2022 Conference Workshops

PrPresentations— Dr. Alton Merrell (WVU): Developing Your Ability to Improvise Description: A practical methodology on how to cultivate a musician's ability to confidently play jazz. Attendees will have the opportunity to begin applying the principles learned during the presentation. Dr. Scott Price (USC): Autism and Piano Study: Adaptive Piano Study in Action Description: Participants will observe students who are special learners and the creative music-making they are able to achieve through adaptive pedagogy. Video demonstrations of adaptive reading and counting approaches will be discussed and questions are welcomed. Dr. Johan Botes (Marshall U.): The Church Musician Description: This presentation will focus on being a successful church musician. Specifically, we'll be talking about transitioning from piano to organ, tips on accompanying the congregation as well as improvising during hymns. Lastly, we'll discuss the role of choirs in a church's life. Dr. Cole Burger (BGSU): A Creative and Comprehensive Approach to Sight Reading Whether you already teach it or wished you did it more, this session will provide a summary of the research on sightreading, rationale for its importance, materials to use, and ideas for teaching this skill.tations— Dr. Alton Merrell (WVU): Developing Your Ability to Improvise Description: A practical methodology on how to cultivate a musician's ability to confidently play jazz. Attendees will have the opportunity to begin applying the principles learned during the presentation. Dr. Scott Price (USC): Autism and Piano Study: Adaptive Piano Study in Action Description: Participants will observe students who are special learners and the creative music-making they are able to achieve through adaptive pedagogy. Video demonstrations of adaptive reading and counting approaches will be discussed and questions are welcomed. Dr. Johan Botes (Marshall U.): The Church Musician Description: This presentation will focus on being a successful church musician. Specifically, we'll be talking about transitioning from piano to organ, tips on accompanying the congregation as well as improvising during hymns. Lastly, we'll discuss the role of choirs in a church's life. Dr. Cole Burger (BGSU): A Creative and Comprehensive Approach to Sight Reading Whether you already teach it or wished you did it more, this session will provide a summary of the research on sightreading, rationale for its importance, materials to use, and ideas for teaching this skill.

Presentations:

Dr. Alton Merrell (WVU): Developing Your Ability to Improvise Description: A practical methodology on how to cultivate a musician's ability to confidently play jazz. Attendees will have the opportunity to begin applying the principles learned during the presentation.

Dr. Scott Price (USC): Autism and Piano Study: Adaptive Piano Study in Action Description: Participants will observe students who are special learners and the creative music-making they are able to achieve through adaptive pedagogy. Video demonstrations of adaptive reading and counting approaches will be discussed and questions are welcomed.

Dr. Johan Botes (Marshall U.): The Church Musician Description: This presentation will focus on being a successful church musician. Specifically, we'll be talking about transitioning from piano to organ, tips on accompanying the congregation as well as improvising during hymns. Lastly, we'll discuss the role of choirs in a church's life.

Dr. Cole Burger (BGSU): A Creative and Comprehensive Approach to Sight Reading Whether you already teach it or wished you did it more, this session will provide a summary of the research on sightreading, rationale for its importance, materials to use, and ideas for teaching this skill.