Region 15
Orchestra Division
Introduction to Mariachi Harp: Methods to Teaching Students of all Levels
Friday, April 20, 2018
La Joya High School, La Joya, TX 78560
Clinician/Consultant(s): Guillermo Acuna
Registration Fee: $15.00, TMEA Member Registration Fee: $0.00
Description:
Harpist Guillermo Acuna from the world renowned Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose Hernandez will provide teachers with methods, instructional strategies, curriculum, and sample lesson in order to help teachers educate students of all levels on harp.
Objectives:
1. To provide teachers with the tools to successfully teach such a difficult instrument to students of all levels. 2. To increase awareness and knowledge of mariachi harp education in order to aid teachers in promoting harp and harp education to students 3. To provide training and knowledge to teachers on an instrument (style) in which there are limited proficient/master musicians and resources available for educators and students, especially in our area.
Content Area:
Mariachi Education
Agenda:
4/20/2018
4:30pm-5:45pm-Session I (part 1)
5:45-6:00pm-Break
6:00-7:00pm-Session I (part 2)

4/21/2018
9:00-10:45am-Session II (part 1)
10:45am-11:00am-Break
11:00am-12:00pm-Session II (part 2)
Consultant's Qualifications:
Bachelor Degree in Ethnomusicology from the University of California Los Angeles
-Professional harp musician for 15 years
-Official harp player for the world renowned Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose Hernandez
-Performs frequently nationally and internationally
-Frequent harp instructor for both students and educators and various national mariachi events/workshops
-Studied with world renowned harp musicians and teachers like Maestro Ivan Velasco

Region 19
Elementary Division
A Creative Day of Play
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Highlands Elementary School, Highlands, TX 77562
Clinician/Consultant(s): Chris Judah-Lauder
Registration Fee: $30.00, TMEA Member Registration Fee: $20.00
Description:
Explore songs and activities that engage students to experience a creative outcome through a collaborative effort. Be ready to dance, play drums, and more. Bring your soprano recorders and a plan for an energizing and creative workshop!
Objectives:
Experience clear process and sequence for movement and drum lessons. Explore elemental sequence for improvisation, extensions, and collaboration. Work with steady beat, form, improvisation, layered ostinato, self and shared space.
Content Area:
Elementary Music K-5th Grade
Agenda:
8:30 Registration
9:00 Workshop starts
12:00 Break for lunch
1:00 workshop continues
3:00 Workshop finished
Consultant's Qualifications:
Chris Judah-Lauder is a Past President of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association with extensive experience with K-8th grade students. Chris was the National Conference Chair for the 2017 AOSA Conference in Fort Worth, TX and 2009 in Milwaukee, WI. She is an endorsed teacher education instructor for the AOSA and is an active clinician for staff developments, MEA Conferences, consulting and international workshops. She is currently serving as a consultant for Title One schools, working directly in the classroom with the music teacher. Chris has sixteen publications, including Drum with a Passion and Games, Groups, and Gems.

Region 24
Elementary Division
Singing Games for Solo Singing and Developing Cooperative Spirits in Musical Play
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Transportation West - Frisco, Frisco, TX 75034
Clinician/Consultant(s): Cecile Johnson
Registration Fee: $15.00, TMEA Member Registration Fee: $10.00
Description:
Experience fun singing games selected and sequenced through the grades in order to teach and encourage both individual and group participation; cooperation, fair play, social manners, grace, and joy while developing musical literacy.
Objectives:
The participants will engage in a variety of different types of singing games for the elementary school music classroom and look at these activities in a new light by which they can be teaching social skills and manners and how to get along with colleagues in a cooperative and caring manner while they are teaching music literacy skills
Content Area:
Elementary Music - General
Agenda:
8:30 - Registration begins
9:00 - Workshop Begins
10:30 - Break
10:45 - Resume
11:45 - Closing/questions for clinician
Consultant's Qualifications:
Cecile Johnson retired in 2012 as the elementary music specialist at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School in Denton, Texas where she taught for 25 years with a total of 39 years teaching experience in Massachusetts, Iowa and Texas. She was given the Organization of American Kodály Educators (OAKE) Outstanding Educator of the Year Award at the 2012 Phoenix National OAKE Conference , the TCDA Choral Excellence Award , and has been selected the North Texas Metroplex Children’s Choir Teacher of the Year on two different occasions . She was most recently awarded at the 2016 TMEA Convention The Lifetime Achievement Service Award from the Kodály Educators of Texas. Founder and director of the award- winning Woodrow Wilson All-Star Choir ( 3 times selected as a TMEA Elementary Honor Choir with performances in San Antonio), she has served on the national board of the Organization of Kodály Educators , was Past President of Kodály Educators of Texas and proud teacher of more than 50 singers who have sung in the OAKE National Honor choirs.. Mrs. Johnson received her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Lowell in Massachusetts and her Masters of Music degree from the University of Northern Iowa. She completed her national OAKE Certification in Kodály Studies at the University of North Texas. She has taught music pedagogy in college classes, mentor and supervisor for many student teachers and a trainer of teachers in several Kodály certification programs and frequent clinician at local, state and national conferences.

Region 25
Elementary Division
Let's Dance
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Puster Elementary School (Lovejoy ISD), Fairview, TX 75069
Clinician/Consultant(s): Jan Baker
Registration Fee: $25.00, TMEA Member Registration Fee: $10.00
Description:
Come experience movement activities designed to engage students physically, musically, mentally and socially! Participants will come away with a repertoire of creative movement activities, traditional dances and games, and classroom management ideas and a sequence for success. Participation in these traditional games and dances can help build community, collaboration and cooperation, create interpersonal connections, and help students focus and learn problem solving skills and practice good manners and consideration of others.
Objectives:
Participants will come away with a repertoire of creative movement activities, traditional dances and games, and classroom management ideas and a sequence for success. Musically, participants will be able to help students experience beat, rhythm, meter, form, sequencing and the simple joy of moving to a variety of musical styles and cultures. Connections to other curriculum areas such as history, social studies and math are also common benefits to learning traditional dances.
Content Area:
Elementary Music - Movement and Dance
Agenda:
Check-In: 8am
Workshop start: 8:30am
Workshop end: 11:30am
Consultant's Qualifications:
Jan Baker is a Music and Movement educator with 30 years of experience in Texas public schools.  An active member and past officer of the North Texas Orff chapter and the American Orff Schulwerk  Association,  Jan has taught movement including everything from pre-ballet  to high school flag corps to Jazzercise to her recent love of traditional dances  from all over the world.
She has presented professional development sessions of traditional dances for the American Orff Schulwerk Association, Texas Music Educators Association, North Texas Chapter of AOSA, Tennessee Arts Academy, Kodaly Educators of Texas, Texas A&M University-Commerce and various Texas school districts. Jan has served her local chapter of AOSA in various positions and served as a Region Representative in both Texas Music Educators Association and the American Orff-Schulwerk Association. Recently she served as local conference co-chair for the 2017 AOSA conference in Ft. Worth!

Region 33
Elementary Division
A Creative Day of Play
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Highland Elementary School, Highlands, TX 77562
Clinician/Consultant(s): Chris Judah-Lauder
Registration Fee: $30.00, TMEA Member Registration Fee: $20.00
Description:
Experience clear process and sequence for movement and drum lessons. Explore elemental sequence for improvisation, extensions, and collaboration. Work with steady beat, form, improvisation, layered ostinato, self and shared space.
Objectives:
Explore songs and activities that engage students to experience a creative outcome through a collaborative effort. Be ready to dance, play drums, and more. Bring your soprano recorders and plan for an energizing and creative workshop! Geared for K-5 th.
Content Area:
Songs and Activities that engage students
Agenda:
9:00 - 3:00 Lunch 12:00-1:00
Consultant's Qualifications:
Past President of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association
with extensive experience with K-8 th grade students. Chris was the National Conference Chair for
the 2017 AOSA Conference in Fort Worth, Texas and 2009 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She is an
endorsed teacher education instructor for the American Orff-Schulwerk Association and is an
active clinician for staff developments, MEA Conferences, consulting and international
workshops. She is currently serving as a consultant for Title One schools, working directly in the
classroom with the music teacher. Chris has sixteen publications, including Drum with a Passion
(Beatin’ Path Publ) and Games, Groups and Gems (Heritage Music Press)