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Performing Arts Forum: Breakouts for Band, Chorus, Drama and Dance
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When: 2/8/2017
Where: Gerstell Academy
2500 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, Maryland  21048
United States

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This Performing Arts Gathering will have separate strands for Dance, Band/Orchestra, Drama and Choral Arts. It will also include a lunch and some informal time. 

Participants should bring 25 copies of their schedules and past programs. At a gathering earlier this year, we spend a lot of time talking about schedules and how they worked, so we thought it would be nice if everyone brought 25 copies of their schedules for others to see and take home.


9:30-10am: Welcome and Introductory

10-12am: General Question Session:

Curbing downward trends of enrollment in band/arts

Student motivation for kids who aren't interested in the arts

How do students juggle multiple arts/etc? How do you deal with limited space? How do you balance arts activities with ATHLETICS?

How to enforce attendance? Required arts? 

How to get more boys to participate?

How to get more money?

Performing Arts Teacher Contracts (how do schools handle?)


12-12:30pm: Lunch and optional: talk schedules

12:30-1pm: Stretch Break/Tour of campus

1-2:30pm: Break Out Session: Band/Orchestra, Choral, Drama and Dance

How do you grade?

How to introduce private lesson requirement? How to change an existing Private School culture? 

Creating STEAM based curriculum

Developing relationships with Feeder schools

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Registration Deadline Date: 2/1/17 (no refunds after this date)

AIMS member fee: $25

Nonmember fee: $35

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