For High School and Middle School Band Directors
at the Music for All Summer Symposium, presented by Yamaha
Ball State University, Muncie, IN
June 23 - 28, 2014 | Leadership Weekend Experience: June 21-23
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.
Control Your Own Experience
Customize your curriculum with 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.
Carolina Crown In Residence
2013 DCI World Champions Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps will be in residence, with directors’ sessions featuring the corps members and instructional staff. Carolina Crown will also work with the student Marching Band division, preparing for a combined performance Friday night at the DCI Central Indiana show. Crown’s percussion and color guard sections will work with those camp student divisions, as well.
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.
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.
Dream Team Faculty
The faculty includes dozens of the most respected and successful music educators teaching today, at the high school, middle school and collegiate level; plus connection time with artist like composer John Mackey in 2014.
One-on-One Directors’ Lounge
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.
Directors will stay in an outstanding residence hall on the Ball State campus, featuring state-of-the-art technology and environmentally friendly design and construction. Ball State also features free Wifi campus-wide.
Universal Pedagogy for Schools Small and Large; Suburban, Rural and Urban
Whether you’re a teacher who has years of experience or a teacher at the start of your career; teaching in a rural, urban or suburban setting; a small school or large – the pedagogy offered is relevant to band directors from a wide range of teaching environments. Music for All presenters represent a range of school sizes and settings, providing insight and expertise from directors dealing with real-world situations.