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December, 20, 2022
12:30 PM - 01:00 PM




S.H.O.P. Talk - How to Finish Student Teaching With a Glowing Recommendation

Clinic Synopsis:

In this clinic, Katherine will discuss how to get the most out of your student teaching experience and the actions you can take while you're there to ensure your cooperating teacher is singing your praises when you walk out the door.

Katherine Norris - Biographical Information

Katherine Norris is in her fifth year as an Assistant Band Director at Henry Middle School. At Henry, she conducts the Symphonic Band and teaches the beginning flute, clarinet, and double reed classes. She also assists with the Concert and Honors Bands. Katherine’s bands have consistently received Superior ratings at UIL Concert and Sightreading Evaluation. In 2021, her band was selected as a Commended Winner in The Foundation for Music Education’s Citation of Excellence Project. In 2022, her band was selected as a Citation Winner in The Foundation for Music Education’s Citation of Excellence Project. Under her direction, the Symphonic Band was also named the Non-Varsity Grand Champion at the North Texas Festival of Distinction.Katherine graduated magna cum laude from the University of Houston in May 2018 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education. While at the University of Houston, Katherine was a drum major for the Spirit of Houston Cougar Marching Band. She was also president of the UH chapter of the National Association for Music Education and a member of Kappa Kappa Psi, National Honorary Band Fraternity. Katherine has been a presenter at the Wisconsin Music Educators Conference, Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic, and Texas Music Educators Convention. Katherine has been a member of the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps brass staff since 2019. She is a member of the Curriculum Faculty for Forward Leadership, a program offered by the Madison Scouts. Katherine's professional memberships include the Texas Music Educators Association and the Texas Bandmasters Association. She works with bands in the Austin area as a clinician.