We welcome session proposal submissions for future conferences! To download a proposal form, click the link below:
The goals of the CMC are:
- to promote the importance and value of classroom music in music programs and schools of New York State
- to serve as a forum for the exchange of ideas and the development of activities
- to coordinate and support the efforts and activities of classroom music teachers and students
- to improve the quality, scope and effectiveness of classroom music instruction.
The CMC meets its goals through activities including…
Exemplary classroom music sessions for Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, and High School music teachers at Winter Conference and Summer Conferences
Statewide series of Regional Workshops and other inservice opportunities for teachers on important classroom music topics;
Classroom Music PEAK Festivals and other opportunities for New York State students;
Collaborative work with the State Education Department on initiatives related to standards, assessment, and resources for classroom music instruction.
For further information and assistance, please contact the Chairperson, Kerry Mero, or a member of the Classroom Music Committee.
Classroom Music Committee
- Donna Basile, Elementary Summer Conference Chairperson
- Ruth Breidenbach, Elementary Assistant
- Jeanne Gray, Committee Advisor
- Kim Kane, Early Childhood Chairperson
- Kerry Mero, CMC Chairperson
- Shana Davenport-Kohler, Elementary Winter Conference Chairperson
- Kathy Wakeman, Secondary Assistant
- Anthony Femino, Middle School Chairperson
- Laurence Tallman, High School Chairperson
What Resources are Available from the CMC?
Our newest publication, NY Sings! A Song List For and By New Yorkers, was published in the April 2016 issue of the School Music News. Click here to read more about it!
- Assessment in Classroom Music
- Classroom Music PEAK Festival Handbook
- Conference Workshop Proposal Application Form
- Consultant services- providing clinicians by area of expertise
- NY Sings! A Song List For and By New Yorkers