Directors’ Academy at the 2018 Music for All National Festival


Directors’ Academy at the 2018 Music for All National Festival

March 15-17, 2018

Indianapolis, Indiana

Directors and music education majors are invited to join us for the 2018 Directors’ Academy at the Music for All National Festival, presented by Yamaha. For three days you can immerse yourself in classes, clinics, concerts, rehearsals, and social interactions with icons in the field of music.

2018 presenters include:

Ray E. Cramer – Director Emeritus Indiana University

Dr. Joseph Flummerfelt - Conductor Emeritus Westminster Choir & New York Philharmonic

Col. Timothy J. Holtan U.S. Army (Retired)

Craig J. Kirchhoff – Director Emeritus University of Minnesota

Timothy Salzman – Director of Bands University of Washington

Instrumental presentations hosted by Richard Crain - Retired Director of Music Spring Independent School District, TX

With Opening Session by Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser - Senior Educational Advisor Music for All


What differentiates this from other opportunities?

The Festival Directors’ Academy is an unparalleled opportunity to sit down in an intimate setting with the icons of music performance and education. You’ll gain valuable insight into the past and future of music education through the lens of those who have blazed the way and who have a stake in – and passion for – your professional well-being, all in the unique performance setting that is the Music for All National Festival.

Click Here to learn more and register online for the Directors' Academy at the 2018 Music for All National Festival.


Click to Register for Spring MECA 2018

2018 Music for All National Festival, presented by Yamaha

Coordinator: Patrick Benson

1 Credit Option
Tuition $300 per credit hour
Less Music for All 50% scholarship - $150
Student Cost: $150, due in full with registration
*Participants must register with each hosting organization in addition to registering for graduate credit through VanderCook.

*Registration/Notebook Due Date: ​Please submit registrations and notebooks to Patrick Benson, postmarked no later than one month after the last day of the event.


Click HERE to download the 2018 Spring MECA Registration Form.
Click HERE to download the 2018 MECA Continuing Education Retrospective Information Sheet.
Click HERE to download the 2018 MECA Continuing Education Retrospective Notebook Rubric.

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Chicago, IL 60616-3731
(312) 225-6288

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