Ready, Set, Learn! Music Education Week Offers a Variety of Professional Development Academies

What happens at a Music Education Week “academy?

Check out this small sample of what music educators will be learning at the academies for Marching Music, Choral, Instrumental, the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors, Collegiate MENC Leadership, New Teachers, Jazz, In-Ovations, and General Music K-12 Technology.

  • Tuba: More Than Breathing
  • Music of the American Recital
  • Were You Like This as a Kid?
  • Using Technology to Keep Sane
  • Teach Guitar! Everything You Need to Know
  • World Rhythms West African Ensemble
  • Rehearsing and Teaching
  • Improving and Polishing Conducting Skills
  • Selecting Quality Music – All Music May Not Be Created Equal
  • Digital Music Making: Hands-on with Mac Tools
  • Vocal Jazz Styles Master Class with Kirby Shaw
  • Customizing Charts for Your Vocal Jazz Ensemble
  • A Latin Music Primer

MENC’s Music Education Week include concerts, student performances, and advocacy opportunities — and the music education academies will give music educators in-depth exploration in one or more areas of study.

In addition to the academies, Music Education Week’s advocacy initiatives bookend the Washington, D.C. event.

  • On Friday June 25, the Rally for Music Education and National Anthem Sing takes place in Upper Senate Park.
  • MENC leadership, including the National Executive Board and state leaders, will participate in webinars and in-person training on advocacy and MENC messaging.
  • MENC leaders will visit their lawmakers on Capitol Hill
  • MENC will hold a wrap-up webinar where leaders will learn how to repurpose the messaging/training from Music Education Week for use at the state and local level.


  –Roz Fehr, May 28, 2010 © MENC: The National Association for Music Education