Friday, Nov 9, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM

Music Educators’ Clinic

The George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center
Getting there
1225 North Rampart Street, New Orleans, LA

An Interactive PD Clinic for ALL K-12 Band Directors, Music Teachers and Teaching Artists The New Orleans Arts Education Alliance, VH1 Save the Music Foundation and Artist Corps are excited to present a 3-part clinic with world-renowned music educator Peter Boonshaft to empower your classroom instruction: Unleashing the Power of
Sound Innovations
™: The Revolutionary New Band and String Method The complete curriculum and set of materials for beginners through high school,
Sound Innovations™ has produced highly effective student growth in districts around the country!
Thousands of teachers were asked what they wanted and didn't want in a method book for beginning band and strings, and the result was:
Sound Innovations™.
From the remarkably innovative features like integrated master class DVDs, every line of music recorded on onWare CD, SmartMusic, and included assessment rubrics students will be provided ample opportunities to create, perform, and respond.

We will also discuss
Sound Innovations™
Book 2
and the new
Sound Development for Intermediate String Orchestra,
Sound Development for Advanced String Orchestra, Ensemble Development for Intermediate Concert Band, Ensemble Development for Advanced Concert Band
and Ensemble Development for Young Concert Band. Each participating teacher will receive a free copy of the method book. Warm-Up and Ensemble Development Exercises That Work! 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. Teaching Music With Purpose: 25 Things You Can Do Tomorrow To Improve Your Ensemble Explore strategies to increase teacher effectiveness, hence student progress with these examples of best practices. This session offers 25 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 conductors of any level and type of ensemble. For band and orchestra directors. 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.
has recently been named Director of Education for Jupiter Band Instruments.
is the author of the critically acclaimed best-selling books
Teaching Music with Passion,
Teaching Music with Purpose,
Teaching Music with Promise.

He is also co-author of Alfred Music Publishing’s new method book series,
Sound Innovations for Band
Sound Innovations for Strings.

He is currently on the faculty of Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, where he is Professor of Music and Director of Bands.