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December, 20, 2022
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM




Jared Brockmeyer

Jared Brockmeyer

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Beyond “Gamification:” Reclaiming Master Teaching From Video Games

Clinic Synopsis:

Video games have saturated our culture and seem to dominate our students' attention - but the truth is that game designers have to solve the same sorts of teaching problems that we do (and use a lot of the same tools)! This session will examine the similarities between game design and music education, isolate some of the tricks game designers use, and offer examples of how to leverage the same ideas in our classrooms.

Jared Brockmeyer - Biographical Information

Jared is currently serving in his 11th year as assistant director at Rockwood South Middle School where he conducts the 7th Grade band, assists the 8th Grade band, and teaches beginning horn and trombone. During Jared’s tenure, the Rockwood South and Summit band programs have continued a proud history of achievement, earning annual “Superior” ratings at state contest, consistent representation in the All-State and SLSMEA All-Suburban Honor Bands, four performances at the Missouri Music Educators Association state convention, and multiple finalist performances at Bands of America Regional and Super Regional marching competitions. Jared is a graduate and former teaching assistant of Truman State University where he received his B.A. in Education, M.A. in Music, and M.A. in Education. He is a National Board Certified teacher, a member of Phi Beta Mu, and an active adjudicator, designer, and conductor throughout the Midwest. Most recently, Jared has acted as guest conductor for the Eastern Missouri Conference Honor Band, the Manchester Community Band, and the Kansas City Metro #5 District Honor Band. He is the coordinator of the annual Rockwood Conducting Symposium and serves as the middle school band vice president of the St. Louis Suburban Music Educators Association. Jared regularly presents clinics on music pedagogy throughout St. Louis, most recently for Palen Music, the St. Louis Suburban Music Educators Association, and at the Missouri Music Educators Association conference. Jared lives in House Springs, MO with his wife Sara and daughters Eliza and Fiona.