At Music for All, we know that the most influential element in the success of students and music education, in general, is qualified, knowledgeable, and well-prepared teachers. The Music for All Summer Symposium Director Academy is recognized as one of the finest and most comprehensive professional development experiences available. We strive to make it accessible to all directors!
Music for All will provide a Certificate of Attendance to two-time participants who are percussion instructors and color guard Instructors within the Director Academy. This will certify that a person has attended two years of the Summer Symposium Director Academy.
Music for All will also provide letters verifying attendance for music educators for Professional Development credit purposes (where applicable).
Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
View the 2022 schedule of Director Academy sessions, with titles, presenters, and session descriptions.
Directors at the Bands of America Summer Symposium will benefit from our world class curriculum for Total Program Success. High school and middle school band directors as well as college students, color guard instructors, and percussion specialists will all learn systems and processes revolving around these core competencies:
In addition, sessions will extend to topics such as: the big picture, content-specific pedagogy: score study, conducting, show design, hiring designers, leadership, rehearsal efficiency, time-management, sequencing of content, lesson panning, season-long planning, ethics, SEL, interventions, finances, DEI, drill writing, music arranging, copyright issues, choreography, electronics, and more!
In addition to the core curriculum, directors will have opportunities to “major” in other areas for large periods of time! High School Band, Middle School Band, College Students and New Teachers, Percussion, Color Guard, and Marching & Movement.
Associate Director of Bands, Director of Percussion, and Sound Designer at Carmel H.S. (IN)
Participant Experience Coordinator
Assistant Segment Marketing Manager, Education – Yamaha Corporation of America
Director of Bands, Clay M.S. (IN)
Designer and Front Ensemble Arranger with The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps, Director of the Youth Symphony of Kansas City Percussion, University of Missouri Marching Mizzou Drumline
View a sample of the 2019 Director Academy sessions
The “Nuts and Bolts” aspect of the curriculum will deal with the fundamentals of teaching 6th graders in a middle school setting. In a nutshell, we will fill the gap to teach you what you didn’t learn in college!
Through a progressive curriculum, newer teachers and college students will come alive at the Summer Symposium! We will provide a “hands-on” education that will prepare young teachers to thrive, not just survive!
Music for All offers tools that will allow you to achieve peak performance personally and for your ensembles. Hone your craft by working with some of the current rock stars of the marching percussion world.
Learn up-to-date, cutting-edge techniques to teach students the fundamentals of marching and body movement.
Summer Symposium has allowed us to take our band program to a new level.
Practical hands-on knowledge and experiences that you can use in your classroom!
The Summer Symposium is a great experience, with quality educators!