Session I
Creating Poetry on the Podium

Create music with your hands and enjoy the passion and thrill of conducting, which still remains one of the most unexplored musical skills. Through gestrual/physical concepts, five points of preparation for the podium, and podium time conducting an ensemble of your peers, further develop your conducting confidence with clear and communicative conducting tecnique and effective musical gestures. How to conduct other ensembles you are not familiar with will also be addressed. The workshop is intended for band, choir, and orchestra conductors.

Participants in the workshop will be required to bring batons and their instruments (voice, orchestral instruements, etc.). Limit of 20.

Clinician: Dr. Jeremy Starr


Session II
Advanced Percussion Methods:
Teaching the Percussion Section from the Podium

This course will focus on the major challenges of integrating the percussion section into the daily rehearsal, developing the musical and edicated student percussionist, and hands on playing experience on many of the most common percussion instruments in the band and orchestra. We will explore the benefits of solo and ensemble experierences in the percussion section as well as introduce quality literature at many grade levels. Use your past experience as a teacher and performer to help implement new ideas into your percussionists and your ensemble.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Clinician: Dr. Tracy Freeze


Session III
Unit and Curriculum Planning in the Elementary Classroom

Do you have resources and tons of activities, but lack the time to mold them into a unit or a curriculum? Are you not sure what resources to use to meet the needs of all your elementary students as well as cover the standards? Are you struggling to meet your school's academic curricular requirements while teaching with quality music repertoire?

These challenges will be addressed in a two day elementary curriculum workshop, which will provide you with tips to help you meet the Kansas and National Music standards while creating a music curriculum that works for your students and your school.

The workshop will focus on giving you ideas, guidance, and time to outline your music curriculum using resources available to you and that meet the needs of your school. Suggested resources will be provided and can be recommended, but the goal will be to help you use resources available already.

You are the expert on your students! This workshop is here to help you maximize your time and resources!


  • Bring a representation of your teaching textbooks, resources, and tools that you currently use and would like to continue to use in teaching. (Suggestion: Focus on the grade which you find the most difficult to plan)
  • One copy o fthe following will be available for sharing among participants for unit planning during the workshop:
    •  One copy of Spotlight on Music (Grades K-5)
    • One Copy of Making Music (Grades K-5)
    • (No individual copies will be available - please plan accordingly)
Wednesday and Thursday, June 19 & 20, 2013
Clinician: Dr. Gaile Stephens


Session IV
Summer Brass Techniques*

Would you like to hone your skills or simply become more comfortable teaching brass instruments? Or, do you need to add more color to your ensemble and gain practice teaching the horn and euphonium?

Summer Brass Techniques is designed to give you a practical working knowledge of the trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium, and tuba. This three-day session will improve your skills to effectively teach and critically evaluate the brass student, as well as developing, as much as possible within the given time frame, and the proper playing techniques on each instrument.

Participants will:

  • critically evaluate and assess the musical progress of students on brass instruments according to their grade and proficiency level
  • problem-solve and provide appropriate solutions to common problems that may occur with young brass players
  • produce and discuss the fundamentals of embouchure, tone production, hand and body position, breathing, articulation, and intonation
  • discuss and demonstrate the care, selection, and maintenance of the brass instruments
  • create appropriate literature lists for various levels
  • discuss a discography of prominent brass performers and ensembles
  • gain attainment of basic performance skills

Each instrument will be studied with the objective of learning the fundamentals of embouchure, tone production, hand and body position, breathing, ariticulation, intonation, care, and maintenance.

Friday, Monday, & Tuesday June 21, 24, & 25, 2013 (Must attend all 3 days)
Clinicians: Ms. Terrisa Ziek, Dr. Gary Ziek, and Dr. Nathan Gay



Session V
Summer Woodwind Techniques*

Looking to brush up on your Woodwind Skills or learn more about double reed instruments? Explore reed care and balancing? Learn more about the history of the woodwind family, its acoustics, solo literature, and color instruments (piccolo, alto flute, bass flute, Eb clarinet, bass clarinet, etc.)?

Please join us for Summer Woodwind Techniques, a class designed to address these issues and more. Hands on experience will be provided with the flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe and bassoon. This session is intended to begin, build or strengthen your woodwind knowledge and teacher effectiveness in the classroom with the objective of learning the fundamentals of embouchure, hand position, tone production, breath support, articulation, intonation, and proper maintenance.

If you need this course for alternative route certification, please inquire about signing up for additional credit (2) and contact the tacher of record for course requirements and procedures.

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Monday, and Tuesday June 26-28 and July 1-2, 2013 (Must attend all 5 days)
Clinicians: Dr. Catherine Bergman, Dr. Dawn McConkie, and Dr. Allan Comstock



*Sessions IV and V may be used to satisfy the brass and woodwind methods requirements for alternative certification