2012 Music Technology Presentations
Exhibit Hall Technology Center, McCormick Place West
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
11:00 AM – Presented by MakeMusic
SmartMusic: Technology that Improves Learning and Assesses Student Growth
Learn how teachers use SmartMusic to collect assessment data using sight reading, scales, solos, method books, concert music and more. Recordings, screenshots and your feedback are available on any device.
12:00 PM – Presented by My Music Office
Clear Your Desk: Keeping your Music Program Organized in the Digital Age
The importance of organizing your music program, what types of data needs to be organized, methods to organize this data, and what you can do with this data once you have it organized electronically.
1:00 PM – Presented by Avid
Sibelius 7 Introduction
2:00 PM – Presented by Peterson
In Tune, In Time – The Latest Technology for Tuning and Metronomes
- Getting Started: opening files, look and feel of Sibelius, and playback
- Creating a score: choosing manuscript paper, instruments, and housestyle, adding bars, time signatures, and key signatures
- Using the new Ribbon interface
- Basic note entry: using the mouse, keyboard, Flexi-time™ and for Finale users, Speedy Entry
- Beginning editing: selecting objects, moving, copying, pasting, and repitching
- Marking up your score: adding expressions, technique
Check out the latest tuner and metronome products from the industry leader. Experience the new StroboPlus tuner/metronome and the BodyBeat Sync metronome. Learn how an unlimited number of musicians can feel or hear a synchronized beat with the BodyBeat Sync.
4:00 PM – Presented by Alfred
Theory Lessons Available Online with Alfred’s Essentials of Music Theory Web Version
The most complete music theory course ever is now online! This all-in-one series includes concise lessons with short exercises, ear-training activities and reviews. Includes narration, animated examples and clickable elements for aural reinforcement. Also includes randomized exercises, ear training and review answers.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
10:00 AM – Presented by MakeMusic
Getting the Most Out of Your Finale
This is the single most popular Finale clinic, designed to assist users in understanding faster, easier ways to use Finale.
Learn quick and simple ways to unlock the potential of Finale. "Eight Great Tips" handout included.
11:00 AM – Presented by Avid
An Introduction to Pro Tools and Digital Audio for Music Education
In this one-hour session, Pro Tools Expert Ernie Jackson will demystify the basics of digital audio and Pro Tools systems. This session will cover all of the basics, from digital audio concepts like bit depth and sample rate, to selecting and setting up your hardware, saving and managing your Pro Tools session, completing a simple audio recording, basic audio editing, dithering down, and bouncing your audio out of Pro Tools so that you can burn it to disc. If you need to gain more confidence when it comes to dealing with digital audio and working with Pro Tools, this is the session for you!
12:00 PM – Presented by Colla Parte, LLC
Music + One: An Orchestral Accompaniment Program the Listens and Learns
See a live demo of Music + One, a groundbreaking program for aspiring soloists that provides a sensitive, flexible orchestra that follows their every move. Music + One allows advanced students, teachers and professionals to explore the solo literature accompanied by a real recorded orchestra, not synthesized sounds, that learns their interpretations, anticipates their nuances, and improves as it rehearses.
1:00 PM – Presented by Pygraphics (Pyware)
“Why Can’t They Look This Good?” An Overview of Pyware 3D Real View
You won’t believe how realistic this looks and feels. Join our discussion on how to customize your ensemble’s uniforms and instrumentation for use in the 3D Real View.
2:00 PM – Presented by Pygraphics (Pyware)
3D Advanced Tips, Tricks and Guidance on Effective Drill Design
You survived your first year(s) of marching band! Now it’s time to speed up the design process. This session is focused on the more advanced tools and features of Pyware 3D.
3:00 PM – Presented by Tapspace
Virtual Drumline: Arm Yourself with an Enormous Palette of Percussive Possibilities
Virtual Drumline has made its mark as the industry standard sample library for marching and concert percussion. Composers, percussionists, studio musicians, and educators alike will discover a sonic onslaught of variety in Virtual Drumline, featuring the world champion percussion section of the Santa Clara Vanguard. Experience the huge collection of orchestral, world, effect, drumset, rhythm section, and drumline instruments that are programmed with virtually any articulations and playing techniques imaginable.
4:00 PM – Presented by Yamaha
Trouble with your Sound System? What are all those knobs for? Tips and tricks for exceptional sound
Learn the answers to these and other puzzling sound questions with Yamaha’s Live Sound expert, John Schauer.
He’ll cover the basics of a sound system, how to best use the gear you may already have, and show you some new products Yamaha has to help solve sound issues in your classroom. John has more than 30 years of experience in audio, so chances are excellent that he’s been through the same things you’re facing to improve your system.
Friday, December 21, 2012
9:00 AM – Presented by Casio
Exploring Casio’s Next Generation of Digital Musical Instruments
The advancements from the world of consumer electronics have had a huge impact on our lives. As a music educator, you know that digital electronics and technologies change and improve yearly. New, consumer electronics based musical instruments are all internet friendly, iPad friendly, and accessible to everyone because of pricing. Come explore this new world with Casio.
10:00 AM – Presented by MakeMusic
SmartMusic on the iPad
SmartMusic anytime, anywhere with an iPad. Your students can now practice at home or school with all of SmartMusic’s method books, scales, solos, concert music, sight-reading, jazz improv and more.
11:00 AM – Presented by Avid Education
Sibelius 7 Intermediate/Advanced
12:00 PM – Presented by Charms Office
Taking Charms with You, with Charms Mobile, and the New Charms Online Store
- Advanced editing: engraving rules, editing text styles, lines noteheads, and staff types
- Using plug-ins and filters
- Formatting, layout, and part extraction
- Using the Arranging feature
- Creating tests, exams and worksheets and more
- Take a short piece and arrange it for big band using time saving workflow methods
Learn how to utilize Charms Mobile from any wireless device, for easy access wherever you are! The features of Charms Mobile are designed for the small screen “finger tap” and screen drag, and give you quick access to student information, email/text messaging, event attendance, and much, much more! Learn how to set up an Online Store in your Charms account, to sell spiritwear, consumables, school items, and more!
1:00 PM – Presented by Chromatik
Let us Accompany You: Take Your Music Classroom Digital with Chromatik on Web and iPad
Matt Sandler, co-founder of Chromatik and former music instructor, will demonstrate how to enhance your classroom setting with free digital tools for web and iPad. Distribute sheet music, listen to student recordings, provide feedback, and manage your class with just a click of the button! With applications to enhance the teaching process you already have in place, Chromatik lets you focus on what’s most important: the music.
2:00 PM – Presented by Naxos
Using Streaming Media in the Classroom
Naxos, the world’s leader in classical music, discusses the important issues associated with using streaming media your classroom. Information about current “hot-button” issues, general do’s and don’t's, and some streaming services you can utilize will surely bring some great conversation to the Midwest Clinic Technology Area!