Arizona Music News
A publication of the Arizona Music Educators Association
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Meet Yamaha "40 Under 40" Educator Jenn Bock
ABODA is hosting another free professional development workshop in October!
What Musicians Can Learn About Practicing From Current Brain Research – with Dr. Molly Gerbrian
5:00-6:00 PM, Monday October 18th
This presentation will focus on what neuroscientists have discovered about how our brains learn and how to apply these insights to practicing and teaching so that practicing becomes more efficient and effective, leading to enhanced performance ability, enjoyment, and confidence. Topics include how to get rid of bad habits, how to make things automatic/reliable, the role of sleep-in learning, the power of mental practicing, how to use the metronome to greatest effect, and the benefits of random practice for enhanced performance.
This Zoom session is open to all current Arizona NAfME members. All attendees will receive 1 hour of professional development credit from ABODA. CLICK HERE to register for the session.
CLICK HERE to learn more about Dr. Gerbrian.
General Music Showcase
Hello from AzSGM! We hope you are having a fantastic start to your year. We are getting excited for Conference on January 28 - 29, 2022 and are looking for groups to perform at the General Music Showcase on Friday the 28th! If you are interested in bringing your students, please complete the Group Application for AMEA Conference.
We're on Facebook @ Arizona Society of General Music hereand Instagram @azsocietyofgeneralmusic here
AMEA Hall of Fame Awards
- AMEA Music Educator of the Year
- O.M. Hartsell Excellence in Teaching Music Award
- George C. Wilson Leadership/Service Award
- AMEA Outstanding Administrator Award
- Raymond G. Van Diest Music Advocacy Award
- William E. Richardson Retired Member Service Award
You can read about each award, see a list of past recipients, and submit a nomination on the awards page of the AMEA website. Please help us recognize our peers for a job well done! If you have any questions, please contact Scott Burgener, AMEA Past President. All nominations must be received no later than DECEMBER 14, 2021. Here is the video of last year's awards ceremony if you'd like to familiarize yourself with the awards a little more.
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