January 16, 2020 – January 18, 2020 all-day
Grand Wayne Convention Center
120 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne
IN 46802
Lane Velayo
Indiana Music Educators Association Convention @ Grand Wayne Convention Center


The Joy of Musicing –  Friday Junuary 17th at 1:00 PM – Room Calhoun C/D

Ever get into a “rut” by only focusing on the literacy portion of your Conversational Solfege lessons? In this session, we will share various “doing” activities that not only focus on the joy of “musicing” but will also give you bang for your buck by also targeting your future literacy objectives. We will share tried and true activities that have been successful in our classes that also prepare your students for later units in Conversational Solfege. Bring your voices, recording devices and dancing shoes – this will be a participatory session.

First Steps in Teaching Part Singing  – Friday 3:30 PM – Room Calhoun C/D

Once your students are Tuneful, Beatful, and Artful it is time to teach part singing! This session will help participants realize a sequence to teaching part singing beginning with simple bass lines, partner songs, followed by rounds and canons and finally harmony. We will share our tried-and-true methods and sing plenty of examples to get your students singing in parts joyfully.

The Book of Song Dances – Saturday 12:00 PM – Room Calhoun B

Dances accompanied by singing have been enjoyed by people of all ages for hundreds of years. These dances have served an important social function as people share the joy of synchronizing with others through their body, spirit, and voice. Come learn and dance our favorites from John Feierabend’s The Book of Song Dances. This session is for anyone looking to add more folk dances to their repertoire, learn great songs to teach musical concepts, and explore songs and dances that have their roots in the folk tradition. Come and have a great time!

Folk Dance – January 16th  – – – 06:30 PM 08:20 PM Hilton Hamilton