UPCOMING CONFERENCES

EASTMAN SAXOPHONE ONLINE WORKSHOP

July 28, 2020

Becoming a Music Educator

2020 NAfME NATIONAL CONFERENCE

Noveber 4–8, 2020

Gaylord Palms Resort

Orlando, FL

Research Strategies for Classroom Teachers: 5 Perspectives

Not yet scheduled

This panel consists of practicing music teachers, PhD students, and music education professors. In this session, we will discuss what qualifies as research, how to get started with research, and how to read research. The goal of this presentation is to help teachers bridge the gap between research and practice.

Presenters: Marissa Guariello, Maggie Harrigan, Erik Piazza, Sarah Gulish, Matthew Clauhs

2020 NYSSMA ANNUAL WINTER CONFERENCE

December 3–5, 2020

Rochester Riverside Convention Center - Aqueduct CD

Rochester, NY

Aural-Based Instruction to Improve Middle School Band Sight-Reading Ability

Friday, 12/4 - 8:15–9:15am

This action research-to-practice session presents a three-year study by three middle school band teachers to assess the impact of consistent aural training instruction on students’ prioritization of rhythm and pitch while sight-reading. Findings suggest an aural approach may increase sight-reading success, but students continue to prioritize pitch over rhythm reading.

Presenters: Erik Piazza, Matt Osika, Tiffany DiPiazza