Weekly Notes 6/11/2020

Friday, June 12, 2020 2:58 PM | Hannah Miller (Administrator)
Join us for the 48th Summer Conference! For the first time offered online, attendees will enjoy professional development sessions designed for vocal music educators of all levels. 

Registration Fees

Conference Pass $100

Student  $65

Retired/Emeritus  $65

1st Year Teacher  $65

For more information, visit http://www.msvma.org/summerconference.


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Ben Henri Wins Jeopardy Teachers Tournament

Ben Henri earned the title of Champion of the Jeopardy Teachers Tournament competing against two music teachers and taking home a check for $100,000. After taping the finale in February, he had to keep the outcome a secret--no easy feat with his inquisitive choir students. His middle school singers kept trying to trip him up with questions like “Did they give you a room to change your clothes in between games?” but Ben held his ground.  It made it easier when the stay-at-home order was issued. And the Jeopardy staff provided him suggested responses to those trying to find out the results of the game. Read more...


Congratulations, Ben!  You made us all proud!  We will look forward to watching you in the Tournament of Champions!

Submitted by Member Emeritus Wendy Treacher

You are invited for a time to connect with other MSVMA members! Each Monday, we would like to meet together to talk about whatever is on your mind about your program, what inspired recently, questions about...well, anything! MSVMA has always been a great place for community and supporting one another as vocal music teachers. It’s important that we maintain our community in this time of change. Head over to the MSVMA Discussion Group on Facebook for the link that will be posted each Monday! Hope to see you there! 

If you have any questions, please email Adam Wurst (WurstAda@APSFalcons.netor Kathy Cunningham (kathycunningham@msvma.org).

Submitted by Adam Wurst 
"A Community Well" Choral Rubric Curriculum

MSVMA members are working together to create a curriculum resource that can be used to teach the MSVMA Choral Performance Rubric in a variety of learning environments: In the classroom, online, or a hybrid model. You are invited to share your ideas for teaching Tone Quality, Pitch, Rhythm, Diction, Interpretation, and Presentation. Below is a great introduction video by Sarah Stockton (Walled Lake Western HS)! For more information, click here.

If you have any questions, please email Adam Wurst (WurstAda@APSFalcons.net) or Sarah Stockton
Submitted by Adam Wurst


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