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. We are committed to providing a safe environment and it is important that attendees follow the safety protocols. All conference attendees must be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination at check in. 


Conference Safety Protocols

  • Masks are required to be worn at all times. No exceptions.
  • All attendees must be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination and a photo ID upon arrival.
  • Negative PCR tests will not be accepted.
  • Temperatures of all attendees will be taken at check-in.
  • Session rooms have a working HVAC system to circulate air.
  • Doors will also be left open to help with circulation.
  • Over half of the sessions and activities will be taking place in ballrooms, which are some of the largest rooms in the union.
  • Social distancing will be required in all session rooms (i.e. attendees will sit every-other-seat).
  • To minimize contact, no physical programs will be printed this year. The conference program will be available on the Bay Section website and linked at the bottom of this message. QR codes will be posted throughout the student union.

Checking into the Conference

Step 1: South entrance to the SJSU Student Union. Attendees will show proof of vaccination, a photo ID, and turn in the SJSU Release of Liability Form(please print, sign, and bring with you). The liability form is required by SJSU to attend this event. After you have provided all of the requested info and documentation, your temperature will be taken and you will receive a colored wrist band. Wristbands should be worn at all times while at the conference. Note: please bring an umbrella in case of rain!

Step 2: After you’ve received your wristband you will enter the Student Union and proceed upstairs to receive your conference badge. Pre-Registered attendees will be directed to the appropriate area. You will need to show your badge and wristbands to enter all sessions. 

 


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
Type: Adjudication

Not attending a reading session? Visit our Exhibit Hall in Ballroom B and connect with your colleagues!

Coffee and pastries provided.

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

Solfege and Sonority: Using repertoire to teach music reading
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

Next Steps, Best Steps: Best Practices for Student Engagement;Classroom Management For Beginning Teachers
Clinician: Mickey Smith Jr.
Type: Innovation and Technology

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

Am I Doing it Right? Examining Assessment and Grading Models in the Ensemble Classroom
Clinicians: Chavonta Edington, Sandra Lewis, Mike Pakaluk, Jonathan Pwu
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

Transformational Leadership in the High School Choral Setting
Clinician: Christian Emigh
Type: Choral

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

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

Not attending a reading session? Visit our Exhibit Hall in Ballroom B and connect with your colleagues!

Coffee and pastries provided.

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

The PROMISE-COMPASS (How to Achieve Work-Life Balance This School Year
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