Winter Conference Schedule – 2024

CMEA Bay Section Winter Conference
Jan 5-6, 2024 at SJSU

Full Conference Program (PDF)

Friday, Jan 5, 2024

Time Events Location Genre
7:30 AM Conference Registration Begins
Student Union
8:00-8:50 AM The Middle School Conductor: Reinforcing Fundamentals Through Purposeful, Intentional Gesture SU Room 1 Higher Ed
Lesson Planning for Improvisation SU Room 2 Jazz
Teaching and Incorporating Improvisation in a Beginning Instrumental Ensemble SU Room 3 Elementary Music
Yoga and Stretches for the Music Teacher SU Ballroom C Orchestra
9:00-10:15 AM Choral Reading Session – High School SU Ballroom C Choir
Band Reading Session Concert Hall
(Music Building)
Revisiting the Rubric SU Room 1 Adjudication
10:25-11:15 AM Rock ‘n’ Roll High School: How a Rock Band Class Can Work in Your Program SU Room 1 Technology & Innovations
Building Musicianship in the High School Choral Classroom SU Room 2 Choir
Spectrum of Sound: An Exploration of Choral Sounds from Southeast Asia SU Room 3 Multicultural
The Band Music of Yukiko Nishimura SU Ballroom C Band
11:15-12:30 PM – Lunch Break –
Pizza with the Presidents (Collegiate Event)
Music Building Room 182
12:30-1:20 PM Keynote Speaker – Michael Stone
[Prop. 28 – California’s Arts Education Renaissance]
Concert Hall
(Music Building)
1:30-2:20 PM It Was Like That When I Opened the Case! SU Room 1 Higher Ed
The Jazz Doctor- A Solution-Based Approach to Jazz Ensemble Development SU Room 2 Jazz
Exploring the Social and Emotional Benefits of Music Making for Special Education Students in the Elementary Learning Center Classroom SU Room 3 Elementary Music
Understanding Prop 28: Arts Education Funding SU Ballroom C Orchestra
2:30-3:45 PM Teaching Band/Orchestra Instrument Repair in the High School Setting SU Room 1 Technology & Innovations
Solfege Hop Scotch SU Room 2 Choir
Lions, Lanterns and Ribbons: Celebrate the Lunar New Year in Movement and Song! SU Room 3 Multicultural
So You’ve Studied The Score… Now What? SU Ballroom C Band
4:00-4:50 PM Jazz Showcase Concert: El Cerrito High School Jazz Band Concert Hall
(Music Building)
5:30-7:00 PM Wine and Cheese SU Ballroom B All


Saturday, Jan 6, 2024

Time Events Location Genre
7:30 AM Conference Registration Begins
Student Union
8:00-8:50 AM App-palooza SU Room 1 Technology & Innovations
Kodály Strategies for Secondary and Collegiate Choral Ensembles SU Room 2 Choir
Ideas for Starting a Mariachi Program at Your School SU Room 3 Multicultural
Mallet Wrapping & Other Percussion Techniques SU Ballroom C Band
9:00-10:15 AM Festival Dos and Don’ts SU Room 1 Adjudication
Choral Reading Session – Jr. High and Elementary SU Room 2 Choral
Jazz Reading Session SU Ballroom C Jazz
Orchestra Reading Session: Music of Asia Concert Hall
(Music Building)
10:25-11:15 AM Towels, Trap Tables, and Tambourines: Tips for a Thriving Percussion Section SU Room 1 Higher Ed
Primer for Young Bass Players SU Room 2 Jazz
Recorder Reconnoiter: Or Tactics for Showcasing Your Recorder Curriculum SU Room 3 Elementary Music
Try Something New – Non-Classical Techniques on Stringed Instruments SU Ballroom C Orchestra
11:25-12:15 PM Music Technology for K-8 General Music Class SU Room 1 Technology & Innovations
All I Want for Christmas is Quality Repertoire SU Room 2 Choir
“How can we honor ALL music students?” SU Room 3 Multicultural
Developing Your Students’ Creativity in the Band Rehearsal SU Ballroom C Band
12:25-1:40 PM From Student to Teacher: A Panel on Student Teaching Success SU Room 1 Higher Ed
You Can Do It!: Directing a Vocal or Instrumental Jazz Ensemble as a Classically Trained Musician SU Room 2 Jazz
“HELP! I trained to be a band director, and now I’m teaching elementary music!” SU Room 3 Elementary Music
Navigating the World of Alternative Styles for Teachers SU Ballroom C Orchestra
1:00-1:50 PM Honor Band Concert Concert Hall
(Music Building)
2:00-2:50 PM Honor Choir Concert Morris Dailey Choral
3:00-3:50 PM Honor Orchestra Concert Concert Hall
(Music Building)