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Penn State Goes to Hershey!

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The Penn State School of Music will again have a large presence at this year's Pennsylvania Music Educators Association conference in Hershey March 26-28. Please make sure to reconnect with alumni at the Penn State reception and exhibit (No. 78), and support your former professors and future alumni by attending their sessions and performances!

Thursday, March 26

8:30 -  Performance: Trombone Choir, conducted by Mark Lusk

10:45 - "Words - It’s Not What We Sing, it’s How We Sing Them" - Christopher Kiver

10:45 - "Rehearsal Techniques for Instrumental Ensembles Applied to Standard Repertoire" - Robert Gardner

11:50 - Performance: Trombone Choir, conducted by Mark Lusk

12:15 - "Apps Chosen by Music Teachers: Looking More Closely at Music Performance Apps" - Lindsay Fulcher, Ph.D. Candidate

12:15 - "Cracking the Graduate School Code: Why, When, Where, and How" - Darrin Thornton

3:15 -  "From Nurturing to Intervention: Research Based Approaches for Helping All Children Learn to Sing" - Joanne Rutkowski

3:15 -  "Ten Secrets to Brass and Woodwind Repair" - Joshua Long, M.M.E. student

3:15 -  "You and Your Score: Building a Lasting Relationship" - Christopher Kiver

4:45 -  "A World Sampler: Hawaii, Ireland, Trinidad and Tobago, Korea, and New Zealand" - Ann Clements with graduate students

9:30 -  Penn State Reception (Crystal A)

Friday, March 27

10:00 – "School Music Programs in the El Sistema Movement: A Rationale for Exploring Similarities, Differences and Potential Redundancies" - Steven Fairbanks, Ph.D. student

10:00 - "The Relationship Between Phonological Awareness and Music Aptitude" - Mara Culp, Ph.D. Candidate

11:30 - Performance: Symphonic Wind Ensemble, conducted by Dennis Glocke

2:15 –  "Conservatism and Democratic Teaching Practices Among Pennsylvania Music Ensemble Teachers" - Daniel Shevock, Ph.D. Candidate

2:15 -  "The Role of the Goal: Perspectives on Goal-Setting By Undergraduate Students" - Linda Thornton and Krissie Weimer, Ph.D. Candidate

2:15 - "Effective Strategies for Collaborations between Music Educators and Special Educators" - Mara Culp, Ph.D. Candidate

3:45 - "The Win-Win: The Rewards and Challenges of School-University Partnerships" - Tony Leach and Linda Thornton

Saturday, March 28

7:45 -  Awards Breakfast: Penn Stater Aaron Magaro receives the "Outstanding Young Educator" award

9:15 - "Giving the Old Dog Newer Tricks: Technology and Creativity in Secondary Instrumental Classes" - Darrin Thornton, Linda Thornton, and Krissie Weimer, Ph.D. Candidate