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THURSDAY CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
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MODERN
BAND
RESEARCH
HIGH ED
CITY
SCHOOL MUSIC
COLLEGIATEMUSIC
ADMIN
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Presider:
- Allison Kershner (PA)
Presider:
- Chris Cicconi
(MD)
Presider:
- Jennifer Ramsay
(NH)
Presider:
- David Kauffman
(MD)
Presider:
- Alicia Winslow
(MA)
Presider:
- David Beck
(NY)
Presider:
- Jen Kauffman
(MD)
Presider:
- Jen Raferty
(NY)
Presider:
Bryan Powell
(NJ/PA)
Presiders:
-Douglas McCall
-Deborah Confredo
-Linda Thornton
-Andrew Trites
Presider:
-Christopher Steele
(DC)
Presider:
- Heidi Welch
(VT/ NH)
Presiders:
-Heather Cote
-Jared Cassedy
-Jamie Gunther
Presider:
- Brian Zeller
(NY)
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6:00-6:25PMWELCOME / KEYNOTE: Eastern Division President, Keith Hodgson & NAfME President, Dr. Mackie Spradley
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ConfirmedConfirmed
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6:30 PMCreate a Band Fingering Quiz with Google Forms
-Anthony Maceli
From Survive to Thrive: Transitioning to Teaching in a Post-Pandemic World
-Laura Conrad
Thinking Past the Pandemic – Exploring A New
Paradigm in Choral Repertoire Selection
-Jeremy Wiggins
Middle School Madness
-Roger Emerson
Roundtable Discussion: Topics of Note
-Whitney Tandon, Colleen MacDonald
The Interactive General Music Classroom
-Shawna Longo
Ukulele for the other 80%
-Amorette Languell
Using Ukulele and Technology in Modern
-Warren Gramm
6:30-8:30 PM
Research
Presentation
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Cultural Responsiveness in the Boston Public Schools
-Anthony Beatrice
"You'll Need to Unmute Yourself": Strategies for Engaging All Students Online
-Danni Gilbert
Supporting Music Educators as They’re Tasked with Culturally Responsive Teaching Online -Shelly Bauer, Harlem Children's Zone, Promise AcademyCollaborative, Synchronous Online Songwriting as Self-directed Professional Development
-Gareth Dylan Smith, Boston University
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7:00 PMFemale Band Director Forum
-Amy Bovin
First Attempt in Learning (FAIL): Embracing Failure in the Ensemble Classroom
-Brian Weidner
Alexander Technique for the
Virtual (or In-Person) Classroom
-Angelica Dunsavage
“If I can’t teach this song, what should I teach?” Anti-Racist Music Pedagogy
-Wanda Vasquez-Garcia, Kelsey Gamza
The AMBY Awards: A Songwriting Capstone Project
-Joshua Emanuel
Digital Collaborative Music Making Strategies for Remote, Hybrid, and In-person
-Leanne Friedman

Tales from the City: Incredible Challenges and Victories During Virtually Learning
-Larisa Skinner
Asynchronous and Synchronous Software Solutions for efficient and meaningful instruction
-John Irrera
Reducing Bias in Our Assessment and Grading Practices -Brian Shaw, Indiana University Jocobs School of Music
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7:30 PMAir On a G Suite: Google Tools for Music Education
-Theresa Hoover
Creativity: Where Failure is an Option
-David Law
Vocal Improvisation in the Virtual World
-Nhung Truong
Gone in 60 Seconds: Achieving Flow
in the Choral Rehearsal
-Cody Miller
Bow SWAPP: Establishing an Expressive Palette through the Visualization of ToneLevel Up: Gamification in the Orchestra Classroom
-Jessica Stephens
Restorative SEL for Classroom Community
-Bernadette Burke
Digital Resources for Music Making
-Kate Bright
Virtual Ensembles: The Basics
-Benjamin Guerrero
Music Ed Gatekeeping: Knockin Down Doors
-Justin McLean, Eric Jimenez
The ABCs of Drafting Your DEI Statement
-Jenny Neff
A New Approach to Music Curriculum -The Pennsylvania State UniversityCreative Connections: Blending Technology and Creative Expression in your Virtual Classroom
-Christopher Schroeder, Boston Music Project
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8:00 PMTeaching a Comprehensive Beginning Percussion Course Online
-David Wagner
Develop Performance Skills Remotely with Cloud Software
-Robby Burns
Building Community: Cultivating
Community in a Virtual Choral
Ensemble Rehearsal
-Jennifer Sengin
Concert Programming: Like
Planning a Full-Course Meal
-Peggy Dettwiler
Priorities, Priorities: Sequencing in the Beginning Strings ClassThe Asynch Learning Connection
-Janice Swoope
Culturally Responsive Instructional Music Practices in Covid
-Anne Smith
Popular Music Education - Beyond Three Chords and the Truth
-Steve Holley

Social Emotion Learning, Vulnerability, and Student Teaching: A Powerful Trio
-Kathleen Melago
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8:40 PMWynton Marsalis Interview
with NAfME President: Dr. Mackie Spradley and President-Elect: Scott Sheehan
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