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IPM Music Educator Workshop

Saturday, June 29, 2013
Gowen Room, Wilson Commons, River Campus, University of Rochester (see map below)

We are pleased to announce a one-day workshop for music educators. This IPM Music Educator Workshop will address a wide variety of issues and opportunities for using pop music in middle- and high-school music programs, ranging from general music to ensembles. The cost of the workshop is $20, with the optional purchase of a box lunch costing $9.50. The program appears below.

For registration and more information, contact Elaine Stroh at or (585) 275-9397.

Walk-ins Welcome!


8:30 - 9:15     Matt Warren (Webster Central School District)

                     "The Three Processes: What Popular Music Can Do For You"

9:15 - 10:00   Brian Franco (Weedsport Central School District)

                     "Reaching the Other 80%: Authentic Rock Music Experiences in the Secondary Music Classroom"

10:15 - 11:00  Dr. Joseph Abramo (The University of Connecticut)

                     "Songwriting and Popular Music Composing"

11:00 - 11:45  Stephanie Heriger (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum)

                     "'Roll Over Beethoven': K-12 Education with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum"

11:45 - 12:45  LUNCH BREAK (box lunch may be ordered with registration)

12:45 - 1:30   Ben Proctor (Fairport Central School District)

                     "Sitting Around and Playing Guitars: Performing Popular Music in the Middle School General Music Classroom"

1:30 - 2:15     Dr. Jim Frankel (MusicFirst)

                     "Rethinking Music Education in the Digital Age"

2:30 - 3:15     Dr. Justin Burton (Rider University)

                     "Making It Pop: Thick Description and the Thrill of Popular Music Writing"

3:15 - 4:00     Dr. John Covach and Josef Hanson (The University of Rochester)

                     Rock Ensembles, Or, Can I Really Rehearse a Group Without Parts and Score?"