District Festival Professional
Please note that CPDU credit is given free of charge to ILMEA members. For nonmembers looking to receive CPDU credit, there is a $2 fee plus $1 for each additional session attended in a day.
November 9, 2013
10:00a.m.-11:00a.m. RIverside Brookfield High School, Riverside, (1 CPDU)
Junior High Reading Session, Lori Evenhouse, Clinician
11:00a.m.-1:00p.m. Riverside Brookfield High School, Riverside (2 CPDU)
Rehearsal Observation and Discussion , Lori Evenhouse, Proctor
November 16, 2013
11:30-12:30, LincolnWay East High School, Frankfort, (1 CPDU)
Rehearsal Observation and Discussion, Lori Evenhouse, Proctor
Novemeber 23, 2013 District 1 Festival
11:00a.m.-1:00p.m. Lincolnway East High School, Faculty Room, Franfort (2 CPDU)
Rehesarsal Observation and Discussion, Lori Evenhouse, Presider
November 23, 2013
8:45a.m.-9:45a.m. ISU, Metcalf Room 205 (1 CPDU)
The SmartBoard and You, Rachel Aupperle, Clinician
12:30p.m.-2:00 p.m. ISU, Bone Student Center Ballroom (1.5 CPDU)
Honor Band Rehearsal and Observation, Justin Lee, Proctor
12:30p.m.-2:00p.m. ISU, Metcalf Room 206 (1.5 CPDU)
Basics of Voice Pedagogy Connected to Conducting Gesture, Neal Woodruff, Clinician. Rebecca Johnson, Proctor
Novemeber 2, 2013
10:30a.m.-11:30 a.m. , 11:00a.m.-noon , 12:30p.m.-1:30p.m.
Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL
Rehearsal Observation and Discussion
November 16, 2013
11:00a.m.-12:00p.m. Glenwood High School, Chatham, IL
Jazz Rehearsal Observation and Discussion
Novemeber 23, 2013 District 5 Festival
8:45-9:45 EIU Union and Doudna Building, Charleston, IL (1 CPDU)
Rehearsal Observation and Discussion, Rae Ann DeSutter, Proctor
Novemeber 2, 2013 District 6 Festival
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Southern Illinois University Carbondale Altgeld Hall
Rm 117 "Implementing and Developing a Jazz Ensemble" Dick Kelley, Clinician
Rm 119 "Basics: Getting the Most Out of Your Bass Clarinetists" Eric Mandat, Clinician
Rm 114 "Making the Switch: Strategies and Resources for Recruiting New Bassoonists" Melissa Mackey, Clinician
Rm 116 "So You've Been Assiged the Role of Music Director for the Musical- Now What?" Time Fink, Clinician
Rm 110 Music Rehearsal Observation and Discussion Cathy Stranc, Presider
November 2, 2013
9:45a.m.- 10:45a.m. Byron Middle School Stage, Byron, IL (1 CPDU)
Music Express Workshop, Amy Harn, Presenter
10:45a.m.-11:45a.m. Byron Middle School Stage, Byron, IL (1 CPDU)
Music Reading Session, Amy Harn, Presenter
November 9, 2013
9:00a.m.-10:30a.m. Rochelle High School Teacher Work Room, Rochelle, IL (1.5 CPDU)
Jazz Rehearsal Techniques Observation and Discussion, Lisa Eaton, Proctor
November 16, 2013
9:00a.m.-10:30a.m. DeKalb High School Forum, DeKalb, IL (1.5 CPDU)
Jr. /Sr. High Rehearsal Techniques- Observation and Discussion, Lisa Eaton, Proctor
Sing, Dance, Create, and Play
the General Music Classroom Way
October 7 Update - There is still room for educators to attend without students for a $40 registration fee!
Oct. 11, 2013 - Metcalf Lab School, 7000 South University Street, Normal, IL 61790
9am-2:30 pm - Clinicians: Leah Crews and Rachel Aupperle
Join ILMEA's Elementary General Music Division for a fun filled day of celebration! Created for students and teachers, up to five 4th or 5th grade students per school can be nominated to take part in the workshop as participants in a classroom set-up. Students will work with presenters in a day designed to show best practice in the elementary general music classroom. Students will be selected based on available space and number of teacher applicatins and must be accompanied by their teacher.
Teachers will observe and may occasionally be asked to assist. As music teachers in Illinois are being asked to approach new standards, this workshop will help teachers ease into the new process with confidence. Teachers will look at drafts of the National Core Arts Standards, which are scheduled for release in March of 2014 and discuss ways to implement them. Come learn new activities and gain renewd motivation for teaching.
Each school wishing to nominate students must complete and submit the ILMEA Participating School Form and $30 fee. Once selected, cost to attend is $20 per student. Students must be accompanied by a teacher. Teachers with selected students may attend at no cost. If a teacher does not wish to bring students, then a $40 individual registration fee will apply. Five CPDUs are available for the event and are free of charge for ILMEA members. Non-ILMEA members must pay a $6 fee for CPDUs. For more information contact Donna Zawatski at email@example.com. Click here to view the event flier (405.7 KB) and administrator letter (784.3 KB) .
Teachers with student nominations
ILMEA District 3 Educators: If you are a teacher in ILMEA District 3, you will be using RNS to nominate students for this event.
All other ILMEA Districts: If you are a teacher in any other ILMEA District, please submit this Elementary Participating School Form (264.1 KB) and Nomination Form (222.6 KB) to the State Office on the address included.
The Illinois Music Education Conference
Why You Should Attend: Education, creation and collaboration bring together over 10,000 people to Peoria each year for the Illinois Music Education Conference. Share your knowledge, leadership and energy with your colleagues while you gain experiences to enrich your teaching. Leave with new insights to current issues and action items to protect and grow music education!
CPDU credit is offered for sessions that span the spectrum of the total music education curriculum. Join us for the most comprehesive professional development event of the year!
January 22-25, 2014
January 28-31, 2015
See you in Peoria!
Please see the Professional Development Page for the listing of many professional development events across the state.