Guest Conducting

Bucks County Middle School Honors Band, PA
Chautauqua Middle School Music Camp, NY
Clinton County High School Honors Band, PA
Harris Hill Elementary Band, Clarence, NY
Huntingdon County Middle School Honors Band, PA
Kent County High School Honors Band, DE
Lebanon Jr. High Band, OH
Monroe County Elementary Honor Band, NY
Niagara County Elementary Honor Band, NY
Ohio District 13 Eighth Grade Honors Band, OH
PMEA District 7 Youth Honors Band, PA
PMEA All-State Jazz Band, PA
Southwest Ohio Symphonic Band, OH
VanDevender Jr. High Band, Parkersburg, WV

Adjudication

Bishop Hoban Jazz Festival
Howard County Band Assessments
McCaskey High School Jazz Festival
Music in the Parks - Instrumental Events
North American Music Festivals – Instrumental Events 
Ohio Solo and Ensemble Adjudicated Events
Reading High School Jazz Festival
Shenandoah Apple Blossom Concert Band Festival
Susquehanna University Concerto Competition

State College Area High School Jazz Festival
Villanova Jazz Festival
Wilson Jazz Festival


This page represents our combined credentials, including presentations, adjudications, guest conducting, commissioned works and publications.
Professional Development Services for Music Educators . . . and More!

Thank you so much for your presentations at the Massachusetts MEA Professional Development Conference. Jam-packed with information, nicely paced, and musically enjoyable, each of your sessions provided participants with tools to remember and practical ideas for using the tools with students. You have a gift for simplifying the complex, enabling your listeners to grasp both the parts and the whole so they are empowered to do the same for their students. I thoroughly enjoyed each of your sessions and am looking forward to applying what I learned with my students. They're going to love it!

- - - Heather Kirby

Presentations / Professional Development for School Districts

Bala Cynwyd, PA (2013)
Baldwin-Whitehall, PA (2013)
Churchville-Chili, NY (2010, 2011) 
Easton, PA (2011, 2013)
East Stroudsberg, PA (2007)
Elizabeth Forward, PA (2012)
Howard County, MD (2011)
Lebanon, OH (2006, 2007)
Lewistown, PA (2009)
Methacton, PA (2010)
Philadelphia Archdiocese, PA (2002)
Pottsgrove, PA (2008, 2009)
Rose Tree-Media, PA (2002, 2015)
State College, PA (2009, 2010)
West Mifflin, PA (2012)
West Orange, NJ (2011)


Commissioned Compositions / Arrangements

Bellefonte Area High School
CCMEA Junior High Honors Band & Choir

Presentations for College Students

Duquesne School of Music (2015)
Eastman School of Music (2010)
Indiana University of Pennsylvania (2015)
Mansfield University (2014)
Northern State University (2015)
Penn State (2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016)
Radford University (2015)
SUNY at Buffalo (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015) 
SUNY at Fredonia (2014)
West Chester (2001, 2016)


Published Articles

Advocacy in Action: Get your music department "on the same page!"
Advocacy in Action: Getting Involved with the November Election (PMEA News, Fall 2014)
Advocacy in Action: The Process IS Politics (PMEA News, Winter 2011)
Advocacy in Action: The tools for today's battles (PMEA News, Spring 2012)
Advocacy is Simple (PMEA News, Winter 2014)
Aligning and defining our message: What we should do to insure that music is part of the new NCLB law
An Innovative Approach to Jazz Instruction at All Levels
Assessment: An important advocacy tool (PMEA News, Fall 2011)
Creating value for music (PMEA News, Winter 2006)
Crisis Management: What Works? (PMEA News, Summer 2015)
Curriculum:The “NEW” advocacy tool (PMEA News, Fall 2007)
Five golden rules for music advocacy (PMEA News, Fall 2005)
How to be the lone ranger in your school district
It’s finally time to leave NCLB behind! (PMEA News, Winter 2007)
Justifying the Cost of the All-State Experience (PMEA News, Summer 2016)
Keeping the Focus on the Big Picture (PMEA News, Winter 2015)
Make EVERY month "Music in Our Schools Month!" (PMEA News, Spring 2013)
Meet the PMEA Advancement of Music Education Council (PMEA News, Winter 2013)
Partner with Parents for Effective Advocacy (PMEA News, Spring 2014)
Property Tax Reform: What every music teacher should know and do about it
Swingin' From the Start: Teaching the Basics of Jazz and Improvisation in a Concert Band Setting
Take time for advocacy (PMEA News, Fall 2008)
Take steps to prevent a crisis
Teaching instrumental literature through audiation
The Changing Face of Advocacy and Messaging (PMEA News, Fall 2015)
The math behind the music
The Time for Advocacy is NOW! (PMEA News, Fall 2013)
The Votes Have Been Counted...Now What? (PMEA News, Winter 2004)
Unify Your Music Department Through Consensus Decision-making (PMEA News, Summer 2014)
Using "Facebook" as an advocacy tool (PMEA News, Spring 2009)
Using social media to advocate for music education (PMEA News, Fall 2010)
Why music education: What exactly are we advocating for? (PMEA News, Summer 2009)
Warning: Certification workshops may be addicting    

Presentations at Workshops and Conferences 


County
Beaver County Arts Education Consortium (2013)
Berks County IU (2008)
Centre County Music Educators Association (2008)
Warren County Early Childhood Conference (2006)

District
PMEA District 1 (2011, 2012, 2013)
PMEA District 3 (2002, 2011) 
PMEA District 4 (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
PMEA District 6 (2003, 2006, 2007, 2012)
PMEA District 7 (2003, 2008, 2012, 2015)
PMEA District 8 (2011)
PMEA District 9 (2006)
PMEA District 10 (2011, 2014)
PMEA District 11 (2001, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2016)
PMEA District 12 (2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)

State
Delaware MEA State Conference (2015)
Maryland MEA State Conference (2008)
Massachusetts MEA State Conference (2003, 2012)
New Hampshire MEA State Conference (2006)
New Jersey MEA State Conference (2007, 2016)
New York  (NYSSMA) State Conference (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
Ohio MEA State Conference (1996, 2006, 2007)
Pennsylvania MEA State Conference (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
Pennsylvania MEA Summer Conference  (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)
Virginia MEA State Conference (2014, 2016)

Regional
MENC Eastern Division Conference (2005, 2007, 2011, 2015)
Coastal Empire Orff Chapter (2012)
Virginia Highlands Orff-Schulwerk Association (2016)













National
Americans for the Arts National Conference (2008)
AOSA National Conference (2011)
JEN National Conference (2010, 2013, 2014) 
MENC National Conference (2002, 2004)
NAfME National Conference (2013, 2014, 2015)

International
International Conference on Music Learning Theory (2009, 2011, 2013, 2015)
International Symposium on Assessment in Music Education (2009, 2015)
MusicArts Society, Kathmandu, Nepal (2016)
Barcelona, Spain (2016)

Madrid, Spain (2016)