Don’t Miss the 2015 OMEA General Music Professional Day!

Make sure to register for the 2015 General Music Professional Day!
Presenter: Jay Broeker


The Creative Curriculum: Getting Ready for the Year Ahead
BethAnn Hepburn, OMEA Event Chair

Hosted by the Ohio Music Education Association
Date: Saturday, August 29, 2015
Location: Henry Defer Intermediate School 1895 Annalane Dr. Streetsboro, OH 44241
Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM with breaks – but no lunch


Registration Information

Active Teacher: $40.00 (Pre-Registration Fee) (On-Site $45.00)
Full-time College/University Student: $15.00 (Pre-Registration Fee) (On-Site $20.00)
(Students to show student ID upon arrival on site)

Note: coffee/snacks provided. Free parking. Air-conditioned site.

Register Online Here!

Download the Mail-in Registration Form Here!

About the Clinician:

Jay Broeker teaches general music at The Blake School in Hopkins, Minnesota. Mr. Broeker holds both Kodály and Orff Schulwerk certification, and works as a clinician and consultant for national, state, and local music education organizations in the areas of creativity, curriculum development, and effective teaching practice. During the summer, he is an instructor in music teacher education courses at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, and the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. His commissioned choral works have been performed by national, regional, and state honor choirs and are published by Santa Barbara Music Publishing and by Boosey & Hawkes

About the Workshop: The Creative Curriculum: Fostering Understanding Through Improvisation and Composition

Musical improvisation and composition are highly sophisticated forms of “knowing in action”. They require that students integrate skills and understandings with a dynamic sense of “what works.” For this reason, creative musical projects provide ideal opportunities for exploring the depth of a student’s musical understanding. This workshop provides procedural models and sample materials with attention to sequential grade level examples for developing students’ musical understanding through composition and improvisation experiences. We will examine a sequence of activities for eliciting students’ creative responses and consider models for assessing the musical understanding inherent in each product or experience. Ohio Music Content standards will be linked to the model lessons done by Mr. Broeker throughout the day.


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