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Florida Music Director December 2016
Magazines | Arts / Music 2016-11-29 10:16:03
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    Sing for Success Choral Rehearsal Strategies for a Rewarding First Reading Teaching Through Technology A Recording Project for the Student Trumpeter Prelude to the 2017 FMEA Professional Development Conference

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    President’sMessage John K. Southall, PhD President—Florida Music Education Association FMEA Professional Development Conference 2017: Music Education for ALL! Greetings! The holidays are rapidly approaching (thank goodness), and a time for love, good will and an opportunity to celebrate life with family and friends will be well received (and deserved) by all. I wish you the very best in life and hope that you will find peace and happiness over the next few weeks. I am most certain that you are planning to attend the 2017 FMEA Professional Development Conference (January 11-14, Tampa Convention Center). The FMEA Board of Directors, Conference Committee, component organizations and staff and have worked diligently over the past year to ensure that your conference experience is meaningful and inspirational. This is the second largest professional development conference for music educators in the nation. Conference sessions focused on diversity in music education, diverse learners, research, contemporary media, teaching innovations, performance, pedagogy, literacy, professionalism, health and wellness and teaching innovations will be presented by a number of outstanding professionals. These activities will most certainly be of great benefit and inspiration to ALL. During the conference, more than 250 clinic sessions, all-state rehearsals, meetings and numerous special events will occur. Concert performances will feature 22 all-state ensembles, four professional ensembles, three invited secondary school ensembles and three college/university ensembles. Six mini-concerts will be held in our general registration area. FMEA will also sponsor year two of the Digital Music Showcase—a must see for all! Featured performing ensembles during the conference are: w Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts Philharmonic Boston Brass Coral Reef Senior High School Chamber Orchestra Crossroads Quartet Dallas Brass FMEA Digital Music Showcase Orlando Gay Chorus Stetson University Symphonic Band University High School Concert Choir University of North Florida Jazz Ensemble 1 West Orange High School Wind Symphony w Westminster Choir Dr. Scott Shuler, music education consultant and past president of the National Association for Music Education, will be the keynote speaker during the FMEA First General Membership Session (Thursday, 10:30 am). The title of the keynote presentation is “ALL Will Support Music Education When Music Education Reaches ALL.” Other guest speakers include Mr. Chris Woodside, NAfME deputy executive director; Mr. Fred Schiff, FMEA corporate and academic partners chairman; and Dr. Kathleen Sanz, FMEA executive director and NAfME president-elect. 2 Florida Music Director

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    The FMEA Second General Membership Session (Friday, 9 am) will feature the annual awards ceremony (Ms. Debbie Fahmie, awards committee chairwoman, presiding) and the Hall of Fame ceremony (Dr. Mary Palmer presiding). Dr. Jayne Elspermann, president of the National Association of Secondary School Principals, will be our guest speaker. Special performances by Boston Brass, Dallas Brass and Crossroads Quartet are scheduled during the general sessions. The FMEA Preconference, Celebrating and Promoting Diversity in the Music Classroom, will most certainly be a significant event to attend. Dr. Alice-Ann Darrow has again coordinated what will prove to be one of the most innovative preconferences in the history of FMEA. A featured performance by the Orlando Gay Chorus has been scheduled. Featured presenters are Dr. Alice-Ann Darrow, Dr. Carlos Abril, Dr. Kevin Fenton, Dr. Donald DeVito, Mr. Evan Powers, Mr. James Rode, Mr. Carlos Silva, Mr. Brandon Boyd, Mr. Amon Eady and Ms. Hillary Ridgley. A truly “World Series” lineup of presenters! The FMEA Student Conference Experience will be held for the first time on Thursday and Friday during the conference. This event will give select students not involved in all-state ensembles an opportunity to participate in scheduled academic and social activities during the conference. For more information regarding the schedule of events and the nomination process, please visit our website, FloridaMusicEducation.org. Numerous music industry and college/university exhibitors will be present in the FMEA exhibition hall. Mark your calendar to attend the FMEA Exhibition Grand Opening on Thursday at 12:20 pm. The FMEA College Night will host a record number of colleges and universities. The annual Awards Breakfast and Research Poster Session will be held on Friday. We must not forget that the social interactions that occur with colleagues and other professionals during the conference are vitally important. Professional growth can indeed occur during these times. For ALL, the FMEA Professional Development Conference is truly a homecoming, where on an annual basis we can attend to learn and socially interact for continued growth and enthusiasm in a most wonderful profession—music education. I am humbled and honored to be a part of such a wonderful family of dedicated and soulful individuals! I wish you and your family the very best of times in your holiday endeavors and look forward to seeing you in January—Professional Development in Music Education for ALL! Sincerely, John K. Southall, PhD President, Florida Music Education Association johnsouthall@FloridaMusicEducation.org December 2016 3

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    Executive Director Florida Music Education Association Kathleen D. Sanz, PhD Hinckley Center for Fine Arts Education 402 Office Plaza Tallahassee, FL 32301 (850) 878-6844 or (800) 301-3632 (kdsanz@FloridaMusicEducation.org) Editor-in-Chief Steven Kelly, PhD College of Music, FSU 128 Housewright Building Tallahassee, FL 32306-1180 (850) 644-4069; (850) 644-2033 fax (skelly@admin.fsu.edu) December 2016 Volume 70 • Number 5 Contents Editorial Committee Terice Allen (850) 245-8700, Tallahassee (tallen1962@hotmail.com) Judy Arthur, PhD Leon High School, Tallahassee (850) 488-1971 (arthurj@leonperformingarts.org) William Bauer, PhD University of Florida, Gainesville (352) 273-3182; (wbauer@ufl.edu) Judy Bowers, PhD College of Music, FSU, Tallahassee (850) 644-3005; (jbowers@fsu.edu) Alice-Ann Darrow, PhD College of Music, FSU, Tallahassee (850) 645-1438; (aadarrow@fsu.edu) Jeanne Reynolds Pinellas County Schools, Largo (727) 588-6055; (reynoldsj@pcsb.org) John K. Southall, PhD Indian River State College, Fort Pierce (772) 462-7810; (johnsouthall@FloridaMusicEducation.org) Advertising Sales Valeria Anderson (val@FloridaMusicEducation.org) Richard Brown (richard@FloridaMusicEducation.org) 402 Office Plaza, Tallahassee, FL 32301 (850) 878-6844 Official FMEA and FMD Photographers Bob O’Lary Debby Stubing Art Director & Production Manager Lori Danello Roberts, LDR Design Inc. (ldrdesign@comcast.net) Circulation & Copy Manager Valeria Anderson, (800) 301-3632 Copy Editor Susan Trainor 4 Florida Music Director President’s Message. ......... 2 Advertisers’ Index. .......... 5 Share Your Success. ......... 8 Advocacy Report. .......... 10 Thank You, Donors. ........34 Corporate & Academic Partners. .....48-49 F E AT U R E S 2016-2017 Board of Directors and Committee Chairpersons. ..................6 Sing for Success: Choral Rehearsal Strategies for a Rewarding First Reading . ....... 12 Teaching Through Technology: A Recording Project for the Student Trumpeter. ..................... 16 Summer Institute . ..................... 58 d e p a r t m e n t s Component News. ......... 53 Research Puzzles for Music Teachers............ 57 Committee Reports. ........ 59 Executive Director’s Notes. .. 62 Officers and Directors. ..... 63

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    Advertisers’ Index The Florida Music Director is made possible by the participation of the following businesses whose advertisements appear in this issue. They make it possible to provide you with a high-quality publication, and we gratefully acknowledge their support of our mission. We hope you will take special notice of these advertisements and consider the products and services offered. It is another important way you can support your professional association and the enhancement of Florida music education. The publisher does not endorse any particular company, product or service. The Florida Music Education Association (FMEA) is not responsible for the content of any advertisement and reserves the right to accept or refuse any advertisement submitted for publication. Information for advertisers (rate card, insertion orders, graphics requirements, etc.) can be found at FloridaMusicEducation.org. Prelude to the 2017 FMEA Professional Development Conference . ......21 2017 FMEA Student Leadership Workshop. ...............24 ADVERTISERS Florida Atlantic University............................................................................... BC Florida Gulf Coast University ...........................................................................53 Florida State University Summer Camps...........................................................32 Palm Beach Atlantic University.........................................................................43 University of Central Florida............................................................................... 9 University of Florida............................................................................................. 61 University of North Florida................................................................................20 Yamaha.....................................................................................................................11 Advertisers shown in bold provide additional support to FMEA members through their membership in the Corporate and Academic Partners program. These advertisers deserve your special recognition and attention. Tickets & FAQs . ...........26 FMEA Student Conference Experience 2017. ...........27 Contracted Hotels. ..........28 2017 All-State Conductors. .....30 All-State Concerts At-A-Glance. ..31 Emerging Leaders Sessions. .....33 FMEA Preconference. ........36 Performing Groups. ..........38 Mini-Concerts. ............40 College Night. .............41 FMEA General Membership Sessions. ............. 44-45 President’s Concert...........46 All-State Rehearsals. .........50 SUBSCRIPTIONS: Direct correspondence regarding subscriptions to: Hinckley Center for Fine Arts Education, 402 Office Plaza, Tallahassee, FL, 32301-2757. Subscription cost included in FMEA membership dues ($9); libraries, educational institutions and all others within the United States: $27 plus 7.5% sales tax. CIRCULATION: 4,500 educators. Published eight times annually by The Florida Music Education Association, Hinckley Center for Fine Arts Education: 402 Office Plaza Tallahassee, FL 32301-2757. FMEA reserves the right to approve any application for appearance and to edit all materials proposed for distribution. Permission is granted to all FMEA members to reprint articles from the Florida Music Director for non-commercial, educational purposes. Non-members may request permission from the FMEA office. SUBMISSIONS: Article and art submissions are always considered and should be submitted on or before the 1st of the month, one month prior to the publication issue to: Steven Kelly, PhD, skelly@admin. fsu.edu. All articles must be provided in digital format (e.g., Microsoft Word). All applicable fonts and images must be provided. Images must be at least 300 dpi resolution at 100 percent of the size. All submissions must be accompanied by a proof (color, if applicable). Ads may be submitted via email to valanderson@FloridaMusicEducation.org. Florida Music Director reserves the right to refuse any ad not prepared to the correct specifications OR to rework the ad as needed with fees applied. 2016-17 FMEA Membership: You are eligible for membership in The Florida Music Education Association if you are an individual engaged in the teaching, supervision or administration of music in elementary and secondary schools, colleges or universities within the state. Visit FloridaMusicEducation.org to learn more about the benefits of active membership. December 2016 5

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    2016-2017 Board of Directors If you need information about either the Florida Music Education Association or the Florida School Music Association, please call us at 1-800-301-3632. President John K. Southall, PhD President-Elect Kenneth Williams, PhD Past President Beth Cummings STAFF Kathleen D. Sanz, PhD Executive Director Valeria Anderson, IOM Director of Operations FMEA/FSMA Executive Director Kathleen D. Sanz, PhD FBA President Jason Duckett FCMEA President Patricia Fleitas, DMA Richard Brown Business Manager Kathryn Hurlston Public Relations & Marketing Assistant Josh Bula, PhD Web Development & Information Technology NAfME Collegiate President Christopher Sampson NAfME Collegiate Advisor Shelby R. Chipman, PhD FEMEA President Marie Radloff FMSA President Angela Hartvigsen FOA President Valerie Terry FVA President Carlton Kilpatrick Member-at-Large John Buckley 6 Florida Music Director

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    Committee Chairpersons Awards Debbie Fahmie Multicultural Network Bernard Hendricks Budget/Finance, Development John K. Southall, PhD Committee Council Debbie Fahmie Conference Advisor John K. Southall, PhD Emerging Leaders Mary Palmer, PhD Corporate and Academic Partners—Fred Schiff Contemporary Media David Williams, PhD Ex-Officio Members Government Relations Jeanne W. Reynolds Research Don D. Coffman, PhD Retired Members Cynthia Berry FSMA President Michael Dye Diverse Learners Alice-Ann Darrow, PhD Student Leadership Mary Catherine Salo Innovations Michael Antmann Florida Music Director Editor-in-Chief Steve N. Kelly, PhD December 2016 7

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    ShareYourSuccess Yamaha Master Educator Program Inspires, Empowers and Equips Music Directors Florida’s Kevin Ford Named to Inaugural Program Reinforcing its longstanding commitment to music education, Yamaha Corporation of America has launched the Yamaha Master Educator Program, an exciting new initiative that will provide inspiring professional development opportunities and artistic music collaborations for music educators at the local, state and national levels. “Many band and orchestra directors nationwide have asked us for support to improve and elevate their effectiveness as teachers,” says John Wittmann, director of artist relations and education, Yamaha Artist Services Indianapolis. “With their needs in mind, we formed an all-star group of educators with the skills, expertise and the heart for inspiring and empowering music teachers at all levels— elementary school, high school, college and beyond.” The premiere roster of Yamaha Master Music Educators features a diverse range of distinguished academics, clinicians, consultants and authors, including Kevin Ford, director of the Leadership Conservatory for the Arts at Tarpon Springs High School in Tarpon Springs, Florida. The Yamaha Master Educator program is designed to complement the Yamaha Performing Artist roster, and add dimension to the company’s teacher support capability. While the world-class roster of Yamaha Performing Artists conducts more than 600 clinics annually, the renowned Master Educator team members will play a complementary yet pivotal role by sharing their expertise to help educators stay motivated—and challenged—to fulfill their teaching potential. Offering multiple benefits for teachers, the program will also provide educators with access to experts who can work with their teaching teams on site during staff development days. Now, teachers at every level of instruction can enjoy access to a diverse group of experts who can advise them on everything from recruitment in the middle schools to the most advanced conducting techniques. Teachers can also explore an online menu of topics to view the specific areas of each Master Educator’s expertise. In addition, Yamaha Master Educators will take part in speaking and conducting appointments with state music education associations; district meetings for music teachers and fine arts departments, districtwide in-service days; and clinics at middle schools, high schools, colleges and conservatories. “The Yamaha Band and Orchestra division is not only committed to offering musical instruments of high quality and exceptional value, but also to providing abundant educational resources and tangible support for music educators,” says Richard Floyd, state director of music emeritus, University of Texas at Austin. “The launch of the Yamaha Master Educators project is a profound commitment to that initiative. This visionary assembly of 18 of the country’s most recognized and distinguished conductor/ teachers will quickly become a priceless resource for a broad spectrum of music educators nationwide. Once again, Yamaha has raised the bar in the arena of educational support.” 2017 FMEA PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE January 11-14, 2017 Tampa Convention Center 333 South Franklin Street Tampa, Florida LEARN MORE AT: FloridaMusicEducation.org 8 Florida Music Director

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    Glades Middle Jazz Band Wins National Jazz Award for a Fourth Time The Glades Middle School Concert Jazz Band has won the Mark of Excellence National Jazz Honors for the fourth time in a row under the direction of Erich S. Rivero. Two of the years the band won the Commended Honors Award, in 2010 and 2015. In 2014 and 2016, the Glades Middle School Concert Jazz Band won the National Winner Award with Coral Springs Middle School in Broward County under the direction of Luis Piccinelli. The jazz competition is sponsored by the Foundation for Music Education. Winning this award is an incredible accomplishment for any school jazz band. Jazz bands from around the nation send in recordings and fill out their applications with hopes of trying to win this prestigious award. This year’s Mark of Excellence Jazz Honors was adjudicated by world-renowned editor and jazz educator Bill Snodgrass. The Glades Jazz Band performed at The Midwest Clinic International Band & Orchestra Conference in Chicago in 2015. The Glades Concert Jazz Band is traveling to perform in New York City and will have a clinic with a member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra later this school year. December 2016 9

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    AdvocacyReport Real Work Begins After Elections GOVERNMENT RELATIONS COMMITTEE Jeanne W. Reynolds, Chairwoman Knowing how hard it is to write for a monthly publication in the age of the 24-hour news cycle, two weeks ago I decided I would reference an email my daughter Eileen sent to me after she participated in her first presidential election. At the time she was a freshman at Florida State University with a double major in music and English. My daughter is now a grown woman and a professional writer for a major university. When I asked her permission to use this old email from her freshman year at FSU, she cringed and said, “So cheesy! Please explain I was 19.” As you will gather, this email describes an FSU orchestra rehearsal after the 2004 election when the disappointment for some students in the rehearsal hall was palpable. I would guess that most people don’t really know anything about the political beliefs of others in their sections, and I know that it doesn’t really matter. As I listened to the gorgeous second movement of the Grieg, I realized that in this group, no one knew who wanted to ban whose marriage, or who voted for whom. And even if they did know, everybody would still have to come together and make music. … Tomorrow night, we’re going to have a concert, and regardless of what’s going on in the country, we’re going to present a unified but richly diverse musical message to a room full of friends, enemies and strangers. And that is why orchestra, indeed why arts, in general, are so important. So we put up our instruments, take a breath and launch into Liszt’s Les Preludes, for better or worse. Together. Eileen Reynolds, 2004 The 2016 election is now being called the most divisive and stunning presiden- tial election in our country’s history. The morning after, my daughter said, “… if I were writing now, I would not write that vague ‘it will all be OK’ message like I did in 2004. I think the stakes are different.” High Stakes As Eileen observed, the stakes are indeed different. I would argue that the stakes are much higher than they were in 2004. In Florida schools we have a much more diverse group of students, not just in terms of race, ethnicity and socioeconomic status but also in terms of musical interests and offerings. We also face much greater pressures than we did in 2004, from funding issues to high-stakes testing. How do we as an organization ensure that we are fully engaged in the effective advocacy for ALL students? Without our engagement in the process between elections, we will never be able to provide quality, comprehensive music education for all students. As we look forward to the very relevant 2017 conference, Diversity in Music Education: Music for All, let’s all commit to taking action. FMEA Members Engagement Survey Recently, our advocacy committee put out a survey to members. I was delighted to see 849 responses. Even more impressive were the whopping 185 members who signed up to be actively engaged with advocacy. In other words, we had a 900% increase in potential advocacy committee members. These colleagues represent the rich diversity of our state in every way—musically, racially, ethnically. They are from all K-20 classrooms, and they represent component leaders, FMEA leaders, summer institute grads, first-year teachers, experienced teachers and retired teachers. Next Steps It bears repeating. Work begins once the election is over. Here are your first tasks: w Reflect on the 2016 election process. Celebrate what went well. Grieve and reflect on what did not go well to improve for the future. Were you as active as you wanted to be? w Regardless of your party affiliation or your voting choices, send warm congratulatory letters to the following: • New school board members • Newly elected superintendents • Newly elected state senators and representatives. (This information can be found on your county’s supervisor of elections website.) • In your letter, state your support for strong music education for all students and your willingness to work with these elected officials to ensure this is the reality for all students. If you are hesitant or scared to take this first step, I happen to know 185 FMEA members who will help you get started. It is a grave mistake to think that your responsibility is finished after casting your vote. Despite Eileen’s caution about her “cheesy” 2004 email, what remains true is that music and the arts have real power to bring people, schools and communities together. The work is difficult, the divisions are real and the challenges are great. I am confident that if we work together consistently between elections, we can make a difference. To paraphrase Eileen, let’s take a breath and launch into the 2017 Legislative Session. Together. 10 Florida Music Director

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