Crescendo Student Conference

April 17, 2021

Get Involved In The First Ever Crescendo Student Conference This April

Students in grades 8-12 are invited to participate in this unique online event to be held on April 17, 2021. Designed for student musicians who are interested in learning about opportunities to make music or find a career in music, the one day conference will bring together some of the best speakers and teachers from a variety of music worlds.

Sessions will include:

  • Careers in music (areas like music therapy, musical theatre, music education, military careers, music performance, music publishing, composition, retail and repair, and music production)
  • Breakout sessions (learning about drum corps, conducting, meet a composer, music technology, song writing, yoga for musicians, rap/hip hop, vocal jazz, leadership, and more!)
  • Masterclasses from experts on their instruments. Students will have the chance to spend some time learning more about their instrument or vocal performance area and get tips from the pros in unique online masterclass settings

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Schedule

10:00 am -10:45 am

Keynote

Dave Wish and ChaRon Don

11:00 am

Breakout Specialty Sessions

Hip Hop 101 – ChaRon Don
Marching Arts Beyond High School – William Redd and Panel
Songwriting – Bryan Helsel
Advancing the cause: Diversity, equity, and access in music teaching and learning – Brent Talbot
Music Education at the Speed of Music – Dave Wish
Workin’ 9-5: Jobs in the Music Industry – Kate Kaltenbach

12:00pm -12:30 pm Lunch Performance by WindSync Wind Quintet
12:30 pm -12:55 pm

College and Career Readiness Sessions

First-Generation College Students
Will you be the first person in your family to attend college?  In this session, current first-generation college students will give you tips on how to navigate the transition between high school and college like a pro regardless of your college major!

Majoring in Music in College
What is it really like to be a music major in college?  What do music majors do all day?  What should you be doing now to be most ready to major in music in college?  In this session, current college students will answer your questions about life as a music major.

Non-Music Majors in College
Can you perform in ensembles even if you are not a music major?  Which ones?  What is it like?  This session is for musicians who are not planning to major in music but want to know more about what it is like to be in ensembles in college.  

1:00 pm -1:25 pm

Music Careers

Becoming a Music Education Major: Stacy Paparone
Careers in Military Bands – Tom Mahovsky
Careers in the Music Products Industry – Joel Menchey
Careers in Music Publishing – Sean Murphy
Learn, Unlearn, and Relearn: The Artist Path – Zane Forshee
Music Therapy as a Career – Heather Wagner
Singing on Broadway – Bethany Moore

1:30 pm – 1:55 pm

Music Careers

Becoming a Music Education Major: Stacy Paparone
Careers in Military Bands – Tom Mahovsky
Careers in the Music Products Industry – Joel Menchey
Careers in Music Publishing – Sean Murphy
Learn, Unlearn, and Relearn: The Artist Path – Zane Forshee
Music Therapy as a Career – Heather Wagner
Singing on Broadway – Bethany Moore

1:00 pm – 1:55 pm

Music Careers

Arranging and Composing for Instrumental Ensembles – Robert Gardner
Meet a Screen Director – Stephen Chbosky

2:00 pm – 2:55 pm

Breakout Specialty Sessions

A Composer on Composing – Travis Weller
Hands-On Conducting – Paul Fox
Exploring World Music – Sarah Watts
Overview of Musicians’ Health – Amy Baker
Performing Technology – Adam Vidiksis
Yoga for Musicians – Morgann Davis

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Masterclasses

Bassoon – Jason Worzbyt
Cello – Paige Riggs
Clarinet – Amanda Morrison
Classical Vocal – Maria D’Amato & Dimitrie Lazich
Double Bass – Joshua Davis
Euphonium – Travis Scott
Flute – Brittany Trotter
French Horn -Zachary Smith
Guitar – Scott Burstein
Musical Theatre – Maryann Kyle
Oboe – Renate Sakins
Percussion – David & Kimberly Glover
Piano – Scott Anderson
Saxophone – John Seybert
Trombone – Bob Matchett
Trumpet – Micah Holt
Tuba – Velvet Brown
Viola/Violin – Warren Davidson

 

Click on each presenter for a biography more information on their session.

Masterclasses

 

Sessions