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We look forward to connecting with you at our upcoming events. If you plan on attending, be sure to stop by to say hello and learn more about MakeMusic!

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Event Name & Details Location Date
Webinar Series – Crafting a Purposeful Warm-up with Bruce Pearson

Please join us on Wednesday, September 27, at 4:00 pm, CDT. 

In this webinar, Bruce Pearson, a world-renowned music educator, composer, clinician and author of several band compositions and method books with KJOS Publishing, will discuss his strategies for crafting an effective warm-up. His strategies will help develop each band member and the ensemble’s technical skills, artistic sensitivity and musicianship which are essential to becoming a well rounded musician.

Topics addressed include:
Developing individual skills
Developing ensemble cohesion
Developing musicianship

REGISTER TODAY!

09-27-2017
09-27-2017
Webinar Series – On Green Dolphin Street: Big Band Chart Anatomy with Gordon Goodwin

Please join us at 4:00pm CDT

Gordon Goodwin’s arrangement of On Green Dolphin Street won the Grammy in 2013 for Best Instrumental Arrangement. Join us on this webinar to hear Gordon speak about the process of recording and putting together his arrangement of this famous song. Gordon will take us on a behind the scenes tour..

If you love jazz and big band, don’t miss this one.

REGISTER TODAY!

10-04-2017
10-04-2017
2017 Wisconsin State Music Conference

Join us in Madison for the 2017 Wisconsin State Music Conference! Stop by the MakeMusic booth to say hello or attend our clinic and have the chance to win a special prize!

Clinic schedule coming soon!

Madison, WI
10-25-2017
10-28-2017
Sixtieth Annual College Music Society National Conference

We’re heading down to San Antonio, TX for the Sixtieth Annual College Music Society National Conference.  Stop by our table to learn the latest on our efforts in Higher Education. See you there!

San Antonio, TX
10-26-2017
10-28-2017
2017 North Carolina MEA Professional Development Conference

We are visiting Winston-Salem, NC this fall for the 2017 NC MEA Professional Development Conference! Stop by our booth to get all your questions answered or attend one of clinics to expand your knowledge and be entered to win a special MakeMusic prize!

Sunday November 12 2017
10:00-10:50am // Location TBD
Finale 101: Learn the Essentials to Get You Going

1:00-2:00pm // Location TBD
Music Tech Office Hours: Apps and Finale/Smart Music.
Special Guest Mavis and Leigh Kalestad from MakeMusic

4:00-4:50pm // Location TBD
Exploring Finale Worksheets

Monday November 13 2017
11:00-11:50am // Location TBD
Teach the Singer or the Choir – How about both with New SmartMusic?

3:00-4:00pm // Location TBD
Music Tech Office Hours: Apps and Finale/Smart Music.
Special Guest Mavis and Leigh Kalestad from MakeMusic

4:00-5:00pm // Location TBD
Music Tech Office Hours: Apps and Finale/Smart Music.
Special Guest Mavis and Leigh Kalestad from MakeMusic

Tuesday November 14 2017
9:00-9:50am // Location TBD
Repertoire Selection, Practice and Sight-Reading Made Easy with the New SmartMusic

 

Winston-Salem, NC
11-11-2017
11-14-2017
2017 NAfME National In-Service Conference

Join us at our clinic at the 2017 NAfME National In-Service Conference!

Monday November 13 2017
4:45-5:45pm // Location TBD
Repertoire Selection, Practice and Sight-Reading Made Easy with the New SmartMusic

Tuesday November 14 2017
9:30-10:30am // Location TBD
Turbocharge Student Practice and Results with SmartMusic

Grapevine, TX
11-12-2017
11-15-2017
2017 Iowa MEA Conference

Join us in Ames, IA for the 2017 IMEA Conference! We’re presenting a clinic covering the new SmartMusic in detail. Attend and be entered to win MakeMusic goodies!

Friday, November 17 2017
1:00-2:00pm // Location TBD
SmartMusic: Deliberate Practice with Formative Assessment

Saturday, November 18 2017
9:00-9:50am // Location TBD
Repertoire, Practice and Sight-Reading with New SmartMusic

11:00-11:50am
Finale 101: Learn the Essentials to Get You Going

Ames, IA
11-16-2017
11-18-2017
2017 Virginia MEA Professional Development Conference

Join us in Hot Springs, VA for the 2017 Virginia MEA Professional Development Conference.  Stop by our booth to say hello or attend one of our clinics to be entered to win MakeMusic software!

Thursday November 16 2017 
3:00-4:00pm // Chesapeake
Using New SmartMusic to Drive Formative Assessment With Deliberate Practice

4:15-4:45pm // Chesapeake
Repertoire Selection, Practice and Sight-Reading Made Easy with the New SmartMusic

Friday November 17 2017
12:30-1:30pm // Chesapeake
Finale 101: Learn the Essentials to Get You Going

Hot Springs, VA
11-16-2017
11-18-2017
New York State School Music Association 82nd Annual Winter Conference

MakeMusic is heading to Rochester, NY this winter to participate in NYSSMA’s 82nd Annual Winter Conference. Visit our booth to get expert advice from one of our team members, or attend a clinic for a chance to win MakeMusic software.

Friday December 1 2017 
8:15-9:15am// Hilton Garden Inn Eggleston Room
How To Be Successful Wearing the Many Hats of a Music Director

10:45-11:45am // Hilton Garden Inn Ritter Room
Using New SmartMusic to Drive Formative Assessment with Deliberate Practice

Saturday December 2 2017
9:30-10:30am //Hilton Garden Inn Ritter Room
You Have Finale Version 25, But Are You Using It Like Finale 2000?

Rochester, NY
11-30-2017
12-03-2017
2017 Mississippi State Band Clinic

Join us in Natchez, MS for the 2017 Mississippi State Band Clinic!

More Details to Come!

Natchez, MS
12-06-2017
12-09-2017
71st Annual Midwest Clinic

MakeMusic is taking Chicago by storm at the 71st Annual Midwest Clinic in December.

More info on MakeMusic’s exciting Midwest activities coming soon!

Chicago, IL
12-20-2017
12-23-2017
2018 Jazz Education Network Conference

Join us in Dallas, TX for the 9th Annual JEN Conference.  Attend one of our clinics for a chance to win MakeMusic software and other prizes!

Clinic Schedule Coming Soon!

Dallas, TX
01-03-2018
01-06-2018
2018 Florida MEA Professional Development Conference

Join us in Tampa FL for the 2018 FMEA Professional Development Conference! Visit our booth or attend our clinic for a chance to win MakeMusic prizes!

Friday January 12 2018 
11:45am-12:45pm // Location TBD
Using New SmartMusic to Guide Student Deliberate Practice

Tampa, FL
01-10-2018
01-13-2018
2018 Indiana MEA Professional Development Conference

Come visit us in Ft. Wayne, IN at the 2018 IMEA Professional Development Conference! Stop by our booth to say hello or attend one of our clinics for the chance to win MakeMusic prizes!

More Details Coming Soon!

Ft. Wayne, IN
01-11-2018
01-13-2018
2018 Oregon Music Education Conference

We’ll be in Eugene, OR at the 2018 OR Music Education Conference. Visit our booth to say hello, or attend a clinic for the chance to win MakeMusic prizes.

More Details Coming Soon!

Eugene, OR
01-11-2018
01-14-2018
2018 Colorado MEA Conference

Join us in Colorado Springs, CO for the 2018 Colorado MEA Conference! Visit our booth and say hello or attend one of our clinics for a chance to win MakeMusic Prizes!

Thursday January 25 2017
1:00 – 1:50pm // Colorado Hall A
Finale 101: Learn the Essentials to Get You Going

2:00 – 2:50pm // Colorado Hall A
Turbocharge Your Students Practice and Results

 

Colorado Springs, CO
01-24-2018
01-27-2018
2018 Illinois Music Education Conference

Join us in Peoria, IL at the 2018 Illinois Music Education Conference! Visit our booth to say hello for attend a clinic for the chance to win MakeMusic prizes!

Thursday January 25 2017 
1:45-2:45pm // CC408
Using New SmartMusic to Drive Formative Assessment With Deliberate Practice

Peoria, Illinois
01-24-2018
01-27-2018
2018 Missouri MEA Conference

We’ll be back in  Osage Beach, MO for the 2018 Missouri MEA Conference! Visit our booth to say hello or attend one of our clinics for a chance to win MakeMusic prizes!

More Details Coming Soon!

Osage Beach, MO
01-24-2018
01-27-2018
2018 Georgia MEA In-Service Conference

Join us in Athens, GA for the 2018 GMEA In-Service Conference. Visit our booth or attend one of our clinics for the chance to win MakeMusic goodies!

Thursday January 25 2018 
1:30-2:30pm // Location TBD
Getting Started with the New Web Based SmartMusic

4:00-5:00pm // Location TBD
Finale 101: Learn the Essentials to Get You Going

Friday January 26 2018
11:15am-12:15pm // Location TBD
You Have The Latest Finale But Are You Using It Like Finale 2000?

2:00-3:00pm // Location TBD
Using SmartMusic as a Resource for Differentiation

4:30-5:30pm // Location  TBD
Exploring Editable Finale Worksheets

Athens, GA
01-25-2018
01-27-2018
2018 Michigan Music Conference

Join us in Grand Rapids, MI for the 2018 Michigan Music Conference.  Stop by our booth or attend one of our clinics for the chance to win MakeMusic prizes!

 

Thursday January 25 2018
10:00-10:45am // DeVos – River Overlook AB
Finale 101: Learn the Essentials to Get You Going

11:00-11:45am // DeVos – River Overlook AB
Exploring Finale Worksheets

Friday January 26 2018 
9:00-9:45am // Amway – Thornapple
You Have The Finale Version 25, But Are You Using It Like Finale 2000?

2:00-2:45pm // Amway – Thornapple
Repertoire Selection, Practice and Sight-Reading Made Easy with the New SmartMusic

Saturday January 27 2018
9:00-9:45am // Amway – Thornapple
Using New SmartMusic to Drive Formative Assessment With Deliberate Practice

Grand Rapids, MI
01-25-2018
01-27-2018
2018 Winter NAMM Show

We’ll be in Anaheim CA at the 2018 Winter NAMM Show with our pals, Alfred Music. Stop by the Alfred booth to find us and get all the latest on Finale, Garritan, and SmartMusic.

Anaheim, CA
01-25-2018
01-28-2018
2018 Southern California School Band & Orchestra Association Conference

We’ll be presenting a clinic at the 2018 SCSBOA Conference in Anaheim, CA.  Join us for a chance to win MakeMusic prizes!

Clinic Details Coming Soon!

Garden Grove, CA
01-26-2018
01-27-2018
2018 Arizona MEA Conference

Join us in Mesa, AZ for the 2018 Arizona MEA Conference! Visit our booth or attend a clinic for a chance to win Make Music prizes!

More Details Coming Soon!

Mesa, AZ
02-02-2018
02-03-2018
2018 Ohio MEA Professional Development Conference

MakeMusic will be in Columbus, OH participating in the 2018 Ohio MEA Professional Development Conference. Stop by our booth to say hello or visit one of our clinics for a chance to win MakeMusic goodies!

More Details Coming Soon!

Columbus, OH
02-08-2018
02-10-2018
2018 Texas Music Educators Convention

We’re back in San Antonio, TX for the 2018 TMEA Convention in February. Join us at the booth or attend a clinic for a chance to win MakeMusic prizes!

Friday February 16 2018
2:30-3:30pm // CC210
Bob Phillips – Turbocharge your Student Practice and Results

San Antonio, TX
02-14-2018
02-17-2018
2018 California All-State Music Education Conference

Join us in San Jose, CA for the 2018 CA All-State Music Education Conference! Visit our booth or attend a clinic for a chance to win MakeMusic prizes.

More Details Coming Soon!

San Jose, CA
02-15-2018
02-18-2018
2018 South Carolina MEA Professional Development Conference

Join us in Columbia, SC for the 2018 SCMEA Professional Development Conference.  Say hello at our booth or attend a clinic for a chance to win MakeMusic prizes!

More Details Coming Soon!

Columbia, SC
02-15-2018
02-17-2018
2018 Kansas MEA In-service Workshop

Join us in Wichita, KS for the 2018 Kansas MEA In-service Workshop.  Say hello at our booth or attend a clinic for a chance to win MakeMusic prizes!

More Details Coming Soon!

Wichita, KS
02-22-2018
02-24-2018
2018 Minnesota MEA Midwinter Clinic

Join us in Minneapolis, MN for the 2018 Minnesota MEA Midwinter Clinic.  Say hello at our booth or attend a clinic for a chance to win MakeMusic prizes!

More Details Coming Soon!

Minneapolis, MN
02-22-2018
02-24-2018
2018 New Jersey MEA In-Service Conference

Join us in East Brunswick, NJ for the 2018 New Jersey MEA In-Service Conference .  Say hello at our booth or attend a clinic for a chance to win MakeMusic prizes!

More Details Coming Soon!

East Brunswick, NJ
02-22-2018
02-24-2018
Massachusetts MEA 2018 All- State Conference

Join us in Boston this March for the MMEA 2018 All State Conference! Details coming soon!

Boston, MA
03-01-2018
03-03-2018
Nebraska State Bandmasters Association 2018 Convention

We’ll be in Lincoln, NE this spring at the NSBA 2018 Convention. More details to come!

Lincoln, NE
03-01-2018
03-01-2018
Maryland MEA Annual Conference

Join us in Baltimore, MD for the Maryland MEA Annual Conference! More details to come!

Baltimore, MD
03-09-2018
03-11-2018
2018 Connecticut MEA In-Service Conference

Join us in Hartford, CT this spring for the 218 CT MEA In-Service Conference! More details coming soon!

Hartford, CT
04-19-2018
04-21-2018
2018 Pennsylvania MEA Annual Conference

Join us in Lancaster, PA for the 2018 PMEA Annual Conference! Visit our booth to say hello or attend a clinic for a chance to win MakeMusic prizes!

Details coming soon!

Lancaster, PA
04-19-2018
04-21-2018

Level I: Exploring SmartMusic and the World's Largest Digital Repertoire Library - FREE

This introductory course focuses on how to navigate and use the basic features of the classic SmartMusic. You will become familiar with the content available for band, orchestra, choir, and general music, and discover how to expand this content by importing MP3 audio and Finale-created files.

Unit 1: Home Page and Basic Navigation

Easily navigate the classic SmartMusic interface
Explain the difference between My Library and Find Music
Find music by either browsing the catalog or searching by instrument, category, skill level, genre, state list, and/or state skill level.
List the steps for creating playlist
List 3 things that can be modified in "settings"
List 3 of the practice tools

Unit 2: SmartMusic Content divided in Four Tracks (Band, Orchestra, Choir, General Music)

Download music for your specific teaching area and/or need
Understand the different ways in which repertoire behaves inside of classic SmartMusic

Unit 3: Additional Content

Add their own content to classic SmartMusic by importing MP3 recordings
Add their own content to classic SmartMusic by importing Finale-created files

NOTE: This eLearning course is for the classic version of SmartMusic, not the new web-based SmartMusic. Course must be completed within 90 days.

Guiding Student Practice with the SmartMusic Gradebook

Building on the basic familiarity with the classic SmartMusic content and navigation, this course leverages the classic SmartMusic Gradebook to reinforce deliberate practice with your students. You will learn to create a class, enroll students, and send them assignments. Also included is a section on grading and sharing data with parents and administrators.

FREE

Unit 4: Class Setup, Student Enrollment, Assignment Creation

Create at least one class with a set calendar and grading scale in classic SmartMusic
Enroll students in a class by using the enrollment link
Schedule a variety of assignments
Add or remove State Standards to assignments for the purpose of documentation

Unit 5: Gradebook Management

Access and review student assignments from within the SmartMusic client
Listen to and grade assignments
Re-assign work that does not meet teacher standards
Email parents/guardians after an assignment has been submitted and attach student work
Export data to enter in school’s designated gradebook software
Export progress reports to share with parents and students during parent/teacher conferences
Find help and resources to troubleshoot problems

Unit 6: Additional Tools

Create additional types of assignments including: gradebook entry, automated assignments and response assignments
Create and store units of content and assignments in the Assignment Library for future use
Create and manage rubrics as well as attach rubrics to assignments for criteria-based grading

NOTE: This eLearning course is for the classic version of SmartMusic, not the new web-based SmartMusic. Course must be completed within 90 days.

Simple Steps to Create SmartMusic Content with Finale

This advanced course will guide the creation of your own content for use in the classic SmartMusic. An introduction to Finale music notation software is provided, with sections on setting up a score, entering notes and markings, formatting your music, creating SmartMusic files, scanning as well as Finale tips and shortcuts.

FREE

Unit 7: Finale for Classic SmartMusic Educators

Set up a score in Finale using the Launch Window
Enter notes using one of the following methods: simple entry, speedy entry, MIDI keyboard or scanning

Unit 8: Editing your Score

Enter articulations and using at least 4 metatools
Enter expressions using at least 4 metatools
Enter SmartShapes using at least 2 metatools
Transpose music
Format parts to look and feel right

Unit 9: Creating Classic SmartMusic Files with Finale

Export Finale files into classic SmartMusic by creating Assessment, Ensemble and Solo files

NOTE: This eLearning course is for the classic version of SmartMusic, not the new web-based SmartMusic. Course must be completed within 90 days.

Beginning Finale Notation

This introductory course focuses on how to navigate and use the basic Finale features. You will become familiar with the software interface, Launch Window, sound libraries, Windows vs. Mac commands, playback controls, viewing modes, tools, menus, score setup, Simple Entry note methods, adding markings and articulations, as well as Page Layout and printing. The tutorials in this course correspond to chapters 1-5 of Mavis Kallestad’s Building Successful Finale ‘Chops’ book for Finale 2014.

$25.00

NOTE: Course must be completed within 90 days of purchase.

Creating an Instrumental Score with Finale

In this course you will apply the knowledge acquired in the Beginning Finale Notation course specifically to recreate an instrumental score. You will learn how to set up the score, enter notes and rests using a MIDI keyboard, copy music, use Metatools to enter dynamic markings and articulations such as accents, staccatos, fermatas, slurs, and rehearsal letters. You will also learn how to fit measures, and lay out your page correctly, and view and print parts, which are linked in Finale. The tutorials in this course correspond with chapter 6 of Mavis Kallestad’s Building Successful Finale ‘Chops’ book for Finale 2014.

$25.00

NOTE: Course must be completed within 90 days of purchase.

Creating a Choral Score with Finale

In this course you will apply the knowledge acquired in the Beginning Finale Notation course specifically to recreate a choral score. You will learn to set up a choral score, enter notes in the first staff, copy them to the other voice parts and use the Repitch Tool to “repitch” the notes. Type in lyrics and copy them to the other voice parts. Additionally, you will add dynamics, rehearsal letters and learn how to create a piano reduction used for rehearsal. The tutorials in this course correspond with chapter 8 of Mavis Kallestad’s Building Successful Finale ‘Chops’ book for Finale 2014.

$25.00

NOTE: Course must be completed within 90 days of purchase.

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Level 1: Exploring the New SmartMusic and Repertoire for Instrumentalists

This introductory course focuses on how to navigate the interface and use the basic features of the new web-based SmartMusic. You will become familiar with the content available for band and orchestra and discover how to expand this content by importing MusicXML files.

FREE

Unit 1: New SmartMusic Basic Navigation

Easily navigate the new SmartMusic interface
Easily navigate the Admin portal
Find music by either browsing the catalog or searching with filters

Unit 2: Finding and Opening Band and Orchestra Content in the New SmartMusic

Find music for their specific teaching area and/or need
Understand the different ways in which repertoire behaves inside of the new SmartMusic
Utilize the available tools to display fingerings (when applicable) and hear first pitch

Unit 3: Adding your Own Content to the New SmartMusic with MusicXML Files

Add your own content to SmartMusic by importing musicXML files created in Finale or other software that exports to that format.

NOTE: This eLearning course is for the new version of SmartMusic, not the classic SmartMusic. Course must be completed within 90 days of purchase.

Level 2: New SmartMusic: Guiding Student Practice with the Gradebook

Building on the basic familiarity with the new SmartMusic content and navigation, this course leverages the new SmartMusic Gradebook to reinforce deliberate practice with your students. You will learn to create a class, enroll students, and send them assignments. Also included is a section on grading and sharing data with parents and administrators.

FREE

Unit 4: Creating Classes, Enrolling Students and Scheduling Assignments in the New SmartMusic

Create at least one class with a set calendar and grading scale
Enroll students in a class by sharing the class code
Schedule a variety of assignments

Unit 5: Managing the Gradebook in the New SmartMusic

Access and review student assignments
Listen to and grade assignments
Re-assign work that does not meet teacher standards
Make changes to parameters of an assignment such as timeline and students
Export data to enter in school’s designated gradebook software

NOTE: This eLearning course is for the new version of SmartMusic, not the classic SmartMusic. Course must be completed within 90 days of purchase. Completion of Level 1 NOT required for this course.

Unit 6: New SmartMusic iPad App

Identify and download the correct iPad app from the App store
Understand that navigating the iPad app is the same as navigating SmartMusic on the web on the computer

Level 3: Simple Steps to Create SmartMusic Content with Finale

This advanced course will guide the creation of your own content for use in the new SmartMusic. A brief overview of Finale music notation software is provided, with sections on setting up a score, entering notes and markings, formatting your music, and exporting MusicXML files.

FREE

Unit7: Score Setup, Note Entry and Score Editing

Set up a score in Finale using the Launch Window
Enter notes using Simple Entry point and click
Enter markings such as articulations, dynamics, and rehearsal letters

Unit 8: Formatting the Score and Parts and Exporting to MusicXML

Format the score using the Selection Tool, Resize Tool and Page Layout Tool
Format parts
Create multi-measure rests
Export their music to MusicXML format
Find and install the Dolet 6 Plugin if they are using Finale 2014.5 version or older

NOTE: This eLearning course is for the new version of SmartMusic, not the classic SmartMusic. Course must be completed within 90 days of purchase. Completion of Levels 1 & 2 NOT required for this course.

Unit 9: Uploading your MusicXML Files into SmartMusic

Upload MusicXML files into the new SmartMusic
Open uploaded MusicXML files in the new SmartMusic