Your Passion, Their Success! Practicing Musician’s Symposium2021-10-11T05:13:24+00:00

Your Passion, Their Success!

Practicing Musician’s Symposium

For Concert Band and Orchestra Teachers

Thank you to our sponsors!

Practicing Musician extends a huge THANK YOU to everyone who attended or presented at our first annual symposium! All sessions were recorded and can be viewed below.

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Watch the Sessions!

Learn about an easy way to earn cash grants all year long from Beth Slusher – CEO of Give A Note Foundation:

Learn about the reasons Practicing Musician was built with Jake Douglass – founder and CEO of Practicing Musician:

Learn how to use all of Practicing Musician’s features. Originally presented by Founding Members Jessica Swanson and Shannon Waldo, but re-recorded due to technical difficulties.

Learn about Practicing Musician’s standards-based assessments with Dr. Frederick Burrack – Co-Chair of the Model Cornerstone Assessments for Music creation:

Learn ways to use Practicing Musician’s assessments to your advantage with Dr. Bret Smith – Assessment Coordinator at Central Washington University:

Learn how to integrate Practicing Musician and Flipgrid in a flipped classroom with Katie Wardrobe – founder and Director of Midnight Music:

Need additional training? Register for a free workshop or webinar.

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Symposium Speakers

Jake Douglass
Jake DouglassCEO/Founder Practicing Musician
Katie Wardrobe
Katie WardrobeFounder/Director Midnight Music
Frederick Burrack, Ph.D
Frederick Burrack, Ph.DCo-Chair of Model Cornerstone Assessment Development, Director of Assessment, Kansas State University
Bret Smith, Ph.D
Bret Smith, Ph.DProfessor, Faculty Legislative Representative, Assessment Coordinator

Roundtable Representatives

Nerissa Manela
Nerissa ManelaFounding Chair PD Roundtable
Join our team!
Join our team!Region 1 Representative

States in Region 1

Courtney Vance
Courtney VanceRegion 2 Representative

States in Region 2

Shannon Waldo
Shannon WaldoRegion 3 Representative

States in Region 3

Kim Lundgren
Kim LundgrenRegion 4 Representative

States in Region 4

Mary Ellen Hodges
Mary Ellen HodgesRegion 5 Representative

States in Region 5

Topics That Will Be Covered

  • Keeping Content Engaging
  • A New Age of Assessment
  • Looking Forward – Strategy Session
  • Accelerated Learning in a Flipped Classroom

Everyone who registers and attends will be entered to win one of two $100 Amazon gift cards to be used on materials for your classroom!
All you have to do is register, attend, and fill out a post symposium survey.
***You can gain extra entries by referring a friend!***


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