An open forum discussion of adjudication and teacher preparation needed in today’s world of performance
This is a three hour in-depth presentation on preparing, judging and evaluating live performances beginning at the early elementary level thru late advanced levels. Every performance will be judged by YOU the audience. As the mediator, we will discuss the reasons you gave the rating you did to that specific performance. We will then work together to come to an agreement as to what each performance truly should receive as a grade, given the edition, musicianship, stylistic characteristics and stage presence. This is an outstanding presentation that will make you laugh, literally keep you on the edge of your seat at all times, discern, question, and help you develop your teaching style and your ability to have your students prepared for competition to their fullest potential. Teachers desiring to become an adjudicator will get some of the greatest training in this session. Learn how the teacher thinks as they prepare their students and listen to what the adjudicators say they hear as they listen to your students. There will never be a dull moment in this captivating program and sharing ideas with one another only perpetuates all of us to become stronger educators of music. Each person must come ready to re-live their teaching week with their students! Believe it or not, you are not the only teacher whose students put their 3/4 time pieces into 4/4 time! Come and hear why that is!