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TI:ME Announces Collaborations with the MIDI Association

TI:ME is pleased to announce that conversations with the Athan Billias of the MIDI Association have led to a relationship that should benefit both organizations.  While this relationship is still... Read More...

TI:ME Announces Updates to National and Other Conferences

TI:ME has made some changes to it's national conference this year.  Due to an increased focus on Title I topics in Texas this year, TI:ME will be holding a southeastern regional... Read More...

TI:ME Summer Courses are Gearing Up

TI:ME summer courses are beginning across the nation.  Whether you're looking to polish your notation skills, or learn the latest in digital audio recording and production; whether you're looking for... Read More...

TI:ME Announces Composition Contest Winners

TI:ME has completed it's first annual composition contest and is happy to report a resounding success.  We had over 60 entries representing approximately ten different schools.  Of course, with such... Read More...

TI:ME-OMEA 2017 Call for Proposals

The call for session proposals for the North Central Regional Conference of TI:ME at OMEA PDC 2017 (February 2-4) is now open. Please note that this is only for technology... Read More...

TN MEA/TI:ME 2016 Microconference Program Announced

TN MEA/TI:ME Microconference Program Announced Below is the program for the TN MEA/TI:ME Micro-Conference to be held in Nashville, Tennessee April 13-15, 2016.  Registration may be completed onsite (http://www.tnmea.org/). See the full details... Read More...

TI:ME Announces Updated Webinar Schedule

TI:ME Announces Updated Webinar Schedule   Check out our most recent webinar from our archive (Play recording) or read below for information on TI:ME's upcoming webinars.   SmartMusic Gradebook:  Tips and Tricks TI:ME is happy to... Read More...

TI:ME Announces New Site - Vandercook College

TI:ME Announces New Site   As of this year, Vandercook College will now be offering music technology courses leading to TI:ME certification.  Please see additional details here:  http://www.vandercook.edu/programs/summer-meca-2016-courses/.     These TI:ME courses will soon... Read More...

TI:ME Announces Avid Courses May be Used to Fulfill TI:ME Ce…

TI:ME Announces Avid Courses May be Used to Fulfill TI:ME Certification ProTools User Certification is equivalent to TI:ME 2B Digital Audio ProTools Operator Certification is equivalent to TI:ME 2B Advanced Digital Audio Sibelius... Read More...

TI:ME Announces National Composition Contest

TI:ME Announces National Composition Contest   Opens:  Immediately Deadline:  April 30, 2016 Who competes:  Students in grades 3-12 and college students compete in age categories. Fees:  none (but instructor must be an active TI:ME member... Read More...

Call for Proposals for the 2016 TI:ME Northeast Regonal/NYSS…

Call for Proposals for the 2016 TI:ME Northeast Regonal/NYSSMA Conference   TI:ME and NYSSMA have opened their call for proposals for the 2016 Northeast Regional TI:ME conference.   The conference will be held... Read More...

Participate in TI:ME’s One-Question Survey on Music Technolo…

Participate in TI:ME’s One-Question Survey on Music Technology Expertise   Have you ever wondered how TI:ME members rate in their use of music technology, when compared to their colleagues.  So have we... Read More...

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Why Join TI:ME?

  • Why You Should Join TI:ME Today!

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    The Technology for Music Education (TI:ME) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to assist music educators in applying technology to improve teaching and learning in music. 

    Join this organization of progressive music educators with a passion for using today's technology to teach music. Our membership are pioneering the use of today's exciting music production software and hardware technology for use in the school music classroom for all ages, starting even from elementary school ages, and advancing into high school and college level programs. 

    We offer Professional Development Courses at locations around the country where you can train to master the skills you need to be effective at presenting your music program while demonstrating the wonder of making music to a classroom of students who are growing up with technology all around them.

    Members of TI:ME enjoy special access to our website content, ranging from hundreds of lesson plans that show you how to easily integrate technology into your music classes, along with our all-new private social network "Social TI:ME" where you can meet fellow TI:ME members, form and join special interest groups related to teaching, technology and more. 

    When you become a member of TI:ME, you will now instantly have access to the website and the benefits of membership, including our monthly webinars, familiar social networking pages, collection of lesson plans, connections with peers, exclusive news stories,  podcast collections and more to keep you up on today's every-changing technology in music, plus the opportunity to signup for free magazine subscriptions from TI:ME supporting publications like Electronic Musician, Keyboard and MIX Magazine.

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TN MEA/TI:ME Microconference Program Announced

Below is the program for the TN MEA/TI:ME Micro-Conference to be held in Nashville, Tennessee April 13-15, 2016.  Registration may be completed onsite (http://www.tnmea.org/).

See the full details of the technology micro-conference on the TN MEA site:  http://www.tnmea.org/music-tech

 

 

TI:ME is pleased to announce that our 4th annual TI:ME Award for Outstanding Contributions to Technology in Music Education was presented to MusicFirst on the floor of the 2016 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA. 

This award recognizes companies that have made exceptional contributions to the evolution of music technology in the modern music classroom, with companies being nominated by members of TI:ME and selected by TI:ME Officers from the submissions.

Music First is a company whose name is well-known by almost every informed tech savvy music educator and has a full range of programs for grades K-12 that cater to every music educator’s needs. Their cloud based classroom software makes assessing knowledge of learned musical concepts innovative and cutting edge. The company’s mission states that “Music First offers Music Teachers and their students easy-to-use, affordable, cloud-based solutions that enable music learning, creation, assessment, sharing, and exploration on any device at anytime, anywhere”.  The programs in their arsenal cover what all music educators desire in a usable teaching resource broken into three main categories: tools, theory, and practice.  With such titles as Auralia, Noteflight, Music Delta, and Charanga Music World, you can build your own cloud based classroom that is able to fit into any teaching situation.   

Congratulations to Jim Frankel, Director of Music First for this pioneering work in the field of cloud-computing for the music classroom. If you would like to know more, please visit their website at www.musicfirst.com



Please join TI:ME in congratulating MusicFirst as the recipient of the 2016 TI:ME Award for Outstanding Contributions to Technology in Music Education.
 

February 2016 - Message from TI:ME President

 

February

This month's highlights:

  • TI:ME holds it's National Conference in conjunction with TMEA in San Antonio February 10-13.
  • TI:ME holds its monthly webinar!  Getting Started with SmartMusic
  • TI:ME announces summer courses!  Go to http://www.ti-me.org/ and click on the "Courses" menu.
  • TI:ME announces student composition contest.

 

TI:ME's National conference is one of the highlights of my year. Music teachers and manufacturers from around the world converge on San Antonio.  Now I'm sure this is true of every state, but it seems that performing ensembles are taken quite seriously here. There is a passion for music in Texas, and there is a passion for music technology in TI:ME. When these two organizations collaborate, there are new opportunities. The largest state MEA joins with the best music technology educators in the nation, and the result is something neither could have achieved on its own. If you've never before come to TI:ME's national conference, put it on your list. This year or next year, you won't find any thing else like it.

TI:ME Announces Updated Webinar Schedule

 

Check out our most recent webinar from our archive (Play recording) or read below for information on TI:ME's upcoming webinars.

 

SmartMusic Gradebook:  Tips and Tricks

TI:ME is happy to announce that registration is now open for it's April 2016 webinar.  The presentation will be April 28th at 4pm CST.  The topic will be “SmartMusic Gradebook Tips and Tricks”   For those unfamiliar with the topic, SmartMusic is a web-based program which provides accompaniments for a large collection of common repertoire, and encourages students to practice.  It is customizable with literature developed by the teacher, and has assessment and gradebook tools built into the instructor version.  

 

A more detailed description is found below as are links to register and attend.  Free registration is required.  Please plan now to check in on the TI:ME SmartMusic webinar on March 28.

Description

SmartMusic

Learn to use SmartMusic to motivate your students to practice, to record and assess their achievement, and to increase their musicianship.  Learn about Smart Music’s extensive repertoire, how to customize it, and how to use the recording and assessment features of the program.

 

Need Quantitative Data?  Use SmartMusic 

The next webinar in the series will be held on May 12th at 4pm CST.  The topic will be "Need Quantitative Data?  Use SmartMusic."  For those unfamiliar with the topic, SmartMusic is a web-based program which provides accompaniments for a large collection of common repertoire, and encourages students to practice.  It is customizable with literature developed by the teacher, and has assessment and gradebook tools built into the instructor version.  

A more detailed description is found below as are links to register and attend.  Free registration is required.  Please plan now to check in on the TI:ME SmartMusic webinar on March 28.

Description

SmartMusic

Learn to use SmartMusic to motivate your students to practice, to record and assess their achievement, and to increase their musicianship.  Learn about Smart Music’s extensive repertoire, how to customize it, and how to use the recording and assessment features of the program.

 

 


 

For information on the entire TI:ME webinar series, continue reading . . .

 

TI:ME is pleased to announce it's 2015-2016 webinar series. This series will feature a wide variety of topics from product showcases to teacher stories and ideas for using technology in the classroom. Using Google Plus as a meeting tool, TI:ME invites all interested members to log on and participate. Hosted on the TI:ME Webinar Google Plus page, users need to visit the live webinar post to click play and watch.  There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and get answers live.  Webinars will be presented from many different speakers. Watch for announcements on upcoming sessions on the TI:ME website www.ti-me.org and if you are interested in presenting a webinar please email Catie Dwinal (dwinalc@yahoo.com) for more information.

  • December 10th 4pm Quaver 101 with Catie Dwinal (click here) *RECENTLY ARCHIVED*
  • January: 5th 7pm "Bringing Music to Life With Noteflight"  with John Mlynczak (click here) *ARCHIVE COMING SOON*
  • March 28: Getting Started with SmartMusic 
  • April 28: SmartMusic Gradebook Tips and Tricks
  • May 12: Need Quantitative Data?  Use SmartMusic 
  • June: Flip Your Guitar Class Into The 21st Century with Jeremiah Crowley
  • July:  Engage, Assess, Integrate: Using the iPad and other smart devices with Quaver Music with Catie Dwinal
  • Reschedule: Finale 101: Learn the Essentials to Get you Going presented by Leigh Kallestad from MakeMusic.

 

More Detailed Descriptions!

Notion Music 5 Basics

This one hour “crash course” in Notion Music 5 will demonstrate the skills necessary for score setup, input, editing, and orchestration, mixing and recording. It will use Notion 5 on a MAC, and will offer basic skills necessary to get the student familiar with the interface, basic commands, and interactive live performances using the NTempo feature.

Keith Heimann

Keith Heimann is a graduate of the Juilliard School, and is currently a doctoral student at Boston University. Keith has developed a degree program in Music Technology, and teaches multiple software programs. Keith has performed live with Notion in musicals, recitals and recordings.

Flip Your Guitar Class Into The 21st Century

Two main topics will be covered in

this Webinar. Topic 1 is the "Flipped" model of

instruction. I will discuss the challenges of teaching in the traditional model

and show how flipping a classroom with technology solves many of the issues

facing guitar educators. Some of these issues are scheduling, "one size fits

all" instruction, relevancy to today's student, how to reach out to the

non traditional music student and how to "cross pollinate" classrooms

by mixing levels in a self paced environment. Topic 2 will describe how Guitar Now Online EDU enables educators, particularly those who are not guitarists, to implement a fully functioning flipped guitar classroom with professional guitar instruction. I will discuss the extensive video curriculum, the guided students learning maps, in-browser recording tools and automated gradebook that make Guitar Now Online EDU a revolutionary teaching tool.

Jeremiah Crowley

Jeremiah Crowley is a 15 year CT. State Music Educator. He received his Bachelors and Masters Degree of Music from the University of Hartford’s, Hartt School of Music in Guitar Performance. Jeremiah is an innovator in flipped model instruction as he is the creator of Guitar Now Online EDU - a cutting edge, cloud based guitar learning program with differentiated learning maps in-browser recording tools, automated gradebook and more. Jeremiah is a sought after speaker and technician delivering the message of flipped instruction, assisting educators with lab construction and implementation of Guitar Now Online EDU.

Engage, Assess, Integrate: Using the iPad and other smart devices with Quaver Music

Join us to learn the many ways you can use an iPad or other smart device to bring the Quaver Music program to life in your classroom! We will show techniques and tips that will make teaching with technology a blast, activities that are proven to engage your students, and even unique ways to assess the learning in your classroom. Be prepared to walk out with activities, resources and inspiration to use iPads and other smart devices with Quaver Music in your classroom!

Catherine Dwinal

Catherine taught elementary general music, chorus, and iPad ensemble in Laconia New Hampshire from 2010 to 2014. Catherine is a well known elementary music technology social media personality, national conference presenter, the director for a social media professional development day, and on the marketing committee for the Technology Institute for Music Education organization. She was also featured in NAfME’s October issue of Teaching Music magazine and is TI:ME’s Mike Kovin’s 2014 Teacher of the Year. Catherine now works as the Northeast Key Accounts Representative for QuaverMusic.com.

Quaver 101

Come learn how Seriously Fun Teaching and Learning can be! This fast-paced tour of the Quaver K-5 and the new Quaver 6-8 programs will provide a quick overview, new updates, sample lessons, and technology tips for auto-assessments, mobile devices and more! You’ll leave with access to online lessons for your class and other goodies!

Catherine Dwinal

Catherine taught elementary general music, chorus, and iPad ensemble in Laconia New Hampshire from 2010 to 2014. Catherine is a well known elementary music technology social media personality, national conference presenter, the director for a social media professional development day, and on the marketing committee for the Technology Institute for Music Education organization. She was also featured in NAfME’s October issue of Teaching Music magazine and is TI:ME’s Mike Kovin’s 2014 Teacher of the Year. Catherine now works as the Northeast Key Accounts Representative for QuaverMusic.com.

 

 

January 2016 - Message from TI:ME President

 

This month's highlights:

- TI:ME exhibits at FMEA in Tampa, FL.

- TI:ME holds it's Advisory board meeting at NAMM on Saturday, January 23 from 2-3p Pacific in the Hilton, Balboa C room?

- TI:ME presents a session on Music Technology in the Classroom at NAMM on Sunday, 10-11a Pacific in the Hilton, Avila AB, Level 4.

- TI:ME holds it's Central Regional Conference in conjunction with OMEA in Cincinnati January 28-30.

Happy New Year! It's that time of year when many people set resolutions, often for the purpose of self-improvement. While following through with a resolution can be a challenge, the intention is worthwhile, even noble. The following might be typical resolutions for music teachers.

  • To be more efficient.
  • To update our teaching methods.
  • To update our classroom materials.
  • To be more inspirational to our students.
  • To be more relevant and contemporary.

 

And these improvements which have a direct benefit to the students in the music classroom are a central part of the mission of TI:ME.   Simply stated, our mission is to improve music instruction through the use of music technology.

 

But setting a resolution is only the first step.  We must work to insure that they are successful by seeking friends with similar interests, by looking for sources of insight and encouragement, by learning successful strategies from those with more experience, and by developing routines that encourage our goals.

 

TI:ME's activities support each of these resolutions and strategies. Plan now to attend the TI:ME Central Regional Conference in Cincinnati and the TI:ME National Conference in San Antonio, and the TI:ME Webinars. You will meet friends and colleagues with similar interests. You will find inspiration and encouragement. You will learn of new teaching methods and materials that will be relevant to your students.  These are just a few of the opportunities waiting with TI:ME.  Let's work together to make 2016 the greatest year yet!

 

Happy New Year!

 

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