Grammy Music Education Coalition, NAMM Host Nashville Music Tech Conference

The Grammy Music Education Coalition (GMEC) with funding from The NAMM Foundation is supporting the Metro Nashville Public Schools Music Technology Conference, a two-day gathering May 30-31 at Martin Luther King Magnet High School that offers relevant music education training, tools, recording technology equipment, sessions, and workshops for over 100 teachers.

Keynote speaker Professor Beverly Keel of Middle Tennessee State University’s Department of Recording Industry kicked off the conference today to engage teachers in an interactive discussion on preparing students for careers in music through 21st century trends and technology.

Following the keynote presentation, the Music Technology Conference will feature panel discussions and sessions on the basics of sound systems, student assessment software, Quaver Curriculum, technology for instrumental ensembles, best practices, and more from Belmont University speakers, as well as organizations like MusicFirst, Quaver Music, Romeo Music, and others. Teachers will get the chance to learn from individuals in the music industry how to incorporate these topics in their classrooms.

The conference builds off the work that GMEC has done in Nashville schools, such as helping fund a new recording studio. GMEC with The NAMM Foundation is also investing in Philadelphia schools with programs like DASH (Destined To Achieve Successful Heights) which brings innovative classes such as songwriting, music production, music business, publishing, and more to Philadelphia schools.

Music Technology Conference Topics:
  • Preparing Students for a Career in Music
  • Sound System and Recording Technology Basics
  • Free Web-Based Music Applications
  • MusicFirst Tech-Based Learning Management System
  • Educating the “Next Musician”
  • Digital and Online Assessments in the Music Classroom
  • K-12 Best Practices in Music Technology
  • Teaching Music in the Cloud
  • Quaver Music Curriculum
  • Technology in the Instrumental Music Classroom
  • Introduction to Digital Audio Workstations
  • Digital Learning Spaces in the Music Classroom

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