Kent State at the 2020 OMEA Professional Development Conference

Kent State will present another impressive showing at the 2020 Ohio Music Education Association Professional Development Conference, running Jan. 30 through Feb. 1. Our faculty, students and alumni will offer over 35 presentations and performances over the course of the three-day conference. We also return to the sold-out Exhibit Hall in Booth 523. This year's conference returns to Cincinnati's Duke Energy Convention Center after alternating between Cleveland and Columbus. See below for our schedule and make sure to check the Guidebook App, if you're attending, for updates.

OMEA Alumni and Friends Reception
Friday, Jan. 30, 6:15-7:45 p.m.
Room: CC 205 | Food and drink served
A gathering for KSU alumni, students and faculty. 

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Thursday, Jan. 30

11:00 AM-12:00 PM | CC206
Laura Wiedenfeld
“Purposeful Assessments for the Elementary Music Educator”

11:00 AM-12:00 PM | CC211
Melinda Wallace*

“Music Education and Social Emotional Learning: Working Hand in Hand for a Better Outcome”

12:30-1:30 PM | CC205
Butch Marshall
“Let's Start at the Very Beginning: PreK and K Foundations for Music and Movement Learning”

12:30-1:30 PM | CC237
Elizabeth Hainrihar*, Dara Gillis

“The Pitch Stitch: Addressing Intonation in the Choral Ensemble” 

1:30-3:30 PM | HY Findlay’s
Graduate Research Roundtable

Sarah Deskins

“From Her Point of View: Characteristics and Experiences of Female Music Education Professors in Ohio”

Laura Wiedenfeld
“Enculturation in Professional Learning Communities”

3:30-4:30 PM | CC263
Performance: Nova Jazz Singers

Christopher Venesile, Co-Director
Maria Jacobs, Co-Director

3:30-4:30 PM | CC237
Amanda McMurtrie*, Elizabeth Singer*, Brad Hruska, Jeff Miller

“Standards Based Grading in the Music Classroom” 

3:30-4:30 PM | CC250
Will Kish

“Taking Control of Your Residence:  How to get the Most out of Your Time as a Resident Educator”

5:00-6:00 PM | CC232
Jay White

“Belt or Mix? A Hands-on Tutorial to Healthy Musical Theatre Singing”

5:00-6:00 PM | HY Buckeye Room
Craig Resta

“Pragmatic and Purposeful Research: The Ohio Journal Contributions to Music Education from 1972-2020”


Friday, Jan. 31

8:00-9:00 AM | CC250
Rachael Fleischaker and Chris Redd

“OTES: Does Your Rating Really Reflect Your Teaching?”

8:00-9:00 AM | HY Bluegrass
Wendy K. Matthews, BethAnn Hepburn and Elizabeth Hankins

“Connecting Research and Practice: Creativity in Instrumental Enembles”

8:00-9:00 AM | CC232 
Jay White, Herbert Marshall, Christopher Venesile and Jennifer Korecki

“Building Your Musical Theatre Program: Facing the Challenge of Mounting Musicals”

9:30-10:30 AM | CC Jr BR
Performance: Kent State Percussion Ensemble

Matthew Holm, Director

11 AM-12 PM | CC231
Shawna Hinkle

“Meeting the Standards in Middle School Using Composers

11 AM-12 PM | CC252
Rachael Fleischaker and Brett Dawson

"Where Did My SLO Go? How Will High Quality Data Look in the Music Classroom”

11 AM-12 PM | CC211
Jay Dorfman, Christopher Venesile and Jenna Sepulveda

Industry Showcase: Kent State’s 100% Online Master of Music in Music Education Program

11 AM-12 PM | CC Concourse
Research Poster Session

Patricia Grutzmacher and Paul Louth

Eric Bable, Sarah Deskins, Will Kish, Bill Klein, David Thompson, Laura Widenfeld, Kaitlin Mabry and Faye Maccaglia

12:30-1:30 PM | CC235
Wendy K. Matthews and Joy O’Day

“Getting off the Podium: Tech and Tech-free Games to Play With Your Middle School Ensemble” 

12:30-1:30 PM | CC237
Jennifer Culver*

“AP Music Theory: Tales and Tips from the Trenches” 

2:00-3:00 PM | CC231
Maria Smith*, James Gates

“Apply-Prepare-Interview-Hired! How to Excel in Interviews through Preparation” 

2:00-3:00 PM | CC232
Jennifer Korecki and Jay White

“I Just Want to be a Star: Preparing Your High School Musical Theatre Students for College Musical Theatre Auditions”

2:00-3:00 PM | HY Bluegrass 
Butch Marshall and Lisa Heinrich

“Connecting Research and Practice: Creativity in General Music”

6:15-7:45 PM | CC205
Alumni and Friends Reception

A gathering for Kent State alumni, faculty, staff and students.


Saturday, Feb. 1

8:00AM-12:00 PM | CC231
Kristin Brown and Dustin Wiley*

“OMEA Music Booster Mini-Conference 2020”

8:00-9:00 AM | CC252
Sarah Deskins
“Riding the Waves: A Brief History of Feminist Scholarship in Music Education”

11:00 AM-12:00 PM | CC212
Bill Klein and Eric Bable
“Don’t Be a Harold Hill: Producing a Musical as a Choir and Band Director”

12:30-1:30 PM | CC237
Jay Dorfman, Rachael Fleischaker, Joni Stoll* and Will Kish

“Model and Coach: How to Be a Great Cooperating Teacher for Student Teachers”

*Denotes Kent State Alumni

POSTED: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 1:06pm
UPDATED: Friday, January 24, 2020 - 1:31pm