TI:ME Music Technology Wednesday Pre-Conference Schedule Feb 7th TMEA

Henry B. González Convention Center – 900 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

TI:ME Music Technology Wednesday Pre-Conference
FEBRUARY 7 • CONVENTION CENTER ROOM 214
T B O V E C 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM / CC PARK VIEW LOBBY
TI:ME Preconference Registration/Badge Pickup
Register for this event when you register for the TMEA convention (January 31 online deadline)—this is a separate $50 registration. Go
directly to the TI:ME registration booth in the convention center, in the lobby area outside of room CC 214 to get your badge (or to register
if you didn’t by January 31).

T B O V 10:00 – 11:00 AM / CC 214 A
The Harmony Director HD-300: Taking Ear Training to the Next Level
Clinician: Michael Pote, Yamaha
Yamaha Master Educator Pote will guide you in taking full advantage of the Harmony Director HD-300 and will share how it handles the
intricacies of temperament tuning. This will be a deep dive into utilizing the HD-300 with any musical ensemble.

T B O V C 10:00 – 11:00 AM / CC 214 B
Authentic Creation for Pop, Hip Hop, and EDM Music Producers
Clinician: Bob Habersat, Shedthemusic
Learn about a unique approach to beat making and songwriting that focuses on giving students the skills they need to create music digitally.
Students use a MIDI keyboard to write, perform and record drum grooves, bass lines, chordal parts, and melodies. Skills learned
in the core curriculum are applied to pop, hip-hop, and EDM songwriting prompts. Bring your device to jam along.

T B O V 10:00 – 11:00 AM / CC 214 C
An Art Class for Music
Clinician: Will Kuhn, TI:ME
Learn how to build a creative space for students in your school using project-based instructional techniques. Kuhn will cover how to
launch, maintain, and grow an electronic music school into a fully formed branch of your secondary music department, utilizing features
on Ableton Live and Push, modular synth building, DAW-less production, and future-proofing your music tech class.

T B O V C 10:00 – 11:00 AM / CC 214 D
Sampling: Creative Approaches to Teaching Audio & Copyright
Clinician: Lawrence Grey, Young Producers Group
Sponsored by: Young Producers Group
Sampling is widely misunderstood and rarely taught. Grey will demonstrate how to sample in Soundtrap and Ableton Live, showing that
audio itself can be an instrument while debunking the misperception that sampling is just stealing. Grey will show how sampling is a way
to bring essential, industry-informed concepts like copyright into the classroom, sending attendees home with classroom-ready tools.

T B O V E C 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM / CC 214 A
The Absolute Beginners Guide to Technology in the Classroom Clinicians: Barbara Freedman, Greenwich HS; Amy Burns, Far Hills
Country Day School
This session is for elementary and secondary music teachers to learn what you need to know to better understand how music and computing technologies work so you can get started using appropriate resources in your classroom. You’ll get a better understanding of the
available free and paid resources appropriate for your students for desktops (PC or Mac), Chromebooks, and iPads.

T B O V E 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM / CC 214 B
Start to DJ with Just a Phone or Chromebook
Clinician: DJ Hapa, The DJ Coach
Sponsored by: Romeo Music/Hal Leonard
In this session, world renowned DJ, educator, and author, DJ Hapa will share some of his proven methods and DJ techniques that make
learning to DJ accessible to all. He will lead the group through exercises making original beats with loops, remixing tracks, and applying
FX all from your own mobile device!

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T B O V E C 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM / CC 214 C
TI:ME Composition Festival Winner Showcase & Entry Guide
Clinician: Floyd Richmond, Tarleton State Univ
This session will showcase the work of student winners of the TI:ME composition festival. Details for entering the composition festival
will be provided. Students of all ages around the world enter the festival in these categories: (1) Notation, (2) DAWs, (3) Cover-, Loop-,
and Sample-Based songs. Students compete in PK–3, 4–6, 7–8, 9–12, undergrad, and graduate categories.

T B O V C 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM / CC 214 D
AI & Music Education: What You Need to Know
Clinician: Benjamin Guerrero, Eastern Mennonite Univ
Artificial intelligence will impact everyone, including music educators. Learn about the current capabilities and limitations of AI and music.
Guerrero will discuss ethical concerns, guidelines, and pedagogical approaches when using AI tools based on the results of an ongoing
NSF research grant. How will you better prepare your future music students who will be living in a world with AI?

T B O V C 12:30 – 1:30 PM / CC 214 A
Post-Modern Band: Creating a Live Electronic Music Group
Clinician: Will Kuhn, TI:ME
Learn how to use the latest technology and touring techniques to create a student-led pop music group at your school. Expand the palette
beyond traditional guitar, drums, and bass. Kuhn will cover live playback engineering, DJ sets, fast remix-based arrangements, beatmaking
equipment, synced lighting, and big-picture issues like group philosophy, recruiting, and building an audience.

T B O V 12:30 – 1:30 PM / CC 214 B
Real World Theory for Tech, Guitar, Piano, and Modern Band
Clinician: Bob Habersat, Shedthemusic
Engage the other 80% of students at your school by creating a unique learning space that combines music theory with practical skills.
In this approach, students not only learn but also apply theoretical concepts by performing, recording, and writing original and student-selected pop songs using a MIDI keyboard. This method works for piano/theory class, or as a start to a commercial music program.

T O V E C 12:30 – 1:30 PM / CC 214 C
AI and Music: It Cloned Drake. Who’s Next? Grainger?
Clinician: Heath Jones, MusicFirst
Learn about the latest advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning related to music and composition. Jones will explore the
potential implications of this technology and how it can be used in productive ways in the classroom. Music educators must take a proactive
stance if we are to help shape the future of these technologies.

T B O V 12:30 – 1:30 PM / CC 214 D
How Virtual Instruction Can Empower Students in Need
Clinicians: Dominique Reilly, Through the Staff; Jessica Wu, Through
the Staff; Chandler Skinner, Through the Staff; Marianne Gedigian, Rice University
Countless students face barriers in accessing private lessons because of financial constraints, transportation limitations, or proximity
to teachers. Learn how the national nonprofit Through the Staff responds to this issue. Reilly, Wu, Skinner, and Gedigian will discuss
how their innovative virtual instruction model supplements and enhances music programs, serving as an impactful DEI solution.

T B O V E 1:45 – 2:45 PM / CC 214 A
Basics of Audio for the Music Educator
Clinician: Barbara Freedman, Greenwich HS
Everyone can learn how to record or do sound reinforcement in the classroom or for the stage. Freedman will highlight a variety of mics
and recording devices of all sizes and for all budgets. She will discuss techniques for recording in various environments and with different
ensembles and will suggest equipment for a range of budgets.

T B O V C 1:45 – 2:45 PM / CC 214 B
Technology Enhanced Creativity in the Music Classroom
Clinician: Chad Zullinger, California State Univ
Digital technologies allow students to engage in various musical roles as performers, composers, arrangers, and producers. These spaces are characterized by peer-mentorship, opportunities for creating, sharing, and meaningful social connections. Zullinger will present lessons
you can facilitate with your students to create remixes, mashups, and original music that use digital technologies.

T B O V E C 1:45 – 2:45 PM / CC 214 C
Quik, InShot, and CapCut Free Video Editing Software
Clinician: Ian Boynton, Redford Union Schools
The use of video in the music classroom is becoming an excellent way to showcase students’ work. However, traditional video editing suites
often have per-device cost that isn’t affordable. Boynton will compare several free and freemium cross-platform video editing options.
Learn how to quickly edit on Quik, InShot, and CapCut.

T B O V E 1:45 – 2:45 PM / CC 214 D
Everyone Can Create Across the Curriculum with iPads
Clinician: Cherie Herring, Hammond School
Are you looking for creative iPad projects to connect music to learning in math, science, coding, social studies, and literacy? Herring,
a Certified Apple Learning Coach, will share projects from Apple’s “Everyone Can Create” free resources. Level up your iPad game and
discover new ways to make connections across the curriculum.

T E 3:00 – 4:00 PM / CC 214 A
10 Ways to Use Canva in the Elementary Music Classroom
Clinician: Amy Burns, Far Hills Country Day School
Have you wanted to explore Canva but did not know where to start? Have you used Canva but want to learn more ways to use it? Join
Burns as she will show 10 ways to utilize Canva in the elementary music classroom.

T V E 3:00 – 4:00 PM / CC 214 B
Songs, Games, and Projects for Learning Digital Composition
Clinician: Gillian Desmarais, School District 622
Learning how to compose using a digital audio workstation (DAW) can be exciting and overwhelming for students. Simplify music production with songs, games, activities, and projects that will encourage team-building and spark creativity. Supercharge composition projects with web apps and explore ways of fostering a supportive classroom and showcasing students’ music.

T B O V C 3:00 – 4:00 PM / CC 214 C
Your DAW, Your Music: Uncovering Unique Musical Expression
Clinician: Jeffrey Hepker, Univ of North Texas
Current digital audio workstations come with a robust set of features to streamline music production, but this can be at the expense of
authentic musical creativity. Hepker will investigate how DAWs can be creatively prescriptive and explore approaches to ensure your
DAW is furthering your natural musical expression rather than covering or diminishing it.

TECH PRECONFERENCE
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T E 3:00 – 4:00 PM / CC 214 D
Creative Technology Integration in the Orchestra Unit
Clinician: Cherie Herring, Hammond School
Integrating technology in the orchestra unit is easier than you think! Discover creative tech strategies to add fresh sparks of curiosity that
turn ordinary activities into magical moments of discovery. Herring will discuss ChatterKid & PuppetEdu, Green Screen, Augmented
Reality, EyeJack, QR codes, Seesaw, stop-motion. Discover simple to advanced integration techniques to use in the orchestra unit.

T B O V C 4:15 – 5:15 PM / CC 214 A
Building Music Skills with Music Composition & Production
Clinician: Barbara Freedman, Greenwich HS
All music concepts and composition skills, including rhythm, melody, harmony, accompaniment patterns, and form can be taught using
hip hop, trap, EDM, rock, and more. Freedman will provide practical information and lessons to get started on teaching music your students want to create. We’ll discuss composition and music production techniques using a variety of free and paid resources.

T E 4:15 – 5:15 PM / CC 214 B
Strong Foundations: Technology Tools for
Elementary Music
Clinician: Amy Burns, Far Hills Country Day School
Sponsored by: MusicFirst
Explore MusicFirst Elementary, a Cloud-based platform containing a user-friendly K–5 music curriculum for teachers of all experience
levels, non-specialists included. Learn about state-of-the-art music teaching resources and on-screen teaching and learning tools,
allowing for extensive personalization and customization.

T B O V E C 4:15 – 5:15 PM / CC 214 C
Five Must-Know Video Editing Skills for All
Music Teachers
Clinician: Katie Argyle, Midnight Music
Learn essential video editing skills so that you can easily create tutorials, teaching materials, and promotional videos. These skills can be
applied to any type of video software. Discover how to cut a section and create a fade in/out, remove audio so students can compose a
soundtrack, add music to footage you recorded at an event, stitch videos together, add text overlays, or generate captions.

T B O V 4:15 – 5:15 PM / CC 214 D
Developing Musicianship in the Music
Technology Classroom
Clinicians: Daniel Albert, Univ of Massachusetts
Amherst; Thomas Nasiatka, Brattleboro Union HS
Though music-making applications have made music education more accessible, we haven’t defined what it means to develop as a musician in music technology classes as we have for ensembles. Bring a device and explore projects and software for developing musicianship and community that will help you integrate technology skills effectively into your music class.

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