As we move into region and state festival, it is important to make sure that correct forms are completed and submitted. The Student Medical Information Form and First Aid/Emergency Treatment Authorization was revised twice in 2014, once in February, and then again in August. Please make sure that students use the one labeled "Revised August 2014," which listed below, for all region and state festival form completion. Please also note when completing festival paperwork that the Special Dietary Needs form only needs to be completed if a student has a need.
Please join music educators from across Pittsburgh on Sunday, February 8th, for a special event featuring Eric Bluestine, author of The Ways Children Learn Music. Eric will discuss and demonstrate the pedagogy and implementation of Music Learning Theory—including techniques for tonal and rhythm exercises in general music. Along the way, Eric will share music lessons that include audiation exercises and other elements of music, and offer ways to integrate music with dance and poetry instruction. The future of MLT, with an eye on the new National Core Music Standards, will also be covered. PNC Recital Hall, Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University. 2:00–3:30; informal reception following. No charge or RSVP; reduced-fee parking at Forbes Avenue Garage. For more information, contact Dr. Paul Doerksen: firstname.lastname@example.org.