Early Bird 2023 CMEA Conference Registration Closes October 14, 2022
The CMEA Board of Directors is pleased to announce that CMEA is planning for a full in-person conference in 2023. Our Annual Clinic/Conference will be held at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs on January 25-28, 2023.
I am sure you are now in a rhythm or flow to the fall semester. Many of you have discovered new resources to add to your ever evolving curriculum. Others are hosting student teachers who have been placed with your school district. We are excited to have our students working with all of the very fine supervising teachers. I remember my student teaching experience and how much I learned from my much more experienced mentors. I can honestly say that I learned as much during the student teaching assignment as I did in all of the academic music education classes. The courses taught theory, created expectations and were very valuable. The student teaching experience taught “best practices”, flexibility, awareness, collegiality and so many other skills. That experiential learning was what made me so much more excited to enter the world of public school music teaching! I want to express my sincere appreciation to everyone who is currently serving as a supervising teacher or who has done so in the past. All of you represent the best of our profession. Thank you.
Sean Flanigan, Chair
Vocal Music News
To all of my fellow sound lab explorers,
Another year of music teaching and singing experiments has begun, ramped up, and is looking at you in the face like the powerful mythical creature that a room full of students always is. Thank you for choosing to teach music. This subject has so many right answers and options that it can be hard to step forward but in the cliche words Anna from Frozen II, “Just do the next right thing”. I have Middle and High School All State Auditions in mind right now and I know that I won’t be able to get the students prepared in all the ways I would like. So… steal the quirky quote and do the next right thing. What rep is right? What method? Did I submit the form/payment/register/hotel????? How many performances? “Do the next right thing”. I am thrilled to announce that we are once again partnering with ACDA to bring not one, but two Vocal Music Headliners to the CMEA conference. Get ready to randomly burst out in applause wherever you are to welcome Dale Duncan and Chris Munce to the 2023 Clinic Conference. If you have not heard those names a quick google search will send you down a rabbit hole that will lead to choral enlightenment and intrigue. Dale Duncan is a middle school choir guru and I am using his S-Cubed method to reach higher literacy goals than I have attained in any previous year for my 6th graders. Chris Munce creates the Choralosophy podcast and his insights have challenged me and continue to make my choir, and the choir community as a whole, a better place to be. I would also like to announce that we will be having a choir rehearsal lab on Wednesday night. At this event we will invite the headliners to work with local choirs and allow a view behind the curtain at our special guest’s magic tricks. I’ll stop with the spoilers now, but I do look forward to reuniting and connecting in January at the Broadmoor.
Thank you for taking every next step,
Make your Broadmoor Hotel Reservations Early!
For reservations at the Broadmoor, the following PDF document provides rates and reservation information: