2020 Conference Forums



November 4-5 

If you find yourself looking for opportunities to be a leader, this forum is for you! Leadership can happen in your school, district, state associations, or national associations. Participants in this forum will learn about leadership characteristics, leading others, working with all types of personalities, influencing and leading through change, empowering others to engage with you, leading from the middle, and organizational and communication skills. Learn how to embrace and encourage diversity as you interact with other professionals in your field. We invite all ages and backgrounds to attend.



November 4-5

This forum will provide relevant professional development for music program leaders and district arts coordinators working in the K-12 school setting, aimed at establishing and growing networks of collegial support for those in the profession. This forum is geared for those in administrative roles, built with insights and models from your colleagues—music program leaders.



November 4-5

As professional music educators, we have responsibilities to establish environments and infrastructures that support quality music learning for all students.  This requires us to work off the podium in a number differing capacities.  Some of these include roles as booking agents, contractors, accountants, counselors, procurement agents, stage managers, grant writers and advocates.  Most often, these roles occur simultaneously and the effective professional music educator has developed systems that help them to manage these roles without diminishing their capacities as teacher, conductor, pedagogue and musician. This forum will explore means to develop necessary skills and understandings to manage the various roles required of professional music educators.