Arizona Music News
A Publication of the Arizona Music Educators Association
Happy New Year!
Welcome back to school! I hope you had a wonderful holiday break with family and friends, and that you've returned with lots of energy to kick off second semester. If you are looking for some additional energy, make sure you attend our upcoming conference in a few weeks!
We still have openings for boosters groups at our Advocacy 101 session. You can read about it below. We also have openings in our conference reading band, which you can read about below as well.
The conference GuideBook app is ready to go. You can use this to plan your schedule and read about sessions, clinicians, and exhibitors. Using the app will give you a more immersive conference experience. You can also rate sessions, access maps, and more! Read below for more information.
Let's INVESTIGATE, INNOVATE, and INVIGORATE! Hope to see you at Conference 2020!
AMEA President 2019-2021
THE OFFICIAL CONFERENCE APP - DOWNLOAD NOW!!!
AMEA Conference Guidebook App
We're excited to announce we have a mobile conference program for you to use on an app called Guidebook! Get the guide to access the most up-to-date information about our event, including schedules, maps, and much more.
1. Go to https://guidebook.com/g/azmea2020/
2. Tap the "download" button to get the free Guidebook app.
3. Open the Guidebook app and look for the guide: AZMEA Conference 2020.
See you there!
ACE Conference Sessions
Welcome to the 2020 AMEA Conference! What a wonderful experience we have ahead of us… as educators, we often forget just how valuable the opportunity to learn from each other is. It is now our time and opportunity to come together, share in our triumphs and struggles, and renew our fervor for our craft for our own benefit, and most importantly, for our students.
Dr. Carol Krueger
ACE is proud to present renowned clinician, conductor, adjudicator, and author, Dr. Carol Krueger. Dr. Krueger’s sessions with one goal in mind: helping choral educators in Arizona foster a community of singers who are also adept at their craft. Dr. Krueger will be presenting a series of specific techniques that can be applied to ensembles so that students not only sing beautifully, but understand what they are doing so they can become independent
musicians within the group.
Dr. David Thye
We have a riddle for you: are you a vocalist, instrumentalist, or both? ACE is pleased to present Dr. David Thye and the Arizona Cantilena Chorale. Dr. Thye and the Chorale are here to remind us: WE are our own instrument! Come and invigorate your vocal pedagogy skills with a new take on the fundamentals for a healthy and vibrant vocal tone. This experience will allow you to apply what you learn to a wide array of ensembles. Dr. Thye’s experience and expertise is sure to provide you with the skills to invigorate your group and take your program’s performances to a new level.
Innovate. Investigate. Invigorate.
Innovate. We all know the fundamentals of music and singing themselves don’t change. But the way in which we present music to our students can make or break their desire to keep singing. Rather than sitting on your own attempting to create a new and innovative idea on how to teach something yourself, learn from your colleagues! We have sessions available regarding technology, rehearsal techniques, and unique and never-before offered reading sessions to support your ability to engage your students from year to year.
Investigate. Does movement help with an ensemble sound? Can music from around the world help me teach and reinforce fundamental concepts to my ensemble? How do I support my students in making autonomous musical decisions within the ensemble? How can a shift in my conducting impact the group, and where do I even begin? Music educators need to investigate these things in order to keep honing in on our skills and providing the best version of ourselves for our students.
Invigorate. Things we think about but don’t often talk about enough… organization, boosters, advocacy, assessment… how do we incorporate these necessary things into our programs? Beyond that, how can music benefit our mental and emotional well-being and that of our students? How can we avoid teacher burnout? Explore sessions around all of these topics to help step your game up an extra level, and find ways to make your job more streamlined and successful so you can continue to positively impact students for years to come.
Submitted by Elena Colombe.
Join the AMEA Conference Reading Band!
NAfME National and Division Elections
Has your Booster Group joined the registry yet?
ADVOCACY 101 Session for Boosters Groups
Space is limited, so please register soon! Click HERE to register.
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- DeMoulin Uniforms
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- Formal Fashions
- World's Finest Chocolates
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- Custom Fundraising
- Uplifting Promotions
- Grand Canyon
- Sound Education Programs
- Music Enrichment Foundation
- Talbot Real Estate Team
- Music For All
- AZ Dept of Education
- Mesa Arts Center
- Bob Rogers Travel
- Hawaii Tours
- Forum Festivals
- Educational Performance Tours
- Music Celebrations International
- Disney Youth Programs
- Medieval Times
- Phoenix Children's Chorus
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- Arizona Academy
- Rosie's House
- Arizona State University
- University of Arizona
- Northern Arizona University
- Glendale Community College
- Eastern Arizona College
- Grand Canyon University
- JW Pepper
- Milano's Music
- Music and Arts
- Eastman Music
- Sam Ash
- Barbershop Harmony
- Sweet Adelines
- Romeo Music
- Ultimate Drill Book
- Breezin' Thru
- Mike Nye Repair
- String Riffs
- Mountain Peak Music
- Riverton Piano
- Sujoy Strings
- Pearson K-12 Learning
- The Academy Shop
1/17 ABODA AS Jazz Band Participation Registration
1/17 AMEA ES/JH AS Band Participation Registration
1/17 AMEA Northern AZ MS SE/Regional Auditions
1/24 AMEA ES/JH AS Choir Participation Registration
1/24 AMEA ES/JH AS Orchestra Participation Registration
1/29 AMEA In-Service Conference Pre-Registration
1/31 AMEA HS S & E Honor Festival Registration - Tier 2 - On AMEA website
2/7 AMEA Regional Participation Registration
2/21 ACE ES/JH Spring Choral Festival Registration
2/21 All-State Audition Registration
3/6 AMEA Northern AZ MS Band/Choir/Orch Festival Participation
3/13 ABODA State Concert Festival
3/13 ABODA State Jazz Festival Registration
3/27 ABODA/ACE All-State Participation
4/3 ABODA ES/MS State Band/Orchestra Festival