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2016
In-Service Conference
January 21-23, 2016
Renaissance Montgomery Hotel and Spa at the Convention Center
TABLE
OF
C ONTENTS
President’s Welcome ........................................................................................................................5
AMEA Governing Board and President’s Cabinet ............................................................................6
Get the Mobile App...........................................................................................................................6
Featured Performers and Speakers .................................................................................................9
President’s Reception.....................................................................................................................10
Lobby Performance Schedule ........................................................................................................10
Thursday at a Glance .....................................................................................................................13
Friday at a Glance ..........................................................................................................................14
Saturday at a Glance......................................................................................................................15
Rehearsal Schedules at a Glance..................................................................................................15
Complete Conference Schedule ...............................................................................................17-27
Alabama Wind Ensemble ...............................................................................................................28
Auburn Junior High School Mixed Choir ........................................................................................31
Boaz Intermediate School Honor Choir..........................................................................................32
The Birmingham Seven ..................................................................................................................33
The Crimson Jazz Quartet..............................................................................................................33
Faith Academy Senior Concert Choir .............................................................................................34
Grissom High School Symphonic Band II.......................................................................................35
James Clemens High School Wind Ensemble ...............................................................................36
Kitty Stone Singers .........................................................................................................................37
McAdory Middle School Jacket Singers .........................................................................................38
Mobile’s Singing Children ...............................................................................................................39
Oak Mountain Wind Ensemble .......................................................................................................40
Oak Mountain Middle School Advanced Symphonic Band ............................................................41
Oak Park Middle School Choir, UNITY ..........................................................................................42
Randolph Upper School Concert Choir ..........................................................................................43
Randolph School Middle School Percussion Ensembles...............................................................44
Shoals Symphony at UNA..............................................................................................................45
UAB Concert Choir .........................................................................................................................46
UNA Chamber Choir and Vocal Jazz Ensemble ............................................................................47
UNA Percussion Ensemble ............................................................................................................48
Posters to be Presented at the HED Research Poster Session ....................................................50
Conference Clinicians ...............................................................................................................52-59
AMEA Industry/Institutional Members.............................................................................................60
Exhibitors...................................................................................................................................63-67
AMEA Hall of Fame ........................................................................................................................68
Alabama’s National Board Certified Teachers in Music .................................................................68
AMEA Membership Honor Roll.......................................................................................................70
Advertisers
Alabama School of Fine Arts......................................................50
Alabama State University ...........................................................70
Auburn University Department of Music .....................................4
Clinie Tours...................................................................................7
D’Addario .....................................................................................8
Elvis Presley’s Graceland ...........................................................51
Gadsden Music Company ...........................................................69
Huntingdon College Bands .........................................................23
JSU, David L. Walters Department of Music .............................11
John M. Long School of Music ..................................................30
QuaverMusic.com .........................................................back cover
Mouchette Enterprises ................................................................27
Samford University School of the Arts.......................................16
UAB Department of Music.........................................................62
UAH Department of Music ........................................................71
University of Alabama Bands .......................................................2
University of Alabama Music Education Department................29
University of Montevallo............................................................12
UNA Department of Music and Dance.......................................61
University of South Alabama Department of Music ..................49
Warburton Musical Products.......................................................67
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P RESIDENT ’ S W ELCOME
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Welcome to the 2016 Professional
Development Conference and the
great city of Montgomery. With a host
of sessions, performances, and
exhibits involving participants from
throughout the state and across the
country, we hope you enjoy this
occasion to energize your passion for
teaching, reconnect with colleagues,
make new acquaintances, and
revitalize your commitment to the
profession. The AMEA Governing
Board and officers of our divisions worked tirelessly to organize a
meaningful professional development conference for all Alabama
music educators. I know you will be inspired to explore different
approaches to instruction that will enhance your practice and directly
benefit students in your classrooms.
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Alabama Music
Educators Association. Through our collective efforts, the AMEA
has become the leading organization dedicated to promoting the
advancement of music education through professional development,
curricular support, and advocacy. The 2016 conference schedule
clearly honors our traditions, and we should be proud of the
nationally recognized musicians, clinicians, and composers we’ve
gathered for our professional development. At the same time, the
numerous presentations by Alabama educators and ensembles
display the wealth of talent and accumulated wisdom across our great
state. I encourage everyone to listen deeply as our colleagues share
their perspectives and performances.
The highlights of this year’s conference include an inspirational
keynote with Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser, an advocacy keynote with Chris
Woodside, a reading band with Brian Balmages, orchestra clinics with
Soon Hee Newbold, choral clinics with Jeffrey Benson, elementary
sessions with Denise Gagne, a FAME session with Maribeth YoderWhite, and a Featured Performance on Thursday with the
internationally renowned brass quintet, the Boston Brass! The
AMEA Awards Ceremony will be held at the General Session on
Friday, before the keynote, and includes the presentation of the
AMEA Honor Roll, Young Composers Award, Outstanding Music
Educator Award, the Edward H. Cleino Outstanding Young Music
Educator Award and the AMEA Hall of Fame.
On Thursday morning, please join us at the Grand Opening of the
Exhibit Hall where we will feature a performance by The
Birmingham Seven. While we are there and throughout the
conference, I encourage everyone to visit with our exhibitors and
support the merchants who make our conference possible. On
Friday evening, everyone is invited to attend the President’s
Reception from 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm in Alabama Ballroom B. This
association-wide event is designed to promote collaboration and
mentorship across divisions and is sponsored by Group Travel
Network and Southern Performances.
The annual AMEA Professional Development Conference would
not be possible without the contributions of numerous volunteers.
I’d like to extend my appreciation to the AMEA Governing Board
members, division leaders, session presiders, conference volunteers,
and the numerous student-musicians who have diligently worked to
make this conference a success. Moreover, I especially want to
express my gratitude to Garry Taylor, who as Executive Director of
the AMEA spearheaded the preparation of the schedule,
coordination of the exhibits, creation of the conference program,
registration partnership with NAfME, and collaboration with our
conference hotels.
Finally, I hope you will join me and offer sincere appreciation to the
clinicians, conductors, and musicians for the time they spent
preparing their presentations and performances. Their efforts have
resulted in an extraordinary conference filled with opportunities to
grow and learn.
Friends, welcome back to Montgomery! Let us celebrate what has
come before, savor our current accomplishments, and look ahead to
an even brighter future.
Carl B. Hancock
President, Alabama Music Educators Association
Join us in the MPAC Friday at 10:30 AM for the
presentation of the 2016 AMEA awards:
AMEA Hall of Fame Class of 2016: Theresa McKibben and Vicki Portis
FAME Scholarship Recipient: Morgan Green, Hillcrest High School
Ed Cleino Outstanding Young Music Educator: Taylor Cash, Albertville City Schools
Outstanding Music Educator: Diane Orlofsky, Troy University
Alabama’s National Board Certified Teachers - Class of 2015
AMEA Honor Roll - Members who have 25 years of continuous service and increments of 5 years
Young Composers Competition Finalists
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AMEA Officers and Governing Board
President..........................................................................Carl Hancock
President-Elect............................... ...................................Susan Smith
Immediate Past President............... ................................Sara Womack
Treasurer/Registrar...............................................................Pat Stegall
Recording Secretary........................ ..............................Carla Gallahan
Executive Director.......................... ....................................Garry Taylor
ABA President.............................. ................................Micheal Holmes
AOA President........................... ...................................Sarah Schrader
AVA President............................ ...........................................Carl Davis
Elementary/General Pesident.......... ..............................Cliff Huckabee
Higher Education President............. ..............................James Zingara
Collegiate Advisor............................ ..................Edward “Ted” Hoffman
Collegiate President............................. .............................Thad Walker
Industry Membership Representative ...........................Becky Lightfoot
Editor, Ala Breve Magazine................................................Garry Taylor
ASDOE, Arts Education Specialist ............................... Andy Meadows
AMEA President’s Cabinet
Advanced Placement Theory Chair ....................................Amir Zaheri
Historian ..............................................................................Frank Buck
Jazz Education Chair .........................................................Mark Foster
Membership Chair ................................................................Pat Stegall
MIOSM Chair..............................................................Sarah McLendon
Music Reviewer - Choral................................................Diane Orlofsky
Music Reviewer - Wind Band.......................................David Ragsdale
Research Chair ................................................................Jane Kuehne
Special and Multicultural Education Chair ........................Ellary Draper
SMTE State Representative........................................Edward Hoffman
SRME State Representative.............................................Jane Kuehne
Teacher Education Chair ...................................Edward “Ted” Hoffman
Technology Chair. .............................................................David Raney
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For 29 years, Boston Brass has set
out to establish a one-of-a-kind
musical experience. From exciting
classical arrangements, to burning
jazz standards, and the best of the
original brass quintet repertoire,
Boston Brass treats audiences to a
unique brand of entertainment,
which captivates all ages. The
ensemble's lively repartee, touched
with humor and personality,
attempts to bridge the ocean of
classical formality to delight audiences in an evening of great
music and boisterous fun. The philosophy of Boston Brass is to
provide audiences with a wide selection of musical styles in unique
arrangements, provided in a friendly and fun atmosphere.
AMEA 2016 Featured Performers and Speakers
Boston Brass
Through over 100 performances each year, the members of
Boston Brass play to audiences at concerts, educational venues
and jazz festivals. In addition to solo performances, Boston Brass
regularly performs with orchestras, bands, organ, jazz bands and
a variety of other ensembles. They have performed in 49 states
and 30 countries and have conducted master classes around the
world including sessions and residencies at the Eastman School
of Music, The Julliard School, Shepherd School of Music at Rice
University, Peabody Conservatory of Music, University of North
Texas, Royal Academy of Music in London, Yong Siew Toh
Conservatory at the National University of Singapore and
Mahidol University in Bangkok.
Dr. Maribeth Yoder-White has taught choral and general music education in Pre-K through university settings at public
and private institutions. She has a distinguished record as a choral clinician and has conducted state and regional elementary,
middle, and high school honors choruses throughout the country. The North Carolina American Choral Directors
Association awarded Yoder-White the Lara Hoggard Award for distinguished service in choral music in North Carolina. An
active educational consultant, Yoder-White presents professional development for teachers through workshops,
demonstration lessons, and arts-integrated curriculum design. Dr. Yoder-White is a recognized Orff-Schulwerk specialist
who teaches Orff-Schulwerk teacher education courses and presents professional development sessions for school districts
and at state, regional, national, and international conferences. Dr. Yoder-White has served in leadership with many
professional organizations including serving as President of the Southern Division of the National Association for Music
Education, President of the North Carolina Music Educators Association, and President of the North Carolina American
Choral Directors Association.
Christopher Woodside returned to the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) in August of 2010 to
assume the position of Assistant Executive Director heading the association’s Center for Advocacy and Constituency
Engagement. In his current capacity, Christopher manages NAfME’s advocacy staff, directs, controls and oversees
all issues with relation to the development and implementation of the association’s large-scale advocacy and public
affairs agendas, serves as NAfME’s primary lobbying presence on Capitol Hill, and facilitates music education’s
newest collaborative advocacy venture: The Music Education Policy Roundtable. Previously, Christopher served as
the Policy Coordinator for The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, in his first tenure with MENC,
as the Director of Government Relations and Outreach, and as a Legislative aide to Representative Chris Van Hollen
from Maryland’s 8th district. Christopher received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Miami University.
Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser began his teaching career at Northern Michigan University. He then moved to the University of
Missouri, and from there to New Mexico State University. During that time, Tim developed highly acclaimed groups in both
instrumental and vocal music. In 1981, Tim created Attitude Concepts for Today, Inc., an organization designed to manage
the many requests for teacher inservice workshops, student leadership seminars, and convention speaking engagements
focusing on the area of effective leadership training. After thirty-plus years of clinic presentations, some three million students
have experienced one of his popular sessions. Tim presently serves as Vice President of Education for Conn-Selmer, Inc. He
is a nationally recognized voice touting the importance of arts education for every child. His books, produced by G.I.A.
Publications, Inc., continue to be bestsellers in the educational community. He is also co-author of popular band method,
Essential Elements, as well as the Senior Educational Consultant for Hal Leonard, Inc. Tim is also the Senior Educational
Advisor for Music for All, and NAMM (The National Association of Music Merchants). He holds degrees from Ball State
University and the University of Alabama. He is presently the Chair of the National Association for Music Education Music
Honor Society (Tri-M).
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Join us for the President’s Reception
Sponsored by Group Travel Network and Southern Performances
Friday, January 22
9:30 - 11:00 PM
Renaissance, Alabama Ballroom B
Hors d'oeuvres and Cash Bar
(a complimentary beverage coupon good for one beer, wine, soft drink or bottled water will be given
to registered attendees and exhibitors at the door - Wear your badge!)
Entertainment provided by the Crimson Jazz Faculty Quartet
Support our Sponsors!
Group Travel Network
&
Southern Performances
Lobby Performances
All lobby performances will be in the lobby outside Exhibit Halls B & C
Thursday, January 21, 2016
10:00 a.m.
Birmingham Seven
(Grand Opening of the Exhibits - inside Exhibit Hall C)
2:00 p.m.
Montgomery Music Project & BTW Strings
4:00 p.m.
Shades Valley High School Saxophone Quartet
Friday, January 22, 2016
8:30 a.m.
Alabama State University Student Brass Quintet
11:00 a.m.
Alabama Christian Academy Chamber Ensembles
3:30 p.m.
Auburn High School Chamber Ensembles
4:45 p.m.
Alabama State University Trebled Soul Vocal Jazz Ensemble
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February 19-20, 2016
February 26-27, 2016
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NOV. 14, 2015
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MARCH 12, 2016
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T HURSDAY
AT A
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Concer ts
Boaz Intermediate School Honor Choir
Oak Park Middle School Unity
Randolph Upper School Concert Choir
Grissom High School Symphonic Band II
Miriam Richey
Stacy Owens
Christopher Walters
Theo Vernon
MPAC
Alabama Ballroom A
Alabama Ballroom A
MPAC
10:30 am
1:00 pm
1:00 pm
1:15 pm
Shoals Symphony at UNA
Daniel Stevens
MPAC
3:30 pm
HED Recital
Mobile’s Singing Children Concert Choir
Faith Academy Senior Concert Choir
Auburn Junior High Mixed Choir
McAdory Middle School Jacket Singers
Susan Hoitt
Amanda Goins
Theresa Rhyne
Ben Cook
Alabama Ballroom A
Alabama Ballroom A
Alabama Ballroom A
Alabama Ballroom A
Alabama Ballroom A
4:30 pm
7:30 pm
7:30 pm
7:30 pm
7:30 pm
James Clemons High School Wind Ensemble
Keith Anderson
MPAC
7:30 pm
Boston Brass
Badge or ticket required
MPAC
8:30 pm
Clinic Sessions
Ostinati, Descants, and Other Musical Marvels
Reading Session with Jeffrey Benson
Essential Elements
Finding Notes Among the Notes: Being the Catalyst ...
Panel: What to Expect When Expecting a Lab or Intern Student
Picking the Perfect Piece for Your Concert
Keynote: Choosing Excellence is Easy...
Rhythm Instrument Fun
A Successful First 5 Years in the Classroom
Music Teacher Educator Roundtable
We All Perform On the Same Stage...
Movement to Make Your Choir Come Alive
Listening Fun with Scarves, Tennis Balls and More!
The Proof is in the Process: Concert Band 101
The Frenzied Instrumental Conductor's Guide...
The Musician/Performer As A Sole Proprietor
Building Success in the Small School...
iPad and iPhone Apps for Music Education
Sound Use of Space: Ensemble Seating
Sight-Singing: You Can Teach Them to Read
Ukulele and Guitar in the Elementary Music Classroom
AOA Reading Session
Shut the Front Door: Recruitment and Retention ...
Maximizing the Potential of Your Horn Players...
Programming With Passion
Sensational Singing Games and Folk Dances...
Roger Sams
Jeffrey Benson
Tim Lautzenheiser
Joshua Wine
Jane Kuehne, Moderator
Soon Hee Newbold
Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser
Denise Gagne
Gene Butler
Edward (Ted) Hoffman
Joseph Brennan
Jeffrey Benson
Denise Gagne
Randall Coleman
Gary Stith
Mildred Lanier
Bubbett, Inglis, Cude
Scott Phillips
John Ginocchio
Jane Kuehne
Denise Gagne
Soon Hee Newbold
Rebecca Rodgers Warren
Charles “Skip” Snead
Jeffrey Benson
Denise Gagne
Embassy Suites
Renaissance, Ballroom A
Renaissance, Ballroom B
Renaissance, Ballroom E
Renaissance, Montgomery 5
Renaissance, Riverview 3
MPAC
Embassy Suites
Renaissance, Ballroom CD
Renaissance, Ballroom E
Renaissance, Riverview 3
Renaissance, Ballroom A
Embassy Suites
Renaissance, Ballroom B
Renaissance, Ballroom CD
Renaissance, Ballroom E
Renaissance, Ballroom B
Renaissance, Ballroom CD
Renaissance, Ballroom E
Renaissance, Montgomery 5
Embassy Suites
MPAC
Renaissance, Ballroom CD
Renaissance, Ballroom E
Renaissance, Montgomery 5
Renaissance, Ballroom CD
9:00 am
9:00 am
9:00 am
9:00 am
9:00 am
9:00 am
10:30 am
1:00 pm
1:00 pm
1:00 pm
1:00 pm
2:15 pm
2:15 pm
2:15 pm
2:15 pm
2:15 pm
3:30 pm
3:30 pm
3:30 pm
3:30 pm
4:30 pm
4:30 pm
4:30 pm
4:30 pm
4:30 pm
7:30 pm
Other Events
AMEA Leadership Breakfast
Ala Ballroom CD
7:45 am
Exhibits Grand Opening (Birmingham Seven)
AMEA General Session (Business Meeting)
HED Luncheon
Past-President’s Luncheon
Exhibit Hall C
MPAC
Riverview 4
Riverview 2
HED Reception
Riverview 4
5:45 pm
Collegiate Mixer
Embassy Suites
5:45 pm
10:00 am
10:30 am
12:00 pm
12:00 pm
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Concer ts
Randolph School Middle School Percussion Ensemble
UNA Percussion Ensemble
Kitty Stone Elementary School Singers
Oak Mountain Middle School Advanced Symphonic Band
UNA Concert Choir & Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Oak Mountain High School Wind Ensemble
UAB Concert Choir
Alabama Wind Ensemble
Alabama Honor Choir
Andrew Kruspe
Tracy Wiggins
Lisa Gillespie & Cheryl Wight
Heather Holmes
Ian Loeppky
Kevin Ownby & Travis Bender
Brian Kittredge
Ken Ozzello
Tucker Biddlecombe
MPAC
MPAC
MPAC
MPAC
Alabama Ballroom A
MPAC
Alabama Ballroom A
MPAC
Alabama Ballroom A
8:00 am
8:00 am
10:30 am
3:30 pm
7:00 pm
7:00 pm
7:00 pm
7:00 pm
7:00 pm
Clinic Sessions
Technology for the Modern Choir Director
Scott L. Phillips
Alabama Ballroom A
8:00 am
The Singing Voice – Our Primary Instrument
Roger Sams
Alabama Ballroom CD
8:00 am
Classroom Management 201: Handling Minor Confrontations...
Anne C. Witt
Alabama Ballroom E
8:00 am
Making Music Together: Teaching Strategies...
Ellary Draper
Montgomery 5
8:00 am
HED Discussion Panel 2016
James Zingara, Moderator
Branding Made Easy: Using Social Media to Promote Your Program Frank Buck
Alabama Ballroom CD
Alabama Ballroom E
9:15 am
9:15 am
Vocal Warmups and Energizers
Denise Gagne
Montgomery 5
9:15 am
The Publishing Process: How it Works and How to Submit
Soon Hee Newbold
Riverview 3
Keynote- Think Beyond the Bubbles
Chris Woodside
MPAC
10:30 am
ABA Reading Session with Alabama Wind Ensemble
Brian Balmages
MPAC
1:15 pm
The Singer's Body: Addressing common tensions...
Susan Williams
Alabama Ballroom A
1:15 pm
Bow Games and Twinkle and Solfege, Oh My!
Caroline Nordlund
Riverview 3
1:15 pm
NO MORE LIMITATIONS! Composing and Choosing Music...
Brian Balmages
Alabama Ballroom B
2:30 pm
Inspire Excellence in Your Young Band
Bruce Pearson
Alabama Ballroom E
2:30 pm
New Teachers, Veteran Teachers: We All Have a Role...
Matthew Talbert & Phillip Riggs
Embassy Suites
2:30 pm
Why am I singing this Song? Choosing Repertoire...
Marvin E. Latimer Jr.
Alabama Ballroom A
2:30 pm
Music and Language Learners
Tiffani Stricklin
Alabama Ballroom CD
2:30 pm
Teaching Can Be Fun Again with Quaver!
Otto Gross
Montgomery 5
2:30 pm
Ten Lessons In Jazz Improvisation
Mike Steinel
Montgomery 7
2:30 pm
Survival Strategies: Thriving in your First Year at a New School
Stuart Ivey
Embassy Suites
3:30 pm
Bridging Cultural and Racial Divides to Start a Choir Program...
Creating an Interactive Notebook in General Music Classes
Conrad Weber
Kelly Hollingsworth
Alabama Ballroom A
Alabama Ballroom CD
3:30 pm
3:30 pm
Come Swim in the “Shark Tank” with ChordBuddy...
Ben Watson
Alabama Ballroom E
3:30 pm
Using Social Media in the Applied Studio
Denise Gainey
Montgomery 5
3:30 pm
Rewired: The Incredible Benefits of Getting Back to Basics...
Boston Brass
Alabama Ballroom B
4:30 pm
Play Parties Plus!
Roger Sams
Alabama Ballroom CD
7:00 pm
9:15 am
Other Events
ABA Business Meeting
AMEA Awards/Keynote
Collegiate Luncheon
Phi Beta Mu Luncheon
ACDA Luncheon
HED Research Poster Session
AOA Business Meeting
Collegiate Reception
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Ala Ballroom CD
MPAC
Embassy Suites
Ala Ballroom CD
Riverview 2
Exhibit Hall Lobby
Riverview 3
Embassy Suites
9:15 am
10:30 am
11:45 am
12:00 pm
12:00 pm
1:00 pm
3:30 pm
5:45 pm
S ATURDAY
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Concer ts
Alabama All-State Show Choir
Paul Gulsvig & Kye Brackett
MPAC
9:15 am
Alabama All-State Jazz Gold, Silver, Bronze, and MS
Mike Steinel, Chip Crotts, Bryan Hooten and David Allinder
MPAC
10:30 am
Clinic Sessions
Hand Drums, Rhythm Sticks and other Untuned Percussion
Roger Sams
Embassy Suites
8:00 am
The Music Education Majors TOP TEN: What You Need To Do... George R. Boulden
Alabama Ballroom CD
8:00 am
Injury Prevention for the String Studio...
Daniel Stevens
Alabama Ballroom E
8:00 am
Exploring to Knowing: Defining the Path to Music Literacy...
Gail Kopetz
Embassy Suites
9:15 am
Upgrading Your Ensemble by Strengthening the Clarinet Section
Beth Fabrizio
Alabama Ballroom A
9:15 am
Teaching in a Rural Setting-Keys to Success! (Panel)
Timothy Heath, Moderator
Alabama Ballroom B
9:15 am
Got Strings?
David Pryor
Alabama Ballroom CD
9:15 am
Improvisation in the General Music Classroom
Roger Sams
Embassy Suites
10:30 am
Ready? Set? Go! You have six minutes and 40 seconds to share...
Carl Hancock, Moderator
Alabama Ballroom CD
10:30 am
Other Events
ABA General Meeting
Ala Ballroom B
8:00 am
AVA Executive Board Meeting
Ala Ballroom A
8:00 am
AMEA Governing Board Meeting
Riverview 2
1:00 pm
R EHEARSAL S CHEDULES
Alabama Honor Choir
Rehearsal Schedule
Renaissance, Exhibit Hall A
All-State Show Choir
Rehearsal Schedule
Renaissance, Exhibit Hall B
Thursday, Jan. 21
9:00 - 9:30 A.M. - Registration
Rehearsals
9:30 - 11:00 A.M.
1:30 - 5:30 P.M.
7:30 - 10:00 P.M.
Wednesday, Jan. 20
5:30 - 6:00 P.M. - Registration
6:00 - 9:00 P.M.
Friday, Jan. 22
Rehearsals
9:00 - 11:30 A.M.
1:30 - 3:30 P.M.
Dress Rehearsal
6:20 - 6:45 P.M.
(Alabama Ballroom A)
Performance
Friday, Jan. 22, 7:00 P.M.
(Alabama Ballroom A)
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All-State Jazz Bands
Rehearsal Schedule
Renaissance Montgomery 1, 6,
7 and Riverview 7
Thursday, Jan. 21
Registration (Montgomery 7)
1:45 - 2:45 P.M.
Thursday, Jan. 21
9:00 A. M. - 12:00 P.M.
2:00 - 5:00 P.M.
7:00 - 9:30 P.M.
Rehearsals
3:00 - 5:00 P.M.
7:00 - 9:00 P.M.
Friday, Jan. 22
9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
2:00 - 5:00 P.M.
7:00 P.M. (if determined necessary)
Friday, Jan. 22
Rehearsals
9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
1:30 - 4:30 P.M.
6:30 - 8:00 P.M.
Saturday, Jan. 23
Dress Rehearsal
(Montgomery Performing Arts Center)
7:30 - 8:45 A.M.
Saturday, Jan. 23
Final Rehearsal
(in Rehearsal Rooms)
9:00 - 10:00 A.M.
Performance
Saturday, Jan. 23, 9:15 A.M.
(Montgomery Performing Arts Center)
Performance
Saturday, Jan. 23, 10:30 A.M.
(Montgomery Performing Arts Center)
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2016 Conference Schedule
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
5:00-7:00 PM
AMEA Governing Board Meeting - Renaissance, Riverview 2
5:30-6:00 PM
All-State Show Choir Registration - Exhibit Hall B
6:00-9:00 PM
All-State Show Choir Rehearsal - Exhibit Hall B
7:15-9:30 PM
ABA Governing Board Meeting - Renaissance, Riverview 1
7:15-9:30 PM
AOA Governing Board Meeting - Renaissance, Riverview 3
7:15-9:30 PM
AVA Governing Board Meeting - Renaissance, Riverview 4
7:15-9:30 PM
Collegiate Division Governing Board Meeting - Renaissance, Riverview Boardroom
7:45-8:45 AM
AMEA Leadership Breakfast - Renaissance, Ballroom CD
Keep Calm and Lead On: Celebrating Excellence and Serving
Featured Speaker: Maribeth Yoder-White - President, Southern Division NAfME
8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Conference Registration - Renaissance Registration Booth
9:00-9:30 AM
Alabama Honor Choir Registration - Exhibit Hall A
9:00-9:50 AM
Interest Session - Renaissance, Montgomery 5
Panel: What to Expect When Expecting a Lab or Intern Student - Jane Kuehne, Moderator
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Panel Participants: Jane M. Kuehne, Michael McGlynn, Phil Wilson, Karen Hickok, Deanna Marshall, Allyson Petrone, Erin Redden, Teresa
Rhyne, and Faye Haag. Through purposeful discussion with university and experienced teachers in general, instrumental, and vocal areas,
participants will explore successful approaches to working with undergraduate lab and intern students to help instill in them quality teaching
skills, and a clear understanding of the personal and professional requirements for a successful music teaching career. Participants will explore
pitfalls to avoid and avenues for successful lab and intern student integration into the classroom and school.
9:00-9:50 AM
AVA Reading Session - Renaissance, Ballroom A
Jeffrey Benson, Clinician
9:00-9:50 AM
Interest Session - Renaissance, Ballroom E
Finding Notes Among the Notes: Being the Catalyst for Cross-Curricular Teaching and Integration of Music in Your School.
Joshua Wine, Clinician
The purpose of this clinic is to provide educators at all levels with tools and suggestions for how they can aid in professionally developing their
faculty and staff in the integration of music in their classroom. These skills will serve a twin purpose by both enriching the learning environment
of the school, and also advocating for the importance of the arts in the core curriculum. We must equip ourselves to be the champion of our
program's relevance.
9:00-9:50 AM
Interest Session - Embassy Suites
Ostinati, Descants, and Other Musical Marvels - Roger Sams, Clinician
Kodály teachers call it part work. Orff teachers call it ensemble. It doesn't matter what you call it, you're going to be cultivating your students'
capacity to perform multiple parts at the same time. Come explore ways to support skill development through use of ostinati, descants, and
countermelodies. These lessons are active and playful, while retaining a focus on skills and understandings.
9:00-9:50 AM
Interest Session - Renaissance, Riverview 3
Picking the Perfect Piece for Your Concert - Soon Hee Newbold, Clinician
What does it take to create the perfect program? This session will discuss difficulty levels, techniques learned, audience connection, and different
genres. Take an in depth look at some of Soon Hee's personal favorites and a unique perspective on her own compositions. Get tips and advice
on composing and arranging particularly for orchestra and strings.
9:00-9:50 AM
Interest Session - Renaissance, Ballroom B
Essential Elements - Tim Lautzenheiser, Clinician
This clinic, combining proven pedagogy with cutting-edge technology, focuses on positive techniques to develop beginners and retain them as
music makers for a lifetime.
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Thursday, January 21, 2016
9:00-11:00 AM
Alabama Honor Choir Rehearsal - Exhibit Hall A
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
All-State Show Choir Rehearsal - Exhibit Hall B
9:00 AM-4:00 PM
FAME - Riverview 1
10:00 AM
Grand Opening of the Exhibits - Renaissance, Exhibit Hall C - Open until 5:00 PM
Featured Performance by the Birmingham Seven
10:30 AM-12:00 PM
AMEA General Session - Montgomery Performing Arts Center
Choosing Excellence is Easy: Maintaining it is the Key to Success - Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser, Keynote
We are all committed to excellence in our teaching; however, the journey offers some interesting twists and turns. We lead our students to quality
by constantly improving ourselves. Success begets success.
Boaz Intermediate School Honor Choir - Miriam Richey, Conductor
12:00-1:00 PM
AMEA Past President’s Luncheon - Renaissance, Riverview 2
12:00-1:00 PM
HED Luncheon - Renaissance, Riverview 4
1:00-2:00 PM
AVA Performance Session - Renaissance, Ballroom A
Randolph School Concert Choir - Christopher M. Walters, Conductor
Oak Park Middle School Unity - Stacy Owens, Conductor
1:00-2:00 PM
Interest Session - Embassy Suites
Rhythm Instrument Fun - Denise Gagne, Clinician
Rhythm instruments are tons of fun. Learn strategies for using instruments that will give your students opportunities to make music with
instruments --- without chaos! You’ll use instruments to keep a beat, to create sound effects, to create percussion pieces, to explore loud/quiet,
fast/slow and to help develop listening skills. You’ll learn strategies for helping your students become better readers. You’ll use instruments
to play along with classical music, and you’ll use them to create accompaniments for stories. You’ll improvise and create your own compositions.
This session will give you many ideas for using non-pitched percussion with your preK - Grade 5 students.
1:00-2:00 PM
Interest Session - Renaissance, Ballroom CD
A Successful First 5 Years in the Classroom - Gene Butler, Clinician
This session will cover steps to a having a successful first 5 years in the classroom. Many beginning teachers have missteps in their first few
years of teaching. It is not the misstep that defines failure or success, it is the response you choose to take to the misstep. The session will
give insight on how to react to some of these situations and other steps that can be taken to have a successful first 5 years in the classroom.
1:00-2:00 PM
Interest Session - Renaissance, Riverview 3
We All Perform On the Same Stage - Improving the Ensemble Skills Of Your Secondary String Players
Joseph Brennan, Clinician
“We All Perform On the Same Stage” and "Just because you can play it by yourself, doesn't mean that you can play it with the rest of us”. If
these phrases apply to you and your students, then this session is for you. Learn ways to improve rhythmic accuracy, intonation, and artistic
expression of string players in secondary ensembles. Give your students the skills necessary to participate more fully in the ensemble. Rehearsal
techniques, use of technology, assessments, and chamber groups will be discussed. Skills are given a hierarchy and related to specific musical
elements. These skills are then directly related to the playing skills and technique of an orchestral stringed instrument. Musical examples are
used to show how these skills are developed in each rehearsal. Rehearsal techniques are rooted in the concepts of Music Learning Theory with
the goal being that each student has an ownership of the musical content and the skills necessary to perform better by design rather than by
chance in any type of ensemble setting. Many of these rehearsal techniques can also be adapted for other types of instrumental, as well as, vocal
ensembles. With this session comes a handout containing 30 phrases and analogies that can be used in the rehearsal to help students improve
their participation and understanding of what it means to perform in an ensemble.
1:00-2:00 PM
Interest Session - Renaissance, Ballroom E
Music Teacher Educator Roundtable - Ted Hoffman, Moderator
A roundtable discussion for music teacher educators and other concerned college and university faculty. Topics for conversation will include:
Alabama State Department of Education mandates, innovative undergraduate and graduate coursework and field experiences, implementation
of EdTPA, and the National Core Arts Standards.
1:15-2:00 PM
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ABA Performance Session - Montgomery Performing Arts Center
Grissom High School Symphonic Band II - Theo Vernon, Conductor
Thursday, January 21, 2016
1:30-5:30 PM
Alabama Honor Choir Rehearsal - Exhibit Hall A
1:45-2:45 PM
All-State Jazz Bands Registration/Check-In - Renaissance, Montgomery 7
2:00-5:00 PM
All-State Show Choir Rehearsal - Exhibit Hall B
2:15-3:15 PM
Interest Session - Embassy Suites
Listening Fun with Scarves, Tennis Balls and More! - Denise Gagne, Clinician
Have fun moving with scarves, paper plates, parachutes, ribbons, tennis balls and cups to music! Make classical music listening the requested
activity in your classroom with these fun activities! Learn some assessment strategies and ways to help improve audience behavior - of your
students and their parents. In this session, Denise will lead participants through active listening lessons using many different props and
manipulatives: scarves, paper plates, parachutes, ribbons, tennis balls and cups. From your PreK to 5th Grade, students will be engaged by
the activities and will request them over and over again. Denise will also address assessment of listening skills and audience behavior in the
session. The attendees will come away with wonderful, engaging activities for their students. This is a participatory session, and even teachers
who like to sit in the back of the room will be engaged.
2:15-3:15 PM
Interest Session - Renaissance, Ballroom B
The Proof is in the Process: Concert Band 101 - Randall Coleman, Clinician
A successful experience for our students in concert band is based on a well-designed, thoughtful process over the period of a year. During
this session, attendees with -Walk the Process- of a high-achieving concert band program and be exposed to a step by step process to help make
their concert ensembles play with better intonation, rhythmic stability, balance and blend.
2:15-3:15 PM
Interest Session - Renaissance, Ballroom CD
The Frenzied Instrumental Conductor's Guide to Score Preparation - Gary Stith, Clinician
This engaging clinic will present systematic, thorough and time saving score & rehearsal preparation strategies utilizing Gary-s innovative Score
and Rehearsal Preparation Worksheet. This session will prove enormously valuable for practicing band and orchestra conductors from the
elementary school level to those leading middle school, high school, university and professional ensembles.
2:15-3:15 PM
Interest Session - Renaissance, Ballroom A
Movement to Make Your Choir Come Alive - Jeffrey Benson, Clinician
Those who do the work, do the learning! This session will provide techniques for including movement and engaging the singer in ways to
improve tone, intonation, rhythm, phrasing, dynamics, articulation, and the overall musician.
2:15-3:15 PM
Interest Session - Renaissance, Ballroom E
The Musician/Performer As A Sole Proprietor - Mildred Lanier, Clinician
Very often in the traditional music schools, educators and students are often faced with the challenge of validating the music major and the
overall contribution of the study of music on student learning and preparation for life. This is often indicated with the foreboding question
"how will you make a living in music." This session will address this concern by providing a discussion on the broader scope of music as a
business and the musician/performer as a sole proprietor.
3:00-5:00 PM
All-State Jazz Bands Rehearsal
Gold Band - Renaissance, Montgomery 7
Bronze Band - Renaissance, Montgomery 6
Silver Band - Renaissance, Montgomery 1
Middle School Band - Renaissance, Riverview 7
3:30-4:20 PM
AOA Performance Session - Montgomery Performing Arts Center
Shoals Symphony at UNA - Daniel Stevens, Conductor
3:30-4:20 PM
Interest Session - Renaissance, Ballroom A
Sight-Singing: You Can Teach Them To Read - Jane Kuehne, Clinician
Where and when should the music reading process begin? This session will examine existing approaches for teaching music reading and explore
the decision-making and planning processes for successfully teaching students to read music.
3:30-4:20 PM
Interest Session - Embassy Suites
Stories That Sing - Integrating Literacy Skills into the Music Classroom - Jeanette Shorey, Clinician
What do you mean, you want me to teach literacy skills?? I'm a music teacher! If you have had this conversation recently, Stories that Sing is
the workshop for you! Channel your inner reading teacher in this workshop designed to teach you how to integrate literacy skill into your general
music classroom, without losing ANY of your curriculum. You will leave with a comprehensive list of children's literature that works in your
classroom, as well as the skills to make any story sing.
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Thursday, January 21, 2016
3:30-4:20 PM
Interest Session - Renaissance, Ballroom E
Sound Use of Space: Ensemble Seating - John Ginocchio, Clinician
This session will introduce concepts in ensemble seating used by the nation's top conductors and ensembles. Participants will examine potential
strengths of each concept for ensembles of all sizes, instrumentations, and abilities, and will leave with notions of how their ensembles may
be configured to elicit the best results.
3:30-4:20 PM
Interest Session - Renaissance, Ballroom B
Building Success in the Small School (or any sized school) Band Program
Jon Bubbettt, Gene Inglis, Jim Cude, Clinicians
The clinicians will each discuss methods to help in building consistent success in small school bands. Each individual will give information unique
to their program, school and community. There will be a brief question and answer period the end of the session. This is the same clinic we
presented at the 2014 Midwest Clinic.
3:30-4:20 PM
Interest Session - Renaissance, Ballroom CD
iPad and iPhone Apps for Music Education - Scott Phillips, Clinician
Smartphones and tablets have changed the way we interact with the world. They also put at our fingertips, great resources for teaching music.
From playing back music, to reading scores, to recording ensembles, to communicating with students and parents, the number of useful apps
is almost limitless. In this session, attendees will learn about the best teacher tried and tested apps for the modern music educator.
4:30-5:30 PM
HED Recital - Renaissance, Ballroom A
4:30-5:30 PM
Interest Session - Renaissance, Ballroom E
Maximizing the Potential of Your Middle and High School Horn Players, Do's and Dont's
Charles G "Skip" Snead, Clinician
Information, handouts, pictures, and diagrams will be provided showing the best ways to start a young horn player and effectively cultivate their
skills over a public (middle and high) school career, developing them into a strong player with excellent tone and technique.
4:30-5:30 PM
Interest Session - Embassy Suites
Ukulele and Guitar in the Elementary Music Classroom - Denise Gagne, Clinician
Students love to play ukeleles and guitar! In this session, you’ll learn strategies that help with the difficulties of tuning 30 instruments! You’ll
learn how to get your students playing and singing songs on the first day! Bring your ukelele or guitar with you to this session and have fun
playing and singing. Your handout will include easy songs for you to use in your own classroom!
4:30-5:30 PM
Interest Session - Renaissance, Montgomery 5
Programming with Passion - Jeffrey Benson, Clinician
Choosing fabulous literature is one of the most important things we do for our choirs. This session will include repertoire ideas and how to
program more effectively and creatively for your choirs and your audience.
4:30-5:30 PM
Interest Session - Renaissance, Ballroom CD
Shut the Front Door: Recruitment and Retention for Beginning Band
Rebecca (Becky) Rodgers Warren, Clinician
Clinician will provide a detailed, systematic approach to recruitment. Included will be how to present an instrument "petting zoo", performance
ideas, using classroom teachers as an ally, letters and hand-outs for parents, and more. Mandan Middle School Bands have grown to include
50% of student population using this very defined program. It will bring greater numbers to all programs. This session is sponsored by
Gadsden Music Company and Burns Tours.
4:30-5:30 PM
AOA Reading Session - Montgomery Performing Arts Center
Soon Hee Newbold, Clinician
Sponsored by JW Pepper. Bring your instruments!
5:45-6:45 PM
Troy University School of Music Alumni Reception - Renaissance, Riverview 2
5:45-6:45 PM
HED Reception - Renaissance, Riverview 4
7:00-9:00 PM
All-State Jazz Bands Rehearsal
Gold Band - Renaissance, Montgomery 7
Bronze Band - Renaissance, Montgomery 6
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Silver Band - Renaissance, Montgomery 1
Middle School Band - Renaissance, Riverview 7
Thursday, January 21, 2016
7:00-9:30 PM
All-State Show Choir Rehearsal - Exhibit Hall B
7:30-8:30 PM
Interest Session - Renaissance, Ballroom CD
Sensational Singing Games and Folk Dances for K-6 Classrooms - Denise Gagne, Clinician
Children everywhere love singing games. Teach rhythm and melody reading using your student’s favorite games! Teach social skills, multicultural
material, and more through games! In this session, you’ll participate, play games and have fun learning about music.
7:30-8:15 PM
ABA Performance Session - Montgomery Performing Arts Center
James Clemens High School Wind Ensemble - Keith Anderson, Conductor
7:30-9:30 PM
AVA Performance Session - Renaissance, Ballroom A
Mobile’s Singing Children - Susan Hoitt, Conductor
Faith Academy Senior Concert Choir - Amanda Goins, Conductor
Auburn Junior HS Mixed Choir - Teresa Rhyne, Conductor
McAdory Middle School Jacket Singers - Ben Cook, Conductor
7:30-10:00 PM
Alabama Honor Choir Rehearsal - Exhibit Hall A
8:30-9:30 PM
Featured Performance - Montgomery Performing Arts Center
Boston Brass (Badge or ticket required) Sponsored by AMEA and Jupiter Band Instruments
Friday, January 22, 2016
7:30 AM-1:00 PM
Conference Registration - Renaissance Registration Booth
8:00-9:00 AM
ABA Performance Session - Montgomery Performing Arts Center
Randolph School Middle School Percussion Ensemble - Andrew Kruspe, Conductor
University of North Alabama Percussion Group - Tracy Wiggins, Conductor
8:00-9:00 AM
Interest Session - Renaissance, Ballroom CD
The Singing Voice – Our Primary Instrument - Roger Sams, Clinician
This general music session will emphasize the singing voice as the primary instrument while working to achieve learning objectives that focus
on cognitive musical skills and music literacy. Together we'll sing, dance and improvise our way to solid, measurable, musical learning. Active
assessment strategies (not pencil and paper tests) will be shared as a part of the music making process.
8:00-9:00 AM
Interest Session - Renaissance, Ballroom E
Classroom Management 201: Handling Minor Confrontations with Skill and Confidence
Anne C. Witt, Clinician
Being in the "people business" guarantees that we will have minor confrontations with students or parents from time to time. Minor
confrontations can become teaching opportunities - leading to the development of maturity and character - if we manage them well. Participants
will role play some "real life" situations in order to improve communication skills, including humor and "broken record" responses, that can
prevent minor confrontations from becoming major ones.
8:00-9:00 AM
Interest Session - Renaissance, Montgomery 5
Making Music Together: Teaching Strategies for Inclusive Music Classrooms - Ellary Draper, Clinician
There is an overwhelming amount of information for teachers regarding students with disabilities; it can be difficult for teachers to identify
the strategies that will have the most impact in their classrooms. Having a succinct set of principles that can be applied to a variety of students
with disabilities can help teachers provide the highest quality music education to all of their students. This session will cover principles of
inclusion that can be applied to inclusive music classrooms at all levels.
8:00-9:00 AM
Interest Session - Renaissance, Ballroom A
Technology for the Modern Choir Director - Scott L. Phillips, Clinician
In the session, the latest notation, recording, digital audio, and social media resources will be demonstrated in the context of helping the choir
director become more effective and efficient.
8:30 AM-5:00 PM Exhibits Open - Exhibit Hall C
9:00-11:30 AM
Alabama Honor Choir Rehearsal - Exhibit Hall A
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
All-State Jazz Bands Rehearsal
Gold Band - Renaissance, Montgomery 7
Bronze Band - Renaissance, Montgomery 6
Silver Band - Renaissance, Montgomery 1
Middle School Band - Renaissance, Riverview 7
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Friday, January 22, 2016
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
All-State Show Choir Rehearsal - Exhibit Hall B
9:15-10:15 AM
Interest Session - Renaissance, Montgomery 5
Vocal Warmups and Energizers - Denise Gagne, Clinician
Vocal warmups and energizers will give you some awesome warmups, movement rounds, songs with ostinato and partner songs that will get
your students singing, matching pitch and help your students to be successful singing in parts.
9:15-10:15 AM
Interest Session - Renaissance, Ballroom E
Branding Made Easy: Using Social Media to Promote Your Program - Frank Buck, Clinician
If you don't tell your story, someone else will and it won't be as flattering. Learn a social media strategy and how to make all the components
together. It can be easy, efficient and fun. Participants leave with a link to a digital handout.
9:15-10:15 AM
Interest Session - Renaissance, Ballroom CD
HED Discussion Panel 2016: The Breakdown Between the Higher Ed Classroom and First Year Teacher Experiences
James Zingara, Moderator
A common complaint among new music educators is that they feel woefully underprepared for the realities that they experience in their
classrooms. Is higher education responsible for this knowledge gap, or should the blame be placed on the students, themselves? What can be
done to close this gap and help make our students feel better prepared for the workplace? How can higher education serve to help the students
to better understand the enormity of the responsibilities they are striving to assume? This Higher Education Division panel discussion will
feature representatives from elementary/secondary education as well as representatives from the university level. The panel will address these
questions and more from both sides of the equation. Hosted by the HED President with questions taken from the HED membership.
9:15-10:15 AM
Interest Session - Renaissance, Riverview 3
The Publishing Process: How it Works and How to Submit - Soon Hee Newbold, Clinician
Unveil the mystery of the publishing process. Learn how to submit pieces, what publishers look for, contracts, how to maximize your time
and effort, and what to expect when you have a piece published. Discuss the pros and cons of self publishing and the real costs involved.
9:15-10:15 AM
AVA General Meeting - Renaissance, Ballroom A
9:15-10:15 AM
ABA General Meeting - Renaissance, Ballroom B
10:30-11:45 AM
General Session - Montgomery Performing Arts Center
AMEA Awards
Think Beyond the Bubbles - Chris Woodside, Keynote
Kitty Stone Singers - Lisa Gillespie and Cheryl Wight, Conductors
11:45 AM-1:00 PM
Collegiate Luncheon - Embassy Suites
11:45 AM-1:00 PM
Phi Beta Mu Luncheon - Renaissance, Ballroom CD
12:00-1:00 PM
ACDA Luncheon - Renaissance, Riverview 2
1:00-3:00 PM
HED Research Poster Session - Exhibit Hall Lobby
1:15-2:15 PM
Interest Session - Renaissance, Riverview 3
Bow Games and Twinkle and Solfege, Oh My! - Caroline Nordlund, Clinician
How to run a comprehensive but fun violin group class that will have your students begging for more.
1:15-2:15 PM
Interest Session - Renaissance, Ballroom A
The Singer's Body: Addressing Common Tensions Through Virtual Anatomy - Susan Williams, Clinician
The choral director-s eyes can often be as useful as their ears when seeking to improve the sound of their choir. Use of the new generation of
virtual anatomy applications provides a dynamic and highly detailed platform for reviewing the structure and function of anatomy used for
singing and addressing ways to alleviate common postural and breath related tensions, thereby improving the ease and efficiency of vocal
production.
1:15-2:15 PM
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ABA Reading Session - Montgomery Performing Arts Center
Alabama Wind Ensemble, Brian Balmages, Clinician - Sponsored by FJH Music Company
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Friday, January 22, 2016
1:30-3:30 PM
Alabama Honor Choir Rehearsal - Exhibit Hall A
1:30-4:30 PM
All-State Jazz Bands Rehearsal
Gold Band - Renaissance, Montgomery 7
Bronze Band - Renaissance, Montgomery 6
Silver Band - Renaissance, Montgomery 1
Middle School Band - Renaissance, Riverview 7
2:00-5:00 PM
All-State Show Choir Rehearsal - Exhibit Hall B
2:30-3:20 PM
Interest Session - Renaissance, Ballroom B
NO MORE LIMITATIONS! Composing and Choosing Band Music Regardless of Level
Brian Balmages, Clinician - Sponsored by FJH Music Company
Music for younger ensembles is often held to a different standard than music written for advanced groups. This clinic will provide a tangible
list of elements that can, and should be included in any piece regardless of grade level. Gain insight into repertoire selection while also seeing
how it impacts the way a composer writes for these various types of ensembles!
2:30-3:20 PM
Interest Session - Renaissance, Ballroom E
Inspire Excellence in Your Young Band: Achieve the Most in Every Lesson - Bruce Pearson, Clinician
Keep students involved, engaged, and active in the learning process. This session will offer band educators practical approaches and ideas for
starting beginners, carefully planning and pacing lessons, addressing the need for differentiated instruction materials, applying enrichment
studies, and incorporating today's cutting edge technology.
2:30-3:20 PM
Interest Session - Renaissance, Ballroom A
Why am I Singing this Song? Choosing Repertoire for Developing Choristers - Marvin E. Latimer Jr., Clinician
In a recent interest session for choral educators, Rene Clausen, renowned choral conductor, composer, and pedagogue said, -You are the only
voice teacher that most of your students will ever have.- Presumably, therefore, as with any voice teacher, one of the most important decisions
choral educators make (on a fairly regular basis) involves the repertoire they ask their students to sing. However, because of numerous restrictions
placed on choral educators, both in schools and outside of schools, often school choristers are presented with voice parts that they shouldn-t
(or even can-t) sing. This session will explore a paradigm shift in the process of selecting appropriate repertoire for developing choristers that
could more effectively address the demands we place on them as vocal athletes.
2:30-3:20 PM
Interest Session - Embassy Suites
New Teachers, Veteran Teachers: We All Have a Role in the Mentoring Process
Matthew Talbert & Phillip Riggs, Clinicians
Teachers are leaving the profession at an alarmingly high rate. In fact, some studies suggest that 40-50% of new teachers leave the profession
within the first five years. This session is designed to help new music teachers understand the importance of finding a qualified mentor, especially
when attempting to navigate the first few years of the profession. This session will also identify strategies veteran teachers can incorporate to
serve as effective mentors.
2:30-3:20 PM
Interest Session - Renaissance, Montgomery 7
Ten Lessons In Jazz Improvisation - Mike Steinel, Clinician
Mike Steinel, the author of Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble, will present a natural approach to teaching improvisation to young musicians,
and provide tools and techniques for educators with little or no experience in jazz. Effective strategies and clear -step by step- approaches will
be demonstrated, with the main focus being: beginners.
2:30-3:20 PM
Interest Session - Renaissance, Montgomery 5
Teaching Can Be Fun Again with Quaver! - Otto Gross, Clinician
Come learn how Seriously Fun Teaching and Learning can be! This fast-paced tour of the Quaver K-5 and the new Quaver 6-8 General Music
programs will provide a quick overview, new updates, sample lessons, and technology tips for auto-assessments, mobile devices and more!
You-ll leave with FREE access to online lessons for your class and other goodies!
2:30-3:20 PM
Interest Session - Renaissance, Ballroom CD
Music and Language Learners - Tiffani Stricklin, Clinician
This session will provide basic terminology specific to English as a Second Language. Also, it will include activities and strategies that are
considered best practices for language learners. The activities will be based on a music lesson.
3:30-4:15 PM
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ABA Performance Session - Montgomery Performing Arts Center
Oak Mountain Middle School Advanced Symphonic Band - Heather Holmes, Conductor
Friday, January 22, 2016
3:30-4:30 PM
Interest Session - Renaissance, Ballroom A
Bridging Cultural and Racial Divides to Start a Choir Program from Scratch: The Ups and Downs of One Teacher's Story
Conrad Weber, Clinician
Presented as a narrative, this workshop will candidly explore the up-and-down journey of a new teacher crossing racial and cultural barriers to
start a choir from ground zero in a high-poverty middle and high school. Topics addressed will include finding common ground between
teacher and student, using "bridges" to lead students where they think they don't want to go, the pros and cons of pop music in a school
setting, dealing with negative attitudes towards change, clarifying your audience, and the challenges of maintaining high expectations and
standards.
3:30-4:30 PM
Interest Session - Renaissance, Montgomery 5
Using Social Media in the Applied Studio - Denise Gainey, Clinician
This session presents helpful information, tools, and examples for using social media to improve the applied lesson experience. Areas discussed
will be private lessons, chamber music, and collaborative teaching with other university applied studios.
3:30-4:30 PM
Interest Session - Renaissance, Ballroom E
Come Swim in the “Shark Tank” with ChordBuddy, the Fastest Way to Teach Guitar is Made in Alabama!
Ben Watson, Clinician
Discover why the “Sharks” on ABC’s hit show, Shark Tank, funded the fast guitar learning system-- ChordBuddy. Perfect for Elementary,
Middle, and High school guitar classes. Win a ChordBuddy guitar and combo pack valued at $179.95 during the session and try it with your
classroom today! During this session ChordBuddy will share ways to assess, track growth, and differentiate a guitar classroom. With ChordBuddy
students first focus on rhythm, steady beat, and the love of playing. You don’t have to play the guitar to teach the guitar with ChordBuddy. Our
DVDs and books model the playing for your students. We will show you how to enhance your lessons with GarageBand, and make a backup
track in five minutes or less that accompanies your student ChordBuddy compositions.
3:30-4:30 PM
Interest Session - Renaissance, Ballroom CD
Creating an Interactive Notebook in General Music Classes - Kelly Hollingsworth, Clinician
What exactly IS an interactive notebook? What purpose does the interactive notebook have in the general music classroom? What steps are
needed to plan and design an interactive notebook for my music class? General music students in second grade through college will love this
hands-on and engaging approach to note taking that allows individuality, creativity, and self-reflection in the construction of a colorful and useful
reference. In addition to answering the above questions, you will also create your own interactive notebook page.
3:30-4:20 PM
Interest Session - Embassy Suites
Survival Strategies: Thriving in your First Year at a New School - Stuart Ivey, Clinician
Are you a current college student hoping to land your first job? What about a current teacher who is looking to move? What about an
experienced teacher looking to find some new ideas for your program? Come hear firsthand what it takes to be successful in your first year at
a new school! We'll take a journey from the interview process and being handed the keys through your pivotal first few days all the way to the
end of the year. Emphasis will be placed on a secondary band curriculum, but everyone will learn something about themselves and their unique
teaching situation.
3:30-4:20 PM
AOA General Meeting - Renaissance, Riverview 3
4:30-5:30 PM
General Session - Renaissance, Ballroom B
Rewired: The Incredible Benefits of Getting Back to Basics....... Maybe it's Time for Your Band!
Boston Brass, Clinicians
6:20-6:45 PM
Alabama Honor Choir Dress Rehearsal - Montgomery Performing Arts Center
6:30-8:00 PM
All-State Jazz Bands Rehearsal
Gold Band - Renaissance, Montgomery 7
Bronze Band - Renaissance, Montgomery 6
Silver Band - Renaissance, Montgomery 1
Middle School Band - Renaissance, Riverview 7
7:00 PM
All-State Show Choir Rehearsal - Exhibit Hall B (if determined necessary)
7:00-8:00 PM
Interest Session - Renaissance, Ballroom CD
Play Parties Plus! - Roger Sams, Clinician
We begin with traditional play parties and singing games and then take them to creative places that further enhance the learning in your
classroom.
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Friday, January 22, 2016
7:00-9:00 PM
ABA Performance Session - Montgomery Performing Arts Center
Oak Mountain High School Wind Ensemble - Kevin Ownby and Travis Bender, Conductors
Alabama Wind Ensemble - Ken Ozzello, Conductor
7:00-9:00 PM
AVA Performance Session - Renaissance, Ballroom A
University of North Alabama Chamber Choir and Vocal Jazz Ensemble - Ian Loeppky, Conductor
UAB Concert Choir - Brian Kittredge, Conductor
Alabama Honor Choir, Tucker Biddlecombe, Clinician
9:30-11:00 PM
President’s Reception Sponsored by Group Travel Network and Southern Performances
Renaissance, Ballroom B
Featured Entertainment by the Crimson Jazz Faculty Quartet
Saturday, January 22, 2016
7:30-8:45 AM
All-State Show Choir Dress Rehearsal - Montgomery Performing Arts Center
8:00-9:00 AM
AVA Executive Board Meeting - Renaissance, Ballroom A
8:00-8:30 AM
ABA Governing Board Meeting - Renaissance, Ballroom B
8:30-9:00 AM
ABA General Meeting - Renaissance, Ballroom B
8:00-9:00 AM
Interest Session - Renaissance, Ballroom E
Injury Prevention for the String Studio - Daniel Stevens, Clinician
As music educators, we recognize the importance of informed students that assume the responsibility for making significant choices to avoid
injury and maintain optimal health. This session, applied directly to the string studio, provides advice for students and teachers alike in
maintaining healthy practice habits, references the latest published works in musician health and wellness, and provides practical application of
topics for group discussion.
8:00-9:00 AM
Interest Session - Renaissance, Ballroom CD
The Music Education Majors TOP TEN: What You Need To Do NOW Before You Start Your First Job
George R. Boulden, Clinician
This clinic will recommend what pre-service music educators should do to be better prepared for their first job in the classroom. The
recommendations were collected from current music educators and reflect musical and nonmusical ideas.
8:00-9:00 AM
Interest Session - Embassy Suites
Hand Drums, Rhythm Sticks and other Untuned Percussion - Roger Sams, Clinician
You don't have to have a full room of Orff instruments to implement Orff process in your classroom. This session explores Orff process using
the singing voice, the human body, and untuned percussion instruments.
9:00-10:00 AM
9:15-10:15 AM
All-State Jazz Bands Rehearsal
Gold Band - Renaissance, Montgomery 7
Bronze Band - Renaissance, Montgomery 6
Silver Band - Renaissance, Montgomery 1
Middle School Band - Renaissance, Riverview 7
Interest Session - Renaissance, Ballroom B
Teaching in a Rural Setting-Keys to Success! - Timothy Heath, Clinician
Through a panel discussion, band directors Lori Hart, Betty Bates, Becky Warren, and Nathan Garner will share ideas and strategies that have
provided them success teaching in a rural setting. The session will cover areas of recruitment, retention, challenges and successes of teaching
in rural setting both within the community and within the classroom, and advice to future music educators who take jobs in a rural community.
9:15-10:15 AM
Interest Session - Renaissance, Ballroom A
Upgrading Your Ensemble by Strengthening the Clarinet Section - Beth Fabrizio, Clinician
A hands-on description of how reeds, mouthpieces and a a battery of warm-up and fundamental exercises will upgrade the sound of your
performing ensemble. Topics covered will include tone development, intonation, articulation, technique development, reed and mouthpiece
selection and alternate/resonance fingerings.
9:15-10:15 AM
Interest Session - Renaissance, Ballroom CD
Got Strings? - David Pryor, Clinician
Many band directors have a problem fitting a string player in their band. Or, the director is confused with how strings can work in the
instrumentation of the program. This session is set to help show them how it can work. Starting with the addition of String Bass Players and
moving to other strings that might appear at the band room door.
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Saturday, January 22, 2016
9:15-10:00 AM
AVA Performance Session - Montgomery Performing Arts Center
All-State Show Choir
9:15-10:15 AM
Interest Session - Embassy Suites
Exploring to Knowing: Defining the Path to Music Literacy through Orff Schulwerk - Gail Kopetz, Clinician
The session will consist of several lesson models for application in the elementary music classroom: Objectives will be defined and articulated
through both state and national music standards for achieving music literacy. The Orff Schulwerk pedagogy will be the process/media through
which attendees will experience not only what to teach, but how to teach effectively using: Orff instruments, song, speech, movement, and
sequential planning tools. Materials and assessment strategies will also be recommended.
10:30-11:30 AM
Interest Session - Embassy Suites
Improvisation in the General Music Classroom - Roger Sams , Clinician
The national standards tell us that improvisation is an important part of the musical learning process, yet many teachers are at a loss for how
to incorporate improvisation into the general music classroom. This workshop offers models for structured improvisation in the elementary
grades that are both accessible and artistically satisfying.
10:30-11:30 AM
Lightning Round Session - Renaissance, Ballroom CD
Ready? Set? Go! You have six minutes and 40 seconds to share your brilliant idea or vision for music education!
Carl Hancock, Moderator
Six rising stars of music education were invited to share a powerful idea about some aspect of teaching music and compress it into a rapid-fire
presentation. Each participant was instructed to let their imagination run unencumbered with the intention of sharing a technique, tip, or
approach to teaching music that attendees could take back to their schools. This session will follow the tenets of PechaKucha 20x20, a simple
but powerful presentation format where a single presenter shows 20 images, each timed for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically as
they talk. Once the presentation time is up, there are two minutes before the next presenter begins. Dr. Carl Hancock, AMEA President, will
facilitate this experimental conference session that we think everyone with an open mind will enjoy!
10:30 AM-12:30 PM
ABA Performance Session - Montgomery Performing Arts Center
All-State Jazz Bands
1:00-3:00 PM
AMEA Governing Board Meeting - Renaissance, Riverview 2
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A LABAMA W IND E NSEMBLE
The Alabama Wind Ensemble is a select group of
the finest wind players and percussionists from
within the University Band Program and the School
of music. The ensemble has been invited to perform
at prestigious events such as the College Band
Directors National Association Convention, the
Southern Division of the Music Educators’ National
Conference and the Alabama Music Educators
Association Conference. The Alabama Wind
Ensemble has commissioned and premiered works
by noted composers such as Donald Grantham,
Nigel Clarke, and Richard Saucedo.
Dr. Kenneth Ozzello is Director of Bands and Professor of Music at The University of Alabama. Dr. Ozzello joined
the University faculty in 1989. He holds the Bachelor of Music in Music Education and the Masters of Music in
Conducting degrees from West Virginia University; he earned the Doctorate of Education from The University of
Alabama. Dr. Ozzello is the conductor of The Alabama Wind Ensemble. The ensemble has performed at numerous
regional and national venues including National CBDNA, Southern Division CBDNA, Southern Division MENC, and
the Alabama Music Educators Conference . In May of 2008, the Naxos contracted The Alabama Wind Ensemble to
record a CD of the works of Ira Hearshen. The CD includes “Enterprise” commissioned by The University of Alabama.
The work for wind ensemble and choir was written in memory of the seven students who lost their lives in 2007 when
their high school was destroyed by a tornado. The work was premiered in Enterprise, Alabama on the one-year anniversary
of the tragedy. The CD will be released nationally as part of Naxos’ Wind Band Classics Series. The Alabama Wind
Ensemble has commissioned and premiered dozens of works from composers such as David Maslanka, Donald Grantham, Ira Hearshen,
Nigel Clarke, and Jim Bonney. Dr. Ozzello is also the director of The University of Alabama “Million Dollar Band.” The Million Dollar Band
is one of the most widely recognized symbols of The University of Alabama and Crimson Tide Football. In 2003 The University of Alabama
“Million Dollar Band” received the prestigious “Sudler Trophy.” The Sudler Trophy is the only national award honoring excellence in the
college marching band activity. Prior to arriving in Tuscaloosa, he served on the staff of the West Virginia University Band Program. He also
spent five years as the Director of Bands at Jeannette High School in the Pittsburgh area. Dr. Ozzello heads up the graduate wind conducting
program at The University of Alabama and maintains a busy national schedule of clinics and guest conducting engagements.
Friday, 7:00 PM
MPAC
Concert Program
Fanfare from La Peri.......................................................Paul Dukas ..............................................................Durand Edition
Concerto for Clarinet................................................ David Maslanka ............................................................Maslanka Press
Osiris Molina, clarinet
Rhapsody in Blue......................................George Gershwin/trans. Hunsburger ...........................................................Alfred
Kevin Chance, piano
Introduction and Vivace................................................Rick DeJonge ....................................................Northwestern Music
Boston Brass
Spartacus ..................................................................Jan Van der Roost ..................................................................De Haske
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A UBURN J UNIOR H IGH S CHOOL M IXED C HOIR
The Auburn Junior High Mixed Choir is
comprised of students from the three mixed
choirs of the AJHS choral program. These
students have been a part of recent AMEA
lobby group performances and regularly
participate in the Fall Choral Festival in
Dothan, Alabama, All-State Chorus and
various state and national choral assessments.
All AJHS choral students set goals to earn
superior scores and top three placements in all
choral ventures – having recently earned first
in division at the Fall Choral Festival, superiors
with distinction at state choral performance
assessments, and caption awards such as best
vocals. This year, these students will produce
their triennial “Merry Madrigals.”
Teresa Rhyne received her Bachelor of Music Education degree from Georgia Southern University and the Master
of Music Degree in Piano Performance from New Orleans Seminary. She has taught general and choral music in
Georgia, Mississippi and Alabama for 21 years. Under her direction, the Auburn Junior High School choral program
has grown from 44 students in 2 choirs to almost 200 students in 5 choirs. An active member of AMEA and Alabama
ACDA, Mrs. Rhyne is proud to be part of a system that values the arts. Her teaching philosophies include: “There’s
always a solution,” “Every opportunity for every student,” and “leave the performance with no regrets.”
Concert Program
Thursday, 7:30 PM
Alabama Ballroom A
Come to the Music.......................................................Joseph Martin ..............................................................Shawnee Press
Adoramus Te....................................................................Palestrina..................................................................Public Domain
A Social Madrigal..........................................................Nathan Howe .............................................................Shawnee Press
Come to Me, O My Love..............................................Robert Petker.. ..........................................................HinShaw Music
Non Nobis Domine...................................................Rosephanye Powell.................................................Gentry Publications
Shed a Little Ligh.........................................................Greg Jasperse..............................................Alfred Music Publishing
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B OAZ I NTERMEDIATE S CHOOL H ONOR C HOIR
The Boaz Intermediate School Honor
Choir was formed in 2006. It is an
auditioned group of fourth and fifth grade
students which rehearse once a week after
school.
This choir presents an annual
Christmas and Spring Concert as well as
performs at various local events throughout
the school year. They have performed in
conjunction with the Gerhart Chamber
Music Festival since 2007. The Honor Choir
performed at the 2012 AMEA Conference.
The group currently has 100 members and
is under the direction of Miriam Richey.
Miriam B. Richey has taught general and choral music for 23 years in the Boaz City School System. She currently
teaches at Corley Elementary and Boaz Intermediate School. She obtained her Bachelor of Music Education from
the University of Montevallo and her Masters in Music Education at Jacksonville State University. In 2008 she was
selected as Boaz Intermediate Teacher of the Year. Ms. Richey is the choir director at First Presbyterian Church in
Albertville. She lives in Albertville with her husband Paul and their two children, Sarah Quinn and Curtis.
Thursday, 10:30 AM
MPAC
Concert Program
Cantate Hodie! ......................................................Mary Lynn Lightfoot.............................Heritage Music Press 15/1956H
Sing Today
Et In Terra Pax....................................................... Mary Lynn Lightfoot.............................Heritage Music Press 15/2096H
And on earth peace, to all those of good will. Lord God, we give thanks to thee.
We praise thee. We bless thee. We worship thee. We glorify thee. Grant us peace.
Bonse Aba......................................................Traditional Zambian Folk Song, ...................Heritage Music Press 15/2654H
arr. Victor C. Johnson
All who sing with spirit have a right to be called the children of God
Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel.............................Traditional Spiritual .........................Hal Leonard Corporation 40326209
arr. Roger Emerson
Old Dan Tucker.....................................................Traditional Folk Song .......................Hal Leonard Corporation 08564151
arr. John Leavitt
I Am His Child............................................................Moses Hogan .......................Alliance Music Publications AMP 0649
arr. Janet Scarcella
Gloria in Excelsis Deo.............................................. Antonio Vivaldi .................................Heritage Music Press 15/3252H
arr. Victor C. Johnson
Glory to God in the Highest
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T HE B IRMINGHAM S EVEN
The Birmingham Seven (B7) is a straight-ahead jazz septet (four horns
and three rhythm) patterned after the small groups of the hard-bop era led
by Chris Kozak and co-led by Daniel Western. Comprised of some of the
finest and most sought after jazz performers in the region as well as current
faculty and alumni of the University of Alabama, their live repertoire
consists of transcriptions and adaptations from iconic recordings by artists
such as Duke Ellington, Oliver Nelson, Gigi Gryce, Sun Ra, and Lee
Morgan as well as original arrangements and compositions by Chris Kozak,
Daniel Western, Tom Robinson, and Tom Wolfe. While following the
trajectory and tradition of hard bop ensembles, there is an air of
uniqueness in the flexibility of the performers to improvise in a variety of
styles. The B7 has a familial quality as the personnel has remained
unchanged since its inception in 2006 and that is evident in their live and
recorded performances.
Grand Opening of the Exhibits
Thursday, 10:00 AM
Exhibit Hall C
T HE C RIMSON J AZZ Q UARTET
President’s Reception
Friday, 9:30 PM
Alabama Ballroom B
The Crimson Jazz Quartet is a Professional Contemporary Jazz Quartet
featuring the Jazz Studies Faculty from the University of Alabama and was
formed in 2005. They are Professor of Jazz Studies Tom Wolfe on Guitar,
Professor of Saxophone/Woodwind Area Coordintor/ Jazz Studies Dr.
Jonathan Noffsinger on Saxophones, Professor and Director of Jazz
Studies Christopher Kozak on Double and Electric Bass, and Instructor
of Drum Set/Jazz Studies Mark Lanter on Drum Set. The repertoire of
the group ranges from traditional Jazz Standards to more contemporary
arrangemenst of popular music as well as original compositions. They
have been featured nationally and internationally at Jazz festivals in the
Southeast and around the world. They are currently in the studio
recording their sophomore effort to be released in Spring of 2016.
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FAITH A CADEMY S ENIOR C ONCERT C HOIR
The Faith Academy Choral Program
is a member of the AVA and the AISA.
With Elementary, Junior, Senior, and
Chamber Choirs, the Choral Program
has a total number of 127 members. In
2015, 27 members of the Junior and
Senior Concert Choir participated in the
Alabama All-State Choir. All choirs
received superior ratings at AISA with
the Senior Concert Choir and Chamber
Singers receiving superior ratings at the
AVA State Choral Performance
Assessment as well as the Fiesta-Val
Invitational Festival in Myrtle Beach,
South Carolina.
Amanda Goins has been a teacher at Faith Academy for eight years. She has her BS in Music Education from the
University of Mobile with an emphasis in Piano, Voice, and Choral Music. She is a member of NAfME, AVA, and
AMEA. During her time at Faith, she has taught English, Resource, directed vocals in two musicals and is the Director
of Chapel Worship. She was voted Teacher of the Year in 2014. She and her husband are Creative Arts Pastors at
The River in Semmes, Alabama, and have two children, Allie, who just graduated kindergarten at Faith Academy, and
Judah.
Thursday, 7:30 PM
Alabama Ballroom A
Concert Program
Non Nobis Domine............................................Rosephanye Powell...................................Gentry Publications/Hal Leonard
How Can I Keep from Singing...Larry Shackley...................Roger Dean Publishing a division of The Lorenz Corporation
Salvation is Created................................Paul Tschesnokoff/Walter Ehret................................................Bourne Corporation
Dies Irae (from Requiem)...................................Mozart/Liebergen..................................................Alfred Music Publishing
Lacrimosa (from Requiem).................................Mozart/Liebergen..................................................Alfred Music Publishing
Elijah Rock.....................................................Traditional/Moses Hogan..............................................................Hal Leonard
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G RISSOM H IGH S CHOOL S YMPHONIC B AND II
The Symphonic Band II from Grissom High School is made
up of students enrolled in grades 9 - 12. About 60% of the
band is 9th and 10th graders. They are selected to be a member
by audition and meet every day for 50 minutes. They have two
after school rehearsals during concert season for 2 hours each.
The band presents four concerts a year at the school; a Fall
Concert, a Christmas Concert, a Symphonic Band Camp
Concert, and a Spring Concert. This ensemble consistently
performs grade 5 and some grade 6 literature. In 1994, the
Symphonic Band II was selected by audition as one of fifteen
bands to perform at the 3rd Annual Bands of America National
Concert Band Festival in Chicago, Illinois. Grissom was the first
high school to have 2 bands invited to perform at this prestigious
festival. The band recently participated in the Dixie Classic
National Adjudicators Invitational Festival in Chattanooga, TN.
Bands are invited to this festival based upon their previous years
of superior ratings at their state’s MPA. This year the band
received all superior ratings and were awarded the only flute and
trumpet soloist awards of the day. The percussion section received the only outstanding percussion section award of the day. The Symphonic
Band II has rarely received less than an overall superior rating in any adjudication. In recent years at the state’s Music Performance Assessment
the band has received superior ratings with distinction. It is an honor to have been selected to perform at the 2016 Alabama Music Educators
Association’s Conference!
Theo Vernon attended The University of Alabama 1980-1985, receiving a BM degree in saxophone performance and
a BS degree in music education. He received his Masters of Music Education degree in 1991 from VanderCook College
of Music in Chicago, Illinois. In 2003, he became the FIRST Band Director in the state of Alabama to receive National
Board Certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in Music. He renewed his
certification for National Board November 2012. Mr. Vernon was appointed Associate Director of Bands at Grissom
High School in August 1985. In December of that same year, Vernon co-conducted Grissom's Symphonic Band I at
the Mid-West International Band and Orchestra Clinic at the age of 23. Presently, Vernon works with the marching
band, conducts the Symphonic Band II and directs the two Jazz Bands. Under his direction the Symphonic Band II
has rarely received less than an overall superior rating in any adjudication. He performs with the Huntsville Symphony
and numerous Broadway Theater League touring and local productions. Vernon is a member of many state and
national organizations including: ABA, NAfME, NEA, NBA, Phi Mu Alpha, JEN (Jazz Education Network) and the
Alabama chapter of Phi Beta Mu, the national band director’s fraternity. Vernon has served as a District Chairman
and Jazz chair for the state of Alabama.
Thursday, 1:15 PM
MPAC
Concert Program
Sarasota March ............................................................ Karl L. King .......................................................
afterlight for winds and percussion .............................William Pitts .........................................
C.L. Barnhouse
William Pitts Music Inc.
Play!.............................................................................. Carl Holmquist ............................................
C. Alan Publications
Introduction Rondo and Capriccio.... .........................Camille Saint-Seans ...............................................Alry Publications
Transcribed for Solo Flute and Wind Ensemble by Judy Nishimura
Satiric Dances for a Comedy by Aristophanes .......... Norman Dello Joio ................................
Assoc. Music Publishers
Mvt. 1 - Allegro Pesante
Mvt. 2 - Adagio Mesto
Mvt. 3 - Allegro Spumante
Primavera........................................................................ Satoshi Yagisawa ............................................
Bravo Music Inc.
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J AMES C LEMENS H IGH S CHOOL W IND E NSEMBLE
James Clemens High School opened in August of 2012. In
its first year, the JCHS Marching Band fielded 87 members,
earning superior ratings at all marching competitions as well as
Best in Class Band and Best in Class Percussion awards. The
following Spring, the Symphonic Band earned Superiors with
Distinction at State Music Performance Assessment,
performing an A class program. The Symphonic Band also
competed in Atlanta, GA, receiving a superior rating,
outstanding brass, and outstanding woodwind awards. In its
second year, the band grew to almost 130 members in the
marching band, and was able to divide into a Wind Ensemble
and Concert Band in the spring of 2014. Performing a class A
program, the Wind Ensemble received Superiors with
Distinction, and was the only band in the Madison City School
system to earn this rating. In the fall of 2014, the marching
band grew to almost 160 members and continued its reputation
of superior ratings and Best in Class Awards. In the spring of 2015, the band performed a class AA program, receiving straight superior ratings,
and once again was the only band program in the system to do so. The Wind Ensemble also competed in St. Louis, MO and received a superior
rating and the Outstanding Instrumental award, given to the highest scoring instrumental ensemble at the event, regardless of class. The
James Clemens High School Wind Ensemble strives to “Be the Example” in all areas. From programming quality literature to performing that
literature with excellence, the ensemble’s goal is to be a standard bearer for music education.
Keith Anderson is a 1996 graduate of Muscle Shoals High School in Muscle Shoals, AL. He holds a Bachelor’s and
Master’s Degree from the University of North Alabama in Florence, AL. Keith began his teaching career in 2001 with
the Madison City School system. Throughout his career, his ensembles have received consistent overall superior
ratings at all adjudicated events. Also under his direction, The Bob Jones Indoor Drum Line is a two time southeastern
circuit gold medalist and a two time national finalist, and has been selected to perform with professional artists such
as Keith Urban and Foreigner. In November of 2011, he was awarded National Board Certification and is currently
serving as the Alabama Bandmasters Association District One Vice-Chairman. Keith and his wife Emily live in the
Madison area with their three boys Noah, Benjamin, and Isaac.
Thursday, 7:30 PM
MPAC
Concert Program
Toccata Marziale..................................Ralph Vaughn Williams, edited by Frank Battisti.........................Boosey & Hawkes
Distributed by Hal Leonard
American Riversongs .................................................Pierre La Plante......................................................Daehn Publications
Dancing on Water. ........................................................Frank Ticheli................................................Manhattan Beach Music
Afterlife ......................................................................Roassano Galante........................................................................Alfred
Urban Dances.................................................................Erik Morales....................................................FJH Music Company
Morning, Noon, and Night in Vienna .....Franz von Suppe, arranged by Henry Fillmore....................................Carl Fischer
edited by Robert Foster
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K ITTY S TONE S INGERS
The Kitty Stone Singers
elementary choir, under the
direction of Lisa Gillespie and
Cheryl Wight, consists of fourth
through sixth grade students who
meet once a week after school. The
ensemble has been a fixture in the
Jacksonville City School system
throughout the school’s history. The
choir maintains a membership
enrollment of 60-80 singers yearly.
The Kitty Stone Singers perform in
a variety of community events including the Jacksonville State University Honor Choir Festival, the annual Lighting of the Jacksonville
Christmas Tree and the JSU David L. Walters Department of Music holiday program. The choir enjoys performing both traditional repertoire
as well as show choir style musicals.
Georgia native Lisa Gillespie, currently works as a band director, choir director and general music teacher at Kitty
Stone Elementary in Jacksonville, AL. She has performed as a percussionist with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra,
the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, and as a member of the touring ensemble Chix with Stix. After studying
percussion performance at Georgia State University, Mrs. Gillespie moved to Alabama to join her husband, Clint
Gillespie, Assistant Director of Bands at Jacksonville State University. She completed her Bachelor of Art and Master
of Art in music education at Jacksonville State. Ms. Gillespie received her Orff-Schulwerk certification from Samford
University and was named Teacher of the Year in the Jacksonville City School System in 2011. She has hosted over
40 student teachers and countless practicum and educational psychology students from JSU in her elementary
classroom. Mrs. Gillespie served as a presenter at the AMEA state convention in 2015. She endorses Innovative
Percussion Inc. as a Performing Percussionist. Mrs. Gillespie treasures her time with her husband, Clint Gillespie and
her four-year-old son William.
Cheryl Wight serves as an elementary music teacher, assistant beginning band director and co-director of the Kitty
Stone Singers at Kitty Stone Elementary School in Jacksonville, Alabama. Due to the growing music program at Kitty
Stone Elementary, the school system created this position in 2014. She completed her Bachelor of Art in music education
at Abilene Christian University and her Master of Art in Vocal Performance from Arizona State University. Mrs. Wight
taught high school choir, junior high choir and elementary music in Texas and Arizona before staying home to raise her
4 children. She and her husband moved to Anniston with their family in 2003, when her husband began teaching voice
and directing opera at Jacksonville State University. Mrs. Wight is blessed to live with her husband, Dr. Nathan Wight,
and their 4 children.
Concert Program
Friday, 10:30 AM
MPAC
Ding-a Ding-a Ding ......................................................Greg Gilpin ................................................................Shawnee Press
Flight of the Grackles...................................................Janet Gardner ................................................................BriLee Music
Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burnin’ ..................arr. Greg Gilpin ................................................Colla Voce Music, Inc.
Will I Meet You There?............................................James Woodward...............................................................not published
Humpty Dumpty.....................................................Dave and Jean Perry ...................................Alfred Publishing Company
O Sifuni Mungu ...................................................arr. by Roger Emerson .......................................Hal Leonard Corporation
Words and music by David Maddux, Marty McCall, Mmunga Mwenebulongo Mulongoy and Asukulu 'Yunu Mukalay
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M C A DORY M IDDLE S CHOOL J ACKET S INGERS
The Jacket Singers are McAdory Middle School’s top female
choral students. This group represents their school at various
functions, including concerts, fine arts galas, pep rallies, festivals,
and various community events. The Jacket Singers routinely
receive superior ratings on stage and in sight-reading at
adjudicated performance assessments, earning the Alabama Vocal
Association’s Distinguished Musicianship Award in 2015.
John Benjamin (Ben) Cook, National Board Certified teacher, has taught music in Alabama's public schools since 2007.
In addition to his work as a public school teacher, he is also the choir director at Cahaba Heights United Methodist
Church in Vestavia Hills, AL. In the past, he has served as assistant director of the Montevallo Chorale, children’s choir
director at First United Methodist Church Trussville, as a staff conductor of the Birmingham Girls Choir, and as a choral
clinician for Alabama Boys’ State and Camp Sumatanga’s Music and Arts Week. A native of Clay, Alabama, he received
his Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Montevallo, and his Master of Music Education from Samford
University, where he also received his level I & II Orff-Schulwerk certifications. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in
Music Education from the University of Alabama. Cook lives in Trussville, AL, with his wife, Molly, and his daughter,
Emma Katherine.
Thursday, 7:30 PM
Alabama Ballroom A
Concert Program
Exsultate justi in Domino ................................................Brant Adams ..........Santa Barbara Music Publishing: SBMP 171
Ave verum corpus, Op. 65, No. 1 ....................Gabriel Fauré, ed. Rafael Ornes....................Choral Public Domain Library
All Things Bright and Beautiful.......................................John Rutter ................................Hinshaw Music, Inc.: HMC-663
Birdsong.............................................................................Paul Read ..................................Boosey & Hawkes: OCTB6951
Dolphins .....................................................................Emma Lou Diemer ....Santa Barbara Music Publishing: SBMP 1239
Al Shlosha D’varim .........................................................Allan E. Naplan...........................Boosey & Hawkes: OCTB6783
Jordan’s Angels .................................................................Rollo Dilworth ....................Hal Leonard Corporation: 08551669
Like a Mighty Stream ................John Jacobson & Moses Hogan, arr. Moses Hogan...Hal Leonard Corporation: 08551658
Visit the Exhibits!
Grand Opening - Thursday, 10:00 AM
featuring the Birmingham Seven
Exhibit Hours:
Thursday, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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M OBILE ’ S S INGING C HILDREN
Founded in 1977, Mobile’s Singing
Children (“MSC”) has been the premier
youth chorus on the northern Gulf Coast.
Performing choral music of the highest
quality drives our children and teens
toward excellence in song, spirit and
studies. Organized into four age and skill
appropriate ensembles, MSC provides
opportunities for a diverse group of
dedicated music students. Headquartered
in Mobile Al, students are drawn to the
program from many locations within a 60mile radius. “MSC” performs regularly
with Mobile Opera and Mobile Symphony
Orchestra. Over its 39 year history, MSC
has performed in hundreds of venues including the White House, Governor’s mansion, Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, and appeared on
National Public Radio’s “From the Top”. Our performances for the 2015 -16 season include Veterans Day with Mobile Pops Band, Governor’s
mansion, Annual Christmas Concert at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Mobile, and a spring performance with the Mobile
Symphony Orchestra. We are honored to be a part of the 2016 AMEA Conference.
Now in her eleventh year as director of Mobile’s Singing Children, Susan Hoitt has dedicated her career to the
education of young musicians. She earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of
Southern Mississippi, with a dual emphasis in choral and instrumental music before serving eight years as the
Choral Music Director and Assistant Band Director of Moss Point (MS) High School. After her marriage to John
Hoitt and relocation to Mobile, AL, Susan taught elementary music in the Mobile County school system. Susan
has also served as Director of Children’s and Youth Music at Christ United Methodist Church and Director of
Music at Forest Hill United Methodist Church. She is currently Coordinator of Children’s Choirs at Spring Hill
Presbyterian Church, serving for nine years. Susan and John have two daughters, Katie and Leigh, both attending
the University of Southern Mississippi.
Concert Program
Thursday, 7:30 PM
Alabama Ballroom A
Selections chosen from the following:
Prayer of the Children ..................Kurt Bestor/Andrea S. Klouse, The Pinnnacle group................ Alfred Publishing SSAA
Wind in the Pine .........................................................Jonathan Shippey .............................Hal Leonard Corporation 2 part
Magnificat .................................................................Z. Randall Strooope..............Alliance Music Publications, Inc., SSAA
Poor Wayfaring Stranger ....................................arranged by Jonathan Rodgers....Walton Music Corp., SSA Treble Chorus
Hope For Resolution........arranged by Paul Caldwell & Sean Ivory, Earthsongs, SSA The Anton Armstrong Choral Series
Lakota Wiyanki ..........................arranged by Judith Herrington and Gail Woodside ,Treble voices , Colla Voce Music, Inc
“Hope” is the thing with feathers… .....................Caldwell and Ivory.......................................Caldwell & Ivory corp., SSA
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O AK M OUNTAIN W IND E NSEMBLE
The Oak Mountain Wind Ensemble is made
up of fifty-nine ninth through twelfth grade
students at Oak Mountain High School.
Membership in the band is determined by
individual audition. Since the school’s inception,
the ensemble has continued to push the
boundaries of high school musicianship by
performing literature in the advanced realm of
the wind band repertoire. Students in this
ensemble regularly pursue roles in the Alabama
All-State Bands and Orchestras. From 1999 to
2012, the ensemble was under the direction of
Jim Duren. Now, under the direction of Kevin
Ownby, the OMHS Wind Ensemble has
continued a tradition of excellence by never
receiving a score less than superior at any
adjudicated competition or assessment. Recent
accomplishments include, performing at the 2014 CBDNA Southern Division Conference in Jacksonville Florida, 2014 GNAI Honor Band
Recipient, and a 2015 performance in New York’s Carnegie Hall.
Kevin Ownby is the Director of Bands and Percussion Specialist at Oak Mountain High School. Prior to becoming
Director of Bands in 2012, he was the Associate Director of Bands and Percussion Specialist for 8 years. His
responsibilities as Director of Bands include design and instruction of the marching band show, as well as conducting
the Wind Ensemble, Jazz A, and Percussion Ensembles and assisting with the Symphonic and Concert Bands. All of these
groups have consistently received superior ratings at various contests and festivals. In the fall of 2007, the Percussion
Ensemble performed a showcase concert at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention. In 2014 the Wind
Ensemble was selected to perform at the CBDNA Southern Division Conference in Jacksonville Florida. They were also
selected as the Honor Group from the Grand National Invitational Band Festival. In the Fall of 2014 the Percussion
Ensemble won 1st place at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention Concert Chamber Percussion Ensemble
Competition. In the spring of 2015, the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band were selected and performed in Carnegie
Hall. Mr. Ownby is a graduate of Austin High School in Decatur, AL. He graduated from Samford University with a Bachelors degree in Music
Education and from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a Masters degree in Percussion Performance. Mr. Ownby is a member of
the ABA, NAfME, NBA, and the Percussive Arts Society. He has also served as Principal Timpanist for the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra
and Percussionist for Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra. Mr. Ownby began his mentorship under Jim Duren, founding director of Oak
Mountain High School Bands, in 1997 when he provided percussion instruction for the Pelham High School Marching Band. He is blessed
to have Mr. Duren in his life as a mentor and close friend. Mr. Ownby and his wife Laura met in middle school band. They have four daughters:
Kayla Ellen, twins Leigha Claire and Kara Elise, and Livia Beckett. They are active members of Hunter Street Baptist Church and feel as
though God has called their family to the mission and ministry of education.
Friday, 7:00 PM
MPAC
Concert Program
In Storm and Sunshine ....................... John Clifford Heed, Ed. Frederick Fennell...................Ludwig Masters Publications
American Salute ......................................Morton Gould, Trans. Philip J. Lang............................................................ Alfred
Beyond ..................................................................Wataru Hokoyama............................................................Ludwig Masters
Hymn to a Blue Hour.................................................John Mackey................................................................Osti Music, Inc.
Symphony #3 “Slavyanskaya”.............Boris Kozhevnikov / ed. John R. Bourgeois........................................Wingert-Jones
Prelude and Fantasy......................................................Rick DeJonge......................................................Dream Notes Music
with Boston Brass
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O AK M OUNTAIN M IDDLE S CHOOL A DVANCED S YMPHONIC B AND
The Oak Mountain Middle School Advanced Symphonic Band is the premiere ensemble for the Oak Mountain Middle School band
program. This is an auditioned group of 7th and 8th graders. The Advanced Symphonic band performs at pep rallies, home football games,
assemblies, the Fall Concert, the Holiday Concert, the Pre-MPA Concert, MPA, and the Spring Concert. This group consistently receives
Superior ratings at the state and national level. Advanced Symphonic Band students are strongly urged to participate in the Solo and Ensemble
festival, various honor bands and to audition for the Alabama Middle School All-State Band.
Heather Holmes joined the Oak Mountain Middle School staff in 2006 as assistant band and choir director. In 2012,
Mrs. Holmes was appointed Director of Bands for Oak Mountain Middle School. Mrs. Holmes teaches the Advanced
Symphonic Band, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, and Beginning Band. Prior to OMMS, Mrs. Holmes taught at her
alma mater, Brooks High School, for 5 years, where she was responsible for Beginner Band, Concert Band, Marching
Band, and Jazz Band. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Education from the University of Alabama
in 2001. Roll Tide! While at Alabama, Mrs. Holmes played trombone in the Million Dollar Band and the Alabama
Wind Ensemble. She served on the Million Dollar Band “Band Staff ” for two years and was trombone section leader
her senior year. Her bands have consistently been recognized for superior ratings at the state and national level. Her
professional affiliations include Alabama Music Educators Association, Alabama Bandmasters Association, NAfME,
and Sigma Alpha Iota. Aside from teaching at OMMS, Mrs. Holmes sings in the Celebration Choir at First Baptist
Church in Pelham. Mrs. Holmes resides in Pelham with her husband Jason, daughter Ella, son William, and Sousa, the
wonder cat. She is an avid coffee drinker and loves sugary snacks.
Concert Program
Friday, 3:30 PM
MPAC
Epic Venture...................................................................Tyler S. Grant..............................................................................FJH
Burma Patrol March..........................................Karl King/Arr. by Swearingen ..............................................C.L. Barnhouse
The Cave You Fear...................................................Michael Markowski................................................Markowski Creative
Rippling Watercolors....................................................Brian Balmages ............................................................................FJH
The Legend of Killarney................................................Roland Barrett ................................................Belwin Band (Alfred)
Rhythm Stand................................................................Jennifer Higdon ...................................American Composers Forum
Ascending..........................................................................Larry Clark .................................................................Carl Fischer
Spirit of the Falcon........................................................Richard Saucedo......................................Music Works/Hal Leonard
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O AK PARK M IDDLE S CHOOL C HOIR , UNITY
Oak Park Middle School Choir, UNITY, is under
the direction of Stacy Owens, who has been teaching
for twenty years. Unity is an auditioned group, which
meets daily and participates in Alabama All-State
Chorus, State Choral Performance Assessment, as well
as concerts during both semesters. The Oak Park
Choral program has four choirs: Beginning Girls’
Choir, Treble Choir, Phoenix, and Unity. Each of the
various choral groups is consistently awarded superior
ratings in the assessment process.
Stacy Owens is in her twentieth year of teaching choral music education. She is currently the choral director at Oak
Park Middle School in Decatur, Alabama where she conducts four choirs. She is a native of Tucker, Georgia and has
taught at the high school and middle school levels. Stacy also sings with the Huntsville Master Chorale and serves as
the assistant conductor. She received her B.A. and M.M.Ed. from Jacksonville State University, and is a member of
Sigma Alpha Iota.
Thursday, 1:00 PM
Alabama Ballroom A
Concert Program
Jubilate Deo .............................................................Michael Praetorius...................Pueri Cantores Public Domain Editions
Reel à Bouche .............................................................. Mark Sirett..........................................................Alliance AMP 0714
Blagosloví, dushé moyá, Ghóspoda...... Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov/arr. Veronica Sichivitsa............Musica Russia Ip 004wc
Cuatro Baladas Amarillas Mvts. 1 and 4 ..................... Bob Chilcott.....................................Oxford University Press BC 38
O Filii Et Filiae ........................................................... Ivo Antognini.......................................................Alliance AMP 0968
In You I Found ............................................................Laura Farnell........................................................Alliance AMP 0854
Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit .....................Traditional Spiritual/arr. Rollo Dilworth...........................Hal Leonard 08752948
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R ANDOLPH U PPER S CHOOL C ONCERT C HOIR
The Randolph Upper School Concert Choir is the non-auditioned,
elective choral ensemble of Randolph School’s Upper Division (grades
9-12). Since 2011, the Upper School Concert Choir has grown from an
enrollment of 16 singers to 35 at the conclusion of the 2014-2015 school
year. Visibility in the greater Huntsville community has increased with
such initiatives as concert collaborations with the choirs of the University
of Alabama Huntsville in 2013, and the Huntsville Youth Orchestra in
2015. Singers in the Randolph Upper School Concert Choir are routinely
accepted into the Madison County Honor Choir Festival, the Alabama
Honor Choir, and the Alabama All-State Choir Festival. Since 2011—
the ensemble’s first participation in many years—the Randolph Upper
School Concert Choir has garnered 2 overall Excellent and 2 overall
Superior ratings (including Superior ratings, every year, in Sight-Reading)
at State Choral Performance Assessment.
Chris Walters has served as Director of Choirs at Randolph School in Huntsville (AL) since 2011, where he has
overseen tremendous growth in choral ensemble participation and achievement. At Randolph, he currently conducts
all choral ensembles grades 9-12, and as well, teaches Songwriting, Music and Meaning, and AP Music Theory. Choirs
under his direction continue to garner Superior ratings at regional festivals and contests, receiving consistent praise for
their technical accuracy and quality of musicianship. Dr. Walters also serves as Instructor of Voice at the University
of Alabama in Huntsville, as Assistant Conductor of the Huntsville Community Chorus, and as Music Director of the
Huntsville Collegium Musicum—a professional octet specializing in early choral music. Prior to Huntsville, Dr. Walters
taught junior high and high school vocal music in Jacksonville (IL) where he established a fully-graded and sequential
7th-12th grade public school vocal music program. Dr. Walters has conducted choral ensembles at Vanderbilt University,
Emory University, Boston University, Assumption College, and at Harvard University. At Harvard most recently, while serving as Assistant
Conductor of the acclaimed Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum, he conducted highly successful performances across Germany and
Austria as part of the Collegium’s 2011 Tour, which included concerts at the Berlin Dom, Köln Dom, Salzburg Dom, and Stephandsdom
(Vienna), and collaborations with the Yale Glee Club, the Cologne University Chamber Choir, Dr. Hoch’s Conservatory Choir, and the
Humboldt University Chamber Choir. The recipient of several commissions, including a research-grant for composition resulting in a choral
cantata based on the story of King David. Dr. Walters is an active composer. His octavo, Weary with Toil, winner of the 2006 Illinois ACDA
Choral Composition Competition, is published by Colla Voce Music, Inc. Dr. Walters has completed conducting studies with Ann Howard
Jones, David Hoose, Dennis Shrock, Eric Nelson, David Childs, Dennis Keene, Dale Warland, Craig Hella Johnson, and Robert Page. He
holds the Bachelor of Music degree (summa cum laude, Pi Kappa Lambda, and with first honors) from the Blair School of Music and the
Master of Education degree from Peabody College, both of Vanderbilt University. He also holds the Master of Sacred Music degree in
choral conducting from Emory University, and recently completed the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in choral conducting from Boston
University in 2014. He remains active as a clinician, presenter, and guest conductor.
Concert Program
Thursday, 1:00 PM
Alabama Ballroom A
Chantez à Dieu (Psalm 96)..................................Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck .........................Choral Public Domain Library
Sitivit anima mea.........................................................G.P. da Palestrina ................................Choral Public Domain Library
Zigeunerleben, op. 29, no. 3.......................................Robert Schumann ................................Choral Public Domain Library
Mit hjerte altid vanker......................................................Carl Nielsen....................................Choral Public Domain Library
Things That Never Die.....................................................Lee Dengler.....................................................Shawnee Press, Inc.
Dúlamán..................................................................Arr. Michael McGlynn .......................................Warner Chappell Music
Pokpok alimpako......................................................Francisco F. Feliciano............................................................Earthsongs
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R ANDOLPH S CHOOL M IDDLE S CHOOL P ERCUSSION E NSEMBLES
Since their founding in the fall of 2008, the Randolph
School Middle School Percussion Ensembles have
been a staple of the instrumental music program. This
program serves to enrich the student experience in band
through the performance of chamber ensemble literature.
The ensemble consists of three groups- the 6th Grade
Percussion Ensemble, the Middle School Percussion
Ensemble, and the MS Honors Ensemble. These
ensembles regularly perform at campus concerts and
assemblies. In addition, this ensemble has had numerous
showings at the North Alabama Percussion Ensemble
Festival.
Andrew Kruspe is a freelance percussion instructor in Huntsville, Alabama. His clients include Randolph School,
Sparkman High School, and numerous private students. Mr. Kruspe’s ensembles have performed at numerous events
throughout the southeastern United States in both marching and concert settings. In addition to teaching, Mr. Kruspe
is an active performer on the Irish bodhrán. He regularly performs with several ensembles throughout the South. In
2013, he presented a session on this drum at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC). He is also
the author of The Bodhran Primer, a book Percussive Notes called “…quite possibly the best instructional resource
on Irish bodhrán by a musician born outside of Ireland.” Mr. Kruspe is a graduate of Louisiana State University (MM,
2003) and The University of Central Florida (BME, 1999). He is also a former United States Marine Corps field
musician, having served with the Marine Forces Reserve Band in New Orleans, Louisiana. Mr. Kruspe is an Educational
Endorser for Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets.
Friday, 8:00 AM
MPAC
Concert Program
6th Grade Percussion Ensemble
Thunder on the Bay.......................................................Scott Harding.....................................................C. Alan Publications
Middle School Honors Ensemble
El Paso Waltz................................................................Brian Slawson .................................................Tapspace Publications
6th Grade Percussion Ensemble
When Witty Gets Bored.................................................Drew Crosby................................................Foggy Mountain Music
Middle School Percussion Ensemble
Kumi-Daiko....................................................................Scott Brown..................................................Row-Loff Publications
Cat & Mouse.....................................................................Ed Kiefer ........................................................C.Alan Publications
Joint University of North Alabama/Randolph School Ensemble
72 Pan Style...................................................................Greg Gumina...................................................................Gum Music
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S HOALS S YMPHONY
AT
UNA
The Shoals Symphony at UNA is a partnership organization
under the auspices of the University of North Alabama and
supported by the Shoals Symphony Association. The
Association is funded by the generosity of individual and
corporate sponsors, contributions by alumni and friends,
grants, and ticket sales. The Symphony encompasses the
perfect balance of UNA faculty and rising students (majors
and non-majors), as well as area professional musicians.
Dedicated, enthusiastic musicians are selected by open
audition. The Shoals Symphony at UNA began as a group of
local players wanting to make music together. It has grown and
evolved into a semi-professional regional orchestra and is
recognized as such by the Alabama State Council on the Arts.
We invite you to enjoy this year’s performances as we welcome
Dr. Daniel Stevens to the podium for the Symphony’s 33rd
season.
Daniel Stevens currently serves at the University of North Alabama as an Associate Professor of Music / Conductor
of the Shoals Symphony Orchestra, and Director of the Peery Center for Orchestral Studies. His roles include
conductor and artistic director of the Shoals Symphony Orchestra and teacher of applied violin/viola. As a conductor,
he has been the guest clinician/adjudicator for the Alabama Honor Strings Festival (ASTA), Kansas Music Educators
Association Large Ensemble and Solo & Ensemble contests, Northeast Oklahoma All-District Honors Orchestra, and
the Tulsa Metro Honors Orchestra. He had served on the faculty of Southwestern College (Winfield, KS) for eight years
as the Mazie Barnet Kilmer Chair for String Education and conductor of the South Kansas Symphony. He has also
served as Visiting Professor at the University of Tulsa as conductor of the University Orchestra. Daniel is regularly
invited to clinic/present at universities, recently including the Georgia Institute of Technology, Florida Southern College,
Northern Arizona University, the University of Tulsa, and Idaho State University. As a professional musician, Daniel is a permanent violist
with the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra and has played with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, Wichita Grand
Opera, Tulsa Philharmonic, Tulsa Opera Orchestra, Canton Symphony Orchestra, and Akron Symphony Orchestra. He has held esteemed
positions in the Aspen Music Festival Orchestra, the Wintergreen Music Festival Orchestra, and the Colorado Springs Music Festival Orchestra.
As a soloist, Daniel was a 1998 MTNA Regional Runner-Up Collegiate Soloist, and has been a feature chamber musician in the Ameropa
International Chamber Music Festival in Prague. In March 2010, Daniel performed in a Carnegie Hall – Weill Recital Hall debut through
Distinguished Concerts International, New York. Daniel has studied viola with Dr. Susan Dubois, Peter Slowik, Jeffrey Irvine, and Dr. Steven
Kruse. As an educator, Daniel received the United Methodist Exemplary Teacher award from Southwestern College in 2008. He has founded
two successful youth symphony programs (Tulsa Youth Concert Orchestra and Southwestern College Youth Symphonies) and was a Graduate
Teaching Fellow at the University of North Texas, teaching college major and minor viola students. Also, he has previously served as the
Graduate Teaching Assistant at Oklahoma State University, and the Instrumental Director of Central Christian School in Kidron, Ohio.
Daniel wishes to thank Anton Krutz, Misha Krutz, and KC Strings Violin Shop for their generous support of sponsorship. Daniel’s violin
and viola are premiere custom instruments made by Anton Krutz and family.
Concert Program
Thursday, 3:30 PM
MPAC
Marche Militaire, Op. 51, No.1.................Franz Schubert / arr. Leopold Damrosch .........................................Lucks Music
Hänsel and Gretel Overture...................................Englebert Humperdinck ........................................................Lucks Music
Suite from Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59 ........Richard Strauss / arr. Robert Mandell ...........................................Kalmus Pub.
Warrior Legacy ......................................................Soon Hee Newbold ...............................................FJH Music Company
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UAB C ONCERT C HOIR
UAB Concert Choir is the select choral ensemble at the
University of Alabama at Birmingham. Most recently, the
choir competed in the 2014 Interkultur 8th World Choir
Games in Riga, Latvia, winning a gold and two silver
medals in three categories (Youth Mixed, Musica sacra
with accompaniment, and Spiritual). The choir’s first CD
project, “Unceasing Love,” is available at digital outlets
including iTunes and Amazon, and via the department’s
online store. Additional activities include a World
Premiere performance of Glenn McClure’s Voices of
Freedom, a work commemorating the anniversaries of
the Civil Rights movement and the signing of the
Emancipation Proclamation in 2013, and K. Lee Scott’s
Gloria for MorningStar Publications in 2012. The choir
tours annually, and has given concerts in Philadelphia, PA, Knoxville, TN, Greenville, SC, and Virginia Beach, VA, and at the AMEA InService Conference in 2012. The choir has built a strong reputation of choral excellence, and has performed at past conferences of the
American Choral Directors Association(ACDA), and in international choral competitions, including the Fleischman International Trophy
Competition in Cork, Ireland and the 34th annual Florlilege Vocal de Tours in Tours, France.
Brian Kittredge joined the University of Alabama at Birmingham faculty in 2010 as Director of Choral Activities, where
he conducts the University Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, University Chorus, and teaches courses in conducting and
music education. Under his direction, the UAB Choirs have gained a strong presence regionally, nationally, and
internationally. Most recently, the UAB Concert Choir was invited to participate in the Interkultur 8th World Choir Games
in Riga, Latvia, where they earned Gold and Silver medals in three categories. Other notable performances include and
invitational performance at the 2012 Alabama Music Educators Conference in Montgomery, AL., and World Premiere
recording performances for MorningStar Music Publications. The UAB Choirs under his direction maintain an active
touring schedule, with annual concert appearances throughout the southeast. Prior to his appointment at UAB, Kittredge
served on the faculty at Louisiana State University, where he taught courses in choral conducting and conducted the LSU
Schola Cantorum. He also taught middle and high school at the Louise S. McGehee School in New Orleans, LA, where
his choirs appeared in performances at state, regional, and international festivals. Kittredge is an active clinician and guest conductor, and is
an active member of NAfME and ACDA. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Louisiana State University (2011), a Master of
Music degree from the Eastman School of Music (2004), and a Bachelor of Music degree from Mansfield University (2002).
Friday, 7:00 PM
Alabama Ballroom A
Concert Program
Cantate Domino .............................................Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643).........................................................cpdl.org
Bogoroditse Devo.......................................... Sergei Rachmaninoff(1873-1943)........................................................cpdl.org
Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe ...............................Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847).........................................................cpdl.org
Mid-Winter Songs.................................................Morten Lauridsen(b. 1943) ...........................Opus Music Publishers, Inc.
1. Lament for Pasiphaë
2. Like Snow
3. She Tells Her Love While Half Asleep
4. Mid-Winter Waking
This Little Light of Mine....................................arr. Moses Hogan(1957-2003) .............................Hal Leonard Corporation
Balleilakka ..............................................................arr. Ethan Sperry(b. 1971)......................................................Earthsongs
John, the Revelator............................................... arr. Stacey V. Gibbs(b. 1962)....................................................manuscript
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UNA C HAMBER C HOIR
AND
V OCAL J AZZ E NSEMBLE
UNA Chamber Choir - An elite group of singers, this ensemble appears on and off campus at events such
as the Renaissance Faire in Florence, on tour with the UNA Collegiate Singers, in collaboration with other
groups such as the UAH Concert Choir and Huntsville Youth Orchestra, and as part of the Alabama ACDA
Collegiate Choirs Festival. In the spring of 2009, they had the privilege of representing the University of
North Alabama on the Department of Music & Theatre’s first international tour to Italy. Since then, the
group toured to Costa Rica in the spring of 2011 and Ireland in spring 2013 as part of UNA’s Study Abroad
program; they completed a second tour to Italy in the spring of 2015. They have been featured performers
at the AMEA conference in 2006 and 2013.
UNA Vocal Jazz Ensemble - A small group chosen from among the members of the
UNA Collegiate Singers, this ensemble explores the uniquely American idiom of jazz as
well as pop and world music, often arranged by its members. They have been featured at
the W.C. Handy Music Festival in Florence, at the Panoply Festival of the Arts in Huntsville,
on tour with the Collegiate Singers, and regularly at special UNA events.
Originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Ian Loeppky has been Professor and Director of Choral Activities at
the University of North Alabama since the fall of 2003. His studies began at the University of Manitoba, continued at
the University of Minnesota with Kathy Romey, and finished at the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati with
Earl Rivers and Stephen Coker. He has also studied with Helmuth Rilling, Dale Warland, Frieder Bernius, Martin Isepp,
Charles Bruffy, and Bobby McFerrin. He is a member of the American Choral Directors Association, the Music
Educators National Convention, the National Collegiate Choral Organization, the Alabama Vocal Association, the
International Federation for Choral Music, Choral Canada, Phi Mu Alpha, and Pi Kappa Lambda. He is currently the
editor for the Reprise (the semi-annual publication of the Alabama chapter of ACDA) and on the editorial board for
Anacrusis, the journal of Choral Canada. Loeppky has worked as a singer, scholar, conductor, clinician, adjudicator, and
arranger in Canada, the United States, and Portugal. He directs all three choral ensembles at UNA and teaches
undergraduate and graduate choral conducting, choral techniques, world music, and graduate choral literature. In addition, he is founder and
artistic director of Florence Camerata and is in demand as a clinician and adjudicator throughout the region and internationally. His works
are published by Kelman Music Press, Santa Barbara Music Publishing, and UNC Jazz Press.
Concert Program
Friday, 7:00 PM
Alabama Ballroom A
A Jubilant Song..........................................................Norman Dello Joio ......................................................(Schirmer 9580)
I Am The Great Sun......................................................Jussi Chydenius ....................................................(Oxford X368828)
Batter My Heart, Three-Personed God..........................Richard Nance ................................................(Colla Voce 36-2209)
Ubi caritas....................................................................Maurice Duruflé...........................................(Éditions Durand 13901)
The Coolin.....................................................................Samuel Barber..........................................................(Schirmer 8910)
Son de la loma...............................................Miguel Matamoros, arr. Jonathan Quick...................... .............(Cypress 1067)
I’ll Be Seeing You...................................Irving Kahal and Sammy Fain, arr. Phil Mattson....... .....(Hal Leonard 08603316)
A Poison Tree...............................................................Lauren Sippola............................................................ .(Sulasol 1225)
Chandelier.................................................................Sia, tr. Nick Murphy...........................................................(Manuscript)
Wade In the Water........................................Traditional Spiritual, arr. Allen Koepke....................... .......(Santa Barbara 227)
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U NIVERSITY
OF
N ORTH A LABAMA P ERCUSSION G ROUP
The percussion ensemble at The University of
North Alabama is dedicated to exciting performances
of both new and historic repertoire for percussion
ensemble. Consisting of both percussion majors and
non-majors, the UNA percussion program features 3
percussion ensembles annually: The Percussion Group,
Percussion Ensemble and Percussion Orchestra. Each
of these groups vary in size to cover a wide range of
repertoire as well as to provide performing
opportunities to as many percussion students as
possible at UNA. Members of the percussion
ensembles are also active as performers in the 2013
Percussive Arts Society Drumline Battle winning Pride
of Dixie Drumline, The Shoals Symphony at UNA,
The UNA Studio Jazz Band, UNA Wind Ensemble and
UNA Concert Band. The UNA Percussion Group is a
smaller group selected by audition annually. This group
specializes in the highest level of chamber works for
percussion ensemble, as well as commissioning new
repertoire as well. The Percussion Group has recently
been selected to perform at the 2015 NAfME National
Conference and the 2016 AMEA State Convention.
Tracy Wiggins is assistant director of bands and coordinator of the percussion program at The University of North
Alabama. He has a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the HARTT School, University of Hartford. Dr. Wiggins holds
a Masters Degree in Percussion Performance from the University of New Mexico and a Bachelors Degree in Music
Education from Oklahoma State University. He has performed with The Huntsville Symphony, The Fayetteville
Symphony Orchestra, Florence Symphony Orchestra, Carolina Philharmonic and as principal percussionist for the Santa
Fe Symphony; marching percussion with the Freelancers and Black Gold Drum and Bugle Corps, as well as instructing
the DCI Division III World Championship finalist Delta Brigade and the Northern Aurora Drum and Bugle Corps, and
DCA Finalist Carolina Gold; and solo appearances at universities throughout the United States and Jordan. He is also
an active adjudicator for marching percussion throughout the southeast. His teachers have included Johnny Almendra,
Tricia Bovenschen, Wayne Bovenschen, Michael Bump, Joe Galeota, Ralph Hardimon, Gregg Koyle, Alexander Lepak,
Christopher Shultis, Ben Toth, Glen Velez and Nancy Zeltsman. Tracy has also performed on masterclasses for Evelyn
Glennie, Nebojsa Zivkovic and Robert Van Sice. Dr. Wiggins has premiered works by composers David Macbride,
Thomas DeLio, Daniel Davis and others. He is an artist/endorser for Yamaha Percussion, Black Swamp Percussion,
Innovative Percussion. Remo Drum Heads and Percussion, Beetle Percussion and Sabian Cymbals.
Friday, 8:00 AM
MPAC
Concert Program
Rancho Jubilee............................................................Andrew Beall .......................................................... Bachovich Music
2+1Ivan Trevino............................................................................................................................Published by the Composer
http://ivandrums.com/sheet-music-store/
Second Thoughts ........................................................................................Evan Chapman .........Published by the Composer
http://evanmchapman.com/
Trio Per Uno.......................................................Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic ........................................Edition Musica Europea
1. Meccanico
Higuita ....................................................................Stephen Whibley................................................... Tapspace Publications
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Posters to be presented at the HED Research Poster Session,
Friday, January 22, 2016, 1:00 - 3:00 pm, Exhibit Hall Lobby
Integrating EdTPA into the Undergraduate Music Ed Performance-Based Curriculum: A Comprehensive-Musicianship
Approach
Nancy H. Barry, Guy Harrison, Jane Kuehne, Auburn University
Motivation is a Two Way Street: Teacher Motivation is Key to Student Motivation
Shane Colquhoun, Loachapoka High School and Auburn University
Music Time (1956-72): A Pioneering Educational Television Show at the University of Alabama
Beth Rogers Davis, Marvin E. Latimer Jr., University of Alabama
The Effect of Different Postural Positions on Forced Inspiratory Values and Exhale Duration Values as Measured by the a
Spirometric Task and an Exhale Duration Task
Emily C. Gray, University of Alabama
Psychology of Music and the Journal of Research in Music Education: The Durability of 25 Years of Published Works
Carl B. Hancock, The University of Alabama
Harry Price, Kennesaw State University
A descriptive analysis of 55 years of literature performed at the Alabama Bandmasters Association State Concert Band
Assessment.
Carl B. Hancock, Michelle Scroggie, Arie Vandewaa, Brian Lindsay, The University of Alabama
The Effect of A Conductor’s Positive/Negative delivery of Instruction on a Musician’s Self-Assessment of Expression
During Rehearsal Using a Fifteen-Point Expression Rubric.
Timothy Allen Heath, University of Alabama
A Study of Collegiate Choral Music Education Curricula Across the Nation’s Top Public Universities
Sarah E. Justus, The University of Alabama
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Jane M. Kuehne, Auburn University
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Brian E. Lindsay, University of Alabama
Examining the use of Error Detection Methods in Undergraduate Instrumental Conducting Courses
Chapel J. McCullough, Auburn University
A Content Analysis of Repertoire Performed at American Choral Directors Association National Conferences
Hilen E. Powell, University of Alabama
Krystal Stark
The Influence of Marching Band Participation on the Development of Effective Music Teaching Skills
Erik W. Richards, Delta State University
The Effect of Convergent and Divergent Thinking on Choral Recording Evaluation
Krystal A. Stark, University of Alabama
Through the Eyes of Preservice Teachers
E. Danielle Todd, The University of Alabama
The Effect of Chair Placement on Students’ Attention During a Lecture Class
Kaitlyn Traylor, University of Alabama
The Influence of Decision-Making Styles and Musical Factors on Band Directors’ Selection of Repertoire for The Georgia
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Steven S. Tyndall, Truett-McConnell College
Developing a Community of Practice: Examining the Impact on K-12 Music Educators
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All-State Middle School Jazz Band Clinician
Mr. David Allinder will be directing the middle school jazz band. Mr. Allinder is the band director at Shades Valley High School
in Birmingham where his symphonic, marching, and jazz bands have received statewide and national acclaim. Mr. Allinder was
previously the band director at Gresham Middle School in Birmingham where he had a tremendously successful program. He
is an active bass player throughout the Birmingham area. He holds a bachelors and masters degree from the University of
Alabama. David was a 2009 district finalist for state teacher of the year. He is a member of the Phi Beta Mu honorary band fraternity
and the National Band Association. David currently resides in McCalla, Alabama with his wife Jennifer and their children, Tanner and
Mackenzie.
Brian Balmages is an active composer, conductor, producer, and performer. His fresh compositional ideas have resulted in a high
demand for his wind, brass, and orchestral music throughout the world. He received his bachelor’s degree in music from James Madison
University and his master’s degree from the University of Miami in Florida. Mr. Balmages’ compositions have been performed worldwide
at conferences including the College Band Directors National and Regional Conferences, the Midwest Clinic, the International
Tuba/Euphonium Conference, the International Trombone Festival, and the International Trumpet Guild Conference.. His music has
been performed by members of leading orchestras including the St. Louis Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, National Symphony,
and others. He has also had world premieres in prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall and performances at the Macy’s Day
Thanksgiving Day Parade and abroad. Currently, he is Director of Instrumental Publications for The FJH Music Company Inc. in Fort
Lauderdale, Florida. He resides in Baltimore with his wife, Lisa and their sons, Jacob and Collin.
Dr. Jeffrey Benson is currently Director of Choral Activities at San José State University in San José, California. Previously, Dr. Benson
served as Director of Choral Activities and Fine Arts Department Chair at H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program in Arlington, Virginia.
The Washington Post hails his choirs for singing “with an exquisite blend, subtlety of phrasing, confident musicianship and fully supported
tone…that would be the envy of some professional ensembles." Benson received his Masters degree and his Doctorate in Choral
Conducting/Music Education from The Florida State University and his Bachelors degree in Music Education from New York University.
Alabama Honor Choir Clinician
Tucker Biddlecombe is associate professor and director of choral activities at Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music, where he
serves as conductor of the Vanderbilt Chorale and Symphonic Choir, and teaches courses in choral conducting. In addition, he serves
as director of Blair's five-year bachelor of music/teacher education degree (Ma5) program offered in conjunction with the Peabody
College of Education at Vanderbilt. Biddlecombe holds a Ph.D. in music education and M.Mus. in choral conducting from Florida State
University, and a B.Mus. in vocal performance and music education from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam. He is a native
of Buffalo, N.Y., and resides in Nashville with his wife, Mary Biddlecombe, who is artistic director of the Blair Children’s Chorus
program.
George R. Boulden holds the rank of Associate Professor of Music and is the Associate Director of Bands at the University of
Kentucky, where he serves as the conductor of the Symphony Band. Additionally, he teaches conducting, music technology, and
supervises student teachers. Previously, he taught for nine years in the public schools of South Carolina and Florida, and was the
recipient of the ASBDA-Stanbury Award as the outstanding young band director in Florida -and- the Southeastern region of the United
States. In 2011, George was selected as the Kentucky Music Educators Association College/University Teacher of the Year. In February of
2014 George received the Outstanding Bandmaster Award from the Psi Chapter of Phi Beta Mu, international bandmasters fraternity.
Active as an adjudicator for Bands of America, Drum Corps International, and Drum Corps Japan, George has also served as a clinician
and guest conductor throughout the United States, Canada, and Japan. George also serves as editor of the Bluegrass Music News, the
official journal of the Kentucky Music Educators Association. George resides in Richmond with his wife, Shelly, daughters, Jenna and
Julianna, and sons, Bob and Jonah.
All-State Show Choir Choreographer
Kye Brackett is a native Floridian who, via Los Angeles, is currently residing in Las Vegas, Nevada, his self-proclaimed "City of
Dreams". Throughout his 30 year career his many talents have taken his life into many areas of the entertainment field. As a
singer/dancer Kye has been in Broadway, LA and West End productions of Five Guys Named Moe (for which he garnered a NAACP
Image Award), Dreamgirls and Rent as well as the internationally acclaimed command performance for the Queen of England called,
“Hey, Mr. Producer”. As a choreographer Kye has choreographed for The Miss America Pageant, Walt Disney World, The Muppets,
and Holland America Cruise Lines. He also choreographed and starred in the musical revue “Could It Be Magic”, the Barry Manilow
Songbook which played at The Mercury Theater in Chicago. Recently Kye toured with Manilow in his “Final Farewell” tour in which
he served as both background vocalist and staging director.
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Joe Brennan is the director of the string program at Haverford Middle and High Schools, located in suburban Philadelphia; a position
he has held for the past 29 years. He directs five orchestras at the secondary level and teaches general music at the Middle School. In
addition to his teaching duties, Joe is the Music Department Co-Chair for the School District of Haverford Township. While at
Haverford, Joe has brought many string chamber ensembles and orchestras to perform at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association
(PMEA) annual state convention. In 2006, Joe was recognized by PMEA with the Citation of Excellence Award. The Haverford High
School Orchestra has participated in a “Side-by-Side” rehearsal and performance with the Philadelphia Orchestra, as well as having
represented the State of Pennsylvania by performing in America’s 400th Anniversary, a national event, with President Bush in attendance,
to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first permanent English settlement in the US, namely Jamestown. Joe lives in Hainesport,
New Jersey with his wife and children and enjoys doing many DIY homeowner projects. Since being a kidney donor, Joe, has been an
advocate for organ donor awareness.
Jon Bubbett is in his 34th year of teaching, having served as band director at Thompson High School since 1993. The Thompson Wind
Ensemble performed for the AMEA In-Service Conference in 2014 and the National Concert Band Festival in 2015.
Bubbett is a five-time recipient of the NBA Citation of Excellence Award. The Thompson Wind Ensemble was awarded the NBA
Programs of Excellence “Blue Ribbon” Award for 2014. Bubbett is the recipient of the Phi Beta Mu, Rho Chapter 2015 “Bandmaster
of the Year” Award. He has served as panelist for both AMEA In-Service Conference and Midwest Clinic.
Dr. Frank Buck served as a band director, principal and central office administrator during a career in education spanning almost 30
years. He was band director at Goodwyn Jr. High school and Pizitz Middle School. Both programs were recognized as "Band of the
Month" in the United States by Bandribbons, Inc. Frank has been named to Who's Who in American Education, Outstanding Young
Men of America, and has numerous honors in the field of music education, including the National Band Association Citation of
Excellence. He holds degrees in music education and flute performance from Jacksonville State University, a Masters in music education
from the University of Alabama, Educational Specialist degree from the University of Montevallo, and Doctorate from the University
of Alabama at Birmingham. Currently, Frank provides sessions all over North America on organization and social media techniques
made easy for music educators.
Gene Butler is in his 6th year as Director of Bands at Trinity Presbyterian School in Montgomery, AL. Mr. Butler received his Bachelor
of Music Education and Masters of Science in Music Education degrees from Troy University. Under his leadership the Trinity Band
Program has grown from 39 students to over 80 students. At Trinity, Mr. Butler teaches 5th Grade Beginning Band, Middle School
Beginning Band, Middle School Concert Band, Marching Band, Symphonic Band, and Music Technologies. Mr. Butler currently serves
as the Vice-Chairman for ABA District VI and was awarded the Outstanding Young Music Educator of the Year for 2015 from AMEA.
Randall Coleman is currently the Associate Director of Bands and Associate Professor of Music at the University of Alabama where
he serves as the conductor of the Alabama Symphonic Band, the Associate Conductor of the Alabama Wind Ensemble, and the CoDirector of the Million Dollar Band. He also teaches graduate and undergraduate conducting and wind band literature classes.
Additionally, Professor Coleman serves as Conductor and Artistic Director of the Alabama Winds, an all-adult community wind
band based in Birmingham, Alabama. Prior to his appointment to the faculty at the University of Alabama, Mr. Coleman enjoyed a
successful 25-year career as a high school band director and supervisor in metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia. He received his Bachelor of
Science Degree in Music Education at Jacksonville State University (AL), and the Masters of Music Education degree from Georgia
State University (GA). Professor Coleman has served as a guest conductor of the Sabina Wind Orchestra in Rieti, Italy, and has presented
a Rehearsal Lab clinic session at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago, Illinois. He has conducted All State and Regional Bands across the
country, and has conducted the University of Alabama Million Dollar Band in performances at the Southeastern Conference Football
Championships, and in the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, Louisiana, the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California and the Orange Bowl in
Miami, Florida, where the Crimson Tide won the 2009, 2011 and 2012 BCS National Championship Games.
All-State Silver Jazz Band Clinician
Dr. Chip Crotts, a world-class jazz trumpet player, is the director of jazz studies at the Georgia Institute of Technology in
Atlanta, Georgia where he directs the jazz ensemble and assists with the marching band. He has worked with numerous groups
(including several top 12 drum and bugle corps) and professional musicians throughout his career. Dr. Crotts holds degrees
from East Carolina University, Penn State University and a doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin.
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Jim Cude serves as Band/Fine Arts Director of Whitesburg High School in Whitesburg, Texas. His bands have consistently received
the UIL Sweepstakes award and have advanced to the State Marching Contest in 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2013. The band was a finalist
in 2004 and 2013. In 2013 they were named the Class 2A State Marching Band Champions. Mr. Cude is active as a clinician and
adjudicator both in Texas and in Oklahoma. He previously served as a member of the Executive Board as the 3A representative to the
ATSSB and on the State Board of TMEA as Region 2 President. He is currently serving as President-Elect of the Association of
Texas Small School Bands. He is a member of TMEA, ATSSB, TMAA and Phi Beta Mu.
Dr. Ellary Draper is Assistant Professor of Music Therapy at The University of Alabama. Dr. Draper has worked as a music therapist
with a variety of ages and populations and as an elementary general music teacher. Currently she serves as the Chair of Multicultural
and Special Education Committee for the Alabama Music Educators Association. Her research is published in the Journal of Music Therapy,
Journal of Research in Music Education, General Music Today, and Ala Breve. She holds degrees in music education and music therapy from
Westminster Choir College, Florida State University, and The University of Texas at Austin.
Beth A. Fabrizio holds a Bachelor of Music from the Eastman School of Music in Clarinet Performance and a Masters of Music in
Conducting, Education and Performance from Ithaca College. She has studied conducting with Rodney Winther and Dr. Donald
Hunsberger and Clarinet with Michael Webster, Richard Waller, Stanley Hasty, William Osseck, Carmine Campione and performed in
master classes with Richard Stoltzman. Ms. Fabrizio maintains a private clarinet studio with numerous students pursuing careers in
music education, therapy, recording and performance. She herself performs as the principal clarinetist and personnel manager with The
Greater Rochester Music Educators Wind Ensemble, and former Eb clarinet with The Perinton Concert Band. Beth is a freelance
performer with operas, orchestras and musicals. Ms. Fabrizio is an active artist/ clinician for The D'adarrio Corporation.
Denise Gagné is a music specialist with 35 years of experience teaching band, choir and classroom music from pre-school to university
levels. She has degrees in music and education, as well as Level 3 training in both Kodály and Orff. Her choirs and bands have won
many awards at Music Festivals and have performed for local and national sporting events, on national radio and even for the Queen.
She has been a workshop presenter in every Canadian province and territory and more than 43 states. She presents regularly for Orff
and Kodály chapters, music educators conferences and preschool and kindergarten conferences in Canada, the USA, Asia, Europe and
Australia! Denise is currently the managing editor of Themes & Variations.
Dr. Denise A. Gainey is Associate Professor of Clarinet and Instrumental Music Education and Coordinator of Graduate Studies in
Music at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. A Backun Artist/ Clinican, Gainey is the Secretary of the International Clarinet
Association, and is an active clinician and recitalist throughout the United States. Gainey has compiled and edited a collection of clarinet
solos, Solos for Clarinet, published by Carl Fischer in 200. She received the BME from Florida State University, the MM in Clarinet
Performance from The University of North Texas, and the DMA in Clarinet from The University of Kentucky.
Andrew Gekoskie is The Music Director of the fully professional Winchester Orchestra and its new music ensemble The Orchestra
X Project. With over 35 years of experience as a performing pianist and 27 years as a conductor, Gekoskie has conducted throughout
the U.S. and has been recognized by colleagues, performers, international organizations, and leading professionals. Making his Carnegie
Hall conducting debut in 2003, Gekoskie has conducted performances in many major venues in the U.S. and Europe. Other
achievements include: Guest on National Public Radio's Desert Island Disks, published and featured in Music Industry Magazines,
recognized with national awards including the Citation of Excellence, producer of professional and educational concerts with guest
artists the Hartt Symphony Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, the University of Michigan Symphony
Band, the Dennis DiBlasio Quartet, the Chris Vadala Quartet, and the Hartt Wind Symphony. A Pennsylvania native, Gekoskie is the
founder and former Music Director of the Lehigh Valley Youth Wind Orchestra and former Assistant Conductor of the Sparta
Symphony Orchestra in New Jersey. He has served as the Artistic Director, Resident Conductor, and Music Director for Campus
International Music Festivals, held Artistic Director positions in Pennsylvania and Texas, and regularly guest conducts orchestras, and
wind orchestras.
Dr. John Ginocchio is the Director of Bands and Music Program Coordinator at Southwest Minnesota State University where he directs
all the bands and teaches conducting and instrumental music education courses. Dr. Ginocchio holds Doctor of Arts and Master of
Music degrees from Ball State University and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Indiana University. Prior to accepting the
position at SMSU, he was a doctoral assistant director in the band department at Ball State University, and before that he was the
Director of Instrumental Music for the Adams Central Community Schools in Monroe, Indiana, a position he held for ten years.
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Otto Gross is a cum laude graduate of Berklee College of Music with a degree in Music Education. He has taught General Music, Band,
Chorus, Jazz Band, Percussion and private lessons in Massachusetts, Maryland and Tennessee. He has performed with artists including
Bobby McFerrin & The Marsalis Brothers. Otto has toured internationally with EMI artists as a music director, pianist, bassist and
drummer. Otto is currently a Training Representative and songwriter for QuaverMusic.com and has a passion to see children excited
to learn about music!
Alabama All-State Show Choir Clinician
Paul Gulsvig taught vocal music for 33 years, and retired in 2006 from Onalaska High School in Onalaska, WI, where he taught for
28 of those 33 years. Paul’s desire to positively inspire all teachers and their students led him into a retirement career that he refers to
as More Than Music. This career includes serving as retreat presenter, show doctor, motivational speaker, as well as conducting
leadership and in-service workshops for school districts. He has assisted a wide variety of schools, including elementary, middle and
high schools, college and graduate programs. Paul also serves as a show choir adjudicator and clinician, as well as All-State and Honor
Choir clinician. His varied expertise and encouraging love of students and teachers has taken him to at least 30 states, including
Alabama, Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, California, as well
as his home state of Wisconsin. He is most proud of his three children who have college degrees in music, two of which are choral
conductors. In his spare time you will find Paul on the golf course, working out at the fitness center, or spending time with his grand
twins, Hailey and Riley and their baby sister, Lily.
Timothy Heath is a doctoral student in music education at The University of Alabama. He is graduate teaching assistant for the
university bands and assists with undergraduate music education courses. He has taught in North Carolina at Spring Creek High School,
EE Smith Middle School, and adjunct at the University of Mount Olive. Timothy holds degrees from the University of North Carolina
at Greensboro and the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.
Dr. Edward C. “Ted” Hoffman, III, is Assistant Professor of Music and Head of Music Education at the University of Montevallo,
where he coordinates the undergraduate music education programs, teaches graduate coursework in the Master of Education program,
directs tuba/euphonium studies, administers the summer Young Musicians’ Camp, and is faculty advisor to the University of Montevallo
chapter of NAfME-Collegiate. He is a member of the Executive Governing Board of the Alabama Music Educators’ Association,
State Advisor for AL-NAfME Collegiate, Chair of the Alabama Teacher Education Committee, and serves as the Alabama representative
to the National Board of the NAfME Society for Music Education.
Dr. Kelly Hollingsworth currently serves as the music specialist at Auburn Early Education Center and is in her sixteenth year teaching
elementary music. She has also been an adjunct instructor at Southern Union State Community College and Troy University-Phenix City.
Years after completing her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Mobile, Kelly earned her M.Ed. and Ph.D. from Auburn University.
Her research interests include music literacy, early childhood music education, and teacher efficacy. She has presented posters of her
research at AMEA. A longtime member of AMEA, Kelly has served as the hospitality chair and District V co-chair for the
elementary/general division. Kelly has been Teacher of the Year at three Auburn City elementary schools, was the 2013-2014 Auburn
City Schools Elementary Teacher of the Year, and a sweet sixteen finalist for the 2013-2014 Alabama Teacher of the Year.
All-State Bronze Jazz Band Clinician
Mr. Bryan Hooten, a graduate of Vestavia Hills High School in Birmingham, is director of bands at Collegiate High School in
Richmond, Virginia. Previously on the faculty of Virginia Commonwealth University, Bryan taught the Jazz Ensemble II, jazz trombone,
and theory. Mr. Hooten is a member of the nationally acclaimed group, No BS Brass Band, and he maintains an active schedule as a
professional trombonist in Richmond, Virginia. He holds degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi and Virginia
Commonwealth University.
Gene Inglis, a graduate of Jacksonville State University, has completed his 42nd year teaching and his 12th year as Director of Bands
at Saks High School in Anniston, Alabama. He retired as Director of Bands for Rome City Schools June 30, 2003, completing his 11th
year at Rome High School, which was created in 1992. Prior to that, he was director for 12 years at West Rome High School and 6 years
at West Rome Junior High School. His first position was at Scottsboro Junior High School in Scottsboro, Alabama. Gene received the
national award; the “Legion of Honor” presented by the John Phillip Sousa Foundation and the National Band Association, and was
recognized at the Midwest Band Clinic in Chicago, IL, December 2002. Inglis received the “Citation of Excellence” presented by the
National Band Association in 2007 and was listed as the Alabama recipient for the “50 Directors Making a Difference” in Band and
Orchestra Magazine. Gene is married to the former Shenley Back of Gadsden, Alabama. They have three children, Tony, Allison
Brown, & Gena Inglis Nix; and four grandchildren, Taylor and Emma Nix, T.J. Brown, and Claire Inglis.
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Stuart Ivey is serving in his second year as Director of Bands at Huntsville High School. Mr. Ivey was born and raised in Huntsville
and is a graduate of Grissom High School. He received a Bachelor of Music Education from Auburn University and a Master of Music
in Trombone Performance from the University of Missouri in Columbia. Mr. Ivey began his teaching career as the Associate Director
of Bands at Baldwin County High School in Bay Minette, AL, where he also taught 7th and 8th grade. He also served as Director of
Bands at Vinemont High School and Middle School for one year, where he taught grades 6-12. Throughout his teaching tenure, Mr.
Ivey's bands have received consistent Superior ratings in both marching and concert settings. Mr. Ivey has been involved with many other
teaching opportunities, including the Macy's Great American Marching Band, Auburn Marching Leadership Camp, and Camp Fasola,
a shape note singing camp for all ages. He has also taught private lessons on all brass instruments as well as drum major lessons. Stuart
and his wife, Courtney, reside in Madison, AL, and are expecting their first child in August!
Gail Kopetz joined the music department at Mississippi State University in 2014 where she directs the Women’s Chorale, supervises
student teachers, and teaches piano. Prior to joining the faculty at MSU, Mrs. Kopetz directed the Women’s Chorus at Capital University
and served as Choral Director and Music Coordinator at Columbus School for Girls (OH). Mrs. Kopetz holds a Bachelor in Music
Education from The Ohio State University, a Master of Music from The University of Utah, Orff-Schulwerk certification (I- post
Level III), and administrative licensure. She has served on the AOSA board of trustees, has been a Levels instructor, has spent many
years teaching music K-12 in both pubic and private institutions, and provided both undergraduate and graduate teacher preparation
instruction at the following institutions: Furman University, Utah State University, and the University of Utah. She has been active as
a presenter and clinician with professional invitations from many organizations including: OMEA, UMEA, OAIS, Midwest Kodály
Conference, and AOSA.
Anna Kozlowski has worked in the Educator Preparation section of the Alabama State Department of Education since 2006 and leads
the effort to revise the program review process. She has also served on review teams for the Council for the Accreditation of Education
Preparation (CAEP).
Dr. Jane M. Kuehne, Associate Professor of Music Education at Auburn University, teaches undergraduate and graduate music
education courses, coordinates/supervises labs and internships, supervises graduate research, and is academic advisor for undergraduate
and graduate music education students. She earned bachelors and masters degrees from the UT San Antonio, where she was named
Outstanding Alumna in music in 2009, and a Ph.D. from FSU. In 2008, she established the Beethoven & Me project, for which she
received the 2010 Robby D. Gunstream Award from the College Music Society. Her main research interests are sight-singing and
teaching music with at-risk/disadvantaged students. Dr. Kuehne’s research and writing has been published in Journal of Research in
Music Education, Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, Southern Music Education Journal, Journal of Technology
in Music Learning, Ala Breve, Mississippi Music News, New Jersey Tempo, and others. Current research projects include analysis of
undergraduate music education students' attitudes when teaching at-risk high school students for which she currently has a paper under
review.
Mildred Lanier received her Music and Business education in the United States and Europe. She holds a B.A. degree from Samford
University, a Masters Degree in Music from The University of Oklahoma, and a Masters in Public and Private Management from
Birmingham-Southern College. She has studied at the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria, and the E.M. Lyon
Business School in Lyon, France. Because of her education, Ms. Lanier has been blessed with many wonderful opportunities to use her
education and her talents. As an Instructor at Jefferson State Community College, Ms. Lanier has taught 8 years in the Business and
Information Systems Department and was honored in 2010 by the Chancellor of the Alabama Community College System with the
Alabama Community College System Award of Excellence. Because of her broad academic credentials and degrees, Ms. Lanier was
recently selected to become the full-time Music Instructor for the Shelby-Hoover. She continues to teach Management and Marketing
in the Business Department. Chosen by her peers, she is the newly elected member of the Planning Council for the Shelby-Hoover
campus for Jefferson State.
Dr. Marvin E. Latimer, Jr. is Associate Professor of Choral Music Education, Chair of the Music Education Department, and
Assistant Director of the School of Music at the University of Alabama. He has published research in numerous journals and is a
frequent presenter at state, national, and international music conferences and symposia. Dr. Latimer is President of the Alabama Choral
Directors Association and Chair of the Organizational History Subcommittee of the ACDA Research and Publications Committee.
Andy Meadows is the Arts Education Specialist in the Instructional Services division under the Office of Teaching and Learning at
the Alabama State Department of Education. This position includes the responsibility for coordinating and implementing fine arts
education programs and curriculum in all disciplines as well as staff duties and responsibilities. He is a native of Alabama where he
received his undergraduate degree at Huntingdon College and his Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Alabama. He has served
as a visual arts educator and fines arts administrator for the past 20 years. Andy has exhibited his work in national and international
shows and his work has been collected by museums and private collectors.
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Soon Hee Newbold was born in Seoul, Korea and adopted as an infant by the Newbold family. She spent her childhood, along with
two sisters, in Frederick, Maryland. Soon Hee began playing piano at age five and violin at age seven. As a soloist and in professional
orchestras throughout the world, Ms. Newbold has appeared in venues such as Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Wolf Trap, Disney
World, Aspen, and Tanglewood and in countries like Scotland, England, Korea, Taiwan, and Japan. Ms. Newbold received her Bachelor
of Music degree from James Madison University where she concentrated on film scoring, orchestration, and audio production. As an
actress, Soon Hee expanded her experiences to film and television. She got her first break in the film, “The Waterboy,” starring Adam
Sandler, and first television role in the family comedy, “Camp Tanglefoot.” Sadly, Ms. Newbold’s mother was diagnosed with
Huntington's disease, a terminal, devastating genetic neurological illness for which there is little treatment and no cure. Soon Hee
wrote the popular song “Endless Dreams,” and dedicated it to those affected by Huntington’s to spread awareness and hope. Published
through the FJH Music Company, Soon Hee’s compositions can be heard around the world in film, orchestras, and other performing
groups. Outside of work, Ms. Newbold enjoys martial arts and weapons training and has black belts in Taekwondo, Hapkido, and
Kigumdo.
Caroline Nordlund is a lecturer at Samford University where she teaches string methods, instrumental pedagogy, and plays in the
Samford University Faculty String Quartet. She is also Coordinator of Strings of the Samford University Music Academy. Caroline
teaches violin at the Alabama School of Fine Arts and serves as the President for the Alabama chapter of the American String Teachers
Association. Caroline earned a Master of Music in violin performance and pedagogy from Northwestern University as a student of
Gerardo Ribeiro. At Northwestern, she was awarded the Richard and Helen Thomas Fellowship while a graduate assistant to Stacia
Spencer and Dr. James Kjelland. Caroline is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda, American String Teachers Association and Music Teachers
National Association. Originally from South Carolina, she graduated summa cum laude from the University of South Carolina with a
Bachelor of Music in violin performance.
Bruce Pearson grew up in Bloomington, Minnesota. He has taught at the elementary, junior high, high school and college levels for
over 40 years. In December of 1998, Dr. Pearson was awarded the prestigious Midwest Clinic Medal of Honor in recognition of his
outstanding contributions to music education. In 2007, he was the recipient of the Distinguished Alumni award at St. Cloud State
University. Also in 2007, he was recognized as the first Patron for the Maryborough Conference in Queensland, Australia. Dr. Pearson
continues to serve as a guest lecturer, clinician, and conductor in addition to his work as a composer, arranger, and author.
Scott L. Phillips is Associate Professor of Music Technology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He frequently makes
scholarly presentations, leads panels and reading academic papers at top music, education, and technology conferences. His book Beyond
Sound: The College and Career Guide in Music Technology was released in 2013 and has sold around the world. He is a former middle school
and high school music teacher, and is often called upon by major music technology companies to serve as a trainer, clinician, and
consultant in schools, churches, theaters, and recording studios.
David Pryor has been teaching for 26 years. He is a graduate of Loyola University. He has taught in Louisiana, Missouri and Alabama.
He is Director of Instrumental Music/ Music Department Chairman at Faith Academy in Mobile. He is on Staff of Mobile Singing
Children. He is a member of ABA, AMEA, NAfMe, NBA, AISBA and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. He has served as ABA District 7
Chairman and is presently District 7 Vice-Chairman. He was awarded the “Citation of Honor” in 2005 and in 2015 from the NBA and
awarded Faith Academy “Teacher of the Year” in 1998. He was honored by the “Fiesta-val” Invitational Music Festival in Atlanta, GA
with the “Award of Distinction” in April 2013.
Phillip Riggs is currently a music instructor at the North Carolina School of Science and Math in Durham, NC. Phillip is a recipient
of the Exceptional Contribution in Outreach Award presented each year by the University Of North Carolina Board Of Governors
for his work with music education programs throughout North Carolina. Prior to joining the NCSSM faculty, he was the first band
director and fine arts chair at Ronald Reagan High School in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System. Before assuming that
position, Mr. Riggs taught in Davidson County for sixteen years. Twelve of those years were with the Ledford Bands. During his
tenure, the Ledford Middle and High School Bands and High School Choirs under his direction received numerous Superior Ratings
at the state concert festival (MPA). He received his undergraduate degree from Appalachian State University and his master’s degree
from the University of North Carolina Greensboro. Mr. Riggs is a Past President of the North Carolina Band Directors Association.
Roger Sams retired from the music classroom in 2013 after 31 years of teaching music in public and private schools. He has served
as adjunct faculty, teaching methods courses and supervising student teachers at Cleveland State University and has been on the faculty
in teacher education programs at the University of St. Thomas, Cleveland State University, Akron University, the University of Montana,
University of Missouri-St. Louis, and other venues throughout the US. Roger is a regular presenter at state, regional, and national
conferences, has served on the AOSA National Board of Trustees, and has worked with teachers in Canada, China, Indonesia and
India.
He currently serves as Director of Publications and Music Education Consultant at Music is Elementary
(www.MusicIsElementary.com). Trained in Gestalt therapy, Roger is interested in the power of choice in the artistic process, teaching,
and life. He is the co-author of “Purposeful Pathways: Possibilities for the Elementary Music Classroom” with Beth Ann Hepburn.
He has published works for children’s choirs in the “Crooked River Choral Project” series and a collection of rounds and partner songs
entitled, “A Round My Heart.”
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Jeanette Shorey has been a general music teacher and choir director for 17 years. She has also directed the Florida Singing Sons. Jeanette
currently teaches at Oak Mountain Intermediate School and Shelby Elementary School. Jeanette earned her undergraduate degree at The
University of Florida and has also earned a Masters degree in Elementary Education with a specialization in Literacy. Jeanette is a
National Board Certified teacher and integrates literacy skills into every lesson.
Charles G. “Skip” Snead serves as Director of the Music School and Professor of Horn at the University of Alabama. He has
performed internationally as a soloist and chamber musician and is a founding member of the widely acclaimed TransAtlantic Horn
Quartet. He has solo recordings available on the Centaur and MSR Classics Labels, and serves on the Board of Advisors for The
International Horn Competition of America. He also serves as an on-site accreditation evaluator for NASM. He has performed with
many orchestras throughout his career and has been principal horn in the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra for 27 years.
All-State Gold Jazz Band Clinician
Mike Steinel is a jazz trumpeter, pianist, composer and arranger. He is presently Professor of Jazz Studies at the University of North
Texas where he teaches jazz improvisation, Jazz Artist in Residence at Bethel College and was on the faculty of Northern Illinois
University. Internationally recognized as a jazz educator Mike is the author of Building a Jazz Vocabulary and Essential Elements for Jazz
Ensemble both published by Hal Leonard Music Corporation. Mike is an active clinician and guest artist and has performed throughout
the US, Canada and in Europe. He has performed as soloist at the MENC and IAJE national conventions and at the Midwest Band
and Orchestra Clinic. His playing experience includes work with Clark Terry, Don Ellis, Bill Evans, Jerry Bergonzi and recordings with
the Chicago Jazz Quintet and the Frank Mantooth Big Band. Honors received include an Illinois Arts Council Chairman's Grant and
a jazz fellowship grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Mr. Steinel has served as Co-Chair of the Jazz Advisory Panel for
the National Endowment for the Arts and holds a BME degree from Emporia State University and a MME degree from the University
of North Texas.
Daniel Stevens currently serves at the University of North Alabama as an Associate Professor of Music / Conductor of the Shoals
Symphony Orchestra, and Director of the Peery Center for Orchestral Studies. His roles include conductor and artistic director of the
Shoals Symphony Orchestra and teacher of applied violin/viola. As a conductor, he has been the guest clinician/adjudicator for the
Kansas Music Educators Association Large Ensemble and Solo & Ensemble contests, at the Northeast Oklahoma All-District Honors
Orchestra, and the Tulsa Metro Honors Orchestra. He had served on the faculty of Southwestern College (Winfield, KS) for eight years
as the Mazie Barnet Kilmer Chair for String Education and conductor of the South Kansas Symphony. He has also served as Visiting
Professor at the University of Tulsa as conductor of the University Orchestra. Daniel is regularly invited to clinic/present at universities,
recently including the Georgia Institute of Technology, Florida Southern College, Northern Arizona University, the University of Tulsa,
and Idaho State University. Daniel wishes to thank Anton Krutz, Misha Krutz, and KC Strings Violin Shop for their generous support
of sponsorship. Daniel’s violin and viola are premiere custom instruments made by Anton Krutz and family.
Gary Stith has authored numerous articles and penned chapters in The Drum and Percussion Cookbook published by Meredith, the Conductors
Anthology published by The Instrumentalist, and served as Contributing Editor for a recent compilation entitled Classic Beginning Solos for
the Complete Percussionist published by Kendor. He is active percussion adjudicator and has played with the American Wind Symphony
Orchestra and the Columbus Symphony. He is currently Professor/Conductor Emeritus and former Coordinator of Music Education
at the Greatbatch School of Music, Houghton College in Houghton, NY, where he was the recipient of the 2010-11 Excellence in
Teaching Award. Gary is also the author of Score & Rehearsal Preparation: A Realistic Approach for Instrumental Conductors
published by Meredith Music Publication.
Tiffani Stricklin has taught elementary music for 13 years at Greenwood Elementary and Minor Community Schools in Jefferson
County, Alabama. She graduated in 2002 from the University of Montevallo with a Bachelor’s of Music Education. In 2015, she
graduated with a Master’s of English as a Second Language from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is also a National
Board Certified Teacher. She has served in many positions on the board of the Alabama Chapter of the American Orff-Schulwerk
Association. She is currently a District Chairperson for the Elementary Division of the Alabama Music Educators Association.
Dr. Matthew D. Talbert is currently Assistant Professor of Music Education/Music at Berea College, in Berea, KY, where his duties
include overseeing the Music Education program, directing the Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble, and teaching applied lessons. Prior
to his appointment at Berea, Talbert was a band director in the public schools of North Carolina. Dr. Talbert is a member of NAfME,
the Kentucky Music Educators Association, the National Band Association, and Pi Kappa Lambda. Dr. Talbert earned Music Education
degrees from Appalachian State University, and a Ph.D. in Music Education from the University of South Carolina.
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Becky Rodgers Warren is currently an associate band director at Mandan Middle School. Her duties include recruiting for beginning
band, coordinating the 6th grade band program, and director of the Marching Braves. Mrs. Warren's clinic presentations include AMEA,
NDMEA, SDMEA, and Midwest. She served two terms on the Board of the ABA and was President-elect. She served as President of
AMEA and founded FAME. She is a member of NAfME, NBA, and Phi Beta Mu-having served a two year term as the President of
the North Dakota Chapter. She has also served on the Board of NDMEA.
Ben Watson has been employed for the Dale County Board Of Education for the past six years. He currently teaches general music
kindergarten through sixth grade. At the High school level he is in his second year of teaching guitar. Mr. Watson is 1987 graduate of
Susan Moore High School in Blount County Alabama 15 miles north of Oneonta which is 45 miles north of Birmingham. He received
his bachelor’s degree (1994) and Masters of Music Education (2001) from Jacksonville State University. Mr. Watson has served as a
Music Educator for seventeen years and currently resides in Enterprise, AL, and has been married to his high school sweetheart Shelia
Wilemon Watson for over 28 years.
Conrad Weber lives in Bratt, Florida with his wife, Leslie, and their three children. He studied piano performance at the University of
West Florida, and completed his Master’s Degree with Eugene Pridonoff at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. During college, he
vowed he would never get into music education, and years later in 2008 he began his teaching career in Atmore, AL, where he was hired
to start a piano lab. He re-started the choir program several years later, and continues teaching at Escambia
County Middle and High Schools in Atmore with 140 students in the choir program.
Dr. Susan Williams, soprano, is Assistant Professor of Voice at the University of Alabama. In March 2015, she traveled to Havana,
Cuba to teach and research at the Instituto Superior de Arte. In December and January of 2014-15, she traveled to Kolkata, India to
perform concerts at the Oberoi Grand Ballroom, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and the U.S. Consulate, Kolkata. She is a RYT 200 certified yoga
instructor, and her scholarly interests include using body movement systems and the use of virtual anatomy to enhance student learning
in the studio. Dr. Williams received her DMA from the Cleveland Institute of Music.
Joshua Wine is currently the Director of Bands at Auburn Junior High School in Auburn, AL, where he directs and oversees three
concert bands, percussion ensemble, jazz band, music study club, and teaches music appreciation. Furthermore, Mr. Wine assists with
instruction of the marching band at Auburn High School. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Mr. Wine was recently appointed
Director of the Summer Band Camps at Auburn University sponsored by the National Band Association. A native of Wetumpka, Mr.
Wine attended Troy University in Troy, Alabama, where he served as a section leader and drum major for the renowned “Sound of the
South” Marching Band. While at Troy, Mr. Wine studied conducting with Dr. Mark Walker, trumpet with Dr. James Zingara and Dr.
Mike Huff, and Voice with Dr. Diane Orlofsky and Albert R. Lee.
Dr. Anne C. Witt is a Music Education faculty member at the University of Alabama. She taught middle school and high school
orchestra for fourteen years in Austin, Texas, and played cello in the Austin Symphony. In 2005, she founded the string program in
the Tuscaloosa City Schools. Dr. Witt is known for “student tested” presentations for teachers, and her book A Rhythm a Week is widely
used by orchestra and band directors. Leadership roles include being President of the American String Teachers Association and
President of the Texas Orchestra Directors Association. She earned degrees at the University of Alabama and the University of Texas.
Dr. James Zingara is currently Assistant Professor of Trumpet at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where his responsibilities
include applied trumpet and brass methods, brass ensembles, performing with the UAB Faculty Brass Quintet and coordinating the
annual UAB Brass Symposium. He has performed in 34 states as well as England, Latvia, Germany, Denmark, the Czech Republic,
Singapore and China. From 1989-1996 he served as principal cornet/trumpet soloist with the US Air Force Heritage of America Band.
Dr. Zingara currently represents Conn-Selmer as a Bach Trumpet Artist and also serves as a trumpet faculty member at Blue Lake
International Fine Arts Camp.
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AMEA Industry/Institutional Membership
AMEA would like to express appreciation to the following partners who have joined AMEA in our efforts to promote
music education in Alabama. Please support these industry/institutional members who support you as music educators!
Arts Music Shop Inc., 3030 E. Blvd., Montgomery, AL 36116
AWB Apparel, 206 Potomac Ct., Woodstock, GA 30188
Beau Vinci Violins, 116 N. Main Street, Alpharetta, GA 30009
Eastman Music Company, 2158 Pamona Blvd., Pomona, CA 91768
Gadsden Music Company Inc., P.O. Box 132, Gadsden, AL 35902
Group Travel Network, Inc., 410 N. Dillard Street, Suite 104, Winter Haven, FL 34787
Huntingdon College Bands, 1500 E. Fairview Ave., Montgomery, AL 36106
John M. Long School of Music, School of Music, Troy, AL 36082
JW Pepper, 9053 Riverside Pkwy, Lithia Springs, GA 30122
Marchmaster Inc., P.O. Box 73379, Newnan, GA 30271
Mouchette Enterprises, Inc., P.O. Box 394, Northport, AL 35476
OrlandoFest, 7081 Grand National Drive, Suite 111, Orlando, FL 32819
QuaverMusic.com, 1706 Grand Ave., Nashville, TN 37212
Simply Sheets Fundrasing, LLC, 3065 Heatherbrook Trace, Canton, GA 30114
Southern Performances, P.O. Box 6852, Gulf Shores, AL 36547
Sunburst Indian River Citrus, 4960 Meadow Brook Rd., Birmingham, AL 35242
Super Holiday Tours, 116 Gatlin Ave., Orlando, FL 32806
Superior Travel and Tour, 1270 Coronado Terrace, Deltona, ,FL 32725
Thomas Tours, Inc., 2405 12th Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37204
UAH Department of Music, 301 Sparkman Drive, Huntsville, AL 35899
University of Alabama Bands, Box 870368, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
University of Alabama School of Music, Box 870368, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
University of North Alabama Dept. of Music, UNA Box 5040, Florence, AL 35632
University of South Alabama, LPAC 1072, 5751 USA Drive South, Mobile, AL 36688
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This directory is compiled from information supplied by the exhibiting firms or institutions. This list may not include vendors who registered after
the publication deadline.
Accessories Plus, 6550 Steubenville Drive, Columbus, GA 31909
Handbags, scarves, caps, and jewelry. (504) 495-5368 [email protected]
Alabama Education Association, P.O. Box 4177, Montgomery, AL 36103
Membership benefits of the Alabama Education Association. AEA is Alabama's largest professional education association that advocated for better
learning conditions for students and better working conditions for public education employees.
Alabama Piano Gallery, Home of Steinway & Sons, 1425 Montgomery Hwy. Ste. #151, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216
At Alabama Piano Gallery, it is our goal to develop long-term relationships by providing the best service and products possible with our customers
needs in mind.
Alabama School of Fine Arts, 1800 Rev. Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd., Birmingham, AL 35203
The Alabama School of Fine Arts offers Alabama's premier comprehensive music program for middle school and high school students interested in
Classical and Jazz studies with an emphasis in instrumental or vocal performance.
Alabama State University Department of Music, 915 S. Jackson Street, Montgomery, AL 36104
The Department of Music at Alabama State University offers the Master of Music Education, Bachelor of Music Education, and the Bachelor of Arts
in Music degrees. Scholarships are available.
Algy Costumes, 440 NE First Ave., Hallendale, FL 33009
Algy is a leading manufacturer of field and show uniforms. Call your local representative for assistance with all of your uniform, flag, equipment &
accessory needs - Call Amy Bond 205-299-9308.
Art’s Music Shop, Inc., 3030 East Boulevard, Montgomery, AL 36116
Serving the musical needs of the Southeast since 1905; convention exhibit features extensive stock of educational/instrumental music for today's
school band.
Auburn Knights Orchestra, P.O. Box 1024, Auburn, AL 36830
The Auburn Knights Orchestra was organized at Auburn University in 1930 and continues to thrive as a working big band. The Knights are in
demand for a variety of occasions, including private parties, wedding receptions, and swing dances.
Auburn University Department of Music, 101 Goodwin Music Building, Auburn, AL 36849
Music at Auburn offers opportunities for musicians as majors or non-majors. Ours is an intimate and nurturing atmosphere with opportunities for
individual attention and performance for students. Visit us for information about music at Auburn.
AWB Apparel/Wayne Broom, 206 Potomac Ct., Woodstock, GA 30188
Providing screenprinted and embroidered music apparel throughout the Southeast. All-State, District and County Honor Bands and marching
contests. We also carry formal wear, shoes, and marching accessories.
Burns Tours, LLC, 5744 Greenbriar Road, Franklin, TN 37064
Travel arrangements for bands, choirs, middle schools, class trips, etc. Free quotes.
Capitol Music, 3834 Harrison Road, Montgomery, AL 36109
Capitol Music Center represents quality instruments and service since 1955. Voted one of the top 50 music dealers in America, Capitol Music is
owned by Jim Darby, master repairman.
Cline Tours, Inc., 277 Commerce Park Drive, Ridgeland, MS 39157
We provide transportation for groups all across the nation. We specialize in band, choir and orchestra trips. We can cater a package for any group,
big or small.
Conn-Selmer, Inc., P.O. Box 310, Elkhart, IN 46515
Conn-Selmer, Inc. is the leading manufacturer and distributor of band and orchestral instruments for professional, amateur and student use.
D’Addario & Co., 595 Smith St., Farmingdale, NY 11735
DeMoulin Brothers & Company, 1025 South 4th Street, Greenville, IL 62246
DeMoulin Brothers & Company - now in its 123rd year continues to serve the world's quality apparel needs offering fulltime representation and
complete uniform and accessory lines.
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Eastman Music Company, 2158 Pamona Blvd., Pomona, CA 91768
Eastman Music Company, parent company of Wm. S. Haynes Co. and S.E. Shires Co., proudly manufactures strings, woodwinds, brass, guitars,
mandolins, custom instruments, as well as reeds, cases and gig bags.
Ed Sueta Music, 13 East Main Street, Menham, NJ 07945
Macie publishes the ED SUETA BE A RECORDER STAR Recorder Curriculum and reward system. Ed Sueta publishes PREMIER
PERORMANCE FOR BAND and KEYS TO A SUCCESSFUL PIANO PERFORMANCE.
Elvis Presley’s Graceland, 3734 Elvis Presley Blvd., Memphis, TN 38116
Learn about American music, Memphis history, and Elvis Presley through videos, photos, personal momentos, artifacts, momorabilia, costumes and
more: performance opportunities available at Visitor's Center.
Frogg Toggs Fundraising, Box 2272 Florence, AL 35630
We specialize in school/band/athletic or organization fundraising featuring Frogg Toggs products. Www.froggtoggsfundraising.com
Fruhauf Uniforms, Inc., 800 E. Gilbert, Wichita, KS 67211
Supporting the music education industry with fine quality uniforms since 1910.
Fundraising With Simply Sheets, 9700 Old Abilene Ct., Mobile, AL 36695
We are a bedsheet fundraising company located in Mobile, Alabama. Our program offers our customers no upfront costs and no minimum orders.
Just like our name, our program is "simple".
Gadsden Music Company, 607 Broad St. PO Box 132, Gadsden, AL 35901
Printed music and supplies for high school, middle school and elementary music educators.
Grand Ole Opry Entertainment Group, 2804 Opryland Drive, Nashville, TN 37214
Grand Ole Opry, Ryman Auditorium, General Jackson Showboat, Opry Backstage Tours and WSM Radio Station Tours.
Great American Opportunities, Inc., 2451 Atrium Way, Nashville, TN 37214
Our innovative industry-leading fundraising campaign choices include magazines, cookie dough, frozen treats, discount cards, team tumblers,
gourmet popcorn, photo keepsake products, confections, candy, and quality gift items.
Group Travel Consultants, 5448 Hoffner Ave. Suite 301, Orlando, FL 32812
Affordable, custom, fully-guided student group tours to all US destinations. We handle all aspects of your trip providing a great overall travel
experience.
Huntingdon College Bands, 1500 East Fairview Ave., Montgomery, AL 36106
A complete NASM acredited music curriculum. Offering abundant performance opportunities for both majors and non-majors in voice, piano, and
instruments.
Jacksonville State University, David L. Walters Department of Music, 700 Pelham Road, North, Jacksonville, AL 36265
A comprehensive department preparing music educators and performers for leadership positions. JSU Music: A Proud Tradition in Sound Education.
John M. Long School of Music, Troy University, Troy, AL 36082
The John M. Long School of Music invites alumni, friends, and guests to visit our booth and explore the music opportunities available at Troy
University.
Jupiter/Mapex/Majestic/Sonor Orff, 12020 Eastgate Blvd., Mt. Juliet, TN 37122
Jupiter Band Instruments, Mapex Drums and Majestic Percussion are the leaders in woodwind, brasswind and percussion instruments from the
student to the professional.
J. W. Pepper, 9053 Riverside Pkwy, Lithia Springs, GA 30122
With 11 locations across the US, Pepper combines friendly "hometown" service with the speed and efficiency of a modern national organization.
Visit our regional marketing center in Atlanta and our website at www.jwpepper.com. Since 1876, it's where you shop for music - JW Pepper!
Landmark Tour & Travel, 704 37th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35222
Student tour operator providing entire custom travel packages for bands, choirs, and orchestras to the destinations and music festivals of your choice.
Contact: Connie Burleson @ 800-681-4188 or 205-714-7888.
Macie Publishing/Ed Sueta Music, 13 East Main Street, Mendham, NJ 07945
Macie publishes the ED SUETA BE A RECORDER STAR Recorder Curriculum and reward system. Ed Sueta publishes PREMIER
PERORMANCE FOR BAND and KEYS TO A SUCCESSFUL PIANO PERFORMANCE.
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M a rc h m a s t e r, Inc., P.O. Box 73379, Newnan, GA 30271
For over 30 years, offering footwear, guard equipment, custom designed uniforms & outfits, head gear, concert performance wear, podiums, field
equipment, banners, electronics and other accessories for bands, orchestras, choral groups, and all performing arts ensembles.
Mixed Bag Designs, 1744 Rollins Road, Burlingame, CA 94010
Mixed Bag Designs offers up to 50% profit fundraisers selling stylish, easy-to-sell products from two great catalogs. Enjoy terrific free seller prizes,
no upfront costs and more!
Moe-Bleichner Music Distribution, 2424 Abercoen Street, Suite 102, Savannah, GA 31401
Moe-Bleichner Music Distribution distributes high quality European instruments and accessories, such as Uebel clarinets, ESM mouthpieces,
Arnolds and Sons Woodwind and Brass instruments, and Latromba lubricants. High quality and affordable pricing is our priority.
Mouchette Enterprises, Inc., P.O. Box 394, Northport, AL 35476
Quality fund raising products and service since 1986. Let a former music educator help you with your fund raising needs..
Music is Elementary
Teaching materials, instruments, and supplies for the elementary general music classroom, featuring Purposeful Pathways.
Music USA Festivals, 1780 Doyle Road Suite 2, Deltona, FL 32725
Music USA Festivals is a non-profit organization "Promoting Music Education through Quality Evaluation". Since 1992 we have had the privilege
of hosting Festivals in Soundstage 33 at Universal Orlando.
Musical Destinations, P.O. Box 771060, Winter Garden, FL 34777
We specialize in music group tours - the best trips at the most reasonable prices. Disney Performing Arts, Universal Orlando Star Performances,
National parades in New York, Washington, Chicago, Atlanta.
Neil A. Kjos Music Company, 4382 Jutland Drive, San Diego, CA 92117
Since 1936, the Neil A. Kjos Music Company has published quality music and methods for all areas of music education.
OrlandoFest, 7081 Grand National Drive, Suite 111, Orlando, FL 32819
OrlandoFest is the premiere music festival in Orlando, FL held in conjunction with Universal Studios. Ensembles may participate in the festival or
our signature workshops. Call us today for further information. (800) 313-2251
Pearson, 1900 E. Lake Ave., Glenview, IL 60025
Pearson partners with educators to deliver new personalized ways of learning through effective, scalable assessment, instructional tools, services and
technologies.
Perry's Music DBA Chordbuddy, 2868 East Cottonwood Rd., Dothan, AL 36301
Chordbuddy is a guitar learning tool that comes with a teacher/student book and DVD.
Pool Studios, 431 N. Pine St., Florence, AL 35630
QuaverMusic.com, 1706 Grand Avenue, Nashville, TN 37212
Quaver's QK-8 MUSIC Curriculum offers a fully-digital, comprehensive program for today's K-8 music classroom, plus an engaging FREE student
website. Advanced technology. Teacher-Friendly. Seriously Fun!
RWS Music Company, 7615 Martha’s Cove Lane, Navarre, FL 32566
Music that Connects with Musician and Audience. Also featuring APS Development and the APS MusicMaster Pro.
Samford University School of the Arts, 800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, AL 35229
Samford's School of the Arts offers undergraduale degrees in art, interior design, music, and theatre and graduate studies in music. For more
information, visit Samford.edu/arts or email [email protected]
School Services, Inc., 340 Holt Dr., Loudon, TN 37774
Fundraising products for group sales, online donation programs, too.
Screentech, 383 Kelly Drive, Dothan, AL 36302
ScreenTech was founded in 1993 as a manufacturer of custom screen printed and embroidered apparel and is committed to providing the most
current and comprehensive selection of designs possible for our customers. For more information contact us at [email protected], call toll free
1-800-230-7010 or call Steve McLendon at (334) 796-7055.
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Simply Sheets Fundraising, 3760 Sixes Road Suite 126-325., Canton, GA 30114
Simply Sheets Fundraising is a bed sheet fundraising company which provides a high quality, usable product; and we support that product through a
simple, risk-free and highly profitable program.
Snooty Hooty Too, LLC, 328 Prestwick Dr., Hoschton, GA 30548
Professional accessories, including music ties & scarves, sterling silver jewelry & FREE on-site engraving!
Southeastern Performance Apparel, 142 S. Woodburn Dr., Dothan, AL 36305
Manufacturers and suppliers of quality performance wear for choral and orchestral groups. Dresses, tuxedos, show choir and accessories.
Southern Performances, 16121 Mansion St., Foley, AL 36535
Southern Performances is a family owned company founded in 2013 with the premise of helping performing groups look their best while easing the
work-load on their directors. We offer are wide variety of products including uniforms, shoes, props, flags and accessories needed to accomplish the
goals of Superior Programs. David and Dayna Brannan have been in “the business” as students, educators, customers and finally as providers of
products necessary for success.
Southern Sportswear, 5024 Bent River Trace, Birmingham, AL 35216
Southern Sportswear has been providing jackets, t-shirts, wind suits, staff and band shirts, and camp gear to the bands in Alabama since 1993. We
have excellent products with reasonable prices.
Spotlight Tours, LLC, 715 Banner Dr., Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Spotlight Tours, LLC provides festival and performance opportunities for all your musical ensembles. We provide personal and knowledgeable
assistance throughout… allowing you more time on the podium. You will receive custom-detailed itineraries designed for safety, education, fun, and
excitement. Contact us and "Let us put your group in the Spotlight." (Telephone 1-615-904-7355)
Stanbury Uniforms, Inc., PO Box 100, Brookfield, MO 64628
Quality band uniforms since 1917. Call James or Scott today @ (800) 826-2246.
Super Holiday Tours, 116 Gatlin Ave., Orlando, FL 32806
Helping Students performance and educational groups travel the world since 1975. Now celebrating our 40th anniversary!
Superior Travel and Tour, 1270 Coronado Terrace, Deltona, FL 32725
Superior Travel and Tour is a travel company with a sales team, tour guides, and owner who are all former music educators. Contact us for a
Superior trip!
Tennesse Technological University - Dept. of Music
Promoting Attendance at TTU
Themes and Variations, #2-4664 Riverside Drive, Red Deer, Alberta T4N 6Y5, Canada
Thomas Tours, 2405 12th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37204
Thomas Tours, a student tour operator with a reputation for service and quality, specializes in customized festival and performance tours for bands,
choirs and orchestras.
Travel America, 131 Primrose Lane, Harpersville, AL 35078
Student - performance and educational travel
UAH Department of Music, 301 Sparkman Drive, Huntsville, AL 35899
UAH offers eight music edgrees and numerous musical opportunities for all. More information at www.uah.edu/music
University of Alabama Bands, 211 Moody Music Building, Box 870368, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0368
Ranked among the finer music programs in the courntry, UA stands ready to assist you with all aspects of your future musical endeavors.
University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Music, 950 13th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35294
The UAB Department of Music offers instruction at a variety of levels to provide a balanced musical education for a broad spectrum of students.
University of Montevallo, Station 6670, Montevallo, Alabama 35115
The University of Montevallo, Alabama's only public liberal arts institution, offers baccalaureate degrees in music education and performance, as
well as the M.Ed. In music education. The department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.
University of North Alabama Bands, UNA Box 5240, Florence, AL 35632
The UNA Bands is a comprehensive university band program within the UNA Dept. of Music and Theatre. Performing ensembles including the
“Pride of Dixie” Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble and Studio Jazz Band. (327)
University of North Alabama Department of Music & Theatre, 1 Harrison Plaza, UNA Box 5040, Florence, AL 35632
The UNA Department of Music and Theatre is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music offering
bachelor’s degrees in music education, music performance, music business and general music.
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University of South Alabama Music Department, Dept. of Music, 5751 USA Drive South, Room 1072, Mobile, AL 36688
The University of South Alabama Department of Music, through its innovative curriculum, empowers professional musicians, music educators, and
those who wish to enrich their lives through the arts. Visit www.southalabama.edu/music.
Valdosta State University, 1500 N. Patterson Street, Valdosta, GA 31698
The Valdosta State University Department of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music offering Bachelor's degrees in
Music Performance, Music Education, Arts and Master's degrees in Music Performance and Music Education.
Warburton Music Products, 2764 US 1, Mims, FL 32754
Warburton brass and saxophone mouthpieces are precision machined in the Warburton factory in Mims, Florida. The Warburton system flexibility
provides the player with the most efficient mouthpiece for performing in any playing situation. Please visit warburton-usa.com to learn more about
our innovative products for brass and woodwind players.
World Strides Field Studies Center, 1528 Horton Place, Columbus, OH 43228
Educational tours for bands, orchestras, and choirs to the destination of your choice. Carnegie Hall Festivals in New York City.
Visit the
Exhibits
Thursday, January 22 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday, January 23 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Grand Opening Thursday, Jan. 22,
10:00 AM
Featuring
Birmingham Seven
Exhibit Hall C
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John Bradley - Class of 2015
Bill Brunner - Class of 2015
Jim Duren - Class of 2015
Curtis Hollinger - Class of 2013
Billy R. (Rip) Reagan - Class of 2012
Joseph C. Riemer, Jr. - Class of 2010
Roland Lister - Class of 2009
Pat Morrow - Class of 2009
David Walters - Class of 2009
Gerald Welker - Class of 2009
Gene Black - Inaugural Class of 2008
Colonel Carleton Butler - Inaugural Class of 2008
Ed Cleino - Inaugural Class of 2008
William Dawson - Inaugural Class of 2008
William Denison - Inaugural Class of 2008
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Gene Gooch - Inaugural Class of 2008
Wilbur (Bodie) Hinton - Inaugural Class of 2008
Johnny Jacobs - Inaugural Class of 2008
Dianne Johnson - Inaugural Class of 2008
John M. Long - Inaugural Class of 2008
Floyd McClure - Inaugural Class of 2008
Frances Moss - Inaugural Class of 2008
Eleanor Nation - Inaugural Class of 2008
Lacey Powell - Inaugural Class of 2008
James Simpson - Inaugural Class of 2008
Thomas Smith - Inaugural Class of 2008
Hugh Thomas - Inaugural Class of 2008
Orland Thomas - Inaugural Class of 2008
Johnnie Vinson - Inaugural Class of 2008
Truman Welch - Inaugural Class of 2008
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Early and Middle Childhood
Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood
Sharon August (Vestavia Hills, 2007)
Deanna Bell (Vestavia Hills, 2010)
Donna Blethen (Birmingham, 2005)
Laura Butler (Mountain Brook, 2007)
Brian Cocke (Jefferson County, 2008)
Ben Cook (Jefferson County, 2012)
Carrie Cruz (Jefferson County, 2009)
Beth Davis (Decatur, 2006)
Kate Donaldson (Vestavia Hills, 2009)
Brooke Dunham (Shelby County, 2011)
Hunter Goff (Jefferson County, 2011)
Carlee Green (Hoover, 2012)
Tiffani Little (Jefferson County, 2010)
Theresa McKibben (Homewood, 2004)
Alicia Mulloy (Huntsville City, 2013)
Michael Myrick (Jefferson County, 2011)
Janet Nelson (Mountain Brook, 2009)
Vicki Portis (Hoover, 2002/2012)
Melinda Pruitt (Birmingham, 2006)
Joy Smith (Birmingham, 2009)
Jennifer Thompson (Jefferson County, 2007)
Phil Wilson (Auburn, 2010)
Amy Womack (Mountain Brook, 2005)
Sara Womack (Hoover, 2007)
Walter Wren (Leeds, 2005/2015)
David Allinder (Jefferson County, 2008)
Darwin Anderson (Madison City, 2011)
Kim Bain (Vestavia Hills, 2010)
Kristi Bowers (Huntsville City, 2011)
Jeff Calvert (Jefferson County, 2007)
John Cooper (Decatur, 2007)
Laura Doss (2006/2016)
Donald Dowdy (Madison County, 2005)
Mark Foster (Mountain Brook, 2007)
Greg Gumina (Jefferson County, 2010)
Margaret Heron (Jefferson County, 2009)
Sandra Hill (Jefferson County, 2010)
Daniel Hornstein (Huntsville City, 2007)
Jerell Horton (Vestavia Hills, 2010)
John Kincaid (Mountain Brook, 2010)
Lee Mason (Birmingham, 2007)
Chris Neugent (Hoover, 2010)
Regina Raney (Decatur, 2005/2015)
Kimberly Scott (2010)
Elizabeth Stephenson (Huntsville City, 2003)
Jamie Thomas (Piedmont City, 2014)
Renee Thomas (Baldwin County, 2007)
Adam Truesdale (Leeds, 2013)
Theo Vernon (Huntsville City, 2003/2013)
Chris Walker (Jefferson County, 2008)
Jennifer Walsh (Jefferson County, 2012)
Megan Wicks (Vestavia Hills, 2003/2013)
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AMEA M EMBERSHIP H ONOR R OLL
The Alabama Music Educators Association is proud to recognize those AMEA members having 25 or more years of
continuous membership in NAfME. This year, each person attaining 25 years and those reaching increments of five years
beyond that will be honored. The following music educators will be honored during the Friday morning General Session.
Merilyn Jones - 60 years
Rebecca Rockhill - 40 years
John Bradley - 25 years
John Robert Hinton - 55 years
Suzanne Winter - 40 years
Beth Davis - 25 years
Stewart Hampton - 50 years
Virginia Carlisle - 35 years
Jennifer Fyock - 25 years
Ronald Lett - 50 years
Paul Edmondson - 35 years
Lester Harris - 25 years
William T. Robinson - 50 years
Larry Hardin - 35 years
Brian Lowe - 25 years
Thomas Smith - 50 years
Micheal Holmes - 35 years
Gary McNutt - 25 years
Thomas Brannan - 45 years
Susan McCall - 35 years
Karen Morgan - 25 years
Freddie Meadows - 45 years
Debra Ellis - 30 years
David Pryor - 25 years
Arthur Means - 45 years
Rhonda Farley - 30 years
Michelle Reburn - 25 years
Milton Welch - 45 years
Bryan Kreps - 30 years
Jon Remley - 25 years
Frank Blanton - 40 years
Rondall Mallory - 30 years
Paul Tallent - 25 years
Dennis Carroll - 40 years
Theo Vernon - 30 years
Natasha Tidmore - 25 years
James Duren - 40 years
Kim Bain - 25 years
Reggie Tolbert - 25 years
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S ATURDAY
AT A
G LANCE
Concer ts
Alabama All-State Show Choir
Paul Gulsvig & Kye Brackett
MPAC
9:15 am
Alabama All-State Jazz Gold, Silver, Bronze, and MS
Mike Steinel, Chip Crotts, Bryan Hooten and David Allinder
MPAC
10:30 am
Clinic Sessions
Hand Drums, Rhythm Sticks and other Untuned Percussion
Roger Sams
Embassy Suites
8:00 am
The Music Education Majors TOP TEN: What You Need To Do... George R. Boulden
Alabama Ballroom CD
8:00 am
Injury Prevention for the String Studio...
Daniel Stevens
Alabama Ballroom E
8:00 am
Exploring to Knowing: Defining the Path to Music Literacy...
Gail Kopetz
Embassy Suites
9:15 am
Upgrading Your Ensemble by Strengthening the Clarinet Section
Beth Fabrizio
Alabama Ballroom A
9:15 am
Teaching in a Rural Setting-Keys to Success! (Panel)
Timothy Heath, Moderator
Alabama Ballroom B
9:15 am
Got Strings?
David Pryor
Alabama Ballroom CD
9:15 am
Improvisation in the General Music Classroom
Roger Sams
Embassy Suites
10:30 am
Ready? Set? Go! You have six minutes and 40 seconds to share...
Carl Hancock, Moderator
Alabama Ballroom CD
10:30 am
Other Events
ABA General Meeting
Ala Ballroom B
8:00 am
AVA Executive Board Meeting
Ala Ballroom A
8:00 am
AMEA Governing Board Meeting
Riverview 2
1:00 pm
R EHEARSAL S CHEDULES
Alabama Honor Choir
Rehearsal Schedule
Renaissance, Exhibit Hall A
All-State Show Choir
Rehearsal Schedule
Renaissance, Exhibit Hall B
Thursday, Jan. 21
9:00 - 9:30 A.M. - Registration
Rehearsals
9:30 - 11:00 A.M.
1:30 - 5:30 P.M.
7:30 - 10:00 P.M.
Wednesday, Jan. 20
5:30 - 6:00 P.M. - Registration
6:00 - 9:00 P.M.
Friday, Jan. 22
Rehearsals
9:00 - 11:30 A.M.
1:30 - 3:30 P.M.
Dress Rehearsal
6:20 - 6:45 P.M.
(Alabama Ballroom A)
Performance
Friday, Jan. 22, 7:00 P.M.
(Alabama Ballroom A)
AT A
G LANCE
All-State Jazz Bands
Rehearsal Schedule
Renaissance Montgomery 1, 6,
7 and Riverview 7
Thursday, Jan. 21
Registration (Montgomery 7)
1:45 - 2:45 P.M.
Thursday, Jan. 21
9:00 A. M. - 12:00 P.M.
2:00 - 5:00 P.M.
7:00 - 9:30 P.M.
Rehearsals
3:00 - 5:00 P.M.
7:00 - 9:00 P.M.
Friday, Jan. 22
9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
2:00 - 5:00 P.M.
7:00 P.M. (if determined necessary)
Friday, Jan. 22
Rehearsals
9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
1:30 - 4:30 P.M.
6:30 - 8:00 P.M.
Saturday, Jan. 23
Dress Rehearsal
(Montgomery Performing Arts Center)
7:30 - 8:45 A.M.
Saturday, Jan. 23
Final Rehearsal
(in Rehearsal Rooms)
9:00 - 10:00 A.M.
Performance
Saturday, Jan. 23, 9:15 A.M.
(Montgomery Performing Arts Center)
Performance
Saturday, Jan. 23, 10:30 A.M.
(Montgomery Performing Arts Center)
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