Comprehensive Musicianship Through Performance for the Initial Educator
Laura Sindberg, University of Minnesota
August 14, 2013
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wisconsin Center for Music Education, Waunakee


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Participants in this one-day workshop will experience the CMP Model in a whirlwind of activities designed to forward mindful and engaging musical practices. Specifically, participating teachers will examine the discrete points of the CMP Model as they construct teaching plans for use in their classrooms--using repertoire selected by participating teachers. Emphasis will be placed on not only constructing a detailed teaching plan, but also on implementing that plan over a period of weeks as part of the instructional cycle underpinning most ensembles and music classrooms--weaving CMP into the fabric of the regular rehearsal. Related topics of discussion will include student-centered rehearsals, selection of best-quality repertoire, transfer of outcomes from one context or composition to another, and inclusion of meaningful assessment practices. Use of video excerpts from classrooms in which teachers incorporate this model will help demonstrate the real-world use of CMP.

Wisconsin Teaching Standards Addressed:1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9
Wisconsin Music Standards Addressed:A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I


Laura K Sindberg is Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in music education and serves as advisor of the Collegiate NAfME Chapter at the “U”. Dr. Sindberg is also Project Director of Band Project, an after-school internship for preservice music teachers. Prior to her arrival at the University of Minnesota, Sindberg taught at Universities in Wisconsin and Illinois, but her experience teaching public school music in Wisconsin for 17 years formed a key backdrop for her work in CMP. Introduced to CMP as an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, it was her first workshop that sparked what has become a lifelong pursuit of the principles and practices of Comprehensive Musicianship through Performance that continue to inform Sindberg’s work with (now) collegiate students and practicing teachers. Sindberg’s recent publication, Just Good Teaching: Comprehensive Musicianship through Performance in Theory and Practice (2012, Rowman & Littlefield/NAfME) represents the most current text related to this distinct planning process, and includes several anecdotes from classrooms in which CMP is enacted. Sindberg has presented numerous sessions on CMP in many states, and has been invited to participate in the upcoming NAfME National Inservice Conference in Nashville in October 2013.


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Pre-registration closes 8/5/13
Member*           $50.00
Non-member      $65.00
Undergraduate    $25.00
On Site              $75.00
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