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  • Clinic Synopsis: The challenges of teaching in urban school music settings are quite global, however, instrumental teachers’ must be determined to defy the odds in hopes of elevating student success in the classroom. This session will focus on effective teaching as defined by research methods, materials, student characteristics, teacher influences and outcomes that are relevant in the millennium era.
  • Shelby Chipman (
  • 12/19/2018 04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
  • Meeting Room W187
  • Shelby R. Chipman, Ph.D. is professor of music at Florida A&M University (FAMU). His responsibilities in the Department of Music include teaching Instrumental Music Education, conducting, and coordinating student recitals and student teachers (as music interns). Prior to his appointment at FAMU, he taught music in the Miami-Dade County Public School system for 10 years. His band program at Miami Central High School developed into one of the finest band programs in the country. Dr. Chipman is a member of Kappa Kappa Psi Band Fraternity, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Music Fraternity, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Music Educators National Conference (MENC), Florida Music Educators Association (FMEA), Florida Bandmasters Association (FBA), College Band Directors National Conference (CBDNA), FMEA Black Caucus, and Bethel AME Church (Tallahassee). Dr. Chipman has published numerous articles and completed research in the areas of instrumental conducting, at-risk student success and student teaching experience. His Dissertation focused on “A Survey of Perceptions of At-Risk Students by Florida Secondary School Band Directors.” He has also published articles in the Florida Music Director on Band Director Success and is the upcoming feature of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Band Director Digest fall publication. As an educator, Dr. Chipman believes that all students can learn. He believes there are obstacles that create barriers, but through faith, guidance, and love anything can be accomplished. “As educators, it is our responsibility to encourage students to maintain their focus,” Chipman said. “There is good in all and we are challenged to bring out the best in students.”