Conn-Selmer Institute Hones Educator Skills
...educational and professional offering. Under the leadership of Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser, the institute brings together a diverse range of talent not found anywhere else, including some of the best music educators in the country.
“I’ve been to big-name music education programs before, but this one is truly great,” one student said. The program includes learning sessions for music educators present and future, and fosters support for music education in the schools. Developed and underwritten in large part by instrument manufacturer Conn-Selmer, the institute is a unique collaboration of industry members and educators to support the cause of excellence in music education.
“It means so much to be around so many people who are truly passionate about what they do,” said one college student. The institute is known for high-impact teaching sessions that inspire teachers while also giving them numerous practical suggestions they can put directly to use in the classroom.
In addition to its programs for music educators, the institute features a Music Administration Collaborative, with sessions led by senior fine arts and music administrators. Administrators at the high school and district levels share their experiences confronting current issues such as core standards for the arts, teacher evaluation, and working with superintendents, boards, and communities.
This year the Institute is offering a booster program track for parents of band members and other advocates for school music programs.
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