Penn State to host music education workshop Nov. 12


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State will host its annual Pennsylvania Collegiate Music Educator’s Association Region III Workshop beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12, and running throughout the day in the School of Music facilities. The workshop is open to all music educators, college students, and professors across Pennsylvania, and features numerous guest speakers on a variety of music education topics. Headlining the day’s events is a keynote speech by Kent Knappenberger, the recipient of the first Grammy Music Educator Award.
Registration is free (lunch included) but pre-registration is encouraged at For more information, email
This event is generously supported by the Pennsylvania Music Educators’ Association, Rovner Products, Connolly Music, Marianna’s Fundraisers, Music is Elementary, Peak Performance Services, Choice Music Tours, The Musical Source, Zildjian, Yamaha Corporation of America, Remo, Vic Firth, Penn State School of Music, and the University Park Allocation Committee.
Speakers and Sessions
“Music Education Wins” – Kent Knappenberger (recipient of inaugural Grammy Music Educator Award)
“Developing an Engaging and Effective Podium Personality” – F. David Romines (Marywood University)
“Getting Heady with High School Singers” – Peggy Dettwiler (Mansfield University)
“Maintaining A Private Studio” – James Lyon (Penn State)
“Using the Voice in the Elementary General Music Class Setting” – Patti Begg (State College Area School District)
“Alexander Technique for Music Educators” – Robyn Costa (Alexander Technique Specialist)
“Audio and Visual Technology” – Chris Wahlmark (Penn State)
“Using Goal-Setting Strategies to Increase Practice Efficiency and Improve Musicianship” – Krissie Weimer (Penn State)
“Drum Circle Techniques for All Ages and Abilities” – Gifford Howarth (Bloomsburg University)
“Fun Failure: What Video Games Can Teach Us About Providing Feedback” – Ann Clements (Penn State)
Additional sessions for college students will include a mock interview panel moderated by Richard Victor and a panel discussion by recent graduates.
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Source: Princeton