October Music Fest and Fall All-Member Meeting

Festival questions – contact Maggie Oswald, Professional Development

Thursday October 12, 2017 

NHMEA Fall All Member Packet

Please use the OPUS tab at the top of the page to register now!

Radisson Hotel & Conference Center

700 Elm Street

Manchester, NH

Schedule of Events

8:00 – 8:40 – Registration and Morning Refreshments

8:45 – 9:25 – Keynote Address (Marc Greene, NAfME Eastern Division President and Ball in the House)

9:30 – 10:30 – Breakout Session 1

10:45 – 11:45 – Breakout Session 2

11:45 – 1:15 – Lunch and All Member Meeting (Lunch is included in admission)

1:15 – 2:15 – Breakout Session 3

2:30 – 3:30 – Breakout Session 4

3:30 – 4:00 – Afternoon Snack and Networking Time

4:00 – 5:00 – Breakout Session 5

5:00 – 6:00 – Reception (Hors d’oeurves provided by Quaver Music, Cash Bar available)



Tri-M Sponsored Sessions – Click Here To Register!

Cost: Includes 5 sessions, lunch, morning & afternoon refreshments, hors d’oeuvres, and parking. You must pre-register by Tuesday, October 3rd in OPUS to take advantage of our pre-registration admission. OPUS can be accessed by going to www.nhmea.org. First time users will need to create an OPUS account.




(Register in OPUS by 10/3)








Collegiate NHMEA/NAfME Member



Collegiate Non- Member






First Year Teacher with NHMEA/NAfME membership


(first year teachers should not register through OPUS. Please send an email to statemanager@nhmea.org to register)



Schedule of Sessions – click October Music Fest Info  if the table below is difficult to read


Please note: This schedule is still being updated and is subject to change.












8:45 – 9:25

Keynote Address, Marc Greene


9:30 – 10:30

Middle School Chamber Music, AJ Coppola

Tri-M Student Workshop: Your Future in Music: Careers in Music Performance, from Hobby to Full-Time, Ball in the House

Music Teachers Do It All: ELA & Math Are Already in Your Lessons!”, Marc Greene

Living Traditions: Children’s Songs and Singing Games from
Central America, Rachel Gibson

Round Table Discussion: Middle School Band, Elise Saunders

Chorus from the Inside Out, Sandra Doneski

Cup Rhythms for Middle School – Michelle Wirth

Managing Your Music Ensembles with Charms, Carl Benevides


10:45 – 11:45


Starting, Developing, and Growing an A Cappella Group/Program at Your School, Ball in the House

#EducatetoAdvocate- Jared Cassedy

Nuvo Instruments, Brittany Bauman

We will blow your warm-up, UP! Tom Lizotte

Reading Session: Middle Choral Music, Sandra Doneski

Preparing your Classroom Guitar Student for the All State Audition – It’s not as Hard as You Think, John Zevos

Music Directing Musical Theater -Butch Marshall

Tri-M Session, Jamie Bolduc

1:15 – 2:15


Balancing Act: Mind/Body Awareness for All Musicians, Susan Wilkes

How to be Successful in your College Career, geared towards Collegiates by Collegiates

How do you get the Carnegie Hall Link Up Concert? Practice.

Teaching the Blues – Without Teaching the Blues (at first), Tom Lizotte

Buckets + Sticks = A Whole Lotta Fun (Part 1), Emeric Viani

Managing Your Music Ensembles with Charms, Carl Benevides

Creativity in Beginning Band- Butch Marshall


2:30 – 3:30


All State Vocal, Emily Jaworski

Speed Interviewing, Sandra Howard

Inform, Inspire, Innovate! All “I’s” On the Stage! , Eric Kobb

Jazz Programming: It will Make or Break You, Tom Lizotte

Buckets + Sticks = A Whole Lotta Fun (Part 2), Emeric Viani

Cello Workshop- Dorothy Baker

Performance Assessment, Butch Marshall


4:00 – 5:00


Sound, Lighting and Video technology in the classroom, John Degange

Choral Rehearsals for Instrumentalists, Sandra Howard

Round Table: Elementary Band, Bunny Sanarita

Projects for Every Process: Encouraging Students to Create, Perform, Respond AND Connect, Quaver Music

Cak! Cak! Cak! Monkey Dance Drama, Emeric Viani

Bass Presentation TBA

Violin Workshop- Zoia Bologovsky


Presenters Wanted for October Music Fest in all areas!  If you are interested in sharing a presentation, please submit the form 

OMF Session Proposal Form 2017

Exhibit Reservation Form