Schedule

Here’s an outline of what we have planned for Modern Band Summit 2022. More details to come soon!


  • Keynote
  • Panel Discussion
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Community Events

Pre-Conference Day (July 12)

9:00 AM 3:00PM

Pre-Conference: Modern Band 101

9:00 AM 3:00PM

Pre-Conference: Modern Band 102

9:00 AM 3:00PM

Pre-Conference: Virtual Modern Band 101

Day 1 (July 13)

9:30 AM 10:15AM

Opening Keynote

10:30 AM 12:00PM

Breakout Sessions

Anti-Racism CRSE an SEL in the Classroom

Eric Williamson

Feel the Rhythm

Helping Students Achieve Personal Music Goals

Joseph Campbell

Intro to Pen Tap

Zanneta Kubajak

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

Nicole Guimaraes

Music Therapy and Modern Band

Mia Ibrahim, Ashley Shabankareh

Unlocking Student Creativity with Music Production

Mark Richardson

12:30 PM 1:30PM

Lunch & Virtual Student Concert

2:00 PM 3:30PM

Breakout Sessions

Creating Fun & Free Virtual Performances

Paul Busby, Diane Harris

Garageband Challenges

Jonathan Feulner

K-2 Modern Band, the Early Years

Jasmine Faulkner

Songs & Student Experiences: a DocSong Approach

Alexander Adams

We Don’t Talk About Bruno, Latin Music Beyond La

Wanda Vásquez Garcia

pBone in Modern Band

Richard Breske

4:00 PM 5:30PM

Curricular Keynote

7:00 PM 10:00PM

Teacher Kick-Off Jam at Washington’s

The Kick-Off Jam will tkae place off-campus at Washington’s Live Music Venue on July 13 at 7pm and this venue requires proof of vaccination or negative test for entry.


Day 2 (July 14)

9:00 AM 10:30AM

Breakout Sessions

Let’s Face It – These Past Two Years Have Been Rough – Let’s Write A Musical About It

Lauren Schwartz

You can Teach Mariachi with P-Trumpet at your Elementary School!

Ramon Rivera

Music for Moving the Goal Post: A Reflection

Alex Ramirez

PA System Setup (Virtual Only)

Paul Givalry

Queer Modern Band

Mia Ibrahim

Remix & Reharmonize with Soundtrap & Chord Player

Joshua Cool

Student Leadership in 1st-6th Grade Curricular Design

Andrea Donze Krein

We Are Eclectic: Increasing Cultural Sensitivity

T’Nai Burton

10:45 AM 11:30AM

Student Alumni Panel

Jayri Alvarez, Kelley Janae, Aléjandro Vilarrasa-Corriero

11:45 AM 12:15PM

Artist Presentation: Sheila E.

12:30 PM-1:30PM

Lunch & Trivia

2:00 PM 3:30PM

Breakout Sessions

Basic Guitar Repair

Rodney Dittmar

Cross Cultural Collaboration (Virtual Only)

Juan Losada

Diversify Your Latin Music Catalog and Styles

Rudy Barrientos

Shiela E. Workshop

Studio Creations-Soundtrap Composing and Remixing

Serena Dewey

The Music Menu: Demystifying Student Choice

Amberlynn Lane

Theory History & Composition for ALL Students

John Mlynczak

Transitioning Your Ukulele Group to Guitar

Tony Corallo

While My Guitar Gently Weeps: Guitar Repaid and Maintenance for Everyone

Rodney Dittmar

3:45 PM 4:30PM

Modern Band Changemakers Panel

Matt Edwards, EdD, Liz Guglielmo, Marcia McCaffrey, Scott Sheehan

4:45 PM 6:15 PM

Jam Sessions

8:00 PM 10:00PM

Chipper’s Bowling Community Event!


Day 3 (July 15)

9:00 AM 10:30AM

Breakout Sessions

Composition, Songwriting, and Tech, oh my!

Kris Gilbert

Enter the Cypher: Hip Hop Education for the Music Classroom (1 of 3)

Carla Becker, Doug Brown, Martha Diaz, Y? Guyadin, Jason Rawis, Ed.D, Toki Wright

Get Up Offa That Thing! Movement in K-5 classrooms

Ian Stillmunks

Orbas & Oddballs: Tools for Including All Learners

Kevin Droe, Ph.D.

Standards Based Rubric Design & Implementation

Zach Harris

Using Student Voice

Sondra Braetigam

Warm Ups, Pick or Fingers? Do both!

Glen McCarthy

10:45 AM 11:30AM

Music Education at the Speed of Music, Culture, Technology, and Industry

Joi Brown, Latasha Caterlow-Lalla, Nurit Smith, Imani Wilson

11:30 AM 12:15PM

State of Hip Hop Education

Carla Becker, Doug Brown, Martha Diaz, Y? Guadin, Jason Rawls, Ed.D, Toki Wright

12:30 PM 1:30PM

Lunch & Poster Session

1:45 PM-3:15PM

Breakout Sessions

Big Ear: Make A Song, Make A Game

Aviv Ben-Yehuda

Composing with Loops and Recording at any Level

Ana Maria Jaramillo

Drum Dreaming with Dave

Dave Wish

Enter the Cypher: Hop Hop Education for the Music Classroom (2 of 3)

Carla Becker, Doug Brown, Martha Diaz, Y? Guadin, Jason Rawls, Ed.D, Toki Wright

Keep on Keepin’ on

Rodney Dittmar, Diane Harris

Stage Presence Clinic

Scott Burstein, Mary Claxton

Strings N Things

Catherine Plichta

3:45 PM 5:15PM

Breakout Sessions

Battle of the Bands

Elizabeth Burchfield

Enter the Cypher: Hip Hop Education for the Music Classroom

Carla Becker, Doug Brown, Martha Diaz, Y? Guadin, Jason Rawls, Ed.D, Toki Wright

Essential Tech Tools for Recruitment and Retention

Elisa Jones

Process Teaching & Modern Band

LeslieAnne Bird

SWAT (Singing Wellness and Technology)

David Greenbaum

Scaffolding the Barre and Power Chord

Damien Dimas

Using pBuzz for SEL

Dorothy Pino

5:30 PM-6:00PM

Closing Keynote

7:00 PM 10:00PM

Celebratory Cookout!