Community Happenings

To submit your community happenings announcement for consideration, please email details to Director of Communications, Dave Weiss at pmeanews@pmea.net. Please send information at least two weeks in advance of the event. Thank You.


 The Fine Art of the Common Core WorkshopSept. 24, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., BLaST IU 17 – Williamsport Office

This one-day workshop is designed specifically for K-12 Art Teachers and will be facilitated by Dr. Andrew Wales, an art teacher and leader in art education. The session will explore the following essential questions:

What is the Core Shift in the new PA Core Standards and what does that mean for art education?

How can we use PA Core Standards to accelerate our students learning about Art?

How do we teach our students how writing is used in our discipline to:

• write artist’s statements,

• summarize what they have learned about art

• demonstrate understanding of content area vocabulary

• reflect on their work, what they’ve learned, and future artistic goals (metacognition).


Penn State Flute Day – Oct. 17 & 18, 2014

This year’s event will feature the renowned pedagogue and performer Bonita Boyd from the Eastman School of Music. Professor Boyd will conduct a Collegiate Master Class as well as give a solo recital.

In addition to Professor Boyd’s events there will also be master classes and seminars appropriate for all levels and ages by guest artists Eleanor Armstrong, Elise Blatchford, Morgann Davis, Carolyn Gardner, Cathy Herrera, Rebecca Johnson, Dan Sanchez and Kim Trolier. Please see the flier below for a detailed schedule of events. If you are interested in playing in an adult or youth flute choir you should join the open reading session and perform on the opening gala concert!

This year will also feature the first Young Artist Competition, sponsored by Windworks Studio of Philadelphia. The Senior division will offer a $100 first prize (grades 9-12) and the Junior division will offer at $50 prize (up to grade 8).

If you are a college student interested in playing for Professor Boyd I invite you to submit to perform in the college master class!

Registration will take place online at http://music.psu.edu/form/penn-state-flute-day. Registration is only $10 for participants $25 if entering a competition.

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