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2019 Clinic Schedule - August 2-3, 2019 at Amro Music

**All clinics are hosted in the Amro Music Auditorium and are free of charge. In-service letters and documentation are also available at the clinics upon request. 

Friday, August 2, 2019

Energize Your Piano Studio

Clinician - Wynn-Anne Rossi

Alfred Music 

9:00am-12:30pm 

Join one of Alfred Music’s talented authors as she discusses innovative teaching strategies and repertoire to help energize your piano studio! At Wynn-Anne Rossi’s workshop, you will explore how to teach American jazz and Latin musical styles, with an emphasis on syncopation and practical dance steps; harness the power of applied theory by incorporating composition into the curriculum; and plan repertoire for your students with a fast-paced review of new music.

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Young Directors Luncheon

Panelists - Tyler Hart, Nathan Andrews, & Marcy Wells

12:00pm - 1:00pm 

First and second year directors, join us for lunch and discussion about what it's really like to start your career as a music educator. The panelists for this year's roundtable discussion are directors Tyler Hart of Desoto Central Middle School, Nathan Andrews of Clinton, and Marcy Wells of Greenbrier Jr. High. We will discuss a wide variety of topics, including how to build your program, work with administrators, and get more parents involved. Feel free to bring your own questions for them as well! 

Keystone Habits for Student Leadership

Clinician - Dr. Albert Nguyen

University of Memphis

1:30pm-2:45pm

We all have student leaders and, at times, some are more effective than others. What’s happening when they fall short? How do we create an environment that generates consistent leadership? How do we keep the momentum running beyond summer band camp or the first few weeks of school? Using research from best selling authors Brené Brown (Dare to Lead) and Charles Duhigg (The Power of Habit), this clinic will present concepts to help you develop and nurture your student leaders. It will also offer strategies that can be utilized to keep your students motivated all year.

Building Myelin to Build Better Musicians

Clinicians - Jamie & Jon Young

Lake Cormorant Bands

3:00pm-4:15pm   

Join Jamie and Jon Young from the Lake Cormorant Band Program as they unpack some ways to harness the full learning potential in your students. In this session, you'll learn how to use concepts of deep practice to create divergent thinkers in your students. You'll also learn strategies that will help your students develop richer conceptions of the material while engaging in better practice habits.

2019 Back to School Party

Mid-South Music Educators and clinic attendees are also invited to join us for the Amro Music Back to School Party. This year's party will be on August 3rd at 6:30 PM at Teton Trek at the Memphis Zoo, located at 2000 Prentiss Place, Memphis, TN, 38112. You won't want to miss it! The Memphis Zoo will provide a tram running from the parking lot to Teton Trek and back. The party will take place indoors at Teton Trek with plenty of space both inside and out to view the Grizzly Bear Habitat, 40-foot geyser, and breath-taking 25-foot waterfall!

To RSVP, fill out the form below or call Director Services at 901.302.3315.