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. Each piece of repertoire is unique and requires an artistic and technical approach and methodology. This course articulates strategies to plan your entire school year’s worth of repertoire, performances and rehearsals. Learn the tools necessary to set a philosophically based long-term vision, create units of study, gather professional resources, 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 (MMEd ‘06) teaches band at Metea Valley High School in Aurora, IL, and directs the Metea Valley Symphony Orchestra, Marching Mustangs, Pep Band and MV Jazz Orchestra. 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, where he taught general music and 5th grade band. His education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in music education from Duquesne University, a master’s degree from VanderCook, and Master of Arts in educational technology from Concordia University. Schneider has conducted the IMEA junior and senior jazz ensembles and the Western Sun Conference Honor Band, and has presented clinic sessions at the Illinois Music Education Conference and the Illinois Percussive Arts Society in addition to VanderCook. He has authored review articles for the Music Educators Journal and Teaching Music. He has served in positions for the Fox Valley Music Festival, IMEA District IX, VanderCook’s Alumni Association Board and 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 TeachHUB’s Making A Difference Award. 
 

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