Danielson Framework For Music Educators: Using Comprehensive Musicianship Through Performance (CMP) As Your Guide

The Danielson Framework for Teaching is a research-based set of components for instruction, aligned to the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) standards, and grounded in a constructivist view of learning and teaching. It is currently being used across the country as the foundation of a school or district’s mentoring, coach- ing, professional development and teacher evaluation processes, thus linking all those activities together and helping teachers become more thoughtful practitioners. Comprehensive Musicianship through Performance (CMP) is a planning process that helps teachers explore the elements of meaningful music performance, skills, knowledge and affect, and integrates those elements into student-centered teaching plans. This thorough and comprehensive course will teach you how the CMP process can help guide you through the Danielson Framework and enhance your own teaching style.

Instructor: Chris Gleason

Gleason,_Chris_headshot_2013Chris Gleason earned his BME from UW-Eau Claire in 1997 and his Masters Degree from UW-LaCrosse in 2002. He teaches band at Patrick Marsh Middle School in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. Mr. Gleason's bands have been selected to perform at events such as the "New Wisconsin Promise Conference", and the 2006 and 2009 Wisconsin State Music Conferences. The Patrick Marsh Middle School Band has commissioned composers such as Samuel R. Hazo (Blue and Green Music -2009), Brian Balmages (Sun Cycles – 2012), and currently Michael Sweeney. In 1992 Mr. Gleason was selected as the Wisconsin Governor’s Scholar to Interlochen Arts Camp. Mr. Gleason has performed professionally at Disneyland and the Mall of America. He has been guest conductor of numerous camps and festivals including the National Band Association –Wisconsin Junior High All-State Band, Tri-State Honors Band, UW-Milwaukee Honors Band and UW-Whitewater Band Camp. He is the chair of the Wisconsin Comprehensive Musicianship through Performance (CMP) Committee and the chair of the Wisconsin State Middle Level Honors Band. He has taught CMP Workshops at VanderCook College of Music, the Los Angeles Unified School District in California, The Total Music Educators Workshop, numerous school districts in the Midwest, and recently in Hong Kong. Mr. Gleason was the recent recipient of the Vi Miller Award for Excellence by Dane Arts. Mr. Gleason is the founder and organizer of the Band Festival at the Kalahari in Wisconsin Dells. Mr. Gleason is a member of NBA, WMEA, and NAfME.


Course Information

6714 Danielson Framework For Music Educators: Using Comprehensive Musicianship Through Performance (CMP) As Your Guide
1 graduate credit
Tuition: $300, due in full with registration 
Dates: March 29-30
Location: VCM Room 100

Saturday classes are generally held from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Two 15-minute breaks and one 30-minute lunch break are scheduled. Sunday classes are generally held from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., with one 15-minute break scheduled. Individual schedules and break times may vary per individual instructor.

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