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Monday, July 31 • 9:30am - 11:00am
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For the last three years, I have infused modern band into my orchestras, concert bands, symphony, and choir. Nyasha has done the same with her Steel-Pan ensemble. We want to show music teachers who might be just starting out on their journey with modern band, or who have additional ensembles how to integrate modern band into these already established programs. By doing this, we hope to encourage teachers to work with the programs they are already successfully running, and include modern band instrumentation and methods in these ensembles to create rich musical experiences for students. 


In our session we will show you how to: 

1) Adapt modern band for their ensembles. 

2) Arrange modern band repertoire for alternative ensembles. 

3) Incorporate modern band teaching strategies into these ensembles. 

4) Include alternative instrumentation into the modern band setting.

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Catherine Plichta

NYC DOE, Park Place Community Middle School M.S. 266 • New York
Catherine Plichta is a graduate of New York University and is the founder of the music program at MS 266. As a teacher in the NYC Department of Education for the last eight years and a quarterfinalist in the 2016 and 2017 Grammy Awards for Music Education, she has worked to bring... Read More →
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Nyasha Rhoden

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Nyasha Rhoden is a professional flutist, pianist, steelpanist and music educator. From African-Caribbean parentage, Nyasha has performed with several top class musicians, steelband orchestras and New York Steelband Panorama champions, wind... Read More →

Monday July 31, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
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