Massachusetts Music Educators Association
All-State Conference 2018
March 1 - 3, 2018
Seaport Hotel/World Trade Center
One Seaport Lane
Boston, MA 02210
MMEA, the Massachusetts Music Educators Association, in affiliation with NAfME, the National Association for Music Education, is pleased to present our annual All State Conference and Exhibition March 1-3, 2018, at the Seaport Hotel/World Trade Center, in Boston, MA.The annual All-State Conference features as many as 120 sessions, several concert hours and casual concerts, and is attended by more than 800 music educators and 500 of Massachusetts' top student musicians performing band, orchestral, jazz and choral works.
For more information, visit massmea.org.
MEET ME IN THE MIDDLE: Choral Music for Middle School Voices
Join clinician Andy Beck as we sing through the best and most appropriate repertoire designed specifically for middle school singers. Music in this session will address your big concerns, like finding music for changing voices, balancing fun selections with educational repertoire, motivating teen singers, easy movement ideas, and more. A complimentary music packet will be given to each director in attendance.
LIFT EVERY VOICE AND SING: A Reading Session for Mixed Choirs
Come join fellow choral directors in song as Andy Beck presents exceptional new literature from Alfred Music. Discover solid concert, contest, and popular repertoire designed to bring out the very best in your intermediate to advanced choral ensembles. A complimentary music packet will be given to each director in attendance.
I WILL SING! New 2-Part Choral Repertoire
Don’t miss this “Sing and Learn” session with Andy Beck. See what’s new for 2-part treble choirs. Learn about the composers, effective vocal tips, easy movement ideas, and more! A complimentary music packet will be given to each director in attendance.
READY, SET, RESOURCES! General Music Materials
Sing, dance, play, and learn along with Andy Beck as he shares new and favorite resources designed especially for the general music classroom. From ready-to-go lesson plans, templates, and manipulatives to interactive white board software and complete performance programs, this session is overflowing with outstanding elementary music materials!
Andy Beck received a bachelor's degree in music education from Ithaca College and a master’s degree in music education from Northwest Missouri State University. Andy currently is the Director of Choral Publications at Alfred Music.
A prolific composer and arranger, he has over 450 popular choral works, vocal resources, and children’s musicals currently in print, including the highly regarded method books Sing at First Sight, Foundations in Choral Sight Singing and Vocalize! 45 Vocal Warm-Ups That Teach Technique. Andy is in demand as a guest conductor, choreographer, adjudicator, and clinician for educators and students throughout the United States and beyond.View Publications