When words fail, music speaks.
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The purpose of NAfME Collegiate membership is to afford students an opportunity for professional orientation and development while still in school and to enable students to gain an understanding of the following:
- The basic truths and principles that underlie the role of music in human life;
- The philosophy and function of the music education profession;
- The professional interests of members involved in the state, division, and national levels to establish contacts with leaders of the profession;
- The music industry’s role in support of music education; and
- The knowledge and practices of the professional music educator as facilitated through chapter activity KCNAfME Constitution
KCNAfME In-Person Fall Conference
September 18–19, 2022
Schedule of Events
|Sunday, September 18|
|2:00 pm||Opening Meeting/Business|
|2:15 pm||Clinic Session 1: If Only I Knew Then…
Clinician: Peter Boonshaft, Alfred Music, Louisville, CO
Description: This session will explore a multitude of topics often
learned by teachers “the hard way.” We will focus on how to avoid common problems every teacher encounters with simple solutions, as well as strategies for successful teaching and motivating students.
|3:30 pm||Clinic Session 2: I’m ready to student-teach in music…or am I?
Clinicians: Jackie Melton, Lynn Camp Middle/High School, Corbin, KY and Shawn Sudduth, University of the Cumberlands, Williamsburg, KY
Description: In this session, presenters outline Student Teaching expectations in Music Education, how to navigate non-music requirements, and the importance of making professional connections. The presenters will provide two unique perspectives–one as the college music education professor, and the other as the public school cooperating teacher.
|4:45 pm||Clinic Session 3: Building Your Program: It’s Elementary!
Clinicians: Ross Haney, Nicholas County Schools, Carlisle, KY
Description: This session dives into the process for creating and sustaining a culture of excellence within an elementary school general music program by providing insight into curriculum selection, classroom management, working within the school’s environment, extracurricular ensemble directing, and much more!
|5:45 pm||Dinner Break|
|7:30 pm||Clinic Session 4: “I Don’t Know How It Goes”: Intuitively Teaching Rhythm
Clinicians: Keegan Finkbine, Drakes Creek Middle School, Bowling Green, KY
Description: Every music teacher has heard that phrase and it refers to rhythm. This session will detail how I teach rhythm and encourage independent musicianship, including practical and interactive examples of teaching and practice techniques. This session is for music teachers of any grade level.
|Monday, September 20|
|9:00 am||State Officer Nominations/speeches/voting|
|9:30 am||Clinic Session 5: Sight singing in the Choral Rehearsal
Clinicians: Bethany Plissey, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Description: This session, geared toward the future choral music educator, will offer an overview to the advantages of incorporating sight singing within the choral rehearsal. A basic introduction to sight singing methods and systems as well as effective strategies and activities for building independent sight singers will be shared and experienced.
|10:15 am||New Officer Meeting|
|10:15 am||Clinic Session 6: Gesture Matters! An Interactive Gesture Refresher
Clinicians: Cameron Weatherford, Lee University, Cleveland, TN
Description: How often do we as conductors and music educators actually think about and work on our gesture? The hope for this session is to inspire the need for quality conducting gesture and refresh some of the conducting skills that have laid dormant.
|11:15 am||Closing Meeting|
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Devon Hutchens, Morehead State University
Anna Gressick, Eastern Kentucky University
Shianne Smith, Morehead State University
Halley Collier, Morehead State University
MacKenzie Collins, Morehead State University
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Dr. DuWayne Dale, Morehead State University
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