Category Archives: Technology

MER 10: Podcasting for Professional Development and Student Instruction

We discuss the role podcasting can play in student instruction in music and professional development for music educators. This is a companion podcast to our presentation at the 2012 ATMI/College Music Society Technology Pre-Conference in San Diego, CA November 14, 2012.

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MER 07: Music Technology and the General Music Classroom with Abbie Van Klompenberg

In this seventh episode we discuss how music technology can play a role in the general music classroom with Abbie Van Klompenberg, an outstanding music educator here in the Phoenix area. We discuss different pedagogical techniques she has used in her program, ways to develop lessons with technology, and strategies for getting started. Lots of great information from a great teacher.

Abbie recently wrote about her journey through the National Board Certification for the online music education publication Leading Notes.

About Abbie Van Klompenberg

Abbie Van Klompenberg
Abigail Van Klompenberg is a K-8 General Music and Choral teacher in the Littleton Elementary School District No. 65 (Avondale, Arizona). She earned her Bachelor’s in Music Education from Western Michigan University and her Master’s in Music Education from Arizona State University. Upon graduation from ASU, she was named Outstanding Graduate Student from the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts for her accomplishment in the field of music education.

In 2010, Mrs. Van Klompenberg authored and won the Wallace A. Denehy grant, providing funds to create a digital music and composition lab in her elementary general music classroom. Mrs. Van Klompenberg has presented at the local, state, and national level including the 2012 Arizona Music Education Association’s Conference and the 2011 Mountain Lake Colloquium for teachers of general music methods. Other academic interests include creativity through composition, integration of popular music and popular culture into the music classroom, and project-based learning.

You can follow Abigail on Twitter @namelesstweet.

MER 06: Music Technology, Band, and Building a Program with Dan Berard

Our guest for this episode was Dan Berard, Director of Bands at Fossil Ridge High School in Fort Collins, Colorado. We discussed how Dan has built a thriving band program at a brand new school and learned about how a program in music technology and media arts has helped the music at program reach more students, broaden the learning opportunities available, and enhance the musical experiences of all involved.

Some of the links mentioned in the show are listed below. Mr. Berard will be a featured speaker at this summer’s College Band Director’s National Conference Band Education Symposium at Arizona State University


MER 05: Preview of the 2012 CBDNA Band Education Symposium

In this episode we get a preview of the 2012 CBDNA Band Education Symposium at Arizona State University. We talk with ASU’s director of ensemble studies and host of the conference, Gary Hill, and CBDNA national president Eric Rombach-Kendall about new ideas in music education and what will be presented at the Summer Band Education Symposium.

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