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 are recognized as some of the finest and most comprehensive professional development experiences available. We strive to make them 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.
More information on pricing for The Director Academy is coming soon!
All adults 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.
Music for All and VanderCook College of Music are partnering together to offer an outstanding opportunity for teachers to receive up to two college credits by attending the Music for All Summer Symposium, presented by Yamaha.
Leadership Weekend: June 25-26
Ball State University
Join us at the 2020 Directors’ Academy and participate in a wide variety of sessions from world-renowned educators and clinicians!
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.
Also known as the CGIA, the Color Guard Instructor Academy curriculum will take you to a higher level in your teaching of dance, flag, and weapon.
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!
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!