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December, 20, 2022
04:30 PM - 05:30 PM




Kandis Taylor

Kandis Taylor

Five 21st-Century Strategies to Enhance Music Learning

Clinic Synopsis:

This session provides teachers with five 21st-century strategies to enhance music learning within an instrumental music classroom. Examples of free, web-based resources will be discussed as tools to enhance the music learning process. Connections drawn amongst 21st-century skills, web-based tools, and pedagogical strategies are at the center of this session. Let the technology of today help your music students starting tomorrow!

Kandis Taylor - Biographical Information

Kandis King Taylor began her career by earning a bachelor's degree in Music Education and a Master's Degree in Percussion Performance from Brigham Young University. She is pursuing a Ph.D. in Music Education at the University of Utah with anticipated graduation in 2023. Her research interests focus on educational technology as a tool in music learning and best practices for building pedagogical efficacy using technology in aspiring music educators. She has presented professionally, both nationally and internationally, on these topics. Kandis serves as the Director of Percussion Studies at Snow College in Ephraim, UT, while working as a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Utah. She has over 17 years of experience teaching, directing, and adjudicating junior high and high school bands, jazz bands, and percussion ensembles in California and Utah. While teaching in California, she received the "Teacher of the Year" award in 2015. She received the 2019 "Accent in Excellence" Award from the Alpine School District as Director of Bands & Percussion Ensembles at Lakeridge Junior High in Orem, Utah. She is actively involved in industry organizations, including NAfME, National Band Association, Utah Music Educators Association, Utah Bandmasters Association, and the Percussive Arts Society. When she isn't teaching college or public school, Kandis composes music and has several compositions published through C. Alan Publications. Kandis loves her little family and lives with her husband and 7-year-old daughter in Utah.