Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Join Heritage Music Press at these February events!

It’s convention season again! Are you ready for all of the upcoming -MEAs, -CDAs, and spectacular local reading sessions? We are—in fact, Heritage Music Press and many of our spectacular writers and composers will be traveling the country to bring you the latest ideas, resources, and techniques to use in your classrooms.

Make sure you don’t miss a thing by getting to as many of these events as you can. Mark your calendars. We can’t wait to see you there!!

Heritage Music Press
Ohio MEA Professional Development Conference 2014
Columbus Convention Center
Columbus, OH
Thursday–Saturday, February 6–8, 2014
Join Heritage Music Press at the 2014 OMEA Professional Development Conference, in Columbus, Ohio. We’re in booth 633. Please stop by!

Dr. André J. Thomas
SCMEA 2014 In-Service Conference
North Charleston Convention Center
Charleston, SC
Thursday–Saturday, February 6–8, 2014
Join Dr. André J. Thomas at the SCMEA 2014 In-Service Conference in Charleston, South Carolina. Dr. Thomas will be presenting several sessions. From 8:00am–9:15am on Friday, February 7th, join Dr. Thomas for a presentation based on his book Way Over in Beulah Land, Understanding and Performing the Negro Spiritual. This book has quickly become one of the primary sources for choral conductors in understanding and performing spirituals and is appropriate for choral directors of all grade levels. From 1:00pm–2:15pm that afternoon, join the Dorman High School Chamber Choir in concert, followed by a clinic experience led by Dr. Thomas. On Saturday, February 8th from 8:00am–9:15am, please join Dr. Thomas in A Positive Approach to Rehearsal Techniques where he will explore techniques to have an effective choral rehearsal with any age group.

Heritage Music Press
Texas MEA 2014 Clinic/Convention
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, TX
Wednesday–Saturday, February 12–15, 2014
Join Heritage Music Press at the TMEA 2014 Clinic/Conference, in San Antonio, Texas. Many of our writers, composers, and editors will be available for questions in our booth and presenting throughout the conference. Don’t miss them!
Booth Schedule (Booth 2008)
Debbie Anderson: Thursday, February 13th, 1:00pm–2:00pm
Mark Burrows: Friday, February 14th, 2:30pm–3:30pm
Lynne Gackle: Thursday, February 13th, 10:30am–11:30am
Victor C. Johnson: Thursday, February 13th, 10:30am–11:30am • Friday, February 14th, 2:30pm–3:30pm
Mary Lynn Lightfoot: Thursday, February 13th, 10:00am–12:00pm and 2:00pm–3:30pm • Friday, February 14th, 3:00pm–4:00pm
Mark Shelton: Friday, February 14th, 1:00pm–2:00pm
Z. Randall Stroope: Thursday, February 13th, 2:30pm–3:30pm
Phyllis Thomas: Thursday, February 13th, 11:30am–12:30pm and 1:00pm–2:00pm
TMEA Sessions and Concerts
Mary Lynn Lightfoot
Publishers’ Showcase
CC Ballroom C2
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Join Lightfoot as she presents a variety of unison and two-part treble chorals and resources appropriate for elementary/middle school choirs and the general music classroom. There will also be representatives for BriLee & Carl Fischer and Alfred.
Sponsor: J.W. Pepper
Victor C. Johnson
Concert: Children’s Choir of Texas
CC 217
Friday, February 14, 2014
Watch Victor C. Johnson’s choir perform brand new works commissioned and written for this performance!
Mary Lynn Lightfoot
Creative Programming Choices for High School Choirs
CC 001
Friday, February 14, 2014
In this dynamic presentation, explore creative choral resources in a variety of styles and voicings for levels of difficulty ranging from easy to moderately-advanced. Along with gaining insightful techniques and teaching tips, you will learn about other outstanding resources that promote learning skills for choral singing
Lynne Gackle
Literature and Tone Production with Female Changing Voices
CC 103
Friday, February 14, 2014
Developing tone with adolescent female singers is often a challenge. Gackle and Jarvis will employ the use of research-informed concepts regarding the changing female voice (maturational stages, symptoms of change, literature selection, and pedagogical techniques) as a basis for focusing on selection of appropriate literature and the development of tone.
Phyllis Thomas
Engaging the Net Generation
CC 202
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Transform your elementary music instruction using innovative digital resources. Thomas will demonstrate new online resources to add to your technology toolkit. Discover how to use an IWB or iPad to present music concepts in engaging, inspiring ways. Make the most of ready-to-use, student-centered, and classroom-tested digital lessons and activities that will excite you and your students.
Paul Corbiere and Eph Ehly
41st Annual WMEA State Conference
Yakima Convention Center
Yakima, WA
Friday–Sunday, February 14–16, 2014
Join Paul Corbiere and Eph Ehly at the 41st Annual WMEA State Conference, in Yakima, Washington.
Expanding General Music Percussion Ensembles is a two part session by Paul Corbiere on Saturday, February 15, from 9:00am–10:15am and 10:30am–11:45am. You will explore world music drumming curriculum for elementary and middle school general music classrooms. Also join Paul Corbiere on Sunday, February 16th from 9:00am–10:15am for Part 1 and 10:30am–11:45 for Part 2 of Drumming In the Elementary Classroom. There you will learn how to incorporate drumming into your preK–6 classrooms using hands-on activities and games designed to help students with basic techniques such as beat-keeping and stamina.
Dr. Eph Ehly will be conducting a teachers’ choir at the banquet on Saturday evening and all are invited to sing. Rehearsals will be from 9:00am–10:15am and 4:00pm–5:15pm. At 10:30am on Saturday, February 15th, join Dr. Ehly for the hour and fifteen minute session Seek What’s NOT in the Score, and Discover the EXTRA in the Ordinary. Dr. Ehly will discuss his musings on music as the motivational gift that teaches fundamental truths and the beauty of life. Finally, don’t forget Dr. Ehly’s LIVING to Learn, LEARNING to Teach, TEACHING to Learn How to Live from 1:00pm–2:15pm on Saturday, February 15th where Eph will discuss the importance of continued learning and teaching.

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