Annual MMEA NAfME-C Workshop

“A Drop In The Bucket: expanding our possibilities”

September 17 &18, 2023
Tan-Tar-A Conference Center

2023 NAfME-C Workshop



12:00pm – 1:00pm

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Presiding: Dr. Dorothy Glick Maglione

NAfME-C Workshop Registration


1:00pm – 1:50pm

76 / 77

Presiding: Dr. Dorothy Glick Maglione

“Do the Hustle: Making Efficient Use of Your Time in Rehearsal”

Presenter:  Dr. Adam Zrust

This session will help collegiate students make the most out of their rehearsals.


1:55pm – 2:25pm

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Presiding: Dr. Dorothy Glick Maglione & Bob Cagle

Collegiate Round Table Discussion:  “Maintaining Mental Health While Getting a Music Degree.”

This session facilitated by NAfME-C Chapter Presidents will focus on avoiding burnout, developing sustainable practice habits, and strategies to promote positive mental health as a music major.

2:30pm – 3:30pm

Rooms TBA

Presiding: Steve Litwiller

Content Area Sessions:  “Classroom Environment, Professional Communication, Student Engagement and Motivation: Answering Your Questions Part 1

Band:  Kyle Donnelly, Steve Litwiller, Shelly Swink

Choir:  Patrick Dell, Brian Hartman, Jodi Kratzer, Aaron Neff

Elementary:  Sheila Baer, Rene Spencer

K-12:  Elizabeth Betts, Vanessa Miner, Chris Sprague

These breakout sessions are designed to address specific issues in the band, choir, elementary and K-12 disciplines. All sessions will provide the opportunity to ask questions of our experienced MMEA Mentors.


3:45pm – 4:15pm

Compass Rose

Presiding: Brian Hartman
                       Steve Litwiller

 “MSHSAA Update”

This session will help new and preservice teachers navigate the rules and regulations of the MSHSAA Music Festivals.


4:30pm – 5:20pm

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Presiding: Dr. Dorothy Glick Maglione

“Developing Important Relationships”

Presenter:  Kathleen Bhat

This session will dig into the preservice teacher’s role in developing a healthy relationship with their cooperating/fieldwork teachers while also exploring the superpower database and importance of networking.


5:25pm – 5:45pm

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Presiding: Dr. Dorothy Glick Maglione

Round Table Discussion “Let’s Collaborate! Making the Most Out of Collegiate Colleagues”

This session facilitated by NAfME-C Chapter Presidents will allow for collegiate members to network with each other, brainstorm ways to leverage these opportunities, and develop new avenues for future collaboration between chapters across Missouri both at the institution and state levels.



5:45pm – 6:45pm


Provided by MMEA

7:00pm – 7:50pm

Presiding: MO NAfME-C Executive Board

Social Event TBA


8:00am – 8:45am

Presiding: Brian Hartman

Continental Breakfast / Mentor Lounge 2:  “How, What, When?” Let us help!–Part 2

Attendees will be able to ask specific questions of mentors in a “speed dating” setting.  Topics will include classroom management, lesson planning, best practices, discipline, and many others.



9:00am – 9:45am

Compass Rose

Presiding: Steve Litwiller

“Yes, You Can!  Advocating with Legislators and Administrators”

Presenter: MO Senator, Karla Eslinger

After nearly forty years serving as an elementary teacher, principal, and superintendent, Sen. Karla Eslinger is now serving in the Missouri Senate. She will present tips and tricks to help young teachers effectively communicate with educational stakeholders.

10:00am – 10:45am

76 / 77

Presiding: Dr. Dorothy Glick Maglione

“Creating a Welcoming Space for All Students in the Elementary and General Music Classroom”

Presenter: Dr. Dorothy Glick Maglione & Bob Cagle

In this session, the benefit of supporting diversity will be outlined as a means to better reach marginalized students and aid students of color, LGBTQ+ students, and female students. We will move, sing, play, and dance our way through several learning experiences teachers can incorporate to include marginalized voices within the classroom.

11:15am – 12:00pm

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Presiding: Dr. Dorothy Glick Maglione

“Why Do Music in College?”

Presenters:  Dr. Dorothy Glick Maglione & Sarah Sacco

During this session NAfME C members will provide Tri M students with the opportunities to ask what it is like to participate in music classes in college.



Workshop Closes