Led by Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser, Conn-Selmer Institute is the preeminent event focused on music education. Held annually in Mishawaka, Indiana, sessions are focused on recruitment techniques, retention efforts, and topics not typically covered in collegiate education atmosphere. The Institute is designed for both new educators looking to further their development and seasoned educators looking to reconnect and become reinvigorated by their craft.
June 9th - 12th
Bethel College – Mishawaka, Indiana
College Student Tuition - $99.00 (excluding lodging)Music Teacher/Director Tuition - $199.00 (excluding lodging)
CSI STARTS SUNDAY, JUNE 9TH FIRST SESSION AT 2:00 PM
EVENT ENDS ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12TH AT 12:30 PM
AN UPDATED SCHEDULE OF EVENTS HAS BEEN POSTED ON THE 2013 CONN-SELMER INSTITUTE SCHEDULE PAGE - LINK ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THIS PAGE
Top 10 Reasons to Attend the Institute
1. The tuition fee.
2. The docket of clinics are presented by the icons/luminaries in our profession; the faculty is second-to-none. Because they are MASTER TEACHERS, they make themselves available AT ALL TIMES throughout the event, along with the popular one-on-one sessions.
3. How much would someone pay for a ticket to hear THE CANADIAN BRASS in concert? (They are with us not only as performers, but as colleagues.)
4. The networking possibilities are beyond measure; PRICELESS. (Many people have SIGNED CONTRACTS for a new job because of a relationship made during CSI. And with the music supervisor track being presented as part of the total docket, 30+ music administrators are ON SITE; they are *always* looking for people to fill the given positions in their schools.)
5. The Hal Leonard "reading band" is incredible. Bring your instrument and have a wonderful evening MAKING MUSIC.
6. The food at Conn-Selmer Institute is great (a huge understatement); it is plentiful and delectable! From Sunday evening to Wednesday morning, there are EIGHT/8 full-scale buffet meals served...but the BEST PART IS, you can enjoy a relaxed meal with many of your music education heroes and enjoy a chance to be learning more about them, and allow them to learn more about YOU.
7. Our partnering-exhibitors are key members of our Conn-Selmer family; they are available on A VERY PERSONAL BASIS...from having a meal with them (gratis), to spending large chunks of time discussing personal wants/needs, and, most importantly, creating lifelong relationships based on the one-on-one exchange.
8. INSTRUMENT MANUFACTURING EXPERTS: Everyone has the chance to visit the last major AMERICAN-MADE INSTRUMENT FACTORIES. Participants can sit and talk to THE EXPERTS from the Conn-Selmer staff; not a phone call, nor an email, nor a letter, but a personal face-to-face conversation with THE EXPERT.
9. The Conn-Selmer executive staff (including our President/CEO, John Stoner) is site to answer questions, hear personal stories, listen to suggestions, BE WITH THE PEOPLE...BE WITH YOU.
10. Conn-Selmer Institute is a culture of people who CARE, who SHARE, and who are committed to EXCELLENCE. Everyone is surrounded by THE BEST OF THE BEST.
A message from Richard Saucedo
Dear music colleagues,
As you all know, one of the most exciting moments for any teacher occurs when they have something NEW to pass on to their students that improves learning. To stay inspired, to have purpose, and to be empowered, we as music educators must CONSTANTLY improve our craft. Just as your computer needs "updates", we as teachers should continue to download the most current and up to date version of OURSELVES if we are destined to become and to remain "master teachers".
Last year was my first opportunity to attend the Conn-Selmer Institute. I presented clinics and workshops for music teachers of all experience levels, including many college music education majors. I was immediately taken back by the number of participants, over 350 of them! Many had traveled from the far reaches of the country to stretch their abilities and to find that next "spark" to propel them into the next teaching year.
To be brutally honest, I think I learned as much as did the participating directors during CSI. The time together during the clinics was wonderful, but even more so, the conversations during the breaks, at meals and at the end of the day were mind boggling! After just the first day, I was totally inspired to take my abilities to the next level! The collaboration that takes place at CSI will open up so many new ideas and fresh takes for your teaching, that you can't help but go back to school at the end of the summer feeling like a NEW you!
I cannot encourage you enough to spend some time with us at this summer's Conn-Selmer Institute! Much like the witches in the Musical "Wicked", you too will be changed "for good"! But I must warn you, you may actually have some FUN at this retreat for those of those that LOVE to LEARN!
Don't say to yourself, "I'll do it next year", but rather, make the choice NOW to start your 2013-14 school year recharged and empowered after a few days with your colleagues from around the country at CSI.
Hope you to see you all this summer! If you have any questions, PLEASE don't hesitate to email me!
Have a great second semester everyone!
Co-Chairman, William H. Duke Center for the Performing Arts at Carmel High School CHS Director of Bands
Our Keynote Speaker for 2013
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