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December, 15, 2016
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM


Meeting Room W184


Patricia Hoy

Patricia Hoy

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Four Enduring Principles for Creating an Impassioned, Innovative, and Thriving Community

Clinic Synopsis:

Teacher turnover, student retention, and public support remain important issues in music education. This session will introduce an expansive body of knowledge from the artistic process to help you sustain your own passion, motivate and retain students, and create advocacy messages to garner public support. Rehearsal and performance experiences can help you create dynamic learning environments that enable students to embrace change, see the bigger picture, and use knowledge that’s learned.

Patricia Hoy - Biographical Information

Dr. Patricia Hoy has nearly 40 years’ experience in a variety of roles. Her 17 years as Director of Bands at Northern Arizona University included numerous performances at regional and national conferences. She has served as guest conductor with the Flagstaff Festival Orchestra, the Flagstaff Symphony and Eugene Ballet Company, the Memphis Symphony and Ballet Memphis, the Tucson Pops, the Mesa Symphony, and regional and all-state bands in more than thirty states. Most recently, she served 5 years as Vice President for Academic Affairs at the Boston Conservatory and 7 years as Director of the School of Music at the University of Memphis. While an active performer in the Los Angeles area, she taught high school instrumental music for eight years before moving to higher education. Dr. Hoy is a recipient of the Tau Beta Sigma Outstanding Service to Music Award in recognition of her national contribution to music and music education and the O.M. Hartsell Excellence in Teaching Music Award presented by the Arizona Music Educators Association. She was elected into the membership of the American Bandmasters Association in 1996 and awarded the Faculty Artist Award from the Northern Arizona University Chapter of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. Her wind and chamber recordings of music by African American composers are often featured on broadcasts throughout the United States, in Canada, and in England. She is a committed advocate for the value of arts in education.