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2014 IMEC Handout Gallery


I'm Growing Up - Singing Games for K-2 (30.1 KB)
Clinicians:  Peter and Mary Alice Amidon  

Teaching Traditional Dance to Upper Elementary (30.8 KB)
Clinicians:  Peter and Mary Alice Amidon  

Great Songs for Children - Classroom and Children's Choir (4.4 MB)    
Clinicians:  Peter and Mary Alice Amidon 

Storytelling, Picture Books, Literature and Music (239.8 KB)  
Clinicians:  Peter and Mary Alice Amidon 

Recorder Apprentice (121.7 KB)  
Clinician:  Wendy Barden  

Technology Hacks for the Monetarily Challenged (37.0 MB)    
Clinician:  Jeremy Bartunek   

ACDA Reading Session   
Clinician:  Beth Best  

Where Are They Now?   
Clinician:  Mark Bettcher and the Dundee Crown High School Jazz Band and Alumni   

Interpreting the Great American Songbook   
Clinicians:  Tom Birkner and Paul Johnston  

Suggestions for Hosting a Successful Music Event 
Clinician:  David Boggs   

Rocking Out: How to Start a Rock Ensemble at Your School (152.8 KB)    
Clinicians:  Carolyn Boudreau and Ian Wilson

Rigorous and Relevant: Popular Music in the Secondary General Music Classroom (360.9 KB)
Clinician:  Carolyn Boudreau

"Turtleneck" Conducting in the Real World:  Applying Laban Movement Principles in Ensembles
Clinician:  Thomas Bough   

Jazz and the String Orchestra   
Clinician:  Thomas Bowling and the Glenbard South High School Jazz Strings  

Infusing Your Jazz Drumset Students with Groove and Swing! (733.0 KB)    
Clinician:  Douglass Bratt  

Beyond the Standards:  Meaningful Unit and Lesson Plan Conception in the "Understanding by Design" and "Danielson" Frameworks   
Clinician:  Matthew Bufis   

2014 Vocal Jazz Selections Workshop   
Clinician:  Mike Bultman  

Scat Singing for Kids (12.5 MB)    
Clinician:  Sharon Burch   

Introducing...Beat, Rhythm, and Tempo...to Kids! (3.8 MB)    
Clinician:  Sharon Burch   

Classroom Management Made Easy (1.1 MB)
Clinician:  Sharon Burch  

Common Core Rehearsals:  Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing AND Playing!   
Clinician:  Richard Cangro   

Hip Hop Studies:  Teaching Emcee and Beat Production Skills   
Clinician:  Anthony Cao  

Kodály Bootcamp: Strengthening the Core of your Curriculum (665.6 KB)  
Clinicians:  Colleen Cetera, Jamie Parker, Rachel Rosellini and Janell Bjorklund  

Key Shapes for Strings - Intonation and Sight Reading Therapy for the Tonally Impaired (42.2 KB)
Clinician:  Clark Chaffee  

The Constructivist Approach to Teaching Tomorrow's General Music Professors (128.5 KB)    
The Constructivist Approach to Teaching Tomorrow's General Music Professors (582.0 KB)
Clinicians:  Krista Chmiel and Kimberly McCord  

The Magic of Movement - Birth to 7 Years (174.4 KB)  
The Magic of Movement - Birth to 7 Years (45.0 MB)
Clinician:  Krista Chmiel   

And Introduction to the Educational Resources of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra   
Clinicians:  Katy Clusen and Jon Weber  

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra presents Orchestra Explorers®:  Interdisciplinary curriculum materials for K-3 music educators   
Clinicians:  Katy Clusen and Jon Weber  

The Coming PERA Law - How to Measure Student Growth in the Music Classroom   
Clinicians:  Ben Collins and Bert Johnson  

Giving Credit Where Credit is Due: How to Develop an Honors Music Program (219.6 KB)  
Clinicians:  Ben Collins and Anna Teliszczak

What to Look for in a Beginning Band Method Book (48.9 KB)  
Clinician:  James Colombo   

Developing Ensemble Quality   
Clinicians:  Brian Covey, James Keene and the Lockport Township High School Wind Symphony  

Violin and Viola Technique in the Orchestra Classroom (49.9 KB)
Clinicians:  Anna Cromwell and Kate Lewis  

Vocal Jazz Reading Session   
Clinicians:  Andrew Dahan, Meredith McGuire and Jeremy Landig  

Common Rehearsal Practices of Vocal Jazz Ensemble Directors (289.8 KB)    
Clinician:  Andrew Dahan  

A New Twist on Clarinet Methods (273.3 KB)
A New Twist on Clarinet Methods (255.0 KB)
Clinician:  Andrea DiOrio   

Hosting a Student Teacher - Changes in Illinois (70.7 KB)
Hosting a Student Teacher - Changes in Illinois (294.1 KB)
Hosting a Student Teacher - Changes in Illinois (216.3 KB)
Hosting a Student Teacher - Changes in Illinois (60.3 KB)
Clinicians:  Mary Lynn Doherty, Cheryl Frazes-Hill and Jacqueline Kelly-McHale  

Comprehensive Musicianship, Commissions and Making Connections (20.1 MB)    
Comprehensive Musicianship, Commissions and Making Connections (145.1 KB)
Comprehensive Musicianship, Commissions and Making Connections (715.9 KB)
Clinicians:  Mary Lynn Doherty, Lee Kesselman, and Members of the iCMP Board  

Shanti:  Introducing Indian Music and Dance in the General Music Classroom   
Clinician:  Manju Durairaj   

Sing, Dance and Play, the Windy City Way:  Intro to Orff   
Clinicians:  Manju Durairaj, Maryann Loda, Carol Vrotny, Jennifer Schramm, Marnie Macke and the Greater Chicago American Orff Schulwerk Association  

iTeachMusic:  Interactive Technology in Elementary General Music Education 
Clinician:  Manju Durairaj   

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and Music Education (201.2 KB)
Clinician:  Scott Edgar   

They Gave Me an iPad...Now What? (650.1 KB)
Clinician:  Lori Evenhouse  

Listening Fun with Scarves and Tennis Balls (122.7 KB)  
Clinician:  Dan Fee  

You've Never Read a Book Like This! (1.0 MB)
Clinician:  Dan Fee  

Culture Rock (429.8 KB)
Clinician:  Dan Fee

Teaching the 21st Century Elementary Music Student (8.6 MB)  
Clinicians:  Kathryn Finch and Abigail Blari  

Creating an Assessment-Approved Lesson Plan (73.6 KB)
Clinician:  Gail Fleming   

Steal This Program!  How We Saved Our Jobs with a Data-Driven Ensemble   
Clinician:  Tom Foust   

Noticing the Space Between the Notes While Moving to Life's Tempo (252.0 KB)  
Noticing the Space Between the Notes While Moving to Life's Tempo (2.9 MB)
Clinician:  Jeffrey Glogowski   

"The Road (More or) Less Traveled" or "Been There, Done That" (2.2 MB)
Clinicians:  Ken Goodman, Mark Duker and John Feken  

So You Want To Be A Mentor: Tips for Mentoring New Music Teachers (63.3 KB)
Clinicians:  BettyAnne Gottlieb and Sarah Stanley  

Arts and Foreign Language Assistance Grants Program 
Clinician:  Jerome Grand   

The Band Doctors are Back, This Time with Your Questions   
Clinicians:  Judy Grimes and Ross Kellan  

SmartMusic for the Middle and High School Director 
Clinician:  David Hawley  

Integrating Technology into your Song-Based Activities 
Clinicians:  Graham Hepburn and Chris Murphy   

Mozart or Jay Z? Secondary General Music for the Hip-Hop Generation (109.3 KB)    
Clinician:  Maud Hickey   

Miss Mary Mack is Back! (47.1 KB)
Clinician:  Peter Hinch  

Improvisation for Choirs   
Clinician:  Jon Hurty  

Special Learners in the Music Classroom, Part 1 (388.0 KB)
Clinician:  Scott Iseminger   

"GREATEST HITS!" Adapted Songs and Activities for Special Learners, Part 2 (4.2 MB)
"GREATEST HITS!" Adapted Songs and Activities for Special Learners, Part 2 (10.0 MB)
Clinician:  Scott Iseminger   

Describing Quality Music Teaching to a Non-Music Evaluator (86.8 KB)  
Describing Quality Music Teaching to a Non-Music Evaluator (118.3 KB)
Describing Quality Music Teaching to a Non-Music Evaluator (263.2 KB)
Describing Quality Music Teaching to a Non-Music Evaluator (261.2 KB)
Clinicians:  William Jastrow and Charles Staley, Jr.  

Evolving Authentic Assessment by Empowering Internet Natives 
Clinicians:  John Jones and Scott McAlonan

The Vital Signs of Singing (59.4 KB)    
Clinician:  John Jost and the Bradley University Choral  

Singin', Playin', and Composin' the Blues - Guitars, Keyboards and GarageBand (49.1 KB)  
Singin', Playin', and Composin' the Blues - Guitars, Keyboards and GarageBand (57.5 KB)
Singin', Playin', and Composin' the Blues - Guitars, Keyboards and GarageBand (47.0 KB)
Singin', Playin', and Composin' the Blues - Guitars, Keyboards and GarageBand (98.4 KB)
Singin', Playin', and Composin' the Blues - Guitars, Keyboards and GarageBand (42.9 KB)
Singin', Playin', and Composin' the Blues - Guitars, Keyboards and GarageBand (59.3 KB)
Singin', Playin', and Composin' the Blues - Guitars, Keyboards and GarageBand (33.3 KB)
Singin', Playin', and Composin' the Blues - Guitars, Keyboards and GarageBand (71.4 KB)
Clinician:  Suzanne Jozwiak   

An Effective Method for Teaching and Studying Violin Technique (590.2 KB)    
Clinician:  Olga Kaler   

Oh Yes You Can!  Composing in the Elementary General Music Classroom   
Clinician:  Jacqueline Kelly-McHale  

Summer Band and Orchestra Camp 101   
Clinicians:  Nancy Kocal and Jason Heath  

Tips for Engaging Percussionists & Addressing the Standards (5.5 MB)  
Clinicians:  Matt Kurinsky, Matt Goeke and the Hinsdale Central Concert Percussion, Symphonic Percussion Ensemble and Wind Ensemble Percussion  

Assess? No Stress! (511.3 KB)
Clinicians:  Sandy Lantz and Gretchen Wahlberg  

FINE.com - Using Creative Tools in the Elementary Music Classroom (960.5 KB)  
Clinicians:  Sandy Lantz and Gretchen Wahlberg  

Call of the Drums (217.8 KB)    
Clinicians:  Sandy Lantz and Gretchen Wahlberg  

Jacks All Around Us (792.8 KB)
Clinicians:  Sandy Lantz and Gretchen Wahlberg  

I Fell For UDL (2.4 MB)
Clinician:  Christine Lapka 

Ten Strategies for Reinvigorating Rehearsals (112.8 KB)
Clinician:  Mark Laycock   

Viola Day   
Clinician:  Frank Lestina  

Rehearsal Strategies for Developing Ensemble Expressiveness and Student Ownership of Music (630.6 KB)    
Clinician:  Mark Liu  

Molding Middle School Students into High School Musicians (656.4 KB)
Molding Middle School Students into High School Musicians (1.1 MB)
Clinicians:  Rachel Luhn and Mark Duker  

Designing Assessment & Using Data to Document Student Learning in Danielson-model Teacher Evaluation (323.2 KB)  
Designing Assessment & Using Data to Document Student Learning in Danielson-model Teacher Evaluation (7.0 MB)
Clinician:  Leslie Manfredo   

ABC - Easy Assessments If You Please! (125.0 KB)
Clinicians:  Melissa Marchman and Sarah Amrein 

Orchestra Division Open Forum
Clinician:  Jeremy Marino

How to Survive and Thrive with a Middle School Beginner Band Program (493.2 KB)
Clinicians:  Rachel Maxwell, Meghan Fulton, Dan Harrison, Lisa Heemstra and Julianna Karvelius  

Turtle Races, PIWTRATF, Fle-Fi-Fro, and More...String Techniques for Group Instruction   
Clinician:  Joanne May  

Teaching Students with Emotional Behavioral Disturbance 
Clinicians:  Kimberly McCord and Jamie Kennett  

Marches:  How to Teach Them, How to Perform Them   
Clinicians:  Charles Menghini, Don Devany and the Metea Valley High School Wind Ensemble  

New Music Reading Session for Band    
Clinicians:  Charles Menghini, Stacey Larson Dolan and the VanderCook College of Music Symphonic Band  

Thinking on Your Feet; Improvisation in the Elementary Music Classroom (820.3 KB)    
Clinician:  Kristine Mertens  

Vocal Jazz Programs in Illinois - How do YOU do it?  A Panel Discussion   
Clinician:  Michael Molloy  

Spirituals to Swing    
Clinicians:  Susan Moninger and the Elmhurst College Concert Choir  

Classroom Management: Practical Techniques for Secondary Music Teachers (49.8 KB)
Clinician:  Jess Mullen   

Saying and Doing are Different Things (79.6 KB)  
Clinician:  Erica Neidlinger  

Guitar Ensemble: Yes, You Can! (132.6 KB)
Guitar Ensemble: Yes, You Can! (328.2 KB)
Clinician:  Dan O'Connell and the Addison Trail High School Guitar Ensemble  

edTPA in Minnesota - Survival in Illinois   
Clinician:  Doug Orzolek   

Research Session   
Clinician:  Doug Orzolek  

Video Production Tools and Techniques: Engaging Students Through Media (83.9 KB)  
Clinician:  Douglas Pelt   

Working as a Collaborative Team - The Stevenson PLC Model (2.4 MB)  
Working as a Collaborative Team - The Stevenson PLC Model (885.5 KB)
Clinicians:  Sonny Petway, Debbie Durham, Alice Nuteson, Kirsten Snelten, Enrique Vilaseco, Jeremy Beyer, Jon Grice and Caitlin McGovern  

Building Better Brass (102.2 KB)  
Clinician:  Jon Pursell   

The Mindful Ear:  Developing the Skills to Listen to Music   
Clinician:  Jesse Rathgeber  

Tales From the Blended Classroom:  Instruction, Differentiation, and Technology 
Clinicians:  Jesse Rathgeber and Robert Hanrahan  

Music Apps for the iPad (32.9 KB)
Clinician:  Rhona Reagen   

A New Approach to Left Hand Balance for Violin and Viola (25.8 KB)  
Clinician:  Rhona Reagen   

AP Music Theory: A Letter from the Trenches (1.0 MB)  
Clinician:  Michael Riggs   

Improving Conductor-Ensemble Communication Through Musical Coaching (90.5 KB)    
Clinician:  Timothy Robblee  

SmartMusic and Choral Music (60.7 KB)
Clinician:  Christopher Russell  

Keep Making Music:  Recruitment and Retention Strategies for Music Programs   
Clinicians:  Glen Schneider and Charles Menghini  

Making Time to Advance, Assess and Advocate for Your Program   
Clinician:  Emily Schwartz   

Singing Voice? Steady Beat? From Here to There with Songs and Activities (640.0 KB)
Clinician:  Christine Smith  

Accessory Percussion: The Fun Stuff (118.6 KB)
Accessory Percussion: The Fun Stuff (119.9 KB)
Accessory Percussion: The Fun Stuff (109.3 KB)
Accessory Percussion: The Fun Stuff (108.5 KB)
Clinician:  Daniel Smithiger   

A Practical Approach to Relating Ensemble Instruction to the Danielson Framework (151.9 KB)
Clinicians:  Pamela Nabors Snoeck and Stacey Larson Dolan  

From Concept to the Field (358.4 KB)    
Clinicians:  Kenneth Snoeck, Greg Bimm and Pamela Snoeck  

Establishing Healthy Relationships as an Ensemble Director 
Clinicians:  Anthony Soyak and Jonathan Bogue  

If a Picture Paints a Thousand Words..A Conducting Masterclass   
Clinicians:  James Stegall and the Western Illinois University Singers  

Building a Data-Driven Music Program (56.9 KB)
Clinicians:  Theresa Steiner and Heather Strom  

Grading Electronic Projects (118.6 KB)  
Clinician:  Wendy Strauss

We've Got Rhythm: Reading Rhythm in the Classroom Ensemble (118.5 KB)
Clinician:  Steven Szalaj   

Freeing the Muse: Creativity in the Classroom (686.3 KB)
Clinician:  Steven Szalaj  

The Impact of Music Selection on Student Learning (925.4 KB)    
Clinicians:  Matt Temple and Rick Jaeschke  

New Trier High School High Five Choir (242.9 KB)
New Trier High School High Five Choir (271.5 KB)
Clinician:  Susan Vaughan  

Orchestra Literature by Eric Ewazen for your High School Ensembles   
Clinician:  Ronald Velleuer and the Deerfield High School Chamber and Symphony Orchestras  

Improve Your Time and Your Time will Improve YOU! (1.1 MB)
Clinicians:  Rodrigo Villanueva, Kelly Sill, Fareed Haque and Geof Bradfield  

How Do I Sing That?  Working with Developing Voices  
Clinician:  Neal Woodruff  

Back to Basics:  Establishing Solid Rhythm, Intonation & Tone from the Beginning   
Clinician:  Jeremy Woolstenhulme   

Creating an Application for a Clinic or Performance   
Clinicians:  Jeremy Woolstenhulme and Joanne May  

"Why Didn't I Know this Earlier?"  How to be an Effective Band Director During the Beginning Years of Teaching   
Clinician:  Arthur Wright, III  

It’s All About the Details:  A Guide for First Year Teachers   
Clinician:  Heather Zosel

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