Midwest Clinic

New York State School Music Association Conference 2017

November 30 - December 3, 2017

Rochester Riverside Convention Center
123 E Main St
Rochester, NY 14604
United States

NYSSMA's winter conference has been held in Rochester, NY for the past 20 years, utilizing the Joseph A. Florenano Rochester Riverside Convention Center and the four adjoining hotels with the NYSSMA All-State concert being held at the Eastman Theater. There are typically up to 160 booths in the convention center that represent all phases of music education as well as many colleges from all over the country. The conference draws up to 2000 music educators, 890 All-State high school students, 2000+ music parents and several hundred members of groups to perform.

For more information, visit nyssma.org.

Clinic Details

Friday, December 1

8:15 AM

River Room at the Holiday Inn Downtown

REPERTOIRE FOR A REASON

Becky Bush

Come see and hear highly effective teaching repertoire for Grades 1 – 3. The focus will be on recent literature from a variety of publishers that provides opportunities for teaching and reinforcing technique from the middle school curriculum such as spiccato, shifting, extended positions, vibrato, and musicianship skills.

Friday, December 1

10:45 AM

HI Corinthian Room

TEACHING TERRIFIC TONE: Creating a Beautiful Sounding Orchestra

Becky Bush

Orchestra is a performance-based class so lets perform well! Come experience specific strategies for transforming the sound of your orchestra in just one rehearsal! This clinic will be filled with reminders for experienced teachers and is a must see for young string teachers.

Friday, December 1

10:45 AM

CC Highland CH

WARM-UP AND ENSEMBLE DEVELOPMENT EXERCISES THAT WORK

Peter Loel Boonshaft

This session offers specific exercises you can use to develop ensemble performance. These focused warm-ups isolate and target improvement in the areas of balance, blend, intonation, rhythm, rhythmic subdivision, listening, articulation, dynamics, and virtually every aspect of large ensemble playing. Useful for band conductors and teachers of any level: elementary school, middle school and high school.

Friday, December 1

7:00 PM

River Room at the Holiday Inn Downtown

SENSATIONAL STRING WARM UPS: Skills to Revolutionize Your Orchestra

Becky Bush

Completely revolutionize your orchestra in the first ten minutes of each rehearsal! A must see session for middle school and high school orchestra directors.

Friday, December 1

7:00 PM

CC Highland CH

TEACHING MUSIC WITH PURPOSE: 25 Things You Can Do Tomorrow To Improve Your Ensemble

Peter Loel Boonshaft

This session offers twenty-five simple things you can do to improve the quality of your ensemble, make any rehearsal more productive and energize the power of your teaching. Useful for teachers and conductors of any level and type of ensemble.

Saturday, December 2

8:15 AM

River Room at the Holiday Inn Downtown

TERRIFIC TIPS AND REHEARSAL STRATEGIES FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL ORCHESTRA

Becky Bush

Experience specific strategies for transforming your middle school orchestra rehearsals. This clinic will be filled with reminders for experienced teachers and is a must see for young string teachers.

Clinician Details

Becky Bush

Becky Bush

Becky Bush, Orchestra Director at Jenison Public Schools, was String Editor at Alfred Music, Adjunct Professor at Grand Valley State University, St. Cecilia Youth Orchestra Conductor, and founder of the Hudsonville Schools orchestra program. A graduate of the University of Michigan and GVSU, she has presented at national music conferences.

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Peter Boonshaft

Peter Loel Boonshaft

Called one of the most exciting and exhilarating voices in music education today, Peter Loel Boonshaft has been invited to speak or conduct in every state in the nation and around the world. Honored by the National Association for Music Education and Music For All as the first recipient of the “George M. Parks Award for Leadership in Music Education," Dr. Boonshaft has recently been named Director of Education for Jupiter Band Instruments.

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