- Think Positively! Creating a Classroom Culture Where Music Thrives , presented by Jeremy Wiggins, Western Connecticut State University
- Maintaining a positive classroom culture is vital to fostering the musical and social success of an ensemble. This session will present a research-based approach to filling your rehearsals with positivity and strategies for building a classroom culture where students value those around them and where music thrives.
- Register Link Below
Tuesday, February 25, 4 p.m.
- Cuban Music and how it can work in your classroom!, presented by Jeff Torchon, Temple University, Conjunto Philadelphia
- Cuba’s rich musical tradition, deeply rooted in Spanish and African cultures, is one of the island’s most vital national treasures and seems to transcend the often-rocky social and political landscape. There is also a rich connection between Cuban and American musical history by way of their geographic proximity, cultural sharing, and trade. Exploring this connection is important for music educators in the United States and thus will be the topic of this webinar. Participants will gain a general understanding of specific Cuban Music Styles (Son, Cha-Cha-Chá, Bolero, Danzón), understand the history of the music and its connections to the United States as well as explore musical examples and methods of implementation in the music classroom at all levels.
- Registration will be available on the PMEA website (pmea.net) later this month. Or be on the lookout in the PMEA Updates e-mails. Mark your calendars!
*Please note you must log-in to the PMEA Member Portal to register. There is no cost to PMEA members; Registration cost for non-members is $15. One hour of Act 48 credit is available upon completion of two forms following the webinar.
Altoona Area School District Elementary Music Teacher
PMEA Mentor Program Chair
PMEA District 6 Professional Development Chair