2018 Sessions

Sessions for #SMC2018 are still under development. Please keep checking back for the latest news and information!

Additional Clincian Sessions

Chris Judah Lauder
More Drums!
Explore “kid tested” drum pieces that work! Creativity, movement, student assessment and collaborative learning will be emphasized using floor and hand drums. Geared for Grades 4 and up.

Improvisation to Creation!
Make improvisation your first step in an activity which then becomes an extension to the song.  Improvisation, when sequenced correctly, provides the foundation for differentiated learning, student ownership and a rejuvenating outcome. Singing, dancing and playing will be part of this creative exploration.

Keep it Elemental
Empower students to identify and compose melodies in an elemental form with suggestions for variations and improvisations. Barred instruments, recorders, singing and movement will be used.  


Michael Kurpjuweit
Music Technology - What I Find Useful After 10 Years
Learn to create your own resources for orff, choir, ukulele, or band class using notation software, the Microsoft office suite and other programs most school boards have on their staff laptops. Then take a little play session with iPad and some student projects for looping/composing for those of us lucky enough to have these devices available. Please note that delegates should bring their own ukulele with them as there is a limited supply available.


Sarah Sehn
Let’s Get Moving!
If you are looking for ways to bring movement and dance into your life or classroom, then this workshop is for you. This is a fun and easy way to introduce movement and get children moving. No prior movement or dance experience is necessary. The content of this workshop can easily be taught to students of any age. The movement you learn will come out of eight movements also known as the Laban efforts. Dress comfortably and bring a water bottle!