Wednesday March 7 Deep Dive Workshops

Bringing Teachers and Students to the Next Level through Effective Assessment

Led by Marg Berg and Denese Odegaard
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.

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School OrchestraShow, Grow and Excel!

Learn the steps to build the program of your dreams. Starting with your own personal development and working outward toward your students, school and community. Y More...
Carolyn Landreau, Fulton County Schools, Cumming, GA09:45 AM10:45 AMRegency 5
School OrchestraQuantity and quality: Towards developing meaningful practice habits for students.

How do our students practice and how do we help them use time wisely? Most school music teachers strug More...
Matthew Rotjan, South Orangetown Central School District, Blauvelt, NY, George Nicholson, Teachers College Columbia University, New York, NY09:45 AM10:45 AMCourtland
 Twelve Caprices for Solo Viola

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Atar Arad, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Bloomington, IN09:45 AM10:45 AMHanover G
Music Industry ShowcaseFiddle & Song - Sequential First-year Fiddling

Finally! Presenting carefully sequenced repertoire with "how-to" exercises to teach authentic fiddling techniques for violin, viola, cell More...
Crystal Plohman Wiegman, Renata Bratt, Bob Phillips Sponsored by Alfred Publishing09:45 AM10:45 AMHanover F
School OrchestraUp Close and Personal: Culturally Responsive Orchestra Teaching within Rural, Suburban, and Urban Communities

Explore practical applications of culturally responsive teaching within r More...
Elizabeth Reed, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, Stephanie Holmes, Edna Brewer Middle School, Oakland, CA, San Francisco, CA, Meredith Miller, Pelion High School, Lexington School District One, Columbia, SC, Stephen Matthie, Rocky Run Middle School, Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax, VA09:45 AM10:45 AMDunwoody
School OrchestraPlug-in your Orchestra into the 21st Century!

Electric strings are everywhere! For those who are unfamiliar, the process of going electric can be daunting. We will discuss how to use i More...
Cory Zilisch, Westport Middle School, louisville, KY09:45 AM10:45 AMHanover E
School OrchestraTaming The Bass Beast: Strategies For Great Bass

Playing In The Heterogeneous Classroom The bass is the foundation of the orchestral sound, but it is so different from the other instru More...
Seth Gamba, Fulton County Schools, Roswell, GA09:45 AM10:45 AMHanover A-B
OtherThe Best of Bunting: Exercises for Every Cellist

This session will present an overview of the exercises developed by 20th-cenutry British cellist and pedagogue Christopher Bunting.  Bu More...
Adriana Ransom, Illinois State University, Normal, IL09:45 AM10:45 AMGreenbriar
School OrchestraScottish Slow Reels: The Fast Reel’s Little-Known Funky Cousin

The Scottish slow reel is a relatively unknown tune type, yet is ideal to use with eclectic styles groups.  Slow reels sh More...
Melinda Crawford Perttu, Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA09:45 AM10:45 AMBaker
UniversitySecondary String Instrument Courses as Music Teacher Identity Development

In this session, we explore how secondary string instrument courses can be structured to promote critical musi More...
Sandy Goldie, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA09:45 AM10:45 AMHanover C

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