2017 Clinicians 

Keynote Speaker

Bruce Pearson
Bruce Pearson is an internationally recognized music educator, author, composer, clinician and conductor. His newest band method, Tradition of Excellence, offers the most advanced interactive curriculum that is second-to-none. His bestselling band method, Standard of Excellence, has provided a solid foundation for scores of music education programs around the world. Bruce’s extensive correlated repertoire has helped music educators expand their programs to reinforce learning through performance.

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Additional Clinicians

Denise Gagne
Denise Gagne has taught instrumental, choral and classroom music from babies and preschool to College levels. She has degrees in music and education, as well as Level 3 certification in both Kodaly and Orff. Denise has authored or edited many publications, including the Musicplay K-6 elementary music curriculum and the online resource,

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Sherryl Sewepagaham
Sherryl Sewepagaham is of Cree-Dene ancestry and is from the Little Red River Cree Nation in northern Alberta. Sherryl is a composer, music therapist, educator, curriculum writer, and national presenter. She holds a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Alberta, Level III Orff certification, and has worked as a elementary music teacher and teacher-consultant in Edmonton, Alberta for 14 years. Sherryl is a 20-year co-founding member of the 2006 Juno-nominated Aboriginal Women’s trio, Asani, and released her solo album, Splashing the Water Loudly, in 2014. Sherryl brings her love of traditional drum songs to the students she works with and to the Indigenous education programs she creates. Sherryl completed a Bachelor of Music Therapy degree from Capilano University this year and will add the therapeutic side of music into her clinical practice while continuing to work on various education projects.

Patrick Sheridan
Patrick Sheridan is one of the most celebrated soloists in his instrument’s history. He has performed more than 3,000 concerts in over 50 countries in venues ranging from the White House to NBA half-time shows to the Hollywood Bowl. In 2001, Patrick founded The Institute for Performance Success. This “peak performance” training institute is dedicated to bringing fresh and innovative learning environments to performers, teachers, executives, athletes and others seeking “peak performance” in their careers.

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