Peter Boonshaft
Director of Bands,
Hofstra University

David Hawley
Smart Music Education Manager,
Make Music, Inc.

Bob Phillips
Director of String Publications,
Alfred Music Publishing

David Stanoch
Percussion Faculty/Author,
McNally Smith College of Music
Instrumental Innovations Workshop™ This workshop is an opportunity for you to get even more excited and inspired about teaching, in an atmosphere where you can meet with other local teachers, and interact with our internationally-renowned presenters. Attend motivational keynote sessions as well as reading sessions and practical workshops on topics such as, pedagogy, conducting, composing, arranging, and advocacy, by Peter Boonshaft, David Hawley, Bob Phillips, and David Stanoch.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
8:00 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012
8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


Crowne Plaza
Minneapolis North
2200 Freeway Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN 55430
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Supercharged two-day educational workshop from internationally known clinicians.
  • CEU certificates provided
  • Separate sessions for band, orchestra, and percussion
  • Conveniently located by Schmitt Music at Brooklyn Center

Schmitt Directors Center
at sdc@schmittmusic.com,
(866) 797-4560 or (763) 569-9085
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Each attendee will receive the following:
  1. Band or Orchestra Arrangement (Full Set-Any Level) *one set up to an $80 value
  2. Sound Innovations Correlated Performance Music Sales Arrangement (Grade 1) *Renaissance Fair or Two Celtic Dances
  3. Alfred Computer Bag
Registration fees:
College Students: $45 early bird/$95 regular; Professors: $90 early bird/$120 regular
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included on Day 1. Breakfast and lunch are included on Day 2.

8:00-8:45 a.m. Registration at the Crowne Plaza. Continental Breakfast and browsing at Schmitt Music Brooklyn Center (just down the street!).

8:45-9:30 a.m. Welcome and Keynote Session #1
  • Even a Fool Knows You Can't Touch the Stars, Peter Boonshaft
9:30-9:45 a.m. Break

9:45-10:45 a.m. Session #2
  • Band-Steps to Building Ensemble in Concert Band, Peter Boonshaft
  • Orchestra-Tone Up Your Orchestra, Bob Phillips
10:50 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Session #3
  • Unleashing the Power of Sound Innovations, Peter Boonshaft and Bob Phillips
12:00-12:45 p.m. Lunch

12:45-2:00 p.m. Session #4
  • Band-Teaching Music with Purpose: 25 Things You Can Do Tomorrow for a Wonderful Rehearsal, Peter Boonshaft
  • Strings-Top Ten Tips for Teaching Strings, Bob Phillips
3:00-3:15 p.m. Break

3:15-4:15 p.m. Session #5
  • Let's Talk: Scheduling, Class Size, Advocacy
4:20-5:45 p.m. Session #6
  • Recruiting and Retention, Bob Phillips and Peter Boonshaft
5:45-6:00 p.m. Break

6:00-7:00 p.m. Session #7
  • Band–Teaching Music with Promise: 25 MORE Things You Can Do Tomorrow for a Better Rehearsal, Peter Boonshaft
  • Strings–Bass-ically Bass, Bob Phillips
7:00-9:30 p.m. Workshop dinner followed by a Reception: Meet and Greet


8:00-8:45 a.m. Continental Breakfast and browsing at Schmitt Music Brooklyn Center.

8:45-9:40 a.m. Session #8
  • Inspired Teaching: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, Peter Boonshaft
9:45-10:45 a.m. Session #9
  • Preparing Your Ensemble for Performance, Bob Phillips and Peter Boonshaft
10:45-11:00 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Session #10
  • Percussion–Strategies for Optimizing the Rhythm Section in Jazz and Pop Repertoire, David Stanoch
  • Strings–Alternative Styles That Are Eclectic and/or Electric, Bob Phillips
12:00-12:45 p.m. Lunch

12:35-1:45 p.m. Tour Pro Shops at Brooklyn Center (walking distance from hotel); shop for repertoire OR build and print your own Sound Innovations book! Bring your computers.

1:45-2:30 p.m. Session #11
  • How To Use SmartMusic, Q&A, David Hawley
2:30-2:35 p.m. Break

2:35-3:35 p.m. Session #12
  • Do You Hear What I Hear, Bob Phillips
3:35-3:45 p.m. Break

3:45-4:30 p.m. Session #13
  • Closing Keynote and Wrap Up, Is It Talent or Genius, Peter Boonshaft
Schmitt Music open until 8pm