Colorado Music Educators Association (CMEA) Conference 2021
January 27-30 – 2021
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Colorado ASTA is excited to welcome our CMEA Headliner Clinicians:
Soon Hee Newbold Mark Spieker
Live Synchronous Session: Live Synchronous Session:
"Addressing the Elephant in the Room: "The Right Finger on the Right Spot"
Navigating the Issues of Cultural Diversity
and Discrimination" “Good intonation is easy” he said, “you simply
put the right finger on the right spot!” This is
Soon Hee Newbold touches on some of the how a former professor explained this concept
hot topics of today and challenges some face to me. I had about ten years of experience
specifically in the music world. This is an open teaching strings and I knew the statement was
and safe forum for anyone to express their own oversimplified, but it wasn’t wrong.
thoughts and personal experiences and what This workshop is packed with my ideas for
we all can do to help each other moving forward. teaching intonation. Concepts covered will be
fingerboard mapping, hand frames, wiggle strings, and more. Bring your string instrument because this is “hands on” work.
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"The Magic of Music"
This is a philosophical talk designed to remind us of music’s magic in a child’s life. We often forget this basic truth and yet it will sustain us and keep us focused and motivated as we do this important work. Our students deserve the opportunity to discover music’s powerful magic and we are given the privilege to introduce them to it.