District Spring Conference

Guest Speaker: Melody Bober
Friday, April 16, 2021
Meeting ID: 856 4863 1906 Password: CEOMTA
Please RSVP Here: https://forms.gle/DUyvrycQmxJfLD18A

Conference Schedule
  9:30-10:00 Membership Meeting
10:00-10:10 Door Prizes, Introduction of Guest Speaker
10:10-11:00 Melody Bober – Practice Tips and Exercises for Musicians
11:00-11:10 Door Prizes
11:10-12:30 Melody Bober -Teaching Composition 101 / Masterclass

We invite students who wish to participate in the Conference Masterclass to send a video performance of their original composition or of an intermediate/advanced level Bober piece. Participating students will be required to attend the composition portion of the conference so Mrs. Bober can interact directly with them. Teachers should contact the conference chairs with students who wish to participate and will then receive a link to upload their video via Google Drive. The deadline to submit student videos is April 1. Due to workshop time constraints, video submissions may be limited. Thank you for understanding.

Our Guest Speaker Melody Bober
A dynamic clinician and innovative composer, Melody is in great demand at conventions and workshops for music teachers. As a composer, her goal is to create exciting and motivational piano pieces that foster students’ understanding and love of music. Her beautiful melodies and challenging pieces are strong teaching tools, and also promote a life-long interest, understanding, and appreciation for music. Pedagogy, ear training, musical expression, and fostering compositional skills in her students are fundamentals of Bober’s teaching.

Melody graduated with highest honors from the University of Illinois with a degree in music education and later received a Masters of Arts degree in piano performance from Minnesota State University. Melody credits much of her success to her influential teachers who include Joel Shapiro and Andrew Froelich (piano), Mary Hoffman (music education), and Tony Caramia (jazz).

In addition to teaching piano in her private studio, Melody has been active in music education for over 25 years through public school teaching and at the university level. She is also an active church pianist and performs in numerous regional events. She resides in Minnesota with her husband Jeff.

Conference Chairs
Ashley Wise wisenotesmusic@gmail.com // Theresa Murphy tmurphypiano@gmail.com
If you have any questions regarding the conference please contact conference co-chairs.
If you wish to present anything at the member meeting, please contact our President, Andrea Keil, at ceohiomta@gmail.com by April 1.

Updated March 3, 2021