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The 2016 registration is now open. Pre-registration rates are as follows:
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The Common Sense of Common Core

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  • Integrating Common Core Standards into the instrumental music classroom is an important contribution to the school’s learning community. As educators, we need to reexamine the music rehearsal to encompass all aspects of learning while maintaining high-level performances. This Common Sense approach to integrating Common Core Standards will provide strategies for teachers to make immediate, useful and practical changes that lead student musicians to an enlightened and expressive performance.
  • David Kish (dkish@msudenver.edu)
  • 12/16/2015 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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  • David Kish is Director of Bands and Professor of Music at Metropolitan State University where he conducts the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and teaches conducting and music education courses. He serves as a Faculty Fellow in the Center for Innovation, is founding director of the Metro State Wind Band Celebration, and is a recipient of the Faculty Senate Teaching Excellence Award. David was recently named Conductor and Musical Director of the Colorado Wind Ensemble. David has taught instrumental music at all educational levels including a position as Associate Director of Bands and Franklin Fellow at the University of Georgia. His writings on wind literature, conducting pedagogy, and music education have been published in The Instrumentalist Magazine, Journal of Band Research, Music Educators Journal, and four volumes of the popular resource texts, Teaching Music Through Performance in Band. David recently authored Volume V of his book series, Guides to Band Masterworks published by Meredith Music Publications.
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