2013 Illinois Music Education Conference
January 23-26, Peoria Civic center
The 2013 IMEC will bring together the best of music education in Illinois! Arrive on Wednesday night for the U.S. Marine All-Star Jazz Band and stay through the expanded Saturday afternoon clinic schedule! Join John Feierabend, William Jastrow, Cheryl Lavendar, Ramona Wis and many more for amazing professional development; the DePaul University Symphony Orchestra, Millikin University Jazz Band and One Voice Vocal Jazz Ensemble, and the Wheaton College Symphonic Band for wonderful performances; and your colleagues from around state for professional networking!
The All-State Composition Contest Showcase Concert will feature composer, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist, Theresa Andersson. Theresa received national attention after her 2008 album, Hummingbird Go, garnered accolaides from Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Paste, and the Los Angeles Times. Her one-woman show, featured on the DVD Theresa Andersson: Live at Le Petit, gained noteriety online and through her performances for Conan O'Brien and Craig Ferguson. Her latest album, Street Parade, was released earlier in 2012.
Taking off from last year's success, the expansion of the Saturday afternoon clinic schedule continues. Ten sessions will be offered for attendees interested in JEM, SGM, Orchestra Technology and Learners with Exceptionalities.
The All-State Ensembles have also been expanded to include the new Honors Vocal Jazz Ensemble. This nine-voice ensemble will showcase the talented voices of Illinois. The Board of Directors is excited about this addition to an already fabulous All-State Ensembe line-up.
We look forward to seeing you in Peoria in January 2013!