Summer 2022 MECA
Continuing Education Courses
VanderCook Summer Band Director Workshop
Spend a day at VanderCook for practical and meaningful professional development with expert music educators! Sessions will focus on rehearsal techniques, instrument pedagogy, teacher self-care, a Yamaha Harmony Director demonstration and more. The day will culminate with a reading session led by Alex Kaminsky, Director of Bands at VanderCook College of Music, followed by a social gathering. Social gathering at the college with follow the event (4:30pm-6:00pm).
- Alex Kaminsky
- Rachel Maxwell
- Keith Ozsvath
- Paul Fox
- Lisa Hatfield
- Don Stinson
- Kim Richter
- Julie Popplewell
8-9:15am: Opening Session “Teacher Burnout & Self-Care” – Paul Fox
9:30-10:20am: Lisa Hatfield (Session Title Coming Soon)
10:30-10:20am: Improving Ensemble Intonation (and Harmony Director demonstration) – Alex Kaminsky
12:30-1:20pm: Paul Fox (Session Title Coming Soon)
1:30-1:20pm: Don Stinson (Session Title Coming Soon)
2:30-3:20pm: Instrument Pedagogy Session
Bassoon – Kim Richter
Oboe – Julie Popplewell
Horn – Rachel Maxwell
3:30-4:30pm: Forgotten School Band Literature (reading session) – Alex Kaminsky
4:30-6:00pm: Social Gathering
None. Please bring your primary instrument.
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