Convention Season 2018

This year, music educator conventions will bring us to Florida, Texas, Kentucky, and Georgia. Look for our exhibit booths and be sure to catch these clinics presented by our Editor in Chief, Larry Clark, and our Choral/Vocal Music Editor, Denise Eaton.
 
Booth visitors will have the opportunity to enter a raffle to win a $100 gift card by joining our mailing list. Each convention that we attend will have three winners!
 

  • Florida Music Education Association
    Tampa, FL — January 11-13, 2018

    Booth: 2015
    Exhibit Hall Hours:
    Thursday, January 11 — 12:30 pm – 6:00 pm
    Friday, January 12 — 10:30 am – 6:30 pm
    Saturday, January 13 — 9:00 am – 1:00 pm


    Events

    STEPS: Strategies and Tools Encouraging Proficient Sightsinging

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    Presented by Denise Eaton

    Thursday, January 11, 2018
    1:45 pm – 2:45 pm
    TCC Room 37 & TCC Room 38

    Veteran music educator Denise Eaton will share her effective approach to teaching sight reading. Eaton’s well thought out, systematic method gives students tools certain to improve their sight reading skills through creative repetition. Attendees will learn how both visual and aural interval identification exercises can be used to train the eyes and ears to read, think, and hear ahead.

  • Texas Music Educators Association
    San Antonio, TX — February 15-17, 2018

    Booths: 2387 & 2389
    Exhibit Hall Hours:
    Thursday, February 15 — 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Friday, February 16 — 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
    Saturday, February 17 — 9:00 am – 12:00 pm


    Events

    In the Eye of the Beholder

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    Presented by Larry Clark

    Thursday, February 15, 2018
    4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Location: CC Stars at Night Ballroom

    As a music educator, choosing the right piece for students’ needs often means sifting through thousands of choices, making this already subjective process even more difficult. What one person thinks is the greatest piece ever written could be annoying drudgery for someone else. Just as beauty is in the eye of the beholder, there is a melody for everyone, and no one is more qualified to decide what students will enjoy than their director. Using his extensive background in both education and educational music composition, Larry Clark will break down some common characteristics of quality music that will help directors to choose great music consistently for their ensembles.
    Clark plans to cover six primary characteristics of useful, educational music including Intrigue, Drama, Artistry, Craft, Space, and Usefulness.
    Intrigue: Clark will discuss the merits of an interesting musical journey over predictability.
    Drama: Clark will discuss compositional form and the importance of climactic moments.
    Artistry: Clark will examine music at every grade level that still maintains musicality even when playable by novice musicians.
    Craft: Clark will discuss specific compositional elements like uncomfortable counterpoint, scoring, creative orchestration, and melodic/harmonic development.
    Space: Clark will talk about the importance of space and silence in a strong composition.

    Publisher Showcase

    Denise Eaton
    Presented by Denise Eaton and others

    Thursday, February 15, 2018
    6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    CC Hemisfair Ballroom 3

    In conjunction with three other publishers, Denise Eaton of BriLee Music will present new, elementary choral music.

    Through the Lens of the Learner

    Presented by Denise Eaton

    Saturday, February 17, 2018
    8:00 am – 9:00 am
    Room CC25

    Veteran music educator Denise Eaton will share effective
    methods of selecting repertoire for the emerging choir by considering specific needs of young students. Eaton will share numerous sequential teaching strategies, score study techniques, and ideas for creating effective teaching materials. A complimentary music packet will be provided.

  • American Choral Directors Association Southern Division
    Louisville, KY — February 21-24, 2018

    Though we will not have a booth at this convention, our very own Denise Eaton will present a clinic.

    Exhibit Hall Hours:
    Wednesday, February 14 — 9:00 am – 1:30 pm & 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Thursday, February 15 — 9:00 am – 1:30 pm & 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Friday, February 16 — 9:00 am – 1:30 pm & 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Saturday, February 17 — 9:00 am – 1:00 pm


    Events

    STEPS: Strategies and Tools Encouraging Proficient Sightsinging

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    Presented by Denise Eaton

    Saturday, February 24, 2018
    11:00am — 12:00pm
    Location: GH French 343

    Veteran music educator Denise Eaton will share her effective approach to teaching sight reading. Eaton’s well thought out, systematic method gives students tools certain to improve their sight reading skills through creative repetition. Attendees will learn how both visual and aural interval identification exercises can be used to train the eyes and ears to read, think, and hear ahead.

  • American String Teachers Association
    Atlanta, GA — March 7–9, 2018

    Booth: 603
    Exhibit Hall Hours:
    Thursday, March 7 — 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Friday, March 8 — 10:00 am – 6:30 pm
    Saturday, March 9 — 10:00 am – 1:30 pm


    Events

    Make sure to catch Sheet Music Deals’s industry showcase, which will include repertoire from Carl Fischer Music.

    Sheet Music Deals presents New Music for String Orchestra

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    Larry Clark sponsored by Sheet Music Deals

    Saturday, March 10, 2018
    9:30am — 10:30am

    Online retailer, Sheet Music Deals (www.sheetmusicdeals.com) presents new music for String Orchestra, focusing on the 2018-2019 catalog from Carl Fischer Music. Larry Clark, Carl Fischer Music’s editor-in-chief, conducts a reading orchestra through new titles and gives bullet points about each piece’s teaching moments. Bring you instruments and join in!

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