The 2012 West Virginia Music Educators Conference will be held March 15-17 at the Waterfront Place Hotel and Conference Center and on the campus of West Virginia University in Morgantown.

Music is often referred to as a “creative art,” but how well do we address creativity in the music classroom? Are our classrooms focused only on performance, to the exclusion of improvisation, arranging and composing? How can we maximize our student’s potential to be creative musicians? In addition to sessions for band, chorus, general music and orchestra, this year’s conference will feature a strand dedicated to the subject of teaching creativity in the music classroom.

Click here to see the updated conference program.

LAST-MINUTE ADDITION: At 9:00 AM, Friday, March 16, 2012 in the Waterfront Room, WVMEA President & WV Department of Education Arts Coordinator Jack Deskins will present on changes to the West Virginia teacher evaluation system and their impact on music teachers. This is new information based on the teacher evaluation pilot and the 2012 legislative session.

Also, the West Virginia University College of Creative Arts School of Music will present the West Virginia University Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Competition Concert Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 7:30pm in the Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre Creative Arts Center. Program notes can be found here.

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