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Time:

Wednesday
December, 21, 2022
03:45 PM - 04:45 PM

Location:

W185

Clinician(s)

Alice Hammel

Alice Hammel

hammela@mac.com
Scott Edgar

Scott Edgar

edgar@lakeforest.edu
Cameron Jenkins

Cameron Jenkins

cwjleadership@gmail.com

Humanity in Instrumental Music Education: Driving Toward the Future

Clinic Synopsis:

Music education faces challenges of access and relevance. We all bring the weight of the world into our classrooms. How can we adapt to provide space for healing and wellbeing in order to make our classrooms more student and humanity-centered? Drawing from mindfulness, SEL, UDL, and diversity, this interactive session will facilitate the personalization of concepts into practice to reaffirm humanity in instrumental music education through a focus on purpose, diversity, belonging, and wellbeing.

Matthew Arau - Biographical Information

Dr. Matthew Arau, author of Upbeat! Mindset, Mindfulness, and Leadership in Music Education and Beyond and founder of Upbeat Global, is an Associate Professor of Music and the Chair of the Music Education Department and Symphonic Band Conductor at the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music in Appleton, Wisconsin. In addition, Dr. Arau serves as a Conn-Selmer Education Clinician and is on the graduate conducting faculty of the American Band College of Central Washington University and graduate music education faculty at VanderCook College of Music. Dr. Arau has guest conducted and presented on student leadership, mindfulness, growth mindset, rehearsal techniques, and creating positive cultures in person in over 25 states and 4 continents in person. He has presented at the International Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, the Western International Band Clinic, the NAfME National Conference, numerous State and Regional Music Education Association Conferences, and the Conn-Selmer Institute. He has conducted honor bands in Australia, Greece, Cyprus, and Malaysia, and All-State honor bands across the United States. Dr. Arau draws on a deep reservoir of fifteen years of experience as a successful middle school and high school band director in Loveland, Colorado, where he led his bands at Walt Clark Middle School and Loveland High School to numerous honor performances and championships and pioneered the Leadership Symposium.

Alice Hammel - Biographical Information

Dr. Alice Hammel, Virginia Music Educator Association Outstanding Educator (2018) and current President of the Virginia Music Educators Association, is a widely known music educator, author, and clinician whose experience in music is extraordinarily diverse. She is a member of the faculty of James Madison University, and has many years of experience teaching instrumental and choral music in public and private schools. Dr. Hammel has put these varied experiences to great use while compiling a large body of scholarly work. She is a co-author for four texts: Teaching Music to Students with Special Needs: A Label-free Approach, Teaching Music to Students with Autism, Winding It Back: Teaching to Individual Differences in Music Classroom and Ensemble Settings, and Teaching Music to Students with Special Needs: A Practical Resource. Dr. Hammel is Past-President of the Council for Exceptional Children – Division for Visual and Performing Arts Education.

Scott Edgar - Biographical Information

Dr. Scott N. Edgar (he/him) has dedicated his career to highlighting the potential music education and educators have to build life skills students will utilize long after they leave the classroom. As a notable authority on music education and Social Emotional Learning, Dr. Edgar has emerged as the leading researcher, best-selling author, and internationally sought-after clinician on the subject. He is the author of Music Education and Social Emotional Learning: The Heart of Teaching Music, The ABCs of My Feelings and Music (co-authored with his wife Stephanie), and editor of Portraits of Music Education and Social Emotional Learning (published through GIA Publications). Dr. Edgar prioritizes facilitating spaces where people can explore their identity, build a sense of belonging, and experience agency. He is grateful for the many experiences he has had at Bowling Green State University (B.M.E.), University of Dayton, (M.S.), and the University of Michigan (Ph.D.) to learn from his mentors. He is Associate Professor of Music, Chair of the Department of Music, and Director of Bands at Lake Forest College, and serves as Director of Practice and Research for The Center for Arts Education and Social Emotional Learning. Dr. Edgar is also a Music for All Educational Consultant, a Conn-Selmer Educational Clinician, and VH1 Save the Music Foundation Educational Consultant. Striving for work/life balance, he enjoys grilling, exercising, and spending time with his wife Steph, their son Nathan, and their cats Elsa and Wolfie.

Cameron Jenkins - Biographical Information

Cameron W. Jenkins is the founder of Full Potential Leadership, an international communications platform that coaches innovative leaders in maximizing their strengths, equipping their teams and reaching their full potential. Before entering the field of music education, Cameron graduated from Alcorn State University with a 4.0 GPA. He holds a Master’s Degree from The University of Mississippi in Music Education. Cameron is a proud 2008 Coca-Cola Scholar and a Life-Member of Alpha Phi Alpha, Fraternity, Inc. In 2020, Cameron was named the 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year for the Gulfport School District. In the same year, Cameron was named the 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year at Bayou View Middle School, a Title I and National Blue Ribbon School located in Gulfport, Mississippi. In 2018, Cameron was named the Middle School Band Director of the Year for the Gulf Coast Band Directors Association. Cameron is a member of the American School Band Directors Association. Cameron is an interactive speaker, leadership consultant/clinician, professional development coach, and community leader. From small rural programs to The Midwest Clinic, Cameron has inspired leaders from around the globe. In 2021, Cameron gained Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion certification from the University of Pennsylvania. Cameron and his wife, Lu Jenkins, are church planters. In 2017, they founded Opportunity Church. A multi-ethnic church in Gulfport, Mississippi.

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