VCUarts Music at the 2018 VMEA Conference

VCUarts Music invites those attending the 2018 Virginia Music Educators Association (VMEA) Conference to join us for panels and performances presented by faculty and alumni. Schedule below:

Thursday Nov. 15


11:45 AM: VMEA Young Composers Recital
with VCUarts Music faculty and students

3 PM: Pop Songs with Ukulele + Orff Instruments
Samson Trinh, VCUarts Music alum + graduate student
John Gonzalez del Solar, VCUarts Music alum
Empire Room

3 PM: Sheet Music in the Digital Age
John Mlynczak, VCUarts Music alum
Chesapeake Room

4:15 PM: Phi Beta Mu Young Band Directors Forum
Terry Austin, VCUarts Music faculty – panelist
Towers Suite

6 PM: VCUarts Music Alumni Reception
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church – 7537 Sam Snead Hwy
Across from The Homestead


Friday, Nov. 16


1:45 PM: The Role of Differing Student Teaching Placements In Music Teacher Identity Development
Sandy Goldie, VCUarts Music faculty

2:30 PM: The First 10 Minutes: Utilizing a Well Planned Warm-up to Establish Focus, Fundamentals + Concepts
Tiffany Hitz, VCUarts Music alum – panelist
Grand Ballroom West

2:30 PM: Elements of Conducting
Daniel Myssyk, VCUarts Music faculty
Mt. Vernon/Stratford Room

8:15 PM: VCU Symphonic Wind Ensemble Performance
Terry Austin, VCUarts Music faculty – conductor
Tiffany Valvo, VCUarts Music faculty – clarinet soloist
Grand Ballroom West


Saturday, Nov. 17


8 AM: String Instruments – Purchasing, Maintenance, and Problem-Solving in the Orchestra Classroom
Sandy Goldie, VCUarts Music faculty
Mt. Vernon/Stratford Room

8 AM: Adaptive Music Enrichment for Self-Contained Special Dominion Education Students
Robin Yohe, VCUarts Music faculty + alum
Dominion Room

9:15 AM: The Band Director’s Guide to Teaching a Top-Notch Orchestra
Sandy Goldie
Mt. Vernon/Stratford Room