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December, 22, 2017
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM


Meeting Room W185


Sarah Labovitz

Sarah Labovitz

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Rehearsing Your Way Through the National Core Music Standards

Clinic Synopsis:

Incorporating the National Standards into ensemble rehearsals can seem like a daunting task. While groups are constantly Performing, opportunities to Create, Respond, and Connect sometimes feel harder to fit in. This clinic will provide strategies to promote a quality, comprehensive arts education through literature selection, lesson planning, and rehearsal strategies. Integrating the standards into your classroom can make your students independent, critically-thinking musicians while still getting them concert ready!

Sarah Labovitz - Biographical Information

Sarah Labovitz is currently the Associate Director of Bands & Coordinator of Instrumental Music Education at Arkansas State University-Jonesboro. She directs the Symphonic Winds, teaches undergraduate and graduate instrumental music education and conducting, and supervises student interns. Prior to her appointment at A-State, Dr. Labovitz served as the Assistant Director of Bands at Washburn University. She earned a BME from Bowling Green State University, a MME from Indiana University, and a DMA in Wind Conducting from the University of Kansas where she studied with Dr. Paul Popiel. Dr. Labovitz is an active guest conductor and clinician, as well as a contributing author to the Teaching Music Through Performance in Band series. She has recently given presentations at the National Association for Music Education’s National In-Service Conference, the Midwest Clinic International Band and Orchestra Conference, and the College Band Director National Association’s (CBDNA) National Conference. She currently serves as the President of the Arkansas Chapter of CBDNA. Her public school experience includes serving as Director of Bands at Athens High School in Athens, OH and Director of Instrumental Music at Admiral King High School in Lorain, OH. She currently resides in Jonesboro with her husband, Dr. Charles Page, the band director at Valley View Junior High School and her two rescue labs, Rosie and Sadie.