NAMM 2024 TI:ME Sessions


THURSDAY, JANUARY 25 

1:30 – 2:30 pm 

ACC Level 2, 212B 

Basics of Audio for the Music Educator 

Barbara Freedman, Technology In Music Education 

Topics discussed will include different types of microphones, dynamic, condenser, ribbon, and their uses, with specific examples and models of each from various companies. Different types of recording devices, including portable, hand-held, and various computer audio interfaces. Tips for how to record in different environments, including the music classroom, rehearsal room, and concert halls, will be included. Suggestions for specific equipment for different budgets will also be given. Presented by The NAMM Foundation in collaboration with Technology in Music Education (TI:ME).  

FRIDAY, JANUARY 26 

12:30 – 1:30 pm 

ACC Level 2, 212B 

DAWs and Re/Mixing as Participatory Music-Making 

Chad Zullinger, Technology In Music Education 

Popular music can offer opportunities for engaging learners in participatory, critical, and social spaces. This can be particularly true when engaging with digital technologies. In this presentation, we explore a project that invites students to create compositions by mixing audio samples and compositional riffs to respond to a theme. These are projects that have low barriers to entry, offer multiple opportunities for sharing, and embrace opportunities for social connection between students. Presented by The NAMM Foundation in collaboration with Technology in Music Education (TI:ME).  

SATURDAY, JANUARY 27 

11:00 am – 12:00 pm 

ACC Level 2, 212B 

Musical Relevance: Transform your Classroom Using Modern Music Styles and Tools 

Ryan Van Bibber, Technology In Music Education 

Learn about the obvious and hidden benefits of teaching with popular music styles and music production tools. See and hear how the students and alumni of Fort Hayes Audio Production are achieving a primary goal of music education: lifelong music-making!  Presented by The NAMM Foundation in collaboration with Technology in Music Education (TI:ME).  

SATURDAY, JANUARY 27 

12:30 – 1:30 pm 

ACC Level 2, 212B 

Teaching Contemporary Music Production 

Barbara Freedman, Technology In Music Education 

This session will provide practical tips, techniques, and lessons for teachers to use immediately with students. Teaching what students need to know so they can compose and produce their own contemporary music genres while learning music concepts of rhythm, melody, harmony, accompaniment patterns, and form. We’ll touch upon some basic production concepts needed for creating contemporary music genres, including basic mixing concepts of gain staging, panning, EQ, and some digital signal processing. Presented by The NAMM Foundation in collaboration with Technology in Music Education (TI:ME).  

SATURDAY, JANUARY 27 

Speakers: Mike Lawson, Technology In Music Education 

January 27, 2:00 PM – January 27, 3:00 PM

In-Person Only

When putting together “The Roger Nichols Recording Method” book, Mike Lawson was able to work directly with the original transfers from analog tape to Pro Tools sessions using the late Nichols’ audio archives, giving him access to some of the finest audio recordings ever committed to tape. In his session, Mike loads songs from their album “Aja,” along with Donald Fagen’s “Nightfly” allowing attendees to hear the individual tracks, groups of the parts, and their final mix as he discusses how these recordings were made, the processes, philosophy and the Nichols techniques that made them. Along the way, he will expose a couple of secrets about these recordings and technology you never knew existed. This is a must-see session if you want to know why Steely Dan sounds like Steely Dan and how you can impart some of these fundamentals to your students and their recordings. Presented by The NAMM Foundation in collaboration with TI:ME.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 27 

3:30 – 4:30 pm 

ACC Level 2, 212B 

The Mighty Jamstik: MIDI Guitar in the Classroom 

Richard McCready, Technology In Music Education 

The Jamstik is an exciting new MIDI guitar that allows guitar players to play synthesizers and software synths using MIDI technology. It is also an invaluable teaching tool as the MIDI technology creates instant on-screen feedback so students can see what you’re playing, and you can see what they’re playing in notation or graphic format. Mr. McCready will demonstrate this amazing technology and also show some more tech tools for instant engagement in both one-on-one and class guitar teaching. Presented by The NAMM Foundation in collaboration with Technology in Music Education (TI:ME).  

SUNDAY, JANUARY 28 

3:30 – 4:30 pm 

ACC Level 2, 212B 

Intentionally Fostering SEL in Music Classes 

Shawna Longo, Technology In Music Education 

SEL in music can look different depending on the type of class and level, but it will always focus on teaching students social-emotional skills through music. The goal of intentionally integrating SEL into your music class is to help students develop their self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making.  This workshop will showcase instructional practices that foster social-emotional learning while supporting classroom management. Presented by The NAMM Foundation in collaboration with Technology in Music Education (TI:ME).  

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