Thursday, March 7
11:15 am - 12:15 pm - Room: Isleta/Jemez
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm - Room: Navajo
StringRiffs.com Multi-Level String Orchestra Music Grades 1-3 (reading session-bring instruments)
Karen Kroger, StringRiffs
String Riffs reading session with multi-level music for your Level 1-3.5 groups. Explore the use of open strings with beginning level pieces which create a 2-part piece without stress. Experience playing Level 1/1.5 in Goblins Galore/Giggling Goblins, The Pirate’s Lair/The Pirate’s Awakening, Jitter Puggle to name a few. Try String Riffs with multiple classrooms and multi-levels.
Bob Phillips and Stephen Benham, Sponsored by Alfred Publishing
Creative solutions to teaching rhythm, super-charging your delivery, and energizing your students’ rhythmic understanding and performance. Free flashcard materials will be available.
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm - Room: Tesuque
“How to Plan a Concert Tour”
John Wiscombe, President of Music Celebrations International
Join John Wiscombe with Music Celebrations International to discuss “How to Plan a Concert Tour!” John will discuss the benefits of touring with your ensemble and what you should consider in the planning the process. This will include deciding to tour, who to work with, what to look for in your touring partners, how to fundraise, etc. The presentation will last about 50 minutes and there will also be a raffle for 2 round trip domestic airline tickets.
3:45 pm – 4:45 pm - Room: Picirus
The Recent Success of the O’Connor Method
Mark O’Connor, O’Connor Method
“A New School of American String Playing” through the O’Connor Method, offers abundant sources of African American, Latin American, and European American music, punctuated with musical examples from Canada and Mexico, as well as featuring the great musical pillars of America’s Hoedown, Blues, Spiritual, and Ragtime. The wealth of literature emanating from these musical hallmarks including, jazz, bluegrass, American Classical, rock, Cajun, western swing and more are featured within the music lesson plans. In this industry showcase, Mark O’Connor will discuss and demonstrate key aspects of why his Method is becoming one of the most important in the world today.