MuAlpha sponsored Katie Griffith to attend Conn Selmer Institute 2019

Katie Griffith is in her second year of teaching at Kenilworth Junior High in Edmonton. She is doing great work and her program is growing. – Darwin Krips, MuAlpha Board MemberMy experience at the Conn Selmer Institute was unlike any music PD I have ever experienced and the amount of knowledge, exposure, and inspiration that I gained over three days was extraordinary. The program is tailored to your needs based on where you are in your career. There are specific tracks for new versus experienced teachers, administrators, marching band directors, or orchestra conductors with the option to go into any of the classes not offered in your “track.”  You are given the opportunity to meet prominent musicians in our community and I was able to play in a sight-reading session with Michael Sweeney. Sessions that I went to included a course on fearless composing that you can take into any level of music class, something I have now gotten to do with my own students. We also got the chance to tour the Conn Selmer woodwind and brass factories where they make the instruments. Beyond the sessions, you get the opportunity to network with music teachers from all over the world. I have contacts now across North America and as far as Australia and Korea, all of whom have proven to be invaluable sources of information and help. CSI is a singular experience that every music teacher should participate in and one that can help to take any music program to the next level. – Katie Griffith