Download the 2013 Directors' Session Schedule
Download a sample directors' session schedule.• Check out the great mix of incredible sessions and presenters.
Join us at the Music for All Summer Symposium Directors’ Academy and get re-energized, refreshed and ready for the new school year. The Summer Symposium brings you the absolute best to provide a comprehensive experience. It's a total experience, with something for every band director: high school and middle school, from the most experienced to the younger teacher at the start of their career. Music for All offers tools that will allow you to achieve peak performance personally and for your ensembles. This is the place to get a head start on next year’s thinking today. Make connections, get new ideas and learn new strategies.
Watch some of the 2011 Summer Symposium Director's Academy Sessions here.
MFA knows that continuing education and ongoing professional development is important. Music for All can certify your participation in the Summer Symposium to satisfy professional development requirements.
Graduate credit is also available for directors wishing to register for it through Ball State University.
Create your own curriculum from choices focusing on a wide range of tracks and topics relevant to today’s band director in concert band, jazz, marching and technology. Experience classroom rehearsal techniques, conducting, literature, marching band design, jazz band, pedagogy, technology, organization and administration, programming and more. You also have access to observe all the student division classes, watching master teachers in all areas of instrumental instruction in action. The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps will be in residence, with Directors sessions featuring the corps, sections and their teaching staff.
Network with other directors and experts who share your passion for teaching music, both in and out of the classroom. Meals and director social events are valuable times for relaxing, catching up and getting new ideas for your own program.
Our one-on-one Directors’ Lounge brings you a team of educators offering personal consultation on your program, show design, conducting, concert programming, drill writing and more. It’s like a director’s private lesson with leading experts in the Master Teacher Lounge, Marching Design Lounge and Technology Lounge. Lounge faculty office hours are 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.