In just a week, three of our Music Faculty will be traveling to the California All-State Music Education Conference in Sacramento and lead sessions as featured clinicians.
Jenny Bent, Director of Choral Activities, will be presenting “Building a Repertoire of Gestures: Laban Movement for Choral Conductors”—connecting gestures with musical elements in the score using the Laban method.
Andy Collinsworth, Director of Bands and Department Chair, will be presenting “You’ve Studied the Score... Now What?”—practical strategies to connect conducting gestures with musical elements found in the score to promote musical communication between the conductor and ensemble.
Kim Mieder, Music Education Program Coordinator, will be presenting both “Project Noma Winds”—a Research Poster Session, and “Elementary Music is the Epitome of Pedagogy: A Guide for Band Directors”—examine various elementary music approaches through the looking glass of Band Directing.
Every year music education students from all over the state, including those of Sonoma State University, come to participate in this conference and experience different bands, lectures, and exhibits all surrounding Music Education.