Weekly Notes 8/12/2021

Thursday, August 12, 2021 3:30 PM | Hannah Miller (Administrator)

Summer Conference 2021 – The Virtual Edition 2.0

Congratulations to the Summer Conference Committee led by Director of Summer Conference Eric Cadena and staffed by coordinators Helen Hansens and Amy Blevins for their work in presenting Summer Conference virtually to provide an excellent professional development opportunity. Appreciative acknowledgement of IT Manager Hannah Miller for her continuing support of this virtual event.  We also are grateful for our room hosts Brooke Arnold, Eliza Beutler, Bridgit Cook, Zach Everly and Erik Jacobson for assisting our presenters during their sessions.

Thank you to our dynamic presenters Jack Bertrand, Lindsay CieChanski, James Cumings, Amon Eady, Sara Emerson, Andrew Hathikhanavala, Brandon Johnson, Meagan Johnson, Phil Johnson, Robert Jordan, Carrie Ledet, Katie McInnis, Saleel Menon, Brennan Michaels, Jessica Nieuwkoop, Sarah Price, Angie Robbins-Badish, Jacob Salisbury, Todd Schreiber, Jed Scott, Jennifer Sengin, Megan Sinclair, Evan Stoor, Amy Voorhees, Margaret Winchell and Kyle Zeuch for adapting their sessions and working with us to help ensure effective content delivery. We appreciate everyone who attended the Conference and helped make this a meaningful learning and networking opportunity. 

Highlights included:

  • Superb Headliner sessions with Dr. Allen Hightower, Director of Choral Studies at the University of North Texas  

  • Exceptionally interesting and diverse breakout sessions

  • Thought provoking and inspiring remarks by Sarah Stockton, our Teacher of the Year

  • Generous and continuing support from our sponsors Educational Tours, Inc., Interlochen Center for the Arts, and Musical Resources 

  • Great conversation at the virtual mixer

  • 24 State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs) certified programming

Summer Conference content and SCECHs will be available until October 31, 2021.To register, visit MSVMA.org and click on the Professional Development tab.

MSVMA is searching for an Adjudication Scheduling Coordinator. This position is responsible for:
    - Planning and carrying out our Adjudication Clinic/Conference
    - Planning Adjudication In-services for new prospective adjudicators
    - Assigning adjudicators for District Choral Festivals, District S&E Festivals, and State S&E Festivals

This is a contracted 1099 position with MSVMA. We are looking for a professional with intimate knowledge of our adjudication processes and experience working with a large number of our adjudicators.

Please contact Executive Director, Erik Jacobson, by Friday, August 13th to be considered. 



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