We invite you to join our first ever virtual conference

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Conn-Selmer Institute Connect

JUNE 8-9, 2020

Our 23rd annual Conn-Selmer Institute (CSI) will be coming to you live and online, right into your own home! Join us as we present CSI, our yearly professional development conference, in a new and exciting virtual environment. This year’s theme is:

Creating a Culture of Musical Excellence

Meet
World-Class
Faculty

Learn from iconic professionals in the music education field who are ready to share valuable information in a live and interactive format.

Connect
With Your
Community

Whether you are a college student, new teacher, seasoned veteran, or music administrator, we have a uniquely designed schedule to support your music education development.

Collaborate
With Your
Peers

You will have the opportunity to communicate with one another and develop a network of outstanding music educators who will continue to be a source of inspiration.

Engage.
Learn.
Grow!

Take advantage of the opportunity to collaborate, enhance your current teaching skills, and discover new strategies. This is a one of a kind event for college students, instrumental directors, and music administrators.

2020 CSI Connect Featured Clinicians

CSI Connect boasts an expert team of master music educators who are eager to join you in this new virtual journey. Our world-class faculty have designed relevant, interactive online sessions guaranteed to benefit you and your students.

Tim Lautzenheiser

Tim Lautzenheiser

Vice President of Education
Chief Education Officer
Conn-Selmer, Inc.

  • Board of Directors, The Midwest Clinic
  • Board of Directors, American Band College
  • Founder, Attitude Concepts for Today
  • Co-author, "Essential Elements" Band Method
  • Author, GIA Publications

Richard Saucedo

Richard Saucedo

Senior Educational Consultant
Conn-Selmer, Inc.

  • Director of Bands, Emeritus, Carmel High School (IN)
  • Indiana Bandmasters Association “Bandmaster of the Year” 1998-99
  • Music for All Hall of Fame 2015
  • Freelance composer and arranger
  • Composer for Hal Leonard
  • Chief Judge, Bands of America

Dr. Paula Crider

Dr. Paula Crider

Senior Educational Consultant
Conn-Selmer, Inc.

  • Professor Emerita, University Of Texas-Austin
  • Board of Directors, The Midwest Clinic
  • Co-author, “Masterworks Studies” Series, Hal Leonard
  • Author, “The Composer’s Legacy: Conductors on Conducting for Wind Band,” GIA
  • Guest conductor and lecture in 47 states, Canada, Ireland, the United Kingdom, France, Singapore, Italy, Germany, Spain, Hong Kong, and Australia

Frank Troyka

Frank Troyka

Senior Educational Consultant
Conn-Selmer, Inc.

  • Director of Bands, Coordinator of Fine Arts (Retired)
  • L.V. Berkner High School (TX)
  • Bands of America Hall of Fame 2016
  • Texas Bandmaster of the Year 2019
  • Music Education faculty at Southern Methodist University, Oklahoma State University, Sam Houston State University
  • Guest conductor/clinician across the United States, Canada, South America, Singapore, China, South Africa, Europe, The Philippines

Larry Livingston

Larry Livingston

Senior Educational Consultant
Conn-Selmer, Inc.

  • Chair, University of Southern California Department of Conducting
  • Guest appearances and All-State ensemble conductor throughout the world
  • Former Vice President, New England Conservatory of Music
  • Former Dean, Shepherd School of Music at Rice University

Erin Cole Steele

Erin Cole Steele

Senior Educational Consultant
Conn-Selmer, Inc.

  • Former Director of Bands, Tapp Middle School (GA)
  • Author and Contributing Editor, “The Instrumentalist”
  • Contributing Author, “Teaching Music Through Performance”
  • National Band Association Citation of Excellence 2003, 2008, 2015
  • Educational Clinician/Consultant, Hal Leonard

Learn More About CSI Connect Tracks

CSI Connect offers five specialized tracks to fit your educational needs. In addition to the individual sessions, we are also featuring daily keynotes from Tim Lautzenheiser, Larry Livingston, and Bob Morrison. Explore below to learn how the customized session tracks can maximize your virtual CSI Connect experience. In addition, you will have access to EVERY session in EVERY track until January 2021.

Band Track
String Track
New Teacher Track
Collegiate Track
Music Administration Collaborative Track
Bonus Sessions
ADD ON: Marching Band Workshop

We have designed the CSI Connect band track to provide instrumental directors with innovative and relevant teaching strategies to enhance your daily instruction. You will learn from recognized masters in instrumental music on topics such as tuning, repertoire selection, jazz pedagogy, recruitment, retention and so much more. Take the time to explore the engaging sessions our world-class faculty will deliver to you virtually this summer.

  • The Concert or Marching Band: Tuning, Tuning, and More Tuning!
  • Building Technique
  • Teaching to the Goosebumps - Passion in Music Education
  • Music Heals: Sources of Strength and Inspiration
  • Creating Self-Sufficient Musicians

The CSI Connect String Track includes sessions designed specifically for instrumental string educators, such as string pedagogy, repertoire selection and strategies to enhance student engagement, among others. Take the time to explore the engaging sessions our world-class faculty will be bringing to you online. We are sure our tailored curriculum will deliver a best in class professional development experience.

  • Successful String Programs of the 21st Century
  • Social and Emotional Learning in the String Classroom
  • Bringing STEM into the String and Orchestra Classroom
  • Finger Patterns as a Vehicle to Major Scales and Upper Positions
  • Strolling Your Way to Fame, Fortune and Program Development

Whether you’ve been teaching for just a few years, or are a recent graduate gearing up to start your teaching career, we’ve designed the CSI Connect New Teacher Track just for you. Master educators will share critical tools to help you establish the right goals for your programs and the tactics to help you achieve and exceed them. Click below to explore all of the topics that will help you not just survive, but thrive!

  • Making It Past Year Three: Avoiding Young Teacher Burnout
  • Jazz: Bridge to Better Understanding
  • 10 Common Mistakes Ensemble Conductors Make in Rehearsals
  • Your Band is Playing What?
  • We Never Stop Teaching the Instruments

Calling all college music education majors! The CSI Connect Collegiate Track will focus on helping you chart the course from your life now as a student to your future career as a teacher. You’ll learn tricks of the trade from experienced educators that will prepare you for a successful interview process, and help you prepare your own roadmap to pursue your ideal career as a music educator. Check out the full curriculum below.

  • Non-Negotiables for the Young Teacher
  • Flipping the Switch from Student to Teacher
  • The Successful Interview, Part 1: Laying the Groundwork
  • The Successful Interview, Part 2: The Interview Itself and What Follows
  • Intonation 101: What You Don’t Know About Tuning an Ensemble

The CSI Connect Music Administrator Collaborative is an open forum for discussion on key topics such as the latest in music education trends, music advocacy, policy development and curriculum standards. Administrators will have the opportunity to engage and interact with peers in collaborative discussions focused on sharing ideas and best practices. Explore the different topics included this year in the Music Administrator Collaborative below.

  • Current Issues in Music Education: Emphasis on Administration
  • How Administrators Can Use Data to Support Their Music Programs
  • Successfully Engaging With Your School Board
  • Music Literacy Beyond the Performance: More Than Just Preparing for an Event
  • Survey Discussion of Educational Responses to Current Status

The Bonus Sessions at CSI Connect will present topics relevant to every music educator and span across discipline and career stage. Experts will share guidance, ideas and best practices on issues ranging from getting the most out of your CSI Connect experience, to maintaining a healthy work-life balance as a teacher and building a culture of excellence and inclusivity in your program. Click below to explore the wide range of topics covered in this year’s Bonus Sessions.

  • Successful Strategies for Supporting Your Program in the New Reality
  • Recruitment and Retention - Get Them and Keep Them!
  • The Realities of Teaching Online
  • Percussion for the Non-Percussionist
  • Parent and Booster Organizations

Description: For CSI Connect attendees interested in participating in the virtual CSI Marching Band Workshop on June 9 and 10, you will receive $50 off the price (50% discount) of the marching arts seminar. After CSI Connect registration is complete, attendees will automatically be emailed the discount code and registration link.

  Monday, June 8th 2020

Swipe the Right Column to see other tracks. All times in Eastern Standard.

Time
10:00 - 10:30 AM
10:45 - 11:30 AM
11:45 - 12:30 PM
12:45 - 1:30 PM
1:30 - 2:15 PM
2:15 - 3:00 PM
3:15 - 4:00 PM
4:15 - 5:00 PM
5:15 - 6:00 PM
6:15 - 6:45 PM
7:00 - 8:00 PM
Collegiate
Maximizing Your Virtual CSI Experience

Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser, Moderator

Flipping the Switch from Student to Teacher

Frank Troyka

The Successful Interview Part 1: Laying The Groundwork

Frank Troyka

Chamber Music Opportunities for Your Program with the Canadian Brass, Mike Kamphuis, Moderator
Break (45 Minutes)
Preparing Your Ears, Mind and Heart for the Job Ahead

Richard Saucedo

Dealing With The Doubt

Alfred Watkins & Frank Troyka

The Successful Interview Part 2: The Interview Itself

Frank Troyka

Intonation 101: What You Don't Know About Tuning

Frank Troyka

Life in the Fast Lane

Larry Livingston

CSI AFTER HOURS: Skull Sessions (Optional)
New Teacher
Maximizing Your Virtual CSI Experience

Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser, Moderator

Concert or Marching Band: Tuning, Tuning and More Tuning

Richard Saucedo

Hiding the Vegetables

Erin Cole Steele & Freddy Martin

Chamber Music Opportunities for Your Program with the Canadian Brass, Mike Kamphuis, Moderator
Break (45 Minutes)
Making it Past Year Three: Avoiding Young-Teacher Burnout

Frank Troyka

Jazz: Bridge to Better Understanding

Antonio Garcia

Leadership and Sustainability

Jager Loyde

The Healthy Conductor

Dr. Paula Crider

Life in the Fast Lane

Larry Livingston

CSI AFTER HOURS: Skull Sessions (Optional)
Band
Maximizing Your Virtual CSI Experience

Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser, Moderator

Concert or Marching Band: Tuning, Tuning and More Tuning

Richard Saucedo

Music Heals - Sources of Strength and Inspiration

Dr. Paula Crider

Chamber Music Opportunities for Your Program with the Canadian Brass, Mike Kamphuis, Moderator
Break (45 Minutes)
Creating Self Sufficient Musicians

Dr. Myra Rhoden

Teaching to the Goosebumps: Passion in Music Education

Richard Saucedo & Dr. Nola Jones

Finding Your Voice: Music Education Advocacy

Laurie Schell

The Healthy Conductor

Dr. Paula Crider

Life in the Fast Lane

Larry Livingston

CSI AFTER HOURS: Skull Sessions (Optional)
Strings
Maximizing Your Virtual CSI Experience

Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser, Moderator

Finger Patterns as a Vehicle to Major Scales and Upper Positions

Scott Laird

Music Heals - Sources of Strength and Inspiration

Dr. Paula Crider

Chamber Music Opportunities for Your Program with the Canadian Brass, Mike Kamphuis, Moderator
Break (45 Minutes)
Social and Emotional Learning and the String Classroom

Daryl Silberman, Dr. Scott Edgar, & Bob Morrison

A Musician's Guide to Developing a Symphony Orchestra at Your School

Jim Palmer

Conversations With The Masters

Stephen Benham, Louis Bergonzi, Robert Gillespie, Pam Hayes, & Judy Evans

Strolling Your Way

Nancy Nosal & Walt Straiton

Life in the Fast Lane

Larry Livingston

CSI AFTER HOURS: Skull Sessions (Optional)
MAC
Maximizing Your Virtual CSI Experience

Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser, Moderator

Current Issues in Music Education: Emphasis on Administration

Gary Markham

Survey Discussion of Educational Responses to Current Status

David Dubose

Chamber Music Opportunities for Your Program with the Canadian Brass, Mike Kamphuis, Moderator
Break (45 Minutes)
The Character Attributes of a Servant Leader

Tim Lautzenheiser

The Customer Is Always Right

Dr. John Clinton

Finding Your Voice: Music Education Advocacy

Laurie Schell

Successfully Engaging with Your School Board

Bob Morrison

Life in the Fast Lane

Larry Livingston

CSI AFTER HOURS: Skull Sessions (Optional)
Bonus
Maximizing Your Virtual CSI Experience

Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser, Moderator

Doctrines, Values and Choices

Dr. David Fullmer & Dr. Frank Heuser

Beginning, MS, HS Band Ear Training and Aural Skulls

Jarrett Lipman

Chamber Music Opportunities for Your Program with the Canadian Brass, Mike Kamphuis, Moderator
Sponsor Presentation
The Realities of Teaching Online

Elisa Janson Jones

Q & A with Jose Hernandez
Sponsor Presentation
Parent and Booster Organizations

Randy Greenwell

Life in the Fast Lane

Larry Livingston

CSI AFTER HOURS: Skull Sessions (Optional)

  Tuesday, June 9th 2020

Swipe the Right Column to see other tracks. All times in Eastern Standard.

Time
10:00 - 10:30 AM
10:45 - 11:30 AM
11:45 - 12:30 PM
12:45 - 1:30 PM
1:30 - 2:00 PM
2:00 - 2:45 PM
3:00 - 3:45 PM
4:00 - 4:45 PM
5:00 - 5:45 PM
6:00 - 6:30 PM
7:00 - 8:00 PM
Collegiate
Well That Was Interesting. Now, Where Do We Go from Here and How Do we Get There?

Bob Morrison

No Cheat Codes, But You Can Level Up

Dr. Nola Jones

Finding Brilliance in the Culturally Responsive Classroom

Franklin Willis

From Pass-Offs to Passion: Achieving Ownership Through Assessment

Frank Troyka

Break (30 Minutes)
If I Knew Then What I Know Now

Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser

Jazz for the Non-Jazzer

Ronnie Rios

TBA

Dr. Matthew Arau

Questions You're Afraid to Ask

Frank Troyka

This is Not the End of CSI, It Is the Beginning!

Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser

CSI AFTER HOURS: Skull Sessions (Optional)
New Teacher
Well That Was Interesting. Now, Where Do We Go from Here and How Do we Get There?

Bob Morrison

We Never Stop Teaching the Instruments

Frank Troyka

Your Band is Playing What?

Dr. Mary Land

10 Common Rehearsal Mistakes

Richard Saucedo

Break (30 Minutes)
Upbeat! Creating a Positive Online and Offline Culture in Music

Dr. Matthew Arau

Jazz for the Non-Jazzer

Ronnie Rios

Reading Ensemble Session

Richard Saucedo & Michael Sweeney

Building a Culture of Excellence

Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser & Richard Saucedo

This is Not the End of CSI, It Is the Beginning!

Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser

CSI AFTER HOURS: Skull Sessions (Optional)
Band
Well That Was Interesting. Now, Where Do We Go from Here and How Do we Get There?

Bob Morrison

Habitudes and Lessons from the Wizard of Oz

Dr. Frank Tracz

Building Technique

Dr. Paula Crider

If I Could Read Only One Book

Jon Gomez

Break (30 Minutes)
Upbeat! Creating a Positive Online and Offline Culture in Music

Dr. Matthew Arau

MS/HS Fundamentals Online Masterclass

Jarrett Lipman

Reading Ensemble Session

Richard Saucedo & Michael Sweeney

Building a Culture of Excellence

Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser & Richard Saucedo

This is Not the End of CSI, It Is the Beginning!

Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser

CSI AFTER HOURS: Skull Sessions (Optional)
Strings
Well That Was Interesting. Now, Where Do We Go from Here and How Do we Get There?

Bob Morrison

Conversation With

Regina Carter

Finding Brilliance in the Culturally Responsive Classroom

Franklin Willis

Scales, Vibrato, and Beyond: Scope and Sequence for Teaching Advanced Techniques in the Orchestra Class

Dr. Soo Han

Break (30 Minutes)
Upbeat! Creating a Positive Online and Offline Culture in Music

Dr. Matthew Arau

Scherl and Roth 101

John Fulton

Successful String Programs of the 21st Century

Daryl Silberman, Bob Phillips, Scott Laird, & Walt Straiton

Bringing STEM into the String Classroom

Scott Laird

This is Not the End of CSI, It Is the Beginning!

Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser

CSI AFTER HOURS: Skull Sessions (Optional)
MAC
Well That Was Interesting. Now, Where Do We Go from Here and How Do we Get There?

Bob Morrison

Music Literacy Beyond the Performance

Rick Ghinelli

Sponsor Presentation
Developing and Maintaining Professional Relationships

Gary Markham

Break (30 Minutes)
How Administrators Can Use Data to Support Their Music Programs

Rick Ghinelli

Fine Arts Success Stories

Dr. Nola Jones, Moderator

Contagious Moments

Dr. David Vandewalker

Where Do We Go From Here?

Collaborative Discussion

This is Not the End of CSI, It Is the Beginning!

Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser

CSI AFTER HOURS: Skull Sessions (Optional)
Bonus
Well That Was Interesting. Now, Where Do We Go from Here and How Do we Get There?

Bob Morrison

Percussion for the Non-Percussionist

David Nelson

Conn-Selmer Division of Education Resources

Mike Kamphuis

Q & A

with Dr. Paula Crider

Q & A

with Richard Saucedo

Intermediate and Advanced MS/HS Band Ear Training and Aural Skills

Jarrett Lipman

TBA

Bob Morrison

Tips and Tricks for Virtual Learning

Elisa Janson Jones

Conn-Selmer Division of Education Resources

Mike Kamphuis

This is Not the End of CSI, It Is the Beginning!

Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser

CSI AFTER HOURS: Skull Sessions (Optional)

  Monday, June 8th 2020

All Times EST
10:00 - 10:30 AM
10:45 - 11:30 AM
11:45 - 12:30 PM
12:45 - 1:30 PM
1:30 - 2:15 PM
2:15 - 3:00 PM
3:15 - 4:00 PM
4:15 - 5:00 PM
5:15 - 6:00 PM
6:15 - 6:45 PM
7:00 - 8:00 PM
Collegiate
New Teacher
Band
Strings
MAC
Bonus
Break (45 Minutes)
CSI AFTER HOURS: Skull Sessions (Optional)

  Tuesday, June 9th 2020

All Times EST
10:00 - 10:30 AM
10:45 - 11:30 AM
11:45 - 12:30 PM
12:45 - 1:30 PM
1:30 - 2:00 PM
2:00 - 2:45 PM
3:00 - 3:45 PM
4:00 - 4:45 PM
5:00 - 5:45 PM
6:00 - 6:30 PM
7:00 - 8:00 PM
Collegiate
New Teacher
Band
Strings
MAC
Bonus

  Who Can Attend?

  • College Students
  • New Teachers
  • Veteran Band & Orchestra Directors
  • Music Administrators

  When?

  • June 8 and 9, 2020

  Bundle and Save

  • CSI Connect attendees receive $50 off (50% discount) the marching arts seminar.
  • Registrants will be emailed instructions and the discount code.

  Graduate Credits

Earn two graduate credits through VanderCook College of Music. CSI Connect attendees receive 50% off the standard price.

  How Much Does It Cost?

Registration Rate June 1-5$189
College Students always pay$49
ADD ON: Get $50 off the Marching Band Workshop with CSI Connect Registration
(Regular Marching Arts rate is $100, 50% discount code emailed to registrant)
Group and Association Discounts AvailableClick Here
To modify your existing registrationClick Here

  Who's Behind the Program

Tim Lautzenheiser

Tim Lautzenheiser

Vice President of Education
Chief Education Officer
Conn-Selmer, Inc.

Michael Kamphuis

Michael Kamphuis

Managing Director
Division of Education
Conn-Selmer, Inc.

Dr. Nola Jones

Dr. Nola Jones

Director of
Educational Programs
Conn-Selmer, Inc.