Color Guard Instructor Academy
Color Guard Instructor Academy

Color Guard Instructor Academy
at the Music for All Summer Symposium, presented by Yamaha

Join Us in 2016

2016 Music for All Summer Symposium
Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
June 27 - July 2, 2016 • Leadership Weekend June 25-27

Color Guard Instructor Academy STEP it up!


S – Skills                                            
T – Teaching Techniques
E – Elements of Design
P – Professionalism

The Music for All Summer Symposium, presented by Yamaha, brings you the absolute best to provide a comprehensive experience. It’s a total experience, with something for every instructor, from the most experienced to the younger teacher at the start of his or her 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. Make connections, get new ideas and learn new strategies.


Music for All’s Color Guard Instructor Academy provide professional development for your adjunct staff. We are committed to assuring that ethics and leadership are part of the resources we provide to teachers. Our specialist programs go beyond pedagogy to include discussion, resources and guidance on professional ethics, program administration, student leadership development, communicating with parents and school staff and how to reach today’s iY generation.

The redesigned Color Guard Instructor Academy is perfect for Color Guard instructors at all points in their career. From the beginning instructor to the seasoned veteran who likes to stay current, the Color Guard Instructor Academy gives instructors the chance to STEP it up in the following areas: Developing skills in both equipment and dance; enhancing and refining teaching techniques; exploring elements of design in choreography, equipment, and staging; and solidifying a professionalism that will benefit the instructors, and their color guard programs.

The Academy will include:

•    Differentiated instruction on all pieces of equipment
•    Movement classes that break down the basics and inspire choreography ideas
•    Hands-on methods courses
•    Private consultation session to discuss upcoming fall/winter shows
•    The chance to observe or join in on the student color guard classes taught by some of the finest instructors in the activity
•    Small group session with Carolina Crown’s color guard and staff
•    Detailed discussion on all things‘equipment’including taping, weighting, and designing what your color guard will spin
•    A week of classes that are tailored to the needs of the participants
•    Collaboration with color guard instructors, adjudicators, and band directors from across the country

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Certificate of Attendance

Music for All will provide a Certificate of Attendance to two-time participants of the Percussion Specialist Academy and Color Guard Instructor Academy, certifying that a person has attended two years of the Summer Symposium Academy.

Carolina Crown In Residence

2013 DCI World Champions Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps will be in residence, with sessions featuring the corps members and instructional staff. Carolina Crown’s color guard will also present feature sessions for the color guard students.

Peer-to-Peer Networking

Network with other instructors 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.

Professional Development

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 many of today’s most respected and successful color guard instructors; plus connection time with the staff and members of Carolina Crown.

Great Facilities

Participants 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.

Deep discount for college students and teachers in their first three years of teaching

Attend the full week for just $350! Includes tuition; housing and meals; concerts; and notebook of resources. That’s more than 30% off the regular price! Qualified participants can get that price by registering at any time before May 21. If you prefer to commute to camp, save even more with the commuter price of just $165 for College students/young teachers, which includes tuition, lunches, nightly concerts and the symposium notebook of resources.