Winter Conference

2022 Winter Conference

January 7-8, 2022 | San José State University

The Winter Conference is back, in person! The CMEA Bay Section Winter Conference has been at the forefront of local and statewide professional development, providing the opportunity for members to grow as educators, reconnect with colleagues, and build professional relationships. The two-day conference promotes higher standards and practices in the field of music education though an array of clinics, workshops, live demonstrations, repertoire sessions, and performances presented by locally and nationally renowned music educators and professional musicians.


Conference Schedule: Friday, January 7, 2022

All sessions will take place in the San José State University Student Union and Music Building.

8:00AM – 8:50AM

College Bound-Career Bound: Concepts to share with your students who aspire for a life in the arts
Clinician: Dr. Jonathan Latta
Type: Higher Education

Creating Interactive Digital Worksheets
Clinician: Victoria Schmidt
Type: General/Classroom Music

String Repair for Band & Orchestra Directors
Clinician: Patrick Heaney
Type: Orchestra

9:00AM – 10:15AM

Band Reading Session
Intentional Programming for Your Concert Band

Choral Reading Session 1
Accessible Repertoire to Remix Your Program
Clinician: Maria Ellis

Preparing for and Adjudicating a Large Group Festival
Clinicians: Dr. Robert Calonico and Tim Bacon
Type: Adjudication

Visit our Exhibit Hall and connect with your colleagues!

10:25AM – 11:15AM

Applying Technology to Future Live Streamed Concerts & 21st Century Concerts
Clinician: Andrew Hill
Type: Innovation and Technology

How to Get Your Band to Sound Like That!: Ensemble Fundamentals
Clinician: Jonathan Grantham
Type: Band

Klezmer and Eastern European Music Teaching Toolbox
Clinician: Mike Perlmutter
Type: Multicultural

Music Literacy in the Choral Classroom
Clinician: David Xiques
Type: Choral

12:30PM – 1:20PM

CMEA Bay Section General Session
Presenter: Keith Johnson, CMEA Bay Section President

1:30PM – 2:20PM

Director’s Lead Sheet: Jazz Ensemble in Middle School and Early High School
Clinician: Gary Ortega
Type: Jazz

Teaching the First Day of Violin and Viola Class
Clinician: Dr. Kristen Pellegrino
Type: Orchestra

Rhythm and Body Movement for the Post Pandemic Classroom
Clinician: Evo Bluestein
Type: General/Classroom Music

The Complete Gen Z Musician
Clinicians: Chanell Crichlow and Dr. Brittany Trotter
Type: Higher Education

2:30PM – 3:45PM

Black Music Matters: Teaching Jazz History
Clinician: Sarah Cline
Type: Multicultural

Innovative Teaching: See the Sound Part 1
Clinician: Mickey Smith Jr.
Type: Innovation and Technology

Music Education: The Remix!
Clinician: Maria Ellis
Type: Choral

Making an Impact: Creating a Current and Relevant Concert Experience
Clinician: Dr. Rob Taylor
Type: Band

4:00PM – 4:50PM

Jazz Showcase Concert
Group: San Jose State University Jazz Orchestra
Director: Dr. Aaron Lington

5:00PM – 5:30PM

Bay Section Past President’s Reception
Location: SJSU Student Union Ballroom B

5:30PM – 7:00PM

Wine and Cheese Reception
Location: SJSU Student Union Ballroom B
Co-sponsored by JWPepper and CMEA Bay Section

A free social gathering for all conference attendees! Refreshments, wine, hors d’oeuvres, and great company. Meet new colleagues and reconnect with old friends. Join us to also honor our 2022 CMEA Bay Section Award recipients.

 


Conference Schedule: Saturday, January 8, 2022

All sessions will take place in the San José State University Student Union and Music Building.

8:00AM – 8:50AM

I Just Wanna Play Drums: Making Your Percussionists the Musician YOU Want Them to Be
Clinician: Sean Clark
Type: Band

Tech Lessons from the Pandemic
Clinician: Greg Miller
Type: Innovation and Technology

9:00AM – 10:15AM

Choral Reading Session 2
Accessible Middle and High School Music
Clinician: Andrew Hathaway

Jazz Reading Session
Accessible Charts to Kick Off Your Spring Right!
Clinician: Andrew Hill

Orchestra Reading Session
Music by Diverse Composers
Clinician: Dr. Kristen Pellegrino

Preparing for and Adjudicating a Large Group Festival
Clinicians: Dr. Robert Calonico and Tim Bacon
Type: Adjudication

Visit our Exhibit Hall and connect with your colleagues!

10:25AM – 11:15AM

Cello Chords and Rhythms for Accompaniment of Jazz, Rock, and Fiddle Tunes
Clinician: Dr. Renata Bratt
Type: Orchestra

Bucket Drumming
Clinician: Emma Joleen Schopler
Type: General/Classroom Music

Encouraging Differentiation through Participatory Music Making
Clinician: Dr. Cara Bernard
Type: Higher Ed

Strategies for Jazz Improvisation 101
Clinician: Kristen Strom
Type: Jazz

11:25AM – 12:15PM

Happiness and Fulfillment in the Music Education Profession
Clinician: Scot Hanna-Weir
Type: Choral

Innovative Teaching: See the Sound Part 2
Clinician: Mickey Smith Jr.
Type: Innovation and Technology

Incorporating World Music Traditions into a Band or Orchestra Program (Round 1)
Clinician: Henry Hung
Type: Multicultural

They’re All So Different! Addressing the Varied Needs of Your Woodwinds
Clinician: Richard Krishnan
Type: Band

12:25PM – 1:40PM

All I Really Need to Know About Being A Successful Professional Musician…I learned in Band Class
Clinician: Jennifer Wharton
Type: Jazz

Boomwhackers 
Clinician: Emma Joleen Schopler
Type: General/Classroom Music

Teaching Shifting & Vibrato in Group Settings
Clinician: Dr. Kristen Pellegrino
Type: Orchestra

Windows and Mirrors: A New Approach to Repertoire
Clinician: Dr. Cara Bernard
Type: Higher Ed