Institute for Popular Music

In the Schools

IPM Music Educator Workshop

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Gowen Room, Wilson Commons, River Campus, The University of Rochester (see map below, ample parking)

We are pleased to announce a one-day workshop for music educators.  This IPM Music Educator Workshop will address a wide variety of issues and opportunities for using pop music in middle- and high-school music programs, ranging from general music to ensembles.  The cost of the workshop is $20, with the optional purchase of a box lunch costing $9.50.  The program appears below.

For registration and more information, contact Elaine Stroh at estroh@ur.rochester.edu or (585) 275-9397.

Walk-ins Welcome!

Program

8:30 - 9:15     Matt Warren (Webster Central School District)

                     "The Three Processes: What Popular Music Can Do For You"

9:15 - 10:00   Brian Franco (Weedsport Central School District)

                     "Reaching the Other 80%: Authentic Rock Music Experiences in the Secondary Music Classroom"

10:15 - 11:00  Dr. Joseph Abramo (The University of Connecticut)

                     "Songwriting and Popular Music Composing"

11:00 - 11:45  Stephanie Heriger (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum)

                     "'Roll Over Beethoven': K-12 Education with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum"

11:45 - 12:45  LUNCH BREAK (box lunch may be ordered with registration)

12:45 - 1:30   Ben Proctor (Fairport Central School District)

                     "Sitting Around and Playing Guitars: Performing Popular Music in the Middle School General Music Classroom"

1:30 - 2:15     Dr. Jim Frankel (MusicFirst)

                     "Rethinking Music Education in the Digital Age"

2:30 - 3:15     Dr. Justin Burton (Rider University)

                     "Making It Pop: Thick Description and the Thrill of Popular Music Writing"

3:15 - 4:00     Dr. John Covach and Josef Hanson (The University of Rochester)

                     Rock Ensembles, Or, Can I Really Rehearse a Group Without Parts and Score?"

 

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