A strategic plan is necessary to make the journey from the first day you sight-read a piece of music until you perform it in concert. This class presents an opportunity to plan your entire school year’s worth of repertoire, performances and rehearsals. Each piece of repertoire is unique and requires an artistic and technical approach and methodology. Arm yourself with the tools necessary to set a philosophically based long-term vision, plan repertoire, create units of study, gather professional resources, discuss and share rehearsal strategies, learn ways to integrate technology into lessons, design concert formats, and plan for concert presentations.Participants will be required to design sets of repertoire for each ensemble, create lessons and rehearsal plans geared towards engagement, and create assessments that will measure student growth.  This class is just what you need to be prepared and organized for next school year, ready to engage your students in rehearsals, and in position to inspire and educate your audiences during concerts.

Instructor: Glen Schneider

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Glen Schneider is a faculty member at Metea Valley High School in Aurora, Illinois, where he teaches band. He also directs the Metea Valley Symphony Orchestra, Marching Mustangs, Pep Band, MV Jazz Orchestra, and serves as the music department faculty PLC Leader. Mr. Schneider previously taught band at Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville, IL, the Oswego Community School District 308 in Oswego, IL where he taught Junior High School and High School Band and served as the District Band Coordinator, and the Fox Chapel Area School District in Pittsburgh, PA, where he taught General Music and 5th Grade Band. His education includes a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Duquesne University, Master of Music Education from VanderCook College of Music, and Master of Arts in Educational Technology, from Concordia University. Mr. Schneider has conducted the IMEA Junior and Senior jazz ensembles, the Western Sun Conference Honor Band, and has presented clinic sessions at the Illinois Music Education Conference, Illinois Percussive Arts Society, VanderCook College of Music, and has authored review articles for the Music Educator’s Journal and Teaching Music. He has served in positions for the Fox Valley Music Festival, IMEA District IX, VanderCook College Alumni Board, ARTSpeaks 204, and has been a panel member for the NAMM Foundation Music Achievement Council. He is a member of Phi Beta Mu, and the Vic Firth Education Team. He has received the National Band Association Citation of Excellence Award, and the TeachHUB "Making A Difference" Award. 

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