Schedule

Here’s an outline of what we have planned for Modern Band Summit 2021. More details to come soon!


  • Keynote
  • Panel Discussion
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Community Events

Day 1

Staff Welcome

Band Lab for Beginners

Christopher Onze

Technology

They’re Coming Back!!

Rodney Dittmar

Classroom Management

DIY Songcharts

Steve Underhill

Classroom Management

Modern Band Within the Traditional Band

Joe Sensor

Traditional Mashup

Backing Tracks with Soundtrap Made Easy!

Schuyler Johnson

Technology

Welcome Lunch with Icebreakers & Friendmakers

Miranda Altman, Mary Claxton

Artist Keynote

Lzzy Hale

A Discussion with Little Kids Rock’s Black Music Educators Focus Group

National Teacher Experts

Retained Approaches from Pandemic Learning

National Arts Administrators

Sampling and Culturally Relevant Pedagogy

Will Mosley

Technology

Choice-Based Music for Upper Elementary

Heika Smith

Classroom Management

Getting Started with Modern Band

Jasmine Faulkner

Modern Band

Carribean Music in Modern Bandarts

Nyasha Rhoden

Modern Band

Words Can Change the World: Song Writing Session

Stefanie Sagaro

Songwriting

Open Mic Session

Steve Underhill, Veronica Underhill

Newbie Night

Scott Burstein, Spencer Hale, Sarah Ehly, Laura McCoy, Leo Park


Day 2

Percussion Wake-Up

Ollie Tunmer

Morning Wellness: Yoga

Rebecca Wizov, Megan Cullinane

Arabic Music and Modern Band

Mia Ibrahim

Modern Band

Kinder-2nd Best Practices Collaboration

Leslie Monahan

Modern Band

Copyright, Publishing, & Technology: AMA

John Mlynczak

Music Business

Creating Animated Music Videos with Scratch Coding

Tony Corallo

Technology

Infusing Modern Band Practices into String Orchestra

Leo Park

Traditional Mashup

Bring Artists Into Your Classroom!

Nadine Levitt

Technology

Artist Keynote

Pierce Freelon

Online Scavenger Hunt

Bryan Powell

Yes, You CAN Teach Hip Hop

Jessica Minarik

Hip Hop

Play Along With Me: You Can Make Them Too1

Kris Gilbert

Classroom Management

Trap Your Students – Soundtrap for all Learners

Briana DeWitt

Technology

Creating a Record Label to Showcase Student Work

Dan Black

Technology

pBuzz in General Music: Get Your Students Rocking!

Sarah Todd

Modern Band

Music Technology: Before, During, and After Remote Learning

Teacher Experts

Administrative Approaches to Fostering DEI in the Music Education Classroom

National Arts Administrators

Radical Healing: The Post-Pandemic Music Classroom

Ashley Shabankareh

DEI/Social

Rock Your Classroom Three Different Ways!

Rodney Dittmar, Diane Harris

Classroom Management

Let the Learners Lead: A Cultural Focus on PBL

Wanda Vasquez Garcia, Kelsey Gamza, Darlene Machacon

Technology

Only You! Can Promote Health and Injury Prevention

Kevin Duncan, Emily Gee

Classroom Management

Overstanding Hip Hop Education

Martha Diaz

Hip Hop

Trivia Party!

Melissa Bishop, Alicia Farmer, Bryan Powell

Play-Along Jam Session

Kris Gilbert, Carmella Berthia


Day 3

Percussion Wake-Up

Ollie Tunmer

Morning Wellness: Yoga

Rebecca Wizov, Megan Cullinane

Bridges or Barriers: Music in the Community and the Classroom

Brian Hardgroove, Christine Ohlman, Darryl McDaniels

Enable Your Students to Set and Reach Their Music Goals

Joe Campbell

Classroom Management

Play Wrong On Purpose: The Sound Effects Special

Veronica Underhill

Modern Band

Compose Together, Near or Far!

Kris Gilbert

Songwriting

Social Media and Music in the Age of COVID-19

Courtney Powers

Technology

Tech Tips for Teaching Fretboards and Music Theory

Rudy Barrientos

Technology

Virtual Band Watch Party

Joe Panganiban, Mary Claxton

Artist Keynote

Madame Gandhi

What’s New with Little Kids Rock Curriculum

Little Kids Rock Teaching & Learning Staff

Making the Band: Modern Band in the K-2 Classroom

Nicole Guimaraes

Modern Band

Soundtrap Mini-Projects You Can Do in One Day

Josh Cool

Technology

The Analog to Digital Experience

Yogi (Y?) Guyadin

Hip Hop

Creating Fun and Free Virtual Performances!

Diane Harris, Paul Busby

Technology

Modern Band Summit Closing Keynote

“What Did We Learn?” Discussion Group

Little Kids Rock Teacher Ambassadors