:  ASTA Curriculum and NAfME Standards connections; assessment approaches (including tips for quick and effective assessment); individual student assessment strategies; and district-level assessment considerations. This hands-on workshop will engage participants in analyzing student work and creating assessments, with a focus on designing rubrics to evaluate individual student proficiency.

Led by Margaret Berg, University of Colorado Boulder, and Denese Odegaard, National Association for Music Education (NAfME)

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2019 Conference Sessions

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 Acoustical Physics and Advanced Violin Technique

Violinists spend many years focusing on technique, but there are very few road maps when it comes to the most challenging college and p More...
Wendy Case, Berry College Presider: Elisabeth Murphy University of Colorado Boulder 09:45 AM10:45 AMApache
 Bass Sounds: Developing Double Bass Bow Technique

The session will consist of descriptions and demonstrations of elementary and intermediate bow technique. An efficient and relaxed bow More...
Michael Cameron, University of Illinois Presider: Kira Makeever, String Academy of Wisconsin 09:45 AM10:45 AMNavajo
 Bridging The Gap Part I: Integrating Improvisation, Theory, and Technique Through a Comprehensive Approach to Practice for the Contemporary, Creative String Player

Explore SIX modules More...
Christian Howes, Founder: Creative Strings Presider: Sarah Gorak, Queen City Music Studio & Northern Kentucky School of Music 09:45 AM10:45 AMTesuque/Zuni
 Engaging the Concert Audience: A Musician's Guide to Interactive Performance

Connect with audiences like never before! In this workshop, Berklee College of Music String Chair Dr. David More...
David Wallace, Berklee College of Music Presider: Linda Veleckis Nussbaum, Carl Sandburg High School 09:45 AM10:45 AMAnasazi
 Service Learning in Collegiate Chamber Music Programs

Through incorporating “service learning” in our collegiate string chamber music programs, we can equip students with crucial leade More...
Erin Ellis, West Virginia University Presider: Lisa Caravan, Bucknell University 09:45 AM10:45 AMIsleta/Jemez
 Thinking Chordally on the Violin, Viola, and Cello

Understanding how to play chords can be a very useful skill for a variety of reasons, aside from the number of times that they appear More...
Benjamin Whitcomb, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Presider: Noah Schaffrick, UW - Whitewater 09:45 AM10:45 AMCochiti
 Warm Up to Wrap Up: A Complete Creative Approach To Achieving Excellence In The Orchestra Rehearsal

Using a demonstration group, this session will present creative warm ups, targeted a More...
James Palmer, Allatoona High School Presider: Amber Svetik, Electa A. Lee Magnet Middle School 09:45 AM10:45 AMSandia/Santa Ana
 Fun and Mental Is Fundamental: Getting To The Nitty-Gritty of Effective Chamber Music Collaborations

This session explores the realm of teaching advanced high school, collegiate and ea More...
Christiana Fortune-Reader, State University of New York; Ruth Marshall, Innigkeit Quartet Presider: Linda Veleckis Nussbaum, Carl Sandburg High School 11:15 AM12:15 PMAcoma
 60 Easy Ways to Use Technology in the Orchestra Class

Leave this session with easy and accessible ways to incorporate technology into your next rehearsal. Apps, software, and hardware More...
Dan Scott, Jenison Public Schools; Burke Lokey, St. Joseph Public Schools Presider: Michael Palumbo, American Viola Society 11:15 AM12:15 PMApache
 Fostering Contemporary Musicians: Creativity Through Student-Led Arranging

Equipping students with flexibility and creativity through the arranging process is not only highly valuable, More...
Taylor Morris, Gilbert Town Fiddlers; Sara Duce, Gilbert Town Fiddlers Presider: Alison Mayes, Colorado ASTA President 11:15 AM12:15 PMTaos

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