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Workshops
We offer in-service sessions and workshops in various subject areas:
Contact us to discuss a workshop.

Session: 1 Presenter: Dave Perry
Vocal Techniques
Working with high school voices, age appropriate ranges, being a voice teacher and music educator in the classroom.
Length: 1 hour

Session: 2 Presenter: Dave Perry
Adding Instruments
Including instruments in rehearsal and performance; from individual instruments to ensembles to full band and orchestra.
Length: 1 hour

Session: 3 Presenter: Dave Perry
Care and Feeding of the Church Youth Choir
This session is drawn from twenty years experience as a youth choir director. It will include information on recruitment, voice placement, literature, fund raising, travel, and other ideas to help your volunteer church youth choirs succeed.
Length: 1 hour

Session: 4 Presenter: Dave Perry
Starting and Building a High School Men’s Chorus
Recruiting, vocal placement, warm-ups, literature, teaching literacy, performance.
Length: 1-2 hours

Session: 5 Presenter: Dave Perry
Putting on a Musical at Your High School
Choosing the right musical for the right situation; auditions; rehearsal scheduling; costumes; sets; teaching choreography; working with the pit orchestra; balancing the sound.
Length: 1-2 hours

Session: 6 Presenter: Dave Perry
Ideas for a High School Choral Music Educator
Selecting the type of choirs; auditions; daily routine (warm-ups for vocal growth and sight reading/dictation); choosing the music; choosing the concerts; holiday concerts and dinners; community concerts; performing a major work; solo and ensemble, regional/all-state auditions, chorus festivals and competitions; fund-raising, communication, tours, grading and many other ideas to help the year a success.
Length: 1-2 hours

Session: 7 Presenter: Dave Perry
Communication is Vital
Communicating with students, parents, administrators and the public: ideas, techniques and guidelines that work.
Length: 1 hour

Session: 8 Presenter: Dave Perry
Chorus materials
What criteria should be used in choosing choral literature for high school choirs? How to choose music that makes your choir sound great. (reading session of age-appropriate materials)
Length: 1-2 hours

Session: 9 Presenter: Dave Perry
Music Literacy
Make everyday a learning day for the class. Techniques on teaching music literacy through daily sight singing, dictation and the music that you rehearse.
Length: 1-2 hours

Session: 10 Presenter: Dave Perry
Steps to a Successful Concert
Ideas for planning your concert season and programming each performance. Also, how to grow and educate your audience.
Length: 1 hour

Session: 11 Presenter: Dave Perry
Exchanging Vowels
Through the use of octavos, explore vowel unification, placement and modification to improve intonation, blend and resonance within your choir.
Length: 1 hour

Session: 12 Presenter: Dave Perry
The Audience, The Choir and You
Using choral octavos, discuss the selection of music with educational value that challenges your students and will give your audience a treat through variety, beauty and pizzazz.
Length: 1 hour

Session: 13 Presenter: Dave Perry
Care and Feeding of Your Choir
Recruitment, voice placement, literature, programming, concerts, sight-reading, ear training, warm-ups, fund raising, travel and other ideas to help your choir succeed.
Length: 1 hour

Session: 1 Presenter: Jean Perry
Chorus Materials
What criteria should be used in choosing choral literature for elementary/middle school choirs? How to choose music that makes your choir sound great. (reading session of age-appropriate materials)
Length: 1-2 hours

Session: 2 Presenter: Jean Perry
Literature for the General Music Classroom
Useful for grades K - 3. Several lessons will be presented using books that can be found in most school libraries. It is best to have some Orff instruments & small percussion instruments for this session.
Length: 1 hour

Session: 3 Presenter: Jean Perry
Math for the General Music Classroom
Ideas to relate music with math skills are included in this session. It would be best to have some Orff instruments & small percussion instruments for this session.
Length: 1 hour

Session: 4 Presenter: Jean Perry
Movement in the General Music Classroom
All of us up and moving for this session, no chairs. Orff instruments & small percussion instruments will be needed . Water bottles for the participants are recommended.
Length: 1-2 hours

Session: 5 Presenter: Jean Perry
Musicals for the Elementary Student
All the info to get going on presenting a musical at school. Whether you are an old stage hand or have never directed a musical before, you should find something new in this session. Guidance for choosing materials will be presented also. Possible previewing musicals from multiple publishers.
Length: 1-2 hours

Session: 6 Presenter: Jean Perry
Round Table Discussion
I will monitor open discussion on topics chosen by the teachers present dealing with the general music classroom/ elementary chorus. Possible solutions to various problems will be addressed.
Length: 1 hour

Session: 7 Presenter: Jean Perry
Bulletin Boards for the Music Teacher
This is an opportunity to explore some new ideas for those ugly brown boards that greet us each fall. No creativity required; just an adventurous mind. Twenty-five years of teaching music and well over a hundred boards later, Jean Perry hopes you will come away with more than a few good ideas for the walls of your classroom.
Length: 1 hour

Session: 8 Presenter: Jean Perry
Teach Them To Read: Games for the General Music Classroom
Teaching the basics for a strong foundation of music literacy is the bottom line of this session. Materials will be presented from “Games That Teach: Rhythm Reading Skills” and "Musical Games for the Musically Minded".
Length: 1 hour

Session: 9 Presenter: Jean Perry
Communication is Vital
Communicating with students, parents, administrators and the public: ideas, techniques and guidelines that work.
Length: 1 hour

Session: 10 Presenter: Jean Perry
I’ve got those “colored tubes”. Now what do I do with them?
Boomwhackers...the latest fad in music education....how to use them to maximize the amount of music education in your classroom. For this session, there needs to be a minimum of five sets of diatonic boomwhackers and two sets of boomwhacker octavator caps.
Length: 1 hour

Session: 11 Presenter: Jean Perry
Vocal Techniques for General Music
The general music teacher wears many hats. One of these which we sometimes ignore is our "voice teacher" hat. Jean Perry will share some of her ideas on helping children learn how to sing correctly during their general music class period(can use a dozen students for demonstration purposes).
Length: 1 hour

Session: 12 Presenter: Jean Perry
Care and Feeding of the Church Youth Choir
This session is drawn from twenty years experience as a youth choir director. It will include information on recruitment, voice placement, literature, fund raising, travel, and other ideas to help your volunteer church youth choirs succeed.
Length: 1 hour