June 2022

Greetings… it’s summer!  This submission for the Educational Outreach project aims to provide you with several resources to explore over the summer months. Veering off course from our usual outline, we will highlight a few of our PBM chapters, corporate instrument company resources and a state band association website.

These resources are deigned to benefit directors and students, all ages and topics with options for virtual or in-person options. Connect with these sites to learn more about their programs, registration, event schedules, featured performers, special topics and more! Best wishes as you read for new ideas to incorporate into your programs next year! 

Buffet Educational Resource

The Pedagogics Project is a free service for all organized instrumental music programs where we provide – free of charge – a specialist on every instrument (except bassoon!) for virtual master classes.  Thanks to Paula Corley, Education Advisor for Buffet Crampon for providing this information!  

We think virtual education is here to stay (in some form) going forward and would like to connect our artists to the students and directors who need help. Directors fill out a short and simple form telling us which instrument they need help with, what topics they would like addressed, and when they need it.  We provide an artist clinician for their class completely free of charge.

We are available to:

  • Instrumentalists of all ages and abilities, who meet on a regular basis with a band teacher/conductor.
  • University woodwind and brass studio and method classes.
  • Need help with more than one instrument or class?   We can do that. 
    Please see the FAQs

Mississippi Delta Chapter

Delta Chapter maintains a strong tradition of mentorship and has produced a series of teaching videos covering many aspects of the band director’s job.

Topics covered include classroom discipline, warm-up procedures, handling required paperwork needed for participation in state music festivals, sight reading, rehearsal techniques, and communication strategies. We extend special thanks to Ted Burns and the members of Delta Chapter for sharing this excellent resource with us!

Alabama Rho Chapter

Rho Chapter continues to publish articles Tips that Click in the state journal Ala Breve and has raised $1,000 towards their Composer Commissioning Project.

Conn Selmer Educational Resource

This mission is accomplished through five program areas – Conn-Selmer School Partnership Program, Conn-Selmer Educational Clinicians, Conn-Selmer Institute, the Music Administration Collaborative, and the VIP Program. Collectively, the Conn-Selmer Division of Education is the industry leader in providing exemplary programs, services, and advocacy tailored to the positive growth and development of music education around the globe.  The Conn-Selmer Division of Education, led by Vice President of Education, Tim Lautzenheiser, seeks to provide resources and support to music educators worldwide.

Conn-Selmer Institute – June 12-15, 2022

Join us online or live in person at Bethel University in Mishawaka, IN.

CSI is a three and a half day professional development conference for college students, directors, and music program leaders. This year, the 25th annual Conn-Selmer Institute celebrates coming together in-person once again and invites teachers, students, and performers to reunite. It is time to strike up the band!  Live or Virtual – Can’t join us in person? Register to join us for CSIConnect and enjoy live-streaming and online sessions with access for 90 days after the event!

Marching Arts Intensive –  June 15-17, 2022

Join us online or live in person at Bethel University in Mishawaka, IN.

For the first time, we are pleased to announce the addition of the Marching Arts Intensive to Conn Selmer Institute. Attendees will experience a thorough, in-depth curriculum focusing on all aspects of Marching Arts with practical, real-world solutions demonstrated live with the use of a rehearsal marching band.

Texas Music Educators Association

TMEA offers multiple opportunities for professional development through events, our magazine, and a myriad of online resources and programs.