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December, 20, 2024
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM




Theresa Hoover

Theresa Hoover

Beyond the Score: Integrating Composition into Rehearsals for Deeper Learning

Clinic Synopsis:

Elevate the ensemble experience and ignite creativity with music composition! Learn how to seamlessly integrate composition into your rehearsals, fostering deeper learning and a more enriching musical journey for everyone. A variety of activities will be shared that can be used with or without technology, at a variety of levels. Discover how composition can transform your ensemble into a vibrant community of creators, while enhancing musical proficiency and fostering a lifelong love of music.

Theresa Hoover - Biographical Information

Theresa Hoover is a music educator, speaker, and writer. She is an advocate for student voice in the music room and works to empower students throughout their musical experiences and help teachers transform their classrooms to become student-centered learning environments. Theresa has taught instrumental, general, and vocal music in a variety of settings, most recently teaching middle school band in Northern Virginia. She holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from Penn State University and a master’s degree in wind conducting from West Chester University, both in Pennsylvania. Theresa is currently working towards a PhD in Music Learning and Teaching at Arizona State University and teaches undergraduate music education classes. Theresa is a Google for Education Certified Trainer, Google Certified Innovator, and Noteflight Learn Ambassador, frequently working with teachers to help integrate technology into their music classes. She is a recognized presenter and clinician for local, regional, and national conferences and teaches graduate electives for music educators. Theresa is the author of Empowering Ensembles With Technology and the co-author of Pass the Baton: Empowering All Music Students and the co-host of the podcast Pass the Baton: Empowering Students in Music Education. You can find her work online at When not teaching, you can find Theresa curled up with a good book, on the running trail, traveling to visit family and friends, or spending time with her dog, Dizzy.