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Leading Minds of Music Education Symposium (University of Utah)

March 31 @ 5:00 pm - April 1 @ 4:30 pm

Free - $25

Leading Minds of Music Education Symposium

University of Utah School of Music

David P. Gardner Hall (1375 E Presidents Cir)

March 31, 2017 – April 1, 2017

This year’s theme, Promising Practices toward the Future, seeks to explore the essence of innovative pedagogical practice for musical teaching and learning. Dr. Clifford Madsen (Florida State University) and Dr. Wendy Valerio (University of South Carolina) will be keynote presenters and the University of Utah are so thrilled to host these two leading minds of music education.

Keynote Presenters: Clifford Madsen and Wendy Valerio

Registration Fee: This two-day symposium promises to inspire and rejuvenate all music educators. Music Education Students or cNAfME members do not pay a registration fee for attending this symposium, registration required. We are able to waive the pre-registration fee for the first 50 music teachers to register.

Pre-registration fee (until March 15, 2017): $20.00

Registration fee (after March 15, 2017): $25.00

If you have questions, please contact Jared Rawlings at j.rawlings@utah.edu.

Refund Policy: No Refunds


Visit https://umarket.utah.edu/um2/musiced/productlist.php to register!



Friday, March 31, 2017:

5pm Registration & Reception (David Gardner Hall, Main Entrance)
6pm Opening Remarks & Clifford Madsen (Dumke Recital Hall)
7pm Wendy Valerio (Dumke Recital Hall)
3 relicensing points

Saturday, April 1, 2017:

7:30 am Registration Opens (David Gardner Hall, Atrium)
8:30 – 11:30am Session I: Elementary Workshop with Wendy Valerio (Thompson Recital Hall)
9am Session II (choose one)

  • “What it Means to be Musical in a Changing Profession”, Mark Ely, University of Utah (DGH 318)
  • “Thinking Outside the Box: Creating Distance-Based Intergenerational Music Programs”, Melita Belgrave, Arizona State University (DGH 306)
10am Coffee Break
10:30am Session III (choose one)

  • “Honor Band Best Practices”, Thomas Kloss, Idaho State University (DGH 302)
  • “Curriculum, Pedagogy and Music for All”, Seth Pendergast, University of Utah (DGH 306)
  • “Music Therapy: Helping People Tap into the Power of Music”, Beth Hardy, SCMT, MT-BC, Huntsman Cancer Hospital, Heather Fellows, SCMT, MT-BC, Huntsman Cancer Hospital, Kayla Zuckerman, SCMT, MT-BC, Primary Children’s Hospital, (DGH 324)
11:30 – 1pm    Lunch (on your own)
1pm Session IV: General Session – Clifford Madsen (Dumke Recital Hall)
2:30 – 4:30pm Session V: Elementary Workshop with Wendy Valerio (Thompson Recital Hall)
2:30pm Session VI (choose one)

  • “Teaching Music Beyond Notation”, Jared R. Rawlings, University of Utah (DGH 324)
  • “Blended Curriculum in the Choral Classroom”, Jean Applonie & Emily Pulham, Brigham Young University (DGH 306)
3:30pm Session VII (choose one)

  • “How to Become a Career Music Educator”, Thomas Kloss, Idaho State University (DGH 324)
  • “Intergenerational Music Making Experiences”, Melita Belgrave, Arizona State University (DGH 306)
4:30pm End
8 relicensing points


March 31 @ 5:00 pm
April 1 @ 4:30 pm
Free - $25


David Gardner Hall, University of Utah
1375 Presidents Cir
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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