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Description of Music Technology Presentations
Meeting Room W180, McCormick Place West

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

11:00AM – Presented by MakeMusic
SmartMusic for the Middle and High School Director: Panel Discussion
A panel of music educators will share their ideas and answer questions about how they integrate SmartMusic into their programs. Topics include: using SmartMusic for rehearsal, home practice, utilizing SmartMusic repertoire titles, student assignments and accountability, Finale-created assignments and best practices for fully implementing SmartMusic in their program.SmartMusic: Standards, Assessment and Documentation

12:00PM – Presented by Breezin’ Thru Inc.
Breezin’ Thru Theory: Cool New Assessment Tools and Results!
Award winning Breezin’ Thru Theory just keeps getting better! See the cool new Student Dashboard that motivates kids to excel and take ownership of learning, home or school. That’s not all! The amazing new Teacher Dashboard, with cool charts and graphs, shows progress in a snap with Student of Month option too! Auto-assessed online, great results have never been so fun/easy! National & State Standards aligned. For Grades 5-12, AP.

1:00 PM – Presented by Hal Leonard Corporation
Bringing Music to Life with Noteflight
In today’s digital world, how do we teach music utilizing all the various devices available to students? While our time-tested music pedagogy remains the same, the delivery of music, curriculum, and assessments must be adaptive to all the various available devices and relevant to our high-tech students. This session will demonstrate how to deliver musical content and assignments in an interactive and assessable way using Noteflight!

2:00PM – Presented by eMedia Music
 Assessment from Anywhere - Teaching Music with the Cloud
Learn how new tools for teaching music theory, piano, voice, guitar let you assess student progress from your favorite comfy chair or coffee shop. Cloud-based technologies, coupled with innovative, interactive software keep students engaged and make assessment simpler. eMedia uses their new Music Theory Tutor application and others to show you how it works.

3:00PM – Presented by Charms

Charms Student Side App and Recording Studio
This session is a demonstration of new features and layouts in the free Charms app, for when your students (and parents) are on the go!  Includes the new HTML-5 version recording studio.

4:00PM – Presented by Music Prodigy
Music Prodigy Quiz: Learn How Other Districts Are Delivering Music Assessment
Learn how to objectively deliver music classroom performance and theory assessments for all grade levels, instruments and voices using Music Prodigy Quiz. Music Prodigy Quiz gives music teachers the ability to add questions from an existing database of over 700 or create their own in a variety of formats from multiple-choice to audio identification to performance evaluation, all in one assessment. Students answer questions and can perform music pieces receiving real-time enhanced ‘red note/green note' evaluation (e.g. students sing, play their instrument or tap out a rhythm on their desk).

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Thursday, December 17, 2015

8:30AM – Presented by Avid Education
Sibelius in the Classroom
This clinic will focus on getting you up and running fast with Sibelius, the fastest, smartest and easiest way to write and share music. We will also discuss the various options and benefits of using Sibelius in the classroom environment.

10:30AM – Presented by Breezin’ Thru Inc.
Award-Winning, Cool New Composition Lessons App for the iPad and Computer
Breezin’ Thru Composing makes it possible for all! With such great topics, students easily learn new skills with fun cool tools. Bring composing to exciting new levels with our super-fun NEW Musical Applications chapters: music & prose, movie scores, jingles and songwriting. Online with any device: Computer, Chromebook, Tablets, Smart Phones. See your students' exciting Musical Journey unfold in a way never before possible! For Grades 5-12.

11:30AM – Presented by PreSonus
Audio as an Instrument
A degree in music has given you most of the tools you need to be a music technology specialist (recording, playback, assessing, instructing).  You just need a translator!  Let us help you learn the language. Includes: Audio fundamentals, proper microphone techniques, and The Pro Audio Thesaurus. 

12:30PM – Presented by Solutions for Teachers
An Easier Way to Test Your Band Students and Get Your Life Back
Solutions for Teachers was founded by two band directors who sought to fill the gap for quality assessments that cover what we are all really dealing with in the classroom. We developed a system that assesses student comprehension AND created software to easily record the data! We test our students in class and record the results into our simple, cloud-based software. The result is meaningful assessments year after year, which provides significant usable data for your classroom, parent conferences, and administration AND saves you time!

1:30PM – Presented by Pygraphics (Pyware)
Simplify Your Summer: How to Save Time (and Sanity) Teaching Drill
Lessen the learning curve of your marching show with Pyware 3D’s design and teaching aids. We’ll expand upon the various printing and visuals options, as well as how to best implement the Pyware 3D Viewer mobile app.
2:30PM – Presented by Pygraphics (Pyware)and Neil A. Kjos Music Company
Keeping up with Tech Savvy Kids through the Interactive Practice Studio
Technology is a way for us to enter the students’ world instead of always asking them to join ours. Dr. Bruce Pearson will share with you the all-new Interactive Practice Studio and demonstrate easy ways to integrate this ground-breaking technology in the educational process to engage students and build better ensembles.
3:30 PM – Presented by MusicFirst
New Performance Assessment Software from Music First
Come and take a look at PracticeFirst from MusicFirst. Access it from anywhere on any device at any time, with content included, and it’s super easy to upload your own assessments from every major notation program – included with MusicFirst’s revolutionary online classroom.
4:30PM – Presented by Yamaha Corporation
Marching PA Systems: The Most Popular Configurations of Sound Reinforcement Systems for Marching
Let’s have a look at the most popular configurations of Sound Reinforcement systems for the marching activity. John Schauer from Yamaha will take you through a system and help you understand what to look for (and avoid) in your system. You will come away with ideas and tips that will help you improve your performances while improving reliability and consistent sound quality. 

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Friday, December 18, 2015

8:30AM – Presented by MakeMusic
Finale 2014: Tips and Tricks to Make Your Life Easier
Learn how to use Finale in ways you never have! Learn the quickest techniques to enter articulations, expressions and SmartShapes using time-saving metatools; the Repitch Tool to repitch an existing rhythm; the Selection Tool and contextual menus to reduce editing time; automatic rehearsal marks; entering repeats/endings and coda creation; copying specific items; printing out parts with linked parts; customizing a Finale worksheet and creating your own SmartMusic files!
10:30AM – Presented by My Music Office
Organization and Communication: My Music Office is the answer to both!
This presentation will highlight the importance that both organizing your music program and an open line of communication can bring to running an effective music program. Don't just survive...thrive, because there is a better way that is easy to use and won't break the bank!
11:30AM – Presented by MusicFirst
Revolutionary Cloud-Based Tools - For All Your Ensemble Students - For Any Budget
MusicFirst has the largest suite of music education software in the world – with 13 tools, we guarantee there’s something for everyone at every budget. Come and see all the different ways you can assess, perform, listen, create, learn and explore with all of your students.
12:30PM – Presented by Avid Education
Introduction to Pro Tools, the Industry Standard for Recording Music
This clinic will focus on the basics of recording your ensemble using the industry standard Pro Tools software. Compose, record, edit, and mix high-quality music or sound for picture—on a Mac or PC—using Pro Tools. Create, collaborate, be heard.
1:30PM – Presented by Hal Leonard Corporation
I Have a Degree in Music, Not Technology!
Is your school rapidly integrating new technologies? Are you expected to be the audio expert just because you are the music teacher? This session will provide simple, need-to-know explanations of communication, recording, and assessment software for performance ensembles; music technology course design options; and audio basics for system setup, adjusting microphone levels without feedback, and recording. Bring your questions.
2:30PM – Presented by Naxos of America
Bringing the Classroom to Life with Recorded Music
Naxos, the world's leader in classical music, discusses the benefits of using recorded media, no matter the format, in the classroom. Learn about exciting advancements in streaming educational media and bring the world to your students! Stop by to hear about how Smithsonian Folkways has enriched music study, too! 
3:30PM – Presented by Yamaha Corporation
Choosing the Right Sound System for the Right Situation, Indoors or Out
Let us take the mystery out of getting the most from your sound gear, and help you avoid pitfalls and mistakes when choosing new gear. Learn with Yamaha’s Live Sound expert, John Schauer. He’ll cover the basics of a sound system, how to best use the gear you may already have, and show you some new products Yamaha has to help solve sound issues you might have. John has more than 30 years of experience in audio, so chances are excellent that he’s been through the same things you’re facing to improve your system’s performance.